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August 18, 2008

Mtg: Thinking Green for Transformer Insulation: Using Natural Esters

by @ 1:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY September 18, 2008
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Dave Brucker, Senior Regional Power Systems Engineer, Cooper Power Systems
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord (near the Concord Hilton Hotel)
RSVP: by email to Gregg Boltz,, 925-210-2571

In order to maintain the high standard of living that we as members of todayâ??s society enjoy, we are challenged to find ways to more resourcefully utilize utility assets â?? extend, if possible, their life; minimize the collateral damage to our environment (more…)

Mtg: Servo Systems: A Tale of Three Actuators

by @ 10:26 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY September 4, 2008
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Daniel Abramovitch, Agilent
Time: Presentation: at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon West campus, Moffet Field
RSVP: not required

Students studying control problems often learn a lot of wondrous algorithms that impart near mythical properties to the systems that they are applied to.? At least this is how it works in theory and simulation.? In practice, however, a thorough understanding (more…)

Mtg: Nanotechnology in Emerging Energy: Markets and Applications

by @ 10:15 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY September 16, 2008
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Eric Wesoff, Senior Analyst, Greentech Media
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: at our web site

This talk will cover nanotechnology applications in renewable energy with an emphasis on solar power and energy storage.? Nanotechnology is enabling new types of material systems and manufacturing that have the potential to improve power production (more…)

IEEE-SF Summer Reception: Free Networking Event

by @ 10:14 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY August 21, 2008
SF Section & Communications Chapter; SF Section
Time: Fine wine, beer and Hor’s D’Oeuvres from 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2, San Francisco (BART: Embarcadero Station)
RSVP: by email with your Chapter name, to Michael Butler,, cell 415-827-3680, by August 18th (space is limited!)

Join us for a free networking party where you can meet and talk to your colleagues and counterparts in Communications, Power, Medical and Industry Applications. We are also inviting IEEE supporters and past speakers.? Let us know (more…)

Mtg: Power and Leakage Reduction in the Nanoscale Era

by @ 10:12 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY August 21, 2008
SCV Solid State Circuits? Chapter
Speaker: Stefan Rusu, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel Corp.
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E, Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

To continue harvesting technology scaling benefits, it is essential for chip designers to understand the nature and impact of active power and leakage, its sensitivity to different design parameters, and practical techniques to reduce it.? This talk will review design techniques (more…)

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