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the best Audio
The smallest file
sizes and better looking video than YouTube
& ELECTRONICS HISTORY TIMELINE Adding more to the timeline below often...
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is now possible with movies, on-demand video, television cable-like programming,
a moving map GPS that tells where to turn, video teleconferencing, and much
Dick Tracy would be jealous! (NOTE: watched the Dick Tracy cartoon as a
kid in the late 1960s, and the picture below is dated 1997)
Music in Dolby stereo by:
Intervision 5 - "Your Mind"
Pink Floyd - "Time"
Journey - "Wheel In the Sky"
is also some links
down the right side of DesignAVS
Corporation Weblog. If you have any ideas e-Mails are appreciated. We hope to make this the best it can be and is a
work in progress. DesignAVS can make your history look and sound better to
more in the smallest file size or will do the most given any limitations.
2011 August 15 - Gold continues to set record high prices
hovering now around $1800 per ounce.
2011 August 15 - Traditional thinking stock traders are loosing
money. At the same time the 'new' way to trade stocks using computers
is paying off huge! Individual investors and brokers and not respond
fast enough so are loosing money by comparison to those new
2009 June 12 - Normal free
broadcast TV goes Digital stations no longer broadcast an analog signal
so analog televisions need a conversion box and antenna to work.
Sometimes HD is offered. Here is more information on Digital
2007 June 22 - A study released says YouTube
is 10% of all Internet traffic and 20% of all HTTP traffic. Video files are huge when compared to an email.
YouTube videos are still shown in little windows that look and sound
terrible compared to what is possible. Online videos will need to
improve looks and sound to replace TVs in our homes.
2004 August 20 - Google
goes public and in a single day raises $1.67B only selling a small
percentage of its shares. Started as a free search engine, once
traffic established became a valuable place to advertise. Google is a
verb to many in daily conversation.
2003 November 24 - Keep
your cell phone number and switch service carriers. Number portability
is expected to spark migration of one in five US subscribers and many businesses.
2003 October 23 - PC sales
strong as worldwide PC shipments climbed by 14.1% to 42.5 million units
2003 October 21 - Intel CEO: California
has lost its luster.
Oregon is the #1 Intel location counting workers, Arizona #2, overseas investment is growing
where more new customers are and quality engineers are a fraction the cost.
2003 October 7 - Broadcom's
Wi-Fi AirForce One at $12 each add wireless to anything with 70% less transmit power, 80% less receive power, and 97% less standby power than a typical Intel Centrino Wi-Fi solution.
2003 September 30 - The Arapahoe Working Group (AWG), has completed Draft 1.0 of the
Specification and will transfer it to the newly formed Advanced Switching Interconnect SIG
(ASI-SIG) later this year.
2003 September 30 - Microsoft targets 'digital home' living rooms with Windows
XP Media Center Edition 2004 to help computers work as a digital video recorder, music player, and image viewer.
2003 September 24 - Microsoft Windows XP to support AMD's 64-bit CPU first then Intel. While 64-bit Linux use on AMD's Opteron
microprocessor grows including a Los
Alamos selection last month.
2003 September 18 - Intel demonstrates first
PCI Express-based silicon, updates product roadmap, and introduces
developer programs including an interoperability lab.
2003 September 17 - Intel silicon innovation of wireless
on its CPUs, converged technologies will fuel future wireless communication growth.
2003 March 12 - Intel Announces the Centrino mobile technology
including CPU, chipset, and 802.11 (Wi-Fi) wireless networking to enable
PCs with six hours of battery life (Intel
brand intro). McDonalds,
airports, and others
install wireless networks to give users convenient web access.
2003 February 3 - Global jobs shift as US Companies design
chips overseas with growing
cut costs. Some locals are concerned about our latest EDA simulation
IC technology being sold in other countries as gives them what they need to
pass the US eventually in electronic development. India, China, Russia, Taiwan, and others have
2002 August 8 - The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to require electronics manufacturers to include digital tuners in all new
television sets by 2007.
This will bring consumer electronics and computers technology closer
2001 September - Shaun Maki, founded DesignAVS Corporation to provide the best customer service to help grow new
companies through proven methods and direct experiences. DesignAVS
designs websites, does digital video online consulting, and provides SEO
services. Shaun Maki's resume is HERE.
2000 - Intel releases the Pentium 4 with 42M transistors.
