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August 7, 2007

Mtg: Recent Trends in Substation Automation and Enterprise Data Management

by @ 1:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY September 27
SF & OEB Power Engineering & OEB Computer Chapters
Speaker: John D. McDonald, P.E., Vice President for Power System Automation, KEMA, Inc.
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members, $30 for non-Members, $20 for accompanying spouse/guest
Place: Scotts Seafood, Jack London Square
RSVP: For information and reservations please email Carole Pharr at carole.pharr@salasobrien.com or call (408) 282-1500 x213.
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0709-oeb-pes.pdf

The purpose of this talk is to familiarize participants with all aspects of substation automation. The term Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) is defined. The different levels of substation integration and automation are discussed. The reasons a utility would need substation automation (more…)

Mtg: High-Complexity, Low-Cost 3D Sub-Systems as a Large-Scale BGA

by @ 9:10 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 10
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Shawn Arnold, ChipStack Inc.
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: Dinner $25 (by Oct. 7); no cost for meeting
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Janis Karklins, Karklins@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

With the current drive towards increased IC integration and reduced package size, previously low-technology printed circuit boards (PCBs) are now required to support these packages with higher technology manufacturing requirements. ? Solutions such as blind/buried vias, higher speed materials, distributed capacitance materials and thin traces/spaces are needed, (more…)

Mtg: Table-Top Soft X-Ray Lasers

by @ 7:58 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 4
SCV Lasers and Electro-Optics? Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Jorge Rocca, Colorado State University, and IEEE LEOS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking and Food: 7:00 PM, Presentation: 8:00 PM
Cost: donation for refreshments
Place: SPECIAL LOCATION: with IEMT Symposium at the Holiday Inn San Jose, 1740 North First St, San Jose
RSVP: by email to ieeescvleos-rsvp2007@yahoo.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

This talk will review recent advances in high repetition rate soft x-ray lasers that allow the generation of very high brightness soft x-ray beams using table-top set ups. ? The peak spectral brightness of some of these new lasers can surpass that of third generation synchrotrons by orders of magnitude (more…)

Mtg: Photonic Crystal Slab: a Tool for Manipulating Photons and Lightwaves

by @ 7:38 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 2
SCV Lasers and Electro-Optics? Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Toshi Baba, Yokohama National University, Japan, 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

Semiconductor photonic nanostructures, i.e. photonic crystals (PCs) and high index contrast structures (HICs), have become worldwide topics in this decade. ? They strongly control light emission and propagation, and so allow novel phenomena and device applications. (more…)

Mtg: Essential New Tools for EMC Diagnostics and Testing

by @ 7:06 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY September 11
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Subject: Fall Kick-off Social Event (with entertainment throughout)
Time: Social 5:30 PM, Dinner 6:00 PM, Presentation 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.scvemc.org

 

Electromagnetic Theory hasn’t changed much in the past 50 years, but the tools available to engineers who need to measure, analyze and visualize electromagnetic phenomena are steadily improving. Within the past couple of years, several new tools and technologies have surfaced (more…)

Mtg: Today’s Vacuum Electronics Industry: Powering Tomorrow’s Frontiers

by @ 6:40 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 13
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Carter Armstrong, L-3 Communications Electron Devices
Time: Social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Bldg #9 Classroom #4, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.mtt-scv.org

Energized by recent advances in 3D device modeling, long-life and high current density electron emitters, high power materials, precision fabrication, and amplifier integration and miniaturization, a new generation of RF vacuum electronics engineers is discovering the multidisciplinary attraction of â??microwave tubes.â??? Far from being relegated to IEEE history books on microwave power amplification, vacuum electronics continues to set the amplifier performance bar (more…)

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