The Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science program for June 4, 2023, will feature Steven Sarns in a presentation on integrated circuits or chips, how they are made, how they are used, and why there is a shortage of them.
The much-publicized chip shortage has affected nearly every aspect of our everyday lives; from why you can’t get a credit card replaced to why the seat of your new car is cold.
Sarns, a 50-year veteran of the semiconductor industry, will explore the seemingly unrelated confluence of events that led to the global chip shortage, touching on global supply chains, espionage, and trade wars.
Sarns worked in various semiconductor R & D facilities before founding his own company where the emphasis was on empowering inventors and non-engineers to create microprocessor-based projects. The resulting products are now used world-wide in hundreds of applications. Having sold his business 20 years ago, he continues as a hobbyist in the field.
Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. Doors open at 9:30 a. m. and the program begins at 10:00 a. m. at the Scout Hut, 210 East Sackett St., Salida.
A discussion will follow the talk. Admission is free and the public is welcome.