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ADDITIONAL EDUCATION

Besser Associates Besser3
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. See ad below.

Santa Clara University Graduate EngineeringSCU
MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad below.

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Earn your MS in Information Systems with Blockchain Technology Specialization. Learn more . See ad below.


PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES
AND EVENTS

Call for Papers
Paper Submission Deadline: Sept. 10, 2018 ISQED 2019 - Quality Electronics Design; manufacturing, design and EDA.

Papers due January 1, 2019, ISPCE 2019, San Jose, May 6-8, 2019 conference
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering. See ad below.


August 7-9, 2018, Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara
The latest technology updates, forecasts, and roadmaps for non-volatile memory (NVM); highlights feature NVMe, NVMe-oF, Persistent Memory, advanced memory technologies, key Open Source software topics, and the latest storage design tricks. $100 discount for IEEE members. See ad below.

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo August 30, 2018 Submission of accepted final papers (full and poster) for inclusion in conference proceedings
Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity. See ad below.

September 11-13, 2018, PCB West, Santa Clara Convention Center
Silicon Valley's largest event for the printed circuit board industry, connecting design to fab to assembly. Visit PCB West for more information. Register for the conference by August 13 to save $100. See ad below.

September 23-27, 2018, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon
ECCE2018 Renewables, smart grid, energy harvesting, reliability, diagnostics, measurement techniques. See ad below.

September 24-27, 2018, Storage Developer Conference , Santa Clara
SDC2018 All forms of data storage, Big Data / Analytics / IoT / Blockchain, Erasure Coding, Green and Energy Efficient IT Technologies. See ad below.

September 24 & 25, 4:00 pm each day, IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Tensorflow, TI, Santa Clara
Harness the predictive power of machine learning. See ad below.

October 3-6, 2018, Frontiers in Education, San Jose
FIE Engineering education innovations.

October 18-21, 2018, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity. See ad below.

March 2019, ISQED 2019, Santa Clara
Quality Electronics Design; manufacturing, design and EDA.

May 2019, ISPCE 2019, San Jose
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering.


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ENERGY AND POWER SYSTEMS

The Tenth Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2018) will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA on September 23 - 27, 2018 ECCE 2018 is the pivotal international conference and exposition event on electrical and electromechanical energy conversion field. ECCE 2018 will feature both industry-driven and application-oriented technical sessions, as well as expositions.

ECCE2018 Energy Conversion Systems and Technologies, such as
* Renewable and alternative energy systems
* Smart grids, micro-grids, and utility applications
* Electrical energy storage systems

Components and Subsystems for Energy Conversion, such as
* Power electronic devices (Si and Wide band-gap) and applications
* Power conversion topologies, modulation, and control
* Rotating/linear electro-mechanical devices and drive systems

See ieee-ecce.org/2018. Interested in exhibiting? Contact ecceexhibits@courtesyassoc.com.



Besser3 Premier RF and Wireless courses now available through Besser Associates

Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines - July 22, 2018 to Dec. 30, 2018, Online
Smartphone RF Architecture Fundamentals - August 22 to 24, 2018, San Jose
5G, mm-Wave Antennas: Phased Arrays, Propagation, Integration & Test - September 24 to 25, 2018, San Jose
mm-Wave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques - September 26 to 28, 2018, San Jose
Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits and Back - September 24 to 28, 2018, San Jose
EMI/EMC and Signal Integrity Boot Camp - October 22 to 26, 2018, San Jose
RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques - October 24 to 26, 2018, San Jose
5G Wireless Networks - October 22 to 24, 2018, San Jose
RF Technology Certification - September 17, 2018 to March 19, 2019, Online

For the complete schedule please visit: Besser Associates


IoTSurvey MS in Information Systems with Blockchain Technology Specialization
, at the Intersection of Business, IT Management, and Engineering

Whether you have recently graduated with your bachelor's degree and want to move into the forefront of new technologies in the information systems field, or you have been in the industry for years and are ready to transform your career to become an IT leader, the MS-IS is designed for students with all different technical backgrounds. Learn more

Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose


SCU
            Engineering with a Mission

   The Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering program offers:

* MS degree in Power Systems and Sustainable Energy.
* Certificate programs in Renewable Energy
and Frugal Innovation

Students interested in the MS degree must satisfy the standard admissions criteria, an undergraduate degree in a field of engineering (physics degrees will also be considered), GRE scores and (for international students) demonstrated proficiency in English. Both TOEFL and IELTS scores are acceptable for this purpose.

To obtain more information, please contact Stacey Tinker at stinker@scu.edu or call 408-554-4313. Mention this ad and your application fee will be waived.


HUMANITARIAN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

GHTC2018-logo The Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) will be held on October 18-21, at the Double Tree in San Jose. Deadline for poster papers (up to 2 pages) is July 15.

