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November 13, 2007

Mtg: Small Stuff in Search of the Big Bucks: Nanotechnology Commercialization by Sector

by @ 9:35 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 18
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Kristin Abkemeier, Ph.D., Analyst at Lux Research, Inc.
Time: Registration & Light Lunch 11:30 AM, Presentation at Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5. Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: at the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

 

Nanotechnology is shifting from research labs to markets, as world investments reached $12.6 billion in 2006. ? With the first applications in-market in the materials, electronics and energy, and life science sectors, the impact of nanotechnology in different industries varies (more…)

Mtg: PLL Design Essentials for Wireless Systems

by @ 9:34 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY December 13
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Derek K. Shaeffer, RF Engineering Manager, Beceem Communications
Time: Refreshment and Social Hour at 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

This talk provides an overview of PLL design fundamentals and reviews performance considerations that typify wireless systems.? By the end of the talk, attendees will understand how to translate system performance requirements into synthesizer design specifications (more…)

November 11, 2007

Mtg: Mondo Magnets! Attractive (and Repulsive!) Devices and Demonstrations

by @ 4:51 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 4
SCV Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter
Annual
Holiday Event for the Whole Family

Speaker: Dr. Fred Jeffers, IEEE Fellow and past Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking and food at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 8:00 PM
Cost: see website
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: payment in advance
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

 

Each time Dr. Jeffers has come to the Bay Area to give his presentation, he has had an overwhelming audience response. ? Don’t miss this opportunity to see his presentation yourself, and bring your family and friends!

Dr. Jeffersâ?? book (by the same name) contains lots of easy demonstrations of magnetic effects that kids can do around the house â?? then he explains the science behind the phenomenon.? But itâ??s more fun to see it in person.

 

November 7, 2007

Mtg: Universal Access to Human Knowledge: Public Access to Digital Materials

by @ 10:57 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 20
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Brewster Kahle, Director and Founder, Internet Archive
Time: pizza/salad/desert at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7 PM
Cost: none
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Michael Butler, mjbsf@verizon.net, 415-827-3680, so we have a meal count
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/san_francisco/comsoc

The goal of universal access to our cultural heritage is within our grasp. With current digital technology we can build comprehensive collections, and with digital networks we can make these available to students and scholars all over the world. The current challenge (more…)

Mtg: Re-Live the Movie “The Matrix”: From Harry Nyquist to Image-Based Rendering

by @ 10:42 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY December 10
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Tsuhan Chen, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, and IEEE Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 Donation Recommended towards Refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor (north end of Building E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

In recent years, the field of visual computing has observed a convergence of image processing, computer vision, and computer graphics. Multiview imaging represents one central theme of the convergence. Now widely used in applications ranging from special effects (e.g., in the movie “The Matrix”) to 3D object tracking, multiview imaging has become an essential tool (more…)

Mtg: Variation Robustness for Analog/Mixed-Signal, Custom Digital, and Memory Design

by @ 10:26 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY January 21
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Patrick Drennan, Chief Technology Officer, Solido Design Automation, Inc.
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence Design Systems, Building 5, 655 Seely Avenue, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

As process technologies and supply voltages shrink, designers are faced with a pressing need to address systematic and random sources of variation in a more deliberate and thorough way. ? Accounting for variation within the flow of design has not progressed commensurate with the process technologies. ? We still rely on best-, worst- case corners, (more…)

Mtg: Industrial Plant Adaptive Load Shedding: Beyond PLC Control

by @ 9:29 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 15
OEB Industry Applications
Subject:
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: Advances in Reliable Information Delivery over Tactical Networks

by @ 9:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, 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

Tactical computer networks are fluid and under constant threat from physical and electronic dangers. They quickly merge and disengage, change and adapt based on current conditions and the communications needs of operators. ? In these rugged environments, sensitive and crucial information – often vital to the survival (more…)

Mtg: Consulting in the Solar Power Age

by @ 9:27 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 13
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley Chapter
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, Miguel will look at how trade-offs are made regarding the following technologies:
* Thin film technology vs. mono and poly-silicon
* Solar concentrators
* Inverters for power conversion
Miguel will then discuss how technology consultants can participate in the following aspects of the solar power industry:
* Inverter design and development
* Solar panel design
* Product certification
* Trends in system management
* New regulations for power generation and accounting

About the Speaker
Miguel Gomez has 23 years of experience in hardware and software design in the networking and storage industries. He is also highly skilled in the use of microelectronics simulation software and Verilog coding for digital switching, optical encoder and semiconductor memory systems.
Miguel started consulting in 1989 as a technical writer, and this work evolved into an engineering specialty in FPGA prototyping and FPGA-to-ASIC conversion. It also led to his co-founding three start-up companies (including ActSolar), as well as work as an expert witness in seven patent cases. Miguel was well received as one of the panelists in our October Networking for Consultants panel discussion.

Seminar: Nanotech – Imagine the Possibilities!

by @ 9:23 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 13
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: from IBM, Stanford, UC-Berkeley, SJSU, Santa Clara U.
Time: Light lunch and registration, 12:30 PM; Symposium from 1:00 – 5:30 PM
Cost: $50, $40 for IEEE Members, $20 for students (by Oct. 30)
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: online registration at www.123signup.com/register?id=xyczq
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

A new symposium model celebrating local university graduate research at which graduate researchers present pre-publication briefs of their work and receive feedback on imagined potential opportunities for applications.

Mtg: Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced MRI of Prostate Cancer

by @ 9:22 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 13
SF 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, b.giebeler@ieee.org, 415-252-7214
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0711-sf-emb.pdf

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 (DCE MRI) to evaluate functional properties of the tissue. ? DCE MRI can provide information about the amount and permeability of blood vessels (more…)

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

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, 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 and believed essential to keep chip makers on Moore‘s cost/performance curve. ? Now it’s been pushed out (more…)

Mtg: Efficient Techniques for MPEG-2 to H.264 Video Transcoding

by @ 9:18 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY November 12
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Jun Xin, Xilient Inc.
Time: Fast food and drinks: 6:30 PM, Presentation: 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation toward refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor, Bldg #E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

MPEG-2 has become the primary format for broadcast video since being developed in the early 1990’s. The new video coding standard, referred to as H.264/AVC, promises the same quality as MPEG-2 with about half the data rate. Since the H.264/AVC format has been adopted into new storage format standards, (more…)

Mtg: Advances in Silicon-on-Insulator Switch Technology for Highly Integrated Cellular Front-ends

by @ 9:16 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 8
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Tom McKay, RFMD
Time: Refreshments and Social: 6:00 PM, Presentation: 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/nov_mtg.html

Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology is shipping into several mainstream consumer markets, such as laptops and game consoles, driving down substrate manufacturing costs.? By increasing substrate resistivity, it is possible to achieve multi-watt power handling, low harmonic distortion and robustness (more…)

November 5, 2007

Mtg: Deciphering Pre-Earthquake Signals and How This Changes Our View of the Earth and Shortâ??Term Earthquake Forecasting: Is there an Electromagnetic Connection?

by @ 5:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 13
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Friedemann T. Freund, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, and Tom Bleier, CEO and Chief Technology Officer, QuakeFinder, Inc.
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
Web: www.scvemc.org

The first presentation will discuss that The â??Holy Grail??? of earthquake research is to predict â?? within limits as narrow as possible â?? time, place and magnitude of major earthquakes. (more…)

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