The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation ( today announced the election of a new Trustee to its Board, Paul Gray, Ph.D. His election to the Foundation's Board of Trustees is effective March 20, 2008.

According to Steve McCormick, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation president, “We are delighted that Paul has accepted our invitation to serve as a Foundation Trustee. His long experience and leadership in science, business and academia make him an ideal addition to our board.”  

Gray is currently Professor in the Graduate School and holds the Andrew S. Grove Chair in Electrical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.  He has also held several other posts at UC Berkeley, including Director of the Electronics Research Laboratory (1985-86), Vice-Chairman of the EECS Department for Computer Resources (1988-90), Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (1990-93), and Dean of the College of Engineering (1996-2000), and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, 2000-2006.

In 1969 Gray joined the Research and Development Laboratory, Fairchild Semiconductor, Palo Alto, California, where he was involved in the application of new technologies for analog integrated circuits, including power integrated circuits and data conversion circuits. In 1971 he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley. His research interests during this period included bipolar and MOS circuit design, electro thermal interactions in integrated circuits, device modeling, telecommunications circuits, and analog-digital interfaces in VLSI systems. He has also served during leaves from Berkeley as Project Manager for Telecommunications Filters at Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, and as Director of CMOS Design Engineering at Microlinear Corporation, San Jose, CA.  

Gray has served or is serving as member of several Boards of Directors including Microlinear Corporation, Level One Communications, and Marvell Technology Group. He has received numerous technical achievement and education awards, including the IEEE Solid-State Circuits Award; the National Outstanding Researcher Award from the Semiconductor Industry Association; the IEEE James H. Mulligan, Jr. Education Medal; and the ASEE Benjamin Garver Lamme Award.  He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Bucharest in Romania and from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Gray received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, in 1963, 1965, and 1969, respectively.

About the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, established in 2000, seeks to advance environmental conservation and scientific research around the world and improve the quality of life in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more information, visit


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