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April 28, 2009

Mtg:ELECTRIC: a Multithreaded Integrated-Circuit Design System

by @ 6:53 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 4, 2009
IEEE Monterey Bay Subsection, with Circuits and Systems
Speaker: Dr. Steven M. Rubin, Sun Labs
Time: Networking and food at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none ($2 for parking)
Place: UC Santa Cruz, Room 180, Engineering Bldg 2, Santa Cruz
RSVP:by email to Marcelo Siero, siero@ee.com
Web: www.ee.com/electric

The Electric VLSI Design System is an open-source circuit-design system that has been used for decades to make integrated circuit (IC) chips.? Written in 1982, it predates most commercial circuit (more…)

Mtg: A Low-Power 60GHz Transceiver with Integrated Baseband Circuitry

by @ 6:31 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 18, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Cristian Marcu, Berkeley Wireless Research Center
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

With mobile devices becoming more powerful and including more storage than ever before, new applications are emerging that require fast wireless data transfers while (more…)

April 26, 2009

Mtg: From Calculators to Street Lights: The Future of LED’s

by @ 8:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 26, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Bill Orner, VP Engineering, OptoElectronix
Time: Pizza + networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5: non-members – $10: IEEE Student members – free
Place: Madrone Room, Hewlett Packard, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Mtg: The Promise of Solar Concentrators

by @ 4:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 20, 2009
SCV Power & Energy, and Industry Applications Chapters
Speaker: Steve Horn, CTO & Cofounder, SolFocus
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 nonmembers, $10.00 students (no cost for 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/0905-scv-pes.pdf

By concentrating sunlight onto a small area of high-efficiency solar cell material, concentrator systems dramatically reduce the amount of expensive and often supply-constrained solar material used (more…)

Mtg: Are You Ready to Ship Your Products to Mexico and South America?

by @ 3:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY April 30, 2009
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Bill Holz, TUV Rheinland of North America
Time: Dinner (optional) at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: no-host dinner; none, for talk
Place: Dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; meeting at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

In this economy you cannot afford to leave any markets untapped!? In this presentation you will discover what you need to be able to ship your products to Mexico and (more…)

Mtg: Comparison of Industrial-Strength Applications for Web-based Training

by @ 3:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY April 30, 2009
SCV Education Chapter
Speaker: David Craven, Product Knowledge business unit, Lam Research Corp
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Silicon Valley Technical Institute, 1762 Technology Drive, Suite 227, San Jose
RSVP: by email to Erin Thomas, info@svtii.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/es

With the economic crunch in full swing, many companies are looking for ways of carrying on business and still reducing costs.? Cutting back on travel expenses is (more…)

Mtg: The Challenges and Rewards of Petascale Clusters

by @ 3:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 30, 2009
OEB Computer Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Mark Seager, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Chevron (Bldg Bishop Ranch 1-X, Conference room #1220-1240 auditorium), 6101 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon
RSVP: by 4/27 by email to Bill DeHope, dehope1@llnl.gov,
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0904-oeb-cs.pdf

Building, integrating and using petascale systems have many challenges including system power and cooling, system stability, scalablity, simulation environment and (more…)

Mtg: Livescribe: Transcribing from Handwriting to Computer

by @ 3:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY April 28, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Dan Keller, VP Engineering) and Byron Connell,Chief Marketing Officer, Livescribe
Time: Pizza, Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members $5, non-menbers $10, students free
Place: HP Cupertino (Madrone Room), 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Learn about how a pen can help you never miss a word when writing notes during a meeting.

Mtg: Applying Digital Relays To Enhance Industrial Power System Protection

by @ 3:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY April 28, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gregory B. Rauch, P.E., Matzinger-Keegan, Inc.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco (near Embarcadero BART)
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, SFDPW, frank.sylvester@sfdpw.org, 415.558.4591
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0904-sf-ias.pdf

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

Mtg: Engineers’ Survival Guide to the Service Economy

by @ 3:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY April 28, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Jacky Hood, Foothill College, engineer and author
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

In the United States, 86% of employment is now in the services sector, with 10% in manufacturing and 4% in agriculture. This Services Revolution has had as much impact (more…)

Mtg: Ultrafast Magnetization Dynamics in GdFeCo: System with Tunable Angular Momentum

by @ 2:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY April 27, 2009
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. A. Kirilyuk, Institute for Molecules and Materials Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Bldg 2-100B, Berkeley
RSVP: at least 2 days in advance by email to peter.fischer@ieee.org
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Many peculiarities of the magnetization dynamics are related to the fact that a certain amount of angular momentum is associated with each magnetic moment.? A typical (more…)

April 23, 2009

Mtg: IC Power and Variability: Challenges and Solutions

by @ 7:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 12, 2009
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Subramanian “Shiva” Ramesh, GreenSys Technologies
Time: Social/pizza at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Using his extensive industry knowledge and experience, Dr. Ramesh will discuss the? power and variability challenges facing the industry and some of the approaches to quantitatively (more…)

April 22, 2009

Mtg: Problems Of The Existing Electrical Grid and the Features of a Modern Grid Architecture

by @ 4:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY May 20, 2009
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Jerry Ramie, ARC Technical Resources, Inc.
Time: Social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5
Place: Siemens Energy and Automation Inc, Ste. 300, 25821 Industrial Blvd., Hayward
RSVP: by email to rsvp@oebpes.org
Web: www.oebpes.org

The existing power grid is aging, overloaded, unstable and incapable of meeting the power quality needs of an Information Economy.? This fast-moving overview of the modern grid, and renewable (more…)

April 21, 2009

Webinar: Virtual Prototyping for Design Analysis of Piezoelectric Transducers and Transducer Arrays

by @ 4:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 6, 2009
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Dr. Richard O’Leary and Andrew Tweedie, University of Strathclyde
Time: Presentation 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: On the Web (also available on a delayed basis)
RSVP: from SPECTRUM website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webcasts

Mtg: Wafer-Level Packaging â?? Next Turn in the Road

by @ 4:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 10, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Di Stefano
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 if reserved by June 8; $30 at door (no cost for presentation)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: via the DoubleKnot registration page, from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Wafer Level Packaging has long been the promised land of semiconductor manufacturing, but to many it seems we are still in the wilderness.? The promise is as attractive as ever and even more so in an economic environment where (more…)

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