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June 15 – Classic Car Restoration – System Approach

IEEE CTS LM-CTCN Jun 15, 2021 Meeting.

Topic: Classic Car Restoration – System Approach

Date: June 15, 2021

Time: 6-8 PM CST

Venue: Virtual meeting with Zoom

Abstract:  Engineers like to get their hands dirty and tinker with things during weekends after a busy week in order to relax.  For retired engineer Terry Lawell, it is natural for him to spend more time on his hobby of fixing and restoring his own sports car. In this talk, he will tell his story of accidentally jumping into a new business of restoring and selling classic sports car and his system engineering approach to each unique project. Terry received the joy of completing each project and a little profit.

Bio: Terry Lawell joined Sperry/Univac as a Field Engineer in Houston after he completed his US Air Force duty in 1966. He ventured into the main frame computer field in Univac and Datapoint till 1978. He joined Motorola Semiconductor Austin in 1978 as Product Proposal Engineer in the Microprocessor Division. He later joined the design team as System Engineer and involved in developing the 680X family and later the RISC Architecture 88K family Microprocessor as well as R&D in Neural Network and Vector computing. Terry moved to AMD for few years and then joined Cadence in 2000 as consultant for computer modeling and verification. He then joined Verilab, another design tools co. In 2005. Terry retired in 2010 from the chip related industry.  He was awarded10 patents in communications and microprocessor architecture from his work at Motorola (7) and AMD (3).   His hobby after retirement is to restore his old sports car.

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