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January 15, 2009

Mtg: The Second PC Revolution – Your Phone

by @ 5:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 24, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Michael Rayfield, general manager, mobile business unit, NVIDIA
Time: Pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5; non-members – $10
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Michael will talk about the rapidly changing architecture of the devices we now carry on our pockets.? Visual computing expertise and high performance multimedia along with ultra low power are now prerequisites (more…)

Mtg: The Scalable Communication Core: A Multi-Core Reconfigurable Wireless Baseband Prototype

by @ 1:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY February 9, 2009
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Chun, Intel Corporation
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentatoin at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor (north end of Building E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

Over the past few years, there has been a rapid increase in the number of wireless standards that have been deployed around the world.? To address the consumer demand for ubiquitous communications and (more…)

Mtg: The U.S. Patent System: What Engineers Need to Know

by @ 1:52 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 22, 2009
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: David Pressman, San Francisco Patent Lawyer and Best-Selling Author
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: on the EventBrite website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

The presentation will highlight:

Mtg: Trends in IC Packaging and Multicomponent Packaging

by @ 1:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 22, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Sandra Winkler, Electronic Trend Publications
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch served at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Jan. 19; $20 at door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to Ed Aoki, e.aoki@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

This presentation covers a five-year forecast of the total units, revenue, and pricing associated with the assembly of IC packages; the forecast includes both the total worldwide and the contract package assembly (more…)

Mtg: Photovoltaic Power Design

by @ 1:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY January 21, 2009
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Subject:
Speaker: Ron Charles Cunha, P.E., Square D Inc.
Time: Dinner 6:00 PM, Presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: Dinner to be individually ordered per Coco’s dinner menu plus 20% gratuity; no cost for talk
Place: Cocoâ??s Restaurant, 1206 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, (925) 463-7115
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0901-scv-pes.pdf

In this hour and a half presentation, our speaker will give an overview of how panel and inverter selection influences photovoltaic design. Array and field design issues will also be introduced to be followed by a discussion (more…)

Mtg: smartMOVE Technology: A New Disruptive Actuator Technology

by @ 1:46 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 21, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Subject:
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 on performance, reliability (more…)

Mtg: Ramping 32nm High-Volume Manufacturing of Performance Logic in Record Time

by @ 1:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 20, 2009
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Hans Stork, CTO, Applied Materials
Time: Pizza at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E-1 Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

The transition to 32nm is happening as scheduled with 1.2 numerical aperture (NA) immersion lithography ready. There will not be disruptive technologies such as new substrates, biaxial stress and double gates (more…)

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

by @ 1:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

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 (more…)

Mtg: Consultants’ Forum #3: Marketing Plans

by @ 1:42 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

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
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

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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