Andy Grove wasn’t born and bred in Silicon Valley, but the Hungarian immigrant taught it how to be competitive with the rest of the world. The former CEO of Intel, which became the world’s largest chip maker under Grove’s leadership, passed away at 79 today.
Here’s our tribute to Grove, who was named Time magazine’s Man of the Year in 1997. And Silicon Valley’s own leaders expressed themselves on Twitter.
I’m sad to hear that Andy Grove has died. I loved working with him. He was one of the great business leaders of the 20th century.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) March 22, 2016
Saddened by the passing of Andy Grove…a pioneer, a leader and a
— Satya Nadella (@satyanadella) March 22, 2016
Very sad to hear of the passing of the great Andy Grove, former CEO of @intel. A tremendous positive force on our industry & community.
— Marc Benioff (@Benioff) March 22, 2016
We stand on the shoulders of giants in our work–none bigger than Andy Grove (1936-2016). You’ll be greatly missed. https://t.co/5cxDY92Ah5
— Brian Krzanich (@bkrunner) March 22, 2016
1/ Last night Silicon Valley (and the world) lost a titan and freedom fighter. Andy Grove lived the maxim “execution is everything.”
— John Doerr (@johndoerr) March 22, 2016
RIP Andy Grove. The best company builder Silicon Valley has ever seen, and likely will ever see.
— Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) March 22, 2016
Andy Grove has passed away today – farewell to a titan of Silicon Valley. #andygrove
— Paul Saffo (@psaffo) March 22, 2016
Andy Grove was one of the giants of the technology world. He loved our country and epitomized America at its best. Rest in peace.
— Tim Cook (@tim_cook) March 22, 2016