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May 3, 2008

45th IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

by @ 2:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

45th IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)
â?? June 8-13, 2008 â?? Anaheim Convention Center
â?? nearly 60 technical sessions â?? 250 Exhibitors
â?? 14 Workshops â?? 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!
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The IES Industry Forum

by @ 2:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE Industrial Electronics Society
The IES Industry Forum
â?? June 5-6, 2008 â?? Santa Clara Marriott
â?? IEEE members: $120; Non-members: $150 (thru May 22)
The Internet has allowed devices to advance from isolated objects to being remotely controlled. This combination makes exciting discussions among computing, communications and industrial technologies experts. This Forum focuses on elements to build and use Industry Systems, the business directions for industry technologies, security requirements, and industry research.
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Session 1: Trusting Industry Computing
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Seminar:Nanotech: Driver for Electronics, Photonics, Energy, and Bio-Med

by @ 2:42 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

IEEE San Francisco Bay Area Nanotechnology Council
Nanotech: Driver for Electronics, Photonics, Energy, and Bio-Med [more]
â?? Tuesday May 20, 2008, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
â?? National Semiconductor, Santa Clara
Keynote: Dr. Paolo Gargini, Director of Technology Strategy, Intel Corp.
Lunch Speaker: â??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: â??Nanotechnology: Show Me the Money???
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Conference on System-of-Systems Engineering (SoSE)

by @ 2:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE International
Conference on System-of-Systems Engineering (SoSE)
â?? June 2-4, 2008 â?? Portola Plaza Hotel, Monterey
â?? Keynotes, Exhibits â?? Sessions, interactions
â?? 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
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Mtg: Team AnnieWAY’s Autonomous System for DARPA Urban Challenge 2007

by @ 2:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speakers: Ben Pitzer, Annie Lien, for Team AnnieWAY
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon West, Mountain View
RSVP: by email to


This talk reports on AnnieWAY, an autonomous vehicle that is capable of driving through urban scenarios and that successfully entered the finals of the DARPA Urban Challenge 2007 competition.? We describe the main challenges imposed (more…)

Mtg: Photovoltaics – Challenges and Opportunities in Materials, Machines and Manufacturing

by @ 2:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

SCV Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter
Speaker: K.V. Ravi, PhD, Director of Solar Business Group, Applied Materials
Time: Networking and Pizza Social: 6:00 PM, Presentation: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
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The photovoltaics industry and markets have been growing at a very high rate in the last few years. Shipments grew by an extraordinary 56% in 2007, and the five-year compound annual growth rate for the industry (more…)

Mtg: Internet – The Coming Perfect Storm

by @ 2:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt

SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Tim Posar, V.P.and Co-Founder, United Layer
Time: Complimentary pizza/salad/desert dinner at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: The California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco (free parking meters west of Van Ness after 6:00 PM)
RSVP: please email to Michael Butler, so we have a correct count for the food

The Internet is running into a perfect storm that is based in the current economics and running out of various resources.? Internet Service Providers are starting to encounter these issues now, (more…)

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