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November 29, 2008

Mtg: Energy Savings Programs – A Practical Approach to Implementation

by @ 9:55 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY January 27, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Finn Schenck, Integrated Building Solutions
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 ($10 for first 5 reserved IEEE Student Members); pay at door
Place: Sinbad’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/0901-sf-ias.pdf

 

Our January speaker will discuss several â??Easy to Implement??? energy saving opportunities, and review some of the tools available to monitor, measure, report on, and validate (more…)

November 28, 2008

Mtg: SWOT Analysis – Examination Tool for Business or Career

by @ 5:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY December 4, 2008
SCV Technical Management Council
Speaker: Chris Sims, Technical Management Institute
Time: Facilitated Networking at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $25 (IEEE member), $30 (non member)
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: using form on website
Web: www.ieee-scv-ems.org

SWOT analysis is a tool commonly taught in business school to examine internal strengths and weaknesses as well as external opportunities and threats. It was originally conceived to help (more…)

Mtg: Public School Teaching — Your Next Career: Rewire, Don’t Retire!

by @ 5:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY December 3, 2008
EnCorps Teachers Program
Speakers: Professors from SJSU’s School of Education, plus teachers and students Time: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: San Jose State University
RSVP: by email to Sarah, sarah@encorpsteachers.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0812-encorps.pdf

– Are you passionate about sharing your math, science or engineering expertise with students?

– Have you ever (more…)

Mtg: AMD’s Stream Computing Platform: From the Hardware to the Software (“Cheap Supercomputing” series)

by @ 5:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY December 3, 2008
Monterey Bay Subsection, with SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Justin Hensley, AMD Graphics Product Group
Time: Refreshments, Food, and Social Time at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: UC Santa Cruz (Room 180, Engineering Bldg 2), Santa Cruz
RSVP: by email to Marcelo Siero, siero@ee.com
Web: ee.com/amdgpu

GPUs can do more than just graphics. ? Some compute-bound problems at the bleeding edge of technologies ranging from financial modeling to seismic simulation for oil exploration to (more…)

Mtg: Navigating the Murky Waters of Home Networking: HomeGrid, G.hn

by @ 5:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 2, 2008
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Hendrik van der Meer, Gigle Semiconductor
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Free for IEEE CES members, $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members
Place: Hewlett Packard, Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

The home networking industry today is at a cross roads. The industry needs a solution to provide a network that extends throughout the home for the proliferation of HD video content. ? This extended (more…)

Sr Member Elevation Night – Upgrade to Senior Member of IEEE

by @ 5:35 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

MONDAY December 1, 2008
SCV Section, with PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Time: Any time between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM (refreshments served)
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Executive Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0812-scv-pace.pdf

Free Webinar: Facing Today’s Signal Integrity Challenges

by @ 5:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY December 11, 2008
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Dr. Paul G. Huray, Professor of Electrical Engineering, USC; and Dr. Steven Gary Pytel Jr, Signal Integrity Technical Lead, Ansoft
Time: 11:00 AM (for one hour)
Cost: none
Place: over the Internet
RSVP: from the website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webcasts

Mtg: Consultants’ Forum #3 – Marketing Plans

by @ 4:24 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY January 20, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Subject: Consultants’ Forum #3: Marketing Plans
Panel: four consultants will explain their personal marketing plans
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

A panel of four consultants will explain their personal marketing plans. ? Such a plan is essential for success as a consultant over the long term. Come and listen to each speaker’s unique (more…)

November 25, 2008

Mtg: Patterned Nanoscale Magnetic Field Sources

by @ 4:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY December 12, 2008
OEB Magnetics
Subject:?
Speaker: Dan A. Allwood, Univ. of Sheffield (UK)
Time: 3;00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Nat’l Lab, bldg 6-2202, UC-Berkeley
RSVP: by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, PJFischer@lbl.gov by Dec 10
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Patterned magnetic thin film technology has developed rapidly over recent years, with potential applications in sensor, memory and logic technology envisaged. ? In particular, extended nanowires (more…)

Holiday Party: SF Communications Society Chapter

by @ 8:09 am. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

TUESDAY December 16, 2008
SF Communications Chapter
Topics: Holiday celebration, welcome new Officers, ideas for IEEE activities during 2009
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: City College Downtown Campus, 88 4th Street, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Michael Butler, mjbsf@verizon.net
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Please join us for hors d’oeuvres and refreshments to celebrate the holiday season, welcome the new Officers, and share ideas for IEEE activities during 2009.? The campus is close (more…)

Holiday Social: Potluck Party & E-game Networking

by @ 8:03 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY December 12, 2008
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade) Group
Theme: Electronic (computer) Games; bring your game system (or laptop)
Time: 5 PM to Midnight
Cost: Please bring 1 Food Item for 6, per person (main Dish, side dish, salad, dessert or beverage)
Place: David Residence, 3231 Haddon Way (Evergreen District), San Jose 95135
RSVP: EventBrite, from website (Space WILL be limited)
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/gold

Its time for the GOLD Winter Holiday Social. ? Please join us for a fun time and great company. ? This yearâ??s theme is Electronic (computer) Games. Electronic technologies have transformed (more…)

November 22, 2008

Mtg: Upgrade to Senior Member of IEEE — Sr Member Elevation Night

by @ 8:59 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY December 1, 2008
SCV Section, with PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Time: Any time between 6:30 PM and 8:30 PM (refreshments served)
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Executive Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0812-scv-pace.pdf

Please download the PDF file for full information.

November 21, 2008

Mtg: WiMAX and White Spaces – What the EMC Engineer Needs to Know for 2009 and Beyond

by @ 11:39 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY December 9, 2008
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Tom Cokenias
Time: Social/food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

The WiMAX standard for radio transmission has been in development for almost ten years, and is now beginning to get significant traction. There has been an exponential increase in the (more…)

November 20, 2008

Mtg: Advances in Cognitive Memory and its Applications

by @ 12:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY December 18, 2008
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Widrow, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Stanford University, Packard 101
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0812-scv-ci.pdf

Regarding the workings of the human mind, memory and pattern recognition seem to be intertwined. ? You generally do not have one without the other. ? Taking inspiration from life experience, (more…)

Laser Show at De Anza College Planetarium – An Annual IEEE Holiday Event for the Whole Family

by @ 10:47 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

FRIDAY December 12, 2008
SCV Lasers and Electro Optics Chapter
Time: Eat dinner at a local restaurant; cakes and refreshments at 7:00 PM, tour at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
Cost: A nominal $10/person fee in cash will be collected onsite at sign-in desk. (Free for K-12 students or younger children)
Place: DeAnza College Fujitsu Planetarium, Cupertino (see map on website – purchase $2 parking permit)
RSVP: on website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Every December, SCV-LEOS has a holiday event for the whole family to enjoy. ? This year, we’ll be having a laser light show at the very impressive De Anza College Fujitsu Planetarium, which (more…)

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