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Tuesday, Sep 13, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will provide a high level overview of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and the sensor technologies and mapping systems that are driving the trend toward Automated Vehicles.

Thursday, Sep 8, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm          

This event will include stories about products such as Pong and the Atari 2600, as well as the fun and turmoil surrounding this corner of Silicon Valley from 1972 to 1984.

Thursday, Jun 2, 2016 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

Ray Zinn will be speaking about the entrepreneurs journey, what makes an entrepreneur thrive and how to deal with the ups and downs of building an enduring business.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm          
Location: Foothill Club 

The Saratoga Historical Foundation, in cooperation with the IEEE Silicon Valley History Committee, presents a discussion of the origins of the mobile computing revolution in language that anyone in attendance will understand and enjoy. The story starts at Bell Labs in New Jersey in the 1940s, transitions to the birth of Silicon Valley in 1956, and shows how Sputnik and the creation of the first Silicon Valley start-up led to an amazing series of inventions.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            

USB has become ubiquitous in consumer electronics, and USB Type-C provides a major upgrade. In this talk, Ken Shoemaker will elaborate about the various functions available over USB Type-C, along with some warnings about problems that can arise with different implementations.

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            

Expert witnessing is both art and science. The speaker will provide some insights into the necessary skills of an expert witness, and he will relate some situations and problems with which he has dealt.

Tuesday, Mar 8, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

This talk will address 5G's requirements for support of large user demands while simultaneously supporting billions of IoT devices requiring mundane, low-rate connectivity.

Early SIG Meetings (Special Interest Groups) :

New Member SIG: Kick-Off Meeting


Tuesday, Feb 9, 2016 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm            

Exploding hoverboards have been all over the news lately. This talk will discuss the manufacturing process in China, and what happened in the production of these items to make them so dangerous.

Early SIG Meetings (Special Interest Groups) :

IP SIG: Six Principles for Becoming An Effective Expert Witness


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          

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.

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