The IEEE Santa Clara Valley (SCV) Section created the Silicon Valley Technology History Committee to hold regular technical meetings on a broad range of historical technologies that were conceived, developed, or progressed in greater Silicon Valley.

Meetings are now being held as free webinars.

Upcoming Events




To access the abstracts, presentations and/or videos of our meetings, please visit the Committee Events page.

Current members and their fields of expertise are:

  • Chairperson: Tom Coughlin- Mass Storage (both magnetic and solid state)
  • Vice Chair: Brian Berg- Software, Microprocessors and Mass Storage
  • Treasurer & Webmaster: Tom Gardner-Storage, mainframe computers and networking
  • Francine Bellson- Physics, Member at Large
  • Ted Hoff- Electronics (vacuum tubes, transistors, discrete components, ICs, semiconductor memory, etc)
  • Ken Pyle- Videographer, Member at Large
  • Geoff Thompson- LANs (especially Ethernet standards and applications) and Internet
  • Alan J Weissberger- Semiconductors, telecom, and academic research
  • Paul Wesling- Silicon Valley history and diverse technologies)

IEEE members are invited to volunteer to help the IEEE Silicon Valley Technology History committee in anyway that would progress our mission. We are especially seeking volunteers who are subject matter experts on: the Internet, PCs, larger computers (mainframes and minicomputers), military and space electronics/defense systems, control systems (e.g. air traffic control, command and control, supervisory control, etc), instrumentation, calculators, and other technologies that are indigenous to Silicon Valley. IEEE membership is a requirement along with willingness to serve in any capacity, i.e. organizing or participating in technical meetings, help with on-site logistics, email lists, web site content, promotion, liaison with IEEE groups or other non-profit organizations.

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For general questions and to volunteer for this committee,
please contact tom[at]tomcoughlin[dot]com

To join our event notification email list,
please contact b[dot]berg[at]IEEE[dot]org