College of Science & Engineering Alumni Newsletter
In 1984, he
founded Clontech, the first Asian
American biotechnology company, and built it into a $54 million enterprise.
Clontech was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing
companies in the U.S and by San Francisco and San Jose business journals
as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the bay areas. Clontech
laboratories currently employs 290 people including 60 Ph.D. scientists.
It produces and markets products to academic and pharmaceutical labs in
the U.S. and 30 other countries. Dr. Kenneth Fong has been serving on the
College of Science & Engineering Advisory Board since 1994.
(Click here to read more about Dr. Kenneth Fong)
Mazor (attended early ’60s, Mathematics)
COMPUTER CHIP INVENTOR
As an initial member
of the team that invented and applied the silicon chip, he went on to co-invent
the first Intel four-bit microcomputer. He jointly holds the patent for
this groundbreaking device. Stan Mazor was inducted into National Inventor's
Hall of Fame, to be honored alongside Edison, the Wright brothers and others
whose inventions have been the turning points in the development of modern
(Click here to read more about Stan Mazor)
Walden (BS ’64, Mathematics)
A member of the small
team of engineers that developed a ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
As the first Internet programmer, he was involved in numerous Internet
innovations between 1968 and 1980. The outgrowths of these early technologies
are today key components in transition humankind is undergoing from the
industrial age to the information age.
(Click here to read more about David Walden)
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