Past Events by Others

ZOOMING in on Data Storage and the HDD

Just discovered
A Western Digital tutorial in 2016 by Dr. Roger Wood, WD Fellow, which takes a look at storage in general starting with a tape drive now beyond the solar system and zooming by orders of magnitude down to the atomic level of modern hard …

HDD history as presented at Flash Memory Summit

A presentation on the history of the hard disk drive[i] at the August 2017 Flash Memory Summit identified “key figures” in the hard disk drive industry and their “breakthroughs” – the key figures were mainly PhD’s from IBM which is not surprising given IBM’s dominance …

July 28 IEEE CES Meeting: Game On! Origins of the Atari 2600

IEEE Consumer Electronics Society (CES) was able to recruit  Joe Decuir –  one of the original designers for the chips used in the Atari 2600 (see bio below) and helped build the video game industry.  His talk will include a historical view of the Atari …

History Session @ Flash Memory Summit, Aug 7th, Santa Clara, CA

Session 302-C: An Interview with Simon Sze, Co-Inventor of the Floating Gate (History Track)
Organizer: Brian A. Berg, President, Berg Software Design
Thursday, August 7 9:45am-10:50am Santa Clara Convention Center
Simon Sze, Professor, National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan)
Session Description:
What was the origin of the “floating gate” transistor, the …

New Event: From Mainframe to Smartphone: What an Amazing Trip It’s Been

THURSDAY August 21, 2014 at the Computer History Museum, Mt View, CA
From Mainframe to Smartphone: What an Amazing Trip It’s Been Speaker: Dr. Dileep Bhandarkar, IEEE Fellow and VP Technology at Qualcomm 
REGISTRATION is REQUIRED.  Please register at:
Lecture from 12pm-1:30pm: bring your own lunch and arrive early to network …

IEEE History Committees; IT & Computer History Resources

Please note that there are two IEEE History  committees with similar names:

1.  IEEE History Committee- which approves worldwide milestones….

2.  IEEE SV Technology History Committee- which reports to IEEE SCV Excom and features panel discussions related to history of a specific technology

Prior to the approval of …