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.
Governor Gray Davis announced last month that he had awarded $100 million of the state surplus to UCSD and UC Irvine.
Posted January 25, 2001
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