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October 12, 2008

Part-time Instructors to Teach Advanced Engineering and Technology

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Part-time Instructors to Teach Advanced Engineering and Technology
– at UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley – Classes at our Cupertino Campus
We invite highly qualified instructors to apply to teach, as well as submit course proposals. Share your knowledge and mentor new engineers. Be a leader in the field and develop networking. Current areas of interest include:
– VLSI Design and EDA tools (Design Compiler, PrimeTime, DFM) – High-speed IO Design – Low-power Design â?? Green technology – Analog Circuit Design â?? Mobile Internet Devices – C#, .NET Development Environment – Java Enterprise Edition 5
Teaching appointments are by contract for the length of the course. Engineering and Technology classes are held in Cupertino. Most classes are in the evening or weekends. AA/EEO.
Contact Andy Hou,
Browse the full course listing and other information:

Conf: Printed Electronics USA Conference

by @ 5:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

Fifth Annual
Printed Electronics USA Conference
– December 2-5, 2008 – San Jose Convention Center
– The world’s largest and most comprehensive event on the new electronics
Over 100 world class speakers (some presenting exclusively for the first time here) cover components, materials and applications in the following sessions: – Analyst forecasts and trends – Healthcare and bionic man – Radical new printed electronic products – New possibilities with printed electronics – Flexible lighting and its applications – Thin film photovoltaics and batteries – Sensors – Smart substrates and stretchable electronics – Materials – Manufacture … plus a two-day exhibition.
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Conf: CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop

by @ 5:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop
– February 18-20, 2009, – RimRock Resort, Banff, AB, Canada
– “Research & Business Opportunities Ahead”
Sessions/Papers: (selected – see full Program on website)
Bioelectronics: – Making CMOS Work with Bacteria – Analog Wavelet Filters for Biomedical Signal Characterization Wireless: – Very Short Reach Wireless Technologies – RF and mm-wave CMOS PAs – Mobile-TV: Emerging Tech. Design Techniques: – Design Challenges in 32nm – Ultra Low Voltage Design – µprocessor I/O Scaling Challenges Nanotechnology: – Nanoelelecronic Circuits – Biologically Inspired Computing – Printed Nanowire Arrays
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Conf: IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
— December 15-17, 2008 — Hilton San Francisco
— Short Courses — Sessions — Panels
Plenary Presentations: – Electronic and Ionic Devices: Semiconductor Chips with Brain Tissue – Non-Volatile Memory Technologies: the Quest for Ever Lower Cost – PV Technology Trends and Industry’s Role
Technical Themes: – CMOS Devices and Technology – Displays, Sensors and MEMS – Characterization, Reliability, and Yield – Quantum, Power, and Compound Semiconductor Devices – Solid State and Nanoelectronic Devices – Memory Technology – Process Technology – Modeling and Simulation – Emerging Technologies
Full-day Short Courses: – “22nm CMOS Technology” and “More Than Moore: Technologies for Functional Diversification”
Full information and registration:

SCU: Emerging Topics in Engineering Series

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Santa Clara University Graduate School of Engineering:
Emerging Topics in Engineering Series
The latest developments for working professionals in Silicon Valley — bringing leading entrepreneurs, researchers, engineers, scientists and managers together, expanding their ability to engage in the next-generation technology-based products and services. This program also provides participants with professional networking opportunities.
Nov 20: Photovoltaic Technology: Introduction and Overview, Dr. Peter G. Borden – Feb 5: Photovoltaic Technology: Solar Cells, Dr. Peter G. Borden – Mar 26: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM), Dr. Katie Wilson – Apr 30: The Advanced World of Photovoltaics (PV), Dr. Peter G. Borden – May 29: MIMO Technology in IEEE 802.11n Standard, Dr. Sundar G. Sankaran
Register for one, or for all. For more information, contact Heidi Williams,

