Andrew S. Grove was born in Budapest, Hungary in 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. He stepped down as Chairman in May 2005, and remains Senior Advisor.
Dr. Grove has received 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).
One-on-One With Andy Grove (1987), Only the Paranoid Survive (1996), and Strategic Dynamics: Concepts and Cases, co-authored by Robert A. Burgelman, (2005). 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 is a Board member for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. At the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), he is Patient Advocate, and National Chair of the Campaign for UCSF. He is also actively involved in the Grove Foundation, a private philanthropic organization.
Grove and his wife, Eva, were married for 58 years and had two daughters and eight grandchildren.more » « less