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BirthplaceNampa, Idaho, USA


Stanford Graduate School of Business, MBA
Oregon State University, BS
Electrical Engineering

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John A. Young

John A. Young is the Board Director of Nanosys Inc. since 2004 .

He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company from 1978 to 1992 .He served in other capacities at Hewlett-Packard from 1958 to 1978 .

Mr. Young currently serves as the Chairman of Ciphergen Biosystems, Inc. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of,Affymetrix Inc., Perlegen Sciences, Inc., Fluidigm Corporation,Lucent Technologies, Inc.

Mr. Young holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University.An M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
JFDI.Asia 9/2011Venture Round$950k13



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