Santa Clara Valley, California USA
Eight entrepreneurs decide to do something that seemed crazy. They call it Fairchild Semiconductor.
These are the trailblazers of manufacturing silicon transistors and the group who would go on to create the first silicon integrated circuit.
Intel introduces the world's first single-chip microprocessor.
Linkabit, the "pioneers of digital telecommunications," develops the first digital signal processor on a chip, the Linkabit Microprocessor (LMP).
Steve Jobs arranges to retail the Apple Computer 1, designed and hand-built by Steve Wozniak, to the Byte Shop (a personal computer shop in Mountain View, California).
Atari releases the Video Computer System game console.
Motorola DynaTAC 8000x launches as the first commercially available handheld mobile phone.
Google holds its IPO. The company goes public with a market cap of nearly $52 billion.
Earns his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University.
Dr. El-Ghoroury leaves Linkabit to found CommQuest Technologies, Inc. where he develops the first GSM Quad-Band chipset in North America.
After selling CommQuest to IBM, Dr. El-Ghoroury joins IBM’s Microelectronics Business (now GlobalFoundries) as their Chief Technology Officer.
Ostendo raises its Series A round of funding at a $5M valuation.
Ostendo files its patent application for the Quantum Photonic Imager (QPI®).
And is awarded $58M by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to build a Synthetic Holographic Observation. Aka every trekker’s dream, “The Holodeck”
Ostendo Light Field team demos full-color holographic display.
Ostendo Near Eye Augmented Reality (NEAR) team demos AR glasses using the RGB QPI® display.
Ostendo delivers production-ready RGB QPI® for fabrication.
- Safi Bahcall