Recalling Intel's Early "Nightmares"

Chairman Andy Grove talks about the outfit's journey from shaky startup to chipmaking titan, and the spirit at the heart of innovation

In the tech world, few people are better known than Intel (INTC ) Chairman Andy Grove. Once dubbed Time's Man of the Year, Grove's iron will and visionary thinking helped the chipmaker survive many scrapes. Within a year, he's expected to step down as chairman and become chairman emeritus.

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