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September 23, 2008

Mtg: Real-time THz Imaging using Uncooled Microbolometer Camera and Quantum Cascade Laser

by @ 12:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 7, 2008
SCV Lasers and ElectroOptics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Gamani Karunasiri, Naval Postgraduate School
Time: Networking/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: through www.eventbrite.com/event/178619255
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Owing to its unique spectral characteristics, radiation in the 0.3-10 terahertz (THz) spectral range has drawn attention as a new and potentially powerful medium for next-generation imaging technology. Terahertz wavelengths (more…)

September 22, 2008

Mtg: Transformer & Rotating Machines Field Diagnostics Methods

by @ 2:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY October 16, 2008
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: G. Matthew Kennedy, Senior Principal Engineer, Doble Engineering Company
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 Di

Field testing of transformers has involved Oil and Dissolved Gas analysis, Transformer Turns Ratio, Megger, Power Factor, Capacitance, Leakage Reactance, Winding Resistance, and Excitation Current (more…)

All-day Mini-Colloquium: New Frontiers of Compact Modeling

by @ 1:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY October 10, 2008
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speakers: from Silterra USA, University of Central Florida, McMaster University, Hiroshima University, UC-SD, UT-Austin plus student poster papers
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: none (includes lunch)
Place: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
RSVP: Pre-registration should be sent to Amber Dela Cruz, adelacruz@scu.edu by Tuesday, October 7th – please include your name and affiliation
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

The IEEE Electron Devices Society (EDS) Compact Modeling Technical Committee in collaboration with IEEE Santa Clara Valley (SCV) EDS chapter and IEEE Santa Clara University Student chapter (more…)

Mtg: Advances and Future Directions in Radiation Medicine

by @ 11:34 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY October 15, 2008
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Martin Kandes, Director, Internation Sales Operations, Varian Medical Systems
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM (see below); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: Optional Dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria; meeting at Clark Center auditorium, Stanford University
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Martin Kandes will discuss technology innovations in radiation medicine that have enabled progress towards the goal of making cancer a manageable chronic disease. ? He will also discuss the current situation and (more…)

September 18, 2008

Mtg: Working Across Generations: Manager Challenges

by @ 6:00 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY October 2, 2008
SCV Technology Management Council
Speaker: Barbara Miller, founder, Artemis Management
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; (Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $25 (IEEE member), $30 (non member), cash or check at the door; +$5 without reservation
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: through the Website
Web: www.ieee-scv-ems.org

For the first time in history, there are four generations in the workplace: Seniors, Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials.? Managers and teams are finding it challenging working across generations. Each generation has different values, (more…)

September 17, 2008

Mtg: Analog to LTE: The Evolution of the Mobile Phone

by @ 3:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY September 23, 2008
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Kristopher Faraone, Area Sales Manager, AT&T San Francisco
Time: complimentary pizza/salad/desert dinner at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: The California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Michael Butler, mjbsf@ieee.org, or 415-827-3680
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

We? will? take? an? overview? of? the? wireless? business? from? its? roots? as? a? “Bag? Phone”? to? the
revolutionary? phones? of? today.? ? ? We? will? take? a? trip? down? memory? lane? and? discuss? the
future? of? wireless? communications (more…)

Tour: CEDIA and the Digital Home & Tour of HP Demo Home

by @ 3:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 23, 2008
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Gordon van Zuiden, President, cyberManor
Time: Pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM, Tour at 8:00 PM
Cost: free for IEEE CES members, $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members
Place: Oak Room at HP, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce/meetings/IEEE_Mail_Notice.htm

CEDIA is the Custom Electronics Design and Installation Association. This presentation will be on what a real digital home is like and how they work, sometimes with a million dollars of electronic equipment.? (more…)

Mtg: Heretical Views of Product Safety Orthodoxy

by @ 2:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

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: Sustainable Electrical Design for Buildings

by @ 2:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 23, 2008
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Mark Fisher, PE, LC, LEED AP, Integrated Design Associates, Inc.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (at door), $10 for IEEE Student Members
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jack Lin, jlin@sfwater.org, 415.551.4894
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0809-sf-ias.pdf

We will explore a variety of options that can be designed into a commercial building to improve sustainability and energy efficiency.? Included will be a case study of Integrated Design Associatesâ?? (IDeAs) new facility, (more…)

Webinar: Automotive Electronics – Advanced Simulation and Test Solutions Tackle EMC Requirements

by @ 2:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 23, 2008
IEEE SPECTRUM Webinar?
Speakers: Dr. Todd Hubing, Michelin Prof of Vehicular Electronics, Clemson University; Dr. Vincente Rodriguez, Senior Antenna Design Engineer, ETS-Lindgren
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: On the Web
RSVP: Register on the website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcasts

Mtg: Past and Future of Digital Watermarking

by @ 2:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY September 22, 2008 (rescheduled from 9/15)
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Ton Kalker, Mobile and Media Systems Lab, HP Labs
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 Donation Recommended towards Refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor, north end of Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

The term ‘Digital Watermarking’ refers to methods and techniques for adding auxiliary data to multimedia signals. ? In the mid nineties, digital watermarking was heralded as the solution for all copyright and copy protection (more…)

Mtg: Patterned Nanomagnetic Bits and Devices

by @ 2:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY September 19, 2008
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Bruce D. Terris, manager of Nanostructures Group, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
Time: 1:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Bldg 6-2202, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, PJFischer@lbl.gov by Sep 15
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

As conventional magnetic recording technology extends to ever higher areal density, it is possible the often predicted, and constantly increasing, density limit will be reached. This limit will likely be in the range of (more…)

Mtg: Teaching CMOS to Surf mm-Waves

by @ 2:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

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 for short range (more…)

Mtg: L-Cell Energy Storage from Deeya

by @ 2:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

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, rkeller@rakinc.com

 

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 a novel battery technology that allows (more…)

Mtg: Thinking Green for Transformer Insulation: Using Natural Esters

by @ 2:52 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, gboltz@brwncald.com, 925-210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0809-oeb-ias.pdf

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 (more…)

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