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January 21, 2009

Mtg-Tour: Future Military Ground Vehicle Fleet: More-Electric Vehicles (and Tour of BAEâ??s Armored Vehicle Prototype Yard)

by @ 8:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 17, 2009
SCV Vehicular Technology Chapter
Speaker: Don Christian, BAE Systems
Time: Badge-in, pizza, networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM; Tour at 7:45 PM
Cost: Suggest $5 donation for pizza
Place: BAE Systems, 2890 DeLaCruz Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: Limited to 40. Must RSVP with ID info (attendeeâ??s full name, country of citizenship & employer), preferably by Mon. February 2nd, to Keiko Costella,, 408-289-2688. For last minute attendees: to get badges the day of the meeting, US citizens must show a government issued ID. Non-US citizens must show their green card document (no other document will be accepted as a substitute).

Future ground, air, and sea vehicles will contain more electronics of all sorts including greater on-board generation capabilities.? This trend is already evident in commercial, personal, and military (more…)

Mtg: Spintronics: Nanoscience and Nanoelectronics

by @ 8:47 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY April 21, 2009
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Hideo Ohno, Tohoku University, and 2009 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Social/pizza at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Spintronics explores the physics of interplay between spin and charge in condensed matter.? It is one of the most active areas of magnetism.? In particular, electrical manipulation of spin and magnetization in (more…)

Mtg: The Storage Chasm: Implications for the Future of HDD and Solid State Storage

by @ 8:42 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 24, 2009
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr Steven R. Hetzler, IBM Almaden Research Center
Time: Social/pizza at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

There has been a recent push to bring solid state storage into the IT storage hierarchy.? NAND flash has largely displaced hard disk drives (HDD) in mobile consumer applications, effectively eliminating (more…)

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