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January 25, 2008

Mtg: Flip-Chip Substrates For Advanced Applications

by @ 2:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 27
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Bernd Appelt, Director, Worldwide Business Development, ASE (U.S.) Inc.
Time: Lunch at 11:45 AM, Presentation at Noon
Cost: $15 if reserved by March 24; $20 at door
Place: Ramada, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email with Ed Aoki, aoki.ed@gmail.com
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The continuing advancements in silicon technology are driving further innovation in flip-chip substrate technology. Market dynamics have lead to a de facto standardization of build-up technology for flip chip substrates for CPUs, graphics and gaming processors (more…)

Mtg: Power System Harmonics Mitigation for IT, Industrial and Commercial Facilities

by @ 2:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY February 20
SCV Power Engineering & Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ben Banerjee, Power Quality Sales Application Engineer, Square D Company
Time: Dinner 6:00 PM, Presentation 6:45 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 nonmembers, $10.00 students
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood, Sunnyvale
RSVP: to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, 925-463-7115
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0802-scv-pes.pdf

? Harmonic load is a major source of stress and inefficiency in an electrical system. It causes damage, downtime and expense. Typical power distribution systems at IT, industrial and commercial facilities include a large variety (more…)

Mtg: What Makes Engineering Managers Succeed?

by @ 8:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY January 30
SCV Technical Management Chapter
Speaker: Chris Sims, Founder, Technical Management Institute
Time: Directed Networking â?? 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE member, $30 for non member ($5 more if not preregistered)
Place: Ramada, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: on website
Web: www.ieee-scv-ems.org

Have you worked for a great manager? What were the qualities that made him or her stand out from the rest? What are the most important qualities or skills for an engineering manager to posses? Come share (more…)

Mtg: The Spin on Electronics! Spin-valves and Magnetic Tunneling Junctions

by @ 8:50 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 29
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Stuart Parkin, IBM Almaden Research Center, and 2008 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Cookies & Conversation at 7:30 PM, Presentation at 8:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: WDC (formerly Komag), 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Today, nearly all microelectronic devices are based on storing or flowing the electronâ??s charge. ? The electron also possesses a quantum mechanical property termed “spin”, that gives rise to magnetism. Electrical current is comprised of (more…)

Mtg: Fourth Generation (4G) Mobile Smartphone Architecture Targeted for China and US Markets

by @ 8:09 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 9
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Willie W. Lu, U.S. Center for Wireless Communications (USCWC)
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

The future wireless and mobile communications terminal device will be shifted from the traditional transmission-specific technology to an interface-based technology to be able to converge with the computer system architecture. This talk will present an open architecture platform (more…)

Mtg: Telepresence – giving the feeling of being in another location

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY February 13
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Chuck Stucki, Vice President/General Manager, TelePresence Systems Business Unit, Cisco
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

 

Today’s collaboration tools significantly boost productivity â?? however, most users would agree that they are still no substitute for being there “in person.” Early videoconferencing solutions tried to emulate the face-to-face meeting experience, but it’s difficult to find a business executive (more…)

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