Andrew Grove

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Andrew Grove
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András Gróf

(1936-09-02)September 2, 1936
DiedMarch 21, 2016(2016-03-21) (aged 79)
Cause of deathComplications from Parkinson's disease
EducationCity College of New York, B.S. chemical engineering, 1960
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D., 1963
OccupationFormer COO, Chairman and CEO, currently senior advisor
Intel Corporation
Known forCEO of Intel Corporation. First COO and third employee, 1968
Notable work
College textbook, Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices (1967)
Management book, Only the Paranoid Survive, (1999)
Spouse(s)Eva Kastan (1958-present; 2 children)
AwardsJ J Ebers Award (1974)
Time Man of the Year, 1997
CEO of the Year, CEO magazine, 1997

Andrew Stephen "Andy" Grove (András István Gróf, 2 September 1936 – 21 March 2016), was a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and author. He was a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry.

He escaped from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20 and moved to the United States where he finished his education. He later became CEO of Intel Corporation and helped transform the company into the world's largest manufacturer of semiconductors. As a result of his work at Intel, along with his books and professional articles, Grove had a considerable influence on electronics manufacturing industries worldwide. Andrew Grove has been called the "guy who drove the growth phase" of Silicon Valley.[1]

Biography[change | change source]

Andrew Grove was born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1936 to a Jewish family.[2] When he was eight, the Nazis occupied Hungary and deported nearly 500,000 Jews to concentration camps. To avoid being arrested, Grove and his mother took on false identities and were sheltered by friends.[2]

During the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, when he was 20, Andrew emigrated to the United States. In 1960 he received a bachelor's degree in chemical technology from the City College, New York. . In 1963, Grove received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Career[change | change source]

In 1968, Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore co-founded Intel, after they and Grove left Fairchild Semiconductor. Grove joined on the day of its incorporation, although it was not a founder according to the company. In 1979 he became Intel president, in 1987 its executive director, and in 1997 its executive director and chairman of the board of directors. In May 1998, Grove resigned as CEO, remaining chairman of the board.

Honors and awards[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Gaither, Chris (2001-11-12). "Andy Grove's Tale of His Boyhood in Wartime". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Movers and Shakers: the 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business, Basic Books (2003), pp. 205–207.
  3. Koven, Steven G.; Gotzke, Frank. American Immigration Policy: Confronting the Nation's Challenges, Springer Science (2010), p. 81.
  4. Strategic Management Society – Home Archived September 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  5. "IEEE Medal of Honor Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
  6. Isaacson, Walter (1997-12-29). "TIME: Man Of The Year". Time. Archived from the original on 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
  7. "1997 Technology Leader of the Year",, December 15, 1997.
  8. CEO of the year 1997 Archived 2016-04-04 at the Wayback Machine.
  9. "David Packard Medal of Achievement — Previous Winners (1959 to Present)". TechAmerica Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
  10. "IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved November 20, 2010.

Other websites[change | change source]

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