Andrew Grove, former Chairman and CEO of Intel, passed away on 21 March 2016. He was 79 and he has been battling Parkinson’s disease for years.
- Andrew Stephen Grove, also known as Andy, was a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and author.
- He 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.
- He was also referred to as the‘guy who drove the growth phase’ of Silicon Valley
- In 1995, he was awarded with the 1st Annual Heinz Award in Technology, the Economy and Employment
- In 1997, he was chosen as theTime Magazine’s Man of the Year
- He went on to become Intel’s president in 1979, CEO in 1987 and chairman from 1997 to 2005
- Intel’s sales grew 13-fold during his tenure as CEO, from nearly $2 billion to $26 billion
In 2000, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.Grove’s book “Only the Paranoid Survive” is still very popular in the business management world