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October 24, 2008

Mtg: Consultants’ Forum #1: The Contract

by @ 8:20 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY November 18, 2008
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Nina Yablok, Law Office of Nina Yablok
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Consulting contracts are an important but often overlooked aspect of consulting work.? Going through a menu of contractual clauses, Nina Yablok will review major clauses that should appear in a consulting contract.? (more…)

Mtg: Photovoltaic Systems Reliability

by @ 7:45 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY October 29, 2008
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Jim Loman, Design Reliability, Space Systems/Loral
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: HP Oak Room, Bldg 48 (Pruneridge Ave. and Wolfe Rd), Cupertino
RSVP: not required

Solar Energy is the ultimate clean energy source. However, solar energy is still more expensive than other means of energy production.? Residential and commercial systems must be highly reliable, have (more…)

Mtg: Managing & Controlling Transmission Grids using Advanced Technology

by @ 7:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY October 28, 2008
SF Power and Energy Chapter
Speaker: Abdel-Aty Edris, EPRI Power Delivery and Utilization
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Cost: free for IEEE members, $5 for non-members
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Office, 77 Beale St. Room 323, San Francisco
RSVP: by October 27 by email to Anupama Pandey,, 415-369-1096

The electric power system is one of the most complex machines human beings have ever built. Among the recent issues that arise from this complexity are inadequate power flow control, inadequate reactive power (more…)

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

by @ 7:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, 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

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…)

Mtg: Photovoltaic Power Plant Design

by @ 7:26 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 28, 2008
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Charles Cunha, P.E., Square D, Inc.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (pay at the door); $10 for Student Members
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jack Lin,, 415.551.4894

In this hour and a half presentation, our speaker will give an overview of how panel and inverter selection influences PV design, and also introduce array and field design issues.? After a discussion of (more…)

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