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Joint Meeting with IEEE Magnetics SCV: Tues, Nov.12th, 2013

                                            Panel  Discussion on the History of Magnetic Thin Film Recording Media

Chaired by Tom Coughlin   Coughlin Associates

Abstract

In the innaugural meeting of the IEEE Silicon Valley Technology History Committee (co-sponsored by IEEE Magnetics Society of SCV), IEEE Region 6 Director Elect Tom Coughlin will moderate an informal discussion on the history of magnetic thin film magnetic recording disks.  Panelists include the founder of Komag along with other hard disk drive industry participants who were Santa Clara Valley magnetic recording pioneers.

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear about Santa Clara Valley magnetic recording development from pioneers in the field.  The lively panel session will be followed by a spirited audience Q &A.
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The IEEE Silicon Valley Technology History Committee determined that the topic of this special event would be of interest to the SCV section. That committee worked with the IEEE Magnetics Society SCV Chapter to recruit the panel of speakers and formulate discussion questions/issues for them.  Special thanks to Tom Coughlin and Tom Gardner for their great effort to organize and co-ordinate the panel session.
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Venue:   Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose, CA Directions and Map
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Timeline:
6:45pm  Pizza, Cookies & Conversation
7:30pm  Opening Remarks and Introductions by Alexey Khvalkovskiy- IEEE Magnetics Chairman &
                  Alan J Weissberger-IEEE SV Technology History Chairman
7:40pm  Panel Session Moderated by Tom Coughlin
8:45pm  Audience Q&A
9pm       Adjournment
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Panelists

  • Tu Chen
  • Tom Yamashita
  • Ed Murdock
  • Leonard Nanis
  • Tadashi Yogi

Abstracts & Bio’s at:  http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2013_11S.html

Reservations suggested, click here to RSVP if you plan to attend:    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/9196477913/eorg

Looking forward to meeting you at this event…

Alan J Weissberger

alan.weissberger@ieee.org