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August 1, 2017

Recent Progress in Memory Technology Reliability 

by @ 4:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 
SCV Electron Device Society (EDS) 
Subject: Recent Progress in Memory Technology Reliability 
– novel materials and integration schemes from the cell to the packaging level, reliability failure modes associated with these materials and processes, DRAM, NAND, and emerging memories … 
Speaker: Dr. Bob Gleixner, Micron Technology Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:15 pm: Networking with food and refreshments; 6:15 pm to 7 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: 


July 7, 2017


by @ 3:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

PCB WEST, the Silicon Valley’s largest event for the PCB supply chain, brings together engineers, designers, fabricators, assemblers and managers to take advantage of unique opportunities to improve skills, increase knowledge and network with peers, colleagues and experts. 

75+ presentations on the hottest topics, including:

PCBWEST* 3D via modeling
* Fine pitch BGA design
* Flex design & parts placement
* Manufacturing IoT PCBs
* Noise control
* Package design
* PCB assembly troubleshooting
* PLUS 100+ exhibitors on the show floor!


Register today to attend PCB WEST,, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, featuring a three-day conference 9/12 -14 ( and a FREE one-day exhibition 9/13 (  Register for the conference by August 14 to receive a $100 discount.



July 5, 2017

Storage Developer Conference (SDC) 2017

by @ 9:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
SDClogoSDC 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           * Storage Architecture    * Cloud Storage 
* Software and Hardware   * File Systems                  * SMB
* Object Drives                    * Storage Security           * Storage Management

Storage Developer Conference (SDC) 2017 will take place at the Santa Clara Hyatt, Santa Clara, CA on September 11-14, 2017. eGrid subscribers will receive the SNIA Member rate ($200 off of the regular rate) on registration by registering here and using code SDC17IEEEspecial. In addition, register before August 11th and save another $300 with the Early Bird Discount.



April 3, 2017

Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

by @ 7:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors


51st Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers at the Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, on October 29 – November 1, 2017

Authors are invited to submit papers on or before May 1st, 2017, in the following areas:
Asilomar* Communications Systems 
* MIMO Communications and Signal Processing 
* Array Signal Processing 
* Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
* Speech, Image and Video Processing 
* Architecture and Implementation 
* Networks; Signal Processing and Adaptive Systems 
For detailed information see Call for Papers



December 30, 2016

18th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design ISQED 2017

by @ 11:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors


The 18th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design ISQED 2017 is the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary Electronic Design conference—bridges the gap among Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology, packaging, assembly & test to achieve total design quality.

With a theme of Security, IoT and Cyber-Physical systems, the conference will feature nearly 100 papers highlighting the latest trends in electronic circuit and system design & automation, test, verification, and semiconductor technologies

ISQED is being held in Santa Clara on March 15 – 17, 2017.



December 21, 2016

The Technical Impossibilities of Autonomous Driving

by @ 2:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Robotics and Automation

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 
SCV Consultants Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: The Technical Impossibilities of Autonomous Driving 
– engineering overview of autonomous driving, and will describe its greatest technical challenges, companies in this field, skill areas that these companies are searching for … 
Speaker: Dr. Mark J. Nitzberg of Caruma Technologies, Inc.
Time: 7:00 pm: Registration, networking, pizza and drinks; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara 
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December 7, 2016

Advanced Engineering Courses 2017 at UC Santa Cruz

by @ 3:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Advanced Engineering Courses 2017 at UC Santa Cruz
Courses are organized by MEAD Microelectronics and held at UC Santa Cruz from March 27-31, 2017 
MEAD* Advanced Analog and Mixed-Signal Design 
Noise coupling, ESD &EMC, sensor interfaces, circuit design
* Continuous-Time Delta-Sigma Design 
Basics, modulators, dynamic element matching, VCO-based circuit nonlinearities
* Power Management
Converters, regulators, energy harvesting

Deadline for registration: February 20, 2017



November 29, 2016

International Solid State Circuits Society (ISSCC) 2017 

by @ 1:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

The International Solid- State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) 2017 is held February 5-9 in San Francisco. ISSCC is the foremost global forum for presentation of advances in solid-state circuits and systems-on-a-chip, with papers, tutorials and sessions on:

* Deep Learning Processors * Frequency Generated Voltage Regulators 
* Wireless and Wireline Systems * SoC and Emerging IoT Systems 
* Sensors * Gigahertz Data Converters * Power Amplifiers 
* Memory * Transmittors * Analog Techniques 
* Intelligent Machines: Will the Technology Singularity Happen? 
* High-Speed DNA Sequencing: Jurassic Park, Neanderthal, Moore, and You


2017 Advance Registration open through January 15, 2017. Early rates available through January 8, 2017




November 14, 2016

On-Chip ESD Protection Design: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and Future

by @ 1:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Reliability, Semiconductors

