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June 27, 2008

Mtg: Lasers in Medicine

by @ 9:05 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY July 1, 2008
SCV Lasers and ElectroOptics Chapter
Speaker: Stuart Mohr, Technical Marketing Manager, Cutera, Inc.
Time: Networking and Pizza Social at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: please use the “RSVP” button on the web page to reserve
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Lasers in medicine combine many aspects of science and engineering, including engineering design (ME, EE, CE, etc), laser physics, and biologic tissue interaction. ? Designing lasers to meet the needs (more…)

One-day Workshop: Bio-informatics and Bio-signal Processing

by @ 9:02 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

SATURDAY August 30, 2008
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Craig Stephens, Santa Clara University; Dr. Sami Khuri, San Jose State University; Dr. Byung-Jun Yoon, Texas A&M University; Dr. Ru-Fang Yeh, UCSF
Time: Registration and breakfast at 8:15 AM; ends at 5:00 PM
Cost: $50 ($40, for IEEE Members) by August 20; includes breakfast, lunch and handouts
Place: Benson Student Center, Santa Clara University
RSVP: See website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/bioSPS

June 26, 2008

Mtg: SENIOR MEMBER Upgrade Night — bring your application and get upgraded to Senior Member!

by @ 8:08 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY July 9, 2008
SCV Section, with Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Coordination: Mark Hooper and a group of Senior/Fellow Members
Time: Drop in between 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College (Executive Board Room), 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0807-scv-seniormember.pdf

The IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, in conjunction with PACE, is sponsoring a Senior Member Grade Elevation night for all IEEE members who meet the requirements for grade elevation to Senior Member. The requirements (posted at www.ieee.org/web/membership/senior-members ): (more…)

June 25, 2008

Mtg: Cognitive Memory: Pattern Recognition and Adaptive Control

by @ 7:54 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY August 6, 2008
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Widrow, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon West campus, Moffet Field: west.cmu.edu/who_we_are/visitor
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

Regarding the workings of the human mind, memory and pattern recognition seem to be intertwined. ? You generally do not have one without the other.? Taking inspiration from life experience, a new form of computer memory has been devised. Certain conjectures (more…)

June 24, 2008

Mtg: FBAR Filters and Resonators for Frequency and Time Applications

by @ 7:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY July 22, 2008
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Rich Ruby, Avago Technology
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 will be in 3 parts; part one will be a quick overview of a novel and general method of measuring Q for any kind of resonator. ? Comparisons between FBAR, SAW/SMR-BAW, AlN Contour Mode or Rayleigh-Lamb resonators, and electrostatic MEM â??whispering gallery??? mode resonators (more…)

Tour of Pacific Energy Center and PG&E

by @ 7:58 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY June 25, 2008
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Ryan Stroupe, PG&E
Time: Social and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 for members, $10 or non-members
Place: PG&E, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Carole Pharr, carole.pharr@salasobrien.com, or telephone 408-282-1500 x213
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0806-oeb-pes.pdf

The Pacific Energy Center (PEC) is a publicly-funded facility that supports California utility customers’ efforts on energy-efficiency projects. Each year the PEC provides over 100 classes on energy efficient technologies, renewable energy resources and (more…)

Mtg: Use of Serial Flash in the Consumer Electronics Industry

by @ 7:55 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 24, 2008
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 and data information, whereas Serial Flash uses a serial bus to transfer that same address (more…)

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

by @ 7:54 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 24, 2008
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 of the day. But is it just a buzz word (more…)

June 19, 2008

Mtg: Photonic Crystal Devices (LEOS Distinguished Lecture)

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY August 5, 2008
SCV Lasers and ElectroOptics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. John O’Brien, University of Southern California
Time: Networking and Pizza Social at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: please use the “RSVP” button on the web page to reserve
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Two-dimensional photonic crystal devices take advantage of our ability to pattern the dielectric, through nanofabrication techniques, on a scale that is shorter than the optical wavelength at which the device operates. ? Patterning on this length scale (more…)

Mtg: Lasers in Medicine

by @ 3:50 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY July 1, 2008
SCV Lasers and ElectroOptics Chapter
Speaker: Stuart Mohr, Technical Marketing Manager, Cutera, Inc.
Time: Networking and Pizza Social at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: please use the “RSVP” button on the web page to reserve
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Lasers in medicine combine many aspects of science and engineering, including engineering design (ME, EE, CE, etc), laser physics, and biologic tissue interaction. ? Designing lasers to meet the needs of patients and practitioners requires an understanding of laser tissue interaction (more…)

Mtg: Project Management Aspects of the Solar Installation at AT&T Ballpark

by @ 3:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

FRIDAY July 11, 2008
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Fernando Aguilar, Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Time: Lunch and Presentation at Noon
Cost: $5 for non-members, no cost for IEEE members
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Office, 77 Beale Street, Room 305, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Randy Singh, r9ss@pge.com, 415-973-2297
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0807-sf-pes.pdf

AT&T Park is the first Major League Baseball (MLB) ballpark with a solar system providing up to 120 kilowatts (kW) of clean renewable energy.? The project, a joint partnership between the San Francisco Giants and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (more…)

Mtg Tonight: Location-Based Technologies and Services: When Location Becomes a Utility; Because Life Moves

by @ 12:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY June 19, 2008
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Dave Reid, SiRF Technology Inc., and Jon Metzler, Rosum Corp.
Time: Refreshments/networking at 6:00 PM, Presentations at 6:30 PM, Panel at 7:50 PM
Cost: none; complimentary refreshments.
Place: Crowne Plaza SFO Airport, 1177 Airport Boulevard, Burlingame (with IEEE SECON Conference)
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc
or www.ieee-secon.org/2008/localchap.html
2007 was the year when â??GPS??? became a household word like Kleenex or Xerox. Location determination capability is on its way to becoming â??table stakes???, i.e., a basic feature that is part of mobile devices, (more…)

Mtg: A Brief History Of Magnetic Tape Recording At Ampex – 1944 To 1962

by @ 12:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 9, 2008
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speakers: John M. Leslie and Jay McKnight, AMPEX (retired)
Time: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

This talk covers the History of Magnetic tape recording at Ampex Corporation from its inception in 1944 to 1962. ? It includes highlights of: (1) what led a small motor manufacturer to become a major producer of magnetic tape recorders (more…)

June 18, 2008

Job: Senior Electrical Engineer (Napa Valley)

by @ 3:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

MK2 Engineering, Inc. has an excellent opportunity for an experienced electrical engineer to join our growing electrical team. Located in the world-famous Napa Valley, we are a consulting engineers firm specializing in (more…)

June 12, 2008

Workshop: Sun SPOT, JAVA-Controlled Wireless Platform for Robotics and Other Applications

by @ 8:09 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

SATURDAY July 19
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speakers: Roger Meike and team, Sun Microsystems Labs
Time: 8:30 AM to Noon
Cost: $300 for Sun SPOT SDK and base station (or free, if you have these already)
Place: Carnegie-Mellon West campus, Moffet Field
RSVP: by email to IEEE_RAS_SCV_Chapter_Committee@yahoogroups.com
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

The Sun Small Programmable Object Technology (SPOT) is a small, wireless, battery powered experimental platform. It is programmed almost entirely in Java to allow regular programmers to create projects that used to require (more…)

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