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Intel pioneer Andy Grove dies, aged 79

He was responsible for driving growth in chipmaker's profits and stock price through the 1980s and 1990s

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With his motto "only the paranoid survive", Mr Grove championed an innovative environment within Intel that became a blueprint for successful California startups.

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ANDY Grove, the Silicon Valley elder statesman who made Intel into the world's top chipmaker and helped usher in the personal computer age, died on Tuesday at age 79, Intel said.

The company did not describe the circumstances of his death but Mr Grove, who endured the

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