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The Phenomenon Known as Silicon Valley – Part 2

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 4th November 2013

Guest: Mike Malone, American author, columnist, editor, investor, business-man, and television producer; expert on Silicon Valley business and technology

Host: Karen Bartleson, Senior Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

(This is Part 2 for Mike Malone’s “The Phenomenon Known as Silicon Valley. Click here for Part 1)

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Mike Malone is the world’s first daily tech reporter. As a veteran Silicon Valley journalist and author, he is intimately familiar with the evolution of this amazing high-tech mecca. In this two-part show, Mike takes us back to the very beginning when soldiers coming back from war changed the face of northern California. He then takes us through the emergence of the world’s greatest high-tech companies and ends with a view of what could bring about the demise of Silicon Valley or keep it infinitely sustainable.

Mike Malone: “Silicon Valley is really a nexus of a lot of different forces–historical forces and technological forces. It all kind of converged in the late 1940s.”

During his show, Mike talks about how it came to be that Silicon Valley is what Silicon Valley is:

Part 1 (Click for Part1)

-Historical Silicon Valley figures

-The development of key historical Silicon Valley technologies

-The emergence of key Silicon Valley companies

Part 2

-The explosion of companies that gave us Silicon Valley

-Moore’s Law

-The rise of the Internet that led to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

-Whether or not he thinks there is something that will bring about the demise of Silicon Valley

-The Future of Silicon Valley

Links of interest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_S._Malone

Michael S. Malone’s books on Amazon

“I Write About Silicon Valley”, Forbes

Mike Malone, Huffington Post

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The Phenomenon Known as Silicon Valley – Part 1

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 24th October 2013

Guest: Mike Malone, American author, columnist, editor, investor, business-man, and television producer; expert on Silicon Valley business and technology

Host: Karen Bartleson, Senior Director, Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc.

(This post was updated on November 4th, 2013 to only include Part 1. Click here for Part 2)

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Mike Malone is the world’s first daily tech reporter. As a veteran Silicon Valley journalist and author, he is intimately familiar with the evolution of this amazing high-tech mecca. In this two-part show, Mike takes us back to the very beginning when soldiers coming back from war changed the face of northern California. He then takes us through the emergence of the world’s greatest high-tech companies and ends with a view of what could bring about the demise of Silicon Valley or keep it infinitely sustainable.

Mike Malone: “Silicon Valley is really a nexus of a lot of different forces–historical forces and technological forces. It all kind of converged in the late 1940s.”

During his show, Mike talks about how it came to be that Silicon Valley is what Silicon Valley is:

Part 1

-Historical Silicon Valley figures

-The development of key historical Silicon Valley technologies

-The emergence of key Silicon Valley companies

Part 2 (click for Part 2)

-The explosion of companies that gave us Silicon Valley

-Moore’s Law

-The rise of the Internet that led to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn

-Whether or not he thinks there is something that will bring about the demise of Silicon Valley

-The Future of Silicon Valley

Links of interest:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_S._Malone

Michael S. Malone’s books on Amazon

“I Write About Silicon Valley”, Forbes

Mike Malone, Huffington Post

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How Ethernet Came to Be: a Conversation With an Inventor

Posted by Hannah Conrad on 24th September 2013

Guest: Bob Metcalfe, Ethernet inventor, Professor of Innovation, University of Texas at Austin

Host:  Karen Bartleson, Sr. Director Community Marketing, Synopsys Inc., President, IEEE Standards Association

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Ethernet celebrated its 40 year anniversary earlier this year. For four decades, Ethernet has changed how people work and communicate all over the world.

Because of her position as President of the IEEE Standards Association, our very own Karen Bartleson had the privilege of interviewing Bob Metcalfe, co-inventor of Ethernet. With permission from the IEEE Standards Association, we are republishing this show so that you can enjoy Bob’s story of how Ethernet evolved from an interesting technology into a global standard.

Bob Metcalfe: “. . .we convinced Digital Equipment Corporation and Xerox to begin cooperating to develop something they could use to interconnect their products. So, here I have Digital Equipment Corporation, Xerox and Intel all discussing how they were going to build this network that they were going to use, and someone said, ‘. . . These are major US corporations conspiring in restraint of trade,’  . . .[so, we decided], ‘Why don’t we make it an open standard?’ . . .We created a project at IEEE and gave our standard to IEEE, and the IEEE project would made it a standard.”

During the show, Bob talks about:

  • The invention of Ethernet
  • At what point Ethernet start evolving and becoming a standard
  • How he thinks Ethernet and its subsequent incarnations are going to look like 40 years from now
  • Some words of wisdom for the next generation of engineers
  • What energy means to the Ethernet and vice versa

Links of interest:

Original IEEE Article and Video

Wikipedia Robert Metcalfe

Wikipedia Ethernet

IEEE STandard 802.3

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