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Andrew S. Grove, the longtime chairman and CEO of Intel Corporation who often is credited with helping to create Silicon Valley with a management style that thrived on confrontation and even paranoia, has passed away at age 79. No cause of death has yet been announced, though Grove was a cancer survivor who also had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

The New York Times has a long and detailed obituary for Grove in which it notes that his was a "rags-to-riches immigrant story. A survivor of the Nazi Holocaust and the 1956 Soviet invasion of his native Hungary, he arrived in the United States as a penniless youth who spoke little English and suffered from severe hearing loss. Within decades, Mr. Grove was worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And in 1997, he was chosen 'Man of the Year' by Time magazine as 'the person most responsible for the amazing growth in the power and the innovative potential of microchips'."

The Times writes that "besides presiding over the development of Intel’s memory chips and microprocessors in laboratory research, Mr. Grove gained a reputation as a ruthlessly effective manager who spurred associates and cowed rivals in a cutthroat, high-tech business world where companies rose and fell at startling speed. Mr. Grove’s famous slogan, 'Only the Paranoid Survive,' became the title of his 1996 best seller describing his management philosophy."
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