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.
He has served as Patient Advocate at UCSF and was National Chair of the Campaign for UCSF. He was a member of the board for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. Dr. Grove is an advisor to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. He heads the Grove Foundation, a private philanthropic organization and focuses on supporting research on Parkinson’s Disease.