Denver/Pikes Peak IEEE Life Member Affinity Group Virtual Meeting

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Pikes Peak/Denver IEEE Life Member Affinity Group Virtual Meeting

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Meeting ID: 862 5450 8257

Wednesday, May 27 2 pm MDT/3 pm CDT


This is the third in the series of virtual meetings for Life Members from across the northern and western areas of Region 5, sponsored by the Pike's Peak Life Members Group. For those of you who have attended one of these virtual presentations, you already know how convenient and straight-forward they are to attend.  If you are among those that have not yet experienced one of these presentations, please consider giving one a try.

The speaker for this meeting will be David Bondurant, who is chair of the Pike's Peak Section's Life Member Group. David will be sharing his experience in 1990 as one of the first Americans to visit the forbidden Russia city of Gorky, then home of Russia’s nuclear program. David presented this talk at the June 22, 2019 luncheon meeting of the Denver Life Members Group. If you missed that meeting, this will be a good opportunity to catch this rerun.

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Russian Perestroika During the Post Cold War Era
 
David Bondurant, Retired PE
Pikes Peak Life Member Affinity Group Chair
 
During a brief period of time starting in 1991, American and Russian scientists worked cooperatively to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  The Global Initiative for Proliferation Protection (GIPP) and US Industry Coalition (USIC) developed programs to engage scientists from Russia and the newly Independent States of the Soviet Union in commercial developments.  Before the fall of the Soviet Union, a small team of American scientists engaged in some of the first joint development discussions of the era of Perestroika.  David was part of a team of the first American’s to visit the forbidden Russia city of Gorky, home of Russia’s nuclear program in November 1990.  He will briefly describe the visit to their advanced semiconductor & PC manufacturing facility and show the outcome of these early efforts. 


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  • https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86254508257
  • Meeting ID: 862 5450 8257
  • Denver, Colorado
  • United States
  • Co-sponsored by dbondurant@mac.com
  • Starts 21 May 2020 08:31 AM
  • Ends 27 May 2020 02:31 PM
  • All times are US/Mountain
  • No Admission Charge
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David Bondurant

Topic:

Russian Perestroika During the Post Cold War Era

During a brief period of time starting in 1991, American and Russian scientists worked cooperatively to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.  The Global Initiative for Proliferation Protection (GIPP) and US Industry Coalition (USIC) developed programs to engage scientists from Russia and the newly Independent States of the Soviet Union in commercial developments.  Before the fall of the Soviet Union, a small team of American scientists engaged in some of the first joint development discussions of the era of Perestroika.  I was part of a team of the first American’s to visit the forbidden Russia city of Gorky, home of Russia’s nuclear program in November 1990.  I will briefly describe the visit to their advanced semiconductor & PC manufacturing facility and show the outcome of these early efforts. 

Biography:

David Bondurant has been involved with the computer and semiconductor industry for 49-years.  He was a computer architect at Control Data, Sperry-Univac, and Honeywell.  He was involved with the government-sponsored advanced semiconductor program called VHSIC (Very High Speed Integrated Circuits) at Univac & Honeywell where he developed microprocessor and ASIC semiconductor products in bipolar CML, CMOS, and radiation hard CMOS.  He was involved with emerging non-volatile RAM marketing at industry leading companies, Ramtron (FRAM), Simtek (non-volatile SRAM), and Freescale Semiconductor/Everspin Technologies (MRAM) as they became viable over the last 30-years.

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