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November 15, 2008

Conf: Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)

by @ 10:38 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

IEEE Communications Society
Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)
? ? — January 10-13, 2009 ? ? — Harrah’s Casino & Hotel, Las Vegas
“Empowering the Connected Consumer” ? ? — Concurrent with CES
CCNC brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas of consumer communications and networking.
Tracks: ? -Wireless Networking for Consumer Electronics; ? -Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks; ? -Entertainment and Multimedia Networking; ? -P2P Networking and Content Delivery; ? -Emerging Applications & Pervasive Technologies; Security for CE Networking ? (and more)
Tutorials: ? – Wired Home Networking ? – Heterogeneous Network Mobility, Security ? – Peer-to-Peer Networking ? – Multi-Gigabit Transmission ? – Remote Management of Consumer Devices ? – QoS Support in WiMAX, PMP, Mesh
Plus workshops, Keynotes, Demonstrations.
Earlybird rates thru December 12. ? (Housing thru Nov. 28)
More information on our website:

Conf: FPGA Summit and Exhibition

by @ 10:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

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 â??IEEE???
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Conf: Printed Electronics USA

by @ 10:36 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

Fifth Annual Printed Electronics USA Conference [more]
– 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: IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting

by @ 10:35 am. Filed under Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
â?? December 15-17, 2008 â?? Hilton San Francisco
â?? Short Courses â?? Sessions â?? 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 Industryâ??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: – â??22nm CMOS Technology??? and â??More Than Moore: Technologies for Functional Diversification???
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Class: Photovoltaic Technology – Introduction and Overview

by @ 10:33 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

Santa Clara University Graduate School of Engineering:
Emerging Topics in Engineering Series [more]
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
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.
Register for one, or for all:

Conf: 3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging

by @ 10:30 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

3-D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging [more]
– 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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Mtg: Power Quality

by @ 10:29 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY November 20, 2008
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Rakan El-Mahayni, Team Leader, Eaton Corporation
Time: Social/food at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM, Dinner at 7:15 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd in Concord (near the Concord Hilton Hotel)
RSVP: by email to Gregg Boltz,, or telephone (925) 210-2571

The demand for increased reliability and the heightened sensitivity of electronic loads has forced the modern facility operations to take a new approach.? A successful strategy requires an understanding (more…)

Mtg: Linear Technology Ltspice SPICE – Modeling Tool for Designing SMPS’s

by @ 10:28 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 20, 2008
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Mike Engelhardt, Linear Technology Corp.
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

The presentation will highlight the use of Ltspice, Linearâ??s free SPICE modeling tool for designing SMPSâ??s.? Demonstrations and an overview of the theory that was used to implement (more…)

Mtg: Electro-Optical Microscopy – Evolution in Component and Package-Level Inspection

by @ 10:25 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 20, 2008
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Andrew Kominek, Micro Analysis Group, Keyence Corporation
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM, Buffet lunch at 11:45 AM, Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Nov. 17; $20 after & at door
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road at Lawrence Expressway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Ed Aoki,

This presentation introduces digital microscope technology and its application in semiconductor development, failure analysis, and quality control. ? The integration of rapidly advancing digital image processing (more…)

Mtg: Digital Humans – From Biomechanical Models to Simulated Surgery

by @ 10:23 am. Filed under BioEngineering, Computers/Software

WEDNESDAY November 19, 2008
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Speaker: Scott L. Delp, Ph.D., Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering and Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University
Time: optional dinner 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations), Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Nov. 17; $20 after & at door
Place: Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center (for dinner); Clark Center Auditorium, Stanford
RSVP: not required

The outcomes of surgeries performed to improve musculoskeletal function are unpredictable.? This problem exists, in part, because the development and testing of new surgical (more…)

Mtg: Mid-Pacific ICT (MPICT) Center Launches in SF

by @ 10:22 am. Filed under ALL, Communications

TUESDAY November 18, 2008
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: James B. Jones, MPICT Center Executive Director
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Mike Butler,

The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million to launch the Mid-Pacific ICT Center in San Francisco.? Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) is an umbrella (more…)

Mtg: Consultants’ Forum #1: The Contract

by @ 10:21 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

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 (more…)

Mtg: New Methods for Analyzing Time-Current Curves

by @ 10:20 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY November 18, 2008
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Marcelo E. Valdes, P.E., General Electric, Inc.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 for dinner ($10, for first 5 Student IEEE Members)
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jack Lin,, 415.551.4894

In this special before-and-after dinner presentation, our speaker will give a background review of time current curves (TCC).? Marcelo will explain what TCCâ??s can tell you by describing (more…)

Mtg: Short Circuit Current Rating: an Alternate Approach

by @ 10:19 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY November 18, 2008
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Edward Karl, Applied Materials
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito at 5:45 PM; Presentation at Applied Materials Bowers Cafe at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; talk at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The 2005 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70) had a new marking requirement for industrial machinery control panels: add short circuit current rating (SCCR) to the equipment nameplate.? What does (more…)

Seminar: Nanotechnology: Fueling Our Transportation Future (half-day)

by @ 10:18 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 18, 2008
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: Eric Wesoff, Greentech Media; Catherine Dunwoody, California Fuel Cell Partnership; Dr. Kim McGrath, QuantumSphere; Chet Sandberg, Altair Nano; Deepak Srivastava,Nanoexa
Time: Lunch at Noon; Presentations from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $40 Non Members; $30 IEEE Members; $20 Students (add $10 at the door)
Place: Cypress Semiconductor Auditorium, Building 6, 198 Champion Ct., San Jose
RSVP: required; please see website

12:00 â?? 1:00 PM Registration, light lunch, networking.? Your choice of classic club sandwiches, Italian hoagies, stuffed pitas or croissant sandwiches, served with salad, chips, cookie and beverage

? 1:00 PM (more…)

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