Andrew Stephen “Andy” Grove was born on September 2, 1936, and died on March 21, 2016.
He was a Hungarian-born American businessman, engineer, author and a science pioneer in the semiconductor industry.
Grove had escaped from Communist-controlled Hungary at the age of 20 and moved to the United States where he finished his education.
Andrew was among one of the founders and the CEO of Intel Corporation, who were helping transform the company into the world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductors.
The conclusion of his work at Intel, along with his books and professional articles, Grove had a considerable influence on the management of modern electronics manufacturing industries worldwide.
Grove has been called the “guy who drove the growth phase” of Silicon Valley.
At Steve Jobs, when he was considering returning to be Apple’s CEO, called Grove, who was someone he “idolized,” for his personal advice.
The Time magazine chose him as “Man of the Year”, in 1997 for being “the person most responsible for the amazing growth in the power and the innovative potential of microchips.”.
Critics noted that by his accomplishments at Intel alone, he “merits a place alongside the great business leaders of the 20th century.”
During 2000, Grove was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and was a contributor to several foundations that sponsor research towards a cure.
Andrew Grove passed away at 79 yrs old.