Intel: Way Out In Front,But The Footsteps Are Getting Louder

Four years ago, when Andrew S. Grove was promoted from president to chief executive officer of Intel Corp., he told Chairman Gordon E. Moore that he planned to retire at 55. Moore scoffed that the 55 retirement age was like the 55 mph speed limit--a number few people stick to. Moore was right. Grove will be 55 in September, but he's not going anywhere. The CEO has a new goal: the transformation of 22-year-old Intel from a personal computer chipmaker into the dominant semiconductor supplier to the entire computer industry. "I'm in a new job," Grove says. "We have to understand things that we didn't even know how to spell a year ago."

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