Silicon Valley stars remember Andrew Grove, former Intel CEO and tech pioneer

Tweets celebrating the memory of Intel's long-time chief Andrew Grove have poured in since news broke of the tech pioneer's death at the age of 79.

As chief executive of Intel from 1987-1998 and chairman from 1997- 2005, Grove is credited with helping usher in the personal computing era with his focus on chips such as the 386 and the Pentium. He was also revered as an exceptional manager, with his 1999 book "Only the Paranoid Survive" a bestseller.

Here are some of the tweets and Facebook posts by tech industry leaders paying tribute to Grove's contributions to the sector:

On Facebook, Dell CEO Michael Dell posted a video of Grove from 1992, saying: "Remembering Andy Grove, one of the greatest ever. Teacher, Friend, Leader. Told it like it was and made it happen."

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