Passing of Intel’s Andy Grove Felt across the IEEE Electron Devices Society

Andrew S. Grove, Intel’s legendary co-founder and former CEO, passed away on March 21, 2016 at the age of 79. He was one of the giants of the semiconductor industry who helped to bring about the Digital Computer age.

Grove was a businessman, engineer, author, and a technology pioneer in the Semiconductor industry. He 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. He was Time’s 1997 Man of the Year who was known for his innovative approach to corporate strategy and leadership that continue to influence prominent thinkers and companies around the world. He inspired generations of technologists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.

Grove was both an astute engineer and a careful student of business management. To Electron Devices community, his book, Physics and Technology of Semiconductor Devices, is one of the pioneering publications in microelectronics device and process engineering. And, his books High Output Management and Only the Paranoid Survive remain as some of the most highly regarded management books.

Samar Saha
IEEE EDS President