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August 30, 2007

Mtg: Completely Unsupervised Face Recognition Database

by @ 8:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 25
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer: Professor Albrecht Rothermel, Deputy Director of Institute, University of ULM Institute of Microelectronics, Germany
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, and $10 for non-members
Place: Hewlett Packard Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

A face recognition system has been designed, which requires no interaction at all. The system detects persons, defines whether the persons are known already or not, and either updates the existing database of known persons, or establishes a new database (more…)

Mtg: Overview of WiMax Technology and Evolution

by @ 7:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY September 10
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Hassan Yaghoobi, Ph.D., Intel Corporation
Time: Fast Food & drinks: 6:30 PM; Presentation: 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 Donation requested towards refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

Mobile WiMAX technology, based on IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard, was first commercialized in Korea through initial offering of WiBro services in the middle of 2006 and subsequent expansion in early 2007. ? They are also to be deployed by Sprint (more…)

Mtg: Current Thinking on Entrepreneurship

by @ 7:30 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 4
SCV Lasers and Electro-Optics? Chapter
Speaker: Milton Chang, PhD, Managing Director, Incubic Venture Fund, and IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking and Food: 7:00 PM, Presentation: 8:00 PM
Cost: donation for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to ieeescvleos-rsvp2007@yahoo.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

The speaker will discuss how to go about starting a company in the current environment. Milton Chang is Managing Director of Incubic Venture Fund which is actively investing in technology startup businesses. ? He was CEO and President of (more…)

August 25, 2007

Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Workshop

by @ 8:56 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

SCU, with the SCV Chapter, IEEE Communications Society
OFDM Workshop

– Monday October 8, 2007 – Santa Clara University

$90 for IEEE Members, $100 for non-Members (thru Sept. 5)
Fee includes lunch, reception
More information and to register: iccd.engr.scu.edu
Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) implementation and Cross-layer Optimization have become topics of intense research interest in companies and universities
(more…)

3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging

by @ 8:45 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

Sponsored by Research Triangle Institute — TechVentures 2007
— Oct 22-24, 2007 ? ? ? — Hyatt Regency S.F. Airport, Burlingame
— “Going Mainstream: Defining the Technology and Market Opportunities”

? ? ? Earlybird Rates through October 1st
Full details: techventure.rti.org/fall2007

Various forms of 3D integration and packaging are now reaching commercialization as serious contenders for meeting performance, cost, and size demands. Learn the status
(more…)

Silicon Valley Engineering Council – Business Meeting

by @ 8:27 am. Filed under ALL
 

WEDNESDAY September 26

Silicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC)
Invited: Representatives of the SCV engineering societies
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Pipe Trades Training Center, 780 Commercial Street, San Jose
Web: www.svec.org

Message from incoming SVEC president Elise Engelhardt of ASME:

You may have heard that I was elected President of the Silicon Valley Engineering Council for this coming year! I’m very excited about this honor (more…)

RoboDevelopment Conference & Expo 2007

by @ 8:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

– October 25-26, 2007 – San Jose Convention Center
– The International Technical Design and Development Event for the Personal, Service and Mobile Robotics Industry

Save $200 through September 14th.

More information: www.robodevelopment.com
The multifaceted educational forum and trade show dedicated to addressing the technical issues involved with the design and development of commercial robotic products; hands-on access to the latest design and development solutions (more…)

New Frontiers in Memory: Where Do We Go from Here?

by @ 7:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 20
SCV Electron Devices Chapter

Invited Speakers from: Freescale, Hynix, IBM, IMEC, Intel, Ovonyx, Sandisk, Stanford, Toshiba and Applied Materials
Time: Registration 9:00 – 9:30 AM; Speaker Presentations 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM; reception following
Cost: none; includes lunch, reception
Place: Hotel Valencia, 355 Santana Row, San Jose
RSVP: By email to Philipe Jensen, jansenp@imec.be
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0709-scv-eds.pdf

A No Cost Full-Day IEEE SCV EDS Symposium will be held at the Hotel Valencia in San Jose. This symposium is dedicated to discussing the emerging trends in Semiconductor Memories. Ten distinguished speakers (more…)

