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QualiTau, the leading manufacturer of semiconductor reliability test equipment, is recruiting for board-level analog design engineers. See HERE for more information.
The Biomedical Engineering Department at SJSU is recruiting for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. An earned PhD in biomedical engineering or closely related engineering field is required. See HERE for more information.

Concentric Power is seeking a medium or high voltage electrical engineer with experience in power generation and interconnection with utilities. See HERE for more information.

Electronics Assembly and Packaging for High Temperatures short course, November 5, 2018, Los Gatos. Materials and techniques forcused on systems and applications that include electric vehicles, aircraft, petroleum exploration and spacecraft.

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MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad below.

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Paper Submission Deadline: October 14, 2018 ISQED 2019 - Quality Electronics Design; manufacturing, design and EDA. See ad below.

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.

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.

October 25, 2018, Microgrids Protection & Control Seminar, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Pleasanton
Microgrids and the Future of Electrical Energy. See ad below.

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

May 6-8, 2019, ISPCE 2019, San Jose
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering.

June 11-13, 2019, WITI Summit, San Jose
Premier global event for women in technology. Develop skills to secure your success in your profession and life; for women and men. 2,000+ attendees from six continents.


GHTC2018-logo Registration has been opened for the 2018 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC). Now in its 8th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.

IEEE GHTC 2018 features a vibrant program of plenary presentations, paper and poster presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and unconference sessions. Researchers and practitioners will exchange experiences related to Disaster Mitigation, Affordable & Clean Energy, Agriculture & Food Security, Clean Water & Sanitation, Community engagement and capacity-building, Connectivity & Communication, Healthcare, Applications for Poverty Alleviation, Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities, Education and Entrepreneurship.

The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC) workshop will combine theory, practice and working group collaboration. Participants will have the opportunity to take a deep dive into how science, technology and engineering can make a significant contribution to the successful implementation of SDGs. Other extras include an IoT workshop, Young Professionals and Women in Engineering Welcome Reception, and the Smart Village Plenary Panel

The conference will be held on October 18-21, at the Double Tree in San Jose. Register at


The Oakland East Bay IAS invites you to attend a Technical Seminar on October 25, 2018 titled, Microgrids Protection & Control Seminar.

These distributed microgrids will benefit islands and remote communities, as well the general population. Attentees will learn:
* Definition of a "Microgrid"
* Solutions for distributed generation protection and control issues caused by low inertia sources
* NREL Microgrid Controller Innovation Challenge
* Applying microgrids to disaster relief applications
* Scalable microgrid solutions

The seminar will take place at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton. Registration is limited to 100 attendees, so please do not delay. Register at


Each one of us looks at the same situation from a different perspective. A diverse workforce with an opportunity to voice their opinions and insights will allow for more opportunities to think outside the box to dream up new products, enhance a product's features, or identify a problem which is obvious to one person, but invisible to a homogeneous workforce. See this movie trailer which offers some highlights of contributions made by minorities, in addition to the Hidden Figures. See A Place at the Table

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

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10/16, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm SCV NANO Nanophotonic Control of Thermal Radiation for Energy Applications, EAG Laboratories, 810 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale
offer exciting opportunities for energy applications; nanophotonic control of thermal radiation; daytime radiative cooling, thermal textile, and thermophotovoltaic; $4 tp $6 includes pizza.
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10/16, 6:30 pm SCV PES/IAS Is There a Microgrid in Your Future? PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Panel: Lower equipment costs; policies to streamline; software and communications to interface with the grid; potential for US manufacturing. Sponsored by the MIT Club of Northern California. $35 IEEE Members.

10/17, 6:00 pm SCV PES/IAS Rejuvenating Zone Selective Interlocking, Google US-MTV-SB65 Border to Border Conference Room, 1365 Shorebird Way, Mountain View
James Alvers, IEEE PES/IAS Vice Chair and Business Development Manager at Siemens will discussimplementing Zone Selective Interlocking to reduce time to clear a fault as well as reduce stress and damage, $15 IEEE members.

10/17, 6:15 pm: optional dinner in cafeteria, 7:30 pm SCV EMBS Dialysis: Anywhere, Anytime, Anyone - An Under the Covers Look at the Development, Architecture and Market of the Next Generation Kidney Dialysis System and its Possible Application in Natural Disasters Such as Post Maria Puerto Rico, Room M-106, Alway Bldg, Stanford University Medical School
The development of the next generation hemodialysis system starting from a PhD project to the doorway of a $30 Billion market and into the world of natural disasters.

10/18, 6:00 pm SCV SSCS Energy-Efficient Circuits and Systems for Computational Imaging and Vision on Mobile Devices, Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
Accelerator-based systems will enable energy-efficient integration of computational imaging and deep learning based vision algorithms into mobile and wearable devices for emerging applications such as autonomous driving, micro-robotics, assistive technology, medical imaging and augmented and virtual reality. Free to $5

10/23, 6:30 pm SCV CES ComSoc PES The Technology Powering Wireless Charging 2.0, NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Wireless Power Transmission (WPT) Roadmap; production technology status, a technology evolutionary view, challenges, opportunities. Free to $10, includes pizza.

10/24, 8:30 am SFBA EPS REL EDS Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop, Xilinx, 2050 Logic Drive, San Jose (and remote via WebEx)
This Workshop addresses alpha-induced soft errors and other sources, metrology and preventive approaches, plus profiles of laboratory facilities, with its unique offering of simultaneous on-site and remote participation. Free, includes lunch.

