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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…)

Mtg: Recent Developments in Large Arrays of Microcavity Plasma Devices: Physics and Applications

by @ 2:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 18, 2008
SCV Lasers and Electro Optics? Chapter
Speaker: Prof. J. Gary Eden, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Time: Networking and Pizza Social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KLA-Tencor Corporation, 3 Technology Drive, Milpitas
RSVP: through website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Microcavity plasma devices are a new class of hybrid plasma/optoelectronic device in which a non-equilibrium low temperature plasma is spatially confined to a microcavity with a characteristic cross-sectional dimension (more…)

Mtg: Review of Diesel Generator Air Quality Issues and Regulations

by @ 2:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY September 18, 2008
SCV Power & Energy, and Industry Applications Chapters
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, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, 925-463-7115
Web: www.e-grid.net/calendar.html

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 the air quality and regulatory issues in regards to diesel generators.

Mtg: System on a Chip (SoC) for Consumer Electronics

by @ 2:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 28, 2008
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Wilfred Martis, Director of Marketing Consumer Electronics Group, Intel
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: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Intel recently announced several new products and initiatives aimed at Consumer Electronics at their Intel Developerâ??s Forum.? Among the announcements was an SoC (System on a Chip) family aimed at CE applications (more…)

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