August 24, 2007

FSA Suppliers Expo & Conference (Fabless Semiconductor Association)

by @ 9:25 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

From FSA (Fabless Semiconductor Association):
– Sept. 12, 2007 ? – Santa Clara Convention Center
– Complimentary Admission (through Sept. 7)
Featuring over 100 exhibiting companies and a full day of educational programming, this event provides you with the opportunity to meet with potential partners and hear from industry experts regarding the topics most relevant to todayâ??s semiconductor industry. The goal — to provide you with knowledge you need
(more…)

Webinar: Multiphysics for MATLAB® Users

by @ 9:22 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

SPECTRUM Magazine Tech Insider Webinar series

September 6th, 2007, at 11:00 AM PDT (Duration: 1 hour)

Learn how to build, run, and post-process multiphysics models directly from the MATLAB prompt, Simulink®, and toolboxes. EM application examples will be demonstrated from DC to light as well as applications within Mechanical Engineering; for control system design, optimization, circuit simulation, (more…)

Energy Nanotechnology International Conference

by @ 9:13 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering
 

ASME – Power Engineering, Control Systems, Nanotechnology:
Energy Nanotechnology International Conference
– Sept. 5-7, 2007 ? – Santa Clara University
Information and registration: www.asmeconferences.org/EnergyNano07/

The 2nd Energy Nanotechnology International Conference will focus on state-of-the-art research and development in energy-related materials, nanoscale phenomena, devices, systems, manufacturing, and commercialization. The connection between nanotechnology and energy is inextricable â?? many unique physical phenomena occur at the nanoscale
(more…)

August 23, 2007

Mtg: Current Thinking on Entrepreneurship

by @ 7:09 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 4
SCV Lasers and Electro-Optics Chapter
Speaker: Milton Chang, PhD, Managing Director, Incubic Venture Fund, and IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking and Food: 7:00 PM, Presentation: 8:00 PM
Cost: donation for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to ieeescvleos-rsvp2007@yahoo.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

The speaker will discuss how to go about starting a company in the current environment.

Milton Chang is Managing Director of Incubic Venture Fund which is actively investing in technology startup businesses. He was CEO and President of Newport Corporation and New Focus, Inc., and currently (more…)

Mtg: WirelessHD – High Bandwidth for Home Entertainment

by @ 7:07 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 28
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: John Marshall, President, Wireless High Definition (WirelessHD) Consortium
Time: Pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members
Place: Oak room at HP, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

What Technology Will Win the Wireless HD Race? ? Between 802.11n, UWB, WirelessHD and others, there is uncertainty within the industry on which technology will emerge as the standard.? Additionally, consumers are looking for a solution (more…)

August 22, 2007

Mtg: Laser Safety Requirements for Products and Users in a Manufacturing Environment

by @ 8:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY September 25
SCV Power Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Thomas Lieb, President, L*A*I
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito 5:45 PM; Presentation at Bowers Cafe at 7:00 PM
Cost: no cost for presentation; no-host dinner
Place: El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive; Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0709-scv-pses.pdf

 

During the last few decades safety control measures and guidelines for lasers have been developed and implemented in the US as well as other countries worldwide. Unfortunately, communication and education about these requirements have not kept pace with the proliferation of lasers and laser systems into virtually every industry. This presentation provides an outline of these requirements (more…)

August 21, 2007

Tour of Stanford Linear Accelerator (SLAC)

by @ 1:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY September 19
SCV Power Engineering + Industry Applications Chapter
Host: Fred Jones, SLAC
Time: Lunch (no-host) at noon/12:30; Presentation and tour at 1:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: lunch at SLAC Cafeteria; presentation at Panofsky Auditorium, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: required to join this tour; by email to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, phone (925) 463-7115
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0709-scv-pes.pdf

SLAC is one of the world’s leading research laboratories. Established in 1962 at Stanford University in Menlo Park, California, their mission is to design, construct and operate state-of-the-art electron accelerators and related experimental facilities for use in high-energy physics and (more…)

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