Andrew Grove

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Dr. Andrew Stephen Grove (born September 2 1936 in Budapest, Hungary) is an American businessman. He participated in the founding of Intel Corporation and was a key driving force in its rapid success.

Grove was born "Gróf András" (note: in Hungary, the family name comes first), and growing up he was known to friends as "Andris". In 1956, during the Hungarian Revolution, he left his home and family under the cover of night, and emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York in 1957.

He earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the City College of New York in 1960, graduating at the head of his class. After settling in California, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963.

Grove worked at Fairchild Semiconductor before becoming the fourth employee at the nascent Intel Corporation. He became Intel's president in 1979, its CEO in 1987, and its Chairman and CEO in 1997. He relinquished his CEO title in May 1998 and remained Chairman of the Board until November, 2004. Grove continues his work at Intel as a senior advisor.

Grove and his wife Eva were married in 1958 and have two daughters.

Books and other writings

An author of articles in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, he has written a weekly column on management which was carried by several newspapers, and a column on management for Working Woman magazine.



  • "When TV first came, people tried to look at it as a radio with pictures. We're at the stage now where the Internet is TV with poor connections." (August 2001)
  • "Only the paranoid will survive"

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