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Augmented Reality ViodiTV

Augmented Reality & HUD in an Automobile World

The most practical application for augmented reality may be mobile; the old-fashion definition of mobile as being part of an automobile. In the above video, Maxime Sutra and Thibaut Aglioni of French company, Eyelights, demonstrate an add-on device that turns a smartphone and a windshield into a Heads Up Display so that a driver doesn’t […]

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Cable Television Tom Olson ViodiTV

A Classic Silicon Valley Story – The Tomco Odyssey Begins

Filmed in December, 2016, Tom Olson discusses how he made his way from upstate New York to Santa Clara Valley and the contributions he and his cohorts made throughout the decades to the cable and telecommunications’ industries. The three plus hours of video that follows below touches upon a number of topics from discrimination in […]

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Internet of Things Smart Grid ViodiTV ViodiTV @ WBA Wireless

Beyond the Public Hot Spot & to the Smart City

“How do you make WiFi work on an end-to-end basis,” is the question that the Wireless Broadband Alliance has been addressing, according to WBA CEO, Shirkant Shenwai. As stated in it’s just released report, From 2016 to 5G, this is about moving from “best effort to carrier-grade WiFi networks.” Speaking at the WBA’s Global Congress in […]

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Technology

The Only People That Showed Up for the Race

“It was like we were the only people who showed up for a race,” said Mike Leber, owner of Hurricane Electric, as he explained how their early focus on IPv6 differentiated their offering from larger, better funded public and venture-based companies. This interview, filmed at the Telecom Council’s TC3 Summit, was a bit of reunion for […]

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IEEE The Early Years of Semiconductors in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Semiconductor History Panel Opening Remarks

The entire presentation will play in the following video player. To go to the links to individual segments from that evening, go to this link https://www.viodi.tv/category/history-2/ieee-2/the-early-years-of-semiconductors-in-silicon-valley/ Alan introduces the four semiconductor panelists with their impeccable credentials.  Clarification:  David Laws is the Semiconductor Curator at the Computer History Museum. He is also a very well-respected author […]

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The Early Years of Semiconductors in Silicon Valley

Geri Hadley Introduction

Alan asked Geri Hadley to make a few opening remarks. Alan and Geri started working to organize this panel in the Spring of 2014. Yes, this panel session took almost 1 full year from conception to full production on April 1, 2015. It required multiple email exchanges, phone calls, and two 3+ hour planning sessions […]

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The Early Years of Semiconductors in Silicon Valley

Background, Perspective & 3 Time Periods Covered from 1957-1975

Alan provides context for the session and introduces the 3 distinct time periods to be covered during the panel. 1.  1957-62 Transistor and discrete components (pre-IC period) 2.  1962-68  IC period: SSI, MSI 3.  1968-75  LSI period:  Semiconductor memories, microprocessors, consumer electronics, LED displays, etc. To start the discussion Bernie is asked to elaborate on […]

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The Early Years of Semiconductors in Silicon Valley

Rheem Semiconductor

Bernie Marren discusses Rheem, an early semiconductor company acquired by Raytheon. Read more about this session at: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/?p=344 [Thanks to Tom Gardner for the above description.]

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The Early Years of Semiconductors in Silicon Valley

Bernie discusses his move from AVCO in Detroit to Minneapolis & Fairchild Sales

Bernie Marren talks about his move from working with nuclear weapon fuses to selling a semiconductor product that Fairchild wouldn’t describe to him and that didn’t work.

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The Early Years of Semiconductors in Silicon Valley

Early Small Scale Integrated Circuits

Alan provides background about the 1st ICs- Small Scale Integrated (SSI) circuits – and their lack of noise immunity as a potential problem. Bernie says Fairchild stimulated demand for SSIs by drastically cutting the price. David reaffirms that fact, while calling attention to unreliable plastic packages that had just come out. Ed chimes in that […]

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