* Affordable & Clean Energy * Agriculture & Food Security * Clean Water & Sanitation * Community engagement, Capacity building, and Behavior Change * Connectivity & Communication * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities * Technology Enhanced Quality Education Delivery * Technology Enhanced Healthcare * Technology and Applications for Poverty Alleviation * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals * Technology Showcase (exhibit display)



Introducing the IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Tensorflow
by IEEE ComSoC, ITSoC, CIS and Apollo AI on
Monday September 24, at 4:00 pm
Tuesday September 25, at 4:00 pm

* Bring together computer science and statistics to harness that predictive power
* End-to-end process of investigating data through a machine-learning lens
* Extract and identify useful features that best represent your data

Register here. Early bird tickets last till July 15th.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Partner with science teachers of K-8 students - topsofscv.org STEM logo

School Science Presenters Wanted for AVS Science in Action - ncccavs_education@avs.org or brynsvold@ieee.org! SIA Logo

Have you ever thought about teaching? Learn more and Apply for the EnCorps Fellowship for STEM Professionals - encorps.org EnCorpsSTEM

Project Open NanoCarbon - Monthly meetups/opensci journal club to research, build and deploy open hardware to rapidly solidify gigatonnes of carbon from atmospheric CO2.

Advise & mentor underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs. Flexible time commitment. Business and technology experienced professionals browse details, and apply to join at skysthelimit.org


SERVICES OFFERED/ EMPLOYMENT WANTED

Scientist expert in nanomaterials synthesis and characterization; active materials (printable electrocatalysts and colloidal nanoparticles) for electrochemical devices; biosensors for biomedical systems; analytical methods for process and product characterization. Experience working in start-up environment and familiar with regulatory requirements. Seeking opportunities in Research/Engineering. Elaheh Farjami, PhD

Over 5 yrs experience in design/processing of biomaterials and handling of mammalian stem cells. Expert in biochemical assay/optical characterization; seeking research/engineering position. Dr. Varshini Vishwanath

Data-driven, result-oriented Product Marketing Manager with expertise in technical marketing (sensors, scientific instrumentation), strong scientific background and customer-oriented service support is ready to re-enter the workforce, Nataliya Starostina

Successful wafer fab mgr, fabless program mgr, technical & process engineering mgr, technical sales & customer relations, SBIR reviewer, start-up experience, seeking challenges in consulting, management, & engineering, Glenn Friedman

Materials scientist with 15+ years experience in the commercialization of nanomaterials; experience includes materials synthesis, characterization, formulation, and coating; Seeking opportunities in R&D, and/or management. Roland Lee, PhD

Experienced materials scientist with expertise in device processing, micro-fabrication techniques, materials characterization and device applications of nanomaterials; carbon based nanomaterials and their hybrid systems; seeking R&D and materials engineering position in any location, Vasuda Bhatia, PhD

Expert in thin film and materials development, device fabrication, with rich experiences on product launch and transfer. Seeking R&D or product related position, Dr. Xiaofeng Yao Harman

Principle Structure Analysis Engineer, Dr. Rachel A. Zhao, with 15+ year experience finite element analysis with strong mechanics research and teaching experience in nonlinear static and dynamic analysis including impact, vibration and fatigue analysis for vehicles, spacecraft, electronics packages, PCB, solder joints etc.

Developer & Cloud DevOPS w/ 11 years Unix/Linux, 6 years Colloidal & Surface Chemistry, developing prototype MESH drone swam for pollution/bacteria & virus monitoring, Joschka-Joseph Anderson

Can help on modern cybersecurity, virtualized networking/information fabric slices and 5g along with smart utilization of AI/ML technologies: Director/cto level engineering architect and development exec with 25+ yrs of expertise. TK Lala, tk2929@gmail.com Sr. Process Technician with over 15 years experience in Semiconductors Equipment Manufacture R&D lab: Wafer processing, characterization, data summary, purchasing, supplies, and inventory control; Seeking opportunities in R&D lab technician, or supply chain. Gana Rimple, ganarimple@gmail.com


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InteliTekInc Partners in:             Materials include:
* CAD design             * Aluminum
* Aeronautics             * Stainless Steel
* Automotive              *Titanium
* Infrared                   * Copper
* Medical                   * Brass
* Prototyping             * Multiple types of Plastics
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CHAPTER EVENTS
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Santa Clara Valley Section
Blockchain Group Be part of the new Blockchain Group, the latest disruptive technology many are talking about. If interested, please notify Sandra Winkler at s.l.winkler@ieee.org

7/24, 6:00 pm SCV YP IEEE Summer Happy Hour. Get Happy @ the Halford, The Halford, 1494 Halford Avenue, Santa Clara
You're invited to network and catch-up with old and new friends at our summer happy hour! This time, we'll be hosting at The Halford, and we'll provide the appetizers!

