Inside Intel: Andy Grove and the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Chip Company

Inside Intel: Andy Grove and the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Chip Company

by Tim Jackson


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Named a Best Business Book by Business Week, Inside Intel is the gripping business saga of a company that rose to dominance through technological innovation, and maintained its leadership against competitors through aggressive marketing, tough business tactics, and liberal use of legal firepower.

In his in-depth portrait of Intel, the first history/expose of the company, former  Financial Times columnist Tim Jackson reveals that Intel's corporate culture is determinedly secretive and authoritarian, and the company retains its own force of private investigators to prevent its employees from going astray. Intel routinely uses the threat of lawsuits against workers and rivals.

At the center of this story is Andy Grove, Intel's high-profile CEO and chairman, once a penniless immigrant who waited tables to put himself through college. It is Grove who has made the unpopular decisions which have kept Intel at the top of the chip market. Exhaustively researched from court records, unpublished documents, and interviews with Intel's competitors, partners, and past and present employees, Jackson traces the company's spectacular failures and successes, as well as the powerful human struggles that have made Intel one of the most competitive players in a high-stakes game.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780452276437
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.93(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Tim Jackson is a former journalist (The Economist, The Financial Times) and the founder of online auction service He is a senior adviser at Carlyle Internet Partners Europe, and he currently leads Lean Investments, a seed fund which invests in Internet and other technology startups. He is the author of Inside Intel: Andy Grove and the Rise of the World's Most Powerful Chip Company, Richard Branson, Virgin King: Inside Richard Branson's Business Empire, and Turning Japanese: The Fight for Industrial Control of the New Europe.

Table of Contents

Part One Innovation
1 The Odds-on Favorite
2 Two Thousand Starts a Week
3 The Third and Fourth Men
4 Into the Potato Patch
5 A Savior from Bucks County
6 The Rebels
7 Yellow Snow
8 The Microprocessor
9 Public Company
10 Second Source
11 Turning Failure to Profit
12 A New Standard

Part Two Domination
13 Borovoy Wins a Patent Battle
14 A Competitor on the Horizon
15 Penang Burning
16 Gopen Beats the Union
17 The Stopgap
18 Marriages and Divorces
19 Organization and Alpha Particles
20 The Microma Mistake
21 Crush!
22 Whetstone's Design Win

Part Three Exclusion
23 Seeq and Destroy
24 Checkmate Powell
25 Microcode
26 Gold
27 The Vancouver Complaint
28 A Scandal in Malaysia
29 Davidian's Bonus
30 The New CEO
31 An Anonymous Caller
32 Lagging the Koreans
33 Raising the Tax
34 The Two Webbs
35 Departures
36 A Question of Drafting
37 The Traitorous Two
38 A Hacker Inside
39 Tech Support Screws Up
40 The 10X Force
Epilogue Winning the Platform Wars

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