SCV Milestone Program


Upcoming SCV Section Milestone Dedications

August 28, 2019 – Conductive Polymer Self-Regulating Heat-Tracing Cable, 1972


List of SCV Section Milestones

Dialog Online Search System, 1966
Moore’s Law, 1965
Birthplace of Silicon Valley, 1956
Public Demonstration of Online Systems and Personal Computing, 1968
Shakey: the World’s First Mobile Intelligent Robot, 1972
‎Ampex Videotape Recorder, 1956
IEEE Special Citation Computer History Museum, 1979
SPARC RISC Architecture, 1987
The CP/M Microcomputer Operating System, 1974
The Floating Gate EEPROM, 1976 – 1978
SPICE Circuit Simulation Program, 1970
Inception of the ARPANET, 1969
Semiconductor Planar Process and Integrated Circuit, 1959
Development of the HP-35, the First Handheld Scientific Calculator, 1972
RAMAC, 1956
Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, 1962


IEEE Milestones program
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