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April 23, 2008

Seminar: Financial Advising Seminar for Engineers: Options for Confidence, Control for your Financial Goals

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 22
SF GOLD – Grads of the Last Decade
Speaker: Kathie Chappell, Ameriprise Financial
Time: Presentation and discussion at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: 180 Montgomery St, Suite 2480, San Francisco
RSVP: by May 21st by email to Alex Goldhammer, ahammer@ieee.org
Info: 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…)

Mtg: Content-Adaptive Efficient Resource Allocation for Packet-Based Video Transmission

by @ 3:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

 

MONDAY May 12
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Aggelos K. Katsaggelos, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northwestern University, and Signal Processing Society Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Fast food and drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor, north end of Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

 

Supporting video communication over lossy channels such as wireless networks and the Internet is a challenging task due to the stringent quality of service (QoS) required by video applications and the many channel impairments.? (more…)

April 21, 2008

Mtg: ‘Leading Indicators’ for More Effective Life Testing

by @ 4:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY May 27
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speakers: Arthur Zingher & Mike Silverman, Ops a la Carte
Time: Optional dinner, 5:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none for presentation
Place: dinner El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; talk at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

The recent grounding of flights by American Airlines shows that operational maintenance and potential equipment failures are a serious â??real-world??? safety concern. ? Safety standards for power tools also look at failure modes. ? One way to anticipate (more…)

April 20, 2008

Mtg: Thermal Stress Modeling in Electronic and Photonic Engineering: Is FEA the Only Tool?

by @ 3:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY June 11
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ephraim Suhir, CPMT Society Distinguished Lecturer; Bell Laboratories (ret); Dept of Electrical Engineering, UC-Santa Cruz; Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Univ of Maryland
Time: Seated dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation (no cost) at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 for dinner
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, near Lawrence Expy), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Janis Karklins, karklins@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

? This talk addresses the role and attributes of, as well as the state-of-the art and major findings in, the field of analytical thermal stress modeling in electronic and photonic engineering. The emphasis is on simple and practical models (more…)

April 19, 2008

Seminar: Nanotech: Driver for Electronics, Photonics, Energy, and Bio-Med

by @ 8:33 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council
Nanotech: Driver for Electronics, Photonics, Energy, and Bio-Med [more]
— Tuesday May 20, 2008, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
— National Semiconductor, Santa Clara
Keynote: Dr. Paolo Gargini, Director of Technology Strategy, Intel Corp.
Lunch Speaker: “Nano-Photonic Silicon Circuits as a Commercial Technology,” Professor Eli Yablonovitch, Department of EE & CS, UC-Berkeley
Sessions: Nanodevice Materials and Processes below 32nm; Photonics; Alternative Energy and Storage; Nano and Bio Sensors
Panel Session: “Nanotechnology: Show Me the Money”
More information and to register: www.ieee.org/nano

Photovoltaic Specialists Conference

by @ 8:32 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

33rd IEEE ? Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
— May 11-16, 2008 ? ? — Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego
— Tutorials, Sessions, Exhibits
The Photovoltaic Specialists Conference presents groundbreaking research papers on all aspects of PV-relevant materials, devices, systems and applications.
Tutorials: ? – Nanostructures in Photovoltaics ? – Silicon Solar Cell Technology ? – Polycrystalline Thin Film Solar Cells ? – High-Concentration Photovoltaics: Cells, Optics, and Systems ? – Materials, Defects, and Characterization Methods for Photovoltaics
Sessions: (partial listing) ? – Space Photovoltaic Devices ? – Materials and Theory ? – TCOs and Contacts ? – Inorganic Nanostructures ? – III-V Cells and Characterization ? – Silicon Solar Cells ? – CPV Technology ? – Concentrator Technology ? – CdTe and CIGS Deposition ? – Contacts and Novel Concepts ? – Innovations in PV ? – Modules and Manufacturing ? – Optical Enhancement in Amorphous and Thin Film Si ? – Standards and Codes ? – PV Modules ? – Devices and Defects
More information: www.33pvsc.org

The IES Industry Forum

by @ 8:31 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
The IES Industry Forum
— June 5-6, 2008 ? ? — Santa Clara Marriott
— IEEE members: $120; Non-members: $150 (thru May 22)
The technical expansion in industrial electronics and the internet has stimulated business, including ventures, market interest as well as technical research around the world. We are gathering representatives from market analysis and technical research as well as industry to examine these directions and where they might go. Presenters include senior executives, venture capitalists, market analysts and engineering leaders to present their perspectives on different related technologies.
Keynote Speakers from Intel, Samsung, ARRIS Technology, iSuppli
More information: www.iesforum.com

