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April 9, 2009

e-GRID Google Calendar

by @ 8:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

e-GRID Google Calendar — NEW!
If you use Google Calendar, please incorporate our e-GRID listing. It’s an easy way to scan for upcoming evening talks and events and then add them to your own Calendar, with reminders of your choice. You can even invite your own friends to consider attending with you.
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Conf: HPC Adoption ’09 — High Performance Computing

by @ 8:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

High Performance Computing is changing the game
HPC Adoption ’09 — High Performance Computing [more]
Examining Technology and Business Drivers in a Data Driven World
– May 11-13, 2009 ? – Hyatt Regency Airport Hotel, Burlingame
– Sessions, exhibits, keynotes ? – Petascale Systems, Multi-core CPUs, GPUs
For senior-level technologists, managers, and business executives from the world’s leading companies and research institutions.
Sessions: ? – HPC Adoption Opportunity ? – Key Market and Industry Considerations ? – Perspectives from the National Labs ? – Beyond Multi-core Advanced Computational Platforms ? – Innovation Enablers
Attend the Preconference Symposium, Strategic Vision for Competitive HPC
Group discount; registration discount $100 through April 20:

Conf: Frontiers in Biomedical Devices

by @ 8:15 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

4th Annual ASME
Frontiers in Biomedical Devices [more]
— June 8-9, 2009 ? ? — Hyatt Regency, Irvine ? ? — Sessions, Exhibits
This conference and exhibition brings together leading authorities in the commercial and academic arenas of advanced bioengineering for devices and sensors.
Technical Tracks: ? -Cardiovascular ? – Orthopedics ? – Medical/Legal Issues ? – Advanced Technology ? – Diabetes ? – Stem Cell ? – Posters
Earlybird rates through April 15
More information:

Class: Energy Efficiency â?? Green Design Considerations

by @ 8:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays

SF Industry Applications Chapter 1-Day Seminar
Energy Efficiency â?? Green Design Considerations
? ? — Friday, May 15, 2009 ? ? — Marriott Hotel, Pleasanton
— 8:30 AM â?? 4:40 PM (breakfast at 8 AM) ? ? — Marriott Hotel, Pleasanton
Five Very Big Green Topics with 7 speakers: ? ? – Low-Voltage Transformers ? ? – Life-Cycle Cost Analysis ? ? – Photo-Voltaic Design ? ? – Lighting Control and the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards ? ? – Practical Guide to Energy Efficient Design
BONUS – Each attendee receives these two books: ? “Practical Photovoltaics: Electricity from Solar Cells” ? and “Life-Cycle Costing for Facilities”
– Only $225 ? ? – Discount for multiple company registrations
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Class: Power Transformers and Fluid Diagnostics

by @ 8:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

Technical Training Course
Power Transformers and Fluid Diagnostics Seminars
? ? — June 8-11, 2009 ? ? — Argonaut Hotel, Fisherman’s Wharf, SF
Maintaining and assessing the integrity of the critical component that dictates the life of a power transformer – the insulation system – plus a guided visit through Delta Star Inc., a manufacturer of power transformers and mobile substations. All aspects of dielectric fluid testing, maintenance and evaluation, include DGA for power transformers, LTCs, OCBs, Bushings, Oil Quality Assessment, Corrosive Sulfur and Natural Ester fluids.
This 4-day technical course is designed for engineering, operations and maintenance personnel who have responsibility for purchasing, operating, maintaining and replacing power transformers.
– Both Seminars: $1150, through May 8 ? ? – $50 discount, for IEEE members
– Several low-cost seats for unemployed
Visit or contact Sybil Jakob

Class: The Advanced World of Photovoltaics

by @ 8:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

Santa Clara University Graduate School of Engineering:
Emerging Topics in Engineering One-Day Program – April 27

The Advanced World of Photovoltaics (PV) [more]
The solar cell is the heart of photovoltaic systems â?? the device that converts sunlight to electricity. First demonstrated in the early 1950â??s, solar cells have undergone substantial evolution, with the best providing over 40% efficiency in the laboratory and over 20% in mass production. The objective is to provide an overview of recent trends in photovoltaics. This session covers advanced topics including improvements in solar cell design and manufacturing processes that lead to higher efficiency and lower cost, various thin film approaches, and concentrator cells and optics.
Topics included:
? â?¢ Efficiency limits of solar cells ? â?¢ High efficiency silicon solar cell designs ? â?¢ Thin film approaches (Module design and manufacturing, Amorphous and micro-crystal silicon, CIGS, CdTe) ? â?¢ Concentrator cells and optics ? â?¢ Future approaches, including third generation and organic.
Register on the SCU Engineering website,? or contact Olivia Jenq,

Seminar: Green Reliability – What Comes Next?

by @ 8:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

IEEE Reliability Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter
Green Reliability Seminar/Webinar – What Comes Next? [more]
— FRIDAY, May 8, 2009 ? — Reg’n at 8:30 AM, Program 9:00 AM – Noon
— De Anza College, Cupertino ? ? — no cost
Four talks: ? — “Getting the Bang: Green Agile Solutions Designed for Eco-Environmental Impact,” Dr. Cheemin BoLinn, Peritus Partners ? — “The End of Redundancy: Alternative Methods for Achieving High Reliability,” Dr. Alan Wood, Sun Microsystems ? — “Globally Optimized Robust System Design,” Subhasish Mitra, Stanford University ? — “EDA Usage in Reliability Aspects of Green Technology,” Bryan Stallard, Ops A La Carte
See website for speakers, registration, and also for simulcast Webinar details.

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Conf: International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop

by @ 8:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

3rd Annual ESDA
International Electrostatic Discharge Workshop [more]
— May 18-21, 2009 ? ? — Stanford Sierra Conf Center, Lake Tahoe
— 4 included seminars ? — 6 Sessions ? — SIG reports
IEW is a unique environment for envisioning, developing and sharing ESD design and test technology for present and future semiconductor applications — robust design, ESD protection for state-of-the-art ICs, systems, SOC and SIP applications. Experience close interactions with your peers at technical seminars, presentations, moderated discussion group meetings.
Topics: ? – System-Level ESD ? – Modeling, Simulation, and Tools ? – Advanced Device Phenomena ? – Test Methods and Tester Effects ? – plus Poster Sessions, Industry Council Update, more
Full information and registration:
Advance Registration still available; fee includes room and all meals.

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