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Tuesday, Mar 17, 2009 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will outline the disruptive forces in the cellular industry as subscribers grow, cell phones become broadband-enabled, and revenue plans fall. These are having a great effect on network infrastructure and in particular backhaul. The deficiencies of current networks will be explored, and the future roles of different technologies discussed.

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2009 - 7:00 pm          

Fusion-io CTO David Flynn will present technical details about how flash memory-based storage systems work, as well as how PCI Express is being used as a much faster access method for flash memory-based storage products.

Tuesday, Jan 20, 2009 - 7:00 pm

A panel of four CNSV members will explain how they market their consulting businesses. Each has an approach unique amongst the group. Come and discover something that may work for your own consulting business.

Tuesday, Dec 9, 2008 - 7:00 pm          

The best way to get paid is to have a clear "collections-friendly" contract by which you and your client have shared expectations. If payment issues do arise, you may need to file a lawsuit. However, mediation or arbitration can provide a satisfactory resolution.

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2008 - 7:00 pm          

Consulting contracts are an important but often overlooked aspect of consulting work. This presentation will be like a cooking class for consultants who want to cook up their own contracts, as well as to better understand how to review and modify clients' contracts.

Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008 - 7:00 pm          

We all face the same core challenges whether we are a consultant, an engineer or a manager in a corporate environment. We would all like to be able to communicate so effectively with our customers or colleagues that we are able to influence them to our way of thinking. In this talk, Steven Cerri will give you his perspective on how to achieve this goal.

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2008 - 7:00 pm

MEMS (Micro-Electro Mechanical Systems), sometimes called Microsystems Technology (MST), encompasses the manufacturing technologies that enable the fabrication of micro-scale sensors and actuators. This talk will provide an introduction to MEMS, an overview of how MEMS products are made, and a review of current and future applications of this exciting technology.

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2008 - 6:30 pm          
Location: I Restaurant 

IEEE-CNSV member Tom Coughlin will talk about writing his recently-published book Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 7:00 pm          

Ron Laurie will present an overview of the new patent monetization ecosystem, and will highlight the areas in which domain expert support is needed. He will also discuss the effect of the current legal and economic environments on the growth and adaptation of the various business models, and how the exploding market for IP has created opportunities for technical and patent experts.

Tuesday, Apr 8, 2008 - 7:00 pm          

Flow cytometry is a technique for classifying and sorting blood cells. This presentation will discuss the embedded system design of the flow cytometers that are becoming increasingly important as tools for biological research and clinical diagnostics, particularly for the therapeutic monitoring of cancer, AIDS (measurement of CD4 T-Cells) and leukemia in patients.

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