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October 31, 2007

Annual SV Engineering Council’s Open House and optional Technology/Engineering Education Forum

by @ 5:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 13
Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Speakers: Elise Engelhardt, ASME, and others
Education Forum: 3:45pm – 5:30pm
Welcome Reception: 6:00pm-7:00pm
SVEC Presentations: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Welcoming Remarks and Acknowledgments: Elise Engelhardt, President, Silicon Valley Engineering Council
â?¢ Experience SVEC Educational Outreach Programs
– Discover “E” (Engineering)
– Tech Academy Summer Program
– Call for Nominations for Scholarships
â?¢ Announcement of 2008 Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame Inductees
â?¢ Prepare for National Engineers Week 2008
Cost: none
Place: SEMI, 3081 Zanker Road, San Jose
RSVP: through EventBright, svec2007.eventbrite.com
Web: www.svec.org/news

Seminar: Vibro-Acoustics Simulation

by @ 8:40 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

Vibro-Acoustics Simulation Seminar
– Thursday, December 13 ? ? – 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
– Santa Clara Marriott ? ? – No cost; lunch will be provided
Based on AutoSEA2 (the industry standard for mid and high frequency noise and vibration analysis), VA One offers a unique and unprecedented combination of all standard vibro-acoustics simulation methods: Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and the Boundary Element Method (BEM). Discover why VA One is the ONE tool you need for full spectrum vibro-acoustic simulation.
Who Should Attend? ? – Current AutoSEA2 and SEA users and managers ? – Current BEM users and managers ? – Current FE acoustic software users and managers ? – Vibration, acoustics and dynamics engineers ? – Structural Analysts ? – CAE professionals
Applications: ? – Vibro-acoustics ? – Dynamic Environments ? – Random Vibration Analysis ? – Structure-borne Vibration ? – Pre-test Simulation ? – Mid-Frequency Analysis
Pre-registration is highly recommended. Visit www.esi-group.com
Download the Seminar flyer to register by FAX: www.e-grid.net/docs/0712-esi.pdf

Int’l Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis

by @ 8:39 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

33rd Int’l Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis
– November 4-8, 2007 ? – San Jose Convention Center
ISTFA’07 combines technical sessions, tutorials, an exhibition, and user group meetings with a focus on making the full experience a strong benefit for the attendee.

  • 16 Technical Sessions & Panel Discussions
  • 4 Technology-Specific User Groups
  • 5 One-Day Pre- & Post-conference Short Courses
    Educational Tutorials:? – Materials Characterization for Failure Analysis ? – Failure Localization with Active and Passive Voltage Contrast in FIB and SEM ? – Failure Analysis Flow Decision Tree ? – The Role of the AFM in Yield and Failure Analysis ? – Reliability in MEMS Packaging ? – Analog Building Blocks: Circuits and Devices ? – Diagnosing Analog Circuits ? – Yield Basics for Failure Analysis including 300mm Water and Cu Technology (and more!) More information: www.ISTFA.org
  • Conf: Printed Electronics USA 2007: Converging Printing with Electronics

    by @ 8:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
     

    Organic & printed inorganic electronics
    Printed Electronics USA 2007
    Converging Printing with Electronics: Commercializing the Technology
    – November 12-15, 2007 ? – South San Francisco Conference Center
    Aimed at product developers, end-users, researchers, scientists and venture capitalists, this event is the only one to cover all of organic and printed inorganic electronics.
    Over 65 presentations from leading global companies, including Kovio, Hasbro, Sony, Samsung, LG Philips, STMicroelectronics, T-Ink, PARC, Plastic ePrint. Full technological analysis is given on all areas of printed electronics including logic/memory, displays, power, sensors, materials, and manufacturing technologies.
    – Investment Summit ? – Exhibits ? – Special Tours ? – Masterclasses
    For more information & to register: www.idtechex.com/printedelectronicsusa07

    One-day Seminar: New Frontiers in Computing Technology

    by @ 8:34 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
     

    SATURDAY November 3
    SCV Computer Chapter
    Speakers: Eight academic and industry talks
    Cost: $50 for IEEE members, $55 non-members (through Oct. 29) — includes lunch, breaks
    Place: The Fremont Marriott, 46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont
    RSVP: register from the website
    Web: www.cs.sjsu.edu/~tylin/ieeesilicon

    Top speakers and experts from both Industry and the Research field:

    ?

    Richard M. Karp,? ? 1985 Turing Award Recipient. University of California Berkeley

    Lotfi Zadeh, IEEE Medal of Honor, 1995. University of California Berkeley

    Dieter Fensel,? University of Innsbruck

    Yoav Shoham,? Stanford University

    ? Anant Jhingran,? IBM Silicon Valley Laboratory, USA

    ? ? Enterprise Information Mashups: Integrating Information, Simply”

    Eric Brill,? Microsoft Research

    Andrew Tomkins,? Yahoo!

