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May 29, 2008

Mtg: Use of Serial Flash in the Consumer Electronics Industry

by @ 5:50 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 24
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Michael Wang, Sr. Field Applications Manager, Macronix
Time: Social, pizza, drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett Packard, Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

NOR Flash Memory is usually divided into Parallel Flash or Serial Flash, with the distinction being the type of I/O interface used. Parallel flash uses parallel buses to transfer address (more…)

Mtg: On Writing a Technical Book

by @ 5:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 10
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM, presentation at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20
Place: I Restaurant (Chinese), 20007 Stevens Creek Blvd (at Blaney Ave), Cupertino
RSVP: Use PayPal (through website), or mail a check and send an email RSVP
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Just as many technologies converged to make magnetic disk drives ubiquitous, a similar but much more accelerated process has happened with the use of flash memory in the overwhelming success of today’s consumer electronics (CE) devices. This success (more…)

May 26, 2008

Mtg: Spintronic Biochips for Biomolecular Recognition

by @ 3:33 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY May 30
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. P. Freitas, INESC Microsystems and Nanotechnologies, Physics Department, IST, Lisbon, Portugal
Time: Presentation at 1:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Conference room in Bldg 6 (6-2202), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Rd, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email by May 21 with name, company, to Peter Fischer, PJFischer@lbl.gov so that we can prepare LBNL badges in advance for you
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0805-oeb-mag.pdf

 

Integrated spintronic biochip platforms are being developed for portable, point-of-care, diagnostic applications. ? The platforms consist of a microfluidic unit where the bioassay takes place, an arraying and detector chip (more…)

Mtg: Java Technology: The Future of Digital Television

by @ 3:26 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY May 27
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Bill Shepard, Sun Microsystems
Time: Social, pizza, drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett Packard, Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

The talk will discuss how Java technology has emerged as the common platform for developing digital television applications and services for broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, and Blu-ray Disc.? The talk will include (more…)

Mtg: Advances in Power System Protection and Automation

by @ 3:24 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY May 27
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ron Y. Beltran, P.E., Field Application Engineer, GE Multilin
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 ($10 for first 5 reserved IEEE Student Members)
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jack Lin, jlin@sfwater.org to qualify for our drawing of an IEEE Color Book at dinner.
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0805-sf-ias.pdf

The development of microprocessor-based technology in protective relaying has enabled users to employ these devices in a variety of ways. ? The â??protective relay??? has evolved into an â??intelligent electronic device??? (more…)

Mtg: ‘Leading Indicators’ for More Effective Life Testing

by @ 3:22 am. 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 (more…)

Mtg: Spintronic Biochips for Biomolecular Recognition

by @ 3:20 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 27
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Paulo P. Freitas, INESC MN and Phys. Dept, Inst. Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal
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

 

Integrated spintronic biochip platforms are being developed for portable, point-of-care diagnostic applications. ? The platforms consist of a microfluidic unit where the bioassay takes place, an arraying and detector chip (more…)

May 22, 2008

Mtg: Sustainability – What It Means to Product Safety Engineers and Why They Should Care

by @ 2:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 24
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Sanjay Baliga, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Division, SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International)
Time: 5:45 PM dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant; 7:00 PM presentation at Applied Materials Bowers Cafe
Cost: Dinner is no-host; no cost for presentation
Place: El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

 

Unless youâ??ve been asleep for the past year, you’re probably aware of the intense global focus on sustainability. ? For everything from renewable energy to global warming, sustainability is the theme (more…)

Mtg: Development of a Technology Platform for Nano-scale RF SoC Design

by @ 2:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 4
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Yuhua Cheng, ShangHai Research Institute of MicroElectronics (SHRIME), Peking University, China
Time: Social at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Corp. Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

 

This talk discusses the technology platform development for IC design in nano-CMOS technologies. ? New effects and issues in nano-CMOS are reviewed before the discussion on the contents of the technology platform. ? (more…)

Mg: Java Technology: The Future of Digital Television

by @ 2:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 27
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Bill Shepard, Sun Microsystems
Time: Social, pizza, drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett Packard, Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

The talk will discuss how Java technology has emerged as the common platform for developing digital television applications and services for broadcast, cable, satellite, IPTV, and Blu-ray Disc.? (more…)

May 20, 2008

Mtgs: Engineering Your Presentation: Speaking Skills

by @ 7:39 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 17
SF IEEE Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Speaker: Ashley Harkness, Manager, Industrial Electrical Products Safety Testing Laboratory, ETI Conformity Services
Time: 6:30 â?? 8:30 PM on three Tuesdays: June 17, July 1 & July 15
Cost: IEEE Members $20, Non-Members $60
Place: CH2MHill, 155 Grand Avenue, 10th Floor Conference Room, Oakland
RSVP: by email to Dan Sparks, dan.sparks@ieee.org by June 13th
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0806-sf-pace.pdf

While technically expert in their field, often engineers are not proficient at public speaking. Successful communication of ideas through speech requires disciplines similar to engineering but with differing techniques. Ashley Harkness has faced this challenge numerous times. Over this set of 2-hour seminars, (more…)

May 17, 2008

Mtg: Advanced Microscopy Techniques and Ultrafast Lasers: a Symbiotic Development

by @ 6:13 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY June 3
SCV Lasers and Electro-Optics Chapter
Speaker: Marco Arrigoni, Coherent, Inc.
Time: Dinner & Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Auditorium E, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: details on website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

 

Starting with the invention of Multi-Photon Excitation (MPE) Microscopy in 1991, Ultrafast lasers entered biological imaging and research laboratories. The short duration and high peak power of the infrared pulses of light generated by these lasers (more…)

Mtg: Semiconductor Manufacturing and Test Trends

by @ 6:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 22
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Ir. Erik H. Volkerink, Verigy Ltd.
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM, Buffet Lunch at 11:45 AM, Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 for lunch
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, near Lawrence Expy), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Ed Aoki, aoki.ed@gmail.com
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Dr. Volkerink reviews the semiconductor Cycle of Innovation and what it means to semiconductor test. Heâ??ll touch on advances in silicon technologies, reliability, (more…)

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

by @ 6:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 22
IEEE 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 (more…)

Mtg: 802.11n and Outdoor Mesh Wi-Fi: Market and Standards Update

by @ 6:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 22
OEB Communications Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Malik Audeh, Sr. RF Systems Engineer, Tropos Networks
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: 6101 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon
RSVP: by May 21st by email to Bill Kaminsky, bill.kaminsky@ieee.org,
Web: www.comsoc.org/oeb

The demise of outdoor Wi-Fi has been greatly exaggerated. ? Numerous beneficial industrial and municipal applications are running today over outdoor mesh Wi-Fi networks using 802.11a, b, and g. ? We will provide an update (more…)

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