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Andrew S. Grove, the Holocaust survivor who turned Intel Corp. into one of high tech's most influential trendsetters, died at the age of 79.

No cause of death was immediately disclosed. Mr. Grove, who successfully fought a well-publicized battle against prostate cancer, had suffered from Parkinson's disease in recent years.

The Hungarian-born executive, Time magazine's Man of the Year in 1997, helped Intel weather a wrenching transition in the 1980s from supplying memory chips-a commodity product facing tough competition from Asia-into the dominant maker of microprocessors that serve as the calculating engines for most computers. Along the way, Mr. Grove helped turn Intel into one of the few consumer brands to emerge from the semiconductor industry.
 

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