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December 30, 2007

Mtg: High Volume Print Forming: Filling the Gap between Nano and ‘Just-Plain-Miniature’ Devices

by @ 4:06 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 13
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Arthur L. Chait, President, EoPlex Technologies
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 for dinner, no cost for presentation
Place: Ramada, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email with Janis Karklins, karklins@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

? A great deal of progress has been made in the field of nano and related “tiny” technologies. ? Unfortunately, the technology to link the tiny world to the macro world has not kept pace. ? The space between nano and macro is immense. ? At the nano end are self-assembling structures and (more…)

Mtg: IC Chips – from Scaling to Emerging Nanotechnology

by @ 12:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 22
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bin Yu, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: Refreshments at 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

 

It is predicted that silicon CMOS FET could be ultimately scaled down to 1.5 nm gate length based on the least energy model for computing. ? However, it is anticipated that a gate length of 4~5 nm would be the practical limit (more…)

Mtg: Silicon Technology Scaling and ESD Challenges

by @ 12:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY January 14
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Charvaka Duvvury, Texas Instruments
Time: Refreshments at 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

 

The trends in silicon technology scaling towards the sub-100 nm range, along with the introduction of newer transistor structures such as the multi-gate and Fin-FET devices, are driving sensitive issues for ESD development and IC protection design.? This is compounded by the complex interactions (more…)

Mtg: ZigBee Wireless Sensors and Control Networks: A Watershed Event

by @ 11:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 19
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Bob Heile, ZigBee Alliance
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

 

Dr. Bob Heile is Chair of the ZigBee Alliance. ? This talk will provide an overview of the alliance and its mission. He will address (more…)

Mtg: An Overview of USB Device Implementation on Microcontrollers

by @ 11:21 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 15
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Tim Clark, Art Anderson, Cheri Keller, Microchip Technology, Inc.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

 

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is the industry standard for serial communications. It was originally intended as a replacement for the old-style serial and parallel connections on a PC, but its usefulness has broadened (more…)

Mtg: License-Free Wireless ISPs (WISPs) and the Challenges of FCC Part 15 Certification

by @ 11:07 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 8
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Jack Unger, Ask-Wi.Com, Inc. (formerly Wireless InfoNet, Inc.)
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.scvemc.org

 

The FCC mandates that Part 15 license-free wireless equipment be tested and FCC certified, yet many wireless ISPs (WISPs) assemble at least some of their equipment in-house. ? Join us (more…)

Mtg: Ultrashort Pulsed Laser Applications in Biomedicine

by @ 10:52 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 16
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Greg Spooner, Raydiance
Time: 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Clark Center Auditorium, Stanford University (free parking after 4 PM)
RSVP: not required
Web: ieee.org/scv/embs

 

Lasers heat things up. ? Modifying materials with lasers frequently (though not always) involves a thermal interaction produced through linear absorption. ? High peak power and ultrashort pulsed lasers are different.? (more…)

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