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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.

Thursday, Dec 10, 2015 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm          

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          

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          

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          

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          

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          

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.

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