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Andrew Grove
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András Gróf

(1936-09-02)September 2, 1936
Budapest, Hungary
Died March 21, 2016(2016-03-21) (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
Intel Corporation
Known for CEO 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)
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.


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.


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

  • 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",, 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)

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