Andrew S. Grove Biography
Andrew S. Grove was born in Budapest, Hungary on September 2, 1936. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1960 with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963. Upon
graduation, he joined the Research and Development Laboratory of Fairchild
Semiconductor and became Assistant Director of Research and Development in 1967.
In July 1968, Dr. Grove participated in the founding of Intel Corporation. In
1979 he was named its President, and in 1987 he was named Chief Executive
Officer. In May 1997 he was named Chairman and CEO, and in May 1998 he
relinquished his CEO title and remains as Chairman of the Board.
Dr. Grove has written over 40 technical papers and holds several patents on
semiconductor devices and technology. For six years he taught a graduate course
in semiconductor device physics at the University of California, Berkeley. He
currently is a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business,
teaching a course entitled Strategy and Action in the Information Processing
Dr. Grove has received many honorary academic degrees, including an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the City College of New York (1985), an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (1989) and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard University (2000).
His first book, Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices
(John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1967) has been used at many leading universities in
the United States. His book, High Output Management (Random House, 1983
and Vintage, 1985) has been translated into eleven languages, and has recently
been updated and reissued by Vintage Books. His book titled, One-on-One With
Andy Grove, was published by G.P. Putnam's Sons in June, 1987 and Penguin
in 1989. His book, Only the Paranoid Survive, was published by
Doubleday in September of 1996. His autobiography, Swimming Across, was published in 2001. 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.
Dr. Grove has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the National
Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of many industry awards, including
the IEEE Engineering Leadership Recognition award (1987), and the AEA Medal of
Achievement award (1993). In 1997 he received the Technology Leader of the Year
award from Industry Week, the CEO of the Year award from CEO magazine, and Man
of the Year award from Time magazine. In 1998 Dr. Grove was named Distinguished
Executive of the Year by the Academy of Management, and received the IEEE 2000
Medal of Honor award.
This biography was last updated on 06/08/2009.
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