"Origins of Silicon Valley" - IEEE China Lake Bakersfield Distinguished Lecturer Presentation

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Speaker: Paul Wesling, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer and Life Fellow, Hewlett Packard (retired)

Date: Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM

Cost: Free, open to the public (guests welcome)

Location: Marriott Spring Hill Suites, 113 East Syndor Ave, Ridgecrest

Co-sponsor: China Lake Museum Foundation

Reservations: required, by email, to Bob Smith, rdsmith1@mchsi.com by Dec. 17th

Link: www.chinalakemuseum.org/silicon-valley

 

  For full description, see the attached flyer

 

Summary:

Why did Silicon Valley

come into being? Paul Wesling, an IEEE Life Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer, will give an exciting and colorful history of device technology development and innovation that began in Palo Alto with some Stanford grads, and spread across the Santa Clara Valley during and following World War II. You'll meet some of the colorful characters – Cyril Elwell, Lee DeForest, Bill Eitel, Charles Litton, Fred Terman, David Packard, Bill Hewlett and others -- who came to set leadership patterns for the worldwide electronics industries through their inventions and process development and allied management techniques. Exploding after military investments during and after WW II, this innovation continued through analog design, to digital, then to software, biotech, the Internet, mobile, Big Data, virtual reality, and now autonomous transportation. He’ll end by telling us about some current movements that keep alive the spirit of the radio Hams and the Homebrew Computer Club -- Maker Faire, MeetUps, incubators, and the other entrepreneurial groups where geeks gather to start new companies that invent the future.



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  • 113 East Syndor Ave
  • Ridgecrest, California
  • United States 93555
  • Building: Marriott Spring Hill Suites
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  • Reservations: required, by email, to Bob Smith, rdsmith1@mchsi.com by Dec. 17th



  Speakers

Paul Wesling

Topic:

The Origins of Silicon Valley – Why and How It Happened

Summary:


Why did Silicon Valley come into being? Paul Wesling, an IEEE Life Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer, will give an exciting and colorful history of device technology development and innovation that began in Palo Alto with some Stanford grads, and spread across the Santa Clara Valley during and following World War II. You'll meet some of the colorful characters – Cyril Elwell, Lee DeForest, Bill Eitel, Charles Litton, Fred Terman, David Packard, Bill Hewlett and others -- who came to set leadership patterns for the worldwide electronics industries through their inventions and process development and allied management techniques. Exploding after military investments during and after WW II, this innovation continued through analog design, to digital, then to software, biotech, the Internet, mobile, Big Data, virtual reality, and now autonomous transportation. He’ll end by telling us about some current movements that keep alive the spirit of the radio Hams and the Homebrew Computer Club -- Maker Faire, MeetUps, incubators, and the other entrepreneurial groups where geeks gather to start new companies that invent the future.