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 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 Industry."
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 latest book, Swimming Across, was published in November, 2001 by Time Warner Books. 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. In 2001, he was named as the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Strategic Management Society.