Professor turned entrepreneur.

While at UCSD, Jacobs teamed up with a couple of University of California, Los Angeles professors to start Linkabit Corp, a consulting company. He later quit teaching to work there full-time, staying until his retirement in 1985. Linkabit engineers have gone on to found more than 100 other tech companies in San Diego, turning the city into a hub for wireless innovation.

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