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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

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,, (925) 463-7115

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

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,

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,,

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

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,, 415.558.4591

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

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

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…)

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