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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

9/26, 6:30 pm SFBA MEMS and Sensors Chapter (MEMS) Learn How to Leverage Cloud CAE to Minimize Cost, Risk, and Time-to-Market for New MEMS Technologies, Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Virtually prototype and analyze many device permutations in parallel, explore massive design spaces, quickly find optimal designs, garner design insights that yield new IP. Free.

9/27, 6:00 pm SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) Changing the Paradigm of Control System Cyber Security , SIEMIC, Inc., 775 Montague Expy, Milpitas
Process sensors (e.g., pressure, level, flow, temperature, voltage, current, etc.), this applies to all engineering applications from all societies including PES. Free.

10/4, 6:00 pm SFBA Technology, Engineering, and Management Society (TEMS) Recognizing and Addressing Software Disruption Trends on IT, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
next disruption; why disruption exists, where it’s coming from, which organizations are affected, recognizing disruption’s analytics, speed and agility, and the business of technology. $12 to $20, includes food.

10/9, 5:30 pm SVC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) EMC Design Considerations for Sustainable Energy Applications, 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave, Sunnyvale
Improvements in EMC design improvements through system-level optimization, circuit topology selection and EMI filter architecture.

10/9, 6:00 pm SFBA Electron Devices Society (EDS) Connecting Atomic Level Material Analysis to Transistor Scale Modeling for FinFET and Nanowire Design, Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara
Emerging role of atomic scale and quantum transport effects indicate a paradigm shift towards bandstructure driven transistor design. Controlling and mitigating imperfections. Free; includes pizza.

10/9, 7:00 pm SCV Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology (EMBS) Biophotonics: Telecomm and Fiber-Optics Meet the Medical World, SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Real-time optical surgical techniques for sensing temperature and force. Free.

10/10, 11:30 am for lunch, 11:45 am for presentaion only SFBA Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence: What Electronics Packaging Engineers Need to Know, SEMI Hdqtrs, 673 S. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
edge computing, AI, connections, high-density packaging, challenges, opportunities, Lunch is $5 to $10; free for presentation only.

10/11, 6:00 pm SCV History Society (HIST) Gravitational Waves and LIGO: A Technical History, KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
The detection of gravity waves confirmed the predictions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and ushered in a new era of gravitational wave astronomy. $6 to $10

10/11, 6:15 pm SCV Reliability (REL) Chapter Introduction of Fractional Failure and Its Application in Reliability Engineering, Qualcomm, Inc., 3165 Kifer Road, Building-B Cafeteria, Santa Clara
Existence of the fractional failures and survivors, quantify their likelihood, enter the data correctly, and interpret the results properly. Free.

10/17, 6:00 pm SCV Power and Energy Society / Industrial Applications Society (PES/IAS) Rejuvenating Zone Selective Interlocking, Google US-MTV-SB65 Border to Border Conference Room, 1365 Shorebird Way, Mountain View
James Alvers will discuss implementing Zone Selective Interlocking to reduce time to clear a fault as well as reduce stress and damage. $15 to $25.

10/24, 8:30 am SFBA Electronics Packaging Society (EPS), Reliability Chapter, and Electron Device Society (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.

Oakland East Bay Section
OEB Power and Energy Society (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, tel 1-510-676-0979.

10/2, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm OEB Young Professionals (YP) IEEE Day, 21st Amendment Brewery, 2010 Williams Street, San Leandro
Come enjoy this great networking opportunity in a fun setting.

10/25, 8:00 am OEB Industrial Applications Society (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
9/25, 5:30 pm SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS) Evolution of DC Energy Systems for UPS, with special focus on Lithium Ion, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco
Review various battery types, with a focus on Lithium Ion. $25 / $10 students

11/15, 5:30 pm SF Industrial Applications Society (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