DATE & TIME
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
6:00 PM Member Reception
7:00 PM Lecture
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Full Lecture - 05_25_2005_MY_LIFE_ON_THE_WIRELESS_FRONTIER_DR IRWIN_JACOBS
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Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shoreline Boulevard
Mountain View, CA 94043
Pre registration is now closed. Seats are still available for those who register at the door.
Free. Suggested donation of $10.00 at the door from non-members.
Call (650) 810-1898 for information.
ABSTRACT OF TALK
Dr. Irwin Jacobs helped found QUALCOMM in 1985 and under his leadership it became a Fortune 500 company, listed in the Standard & Poorís 500 Index and traded on the NASDAQ. This former professor of electrical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and of computer science and engineering at the University of California-San Diego led the commercialization of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology, regarded as the world's most advanced voice and data wireless communications technology. CDMA technology--which converts speech into digital information that is transmitted over a wireless network and reconverted to speech on the other end--was first demonstrated in 1989. Elizabeth Corcoran is a senior editor at Forbes Magazine and has been covering the technology sector for years from the publicationís Silicon Valley bureau. Jacobs will share with Corcoran his journey from hallowed halls of academia to the vanguard of telecommunications and also comment on the next wave of new technologies driving the wireless world.
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