7/25. 6:30 pm SFBAC PELS SCV RELIAB Reliability of a Semiconductor Power Switch in a Power Electronics Switching Converter, Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Blvd., Santa Clara. $5 at the door
PELS Distinguished Lecturer (DL) speaking about reliability factors in power supply design with emphasis on power switch life and how to validate and monitor performance over application life.

7/26, 6:00 pm SCV CAS A 13b ENOB Noise-Shaping SAR ADC with a Two-Capacitor DAC, Cypress Semiconductor, Main Auditorium in Building 6, 198 Champion Ct, San Jose
smaller, mismatch error can be greatly reduced; first-order noise shaping, which can improve the ADC's linearity; 2 kHz signal bandwidth, it achieved a 78.8 dB SNDR

8/1, 6:00 pm, SCV CIS Interpretable, Integrative Deep Learning for Decoding the Human Genome, H2O.ai, 2307 Leghorn St, Mountain View
Deep learning models can reveal the regulatory code that controls differentiation and identity of diverse blood cell types. Differences in DNA sequence across healthy and diseased individuals are likely to affect molecular mechanisms associated with complex traits and diseases. Free.

8/4, 11:30 am, SFBA IEEE SCV Social Event & Awards Ceremony . Blackberry Farm Recreation and Pool, 21979 San Fernando Avenue, Cupertino
Mexican food will be catered, activities include bubble maker, volleyball, frisbee, soccer, pool available for $4. Free.

8/7, 6:30 pm, SCV CS Helping You-and the Children in Your Life-Learn STEM Subjects More Effectively, Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
delves deep into the brain to give you practically useful information about how you, and your children, can become experts; neuroscientific perspective why it's perfectly normal to not understand; Free

8/9, 6:00 pm SCV CASS SSCS Massive MIMO Active Antenna Arrays for Advanced Wireless Communications, Cypress Semiconductor, Main Auditorium in Building 6, 198 Champion Ct, San Jose
benefits and limitations for various RAN systems and frequency bands, field trial results for Blue Danube Massive MIMO products operating in mid-band spectrum

8/16, 6:00 pm SCV IMS Near-Field Scanning: Searching for Root Causes, Geometrics, 2190 Fortune Drive San Jose
Emission source microscopy (ESM) scanning technology is a powerful tool to identify the radiated emission sources, back-calculating the field to board or system surface to localize the contributing sources

8/21, 11:30 am SFBA NANO Real Limits to Nanoelectronics, EAG Laboratories, 810 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale
alternate contact techniques including carbon nanotubes, graphene, optical interconnects, and 3-D structures. Krishna Saraswat, Stanford University. $4 to $6.

8/23, 11:30 am SFBA EPS Flexible Hybrid Electronics: System as Package (& Tour), NextFlex, 2244 Blach Place # 150, San Jose
industrial, medical, automotive and consumer markets will show how additive manufacturing, combined with flexible substrates, can deliver on the promise of the "electronics on everything." $10 - $15

8/23, 6:00 pm, SCV CIS When Your Big Data Seems Too Small: Accurate Inferences Beyond the Empirical Distribution, Intel SC12, 3600 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara
Possible to estimate the performance that could be achieved if additional data (drawn from the same data source) were obtained. Free - $10.

8/24, 8:30 am, SCV CNSV PATCA Seminar: A New Ballgame - Profiting from the 2018 Tax Reform Law and Recent Supreme Court Rulings, SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
The new 20% 199A deduction; Independent Contractors; Home office deductions and commute expenses; 3 hours, $30, free to CNSV members

9/6, 6:00 pm SCV TEMS Steve Jobs' Inimitable Leadership & Apple's Metamorphosis: What Can We Learn From His Four Avatars? , National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara,
"Avatar Framework" to explain Jobs' four personalities: Artist, Manager, Cowboy, and Tyrant, 47 of his critical decisions between 1997 and 2011, lessons learned and how these lessons could be applied by today’s leaders. IEEE members: $12, Non-members: $15, At the Door: $20

9/20. 6:00 pm SCV CIS On the Role of Structure in Learning for Robot Manipulation, Intel SC12, 3600 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara
Interactive Perception for capable robotic manipulation, a robot requires methods for processing rich, sensory feedback and feedforward predictors of the effect of physical interaction. Free to $15

Oakland East Bay Section
OEB PES Fabulously Interesting Power Distribution Application focused meetings starting soon! Evening Meetings, featuring Buffet Dinner by Spin A Yarn Restaurant, to be held in Fremont, with easy BART / Uber, or cab access. Interested parties, please contact Finn Schenck, Interim Chair at finn.schenck@iemfg.com, tel 1-510-676-0979.

