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May 17, 2008

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

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

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


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

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,

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

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,
Info: 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 (more…)

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

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

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,,

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…)

Mtg: Advancements in Noise Measurement

by @ 6:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

SCV Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter
Speaker: Ken Wong, Agilent Technology
Time: Social/refreshments at 6:30, Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: Board Room, Cogswell College, (1175 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Brian Lee, Brian.Lee@IEEE.ORG


Noise measurements were developed since the beginning of telecommunication. ? The Y-factor method was introduced back in the 1930’s.? The cold source method was also mentioned (more…)

Mtg: 1,000 kW PV Solar System Design-Build Projects

by @ 6:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

OEB Power & Energy
Speaker: Diep Nguyen, P.E., President, DTN Engineers Inc.
Time: Social/snacks at 5:30, Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cutler-Hammer, 20923 Cabot Blvd., Hayward
RSVP: by email to Carole Pharr,, (408) 282-1500 x213


The operational costs of conventional power plants have been sky-rocketing due to increasingly high fuel costs, and thus more attention now has been paid to the renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, fuel cells etc.. ? Because of Federal Tax Credits (more…)

Mtg: Internet – The Coming Perfect Storm

by @ 6:06 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? up? 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…)

Mtg: Building the Foundation for your Engineering Career

by @ 5:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

SCV GOLD – Grads of the Last Decade, with SCV-PACE
Speakers: Cynthia Shapiro (author of “What Does Somebody Have To Do To Get A Job Around Here?”); Irene Koehler – HR consultant (“First Thing Tomorrow”); Jonathan David (IEEE Region 6 Professional Activities Coordinator); Stephen P. McInerney (IEEE GOLD volunteer)
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none (dinner and books will be available for purchase)
Place: To be determined — see website link below
RSVP: by email to Jonathan David,


IEEE GOLD is hosting a panel of career experts to address common career issues arising in your first few years of a technical career. ? Bring your questions to the panel, or submit them by email in advance. Topics include starting your first job, working with people, (more…)

Mtg: Surveying the Landscape of Established and Emerging Patent Monetization Models

by @ 5:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Ron Laurie, Inflexion Point Strategy, LLC
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required


The last couple of years has brought about rapid and dramatic changes in patent law. ? The impetus for this change has come not only from the usual sources – the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – but also as a result of (more…)

Seminar: Nanotech: Driver of Electronics, Photonics, Energy, and Bio/Med

by @ 5:49 pm. Filed under BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

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???
More information and to register:


Mtg: Highly Integrated Re-configurable RF Front-ends in Deep Sub-micron CMOS

by @ 5:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

SCV Circuits and Systems, Solid State Circuits, and Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapters
Speaker: Naveen Yanduru, Design Manager, Texas Instruments Inc. and IEEE/CAS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Fast food and drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence Design Systems, Building 5, 655 Seely Avenue, San Jose
RSVP: not required


Various RF bands, standards, modulation schemes, duplex mechanisms and signal bandwidths needed for the mobile terminal call for a highly adaptable and reconfigurable RF receiver. ? The biggest bottleneck in achieving this goal lies with the RF pre-select filter (more…)

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