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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, by January 22 (at least two days prior to the meeting)

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
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

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

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…)

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