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March 27, 2008

Mtg: Financial Advising Seminar for Engineers

by @ 3:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 10
SF GOLD – Grads of the Last Decade
Speaker: Kathie Chappell, Ameriprise Financial
Time: Presentation and discussion at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Learning Center 10 Building 4, 2100 Logic Dr., San Jose
RSVP: not required
Information: Alex Goldhammer, ahammer@ieee.org

Do you have a clear picture of your financial goals? Saving and investing to achieve those goals can be confusing when you are just starting out. We’ll help you explore your options (more…)

March 26, 2008

Mtg: Team AnnieWAY’s Autonomous System for DARPA Urban Challenge 2007

by @ 9:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 7
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speakers: Ben Pitzer, Annie Lien, for Team AnnieWAY
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon West, Mountain View
RSVP: by email to IEEE_RAS_SCV_Chapter_Committee@yahoogroups.com
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras with photos

This talk reports on AnnieWAY, an autonomous vehicle that is capable of driving through urban scenarios and that successfully entered the finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge 2007 competition. We describe the main challenges imposed (more…)

Mtg: History of the Invention of the Transistor

by @ 7:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY April 8
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Michael Riordan, Stanford University and UC Santa Cruz
Time: Social 6:00 PM, Presentation 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Corp. Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

In 1947 the transistor was invented at Bell Telephone Laboratories; for this breakthrough, John Bardeen, Walter Brattain and William Shockley were awarded the 1956 Nobel prize in physics. ? In fact, there were actually three distinctly different versions (more…)

March 24, 2008

Mtg: Cyber Security for Power Utilities Control Systems

by @ 7:22 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 25
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Ted Witham, GarrettCom; and Joe Weiss, Applied Control Solutions
Time: Pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members
Place: HP – Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

Control system cyber security is receiving more attention now that the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards have been issued. However, there are other issues (more…)

Mtg: Meraki – ‘Free the Net’ Network

by @ 7:06 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 15
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: John Bicket, Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder, Meraki
Time: 6:30 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
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

 

Meraki will be providing a brief company history and technical overview on its unique approach to wireless networking.? It will also summarize their activities (more…)

March 21, 2008

Skills Courses: Communication, Proj Management, Presentations, more

by @ 6:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

Professional Skills Courses in the SF Bay Area
Choose from an array of skills-development classes, from Effective Training Associates and the IEEEâ??s Engineering Management and CPMT Chapters.
Check the Calendar: www.effectivetraining.com/calendar.php?loc=local
Classes this spring:
Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Manager – April 10 at LSI Corporation, Milpitas
Breakthrough Project Management – April 17-18 at TIBCO Software, Palo Alto
Presentation Skills – April 29 at LSI Corporation, Milpitas

â?¦ plus more.

Photovoltaic Specialists Conference — San Diego

by @ 6:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

33rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego
Dates: May 11â??16, 2008
Earlybird discount through April 11th
Tutorials — Exhibits — Sessions
Web: www.33pvsc.org

The Photovoltaic Specialists Conference presents groundbreaking research papers on all aspects of PV-relevant materials, devices, systems and applications. We once again have a very strong Technical Program that will encompass seven programmatic areas (more…)

Embedded Systems Conference – Silicon Valley

by @ 6:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

Embedded Systems Conference – Silicon Valley
“Learn Today, Design Tomorrow”
McEnery Convention Center, San Jose
Conference: April 14-18, 2008
Expo: April 15â??17, 2008
Earlybird rates through April 9. Save up to $200
Web: www.embedded.com/esc/sv

– Sessions – Full-Day Tutorials – Keynote & Industry Addresses – Build Your Own Embedded System – Comprehensive Technology Exhibition (more…)

Intellectual Property Symposium

by @ 6:34 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Intellectual Property Symposium
DESIGN PROTECT MANAGE LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY IP
Dates: April 15-16, 2008
Location: The San Jose Fairmont Hotel
Register by April 4th for the best Symposium rates
Web: www.eetimes.semiconductor.com

The Intellectual Property Symposium brings together a unique combination of thought leaders in electronic systems, software, and semiconductors across the engineering, business and (more…)

UCSC-Extension Courses: TCP/IP, ASIC Design, more

by @ 6:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers
UC Santa Cruz Extension in Silicon Valley
– Classes at our Sunnyvale and Cupertino Campuses
Register early for a 10% discount. Browse the full course listing and other information: www.ucsc-extension.edu/EngTech

Partial list of courses:

Video Compression, Digital Apr 7 to June 16, Mon 6:30-9:30PM
Chip Design Flow (more…)

Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines

by @ 6:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

The Sixteenth Annual IEEE
Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines
Dates: April 14-15, 2008
Location: Stanford University campus
Register by March 28 â?? save $100
Web: www.fccm.org
FCCM is a forum for presenting new research on reconfigurable computing – the use of field-programmable technologies for high performance and/or low energy computation. Topics presented at FCCM cover (more…)

SCU Grad Engng: Open House – Learn about Graduate Courses & Programs

by @ 6:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

Santa Clara University Graduate School of Engineering:
Open House – Learn about Graduate Courses & Programs

FIND OUT MORE! Come to one of these Information Sessions:
April 9 (Wed), 5:15 PM or May 7 (Wed), 5:15 PM

www.scu.edu/engineering/graduate

SCUâ??s School of Engineering offers masters and Ph.D. degrees, professional certificates, and Open University programs in Applied Mathematics, Computer, Electrical, Mechanical, Software Engineering, and (more…)

CFP: Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

by @ 5:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

CALL FOR PAPERS
42nd Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California
Dates: October 26 â?? 29, 2008
Web: www.asilomarssc.org
Authors are invited to submit abstracts before June 1, 2008
See the Call for Papers for more details.

Seminar: WiMAX Opportunities, Tech Challenges, Design Concepts

by @ 5:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008
Time: 8 AM – 4 PM (includes breakfast, lunch)
Cost: $95 members, $120 non-members (through April 5)
Location: SLAC Auditorium, Stanford
Web: www.mtt-scv.org

Talks: WiMAX Technology and Infrastructure Overview; WiMAX Industry Trends; WiMAX Business Case; GaN Technology for Both Fixed and Mobile WiMAX; WiMAX Optimization (more…)

Spring Courses with labs: SVTI Schedule

by @ 5:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

Silicon Valley Technical Institute
1762 Technology Drive, Suite 227, San Jose
Co-Sponsor: Santa Clara Valley Section, IEEE
Get more information: www.svtii.com/SVTI-calendar.htm

Upcoming classes:
MATLAB & Simulink for Design & Digital Signal Processing (more…)

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