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September 2, 2017

Comparison of Die Singulation Techniques

by @ 9:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 
SCV Electronic Packaging Society (EPS – formerly CPMT) 
EPSSubject: Comparison of Die Singulation Techniques
– die thinning, stealth laser, laser abrasion, plasma etch, rotary blade, results … 
Speaker: Dr. Annette Teng, Chief Technology Officer, Promex Industries
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 12:00 pm noon: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; Non-Members: $10
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/ 

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August 27, 2017

Mold Compound Interactions in Cu-Al Wirebonded ICs Operating in Harsh Environments

by @ 9:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Moved to Thursday, October 26, 2017
SCV Electronic Packaging Society (EPS – formerly CPMT) 
EPSSubject: Mold Compound Interactions in Cu-Al Wirebonded ICs Operating in Harsh Environments
– high reliability, intermetallic growth, bond interface, formulations, temperature, bias, predictive model… 
Speaker: Dr. Luu Nguyen, TI Fellow, Texas Instruments
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 12:00 pm noon: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; Non-Members: $10
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/?p=458 

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August 24, 2017

How to Peel Ultra-Thin Dies from Wafer Tape

by @ 12:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, December 7, 2017 
SCV Electronic Packaging Society (EPS – formerly CPMT) 
EPSSubject: How to Peel Ultra-Thin Dies from Wafer Tape
– bending stress, die strength, peel force, die structures, wafer processing steps, TSVs, pickup methods, experimental verification … 
Speaker: Dr. Stefan Behler, Senior Expert Process Engineer, Besi Switzerland AG
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 12:00 pm noon: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; Non-Members: $10
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/?p=451 

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Vision and the Deep Learning Explosion

by @ 12:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, September 21, 2017 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) 
Subject: Vision and the Deep Learning Explosion
– artificial intelligence, how does research translate into break-out businesses, Why is computer vision embracing deep neural networks so passionately? … 
Speaker: Dr. Chris Rowen, CEO, Cognite Ventures and Stanford University
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 

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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: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/ 

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Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop

by @ 1:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Semiconductors
 
ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Berkeley2017The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop will focus on theradical reduction of power consumption in information processing systems – from devices to systems. This event will feature a mixture of oral and poster presentations. The Workshop will focus on:

* The Systems Benefits of Lower Operating Voltage
* Steep Tunneling Transistors
* Steep Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors
* Nano-Mechanical Switching
* Magnetic Switching, Magneto-Resistive Drive Current
* 3D-Integration to Save Energy
* Low-Energy Short-Distance Optical Communication
* Electrochemical Switching
* Cryogenic and Superconducting Computing
* New Analog Machines to Solve Digital Problems

The Workshop will be October 19 – 20. For more information, go to e3s-center.org/events/e3s-symposium

 

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July 24, 2017

PARC’s MicroAssembler Project

by @ 3:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 
MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: PARC’s MicroAssembler Project
– recap of the Transducers 2017 Conference (largest MEMS conference), PARC’s MicroAssembler Project, which aims to build a “laser printer” for assembling and transferring um to mm scale devices and objects … 
Speaker: Dr. Eugene Chow 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, Networking & Refreshments; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation, followed by executive planning committee meeting 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-mems/meetings/ 
Register: https://goo.gl/fE5nrf

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Next Generation MEMS Manufacturing

by @ 3:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: Next Generation MEMS Manufacturing
– next generation of MEMS sensors emerging for IoT, will need CMOS-unfriendly materials such as piezoelectric thin films and glass, high volume 200mm fabs … 
Speaker: Dr. Alissa Fitzgerald 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, Networking & Refreshments; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation, followed by executive planning committee meeting 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-mems/meetings/ 

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July 7, 2017

Energy Efficient Computing in Nanoscale CMOS

by @ 4:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Circuits, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, July 20, 2017 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) and Circuits and Systems Society (CAS)
Subject: Energy Efficient Computing in Nanoscale CMOS
– major pillars of energy-efficient SoC designs, Future computing systems demand orders of magnitude improvements in energy efficiency while providing desired performance …
Speaker: Dr. Vivek De, Intel Fellow and Director of Circuit Technology Research, Intel Labs 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, & refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Auditorium (Building E Visitor Center), 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 

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PCB WEST

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, https://goo.gl/6f3nnL, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, featuring a three-day conference 9/12 -14 (https://goo.gl/Suu3eT) and a FREE one-day exhibition 9/13 (https://goo.gl/EHAPBu).  Register for the conference by August 14 to receive a $100 discount.

 

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June 29, 2017

Flash Memory Summit

by @ 3:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors
 

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Flash memory is found in handheld gadgets such as cell phones, digital cameras, and music players, and the market was estimated to be $31 billion in 2016. Attend the Flash Memory Summit and:FlashMemorySummit* Learn about latest developments in flash memory
* Learn to design with the latest flash chips
* Find new tools for developing flash applications
* Hear about the latest market trends
* Find new ways to replace disks in applications
* Identify new applications for non-volatile memory
* Find new methods for reducing power consumption

To learn more of the flash memory ecosystem, attend Flash Memory Summit 2017 on August 8-10, for three days packed full of seminars, forums, keynotes, and sessions. To find out more, go to flashmemorysummit.com

 

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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 13, 2017

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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May 2, 2017

21st Century Manufacturing – Advanced Technology Trends in Silicon Valley

by @ 6:32 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Robotics and Automation, Semiconductors
 

SME Silicon Valley invites you to attend a one-day conference on 21st Century Manufacturing – Advanced Technology Trends in Silicon Valley. Exploremanufacturing trends in the Bay Area throughout a wide range of industries. The conference includes speakers, technology demonstrations, and sponsor interactions. Highlights:

sme2017* City Programs promoting manufacturing 
* IoT in the Industrial Environment
* BioMedical Disruption in the Valley
* Robotics/Automation in manufacturing

The conference includes a Career Fair event at the end of the conference, and is free to conference attendees and job seekers.
At the Santa Clara Convention Center on May 25th. See SME for more information.

http://connect.sme.org/smesiliconvalley/conference

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