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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

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 or call (408) 282-1500 x213.

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

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

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


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…)

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