Story of my life
My name is Prabhat Jain. I want to share with you the story of my life of hard work and innovation, and the huge sacrifices I have made in order to help consumers enjoy great products and services globally.
Throughout my life which has been mostly spent in the Silicon Valley, Europe and India, I have been lucky enough to meet and work with incredibly smart and driven people who “never gave up”, who challenged themselves to climb the tallest mountains. Such as Nolan Bushnell and Al Alcorn (Atari), Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak (Apple), Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer (Microsoft), Wilf Corrigan and Charlie Sporck (Fairchild), Andy Grove (Intel) and Scott McNealy (Sun) , Vinod Khosla (Khosla Ventures) and Tony Perkins (Kleiner Perkins).
I studied at Stephen’s College in Delhi (Physics), University of Vienna (Schwachstrom) and University of California, Berkeley with graduate and post graduate degrees in Bioelectronics. I speak multiple languages. I have influential friends all over the world from academia, the tennis world (including ex –ranked Wimbledon players), CEOs of large technology companies, venture firms and family.
Over the years, I have formed some well known companies such as the first subassembly manufacturing plant (Solectron) in the Silicon Valley, pioneered delivery of color into Apple computers and developed VGA semiconductors (Video-7), first 16 bit audio and CD Rom chips and systems (Media Vision), high quality audio software and boards (Turtle Beach), full motion video circuits (Dazzle), compression codecs for the mobile industry (Emuzed) and place shifting products (Monsoon Multimedia). All of these companies were highly successful. Solectron and Media Vision (2 companies I founded) topped the world’s top 100 companies in 1992.
AL THESE ACCOMPLISHMENTS REQUIRED VERY HARD WORK, POUNDING THE STREETS, LOYALTIES AND COMITTMENTS. AND ALONG THE WAY, DUE TO THE RISKS ONE TAKES, MISTAKES WERE ALSO MADE. IT’S A PART OF THE JOURNEY