In 1993, Ghassan co-founded a Hughes spin-off company, dQdt (specializing in DSP soft/firm cores for IP reuse) on SBIR funding from the United States Wright-Patterson Air Force. He was the Managing Partner of dQdt from inception through August 1994 when it was restructured to form ASAP Solutions, Inc of which he was founder and CEO. dQdt was acquired by Mentor Graphics (Ticker: MENT) in 1996. ASAP Solutions' primary technology indiaworld.com was licensed in 1997 to a third party and the Indian operation Indiaworld was acquired in September of 1999 by Satyam Infoway (Ticker: SIFY) for $115 Million. In mid-2016, Ghassan retired from Intel after 19 years and established VG Healthy Vends LLC operating as Silicon Valley Healthy Vending.
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Ghassan (Gus) Y. Yacoub, PhD
Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students guided by the core values of:
+ Belief in the boundless potential of young people.
+ Commitment to solid principles of market-based economics & entrepreneurship.
+ Passion for what we do and honestly, integrity, and excellence in how we do it.
+ Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, & background of all individuals.
+ Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration.
+ Conviction in educational & motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning.
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