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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

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,

– 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,

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,

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

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

Free Webinar: Facing Today’s Signal Integrity Challenges

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

THURSDAY December 11, 2008
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

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

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…)

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