9/20, 5:30 pm OEB IAS Cosmic Wireless Power Transfer System and the Equation for Everything, Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane Pleasant Hill
Timewave theory; merging of Einstein's equation with acoustics and cosmic superstring theory

San Francisco Section

STORAGE DEVELOPER CONFERENCE

Created BY Developers FOR Developers, the Storage Developer Conference, SDC, is the destination for technical discussions and education on the latest storage technologies and standards.

Spend four days with your peers, and take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the experts all in one place.

Topics covered at the conference include:

* Persistent Memory                  * NVMe                                      * Cloud Storage
* Performance                           * File Systems                            * Orchestration
* Object Storage                        * Storage Security                     * Storage Management

SDC will be held on September 24-27 in Santa Clara, CA. IEEE eGrid readers can receive $200 off, of SDC registration. To get the discount, register here and use code SDC18IEEE.


CONNECTING DESIGN TO FAB TO ASSEMBLY

PCB WEST 2018 is the largest conference and exhibition for
printed circuit board design, fabrication and assembly in the Silicon Valley.

Nearly 70 presentations on the hottest topics, including:
          * Reverse engineering, and how to stop it
          * Fine-pitch BGA design
          * Noise control in high-speed electronics
          * All day tutorials on transmission lines, DfM and assembly process troubleshooting
Free One-day Exhibition
           * 100+ leading suppliers and services on the show floor
           * 15+ free technical session
           * Networking events throughout the day

Register today to attend PCB WEST at the Santa Clara Convention Center, featuring a three-day conference September 11 - 13 and a FREE one-day exhibition September 12. Register for the conference by August 13 to save $100.



High speed and big data - Make sure your computer memory is up to speed. Attend the
Flash Memory Summit
* 3D NAND flash and 3D XPoint
* NVMe and NVMe-oF
* "Pitch Party" Theatre
* Women, Leadership and Flash - Panel & Networking
* Chat with the Experts: 40 tables devoted to each of 40 industry topics

August 7-9, 2018, Flash Memory Summit, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. $100 discount for IEEE members.


CALL FOR PAPERS - PRODUCT SAFETY ENGINEERING

ISPCE is the premier product safety symposium, and focuses on topics for workers and innovators. Paper submission for the May 6-8, 2019 symposium in San Jose is now open, and last day to submit a paper submission is January 1, 2018. Paper topics include:

* Global Market Access & Regulations
* Compliance Management
* EMC & Wireless Compliance
* Environmental & Energy Regulations
* Batteries & Energy Storage Systems
* Medical Devices
* Compliance 101
* Hazard Based Safety Engineering
* Safety Science
* Forensics, Failure & Risk Analysis, Assessment & Management
* Legal, Regulations, Directives & Consumer Protection
* Emerging Technologies & Innovations

Please submit your abstracts and reviewable drafts to ISPCE 2019 paper submissions


CALL FOR PAPERS - DESIGN FOR QUALITY

Paper submission for the 20th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED 2019) is now open.
A pioneer and leading multidisciplinary conference, ISQED accepts papers related to manufacturing, design and EDA, in the various disciplines of
* High level design * Circuit design (digital, analog, mixed-signal, RF) * Test & verification * Design automation tools * Processes * Flows * Device modeling * Semiconductor technology * Advance packaging * Biomedical & bioelectronic devices.
Submission topics include:

Machine Learning & Cognitive Computing in Hardware (CCH)     *     Hardware and System Security (HSS)
Design Technology Co-Optimization (DTCO)     *     Design Verification and Design for Testability (DVFT)
EDA, Physical Design, and IP Cores (EDA)     *     Emerging Process & Device Technologies and Design Issues (EDT)
Integrated Circuit Design (ICD)     *     IoT - Design and Technology & Smart Sensors (IOT)
System-level Design and Methodologies (SDM)     *     Three Dimensional Integration and Advanced Packaging (TDIP)

Paper Submission Deadline: Sept. 10, 2018 for ISQED 2019


IEEE SENIOR MEMBER ELEVATION in SANTA CLARA COUNTY

Senior member elevation meeting to take place on September 17, at Silicon Valley Polytechnic Institute, 1762 Technology Drive #228, San Jose. Bring three hard copes of your resume, and we will provide IEEE members to review your status and become your references for your senior upgrade. The meeting will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Refreshments will be provided at this free event.
Enjoy the perks of being a Senior in Santa Clara County! For more information, please see ieee-senior-member. Register with Kris Verma, who can be reached at krisverma@sbcglobal.net.
An additional 2018 senior elevation night will be December 3.
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IEEE HISTORICAL MILESTONE EVENT

Save the date - August 15th. Celebrating the Birthplace of Silicon Valley, including the unveiling of an IEEE plaque by IEEE President James Jeffries.
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5:00 pm: Short tours of the site, including two IEEE plaques and artist's metal sculptures, light refreshments

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