    Neel Sundaresan,? eBay Research Labs

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

    by @ 8:30 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
     

    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: 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 the first radar, Christian Hulsmeyerâ??s 1904 telemobilskop, and then the â??re-discovery??? of radar in its bistatic configuration in the 1930s. (more…)

    Mtg: Educating Engineers in Advanced Silicon Processes

    by @ 8:28 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
     

    WEDNESDAY December 19
    SCV Education Chapter
    Speaker: Dr. Kris Verma
    Time: dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
    Cost: none
    Place: Silicon Valley Technical Institute; 1762 Technology Dr., Suite 227, San Jose
    RSVP: not required
    Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/es

     

    During the last two decades, the Semiconductor Industry model? has changed from Vertical (Design, Fab, Test, and Packaging) under one IDM (Integrated Device Manufacturer) to a Horizontal model (Fabless Design Houses, IP developers, Wafer Mega Foundries, and subcontractors for test and assembly) under different companiesâ?? management. ? This new business model? (more…)

    October 29, 2007

    Mtg: Technologies and Applications of Simulation in Healthcare & Tour of Simulation Center at Stanford

    by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
     

    WEDNESDAY November 21
    SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
    Speaker: David M. Gaba, M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine
    Time: Presentation at 7:30 PM; come early for optional dinner at Stanford Hospital cafeteria
    Cost: none (parking free after 4 PM)
    Place: Clark Center Auditorium at Stanford University
    RSVP: not required
    Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

    This talk will provide an overview of the modalities and applications of simulation. There will be a brief review of some of the history, especially that of my own laboratory’s pioneering developments dating back to 1986. Organizational aspects of the diffusion of these technologies and applications will be discussed, (more…)

    Mtg: Solar Energy Technologies: Emphasis on Concentrating Photovoltaic Technologies

    by @ 4:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
     

    TUESDAY November 27
    SF Power Engineering Chapter
    Speaker: Kevin Fine, Director of Product Development, GreenVolts
    Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
    Cost: $5 for non-members, free for IEEE members
    Place: California PUC Building, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco
    RSVP: required for lunch count, to Ben Williams, bewilliams@ieee.org , 415-973-9473
    Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0711-sf-pes.pdf

     

    Itâ??s an exciting time for solar energy.? A confluence of events â?? technological developments, financing opportunities, political and consumer openness, climate concerns, and the rise in price of other fuel sources â?? makes solar energy particularly attractive at this time. (more…)

    Mtg: Consulting in the Solar Power Age

    by @ 3:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
     

    TUESDAY November 13
    SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
    Speaker: Miguel Gomez, ActSolar
    Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
    Cost: none
    Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
    RSVP: not required
    Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

    Miguel Gomez will review the different segments of the solar power industry, and will then outline the technology challenges that enhance or limit the market growth of each segment. As cost, efficiency and reliability are the most important considerations for creating a successful product, (more…)

    October 25, 2007

    One-day Seminar: New Frontiers in Computing Technology

    by @ 4:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
     

    SATURDAY November 3
    SCV Computer Chapter
    Speakers: Eight academic and industry talks
    Cost: $50 for IEEE members, $55 non-members (through Oct. 29) — includes lunch, breaks
    Place: The Fremont Marriott, 46100 Landing Parkway, Fremont
    RSVP: register from the website
    Web: www.cs.sjsu.edu/~tylin/ieeesilicon

    Top speakers and experts from both Industry and the Research field: (more…)

    Mtg: Selection and Applications of Power Factor Correction Equipment for Industrial and Large Commercial Facilities

    by @ 3:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
     

    THURSDAY November 29
    OEB Power Engineering? Chapter
    Speaker: B. Ben Banerjee, Power Quality Product & Application Engineer, Square D Company
    Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM, with snacks and refreshments
    Cost: none
    Place: Square D Company 6160 Stoneridge Mall Road #200, Pleasanton
    RSVP: with Diep Nguyen, Diep@ieee.org, 510-267-0441
    Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0711-oeb-pes.pdf

    The vast majority of the total load connected to todayâ??s industrial and commercial distribution systems is inductive in nature and generally has a poor operating power factor. ? If properly selected and installed, Power Factor Correction Equipment including Capacitors (PFCCs) provides an economical and practical means for improving the system power factor. (more…)

    Mtg: Industrial Plant Adaptive Load Shedding: Beyond PLC Control

    by @ 3:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
     

    THURSDAY November 15
    OEB Industry Applications Chapter
    Speaker: Greg Rauch, Field Sales Engineer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
    Cost: dinner is $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
    Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room, 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
    RSVP: by November 14 to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com or telephone (925) 210-2571
    Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0711-oeb-ias.pdf

    Industrial plants with an electric utility interconnection and on-site generation resources include a wide variety of electric loads, ranging from less critical lighting and HVAC, to most critical processes and process controls.? When the utility interconnection is compromised, on-site generation is expected to maintain critical loads (more…)

    Mtg: First Steps Towards Community Robotics

    by @ 1:44 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
     

    MONDAY November 19
    SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
    Speaker: Prof. Illah R. Nourbakhsh, The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Cost: none
    Place: Carnegie Mellon University West Coast, Moffet Field, Mountain View
    RSVP: not required
    Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

    The CREATE lab and the Global Connection Project have embarked on a series of public projects to try to understand how significant scaling may be feasible using robotics for technology empowerment and community-building. ? Our work is now hybridizing the Global Connection efforts (more…)

    October 17, 2007

    Mtg: Formation of a Warranty Chain Management Institute and its Applicability for Reliability Engineers

    by @ 10:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
     

    WEDNESDAY October 24
    SCV Reliability Chapter
    Speaker: Glen Griffiths and Allison Griffiths, Hewlett Packard
    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

    Warranty costs in the US alone run in the region of $28B per annum.? Reliability Engineers have a significant influence on the failure rates of equipment, which is a key driver of warranty events and hence cost.? Glen will outline the path he has taken, beginning with (more…)

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