11/1, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS Decision-making – Perils & Remedies, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Perils and pitfalls that surround us, as we make decisions, and present techniques for minimizing the impact of inherent sources of errors; compensate for biases, both internal, and environmental. $5 to $15, $20 at the door, includes light dinner.

11/9, 12:00 pm WiC Women in Circuits Bay Area Networking Luncheon, IL Fornaio Palo Alto, 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
Build and sustain a community among women in circuits. Meet and network with female luminaries in engineering. Speakers and mentoring roundtables. $20 to $30.

11/13, 5:30 pm SCV EMC Fundamentals and Recent Advances in Power Integrity, 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave., Sunnyvale
Power noise analysis; application to low voltage-high current data communication systems; practical work-arounds. Free water and drints, small fee for food.

11/13, 7:00 pm SCV CNSV A Brief History of Memory: From RAMAC to Flash and Beyond, SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Technology that lies behind this revolution in data storage based on his having worked at the cutting edge of every iteration since the early 1980s. Free, includes refreshments.

11/14, 6:00 pm SCV PES/IAS Edge Compute Data Centers, Google US-MTV-SB65 Border to Border Conference Room, 1365 Shorebird Way, Mountain View
Rosendin Electric Inc will discuss the evolution of the data center and the current trend toward Edge Computing Data Centers. $15, IEEE Members.

11/14, 6:30 pm SCV IM Seeing Hidden Objects in Layered Media using Synthetic Aperture Radar Technology, Geometrics Meeting Room, 2190 Fortune Drive, San Jose
Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology can offer a high-quality performance in term of power consumption, system (hardware) simplicity, and image resolution. 3D SAR algorithm can see image embedded targets inside layered media (ie - walls). RSVP: Free

11/26, 6:00 pm SCV ITS Active Learning and Optimization for Next Generation Wireless Systems, Stanford University, David Packard Electrical Engineering Building, 350 Serra Mall, Room #202
Speaker is Information Theory Society's Distinguished Lecturer Tara Javidi. Accounting the cost of network reconfiguration overhead for mobile and large-scale networks of tomorrow, including the initial beam alignment, link maintenance, spectrum sensing, and packet resizing. Free, includes refreshments.

12/6, 6:00 pm, SFBA TEMS Meet by Design: Using Science to Run Awesome Meetings, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Team engagement in meetings and how this impacts your team's overall performance; 16 different types of meetings that work and when to use each one. $5 to $15, $20 at the door, includes light dinner.

Oakland East Bay Section
10/12, 12 noon OEB PES/ SF IAS Sizing Neutral Ground Resistors, IEM, 48205 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
Differences between the various neutral ground protection systems, how to size the resistor, and what happens in the event of a fault. Free, includes pizza.

10/17, 11:00 am OEB LMAG The First Ten Years at The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Beeb's Sports Bar and Grill, 915 Club House Drive, Livermore
LLNL was established in 1952 at the height of the Cold War; new perspectives of the weapons program that have been little understood until now. $10

10/25, 8:00 am OEB IAS Microgrids Protection & Control Seminar, Double Tree, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton
More distributed grid utilizing energy sources from a mix of various types of generation and storage, resulting in an increasing number of microgrids. $250

San Francisco Section
11/15, 5:30 pm SF IAS Selecting the Proper Cable Tie for the Job, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco
Cable tie can lead to system failure, financial loss, injury, and worse; review various types of cable ties and their applications with respect to extreme conditions; life expectancy and economic issues. $25.00


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Besser3 Premier RF and Wireless courses now available through Besser Associates

Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines, October 19, 2018 to March 15, 2019, Online
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 Radio Systems and Networks, October 24 to 26, 2018, San Jose
RF Technology Certification, December 3, 2018 to June 1, 2019, Online
mm-Wave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques, February 25 to 27, 2019, San Diego
Transceiver & System Design for Digital Communication, February 25 to 27, 2019, San Diego
Cognitive Radios, Networks, and Systems, February 28 to March 1, 2019, San Diego
Radio Systems: RF Transceiver from Antenna to bits and back, February 25 to March 1, 2019, San Diego

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* Certificate programs in Renewable Energy
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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 or call 408-554-4313. Mention this ad and your application fee will be waived.


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on December 10, 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.
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Process development, manufacturing, or supply chain management in the semiconductor industry (at SME or IDM) or adjacent / similar industry. Lary James

Mechanical Engineer with almost 2 years of Rapid Prototyping, Engineering Documentation (GD&T), and Device Development at a medical device / nanotechnology startup (Nano Precision Medical); seeking Entry Level Engineering Position (Mechanical, NPI, Automation, Process Development, Manufacturing). John Tatka

Available immediately, a people-oriented, Engineering Director/Silicon Architect with over 30 tapeouts of IC Design experience that have shipped over a Billion units. Complete product lifecycle, from initial conception through design, verification, fabrication & testing.; Rafael J. Betancourt;

Masters in both chemical engineering and materials engineering with specialty in polymer chemistry. Over 5 years laboratory experience in materials synthesis, characterization, formulation, and coating. Seeking Materials/Chemical/Polymer Engineer opportunities. Bo Yuan

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,

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