Conference: Frontiers in Biomedical Devices

by @ 8:30 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

3rd Annual ASME ? Frontiers in Biomedical Devices
— June 18-20, 2008 ? ? — Hyatt Regency, Irvine
— Sessions, Keynotes, Exhibits
This conference and exhibition brings together leading authorities in the commercial and academic arenas of advanced bioengineering for devices and sensors.
Keynote Speakers from UC-San Diego Medical Center, UC-Irvine and Medtronic — plus tours of Medtronic and Baxter
Session Tracks: ? – Imaging & Anatomic Interaction ? – Simulation & Modeling ? – Device Testing ? – Device Design & Development ? – Device Technology & Innovation ? – Bio-Sensors & Diagnostics ? – Therapeutic Devices ? – Clinical & Regulatory
More information: www.asmeconferences.org/BioMed08

45th IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

by @ 8:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

45th IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)
— June 8-13, 2008 ? ? — Anaheim Convention Center
— nearly 60 technical sessions ? ? — 250 Exhibitors
— 14 Workshops ? ? — 6 Tutorials
DAC is the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for EDA and silicon solutions. Learn more about system-level design, embedded systems, multicore, low power, physical design and manufacturing, new and emerging technologies, verification and test, and more. Special Wireless themed events; Management Day; topical Pavilion Panels.
Register by May 19 for only $450 (IEEE members). Make plans today!
More information: www.dac.com

Conference on System-of-Systems Engineering (SoSE)

by @ 8:25 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

IEEE International
Conference on System-of-Systems Engineering (SoSE)
— June 2-4, 2008 ? ? — Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey
— Keynotes, Exhibits ? ? — Sessions, interactions
— Theme: SoSE in service of Energy and Security
A world-class forum for all aspects of systems engineering, human-machine systems and emerging cybernetics, with their vast ramifications in fields such as control, computing, communications, information technology and applications to manufacturing, defense, national and homeland security, aerospace, aeronautics, energy, and the environment.
Workshop: SoS and SoSE in service of Security, Energy and Environment
More information: www.ieeesose2008.org

Summer Academy Sessions – for Jr, Sr High Students

by @ 8:24 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Tech Academy of Silicon Valley
— 6th thru 11th grade students — SJ, Santa Clara, Morgan Hill, Fremont
— Choice of 3-week sessions, AM or PM — Each with a technology focus
– improves students’ understanding of engineering and technology
– supports continued participation in math and science
– emphasis on teamwork, innovative problem solving
– Experienced teachers with support from industry professionals
Registration now open for summer 2008.
More information: www.techacademysv.com
Download the Summer Academy Flyer

WOW! That’s Engineering – High School Girls-only Event

by @ 8:23 am. Filed under BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY April 26
Society of Women Engineers
Speakers: hear first-hand about the fascinating things smart women like you are doing as engineers; exciting and challenging hands-on activities; plus “parent track”
Time: 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: free
Place: National Hispanic University, 14271 Story Road, San Jose
RSVP: required; online at wowthatsengineering.eventbrite.com
Web: swe-goldenwest.org/scvs//pdf/SWE_WOW.pdf

Mtg: Sustainable Information Technology Ecosystem: Optimizing Datacenter Power and Cooling

by @ 8:21 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY April 24
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Chandrakant D. Patel, HP Fellow and Director, Sustainable IT Ecosystem Laboratory, Hewlett Packard Laboratories
Time: Register at 11:30 AM, lunch at 11:45 AM, Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by April 21; $20 at door
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 near Lawrence Expy), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Ed Aoki, aoki.ed@gmail.com
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

 

Economics and sustainability drive the need to manage available energy as a key resource in devising todayâ??s information technology services accessed by billions of users and availed from thousands of data centers. ? The overwhelming â??burdened??? cost of delivery (more…)

Mtg: H.264 Video Encoding Quality Optimizations

by @ 8:20 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY April 22
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Guy Cote, Mobilygen
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, and $10 for non-members
Place: HP Oak Room, Bldg 48 (Hwy 280 at Wolfe Rd), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

State of the art video codecs such as MPEG-4 AVC/ITU-T H.264 have reached a very high level of sophistication, and when designing a video encoder, there are many encoder parameters to control. A systematic framework (more…)

Mtg: The Integration of Automation and Safety â?? Safety PLCs

by @ 8:18 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 22
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: John Hunt, Siemens
Time: Optional dinner, 5:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none for presentation
Place: dinner El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; talk at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Safety standards traditionally have separated equipment function and safety, trusting hardware and mechanical safety features over software and electronic measures. Technical advances in automation (more…)

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