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.
Qualcomm, the cellular-phone giant, was founded in 1985 as a virtual outgrowth of UCSD's engineering school.
Posted January 25, 2001
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