September 2, 1936
|Died||March 21, 2016 (aged 79)|
|Cause of death||Complications from Parkinson's disease|
|Education||City College of New York, B.S. chemical engineering, 1960|
University of California, Berkeley Ph.D., 1963
|Occupation||Former COO, Chairman and CEO, currently senior advisor|
|Known for||CEO of Intel Corporation. First COO and third employee, 1968|
|College textbook, Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices (1967) |
Management book, Only the Paranoid Survive, (1999)
|Spouse(s)||Eva Kastan (1958-present; 2 children)|
|Awards||J 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.
Biography[change | change source]
Andrew Grove was born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1936 to a Jewish family. 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.
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]
- Grove received honorary degrees from the City College of New York (1985), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1989) and Harvard University (2000).
- In 2004, the Wharton School of Business recognized him as the "Most Influential Business Person of the Last 25 Years."
- Strategic Management Society's Lifetime Achievement Award (2001)
- IEEE Medal of Honor (2000)
- Time Magazine's Man of the Year (1997)
- "1997 Technology Leader of the Year", IndustryWeek.com, December 15, 1997
- Chief Executive's CEO of the Year (1997)
- Medal of Achievement from the American Electronics Association (1993)
- IEEE Engineering Leadership Recognition Award (1987)
- Franklin Institute Certificate of Merit (1975)
References[change | change source]
- Gaither, Chris (2001-11-12). "Andy Grove's Tale of His Boyhood in Wartime". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-02-19.
- Movers and Shakers: the 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business, Basic Books (2003), pp. 205–207.
- Koven, Steven G.; Gotzke, Frank. American Immigration Policy: Confronting the Nation's Challenges, Springer Science (2010), p. 81.
- Strategic Management Society – Home Archived September 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
- "IEEE Medal of Honor Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
- Isaacson, Walter (1997-12-29). "TIME: Man Of The Year". Time. Archived from the original on 2010-12-21. Retrieved 2015-09-14.
- "1997 Technology Leader of the Year", IndustryWeek.com, December 15, 1997.
- CEO of the year 1997 Archived 2016-04-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- "David Packard Medal of Achievement — Previous Winners (1959 to Present)". TechAmerica Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved March 14, 2011.
- "IEEE Ernst Weber Engineering Leadership Recognition Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved November 20, 2010.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Andrew Grove at Wikimedia Commons
- Biography from Intel.com
- Biography at IEEE
- Book homepages - Swimming Across, High Output Management Archived 2008-12-10 at the Wayback Machine, Only the Paranoid Survive Archived 2008-12-10 at the Wayback Machine,
- The Life and Times of an American
- TIME: Man of the year Archived 2010-12-21 at the Wayback Machine
- Andy Grove's Ambitious Conversions Goals at Plug-In 2008.
- Andrew Grove: High Output Management Archived 2013-05-10 at the Wayback Machine.