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April 12, 2008

Mtg: An overview of IT Security Forensics

by @ 9:52 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

SATURDAY April 19
SF & OEB Communications Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Manu Malek, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Time: 12:30 PM â?? 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: SFSU Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, Room 607, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Michael Butler, mjbsf@ieee.org, 415-827-3680 (c)
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0804-sf-comsoc.pdf

Organizations increasingly rely on the Internet for their operations. Although the use of this technology provides many advantages, the Internet poses a unique set of vulnerabilities. (more…)

Mtg: Safety Bonding in Low-Voltage Power Systems Using High-Voltage Techniques

by @ 9:49 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY April 17
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Charles Cunha, Regional Power Systems Engineer, Square D / Schneider Electric
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $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 April 16, by email to Gregg Boltz at gboltz@brwncald.com (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0804-oab-ias.pdf

Safety bonding is a necessity in all power systems.? This presentation will cover the following topics: (more…)

Mtg: Nonvolatile Erasable Flash NAND Memories

by @ 9:47 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 17
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Raul-Adrian Cernea, SanDisk Corporation
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

Abstract Examination of NAND memories in general as well as the latest architecture accomplishments, based on three 2008 ISSCC papers jointly presented by SanDisk and Toshiba, are the subjects of this presentation. ? The NAND Flash cell (more…)

Mtg: Meraki – ‘Free the Net’ Network

by @ 9:46 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

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 in San Francisco with their â??Free The Netâ?? network. (more…)

Mtg: Potential Community Impacts of Nanotechnology

by @ 9:45 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY April 15
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Sheila Davis, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition
Time: noon
Cost: $5 IEEE Members; $10 Non-members
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium Bldg E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

The report will draw parallels between the first Silicon Valley electronics boom â?? which left a legacy of medical problems, Superfund sites, and contaminated groundwater â?? and the current nanotechnology boom.

Mtg: Magnetism and Polarized Soft X-rays – Towards Fundamental Magnetic Length and Time Scales

by @ 9:45 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY April 15
SCV Magnetics
Subject:
Speaker: Peter Fischer, Center for X-ray Optics, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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

 

The challenge to modern magnetic microscopes is to provide both spatial resolution in the nanometer regime, a time resolution on a ps to fs scale and elemental specificity which allows us to study novel multicomponent (more…)

Mtg: RF Systems Design â?? Fundamental Theory and WiMAX Examples

by @ 9:44 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY April 14
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Tony Liu, Ph.D.
Time: Fast food and drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor (north end of Building E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

 

The rapidly growing wireless communication market creates a high demand for radio frequency (RF) transceivers.? While low-cost, low-power, and small form factors are the necessary requirements (more…)

Mtg: Extending the Concept of Femtocells to the Outdoor Enterprise

by @ 9:41 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY May 14
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Francis daCosta, MeshDynamics
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

 

Mesh nodes supporting SIP registries can provide VOIP communication infrastructure in scenarios where traditional forms of wireless communication either do not exist or provide inadequate coverage. Scenarios include (more…)

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