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May 24, 2009

Mtg: The Life of SPICE

by @ 11:01 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 9, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Laurence Nagel, Omega Enterprises Consulting (and originator of SPICE)
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $24 for dinner and presentation
Place: Del Monte Restaurant, 100 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale
RSVP: From website, use PayPal. Alternately, you can mail a check and send an email RSVP to Brian Berg, brianberg@gmail.com
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

While the integrated circuit industry thrives on constant change and new technology, the SPICE circuit simulation program has been around the industry for almost forty years.? As a result, many engineers who make use of this software werenâ??t even born when Larry Nagel released its first version.
This talk will chronicle the journey of SPICE since the late 1960s: its origins as a teaching program at UC Berkeley, its spread into industry, and its creation of a cottage industry that supports and expands the variants of â??alphabet SPICE.???? Dr. Nagel will credit the various contributors to this saga while sharing a bounty of amusing stories.
Larry will also speculate on how this particular program has evolved while staying pretty much the same, a claim that likely no other computer program can make.

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