Andy Grove passes on at 79

The Silicon Valley founding father and tech visionary who turned Intel into the world's largest chip company has died aged 79.

Andy Grove, whose youth spent under Nazi occupation and escape from the Iron Curtain inspired an 'only the paranoid survive' philosophy that saved Intel from financial ruin, passed away Monday, according to the company.

Grove was instrumental in building Intel into the world's largest chip company during his 37-year career there, had suffered from Parkinson's disease. He also suffered from prostate cancer in the mid-1990s.

The Silicon Valley founding father and tech visionary who turned Intel into the world's largest chip company has died aged 79.

Andy Grove, whose youth spent under Nazi occupation and escape from the Iron Curtain inspired an 'only the paranoid survive' philosophy that saved Intel from financial ruin, passed away Monday, according to the company.

Grove was instrumental in building Intel into the world's largest chip company during his 37-year career there, had suffered from Parkinson's disease. He also suffered from prostate cancer in the mid-1990s.

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