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June 11, 2008

Mtg: Progress on the Development of an Artificial Pancreas

by @ 4:11 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Geoffrey McGarraugh, TheraSense Inc./Abbott Diabetes Care
Time: Optional Dinner, Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM at Clark Center
Cost: none
Place: Clark Center Auditorium, Stanford University (parking free after 4 PM)
RSVP: not required

The components to create an artificial pancreas for the treatment of diabetes exist today. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the leading charitable funder of diabetes research, has initiated an effort (more…)

June 10, 2008

Mtg: Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) Nanotags for Clinical Diagnostics

by @ 5:23 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Golightly, Scientist, Oxonica, Inc.
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website


The use of Nanoplex Biotags as labels for tracking biological molecules has many benefits over traditional biomarkers (i.e. fluorophores, quantum dots).? ? Some of these benefits include the potential for high multiplexing capabilities, they do not photobleach, (more…)

Mtg: More Than Moore: TSV, 3D, LTB, EWLP, MEMS and Photonic Packaging

by @ 12:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

SCV Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: John H. Lau, Institute of Microelectronics, Singapore
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch served at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by July 14; $20 at door; vegetarian available
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, between Lawrence Expy and Great America Pkwy), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Ed Aoki,

In one of his papers published in 1965, Moore stated that: “The complexity for minimum component costs has increased at a rate of roughly a factor of two per year”, which is also called Moore‘s law and has been the most powerful driver (more…)

June 6, 2008

Mtg: Sun’s SPOT and its Applications

by @ 6:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Roger Meike, Arshan Poursohi, Randall (Randy) Smith, Stephen (Steve) Uhler, Sun Microsystems
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon West campus, Moffet Field
RSVP: not required

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 (more…)

June 5, 2008

Mtg: MobileTV/Video Workshop

by @ 7:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Christopher Dow, Director of Software, Macrovision; and others (Co-Sponsored by NATEA)
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required


More details will be available on the website.


Mtg: Past, Present and Future of Solar Thermal Generation

by @ 7:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Bruce Kelly, P.E.
Time: Lunch and Presentation at Noon
Cost: Free for IEEE members, $5 for non-members
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Office, 77 Beale St. Room 305, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Anupama Pandey,, 415-369-1096


In response to the energy crisis of the early 1970â??s, the US Department of Energy initiated a range of R&D activities in central receiver, parabolic trough, and dish Stirling solar thermal technologies.? The most ambitious of the DOE activities was the 10 MWe, $150 million Solar One (more…)

Mtg: Congressional Insights, & Senior Member Upgrade Information Session

by @ 7:29 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

SCV PACE – Professional Activities Committee for Engineers
Speaker: George Hanover, 2007 IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow
Time: Dinner and networking 6:00 PM, Senior Member Upgrade Information session at 6:45 PM, Presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: none (food, beverages can be purchased on-site)
Place: Grand Indian Buffet, 1214 Apollo Way, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required


The IEEE PACE will have the honor of having George Hanover, 2007 IEEE-USA Congressional Fellow. He addressed innovation and competitiveness issues as a staffer for the Environment, Technology and Standards Subcommittee of the House Science Committee. (more…)

Mtg: Thermal Stress Modeling in Electronic and Photonic Engineering: Is FEA the Only Tool?

by @ 7:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ephraim Suhir, CPMT Society Distinguished Lecturer; Bell Laboratories (ret); Dept of Electrical Engineering, UC-Santa Cruz; Dept of Mechanical Engineering, Univ of Maryland
Time: Seated dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation (no cost) at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 for dinner
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road, near Lawrence Expy), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Janis Karklins,


This talk addresses the role and attributes of, as well as the state-of-the art and major findings in, the field of analytical thermal stress modeling in electronic and photonic engineering. The emphasis is on simple and practical models (more…)

Mtg: On Writing a Technical Book

by @ 7:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

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

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 todayâ??s consumer electronics (CE) devices. This success is best exemplified (more…)

Mtg: Integrated On-Chip Inductors Using Magnetic Material

by @ 7:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Don Gardner, Intel Corporation
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


On-chip inductors with magnetic material are integrated into both advanced 130 nm and 90 nm CMOS processes. ? The inductors use copper metallization and amorphous CoZrTa magnetic material. ? Increases in inductance (more…)

June 3, 2008

Mtg: Ethical Hacking: Penetrating Web 2.0 Security

by @ 2:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Sam Bowne, PhD., City College of San Francisco
Time: Complimentary dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Michael Butler, 415-827-3680

Web 2.0 makes the viewer a contributor to the site, and is everywhere on the Internet.? But this raises serious new security risks.? More than half of Web 2.0 sites are vulnerable (more…)

Tour of Pacific Energy Center and PG&E

by @ 5:34 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

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,, or telephone 408-282-1500 x213

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 (more…)

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