Intel's Moore donates $12.5 million to Cambridge University

Personal donation will fund science and high tech library

Gordon Moore, the co-founder of the Intel Corporation, has donated $12.5 million out of his personal wealth to fund a library at Cambridge University. Cambridge is building a £45 million site and Moore's money will be used to help finance a science library, according to UK newspaper The Financial Times. Last year, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates gave $20 million to Cambridge University to fund a science laboratory. According to the FT, Stephen Hawking, author of A Brief History of Time, will donate his archives to the library. ®