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April 20, 2009

Ceremony: The IC at 50 Years (IEEE Milestone): Commemorative Plaque Unveiling

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY May 8, 2009
IEEE and the SCV Section, Computer History Museum, Chemistry Heritage Foundation
Speakers: Brian Halla, Gordon Moore, Jay Last, Lew Terman, Michael Riordan
Time: Park/Walk at 3:30 PM; Ceremony from 4:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Free Parking is provided by courtesy of Kehillah Jewish High School, 3900 Fabian Way, Palo Alto; ceremony at Original Fairchild site, 844 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required, but please access the parking information and full details
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0905-IC@50.pdf (3.5 MB)

Isaac Asimov, the great science and science-fiction writer, is reported to have once described the invention of the integrated circuit as â??the most important moment since man emerged as a life form.??? Strong words (more…)

Mtg: How the CyberKnife Utilizes Robotics and Image Guidance to Annihilate Cancer

by @ 2:51 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY May 20, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Michael Saracen, consultant
Time: Optional dinner at Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at Room M-114 at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Robots are commonplace in many industries today demonstrating the benefits reliability, precision and accuracy have to offer.? Medicine is entering a new age where it is starting (more…)

April 18, 2009

Mtg: Evaluating Alternative Energy Solutions and Their Impact on the Environment

by @ 9:45 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY April 23, 2009
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Energy Resources Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Networking & Pizza 6:00 PM, Presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: EventBrite on line registration
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

The discussion addresses a variety of alternative energy technologies and their impact on global warming, air pollution and energy security. It will examine some of the multidisciplinary (more…)

Mtg: Successful Consulting: Requirements for a Consulting Business

by @ 9:44 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY April 23, 2009
Keypoint Credit Union
Speaker: This seminar will be conducted by SCORE (Service Core of Retired Executives)
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint CU Community Center, 2805 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: register through website
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Mtg: Is Cu Wirebonding for Real?

by @ 9:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 23, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging & Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Jack Belani, Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Heraeus Inc.
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Feb. 24; $20 at door, no cost for presentation-only
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: via the Council’s DoubleKnot registration page
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The semiconductor packaging industry has attempted to use Cu wire in place of Au wire for several decades.? These attempts in the past have been made each time the industry was under severe (more…)

Webinar: Delivering During the Downturn: Engineering Management Strategies at Top IC Companies

by @ 9:42 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY April 23, 2009
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Alex Silbey, Director of Professional Services, Numetrics, and Shannon Johnston, Sr. Director of Professional Services & Support, Numetrics
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: IBM’s Smarter Planet Initiative

by @ 9:41 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY April 21, 2009
SF Communications? Chapter
Speaker: Lennart Frantzell, Sr. Consultant, Autonomic Computing, IBM
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco (free on-street parking after 6 PM)
RSVP: by email to Tim Ryan, timryan@ieee.org
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/san_francisco/comsoc

As the world becomes more and more global, integrated and “flat”, it is also facing an array of problems: a financial crisis, climate disruption, energy geopolitics, food supply hazards etc. ? This is coinciding with (more…)

Mtg: Nanotechnology-Enabled Solid State Lighting for Today and Tomorrow

by @ 9:39 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY April 21, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology, with Photonics (LEOS) Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Heng Liu, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, BridgeLux, Inc.
Time: Registration & light lunch 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: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Bridgelux is the first new, US-based light-emitting diode (LED) chip company in the past 20 years.? The Companyâ??s focus is bringing innovation to light by providing high power, energy-efficient (more…)

Mtg: Spintronics: Nanoscience and Nanoelectronics

by @ 9:38 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

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 (more…)

Mtg: Spintronics: Nanoscience and Nanoelectronics

by @ 9:37 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY April 20, 2009
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Hideo Ohno, Tohoku University, and 2009 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Berkeley
RSVP: at least 2 days in advance by email to peter.fischer@ieee.org
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

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 (more…)

Mtg: Hotspot Management and Micro-Refrigeration in Integrated Circuits

by @ 9:36 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY April 20, 2009
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter, with Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Ali Shakouri, School of Engineering, UC-Santa Cruz
Time: Fast food and drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence Design Systems, Building 5, 655 Seely Avenue, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Static and dynamic hot spots are one of the key factors limiting the performance and reliability of electronic devices and integrated circuits.? Various simulation and characterization (more…)

April 17, 2009

Mtg: Green Power & the Modern Grid

by @ 4:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY May 12, 2009
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Jerry Ramie, ARC Technical Resources, Inc.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.scvemc.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 â?? and renewable (more…)

Mtg: Clock and Data Recovery in High-Speed Wireline Communications

by @ 4:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 21, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Nikola Nedovic, Fujitsu Laboratories of America
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

This presentation reviews the basics of clock and data recovery circuits in high speed transceivers for optical communications, with focus on top-down design strategy from practical standpoint.? (more…)

Mtg: It’s a New Economy – Get a New Perspective on Your Finances

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY May 12, 2009
SF Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Speaker: Kathie Chappell, CRPC, Ameriprise Financial
Time: Pizza/drinks and Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Ameriprise Financial, 180 Montgomery St. Suite 1700 (17th floor), San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Oppong, sfgold.r6@gmail.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/san_francisco/gold

Like many people today, you may be concerned about the safety of your money and protecting the life youâ??ve made.? You need a fresh look at your financial picture so you can make the (more…)

Mtg: SmartGrid Evolution and the Role Standards will Play

by @ 9:39 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY May 14, 2009
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Chris Knudsen, Director, Technology Innovation Center, PG&E
Time: Presentation at Noon
Cost: none
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Office, 77 Beale St., Room 305, San Francisco
RSVP: by May 11 by email to John Joven, JRJJ@PGE.COM, 415-973-4873
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0905-sf-pes.pdf

The Obama administration is intending to invest close to 45 billion dollars to address renewable energy and a future “Smart Energy Grid” that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil.? An automated, (more…)

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