[SI-LIST] : How to create IEEE SI Society Chapters ?

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From: Ray Anderson ([email protected])
Date: Mon Mar 20 2000 - 13:11:54 PST

Dear Sir:

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        Recently the concept of starting local IEEE SI Society Chapters was broached,
and it seems that there is very strong support for the concept. I have attached
a number of messages below from list members who have expressed interest in the
concept. I am sure there are numerous others who are interested in starting
and/or joining local chapters of an SI Society if one were to exist. The
current EMC Society Chapters are a good example model.

        The question arose as to how members would proceed to create local
chapters under the IEEE auspices. If you could provide some information
and direction on what the appropriate steps are to initiate the development
of such local IEEE Society Chapters I will pass the info on to the list membership.
At that point the "organizers" in the group can take the ball and run with it.


        Raymond E. Anderson
        Signal Integrity Engineer
        si-list administrator
        Sun Microsystems Computer Corporation
        (IEEE Member # 07781784)

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From: Doug McKean [mailto:[email protected]]
Sent: Friday, March 17, 2000 4:14 PM
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: [SI-LIST] : Fast edges with limited plane capacitance

[email protected] wrote:
> Larry:
> It looks like we are at odds on this one and have perhaps thoroughly
> Matt. Perhaps we need to have a confab over lunch to more efficiently
> exchange views. Or maybe even start a monthly roundtable meeting of SI
> Engineers to meet and exchange problems, concepts, and experiences over a
> two-hour lunch. Anyone else interested?

Better yet. How about starting a local
SI Society chapter here in the valley
and elsewhere? Doug McKean


From: Farrokh Mottahedin <[email protected]>
To: "'[email protected]'" <[email protected]>
Subject: [SI-LIST] : SI Society Chapter
Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 08:54:46 -0800
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I really like Doug's suggestion about starting an SI society in the valley
and perhaps elsewhere. Anyone else interested?

Farrokh Mottahedin

Quantum Corp.
500 McCarthy Blvd.
Milpitas, CA 95035
[email protected]

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Sounds like a good idea. I would love to see one in the Boston area as well.


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I'd be interested.


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I really like this idea too, We like to start in Research Triangle Park or
East coast. Anyone interested
in east coast.

Pravin Patel
 3039 Cornwallis Road
RTP, NC 27709
Email: [email protected]

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Dear All:

Great suggestion. It will be beneficial to all practicing SI engineers, as
well as to the industry in general to establish such a society.


Muzahid Huda
Silicon Image
Sunnyvale, CA

From: [email protected]ll.com
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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:42:17 -0600
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Good Idea.

And how about a Texas Chapter, anyone?

Aubrey Sparkman
Signal Integrity
[email protected]
(512) 723-3592

From: "zanella, fabrizio" <[email protected]>
To: "'[email protected]'" <[email protected]>
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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 14:48:31 -0500
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We at EMC would also be interested in a Boston Area SI society, with face to
face meetings once a month.
Fabrizio Zanella
Hardware Engineering
EMC Corporation
508-435-2075, x14645
FAX: 508-497-8027
[email protected]

From: "Patterson, Ken" <[email protected]>
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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 13:51:49 -0600
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A chapter in the North East would benefit greatly.


Ken Patterson
Sr. Electronic Engineer
ADC Telecommunications
Broadband Access and Transport Group/Pathway Division
777 Beta Dr.
Mayfield Village, Ohio 44143

From: "Peters, Stephen" <[email protected]>
To: "'[email protected]'" <[email protected]>
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Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 12:24:02 -0800
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Mmmm... I'll volunteer to start a chapter in Tahiti <g>

Seriously, there are plenty of SI engineers in Oregon and
Washington. I bet a chapter here would be most welcome.

   Stephen Peters
   Intel Corp.

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