The IEEE E-Grid is owned and proudly published by the SF Bay Area Council. The 2017 Officers are:
Chair: OEB-Section Delegate: Bill DeHope
Treasurer: SCV-Section Delegate: Ed Aoki
Secretary: SF-Section Delegate: Ted Grabowsky

Please see the SF Bay Area Council website at SFBAC for more information on our Bay Area sections, IEEE links, and officer's training slides.

Why join the IEEE? Have access to publications and published papers, join a standards working group, join a chapter or society and have a positive impact on your industry, advance your career with networking opportunities, discounts on insurance, access to Collabratec for job seekers, and more.

Join the Computer History Museum - Half Price for IEEE Members!
The present rate for IEEE members to become a member of the Computer History Museum is 50% off the regular price. This applies to either the single, family or senior member rate. This special pricing is for IEEE members world-wide, negotiated by your Santa Clara Valley Section. Discounted family membership is $75; General membership is $37.50; for seniors/military, it's $30.
Register online at (have your current membership number available, to get the discount), or call the CHM at 650-810-1010 during the day.

Be sure to see this exhibition - Make Software: Change the World!

The ComSoc Technology Blog
IEEE ComSoc has recently migrated it's technology and market trends blog site to The blog features posts and comments about the telecom/networking industry and emphasizes real business status, opportunities, and forecasts from highly respected market research firms. You can read more about it here.

Senior member elevation meeting to take place on August 7th, at TI, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara, in conference room E in the back of the campus. Bring three hard copes of your resume, and we will provide IEEE members to review your status and become your references for your senior upgrade. The meeting will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided at this free event. Enjoy the perks of being a Senior in Santa Clara County! For more information, please see ieee-senior-member. Register with Kris Verma, who can be reached at

The video for the Ampex Videotape Recorder Milestone is now on-line. It is about 30 minutes long and includes some of the Milestone Ceremony at Stanford held in June as well as interviews with Pete Hammar and Fred Pfost.