Intel Former CEO Andrew S. Grove Passed Away 1936 - 2016


SANTA CLARA, Calif, March 21, 2016 – Intel announced that the company’s former CEO and Chairman Andrew S. Grove passed away today at the age of 79.
Present at Intel’s 1968 founding with Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, Andy Grove became Intel’s President in 1979 and CEO in 1987. He served as Chairman of the Board from 1997 to 2005. Both during his time at Intel and in retirement, Grove was one of the most influential figures in technology and business, writing best-selling books and widely cited articles, and speaking out on an array of prominent public issues.
Grove and his wife, Eva, were married for 58 years and had two daughters and eight grandchildren.
While leading Intel and in retirement, Grove was active in philanthropy and public advocacy for issues deeply personal to him. Diagnosed with prostate cancer, he authored a 1996 cover story in Fortune that explained his decision to undergo an unconventional, but ultimately successful treatment. He contributed to Parkinson’s research and urged the medical community to more efficiently study the disease, from which he suffered. He provided $26 million to the City College of New York to help establish the Grove School of Engineering, and made countless generous gifts to a wide variety of charitable causes.
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