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November 22, 2017

Power System Basics, ARC Flash Mitigation, Renewables, and NEC Code Changes Seminar 

by @ 7:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 
POWER SYSTEMS

Attend the Power System Basics, ARC Flash Mitigation, Renewables, and NEC Code Changes Seminar on February 23, 2018 in Pleasanton, and you will learn:

ias* Switchboard & Switchgear Basics and UL 1558 Vs. UL 891
* Motor Control Centers: From Basic Functionality to “Smart MCCs”
* Surge protection Basics and Integrated Systems
* Department of Energy 2016 New Efficiency Standards for Transformers
* New Industry Trend Regarding Arc Flash Mitigations
* Microgrid, PV systems and Storage Systems
* Progress of the 2014, 2017 and 2020 NEC

To learn more and register, go to meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/47908

 

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November 16, 2017

Nano-Material Engineered Interconnect Technologies for Heterogeneous System Integration

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
SCV Electron Devices Society (EDS)
Subject: Nano-Material Engineered Interconnect Technologies for Heterogeneous System Integration
– New materials such as carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene to extend the scaling roadmap for interconnects, recent progresses in using CNT as a contact plug, an agent to form very low k-value interlayer dielectrics…
Speaker: Mansun Chan, Dept. of ECE, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:15 to 8:00 pm: Presentation and Questions
Cost:
Location: Santa Clara University, Guadalupe Hall, 455 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

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November 14, 2017

Grid Storage for Renewables Integration

by @ 3:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Grid Storage for Renewables Integration
– Join us as four executives from major firms give their unique perspective on the future of grid storage… 
Speakers: Susan Kennedy: Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions; Steve Malnight: Senior Vice President, PG&E; Kate McGinnis: Market Director, AES Energy Storage; Barry Cinnamon, CEO, Cinnamon Solar & Storage; Moderator: Jeff Byron: Band of Angels & former CEC Commissioner 
Time: 6:30 pm: Dinner, registration, and networking; 7:30 to 9:30 pm: Presentations and Questions
Cost: IEEE Members: $35 with IEEE1206 promotion code; Non-Members: $45
Location:  PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/ 
Registration: http://northerncalifornia.alumclub.mit.edu/s/1314/2015/club-class-main.aspx?sid=1314&gid=25&pgid=40951&content_id=43754

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November 1, 2017

Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)

by @ 2:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)
– integral part of an Emergency Power System, some important design considerations, including open and closed transition switching, proper grounding and bonding scheme, new UL rules for ATS protection … 
Speaker: Brian Pumphrey, Application Engineering Manager, Cummins Sales and Service
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner
Cost: IEEE members: $25; Student and retired members: $15; Non-members: $30
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/48176 Auto

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October 18, 2017

 Renewables Meet the New Wave of Energy Storage – A Panel Discussion

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Thursday, November 9, 2017 
SFBAC Power Electronic Society (PELS) and SCV PhotoVoltaic Society (PV) 
Subject: Renewables Meet the New Wave of Energy Storage – A Panel Discussion
– focus on the engineering, business and policy concerns related to the growth of energy storage with the smart grid … 
Speaker: TBD
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 6:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: 
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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October 4, 2017

9th Annual IEEE Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Reliability
 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
SCV Electronic Packaging Society (EPS – formerly CPMT), Reliability Society, and Electron Device Society (EDS)
Subject: 9th Annual IEEE Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop
– two Tutorials, plus Practical Aspects (Xilinx), Susceptibility (IBM), Proton Beams (Intel), Solder Bump Materials (Mitsubishi), Underground Research (Stanford)…
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: Free; includes lunch
Location: Xilinx, 2100 Logic Drive, San Jose
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/?p=409

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September 30, 2017

FULL-DAY WORKSHOP EMC/ESD Workshop: Design Troubleshooting in the Time and Frequency Domains

by @ 10:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 
SFBAC Power and Electronics Society (PELS)
Subject: FULL-DAY WORKSHOP EMC/ESD Workshop: Design Troubleshooting in the Time and Frequency Domains
– practical, simple analysis and debugging techniques for system boards and power supplies accomplished with inexpensive, readily-available lab hardware… 
Speaker: Doug Smith 
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Cost: PELS Members: $80; IEEE members: $100, Non-members: $125; Students: Free (LIMIT 10); TI’ers: Free (LIMIT 10)
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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September 28, 2017

