For Hansen Lighting, it’s not about fixtures. It’s about illuminating the path to happier living, through healthier lighting. : Several years ago I wrote what I considered one of the most seminal pieces I’ve published in the seven years I’ve been writing for Forbes. It was about Rob Ryan, founder of Ascend Communications, the internet company acquired by Lucent Technologies in 1999 for about $24 billion in 1999. Twenty years later, the Ascend deal may still hold the record for top venture backed technology acquisitions.