Moore's Law, the 40-year-old prediction that computer chip performance would double every year or two, may have found a place in history as an accurate forecast. Original copies of the declaration, however, are lost. And a hunt on eBay has begun.
Intel Corp. has posted a $10,000 reward for an original copy, in mint condition, of the April 19, 1965, issue of Electronics, the technical publication in which Intel's founder, Gordon Moore, made his famous forecast.
Electronics magazine is now defunct, and Intel, the world's largest chip maker, has no copy. Moore, now Intel's chairman emeritus, lent out his copy and lost track of it, said Howard High, an Intel spokesman.