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August 26, 2008

Mtg: Teaching CMOS to Surf mm-Waves

by @ 10:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY September 18, 2008
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Ali Niknejad, UC Berkeley
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

This talk will highlight seven years of research at the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) related to mm-wave electronics.? ? Active? ? and passive design techniques, circuit approaches, and system architecture (more…)

Mtg: Heretical Views of Product Safety Orthodoxy

by @ 10:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY September 23, 2008
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Richard Nute
Time: Optional dinner: 5:45 â?? 7:00 PM at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara (two blocks north of the meeting site). Presentation at 7:00 PM at Bowers Cafe
Cost: none, for presentation
Place: Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Product safety standards can be considered the dogma or orthodoxy of product safety. ? Conventional wisdom about product safety derives from this orthodoxy. ? This presentation compares electrical engineering concepts (more…)

Mtg: L-Cell Energy Storage from Deeya

by @ 10:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY September 18, 2008
SCV Power Electronics Kickoff Meeting to Restart Chapter
Speaker: Saroj Sahu, Founder & Izak Bencuya Executive Director. Deeya
Time: Pizza & Networking 6:00 PM, Business Mtg and Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donations for food accepted
Place: SEMI Global Headquarters, at 3081 Zanker Road at Montaque Expwy, San Jose
RSVP: by email to Rich Keller,


Deeya Energy is a technology start-up focused on developing and manufacturing Electrical Energy Storage Systems based on its proprietary technology called L-Cell.? The systems are based on (more…)

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

by @ 1:31 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, 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), includes breakfast, lunch and handouts
Place: Benson Student Center, Santa Clara University
RSVP: See website

Mtg: The State of Ultra Wide-Band

by @ 1:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY August 26, 2008
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Serdar Yurdakul, Director, Business Development and Marketing, Wisair Ltd.
Time: Pizza/drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members
Place: Oak Room at HP, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required

The discussion will describe how UWB technology and the standard has evolved since the FCC ruling permitting this technology. ? Key technical aspects of the standard will be covered along with (more…)

Mtg: Development and Challenges on Reliability Characterization of CMOS Devices with Gate Oxide in the Tunneling Regime

by @ 1:23 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

THURSDAY August 28, 2008
SCV Electron Devices? Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Steve S. Chung, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Time: 6:00 PM – Pizza, 6:15 PM – Lecture
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Conventional CV method has been used for almost over 4 decades, in which it needs a large area capacitor for the measurement and has faced difficulties when gate leakage current exists. Several other (more…)

Mtg: Introduction to Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)

by @ 1:09 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY September 16, 2008
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Alissa M. Fitzgerald, Founder and Managing Member, A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, LLC
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

MEMS, or Microsystems (MST), is a catch-all name for the manufacturing technologies that enable the fabrication of micro-scale sensors and actuators on silicon (and glass) wafers.? MEMS grew out of (more…)

Event: Night at the Ball Park – Oakland A’s vs. Angels

by @ 12:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY September 17, 2008
OEB GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade) Group
Time: 6:30 PM gathering, 7:05 Start
Cost: Free for IEEE GOLD members, half-off for non-members
Place: McAfee Coliseum, Oakland
RSVP: By Sept 5th to Brent McHale, for details

Mtg: Review of Diesel Generator Air Quality Issues and Regulations

by @ 12:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY September 18, 2008
SCV Power & Energy, and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Kenneth J. Lim, PH.D., Supervising Air Quality Engineer, Bay Area Air Quality District
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 non-members, $10.00 students
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood (near Lawrence and 101), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to James Alvers,, 925-463-7115

Electrical consultants, contractors and end users design, install, run, and test diesel generators for backup power systems throughout the Santa Clara Valley.? This presentation will review some of the air quality and state (more…)

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