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December 31, 2008

Mtg: Manager in the Middle

by @ 4:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 5, 2009
SCV Technology Management Council
Speaker: ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D., Professional and Organizational Development
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: Cost: $25 (IEEE member), $30 (non member); Cash or check at the door; +$5 without reservation
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: through Website
Web: www.ieee-scv-ems.org

Decisions and demands come from above, and the manager is the one responsible for seeing to it that staff deliver the products in a quality and timely manner.? On the other hand, we are living in an age when â??knowledge workers??? do not like (more…)

Mtg: Analog Verification

by @ 8:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 15, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Ken Kundert,Designer’s Guide Consulting
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E, Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

Verification is becoming widely recognized as one of the most important issues when designing large complex analog and RF mixed-signal circuits. As a result, design methodologies are starting (more…)

December 29, 2008

Mtg: The Basic Electronic Components: Finding the Missing Memristor

by @ 4:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 11, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Chapter, with the Nanotechnology Council
Speaker: Stanley Williams, Director, Information and Quantum Systems Laboratory, HP Laboratories
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 if reserved by Feb 2; $30 before Feb. 6, $40 at door (no cost for presentation)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: on the website, or by email to Janis Karklins, karklins@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The existence of a fourth passive circuit element was proposed by Prof. Leon Chua of UC Berkeley in 1971 from fundamental symmetry arguments unifying resistance, inductance and capacitance equations. Although (more…)

December 20, 2008

Mtg: The Evolution and Revolutions in Disk Drive Recording

by @ 4:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY January 26, 2009
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Michael Mallary, Seagate Technology Research (IEEE MagSoc Distinguished Lecturer)
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, bldg 6-2202, Berkeley
RSVP: please reserve with Peter Fischer, peter.fischer@ieee.org by January 22 (at least two days prior to the meeting)
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Since 1956 the areal density of hard disk drives (HDDs) has increased by eight orders of magnitude through a process of evolution punctuated by a number of important revolutions.? The disk evolved (more…)

Mtg: Personal Transportation and Energy Plan for the Millennium

by @ 8:20 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

MONDAY December 22, 2008
SCV Vehicular Technology
Subject:
Speaker: Clay Maynard, Technology Consultant and SCV-VTS 2008 Chair
Time: Pizza and presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 for pizza/drinks
Place: Century 21 Conference/Training Room, second floor, 761 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0812-scv-vt.pdf

The presenter will discuss a more practical high-speed personal transportation and energy alternative to the T-Boone Pickens plan. Unlike the Pickens plan that would use relatively unreliable subsidized (more…)

Mtg: Self-Organizing Networks (SON) and its Relevance to Growth of Mobile Broadband

by @ 8:18 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY January 14, 2009
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Jay Iyer, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

As we look forward to a mobile broadband future which includes technologies such as femtocells, picocells, and macro overlays, it becomes increasingly important that these networks can scale (more…)

December 16, 2008

Mtg: State of the Heart: Development of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device

by @ 4:57 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY February 18, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Phillip Miller, World Heart, Inc
Time: Optional Dinner, NEW LOCATION: Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Clark Center auditorium, Stanford University
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

World Heart is a pioneer in the development of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) â?? implantable pumps that take over the workload of the diseased heart of patients in end-stage heart (more…)

Mtg: smartMOVE Technology: A New Disruptive Actuator Technology

by @ 4:43 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 21, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Marcus Rosenthal, Artificial Muscle, Inc.
Time: Optional Dinner, NEW LOCATION: Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Clark Center auditorium, Stanford University
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Artificial Muscle, Inc. is pursuing the commercialization of its artificial muscle technology and SmartMOVEâ?¢ actuators through innovative designs and fabrication processes and by focusing (more…)

December 15, 2008

Mtg: Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant Project

by @ 4:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY February 18, 2009
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Bill Conlon, Ph.D., Director of Power Engineering, Ausra, Inc
Time: Social/Snacks/Drinks/Desert at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:20 PM
Cost: none
Place: Siemens Energy and Automation Inc, 25821 Industrial Blvd., Ste. 300, Hayward
RSVP: by email to Diep Nguyen, Diep@ieee.org
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/pes

Ausra, Inc., a Palo Alto-based startup, recently completed construction of the first Solar Thermal Power Plant in California in nearly 20 years.? The Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant near Bakersfield demonstrates (more…)

Mtg: Components and Packaging Implications for the Sustainable Information Technology Ecosystem

by @ 12:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 26, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Chandrakant D. Patel, HP Fellow and Director, Sustainable IT Ecosystem Laboratory, HP Laboratories
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Feb. 24; $20 at door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: on the website, or by email to Ed Aoki, aoki.ed@gmail.com
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The drivers of the next generation of information technology (IT) services are the teeming millions who will avail IT services to address their fundamental needs and improve their quality of life. We have the opportunity (more…)

Mtg: State of the Nanotechnology Market 2008: Stealth Success, Broad Impact

by @ 10:39 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 20, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Bunger, Director of Research, Lux Research
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM, Presentation at Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5, Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor, Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: on website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Nanotechnology â?? and the nanomaterials that are at the root of the nanotechnology value chain â?? has taken hold in many industries, as corporate, government, and venture capital funding have driven spending on nanotech R&D to $13.5 billion.? Despite (more…)

Mtg: Overview of Solar Power Technologies & Employment Opportunities

by @ 7:16 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY December 19, 2008
SCV Education Chapter
Speaker: Dr. KRS Murthy, CEO, Sunrgi, Solar Power of Thousands of Suns
Time: Pizza at 11:30 AM; Presentation at Noon
Cost: none
Place: Silicon Valley Technical Institute, 1762 Technology Drive, Suite 227, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/es

For a few decades in the past, solar power has gone through ups and downs, primarily because of efficiency problems, capital expenditure cost of fully installed systems for residential and large scale applications and the ability of solar power (more…)

Mtg: Advances in Cognitive Memory and its Applications

by @ 7:15 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, 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, a new form of computer memory has been devised. (more…)

Mtg: SF ComSoc Holiday Party

by @ 7:12 am. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

WEDNESDAY December 17, 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.e-grid.net/docs/0812-sf-comsoc.pdf

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 to the Powell Street BART station; (more…)

Mtg: Large-Scale Combustion Manufacture of Fullerenes and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and their Processing

by @ 7:11 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY December 16, 2008
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Henning Richter, Director of Materials Synthesis Research, Nano-C, Inc.
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5, Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: on the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Fullerenic materials such as C60, C70, C84 and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) are of significant interest for a large range of electronic applications such as organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices, transistors, sensors and transparent (more…)

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