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March 21, 2008

Skills Courses: Communication, Proj Management, Presentations, more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…)

Mtg: Flip-Chip Substrates For Advanced Applications

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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…)

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