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February 22, 2009

Webcast: Faster Product Development Using Multi-Domain Modeling and Simulation

by @ 8:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY February 26, 2009
SPECTRUM Magazine Webinar
Speakers: Dr. Laurent Bernardin, Chief Scientist and VP-R&D, Maplesoft; Dr. Richard Gran, formerly Director of Advanced Concepts, Grumman Corp.
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: Webinar
RSVP: through website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcast/7689

The natural, almost inevitable, coupling of physical phenomena in engineered devices has driven the evolution of new techniques that allow engineers to model how physical domains (more…)

Mtg: Best of RAMS — the Reliability and Maintainability Symposium

by @ 8:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 25, 2009
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: Chapter members who attended
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

The 55th Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS) was held in Fort Worth on January 26-29, 2009. For those of you that couldnâ??t attend, we will bring the symposium to you (more…)

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

by @ 8:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

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 (more…)

Mtg: Power System Grounding and Hybrid Resistance Grounding Systems

by @ 8:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY February 24, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Rakan El-Mahayni, Eaton Corporation
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (At the door); $10 for student members
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, frank.sylvester@sfdpw.org, 415.558.4591
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0902-sf-ias.pdf

Power system grounding is considered the backbone of any electrical distribution system.? IEEE standard 142 (IEEE Recommended Practice for Grounding of Industrial and Commercial Power (more…)

Mtg: The Second PC Revolution – Your Phone

by @ 8:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, 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 (more…)

February 20, 2009

Mtg: Design for Reliability (DFR) Approach in the Magnetic Storage Industry

by @ 8:19 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY March 25, 2009
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Parkhomovsky, Seagate Technology
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

Significant cost savings in high volume product development and manufacturing were achieved by addressing reliability design flaws early in the stage gate process.? Critical Path Analysis (more…)

February 18, 2009

Mtg: X-Parameters: What Are They and What Are They Good For?

by @ 11:12 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 12, 2009
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Mihai Marcu, Senior Applications Engineer, Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mtt

The presentation introduces the fundamental concepts on which X-parameter behavioral models are based on.? An intuitive way is presented for capturing the non-linear behavior of an amplifier by (more…)

Webinar: Parallel Signal Processing Using MATLAB and Star-P

by @ 8:09 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY March 12, 2009
SPECTRUM Magazine Webinar
Speakers: Dr. Stuart Brorson, Senior Engineer, Interactive Supercomputing; David Rich, Vice President of Marketing, Interactive Supercomputing
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: Webinar
RSVP: through website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcast/7669

This webinar will demonstrate how signal processing applications can be adapted to run in parallel using very high level languages (VHLLs) such as MATLAB. The presentation will include a brief (more…)

February 16, 2009

Mtg: 300 kW Ground Screw PV Solar Tracking System Design-Build Project

by @ 3:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY March 11, 2009
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Darry Conklin, CEO, Renewable Technologies Inc.
Time: Social/Snacks/Drinks/Desert at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cutler-Hammer, 20923 Cabot Blvd., Hayward
RSVP: by email to rsvp@oebpes.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0903-oeb-pes.pdf

Photovoltaic solar power systems that use tracking systems have been preferred by many entities with Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) because of their higher efficiency as compared to (more…)

Mtg: Silicon Valley Engineers Week Banquet

by @ 10:24 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 19, 2009
Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Honorees: Robert E. Berry, Chairman Emeritus, Space Systems Loral; Dr. Sung-Mo (Steve) Kang, Chancellor, UC-Merced; Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center; Dr. Jimmy Kazuhiro Omura, Technology Strategist, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Time: Reception at 5:00 PM; Dinner at 6:30 PM, Keynote, Engineering Hall of Fame ceremony
Cost: $85
Place: Doubletree Hotel, San Jose
RSVP: using the form on the SVEC website
Web: www.svec.org

Mtg: The Basics of Solar Electricity

by @ 10:23 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY February 19, 2009
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Pete Shoemaker, Renewables Program Coordinator, PG&E Pacific Energy Center
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd (near the Concord Hilton Hotel), Concord
RSVP: by email to Gregg Boltz at gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0902-oeb-ias.pdf

Is solar electricity right for you?? Hear from Pete Shoemaker about current market-ready solar power technologies and the key steps necessary to own a solar electric (more…)

Mtg: Kimberlina Solar Thermal Power Plant Project

by @ 10:22 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

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, Diep@ieee.org, (510) 267-0441
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/pes

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 (more…)

Mtg: State of the Heart: Development of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device

by @ 10:21 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY February 18, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Phillip Miller, World Heart, 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

World Heart is a pioneer in the development of Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) â?? implantable pumps that take over the workload of the diseased heart of patients in end-stage heart (more…)

Mtg: Digital Relay Protection for Motors

by @ 10:19 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY February 17, 2009
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gregory B. Rauch, P.E., Matzinger-Keegan Inc. (MKI)
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Dinner to be individually ordered per Coco’s dinner menu plus 20% gratuity. No cost for the presentation.
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/0902-scv-pes+ias.pdf

Microprocessor-based digital protective relays revolutionized power system protection with their introduction in the early 1980â??s.? The primary advantages of digital relays (more…)

Mtg: PCIe-Attached Solid State Storage – The New Memory Tier

by @ 10:17 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 17, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: David Flynn, CTO, Fusion-io
Time: Networking at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Fusion-io CTO David Flynn will present technical details about how flash memory-based storage systems work, as well as how PCI Express is being used as a much faster access (more…)

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