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October 4, 2008

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

by @ 6:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, 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, by Tuesday, October 7th – please include your name and affiliation


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 has organized a mini-colloquium (more…)

Mtg: Wireless Backhaul Trends: Future Role of Wireless, Fiber Optics, and Copper Wire

by @ 6:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY October 8, 2008
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Wells, Founder and Principal Partner, AJIS LLC
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none (donation to cover pizza)
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Wireless operators are seeing continuous strain on their backhaul networks. ? 50 million new mobile subscribers are added worldwide every month. Data usage is exploding. ? Future 4G technologies will require base station to (more…)

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

by @ 6:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

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…)

Short Course: Architecture and Circuit Design for High-Speed Pipelined A/D Converters

by @ 6:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

MONDAY November 10, 2008
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Boris Murmann, Stanford University
Time: Registration and Refreshments at 5:30 PM; Lecture from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Cost: $40. Please pay on Nov 10th. Only cash or personal checks accepted.
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: Please email to with the following details: Name, Company, E-mail address, and please indicate whether you are an IEEE Member.

This lecture discusses the design and implementation of pipelined ADCs using a top-down approach, ranging from an architecture level analysis to transistor level implementation details. Specific topics include: (more…)

Mtg: Intelligent Control of Teams of Autonomous Robots

by @ 5:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

FRIDAY October 24, 2008
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Enrique H. Ruspini, Artificial Intelligence Center, SRI International
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Bldg. 23, room 129, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

Regulation of the actions of teams of collaborating autonomous robots poses problems that are significantly more complex than those considered when developing controllers for single robots.? The multiplicity of team formations (more…)

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