Andrew S. Grove (1936-2016)

March 22nd, 2016 by Benj Edwards

Andrew S. Grove, Former CEO of IntelIn Memoriam: Andrew S. Grove (1936-2016),
Former President, CEO, and Chairman of Intel

Few tech executives have had as monumental an impact on the computer industry as Andy Grove, who passed away yesterday at the age of 79. His stewardship of Intel marked a period of astounding success and growth for the company, including establishing the firm’s x86 microprocessors as a de facto standard for the PC industry — a legacy that continues today. May he rest in peace.

3 Responses to “Andrew S. Grove (1936-2016)”

  1. Adam Hall Says:

    Horrible individual.

  2. D.D. Says:

    @Adam Hall: Based on what? I read through his Wikipedia entry as well as a few articles, but the worst I could find is that he believed in “constructive confrontation” within a company. Not a management style I’d want to deal with, but it’s also not anywhere *near* bad enough to label the guy a “horrible individual.”

  3. Brian Cann Says:

    I was born in the 60s & worked in tech for 30 years. Grove was one of the pioneers of the personal computing industry & was the one who made the gutsy call for Intel to get out of making RAM throw its weight behind microprocessors. That saved the company & tens of thousands of present & future jobs.

    I read his book, High Output Management, and thought it was very good. Instead of being full of grandiose & vague ideas, it had practical tips that were useful on a daily basis.

    I didn’t know him personally & never worked for Intel, but I respect his accomplishments as a businessman. RIP.

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