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February 17, 2015

MEMS is Transforming Timing. Why?

by @ 5:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Thursday March 19, 2015 
Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) 
Subject: MEMS is Transforming Timing. Why?
– MEMS-based oscillators, five drivers for the transition, advanced circuit architectures … 
Speaker: Aaron Partridge, Chief Scientist at SiTime 
Time: Networking and Refreshments: 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm, Technical Talk: 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Cost: $6 donation requested
Place: Jack Gifford Event Center (Building â??Aâ?) at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, 160 Rio Robles San Jose 
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mems-is-transforming-timing-why-tickets-15797122619

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February 13, 2015

Reliability of Glass and Coatings

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Optics/Displays
 

Thursday, March 5th
IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability Chapter
Subject: Reliability of Glass and Coatings
– fracture mechanics, quantify the material reliability, glass coatings ..
Speaker: Stuart Douglas, Google [X], Mountain View Time: 6 pm check in, 6:30 to 7:30 pm talk
Cost: Free
Place: Agilent Technologies, Aristotle Room in Main Lobby, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/32571
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl/index.htm

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January 31, 2015

Optical Network & Communication Conference (OFC’15)

by @ 6:03 pm. Filed under Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

The future of optical networking and communication is here.
Optical Network & Communication Conference (OFC’15)
— March 22-26, 2015     — Los Angeles Convention Center
— Sessions, Short Courses, 9 Workshops     — 550+ Companies Exhibiting
OFC is the premier international event for both the science and business of optical communications, with a comprehensive technical program and the largest all-optical business exhibition. Two ways to Register: Free 3-day Exposition with Exhibit Pass Plus registration:   – See New Products   – Meet with Vendors   – Attend 14 educational sessions on the show floor.   Or Full Technical Conference with 100+ invited talks, 750 papers, tutorials, panels, more. Registration discount through Feb 23. Full information: www.ofcconference.org

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December 16, 2014

Mtg: High-Performance MEMS Inertial Sensors: A Tutorial Overview

by @ 10:50 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 29, 2015
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
– design challenges for wearables, health, fitness …
Speaker: Derek K. Shaeffer, InvenSense Inc.
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Maxim, 160 Rio Robles, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

Over the past few years, MEMS-based inertial sensors such as gyroscopes and accelerometers have proliferated into a wide variety of consumer products.  Today, these sensors are found as standard components in smart phones, tablets, gaming systems, remote controls, toys (more…)

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December 9, 2014

Mtg: Photovoltaics for a Billion Poor

by @ 8:23 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Thursday January 15, 2015
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
– necessity, strategies, economics, cultural, case studies …
Speaker: Greg P. Smestad, Ph.D., Owner, Sol Ideas Technology Development; Lecturer, Santa Clara University
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

Providing clean energy for the Developing World is both an absolute necessity and an enormous market opportunity.  This talk surveys solar energy-related engineering and entrepreneurship in emerging market countries, with an emphasis on strategies for (more…)

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November 24, 2014

Mtg: Building a Successful MEMS Company: From Start to IPO

by @ 2:22 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 25, 2015
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
– strategy, real value, commercialization, customer design-in …
Speaker: Steve Nasiri, Nasiri Ventures LLC, Nasiri Foundation
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-mems

Mobile and wearable markets along with the internet-of-things have presented large market opportunities for emergence of many MEMS startup companies.  However, these markets can be very slow in adoption of new products or features unless there is (more…)

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Mtg: Lab-on-Chip Technologies Beyond the Diffraction Limit: Ebola Detection and Cancer Diagnostics

by @ 1:33 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY January 28, 2015
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
– nanophotonics, tranformative, fluidics, in-vitro diagnostics …
Speaker: Professor Ahmet Ali Yanik, UC Santa Cruz
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-mems

Nanophotonics is opening a myriad of unprecedented opportunities for biomedical applications by localizing light beyond the diffraction limit and dramatically boosting the light-matter interactions at nanoscale dimensions.  In this talk, I will (more…)

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Mtg: Signal Processing-Based Technology Entrepreneurship: Chips, Algorithms, and Startups

by @ 11:48 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY December 4, 2014
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
– funding, drivers, examples of startups …
Speaker: Prof. Andrew C. Singer, SPS Distinguished Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none; Donation accepted for food.
Place: AMD Commons Theater, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

