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March 21, 2008

Mtg: Flip-Chip Substrates For Advanced Applications

by @ 5:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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 (more…)

Mtg: Carbon Fiber Flywheel vs. UPS Battery Systems – What to Use?

by @ 5:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 25
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Michael Lasky, Pentadyne Power Corporation
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (at the door), $10 for first 5 students
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jack Lin, jlin@sfwater.org – 415-551-4894
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0803-sf-ias2.pdf

Carbon Fiber Flywheel systems are used to back up Casinos, Hospitals, Data Centers, and Broadcasting Studios, as well as many other types of critical load environments. Carbon fiber is the most advanced material (more…)

Mtg: The Future of Product Safety: Developing IEC 62368

by @ 5:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 25
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Rich Pescatore, Global Product Safety Standards Development and Certification Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Time: No-host dinner at 5.45 PM at El Torito; Presentation at 7:00 PM at Bowers Café
Cost: none, for presentation
Place: Optional dinner, El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara (no reservations); talk at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0803-scv-pses.pdf

 

They said it couldn’t be done – a safety standard built on the foundation of Hazard-Based Safety Engineering.? But Rich Pescatore now is leading the international effort to create (more…)

Mtg: Unintended Antenna Behavior of Devices and Systems

by @ 5:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 8
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Colin Brench, staff engineer, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)
Time: Social 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

This presentation will look at product emission control, considering the numerous antenna effects that are present. ? A device may be shielded or suppressed at the source, but (more…)

Mtg: Surge Protection Design

by @ 5:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 22
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Chris Martin, Thomas & Betts Power Solutions
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 ($10 for student members)
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jack Lin, jlin@sfwater.org, 415.551.4894
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0804-sf-ias.pdf

Surge protection design has evolved extensively over the past 30 years. ? Our speaker will provide an update on the surge protection industry and will expand on safety standard UL1449.? (more…)

Mtg: Leading Indicators: A More Effective Method of Accelerated Life Testing

by @ 4:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY March 26
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: Mike Silverman and Arthur Zingher, Ops a la Carte
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett-Packard: Building 48, Oak Room, 19111 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

Real-world problems motivate engineering leadership. Teams must overcome real-world challenges and constraints in life test and operational maintenance.? Therefore (more…)

Mtg: Photovoltaics – Challenges and Opportunities in Materials, Machines and Manufacturing

by @ 9:44 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 6
SCV Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter
Speaker: K.V. Ravi, PhD, Director of Solar Business Group, Applied Materials
Time: Networking and Pizza Social: 6:00 PM, Presentation: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: at ieee-scv-leos-may2008.eventbrite.com
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/

 

The photovoltaics industry and markets have been growing at a very high rate in the last few years. Shipments grew by an extraordinary 56% in 2007, and the five-year compound annual growth rate for the industry from 2002 to 2007 has been 44% with the industry capacity increasing (more…)

March 14, 2008

Mtg: Reliable Wireless Sensor Networks

by @ 3:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 20
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Kurt Ottaway, Senior Field Application Engineer, Dust Networks
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 in Concord (near the Concord Hilton Hotel)
RSVP: by email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com – 925-210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0803-oeb-ias.pdf

In todayâ??s demanding and competitive business environment, the need to collect, interpret and act on real-time data plays an increasingly vital role.? But data collection using typical wired sensor networks has always been expensive (more…)

Mtg: 1.8 Gpulses/s UWB Transmitter in 90nm CMOS

by @ 3:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 20
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Murat Demirkan, University of California, Davis
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E, Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

 

This presentation is based on the speakerâ??s Ph.D. dissertation which focuses on the design of a pulse-based ultra-wideband (UWB) transmitter. The transmitter consists of a pulse generator, a phase-locked loop (PLL) and modulation circuitry. ? The novel pulse generator (more…)

Mtg: Robotically Assisted Surgery: How daVinci Works Now and How It Could Evolve

by @ 3:23 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 19
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: William C. Nowlin, Ph.D, Intuitive Surgical
Time: No-host dinner at 6:15 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none, for presentation
Place: Optional Dinner, Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no reservations); talk at Clark Center Auditorium, Stanford Univ.
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

 

Intuitive Surgical makes the daVinciâ?¢ Surgical System, which is variously described as a “robot”, a “telesurgical system”, and a “mechanism for minimally invasive surgery”. ? In this presentation, I’ll give a general introduction (more…)

Mtg: The Promise of Kigh-k/metal Gates – From Electronic Transport Phenomena to Emerging Device/Circuit Applications

by @ 3:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 18
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Kingsuk Maitra, AMD
Time: 6:00 PM – Pizza, 6:15 PM – Lecture
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Recent advances of gate stack engineering have enabled the introduction of high-k/metal gates into mainstream CMOS device applications for 45 nm and beyond technology space. In this talk, we take a critical look (more…)

Mtg: Internet Traffic Exchange – Future Directions

by @ 3:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY March 18
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Bill Woodcock, Research Director, Packet Clearing House
Time: complimentary pizza/salad/desert dinner at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: CCSF Downtown Campus, Fourth Street at Mission, San Francisco
RSVP: by email with Michael Butler, mjbsf@verizon.net – 415-827-3680 for dinner count
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

A summary of the technological, economic, and policy issues related to internet traffic exchange.

Mtg: Research Techniques for the Consultant: Using the IEEE’s Xplore Database

by @ 3:18 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 18
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Paul Wesling, VP-Publications, IEEE CPMT Society; Advisory Design Engineer, Hewlett Packard Corp (retired)
Time: Networking at 7:00 PM, followed by Presentation
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Consultants need to quickly understand previous technical developments and current difficulties associated with a proposed client project.? While some of this information can be obtained from specialists working for the client, and you may have considerable first-hand knowledge (more…)

Mtg: Home Digital Storage Hierarchy and Consumer Storage Demand

by @ 3:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY March 18
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Thomas M. Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Time: Cookies & Conversation at 7:30 PM, Presentation at 8:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

 

This presentation discusses different mobile and static usage models for digital storage in consumer devices. ? These models define storage hierarchies that are useful for analyzing the proper digital storage technology for a consumer electronics application. (more…)

Mtg: Atomic Scale Modeling of Electron Transport in MRAM

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 18
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Dimitri Novikov, CTO, Atomistix, 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: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

 

Atomic-scale modeling is becoming an important step in the process of designing novel advanced electronic devices, especially at the nanoscale size. Modeling R&D efforts are growing much faster (more…)

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