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Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Come to this event and hear three former Lockheed senior leaders to get a perspective of the "Defense Valley" of the 1950s and 1960s, and the Polaris/Poseidon program that led to today’s Tridents that make up the most secure leg of the strategic Triad.

Tuesday, Jan 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Sports Analytics and the Future of Wearables 2

This talk will describe how the sports wearables future will allow optimal performance with minimal pain and injury by way of a non-intrusive form factor that connects with finely-tuned data mining, data aggregation and machine learning.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Enabling Smart Robots with Low-Power Computer Vision 4

This talk will present NVIDIA’s work with neural networks and more traditional computer vision systems. It will also explore Jetson, a developer board created to serve a perceived need for low-power autonomy and vision systems.

Wednesday, Nov 4, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Power in Consumer Electronics: The New Model 6

This talk will explore power delivery in consumer electronics devices as well as alongside high-speed data lines, and should be of interest to both power designers as well as consumers with a curiosity about these important topics.

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          How LEDs Are Changing the World 8

This presentation will tell the story of how an unusual material system is now the backbone of the solid state lighting industry, which has changed the display industry and has now penetrated about 40% of the conventional (i.e., incandescent, fluorescent, discharge) lighting market.

Eli Harari
Wednesday, Sep 30, 2015 - 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm          How Non-Volatile Memory Became the World's Most Valuable Semiconductor Storage 10

This discussion will be a unique gathering of engineers who played pivotal roles in the evolution of Non-Volatile Memory, a technology that is a key enabler of mobile computing for a majority of the world's population.

Monday, Sep 14, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Making Shakey, The World's First Mobile Intelligent Robot 12

The talk will describe the making of Shakey, the world’s first mobile intelligent robot. The work was done at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) from 1966-1972.

David A. Laws , Computer History Museum
Thursday, Jun 11, 2015 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm          Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: The Fairchild Patent Notebooks - Curating the Founding Documents of Silicon Valley 14

The process of curating the Fairchild Patent Notebooks will be discussed, including a description of the scope of the collection and a presentation of the highlights from some of the most interesting volumes. These have been described as the Founding Documents of Silicon Valley.

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          The USPTO and Silicon Valley: Opportunities for Engineers and Inventors 16  The USPTO and Silicon Valley: Opportunities for Engineers and Inventors 17

John Cabeca, Director of the Silicon Valley USPTO Satellite Office. John will discuss a number of topics of importance to inventors and innovators in our high tech hub, including the impact of the new Menlo Park Satellite Office and impact of the PTAB.

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Traditional spacecraft have been very expensive for a number of reasons, including their requirement for highly customized, niche radios. However, the field of inexpensive yet sophisticated commercial space missions is growing rapidly: smallsats and nanosats are no longer just university projects.

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