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January 19, 2008

Mtg: Panel Discussion – Best of ISTFA

by @ 5:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY January 23
SCV Reliability
Organizer: Art Rawers
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM,
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett Packard Oak Room, Bldg 48 (Just North of Hwy 280, Wolfe Rd Exit), Cupertino
RSVP: not required, but email if you are interested in being on the panel or contributing

The International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis (ISTFA) provides a forum for the latest developments in wafer, chip, package, and board level test and failure analysis. ? The 30th ISTFA was held November 4-8, 2007, in San Jose. (more…)

Mtg: Medical Device Regulations – from Design to Certification

by @ 5:10 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY January 22
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Frank Eng, Food & Drug Administration
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito at 5:45 PM; Presentation (no charge) at Bowers Cafe at 7:00 PM
Cost: none for presentation
Place: Dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; Presentation at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

FDA and CDRH reports are just the culmination of a long sequence of events, so this presentation is intended both for regulatory personnel and for device development engineers. Engineers design and develop products that are as safe and effective (more…)

Mtg: IC Chips – from Scaling to Emerging Nanotechnology

by @ 5:06 pm. Filed under ALL, 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

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: Secondary Unit Substation Transformers

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY January 22
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Daniel Bumblauskas, ABB Inc.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $20 for dinner
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jack Lin, to reserve and be entered in drawing

Our speaker will discuss the application of liquid and dry-type secondary unit substation transformers. He will compare the advantages and disadvantages (more…)

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

by @ 5:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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

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 (more…)

Mtg: Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Report

by @ 4:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY January 22
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Five Chapter attendees
Time: Pizza + Drinks at 6:30 PM; Talk and Questions at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members
Place: Oak Room at H-P, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required

Five members of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society will share their photos and insights on a variety of topics that they covered at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show and the International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE).? Some of the photos (more…)

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