Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Thanks to our 2014 Banquet Sponsors
Engineers Week Banquet
2014 Engineers Week Banquet
Register: http://svecbanquet2014.eventbrite.com. No walk-ins please.
Meal selection are
Special meal arrangements can be provided.
Dinner includes baby romaine salad, apple and almond tartlet maple mousse dessert, coffee, and international teas plus the entree of your choice.
$85 registration, $90 after February 4, 2014.
Tables of 10, member organizations $775 before Feb 4, 2014, $825 after Feb 4, 2014
We arranged with hotel for attendees pay only $5 parking per car. Validate your ticket near SVEC registration table, then pay $5 by cash or credit card. Pay station is near exit door. Attendees can validate tickets any time during evening (though scan ticket about 15 minutes after entering parking lot).
Mr. Paul Wesling, IEEE Life Fellow
The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened Here
Why did Silicon Valley come into being? The story goes back to local Hams (amateur radio operators) trying to break RCAs tube patents, the sinking of the Titanic, Naval ship communications requirements, Fred Terman and Stanford University, local invention of high-power tubes (gammatron, klystron), WW II and radar, William Shockleys mother living in Palo Alto, Hetch Hetchy water, and the SF Bay Area infrastructure that developed. These factors pretty much determined that the semiconductor and IC industries would be located in the Santa Clara Valley and that new technologies (biotech, software, mobile electronics, the Internet) would continue to call our Valley their home.
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
Chandrakant D. Patel, Senior Fellow at HP and Chief Engineer at HP Labs
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Engineers Week Tribute from ISS:
Engineers Council will hold their Honors & Awards Banquet on Saturday February 22, 2014 at Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, CA [Los Angeles]. See http://engineerscouncil.org/banquetinfo/