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.
IEEE Central Texas
Consultant's Network and Life Member Affinity
Group Joint Meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 20th.
Note: This month's meeting will be on Zoom.
Please go to the Reservations
links below to register and receive email
instructions for these meetings.
If this is the first time you use Zoom, please
connect a few minutes early in case you are
prompted to download and install an extension
for your browser.
Memories - 50
Saga of Semiconductor Memories
over the last 50 years can be
broken into 8 Segments: (1)The
initial ramp of DRAMS to volume
production and the integration
of the SRAM memory onto the
chip; (2) the Memory Wall - a
struggle to make DRAMs faster
and more system compatible with
the logic MPU, culminating
in Synchronous RAMs; (3)
the birth of the non-volatile
memory and evolution of the
Cache Hierarchy; (4) embedded
memory and the age of the single
chip MCU; (5) Emerging Memories-
MRAM, FeRAM, PCRAM and the end
of Moore’s Law scaling; (6) the
advent of Vertical Scaling. the
new Moore’s law and the new
technologies to enable it;(7)
Intelligent Memories and the
intelligent Internet of Things;
(8) Artificial Intelligence on a
Dr. Betty Prince,
CEO of Memory Strategies
International. She has worked with
Texas Instruments, NV Philips and
Motorola in memory technology and
marketing management, at RCA in the
development of an early microprocessor
and at Fairchild in semiconductor
process technology. She is author of
six books in the Semiconductor Memory
area. She served as an IEEE SSCS
Distinguished Lecturer from 2005 -
2011, on the Program Committees of the
IEEE CICC and ITC and was on the
Technical Advisory Board of IEEE
Spectrum magazine. She was active in
the JEDEC Standards Organization and
was U.S. rep. to the IEC SC47A WG3
memory committee. She has served on
the Technical Advisory Board of
several memory companies and on the
Board of Directors of Mosaid
Technologies. She holds patents in the
memory, processor and interface areas.
She has a B.S. cum laude and M.S. in
physics and math from the University
of New Mexico and the University of
California, and an M.B.A. and a Ph.D.
from the University of Texas with
doctoral dissertation on fractal
Date & Time:
Tuesday, October 20,
2020, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
here to receive information to the
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IEEE Central Texas Section Meetup
meetings of interest:
UT AUSTIN IEEE
TEMS GRADUATE STUDENT CHAPTER - TALK ON
PATENTS AND IP
Join us to know
more about patents and IP commercialization
from our very own licensing experts – Ms.
Milda Saenz and Dr. Chris
October 14th, 2:00 to 3:00 pm
DISTINGUISHED LECTURE - "NEXT GENERATION
MOBILE NETWORKS WITH 5G"
will be given by Dr. Ashutosh Dutta;
who is currently a Senior Wireless
Communication Systems Research Scientist at
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Labs
(JHU/APL). Most recently he served as
Principal Member of Technical Staff at
AT&T Labs in Middletown, New Jersey.
October 14th, 6:00 to 7:30 pm
IMPLICATIONS OF WIRELESS COEXISTENCE ON
TODAY’S MODERN VEHICLES
An Overview of
Wireless Coexistence Measurements and
Challenges: Why Can’t We All Get Along?
by Jason Coder, Shared Spectrum
Metrology Group Leader, National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder,
Coexistence Implications on Automotive Test
and Measurement Applications, by Garth
D’Abreu Director, Automotive
Solutions at ETS-Lindgren, Cedar Park, Texas
October 21st, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
AUSTIN, OCTOBER 2020, TECH MEETING,
"TRANSFORMING THE GRID WITH SOLID-STATE
Engineers at the
FREEDM Systems Center at North Carolina State
University are developing solid-state
transformers that promise to make the
electrical grid more reliable and facilitate
renewable energy such as wind and solar. If
you drive down a typical road and look up when
you come to a utility pole, you’ll likely see
a transformer or two at the top of it. If you
pass an electrical substation, you might see
transformers there too, only mounted on the
ground. These ubiquitous metal boxes are
seemingly everywhere, as they play an integral
role in the nation’s electrical grid.
October 27th, 6:30 to 7:45 pm.
Advisors Group. The Digital
Transformation Demands Dope Data
transformation requires data storage that has
extreme security, is easy to
install/integrate/manage, and is more
portable/scalable. Dave Sikora,
CEO of ALTR, will tell us how their technology
provides such super storage
at TAG's October 30th virtual,
free meeting from 8 to 9 AM.
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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