The IEEE Central Texas Consultants
Network is an affinity group of the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
(IEEE) Region 5 Central Texas
The Consultants Network promotes the development
of members' careers through professional and
social networking, including publicizing members'
skills and sharing potential professional
opportunities, and supports the IEEE Central Texas
Meetings - General Information
The Consultants Network meets monthly. Except
when meeting jointly with other groups, the
Consultants Network meets on the fourth Wednesday
of each month. Meetings usually begin with
informal networking from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.,
followed by presentations from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
by experts in technology, marketing, sales,
advertising, financial or legal needs of small
businesses and special needs of consultants.
August 18, 2022
Meeting - Live Meeting at Asian American
Resource Center and also on Zoom
---> Please note this
month's meeting is both live and on Zoom
Please excuse the small font below, to
register for this event, please
Of interest to
Searching (Wednesday, 17 August 2022 - 2 PM
you file your patent application, you need to
conduct a prior art search. Learn to search
databases used by patent examiners. This
session will cover essential questions,
are the benefits of searching?
can you search?
should you search?
do you search using USPTO search tools?
session will be useful for inventors,
entrepreneurs, and those who have a beginning
to intermediate knowledge of patents and would
like to learn more about patent searching.
Upgrade Essentials: Self-Assessment (Friday, 26 August 2022 - 2 PM
Philosophers from Socrates to
Sun Tzu have stressed the importance of
knowing yourself – your strengths, your
limitations and your inner ambitions are key
components in a fulfilled career. These
self-assessments are invaluable resources that
can accentuate your strengths and mitigate
your weaknesses. In this discussion, we will
use a combination of commonly available tools
to give you insight to plan the future
upgrades of your career.
here <-- to
receive information to the Zoom
meeting as well as to attend the
The Golden Age
of Semiconductors, 1970-2000
Mike will give a brief
history of Motorola, with a focus on the
Semiconductor Sector in the 70’s, 80’s
and 90’s.” He will touch on the
interaction of Customer Need, Market
Opportunity, Competition, Technology
Development and Engineering innovation
in wafer process technology, Mask
making, Design CAD tools and
manufacturing tools. Technology progress
started from logic gates to integrated
circuits, custom design IC to
application specific IC, FPGA, general
purpose MCU, DSP and basic functional
blocks such as A/D, D/A, PLL, RTC
leading to system chip. The 3 C Market
(Consumer, Computing and Communication)
provided high volume demand, drove the
learning curve to increase performance
and lowering the product costs. The
increase of the automotive
market using more
electronic contents drove high quality
and reliable products.
Mike Collins joined
Motorola semiconductor in 1978
as a Field Applications Engineer
in Houston. In 1982 he moved to
Austin and into the factory in
1989 as the Digital Signal
Processing Marketing Manager.
After that he became a Project
Manager in the Research and
|Date & Time:
August 18 2022 : networking at 6:00 p.m.,
business and program from 6:30 to 8:30
- Asian American
Resource Center (AARC)
- 8401 Cameron Road
- Austin , Texas
- United States 78754
- Building: Community
- Room Number: Classroom
to see map location
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If you are interested in professional career
development and cross-training in varied technical
fields, please consider joining the Central Texas
Consultants Network. And bring a colleague!
Presentation materials, if available, may be
obtained after the meeting through the Past Meetings page.
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