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Charles Roberts Moore
March 13, 1961 ~ April 29, 2012
Resident of Saratoga, CA and Austin, TX
Adored husband of Donna Harvick Moore and beloved father of Elizabeth Ashlee Moore. Son of father Joseph William Moore (Lu), and the late Nancy Allott Moore. Brother to Joeb (Jennifer) Moore, and John (Kristin) Moore, and sister Betsy (Michael) Juliano, Son-in-law to Don and Bette Harvick, and Brother-in-law to John Micheal Harvick. Treasured by his nieces, nephews and many friends.
Chuck achieved a long and distinguished career not only as a technology innovator and visionary, but also as a mentor and leader. He spent a large part of his career working at IBM on computer chips based on the POWER architecture. During this time Chuck completed a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas (UT) at Austin. He continued at IBM as Chief Engineer and project co-lead for the PowerPC 601 Microprocessor, and eventually led the POWER4 Chip Architecture project. He was also elected to the IBM Academy of Technology and was named an IBM Master Inventor.
In 2001 Chuck decided to venture out of his comfort zone to work at a startup, Chicory Systems, and after acquisition by Parthus Technologies (of Dublin, Ireland) in May 2001, became Vice President of Engineering.
Next he accepted a position as a Senior Research Fellow back at UT, where his work focused on scalable computer architectures and helped bridge technology innovation back into industry.
Then, in 2004, Chuck returned to the corporate world working for AMD in California, where he served as Chief Engineer of AMD's next-generation microprocessor core ("Bulldozer"), and achieved the final position of Corporate Fellow. As Technology Group CTO and Chairman of the Technology Advisory Board (TAB) Chuck was instrumental in setting AMD's technology and product direction.
In addition to being granted 31 US patents, with several others pending, Chuck was highly active in industry organizations like IEEE and ACM, and the annual Hot Chips symposium held at Stanford University.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 3rd at Alameda Family Funeral Home in Saratoga, CA at 5:00 PM, followed immediately by a celebration of life reception at the Saratoga Foothill Club. An additional memorial service will be held in Austin, Texas at a future time.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (http://www.pancan.org).
Life is short. Do what you love and do it often.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times from May 2 to May 3, 2012
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