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Gordon Moore, a chip pioneer who set the stage for Google, Apple

Intel co-founder's prediction on chip innovation guided Silicon Valley

Gordon Moore holds a silicon wafer at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California, in 2005.    © AP

TOKYO -- Six decades ago, Gordon Moore accurately predicted the pace of computer chip advances that would transform modern life. 

By doing so, the co-founder and former chairman of Intel, who died Friday at age 94, set the stage for the rise of Big Tech.

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