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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,

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,

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

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

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

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,

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

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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