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April 6, 2008

Symposium on Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines

by @ 3:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

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

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 a wide variety of subjects (more…)

Embedded Systems Conference – Silicon Valley

by @ 3:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

â??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:– Sessions – Full-Day Tutorials – Keynote & Industry Addresses – Build Your Own Embedded System – Comprehensive Technology Exhibition – Career Fair – Free Solar Powered Backpack – Product Teardowns

Intellectual Property Symposium

by @ 3:22 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

Dates: April 15-16, 2008
Location: The San Jose Fairmont Hotel
Register by April 4th for the best Symposium rates
Web: www.eetimes.semiconductor.comThe Intellectual Property Symposium brings together a unique combination of thought leaders in electronic systems, software, and semiconductors across the engineering, business and legal professions. This event (more…)

Mtg: Financial Advising Seminar for Engineers

by @ 3:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

IEEE SF GOLD – Grads of the Last Decade
Speaker: Kathie Chappell, Ameriprise Financial
Time: Presentation and discussion at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Xilinx Learning Center 10, Building 4, 2100 Logic Dr., San Jose
RSVP: by email to Alex Goldhammer,
Information: Alex Goldhammer,

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: A New Perspective on Electronic Product Reliability: Prognostics and Health Management

by @ 3:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology & Reliability Chapters
Speaker: Prof. Michael Pecht, Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), University of Maryland
Time: Dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation (no cost) at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 for dinner (if reserved by April 6)
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expressway and Great America Parkway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email with Janis Karklins,


Reliability is the ability of a product or system to perform as intended (i.e., without failure and within specified performance limits) for a specified time, in its life-cycle environment. ? It is now well known that the handbook electronics reliability prediction methods (more…)

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

by @ 3:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

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


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. (more…)

Mtg: History of the Invention of the Transistor

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

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

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 (more…)

Mtg: Unintended Antenna Behavior of Devices and Systems

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

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

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 any radiated emissions (more…)

Mtg: The Electronics in Flow Cytometry

by @ 3:15 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: William Tynes, Dwayne Yount, Becton Dickinson and Co.
Time: Networking at 7:00 PM, followed by Presentation
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The measurement, classification and separation and of blood cells have become increasingly important as tools for biological research and clinical diagnostics. ? Blood cells by their very nature have markedly different characteristics.? (more…)

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