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November 2, 2008

Mtg: Ten Business Books in One Hour for the Busy High-Tech Executive

by @ 7:57 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY November 6, 2008
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Sean Murphy
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE member, $30 for non member (plus $5 without reservation)
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from the website, to specify meal choice

Spend an hour and leave with a summary of key business insights and some rules of thumb for successful innovation in Silicon Valley.? You might even identify one or two books that you havenâ??t read that will be worth your time.? (more…)

Mtg: iNEMI Mass Data Storage Roadmap

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 6, 2008
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Roger F. Hoyt (SCV Magnetics Chapter & IEEE Fellow)
Time: Presentation at 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab bldg 6-2202, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, by October 30.

Mass data storage for digital electronic systems plays a vital role in contemporary life, providing non-volatile and rapid data access for business, government, academic, military, and consumer applications? The properties (more…)

Mtg: Evolution of Broadband Wireless Technologies

by @ 7:55 am. Filed under ALL, Communications

WEDNESDAY November 5, 2008
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Mdihally (Sim) Narasimha, Sr. Director, Qualcomm, and Doug Smith, CTO, Sprint
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Mtg: Learning for Autonomous Helicopter Control

by @ 7:54 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY November 5, 2008
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Adam Coates, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie-Mellon University, Silicon Valley campus, Moffet Field
RSVP: not required

While helicopters present numerous challenges for control design, human RC pilots are nonetheless capable of performing extreme aerobatics by learning from experience and from other pilots.? We present learning algorithms that (more…)

Workshop: Smart Power Grid

by @ 7:53 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

MONDAY November 3, 2008
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speakers: from San Diego Gas and Electric, California Energy Commission, Electric Power Research Institute, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, PG&E, and MegaWatt Storage Farms
Time: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: $100 IEEE Member, $150 Non-member, $25 Full Time Student with ID (includes continental breakfast, lunch)
Place: State of California Building, Benicia Room, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
RSVP: please prepay by check or PayPal (see website)

Mtg: Design Techniques and CMOS Implementation of a Low Noise Amplifier (LNA)

by @ 7:53 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

MONDAY November 3, 2008
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter, with MTT and SPS
Speaker: Prof. S.S. Jamuar, University Putra Malaysia (An IEEE Circuits and System Society Distinguished Speaker Lecture)
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM, 2009 officer elections, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence Design Systems, Building 5, 655 Seely Avenue, San Jose
RSVP: not required

The rapid growth of portable RF communication systems in various standards has led to the demand for one chip to cover several standards such as WCDMA, WLAN, GSM etc.? This leads to the stringent requirements for the RF front-end (more…)

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