Reliability Challenges for the Qualification of Leading Edge CMOS Technologies

by @ 6:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 
SCV/SF Electron Devices Society (EDS) 
Subject: Reliability Challenges for the Qualification of Leading Edge CMOS Technologies
– self heating in SOI, new reliability challenges introduced by the use of High K Metal Gate (HKMG) and FinFet devices … 
Speaker: Dr. Fernando Guarín, IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Member of technical Staff, GlobalFoundries East Fishkill
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:15 pm to 7:00 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-eds/ 

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September 15, 2017

Sub-Metering

by @ 11:16 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017  
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Sub-Metering
– Advantages of sub metering for building owners and landlords.  Using sub-metering for Title 24 compliance, LEED and Energy Star ratings… 
Speaker: Rich Celio, Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, Applied Power Technologies, Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm: Dinner, registration, and networking; 7:00 to 8:30 pm: Presentation and Questions
Cost: IEEE Members: $30; Non-Members: $35; Walk-Ins if space available: $35/$40 non-members 
Location: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/ 
EventBrite registration (required): submetering.eventbrite.com/ 

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September 11, 2017

Solar Applications, Rotary UPS, & IEM Factory Tour

by @ 3:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, September 28, 2017 
OEB Power and Energy Society (PES) and SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Solar Applications, Rotary UPS, & IEM Factory Tour
– Solar Applications for new and existing switchboard applications, Rotary UPS system deliver a highly reliable critical power solution, IEM factory tour in Fremont … 
Speakers: Marvin Hamon ,PE, and Clayton Such, Chief Operating Officer, IEM 
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: IEM, 48205 Warm Springs Blvd, Fremont 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/46963 

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August 31, 2017

Emerging Wireless Technologies for IoT

by @ 1:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power
 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES) and Power Electronic Society (PELS)
Subject: Emerging Wireless Technologies for IoT
– new and existing wireless options available on the market, trade-offs between range, data throughput, battery life, latency, cost, and availability …
Speaker: Walt Maclay, President, Voler Systems
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, pizza, & drinks; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation  
Cost: IEEE CES members: free; IEEE Student members: free; IEEE members: $5 (pay at door); Non-members: $10 (pay at door) 
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-ces/?post_type=tribe_events&p=1076 
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/emerging-wireless-technologies-for-iot-tickets-37472393939

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Integrated Management of Solar Photovoltaic Generation 

by @ 1:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, PhotoVoltaics
 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 
OEB Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG), Power and Energy Society (PES), and SCV PhotoVoltaic Society
Subject: Integrated Management of Solar Photovoltaic Generation 
– Technology advancements and declining costs of solar PV have accelerated the deployment of PV systems by utilities, consumers, and third parties. When connected to the grid in large scale or volume, PV systems can be disruptive … 
Speaker: Dr. Tanguy Hubert, Senior Engineer, Renewables Integration Group, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Palo Alto 
Time: 11:00 am: Registration and networking; 11:30 am: Buffet luncheon; 12:15 pm: Presentation; 1:30 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: $10 includes lunch 
Location: Beeb’s Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore 
Event Details: http://ieee4life.org/ 

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August 14, 2017

Community Choice Energy and What Does That Mean to You?

by @ 5:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society / Industry Applications Society (PES/IAS)
Subject: Community Choice Energy and What Does That Mean to You?
– Community Choice Energy (CCE) is taking the state by a storm. By the end of this year, there will be over two million customers in California… 
Speaker: Alan Suleiman, Silicon Valley Clean Energy 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, Networking, and Dinner; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $10 IEEE members, $15 non members 
Location: On Semiconductor, 3001 Stender Way, Santa Clara. Note new location, between Central and Scott.  You will see the “On” logo in front, plenty of parking in back. 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/ 
RSVP:  Registration required at https://pesiasCCE.eventbrite.com/ 

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August 1, 2017

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 20, 2017

Devising Your Emergency Power Strategy 

by @ 1:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Devising Your Emergency Power Strategy 
– Reliable and scalable emergency power is of crucial importance in any healthcare facility, opportunities and challenges associated with providing E-Power systems …

Speaker: John Griffiths, PE, LEED, AP, Principal, Mazzetti 
Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: IEEE Members and Non-Members: $25; Students: $10 
Location: Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, 661 Howard St, San Francisco 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/45860 

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