Moore's Law predicted 40 years of growth.
2000 - Internet users by the end of 1999 is 225 million and growing
2000 - Verisity Specman proves functional verification automation
can help build new testbenches three times faster once people are
trained. The problem is it takes a year for an engineer to learn how
to run the Specman new 'e' language in a slow non-simulator environment which gets in
the way of acceleration. Because 80% of design is validation, with
Intel running three validation engineers for each design engineer in HDL/C,
March 2001 Verisity becomes VRST on Nasdaq and close the year as the #1
IPO stock in 2001. The Centrino processor, Banias, is the first
big Specman application at Intel.
1998 - Dr. Chilai Huang Founded Avery
Design Systems to fill customer EDA needs
for verification and performance without running a new language.
1997 - There are 171 countries online.
1995 - For the first time Internet-related businesses go public on the stock market. Netscape's first-day NASDAQ stock rating is the third largest ever.
1995 - Verilog became IEEE Standard 1364.
1994 - Mosaic inventor Marc Andreesen and Silicon Graphics founder Jim Clark start Netscape Communications Corporation. They release Netscape Navigator, the first really popular, feature-rich web browser.
1993 - Alcatel creates the First
DSL modem chipset to allow broadband connection to the Internet over
standard copper twisted pair phone lines (the speed of each connection
depends on the distance to the phone switch).
1993 - Mosaic, a landmark web browser, becomes publicly available.
Users like its graphic interface.
1993 - an IEEE working group forms to formalize Verilog as a standard.
In the early-1990s Chi-Lai Huang Ph.D lead logic synthesis at
Cadence when they got him by acquiring Gateway Design Systems. Verilog
HDL was invented as simulation language by adding time to C. VHDL is
based on the strongly typed restrictive ADA government language. Use of Verilog for synthesis was a complete afterthought.
Chilai is a C/C++ expert and one of the main people who perfected Verilog at
Gateway Design Systems. Phil Morby wrote the book, and Prabhu Goel
cashed in as the private 'owner' of Gateway and now ramps up start-ups in
1991 - Open Verilog International (OVI) created.
1990 - Arpanet, the government-sponsored ancestor of the Internet, is dismantled. The extremely popular Internet now spreads out over thousands of networks, and has simply outgrown its Arpanet roots.
The World, a company based in Brookline, Massachusetts, becomes the first commercial provider of dial-up Internet access.
1990 - Cadence Design Systems decided to open the Verilog language to the public.
Up until then Verilog HDL was a proprietary language.
1990 - By the end of the '80s, there are 290 thousand Internet users.
1989 - Intel releases the 80486 with 1.18M transistors (25MHz, 20
MIPS) to a market with competition for the first
1987 March - Digital Video Interactive (DVI) technology is demonstrated by the
General Electric/David Sarnoff Research Center. It gives 70 minutes of full-motion video from a conventional CD-ROM disc.
Intel then creates Indeo Video
from DVI where video on a computer looks better with more CPU speed (Ligos
now owns Indeo).
1986 - In order to improve Internet access around the country, the National Science Foundation (NSF) establishes five supercomputing centers connected by a central "backbone." The centers are located in Princeton, NJ; Pittsburgh, PA; San Diego, CA; Urbana, IL; and Cornell, NY.
1985 - Intel releases the 80386 with 275,000 transistors (16MHz, 5
1985 - Verilog HDL originated at Automated Integrated Design Systems (later renamed Gateway Design Automation). The company was privately held at that time by Dr. Prabhu Goel, the inventor of the PODEM test generation algorithm.
Chilai Huang worked with Prabhu at Wang and was asked to be one of the
four Gateway co-founders. Verilog HDL design was lead by Phil Moorby, who later
became the Chief Designer for Verilog-XL and the first Corporate Fellow at Cadence Design Systems. Gateway Design Automation grew rapidly with the success of Verilog-XL and was finally acquired by Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, CA in
1984 - A central and organized Domain Name Server (DNS) is created. Domain names are the "people-friendly" alphabetical names
(www.designavs.com) that the DNS translates into "computer-friendly" numeric addresses
( something like: 184.108.40.206).
1983 - TCP/IP becomes the Internet's standard for computer to computer communication.
1982 - Arpanet, the Internet ancestor, now links well over 200 computers at university, government, and military sites across the country. A new site joins up every 20 days.
