ANDREW GROVE Biography - Famous Scientists


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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 written over 40 technical papers and holds several patents     
on semiconductor devices and technology. He taught a graduate course in       
semiconductor device physics at the University of California, Berkeley       
for six years. He currently is a lecturer at the Stanford University         
Graduate School of Business, teaching a course entitled "Strategy and         
Action in the Information Processing Industry".                               
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).                         
His first book, /Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices/ has         
been used at many leading universities in the United States. His books       
on managing include /High Output Management/ (1983), /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 has been elected a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the           
National Academy of Engineering. He is the recipient of 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 was named "Man of the Year" award by 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       
in 2000. In 2001 he was named as the recipient of the Lifetime               
Achievement Award from the Strategic Management Society. In 2004, Dr.         
Grove was honored as the Most Influential Business Person in the Last         
Twenty-Five Years by the Wharton School of Business and the Nightly           
Business Report. That same year, he received the Ernest C. Arbuckle           
Award from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.               
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.