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May 21, 2017

Fire-Resistive, Circuit Integrity Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires and Remote Operated Shutoff Valves (ROSOV) on Pipelines

by @ 9:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Product Safety
 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 
SF Power and Energy Society
Subject: Fire-Resistive, Circuit Integrity Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires and Remote Operated Shutoff Valves (ROSOV) on Pipelines
– rationale, design criteria, development and evaluation test protocol for flexible circuit integrity cables suitable for use in both monitoring status and assuring shutdown of safety valves… 
Speaker: Art Maldonado, Founder and CEO, AM Technology Group LLC
Time: 11:45 am: Registration, lunch, networking; 12:00 noon: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE member, $10 for non-member
Location: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, Room 4200, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45600 

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May 19, 2017

Identifying, Visualizing and Minimizing EMC and EMI Problems using 3D EM Simulation 

by @ 9:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 
SCV Electromigration Chapter (EMC)
Subject: Identifying, Visualizing and Minimizing EMC and EMI Problems using 3D EM Simulation 
– competing design requirements, such as EMC and thermal conflicts, electromagnetic simulation has become an integral and important part of the design process … 
Speaker: David Johns, VP of Engineering, CST America
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, light dinner, and networking; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 7:45: Adjorn 
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Food is available for a small fee.
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://www.scvemc.org 

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May 17, 2017

YP Reception and Panel following TEMSCON Industry Forum

by @ 1:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Friday, June 9, 2017 
SCV Young Professionals (YP) 
Subject: YP Reception and Panel following TEMSCON Industry Forum
– challenges of developing a startup, providing leadership to manage the forefront of technology… 
Time: 5:30 pm 
Cost: $15
Location: Santa Clara Hilton, 4949 Great America Pkwy., Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/temscon-industry-forum-tickets-33960293151 

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May 16, 2017

The Importance of Seeing Earnestly or How Detectors and the Precision Power Paradigm Alter our View

by @ 9:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
SCV – MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: The Importance of Seeing Earnestly or How Detectors and the Precision Power Paradigm Alter our View
Speaker: Dr. Meg Abrahams, The Aerospace Corp.
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, pizza, and networking: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Excom meeting
Cost: Free; $5 donation for food
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: https://goo.gl/di1MiJ

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May 15, 2017

Systematic Problem Solving in Reliability Engineering

by @ 11:41 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, Reliability
 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 
SCV Reliability Chapter 
Subject: Systematic Problem Solving in Reliability Engineering
– how to attack problems where there is data, no data, and where data must be generated, brainstorming, five whys, fault tree analysis, and fishbone diagram, TRIZ, HU, and quantitative methods… 
Speaker: John J. Flaig, Ph.D., Fellow, American Society for Quality (ASQ), Managing Director, Applied Technology 
Time: 6:00 pm: Check in, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation; 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Questions 
Cost: Free; Food sponsored by I.C.E. Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab, www.icenginc.com 
Location: Qualcomm,
3165 Kifer Road, Building-B Cafeteria, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/systematic-problem-solving-in-reliability-engineering-tickets-34614595186?ref=enivtefor001&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&ref=enivtefor001&utm_term=attend

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May 13, 2017

Experiments vs. Committed Programs: How to Drive Innovation and Meet Commitments

by @ 11:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 
SCV Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) 
Subject: Experiments vs. Committed Programs: How to Drive Innovation and Meet Commitments
– fast cycle, rapid prototyping, scalable reliable development process… 
Speaker: Jeff Allison 
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum/Guided Networking; 7:00 pm: sandwich dinner; 7:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Earlybird: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members; At the Door: $5 more 
Location: AMD Commons Building, AMD Campus, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-tems/ 
Reservations: tems1706.eventbrite.com

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Beyond Virtual Reality and into the Mixed Reality Future

by @ 10:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Photonics
 

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 
SCV Photonics Chapter 
Subject: Beyond Virtual Reality and into the Mixed Reality Future
– This talk will explore the world of Mixed Reality (MR), and how MR could succeed where VR failed… 
Speaker: Tim MacMillan, Founder, Area4Pro, San Mateo 
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, food, networking; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free; please register so we can plan the food
Location: Intel Bldg, SC-12 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/ 

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Applications of Time-Based Circuits in Data Conversion, Filtering, and Control

by @ 10:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Control Systems, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, August 17, 2017 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) and SCV Circuits and Systems (CAS) 
Subject: Applications of Time-Based Circuits in Data Conversion, Filtering, and Control
– fundamental building blocks such as integrators using mostly digital circuits, case studies to highlight the advantages, opportunities, and drawbacks of the time-based approach… 
Speaker: Prof. Pavan Hanumolu, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free; $6 donation requested for refreshments 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/time-based-circuits-part-i-ii-may18-august-17-2017-tickets-34412038333