1982 - Intel releases the 80286 with 120,000 transistors (8MHz, 0.9
1980 - As the 1970s come to a close, there are 188 Internet-linked computers.
1971 - Intel invented the first commercial microprocessor the 4004
with 2,250 transistors. It had a clock speed of 108,000 (108KHz). The 4004 could carry out 60,000 instructions per second (0.06 MIPS); and was produced with a 10 micron resolution.
1969 - The world's first wide-area computer network, Arpanet, is up and running! It connects scientists at four universities: the University of California at Los Angeles, University of California at Santa Barbara, the Stanford Research Institute, and the University of Utah.
1968 - Intel's first year (Intel stands for
integrated electronics). The company is founded in Santa Clara, CA on Coffin Lane (later
Intel was able to have the road's name changed to Bowers Ave).
1965 - Gordon Moore noticed number of transistors was doubling
every 12 months while the price was unchanged. This rate slowed down
in the 80's to every 18 months. "Moore's Law" true through
at least 2010 says the number of transistors on a chip doubles every 18
1961 - Fairchild Camera's Robert Noyce creates first planar integrated circuit
(a chip). A picture is in the link below.
1928 July 2 - First TV station, W3XK, begins broadcasting.
the founder of DesignAVS Corporation, is a
degreed electrical engineer who has worked in technology for over 26 years.
Shaun was part of
introducing the 80386 / 80486 / Pentium-family CPUs and applied his skills to
winning designs for all of Intel's many chips, boards, systems, and software
solutions during a time when Intel grew from <$1B to >$27B. And from
nearly zero % to over half systems systems revenue at the same time. Shaun
was a "field sales team reviewer" of "Intel Inside" when Intel branded itself.
He helped pick: the logo, sound Dink-Da-Ding, advertising, media, combined with brilliant
marketing behind the scenes to keep a price war from happening at the buyers
desk as Intel met competition for the first time from Advanced Micro Devices (
AMD ) and Cyrix Corporation for 80386 / 80486 CPUs. In
the late 80s, at Intel Shaun Maki was part of introducing the first video on computers, Digital Video Interactive
(DVI), bought from GE created by David Sarnoff research laboratories those who
created the VCR tape. In the early 90s, also at Intel, he helped
introduce Indeo Video which is a scaleable video algorithm where quality depends
on CPU horsepower. Neither were a huge success to Intel as did not have
video quality acceptable to people who were used to watching television (240i then - 240 lines of vertical resolution and interlaced). For
the last ten years
Shaun has helped companies like Intel, Cisco, and PMC-Sierra create better
chips, networks, boards, systems, and software. When selling Verisity Specman to Intel
Shaun Maki's first challenge was to lead a team to verify the new bus called
'The Magic Bus'
then 'Arapahoe' internally at Intel. From early specifications fixing bugs to make it
work to send and receive packets for the first time on the bus today known as PCI Express
(PCIe). Now the standard graphics bus in all PCs from Microsoft / Intel
AND the Apple Macs now built on Intel architectures. Shaun Maki went on to help create PCIe Advanced Switching (www.asi-sig.org) and helped
make verification software for the new
serial bus. Maybe someday soon it will be common to transfer huge video files
between machines or devices. And to collaborate sharing extra-cycles on
networked computers when USB 2.0's speed falls short. This is especially
critical when sharing video files that even when compressed 10 to 50 times are
HUGE! DesignAVS Corporation was an early
member of the Intel Developer Network for PCIe and also an early member of the Intel
Developer Network for the Digital Home to help make global standards.
Computers are just starting to get into living rooms as a main entertainment
device and that trend is expected to continue. We almost don't watch TV
anymore as would rather get video on demand for what we want to watch when we
want to watch it (rather than being fed what somebody else wants us to see which
is what TV Channels and Cable Channels are). Shaun with his DesignAVS team of highly skilled consultants can get the job done better for
less. We can properly distribute HD video online today with clearly better audio and visual
quality to entertain and inform with more impact. Have entertainment
online everywhere superior to Comcast, Direct TV,
Digital Television, Dish Network. DesignAVS best is not here without a
mutual non-disclosure in place. e-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
to reach us.
Reaching more quality in the smallest file size or with the most
information packed into limitations given excites us. In the USA in September 2011,
Sputtering videos most have to put up even still today sure sucks. Maybe
it can get better if more people get to know what DesignAVS can do.
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