Andrew Grove

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Andrew GroveName: Andrew (Andy) Stephen Grove

Born: September 2, 1936, in Budapest, Hungary

Death: March 21, 2016 (Age: 79)

Computer-related contributions

  • Hungarian-born Jewish-American businessman, engineer, author, and a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry.
  • Former CEO of Intel Corporation and a pioneering figure in transforming the company into a giant. During his tenure as CEO, Grove oversaw an increase in Intel's stock value by 2,400%, making it one of the world's most valuable companies.
  • He has been called the "guy who drove the growth phase" of Silicon Valley.
  • Grove played a key role in negotiating with IBM to use only Intel microprocessors in all their new personal computers.

Significant publications

  • Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices.
  • Strategy Is Destiny: How Strategy-Making Shapes a Company's Future.
  • Strategic Dynamics: Concepts and Cases.

Honors and awards

  • Time Man of the Year (1997).
  • CEO of the Year, CEO magazine, (1997).


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