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- Zumigo Inc. of San Jose California gets $1.5M investment from Intel Capital introduction by LeapHead. http://zumigo.com/zumigo-raises-6m-to-expand-secure-payments-and-with-mobile-device-location-and-identity-verification/
- LeapHead’s Managing Partner is a Mentor at US MAC http://www.usmarketaccess.com/advisors-mentors/staffan-nilsson/
- LeapHead’s founder Staffan Nilsson steps down as Chairman and President for U.S. Friends of Chalmers University of Technology Inc. in May 2016 after 6 years on the board http://usfriendsofchalmers.org/
- CING Chalmers Alumni association and U.S Friends of Chalmers University of Technology Inc. organized another excellent annual meeting in Dallas, TX May 26-29, 2016. U.S. Friends of Chalmers started the program with Club Emil ärtsoppa/peasoup on Thursday followed by CING’s program on Friday with a special dinner Gasque on Saturday evening.
Silicon Valley short history
• 1848 the first year of California Gold Rush.
• Silicon Valley used to be fruit orchards known as the Valley of Heart’s Delight.
• 1891 Stanford University is founded by former governor Leland Stanford.
• 1951 Stanford Industrial Park established as a high tech center. Early companies were Varian Associates, General Electric, and Eastman Kodak.
• 1956 William Shockley, co-inventor of the semiconductor triode founding Shockley Semiconductor in Mountain View.
• 1957 the ‘Traitorous Eight’ leave Shockley Semiconductor to found Fairchild Semiconductor.
• 1968 two of the ‘Traitorous Eight‘ Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore leave Fairchild Semiconductor to found Intel.
• 1971 Don Hoefler writing for the weekly tabloid ELECTRONIC NEWS, he used the phrase “Silicon Valley” to describe the congeries of electronics firms mushrooming in Santa Clara county.
• 1971 Intel created the world’s first microprocessor: the Intel 4004.
• Silicon Valley is the only place on Earth not trying to figure out how to become Silicon Valley. /Robert Metcalfe