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September 23, 2008

Mtg: Simulation-Driven Design: Overview of Tesla Motors Advanced Electric Powertrain

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

THURSDAY October 16, 2008
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Peng Zhou, Tesla Motors, Inc
Time: Social/food at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Donations for food accepted
Place: Semi Global Headquarters, 3081 Zanker Rd., San Jose
RSVP: at

Tesla Motors is the pioneer in state-of-the art, pure electric, zero emission and high performance vehicles.? This presentation provides an overview of Tesla Motors and its advanced electric powertrain. This presentation also (more…)

Mtg: Soft Errors – No Way To Escape

by @ 12:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 14, 2008
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Helmut Puchner, Cypress Semiconductor
Time: Social at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E-1, Conference Center, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Continuous technology scaling has led to cosmic ray induced soft errors becoming a major threat to modern semiconductor devices. ? This talk will cover the fundamentals of soft errors, their sources in common semiconductors (more…)

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

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…)

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