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September 30, 2007

Mtg: Networking for Consultants: Tips and Techniques

by @ 6:30 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY October 16
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: T. Kim Parnell, Brian A. Berg
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

This meeting will address the art of networking, and will offer tips and techniques for consultants. Consultants often find face-to-face networking to be difficult, particularly (more…)

Mtg: Radar History Update – New and Illuminating Information on that “Bastard Invention”

by @ 11:09 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 1
Monterey Bay Subsection
Speaker: Nicholas Willis
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Spanagel Hall Room 321, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey
RSVP: required, for access to the NPS campus; US citizens only; by email to D. Jenn, jenn@nps.edu
Web: http://www.e-grid.net/docs/0711-monterey.pdf

As usually happens during the ongoing development of a major invention, old information is released (or declassified) and new information surfaces.? Such is the case with radar, in particular (more…)

Mtg: 450mm Wafers: What will it Cost to Get There?

by @ 10:11 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 13
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dan Hutcheson, VLSI Research Inc.
Time: Social at 6:00 PM, Presentation: 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Corp. Building E-1 – Auditorium CMA, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Tensions are high as the industry confronts the issue of 450mm. Some believe it is absolutely necessary. It was scheduled in the ITRS roadmap to be ready by 2012 (more…)

September 28, 2007

Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Workshop

by @ 3:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

Sponsor: SCV IEEE Communications Society Chapter, with Santa Clara U.
Date: Monday October 8, 2007
Place: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
Cost: $125 if pre-registered ($112 for IEEE members); free to SCU students/faculty
Plenty of free parking; lunch/reception provided.
Website 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 around the world. Come to the OFDM Workshop at (more…)

All-Day IEEE Career Workshop for Engineers/Programmers

by @ 3:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY October 19
SCV Professional Activites Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Speakers: Ed Perkins, Paul Kostek, Jean Eason, Russ Harrison
Time: Registration at 8:00 AM; sessions/networking/practice throughout day
Cost: Students/Unemployed $20; IEEE Members $30; Public $45 (includes lunch, breaks; $5 more at the door)
Place: Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
RSVP: by email to Jonathan David, j.david@ieee.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0710-scv-pace.pdf and ieee-jbdavid.blogspot.com/2007/09/2007-career-workshop.html
Register online: icm3.ieee.org/eventmanager/onlineregistration.asp?eventcode=B6H

In todayâ??s increasingly outsourced world, engineers must take responsibility for managing their own careers. The alternative is being surprised and unprepared when economic pressures force a change in their employment situation. We are lucky to have the opportunity, in conjunction with the IEEE-USA (more…)

Mtg: Recent Developments in Municipal Wireless Networks: The Industry at a Crossroads

by @ 1:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY October 16
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Esme Vos, esq., Founder, MuniWireless.com
Time: complimentary buffet dinner at 6:30 PM, presentation following
Cost: none
Place: San Francisco State University, 835 Market Street, San Francisco
RSVP: Please sign up at www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc/ , for our dinner count.
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

This presentation will discuss the latest developments in municipal wireless broadband deployments:
·? The search for viable business models after EarthLink’s decision (more…)

September 24, 2007

Mtg: Compact High-Repetition-Rate Soft X-ray Lasers on a Table-Top

by @ 9:17 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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 (more…)

Mtg: Recent Trends in Substation Automation and Enterprise Data Management

by @ 9:16 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

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: Early Reliability Testing

by @ 9:15 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 26
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Mike Silverman and Arthur Zingher, Ops A La Carte
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: HP-Cupertino Oak Room, Bldg 48, Pruneridge Ave. and Wolfe Rd., Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl/events.htm

Mtg: Completely Unsupervised Face Recognition Database

by @ 9:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY September 25
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: 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

The newest cameras now have face recognition, but they donâ??t yet help you find all the pictures of your best friend amongst the thousands of files you have. Meantime, automated surveillance is used to spot everyone from card cheats at casinos to (more…)

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

by @ 9:12 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, 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 (more…)

September 23, 2007

Mtg: Recent Advances and Trends in Microwave Synthetic Instrumentation

by @ 5:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 11
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques? Chapter
Speaker: Peter Pragastis, President, Phase Matrix, Inc.
Time: Refreshments and Social Hour 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Bldg #9, Classroom #4, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.mtt-scv.org/oct_mtg.html

Synthetic Instrumentation (SI) is an emerging technology in sync with the digital revolution. Microwave Synthetic Instruments in particular have been adopted by the Aerospace Defense community as the best way to minimize (more…)

Mtg: Power and Cooling Optimization Techniques for High Density Data Centers

by @ 4:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY October 17
SCV Power Engineering & Industry Applications Chapters
Speaker: Dennis Shouldice, Global Account Manager, APC/MGE
Time: Dinner (optional) 6:00 PM, Presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 nonmembers, $10.00 students (no cost for talk)
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood, Sunnyvale
RSVP: to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, (925) 730-3105
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0710-scv-pes+ias.pdf

This presentation will outline challenges facing organizations that need to compress their IT loads through the use of dense IT servers. With the use of blade servers, high density data centers are using (more…)

Mtg: Advancements in Transcoding for Optimized Unified Group Communications

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 14
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Shaun Botha, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Twisted Pair Solutions
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

As an expert in interoperable communications infrastructure, Shaun is an original developer of the WAVE(tm) unified group communications software technology used within information critical military, federal, public safety, (more…)

Mtg: “TV 2.0” – Digital TV in the Networked Home

by @ 2:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 4
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Paolo Siccardo, President, Digital Keystone
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

Paolo Siccardo is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Keystone, a world leader in? digital entertainment solutions that bridge the personal computer, consumer electronics and content industries. (more…)

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