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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

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,, 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 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

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


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…)

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