I know he had a long and wonderful life, but I think we all owe a thanks to Gordon Moore who passed away at age 94.
IMO It was his predictions on the increase in the transitors on chips that led to a self fulilling prophecy that drove innovation and development in the semiconductor industry.
Moore’s Law has proven to be fairly accurate over a very long time and is the driving force behind creative engineers working to keep the string going of incremental improvements.
We are all the beneficiaries of his vision with our supercomputers in our pockets and global communications.
RIP Gordon Moore and Thank you!