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December 11, 2008

Mtg: OpenCV, Open Source Computer Vision and Open Robotics at Willow Garage

by @ 3:52 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY January 14, 2009
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Gary Rost Bradski, Stanford University AI Lab & Willow Garage
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park (Bldg. 23), Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

OpenCV is an open and free computer vision library available on sourceforge that I started at Intel Research and is now supported by a large community with financial support from Willow Garage, a robotics research (more…)

Mtg: Nuclear Energy Update

by @ 3:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY January 13, 2009
OEB Power & Energy Chapter, with Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Chapter
Speaker: Jasmina Vujic, Professor and Chair, Nuclear Engineering Department, UC-Berkeley
Time: Registration and Networking at 5:00 PM; Announcements and Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: $15 for PES or NPSS members, $20 for non-members (includes one drink ticket and lite food items)
Place: Scottâ??s Seafood Bar & Grill, in Jack London Square, 2 Broadway, Oakland
RSVP: by email to rsvp@oebpes.org or call 510-455-4689
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/pes

This talk will discuss the existing technical challenges and opportunities that require a long-term strategy in building research capabilities and teaming among international and national laboratories, universities and industry (more…)

Mtg: Discretizing Transient Current Densities in the Maxwell Equations

by @ 12:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY December 18, 2008
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Mark Stowell, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: Pizza/drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College (boardroom); 1175 Bordeaux Dr., Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0812-scv-aps.pdf

We will briefly discuss a technique for applying transient volumetric current sources in full-wave, time-domain electromagnetic simulations which avoids the need for divergence cleaning. The method involves (more…)

December 10, 2008

Mtg: Why be Concerned with ‘Substances of Very High Concern’?

by @ 1:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 27, 2009
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speakers: Ken Kapur and Revati Pradhan-Kasmalkar
Time: Optional dinner at 5:45 PM (El Torito); Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none, for presentation
Place: Dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; Talk at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

This presentation will provide an overview of the regulations and address the impact to article users and producers.? The European Chemicals Agency published the first set of material restrictions on? October 28, 2008.? These new (more…)

Mtg: Personal Transportation and Energy Plan for the Millennium

by @ 1:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY December 22, 2008
SCV Vehicular Technology Chapter
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 wind and solar energy (more…)

December 8, 2008

Conf: CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop

by @ 7:57 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop
– February 18-20, 2009, – RimRock Resort, Banff, AB, Canada
– â??Research & Business Opportunities Ahead???
Sessions/Papers: (selected – see full Program on website)
Bioelectronics: – Making CMOS Work with Bacteria – Analog Wavelet Filters for Biomedical Signal Characterization Wireless: – Very Short Reach Wireless Technologies – RF and mm-wave CMOS PAs – Mobile-TV: Emerging Tech. Design Techniques: – Design Challenges in 32nm – Ultra Low Voltage Design – µprocessor I/O Scaling Challenges Nanotechnology: – Nanoelelecronic Circuits – Biologically Inspired Computing – Printed Nanowire Arrays
For more information: www.cmoset.com

Conf: Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)

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

IEEE Communications Society
Consumer Communications and Networking Conference (CCNC)
? ? â?? January 10-13, 2009 ? ? â?? Harrahâ??s Casino & Hotel, Las Vegas
â??Empowering the Connected Consumer??? ? ? â?? 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: www.ieee-ccnc.org

Conf: IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting

by @ 7:54 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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???
Full information and registration: www.ieee.org/conference/iedm

Holiday Social: Potluck Party & E-game Networking

by @ 7:52 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY December 12, 2008
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
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…)

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

by @ 7:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

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 has (more…)

Mtg: Future Directions in Mixed-Signal Circuit Design

by @ 7:50 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY December 12, 2008
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Boris Murmann, Stanford University
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E, Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

This talk provides a summary of Prof. Murmann’s research in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design.? Focus is placed on examples that either look at “old” problems with “new” eyes, (more…)

Mtg: Patterned Nanoscale Magnetic Field Sources

by @ 7:49 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, 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…)

Webinar: Facing Today’s Signal Integrity Challenges

by @ 7:48 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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: Halogen Free Electronics

by @ 7:47 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY December 10, 2008
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter, with Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Dan Donahoe, Exponent; and Dr. Michelle Poliskie
Time: Seated dinner served at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 if reserved by Dec 7; $30 after & at door; vegetarian available (no cost for presentation only)
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Fwy 101 frontage road at Lawrence Expressway), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Janis Karklins, karklins@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Our talk will briefly explain why the environmental community has promoted the removal of halogens, what basic legislation is proposed and how industry standards are addressing (more…)

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

by @ 7:46 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 number (more…)

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