Technology commercialization and entrepreneur-ship are synonymous with engineering in a wide array of contexts, from academic programs at universities, to funding initiatives at the National Science Foundation and discussion of the (more…)

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November 18, 2014

Mtg: Laser-Illuminated Projector Systems Update: Technology, Safety & Regulation

by @ 4:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 18, 2014
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
– radiological health, risk methodologies, testing, status …
Speaker: Pete Lude
Time: optional dinner at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, at 5:15 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Laser Illuminated Projector (LIP) technology has made tremendous advancements in the past several years. LIP systems are entering the market in all size projectors, from small, personal units to large, theater (more…)

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November 13, 2014

Mtg: Quality of PV Modules Around the World: Qualification Testing Failure Rate Results from China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and US

by @ 1:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday December 10, 2014
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
– unqualified materials, warranty rate, recall history, design evolution …
Speakers: Matthias Heinze, Director Business Development, Global Business Field at TUV Rheinland
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

Qualification testing of photovoltaic modules, according to IEC 61215 or IEC 61646 standard, is generally considered as a minimum requirement for reliability. Between 2011 and 2013, there was immense price pressure on PV module (more…)

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October 23, 2014

Mtg: Four-Fold Resolution Increase in Scan-Free Single-Fiber Endoscopic Imaging

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 4, 2014
SCV Photonics Chapter
– multi-mode, resolvable features, optimization, methods …
Speaker: Prof. Joseph M. Kahn, Stanford University
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: INTEL Building SC-12 Auditorium, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Image transmission through multi-mode fibers (MMFs) has long been of fundamental interest and is now being pursued vigorously for applications such as endoscopic in vivo imaging.  An endoscope using one MMF would be potentially much more compact than endoscopes employing a bundle of fibers or one fiber (more…)

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October 18, 2014

Mtg: The Early History of Silicon Valley Technology (1907-1970)

by @ 12:32 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 5, 2014
SCV Silicon Valley Technology History Committee
– radio, Litton, Stanford, klystron, semiconductors, ICs, memory, microprocessor …
Speakers: Ted Hoff, Norm Pond, Paul Wesling
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:00 PM; Panel at 6:30 PM; Audience Q&A at 8:00 PM
Cost: $5 donation requested for food
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist

Key technology advances of the 20th century were initiated right here in the SF Bay Area, just as they continue to be today.  Four time periods will be examined during this History of Silicon Valley session, featuring two technical pioneers from that era: (more…)

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October 14, 2014

Mtg: Innovative Pressure-Sensing Solutions

by @ 2:07 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 19, 2014
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
– ultra-small devices, DRIE Etch, cavities, non-uniformities …
Speaker: Holger Doering, Chief Operating Officer, Silicon Microstructures, Inc.
Time: Pizza and beverages at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Qualcomm Cafe @ Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-mems

MEMS Pressure Sensor portfolio and the different Technologies/Process methods that are used to manufacture them; Specialties of SMI pressure sensors to address niche medical markets as well as (more…)

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October 6, 2014

CFP: Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO)

by @ 10:34 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

Call for Abstracts
Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO)
— May 10-15, 2015     — San Jose Convention Center
— Abstract and Summary due December 15, 2014
Papers are requested in these areas: Applications & Technology, including – Biomedical – Environment/Energy – Government & National Science Applications – Industrial … in Science & Innovations (the “classic” CLEO), including – Laser Systems and Facilities – Semiconductor Lasers – Nonlinear Optical Technologies – Terahertz Technologies and Applications – Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization – Micro- and Nano-Photonic Devices – Components, Interconnects and Signal Processing – Biophotonics and Optofluidics – Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks – Optical Metrology … and in Fundamental Science. Abstracts are due by December 15th.
Get more details: visit www.cleoconference.org

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September 27, 2014

Mtg: Human Cell Analysis: The Technology Behind the World’s Most Common Diagnostic Test

by @ 9:57 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 4, 2014
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– blood count, kinds of cells, biomedical research, innovations …
Speaker: Giacomo Vacca, Kinetic River Corp.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.com

Cell analysis is a bit like the air we breathe: nobody thinks about it much, but try taking it away and people take rapid notice.  Without cell analysis, it would be impossible to perform blood counting — a routine (more…)

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