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Andy Grove, Valley Veteran Who Founded Intel, Dies at 79

  • Escaped Eastern Europe strife to start new life on West Coast
  • Giant of technology world 'epitomized America at its best'
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Andy Grove, Former Intel Chairman and CEO, Dies at 79

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Andy Grove, who escaped the ruins of postwar Europe to become one of the architects of Silicon Valley’s growth into the world’s center of technology creation, died Monday. He was 79.

“We are deeply saddened by the passing of former Intel Chairman and CEO Andy Grove,” Intel Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich said in a statement on the company’s website. “Andy made the impossible happen, time and again, and inspired generations of technologists, entrepreneurs, and business leaders.”