26 Facts About Andrew Grove


Andrew Grove escaped from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20 and moved to the United States, where he finished his education.

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Andrew Grove was the third employee and eventual third CEO of Intel, transforming the company into the world's largest semiconductor company.

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Andrew Grove has been called the "guy who drove the growth phase" of Silicon Valley.

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Andrew Grove's father was arrested and taken to an Eastern Labor Camp to do forced labor and was reunited with his family only after the war.

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Andrew Grove later changed his name to the anglicized Andrew S Grove.

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Andrew Grove summarized his first twenty years of life in Hungary in his memoirs:.

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Andrew Grove earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the City College of New York in 1960.

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Andrew Grove joined on the day of its incorporation, although he was not a founder.

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Andrew Grove worked initially as the company's director of engineering, and helped get its early manufacturing operations started.

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Andrew Grove was appointed Intel's president in 1979, CEO in 1987, and then chairman of the board in 1997.

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In May 1998 Andrew Grove relinquished the post of CEO to Craig Barrett, as Andrew Grove had been diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years earlier, though he remained chairman until November 2004.

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Since then Andrew Grove remained at Intel as a senior advisor, and has been a lecturer at Stanford University.

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Andrew Grove reflected back upon Intel's growth through the years:.

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Andrew Grove is credited with having transformed Intel from a manufacturer of memory chips into the world's dominant producer of microprocessors for PC, servers, and general-purpose computing.

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Andrew Grove helped create the Intel Architecture Laboratory in Oregon to ensure that software was developed in time to take advantage of their new microprocessors.

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Andrew Grove became known for his guiding motto: "Only the paranoid survive, " and wrote a management book with the same title.

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Andrew Grove explained the causes and effects of many business's growth plans:.

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Andrew Grove was in the minority of high-tech leaders when he advocated taxing internet sales made to other states: "I don't think electronic commerce needs federal or state subsidies in terms of tax advantages, " he told a Congressional committee in 2000.

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Andrew Grove wrote over 40 technical papers and held several patents on semiconductor devices.

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Andrew Grove wrote Only the Paranoid Survive, a business book, whose core message is that a company in pursuit of a stronger competitive advantage never rests.

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Andrew Grove taught graduate computer physics courses at the University of California, Berkeley and the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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In 2005, Andrew Grove made the largest donation that the City College of New York has ever received.

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Andrew Grove was instrumental, as a key fundraiser, in establishing the University of California, San Francisco's Mission Bay Campus, the largest ongoing biomedical construction project in the world.

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Andrew Grove promoted general surgery initiatives and supported various obstetrics and gynecology research programs.

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Andrew Grove was a longtime member of the International Rescue Committee, along with being one of its overseers and a member of its board of directors.

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Andrew Grove was the founding supporter of the IRC's Pathways to Citizenship program.

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