Conf: Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium (NVMTS)

by @ 4:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

IEEE Electron Devices Society Ninth Annual
Non-Volatile Memory Technology Symposium (NVMTS)
— November 11-14, 2008 — Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove
— Tutorial: “Phase Change Memory: Tech Status & the Path Forward”
NVMTS showcases new and emerging non-volatile electronic memory technologies. The conference includes advances in existing technologies as well as state-of-the-art technologies and future memory directions. Plan to participate to share and hear about research and advances in new and alternative non-volatile memory technologies.
Session Topics: -Phase Change – Flash – MRAM – Ferroelectrics – Metal oxide resistive memory – Ion conducting (including organic) – New memory concepts – Memory circuit design and integration – NVM in reconfigurable electronics
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Conf: uxTV 2008: First International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video

by @ 4:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

uxTV 2008: First International Conference on Designing Interactive User Experiences for TV and Video
— October 22-24, 2008 — Microsoft Conference Center, Mountain View
Many local companies in Silicon Valley are creating new TV technologies. If you could dream of your ideal conference with the most interesting speakers on the most relevant topics, this would be it. If you are working or are interested in this discipline, please join us.
Tutorials: – User Experience Design for Interactive TV – Ambient Media and Beyond – Professional Editing Techniques to Enhance Video Workshops: – Personalized TV Experiences and Authentication Methods – Social Television and Video: Opportunities, Challenges, and Future Outlook
Full information:

Conf: 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging

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3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging
– November 17-19, 2008 – Hyatt Regency SF Airport Hotel
The interest in 3-D approaches is well founded. 3-D integration and packaging presents both a threat and an opportunity to each industry player along the supply chain – threats and opportunities that are still not well understood. Focus: – Market Impacts and Analysis – End-user Perspectives – 3-D Integration and Packaging Technologies – Design Methodology and Tools – Manufacturing Issues and Solutions
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FPGA Summit and Exhibition: Field Programmable Gate Arrays

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FPGA Summit and Exhibition
– December 9-11, 2008 ? ? – Wyndham Hotel, San Jose
FPGA Summit is dedicated exclusively to the increasingly popular hardware building blocks being used in communications, networking, automotive, military, aerospace, process and industrial control, computer, and consumer applications.
Summit topics? include efficient design of large devices, reducing costs and power consumption, providing security, managing verification and validation, implementing complex algorithms, replacing or supplementing general-purpose processors, DSPs, bridge chips, and much more. ? Save $100 â?? use Registration Code “IEEE”
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Free Event: Leonardo: 500 Years into the Future

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The Tech Museum of Innovation
— Wednesday, October 22, 2008 ? ? — no cost, for IEEE Members, guest
— 5:30 – 8:30 PM ? ? — The Tech, 201 South Market St, San Jose
— Limited to the first 500
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Conf: AdvancedTCA Summit — Standards-based Telecom Equipment

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The emerging standard platforms for communications equipment
AdvancedTCA Summit
– October 21-23, 2008 – Santa Clara Convention Center
Summit themes include the creation of standards-based telecom equipment, design methods, interfaces, reduction of cost and development time, and making equipment more flexible and more maintainable. Keynote Speakers: – Rose Schooler, Intel – Shlomo Pri-Tal, Emerson Network Power – David Pearson, Cisco Systems – Anthony Ambrose, Radisys
Reduced Fees through October 15th. For more information:

The AdvancedTCA/MicroTCA Summit brings together vendors and end-users to the current state of the Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (AdvancedTCA), the emerging standard platform (more…)

Mtg: Planetarium Show and Observing Party at the College of San Mateo

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FRIDAY October 17, 2008
SCV Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter
Speaker: Professor Darryl Stanford, College of San Mateo
Time: Networking, Pizza Social and registration at 6:30 PM, show starts at 7:00 PM sharp
Cost: $10
Place: College of San Mateo, 1700 West Hillsdale Boulevard, San Mateo
RSVP: Registration is limited to the first 95 people; register on website

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

by @ 11:36 am. Filed under 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 highlights (more…)

Mtg: Transformer & Rotating Machines Field Diagnostics Methods

by @ 11:35 am. 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 Diamond Blvd (near the Concord Hilton Hotel), Concord
RSVP: by email to Gregg Boltz,, or telephone: (925) 210-2571

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 for decades.? In the past 10 years (more…)

Mtg: High Performance Digital Fractional-N Frequency Synthesizers

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THURSDAY October 16, 2008
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Michael H. Perrott, MIT
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

Digital phase-locked loops provide many implementation advantages compared to their analog counterparts by avoiding large capacitors for loop filters and the complications of designing analog-intensive components (more…)

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