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


August 15, 2018, the IEEE celebrated the milestone event, "Celebrating the Birthplace of Silicon Valley", including the unveiling of an IEEE plaque by IEEE President James Jeffries at the former site of Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory at 391 San Antonio Rd., Mountain View. A historical view of events was provided by former Stanford Engineering Professor James F. Gibbons, who worked briefly at Shockley Labs. Please see James Gibbons talk for an interesting article on his presentation.

This was followed by an evening program at the Computer History Museum, "Tomorrow's Computers: More Moore?". Center for Software History Director David C. Brock led a conversation with Intel Senior Fellow and Director of Process Architecture and Integration Mark Bohr and Director of Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA William Chappell about the status of Moore's Law, the limits of silicon, and the emerging alternative technologies that will shape the future of computing. This event was streamed live on CHM's Facebook page.

From left: IEEE President Jim Jefferies and IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section Milestone Coordinator Dick Ahrons unveil the Milestone plaque honoring the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory.

For more information, see Shockley History.

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.

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.
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