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October 6, 2007

Wkshop: Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) Workshop

by @ 2:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

CU, with the SCV Chapter, IEEE Communications Society
OFDM Workshop
– Monday October 8, 2007 ? – Santa Clara University
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 Santa Clara University

Mtg: Recent Advances and Trends in Microwave Synthetic Instrumentation

by @ 2:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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

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 (more…)

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

by @ 2:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, 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,

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, (more…)

Mtg: Metal Catalyzed Silicon Nanowires: Growth and Devices

by @ 2:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

THURSDAY October 9
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Ted Kamins, HP Labs
Time: Social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Corp. Building E-1 – Auditorium CMA, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Metal-catalyzed, self-assembled, one-dimensional semiconductor nanowires grown by chemical vapor deposition are being considered as possible device elements to augment and supplant conventional electronics and to extend the use of CMOS beyond the physical and economic limits (more…)

Mtg: The Four Most Confusing Principles In Signal Integrity And How Not To Be Confused

by @ 2:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 9
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility
Speaker: Dr. Eric Bogatin, President, Bogatin Enterprises, LLC
Time: Social and Dinner at 5:30 PM, Presentation: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The words we use often affect our intuition and how we think about concepts. In signal integrity we use some words either incorrectly or without enough qualifying and this confuses our intuition. ? In this lecture we look at four concepts (more…)

Mtg: Overview of Multimedia Signal Processing on Multi-Core Processors

by @ 2:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

MONDAY October 8
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Yen-Kuang Chen, Ph.D., Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation: 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor (north end of Building E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

This talk gives a basic overview of multi-core processors, which represent a major development in computing technology recently. ? Traditionally, increasing clock frequency is one of the main dimensions (more…)

Mtg: Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI of Prostate Cancer

by @ 2:29 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 13
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Susan Moyher Noworolski, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, UC San Francisco
Time: Social at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM, Presentation: 7:30 PM
Cost: $25, $15 for Members, $10 for students
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 Embarcadero St., San Francisco
RSVP: by Nov 1st to Bob Giebeler,, 415-252-7214

During this talk, Dr. Noworolski will review the background of using MR imaging to study prostate cancer and will focus on the use of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (more…)

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