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Time-Based Circuits – not just the Single Slope!

by @ 10:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Control Systems, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) and SCV Circuits and Systems (CAS) 
Subject: Time-Based Circuits – not just the Single Slope!
– obvious and more subtle differences between voltage and time-based circuits, tradeoffs in the context of application requirements, useful tool for their own designs… 
Speaker: Dr. Matt Straayer, Executive Director, Advanced Research and Development, Maxim Integrated Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free; $6 donation requested for refreshments 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 
Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/time-based-circuits-part-i-ii-may18-august-17-2017-tickets-34412038333

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 Solution of Extremely Large Forward and Inverse Problems in Computational Electromagnetics: BIG DATA Aspects 

by @ 7:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Antennas & Propagation
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 
SCV Antennas and Propagation Society (APS) 
Subject: Solution of Extremely Large Forward and Inverse Problems in Computational Electromagnetics: BIG DATA Aspects 
– formulations of real-life electromagnetics problems with integral equations, 1.5 billion dense matrix equations, problems in imaging, optics, nanotechnology, bioelectromagnetics, remote sensing… 
Speaker: Levent Gurel, Ph.D., Distinguished Lecturer from the University of Illinois 
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-aps/upcoming-events/ 

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Many Names, Many Advantages – Are Resonant Cavity Antennas the Killer Planar Space-Saving Approach to Get 15-25 dBi Gain 

by @ 7:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Antennas & Propagation
 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 
SCV Antennas and Propagation Society (APS) 
Subject: Many Names, Many Advantages – Are Resonant Cavity Antennas the Killer Planar Space-Saving Approach to Get 15-25 dBi Gain 
– bandwidth enhancement and area reduction, dramatic improvement of gain-bandwidth product and unprecedented gain-bandwidth product per unit area demonstrated by RCAs, both theoretically and experimentally… 
Speaker: Karu Esselle, Ph.D., Distinguished Lecturer from Australia 
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-aps/upcoming-events/ 

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May 12, 2017

Course listings at UCSC Silicon Valley

by @ 4:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

UCSCSVEnhance your skill set with theseUPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

Browse the full course listing at www.ucsc-extension.edu/engineering

Info Session for Information Technology and Database and Data Analytics, Starts Tuesday, June 6
Info Session for Embedded Systems and VLSI Engineering Programs, Starts Wednesday, June 7
Linux Based Web Application Development – Apache, MySQL, PHP, Starts Friday, June 16
Low-Power Design of Nano-Scale Digital Circuits, Starts Friday June 16
Logic Synthesis, Introduction , Starts Saturday, June 17
Linux Kernel Architecture and Programming , Starts Monday, June 19
Storage Technology in Data Centers , Starts Monday, June 19
The Internet of Things: Sensors, Platforms, Communications, and Applications , Starts Monday, June 23

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension – Engineering Classes
We are located at 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers exit off Hwy 101.

 

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May 11, 2017

Two Robot Assembly Processes: Mathematical and Manufacturing

by @ 2:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Control Systems, Robotics and Automation
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 
SCV Control Systems Society (CSS) and Robotics and Automation (RAS)
Subject: Two Robot Assembly Processes: Mathematical and Manufacturing
– Data generated during assembly and testing is used to develop a failure prediction model for the population … 
Speaker: Dr. Ghulam Mustafa, Santa Clara University 
Time: 6:45 pm: Registration and networking; pm: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free 
Location: Qualcomm, Inc., Building B – Cafe, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/two-robot-assembly-processes-mathematical-and-manufacturing-tickets-34540108394 

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May 9, 2017

60 Second Pitch Workshop: How to Sell Yourself in 60 Seconds/ Elevator Pitch 

by @ 4:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 
OEB Young Professionals (YP)  
Subject: 60 Second Pitch Workshop: How to Sell Yourself in 60 Seconds/ Elevator Pitch 
– How to present with clarity; How to prioritize key points; How to build confidence by knowing the material; The most valuable skill you will need in your career…
Speaker: Tim Wat, Professor, California State University East Bay
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: Cal State East Bay, Hayward, Valley Business and Tech Building, Room 126 
Event Details: https://sweastbaypitch.eventbrite.com 
Parking at Cal State East Bay is $2 per hour

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Design Thinking Workshop 

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 
OEB Young Professionals (YP)  
Subject: Design Thinking Workshop 
– Innovative Thinking & Creative Problem Solving; Maximize Effectiveness of Design; Solutions that Work; Expand you Perspective…
Speaker: Ian Pollock, Assistant Professor of Art and the Director of the Graduate Multimedia Program, California State University, East Bay 
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: Cal State East Bay, Hayward, Arts and Education building, Room 247 
Event Details: https://swebdesignthinking.eventbrite.com 
Parking at Cal State East Bay is $2 per hour

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