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The Intel trinity : how Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove built the world's most important company

Author: Michael S Malone
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The definitive history of the Intel Corporation--the essential company of the digital age--told through the lives of its three preeminent figures: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove. Intel has often been hailed as the most important company in the world, and with good reason: While technology companies come and go, Intel remains, more than four decades after its inception, a defining company of the global  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Robert N Noyce; Gordon E Moore; Andrew S Grove; Andrew S Grove; Gordon E Moore; Robert N Noyce; Robert N Noyce; Gordon E Moore; Andrew S Grove
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Malone
ISBN: 9780062226761 0062226762 0062226789 9780062226785
OCLC Number: 878945165
Description: xviii, 541 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction. Artifacts --
pt. I. The Fairchildren (1957-1968). The traitorous eight --
The greatest company that never was --
Digital diaspora --
pt. II. Start-up (1968-1971). The ambivalent recruit --
Intelligent electronics --
Robert Noyce: The preacher's son --
The demon of Grinnell --
The pig thief --
A man on the move --
Gordon Moore: Dr. Precision --
A singular start-up --
The wild west --
Bittersweet memories --
pt. III. The spirit of the age (1972-1987). Miracle in miniature --
The inventor --
A sliver of history --
Dealing down --
The philosopher's chip --
Product of the century --
pt. IV. The most important company in the world (1988-1999). Crush --
Silicon Valley aristocracy --
Public affairs --
Consumer fantasies --
A thousand fathers --
The knights of Moore's Law --
(Over) ambitions --
Beatification --
The heart of Andrew Grove --
Mother and child --
Father and child reunion --
Andy in exile --
Freedom fighter --
A new life, a new name --
Bylined --
Riding a rocket --
For the cause --
East of Eden --
Turn at the tiller --
Eminence --
Crash --
Memory loss --
Andy agonistes --
Mentoring a legend --
The man of the hour --
Juggernaut --
Empyrean --
The swimmer --
pt. V. The price of success (2000-2014). Family matters --
Inside Intel inside --
Wired world --
Pentium --
The bug of all bugs --
The endless lawsuit --
Mea culpa --
Bunny hop --
Running the asylum --
pt. VI. Aftermath. The full weight of the law --
Epilogue: Roaring at the night --
Appendix : A tutorial on technology.
Responsibility: Michael S. Malone.
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"The definitive history of the Intel Corporation--the essential company of the digital age--told through the lives of its three preeminent figures: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove. Intel has often been hailed as the most important company in the world, and with good reason: While technology companies come and go, Intel remains, more than four decades after its inception, a defining company of the global digital economy. The legendary inventor of the microprocessor--the single most significant product in the modern world--Intel today builds the tiny "engines" that power almost every intelligent electronic device on the planet. But the true story of Intel is the human story of the three geniuses behind it. In The Intel Trinity, Michael S. Malone takes an unflinching look at the strengths and weaknesses each member of the trio has brought to Intel, and how, without the perfect balance, the company would never have reached its current level of success. Robert Noyce, the most respected high-tech figure of his generation, brought credibility (and money) to the company's founding; Gordon Moore made Intel the world's technological leader; and Andy Grove relentlessly drove the company to ever-higher levels of success and competitiveness. Without any one of these figures, Intel would never have achieved its historic success; with them, Intel made possible the personal computer, the Internet, telecommunications, and the personal electronics revolution. Based on unprecedented access to corporate archives, The Intel Trinity reveals the fascinating stories behind the company's ubiquitous products and the unique business practices--including a willingness to commit to new ideas, an initiative to make bold investments in lean times, and a devotion to upholding Gordon Moore's namesake law--that led Intel to consistent success unheard of elsewhere in the tech world. The Intel Trinity is not just the story of Intel's legendary past; it is also an analysis of the formidable challenges that lie ahead as the company struggles to maintain its dominance, its culture, and its legacy"--Jacket.

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