Thursday, December 1, 2016 
SCV-SF Electron Device Society (EDS) 
Subject: On-Chip ESD Protection Design: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow and Future
– ESD protection, killing factor to the time to market of new IC products, ESD protection basics and traditional ESD protection solutions, new CAD tool for full-chip ESD protection circuit design verification… 
Speaker: Prof. Albert Wang, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Riverside 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Way, Bldg. E Auditorium, Santa Clara 
Event Details: 


October 21, 2016

Annual Symposium; Device Circuit Interaction in Advanced Technology Nodes 

by @ 9:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

Friday, November 11, 2016 
SCV-SF Electron Devices Society (EDS) and Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) Annual Symposium 
Subject: Device Circuit Interaction in Advanced Technology Nodes 
– device, circuit and system/architecture level interactions and co-optimizations in advanced technology nodes… 
Speakers: Dr. William J. Dally, Chief Scientist and Sr. VP of Research, NVIDIA, and Stanford Professor; Dr. Victor Moroz, Scientist, Synopsys; Dr. John Hu, Director, Advanced Technology, Nvidia Corporation; Dr. Kevin Scoones, Fellow, Texas Instruments; Dr. Suresh Ramalingam, Fellow, Advanced Packaging, Xilinx
Time: 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm,
Cost: Student IEEE Member: $15; Student non-IEEE Member: $20; IEEE Member: $40; Non-IEEE Member: $60 
Location: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Way, Bdg. E Auditorium, Santa Clara

Event Details: 


October 11, 2016

ISPCE 2017 – IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering CALL FOR PAPERS

by @ 3:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Product Safety

ISPCE 2017

IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering, Holiday Inn San Jose on May 8-10, 2017, with papers due no later than December 1, 2016

The IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society seeks original and unpublished formal papers, presentations (without formal papers), workshops, and tutorials on all aspects of product safety and compliance engineering including, but not limited to:

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



Demystifying Linear Time Varying Circuits 

by @ 1:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing

Thursday, October 20, 2016 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)
Subject: Demystifying Linear Time Varying Circuits 
– An analog/mixed-signal designer encounters time varying circuits everywhere – sample-and-holds, chopper stabilized amplifiers, mixers, switched-capacitor amplifiers and filters, discrete and continuous-time delta sigma modulators, N-path filters … 
Speaker: Shanthi Pavan, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology-Madras 
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and refreshements, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: Free 
Location: Maxim Integrated, Inc., Jack Gifford Event Center, Building A, 160 Rio Robles, San Jose 
Event Details: 


October 7, 2016

IEEE International 3D System Integration (3DIC) Conference 2016

by @ 3:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
EEE International 3D System Integration (3DIC) Conference 2016

3DICon Nov. 9-11, 2016, San Francisco

The third International Conference on 3D System Integration (3D-IC) will be held in San Francisco in November, 2016. 3D-IC covers all the topics in 3DIC, including 3D process technology, materials, equipment, circuits technology, design methodology and applications. The conference invites authors and participants to submit and interact with 3D research from all around the world. This is the third conference in the series. The first two were held in Japan, the fourth will be held in Europe.

Highlights of the Conference Include the Following:
* Hear the latest in 3D process technology, design, applications and CAD during the main technical sessions.
* Special sessions will focus on (1) dielet processing and applications, and (2) Advances in Through Silicon Vias 
* On Friday afternoon, attend a tutorial on 3DIC technology design and CAD.
* Hear keynotes on Exascale computing and other topics.
Advanced registration can be found at Advanced registration closes October 15. The hotel room block closes October 10.



September 16, 2016

Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

by @ 6:16 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Green energy

GHTCAre you interested in learning about communications in jungles, or low cost aerial vehicle for crop analysis in emerging countries? Join us in Seattle, Washington on October 13-16, at the 6th IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) and hear the presentations, view the posters, listen to panels and plenaries, speak with exhibitors and discuss how technology can:

* Enable healthcare delivery and provide power and communications in developing countries
* Provide clean water, provide sanitation and improve crop yields
* Improve the timeliness and effectiveness of disaster response
* Assist with training and build capacity needed to improve the standard of living

This year’s conference is dedicated to “Advancing Technology for Humanity”, focusing on key areas including energy, health, disaster management, connectivity, agriculture, and education. Register now at



September 6, 2016

Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) 2016

by @ 5:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Reliability, Semiconductors
Scaling Challenges: The Future of Materials and Packaging
for the semiconductor and adjacent industries
Strategic Materials Conference (SMC) 2016

SMC16The focus of SMC 2016 is on emerging materials and packaging technology trends across the entire microelectronics supply chain and provide an insider’s outlook for the future. High-profile keynotes and industry leaders will deliver insights on the business drivers behind innovations in device manufacturing and scaling. Learn about:

* Disruptive Trends and Opportunities for New Materials
* Contamination and Metrology Challenges
* Advanced Packaging
* Future of Moore’s Law and Encounters of a 3D Kind
* Strategic Materials Challenges from the Fab Perspective
* Economic & Market Trends

SMC 2016, coming September 20-21, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View


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