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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

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…)

Mtg: New CBC Seismic Requirements – seismic bracing, suspended distribution systems, floor mounted equipment

by @ 10:36 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY October 23
SF Industry Applications? Chapter
Speaker: Richard Lloyd, Mason Industries, Inc.
Time: Refreshments at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $20 (at the door)
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: preregister for drawing with Jack Lin,

This January the new IBC-based California Building Code will start to be enforced. The IBC seismic requirements are significantly different than the requirements that we were accustomed to (more…)

Mtg: Human-in-the-Loop Simulation at NASA Ames Research Center

by @ 10:33 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 23
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Kathleen Starmer, NASA Ames Research Center
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

Simulation permits researchers to test concepts without having to use the actual system being examined. ? Such simulations can involve proposed new vehicle controls, improved operating procedures, novel vehicle design concepts, pilot training, or any number of other scenarios. ? Additionally, simulation allows (more…)

Position: Associate/Full Professor, UC-Santa Cruz

by @ 10:29 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

Applications due by January 1, 2008:
UC-Santa Cruz, Computer Engineering Department

The Computer Engineering Department invites applications for a tenured (Associate or Full Professor) position in Autonomous Systems. Potential areas of specialization include robotics, control, mechatronics, and assistive technology. The department is launching an initiative (more…)

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