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May 3, 2017

Limitations to Miniaturization of Magnetic Components 

by @ 1:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Magnetics
 

Thursday, May 25, 2017 
SFBAC Power Electronic Society (PELS) and SCV Magnetics Society 
Subject: Limitations to Miniaturization of Magnetic Components 
– shrinking magnetics for power electronics with a focus on design tradeoffs, fabrication techniques, and the latest trends from industry & academia… 
Speaker: Eyal Aklimi, Ph.D., Diamond Nanotechnologies 
Time: 6:30 pm: Dinner & Networking; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 at the door
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html 

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April 27, 2017

Rest-of-World Compliance for Wireless Products 

by @ 9:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 
SCV Electromagnetic Capability (EMC) Chapter  
Subject: Rest-of-World Compliance for Wireless Products 

 – not been much published on the next secondary markets, Identifying these “next step” countries and their associated governmental telecom agencies, exploring different metrics for evaluating…
Speaker: Mark Maynard, Business Development and Communications Manager, American Certification Body, Inc. 
Time: 5:30 pm: light dinner and networking; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: www.scvemc.org 

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April 24, 2017

Regenerating Codes For Distributed Storage 

by @ 9:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Information Theory, Magnetics
 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 
SCV Information Theory (IT) and Magnetics Societies 
Subject: Regenerating Codes For Distributed Storage 
– basic framework of regenerating codes, establishing theoretical limitations regenerating codes from an algebraic perspective… 
Speaker: Mary Wootters, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Hacker Dojo, 3350 Thomas Rd, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its/MtgSum/Meeting2017_05.html 

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Evolution of Disk Drive Head Positioning Systems and Servo Track Writers 

by @ 7:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 
SCV Magnetics Society 
Subject: Evolution of Disk Drive Head Positioning Systems and Servo Track Writers 
– historical perspective and time line, Evolution of major system components, Status and description of current servo track writers and disk drive production procedures… 
Speaker: Dick Oswald 
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway. San Jose
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2017_05.html 

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April 3, 2017

Electromagnetic Interference and its role in Inverter Reliability 

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics, Product Safety
 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: Electromagnetic Interference and its role in Inverter Reliability 
– problems and concerns on how Electromagnetic interference plays havoc with respect to reliability and safety, solar inverters, electronic and electrical equipment… 
Speaker: Mr. Regan Arndt, Product Safety Engineer, FEI/Thermo Fisher Scientific 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, pizza, and networking; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:oo to 9:oo pm: Tour of Quanta Labs (optional if interest)
Cost: Free 
Location: Quanta Laboratories, 3199 De La Cruz Blvd., Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/electromagnetic-interference-and-its-role-in-inverter-reliability-tickets-33383605262 

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March 22, 2017

Spin Transfer Torque Magneto-Resistive Random Access Memory 

by @ 10:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: Spin Transfer Torque Magneto-Resistive Random Access Memory 
– magnetic tunnel junction, or MTJ, enable a significant new position in the semiconductor memory market… 
Speaker: Barry Hoberman, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Spin Transfer Technologies, Inc. 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, Cookies, Conversation & Pizza ; 7:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose 
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2017_04.html 

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February 15, 2017

A Look at Reducing Energy Consumption with More Efficient Electric Motors 

by @ 1:02 am. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: A Look at Reducing Energy Consumption with More Efficient Electric Motors 
– workhorse induction motor is being improved with better magnetic design and motor designs using permanent magnets … 
Speaker: John Petro, Consultant 
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose 
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2017_02.html 

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November 16, 2016

Military Control of Electromagnetic Interference, WWII to the Present 

by @ 11:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, December 13th 2016 
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC)
Subject: Military Control of Electromagnetic Interference, WWII to the Present 
– MIL-STD-461 and MIL-STD-464, tailoring in order to be useful, historical background on many of these requirements, relevancy and/or lack thereof for typical modern situations …
Speaker: Ken Javor, Consultant
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and light dinner; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave. Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/ 

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October 31, 2016

The Magnetic Hard Disk Drive: Today’s Technical Status and Its Future 

by @ 2:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016 
SCV Magnetics Society 
Subject: The Magnetic Hard Disk Drive: Today’s Technical Status and Its Future 
– HDD technical characteristics and storage capacity as well as cost per gigabyte, yet to be implemented TDMR and heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) …
Speaker: Edward Grochowski, Computer Memory Storage Consultant, and Peter Goglia, Plasma Therm 
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose 
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2016_11.html 

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October 25, 2016

 An Introduction to Free-Field Measurements of Wireless Devices in Reverberation Chambers 

by @ 3:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, November 8th 2016 
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter (EMC)
Subject: An Introduction to Free-Field Measurements of Wireless Devices in Reverberation Chambers 
– recent research and some of the issues related to the use of these chambers for testing devices that transmit modulated signals. …
Speaker: Kate Remley, NIST
Time: 5:30: Networking/light dinner; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 7:45 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Food is available for a small fee. 
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave. Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/ 

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September 19, 2016

Beyond Moore’s Law: Magnetic Skyrmions and Magneto-Ionics

by @ 10:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: Beyond Moore’s Law: Magnetic Skyrmions and Magneto-Ionics
– energy efficient nanoelectronics, unique spin texture leads to a host of fascinating phenomena due to the topologically protected quantum statehy…
Speaker: Prof. Kai Liu, University of California, Davis
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2016_10.html

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September 15, 2016

EMC in the Canadian Military – Hands-On and Practical Considerations

by @ 3:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics, Reliability
 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Subject: EMC in the Canadian Military – Hands-On and Practical Considerations
– Military EMC includes aspects of electronic interoperability that are seldom or never considered in the commercial realm, includes first-hand experiences of work done in the Afghan theatre…
Speaker: Kris Hatashita, Consultant to the Canadian Department of National Defence for the Army Communications Group
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, networking, light dinner; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave, Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/

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August 3, 2016

The Myth about Ground

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Subject: The Myth about Ground
– GROUND is widely used in high-speed circuit modeling and simulation, better understanding about the ground and how to use it in high-speed simulations…
Speaker: Zhiping Yang, Google
Time: 5:30 to 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and light dinner; 6:30 to 7:45 pm: Presentation
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Food is available for a small fee.
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/

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June 14, 2016

The World’s First Magnetic Printer

by @ 1:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: The World’s First Magnetic Printer
– CMR Polymagnets, software-driven magnetizer imprints behaviors onto any magnet, transforming ordinary magnets from simple repel and attract into unique and valuable functions …
Speaker: Andy Keane, Polymagnet Correlated Research
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2016_06_2.html

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May 12, 2016

An Array of Ferromagnetic Nano-Islands Non-Destructively Patterned Via a Local Phase Transformation by Low-Energy Proton Irradiation

by @ 5:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: An Array of Ferromagnetic Nano-Islands Non-Destructively Patterned Via a Local Phase Transformation by Low-Energy Proton Irradiation
– superparamagnetism limit in magnetic recording, nanometer scale not only for magnetic but also for electric and optical materials systems …
Speaker: Jongill Hong, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation, and Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2016_05.html

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