San Jose, CA – The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) offers congratulations to Gordon Moore for being honored as a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. The Medal of Freedom will be awarded at a White House ceremony in July.
“SIA and the semiconductor industry are honored that one of our own, Gordon Moore, is receiving our country’s highest civilian award for his many contributions to the semiconductor industry and the technology revolution that is improving the standard of living for people throughout the world,” stated George Scalise, SIA president. ” Moore, co-founder of Intel, was instrumental in the development of the microprocessor which has dramatically changed the way we live, work, communicate and play.”
In 1945, President Harry Truman established the Medal of Freedom to recognize civilians for their service during World War II, and in 1963, it was re-established by President John F. Kennedy to honor distinguished service to the nation.
In addition to Gordon Moore, other prominent persons to be honored by receiving this medal from President Bush include Hank Aaron, Bill Cosby, Placido Domingo, Peter Drucker, Katherine Graham, D.A. Henderson, Irving Kristol, Nelson Mandela, Nancy Reagan, Fred Rogers, and A.M. Rosenthal.