Andrew Grove

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Andrew S. “Andy” Grove (1936-2016) was a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, and pioneer in the semiconductor industry. Born András István Gróf into a Jewish family in Budapest, he survived the Holocaust as a child, escaped in 1956 from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20 and moved to the United States where he finished his education, earning a bachelor’s degree from City College in New York in 1960, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963, both in chemical engineering.

He was one of the three founders of Intel in 1968 and its CEO from 1987 until 1998: during that time, Intel grew from 19,200 to 64,500 employees and from $4 billion to $197 billion in market capitalization.

In 1997, Grove was named
Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” for his key role in the growth in power of microchips and their innovative potential. After he was diagnosed in 2000 with Parkinson’s disease, he became a contributor to several foundations sponsoring research towards a cure.

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