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Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 7:00 pm          

This presentation will describe uses of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology in a wide variety of applications, and will include a demonstration of SoC visual embedded design tools. It will also describe how Cypress Semiconductor helps skilled consultants find clients through its CYPros program.

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2007 - 7:00 pm          

This talk will discuss the unique requirements for a real-time operating system running on a system on a chip. In particular, it will go over the options of writing your own RTOS, purchasing an off-the-shelf RTOS, and using a software synthesis tool to automatically generate an RTOS.

Tuesday, Mar 20, 2007 - 7:00 pm          

The history of the use of embedded UNIX variants will be presented, as well as how these have led to the current wide-spread use of embedded Linux.

Thursday, Feb 15, 2007 - 7:00 pm          

Learn the practical benefits of using a blog for project communication and a wiki for project coordination and collaboration, and how to use these tools to land new projects and create deliverables,

Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007 - 7:00 pm          

Kris Vossough will present a technical primer on Nano and Micro Technology. He will also discuss his experiences in growing an R&D consulting firm specializing in this fast-growing arena.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2006 - 7:00 pm          

CNSV member Mike Silverman will discuss the process of changing his business model from a one-person consultancy to a consulting group. The Silicon Valley Business Journal just named Mike's firm as the 9th fastest growing private company in the Bay Area.

Nancy Blachman, Google Guide, Burlingame, CA
Tuesday, Nov 21, 2006 - 7:00 pm

How can you get more potential clients to visit your website? Learn how from CNSV member Nancy Blachman, whose Google Guide website now gets over half of its visitors directly from Google searches.

Tuesday, Oct 17, 2006 - 7:00 pm          

A tutorial on intellectual property and patents will be presented. This will include a discussion of the legal and technical requirements for filing and obtaining a patent in the United States and internationally, and some discussion of inventor rights, and the possible obligations to assign inventions to employers as employees and as consultants.

Dinner served at 7pm, followed by various speakers
Tuesday, Jun 13, 2006 - 6:30 pm
Location: House of Sichuan 

You are invited to come and hear stories of lessons learned from fellow consultants, and to share your own experiences. We will also award Emeritus Membership status to Bobbie Cronquist and Bill Rousseau, and will recognize the work done by Debra Willrett in creating the new website. Note that this event will be held at House of Sichuan in Cupertino.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 7:00 pm          

Come learn about how you can expand your consulting business by working with the SBA to gain access to high-tech small businesses.

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