Atkinson owned more than $200 million of Qualcomm stock, according to the financial disclosure statement he is required to file. Qualcomm, which already has various technology agreements with UCSD, lobbied hard for the institute.
Larry Smarr: "I knew I had to get to a place where there was an explosive private sector."
Posted January 25, 2001
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