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May 2, 2009

Seminar: Hacking Your Professional Communication Style

by @ 10:49 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

SATURDAY May 9, 2009
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD), with Women in Engineering (WIE) chapters
Instructor: Steven Cerri, Career Coach/Consultant
Time: Registration and breakfast at 8:30 AM; Seminar from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Cost: Early registration: $35 for IEEE Members, $40 for Nonmembers, $15 for Unemployed IEEE Member, $20 for other Unemployed. $60 at the door
Place: Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: by April 28 for best rates (higher fee after), using EventBrite from our website
Preview: YouTube, “Influencing Without Authority,”

Short Course: RF and Microwave Design Challenges in Wireless Transceivers

by @ 10:48 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

SATURDAY May 9, 2009
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speakers: Eight presentations on WiFi, WiMAX, Bluetooth transceivers
Time: Registration and breakfast at 7:45 AM; Short Course from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: $75 for IEEE Members, $80 for Nonmembers ($40 for Retirees and Unemployed, free for Students and Unemployed IEEE Members)
Place: SLAC, 2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park
RSVP: by April 25 (higher fee after)

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

by @ 10:47 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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
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Mtg: 4th Generation Cellular Technology: Features, Benefits and Challenges of LTE

by @ 10:44 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

THURSDAY May 7, 2009
Monterey Bay Subsection
Speaker: Tom McKay, Tidal microWave LLC
Time: Food/social 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,

In March 2009, the global 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) released specifications for LTE, the first all internet-protocol wireless wide-area (more…)

Mtg: Great Project Managers: Delivering Value and Results; Earning Influence and Respect

by @ 10:43 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY May 7, 2009
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Cinda Voegtli, Founder and CEO,
Time: Guided Networking 6:30 PM, Sandwiches/sodas at 7:15 PM, Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 (IEEE member), $13 (non member) Cash or check at the door; add $3 without reservation
Place: Sunnyvale Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Avenue, Sunnyvale
RSVP: use website link

For a project manager in high tech, what makes the difference in how you’re perceived and what you can achieve? Where on this spectrum do (more…)

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

by @ 10:41 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY May 6, 2009
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

Mtg: Recent Advances in Coherent Receiver Design for High Speed Long Haul Optical Communications

by @ 10:40 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY May 5, 2009
SCV Photonics (Lasers and Electro Optics) Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Christian Malouin, Opnext Subsystems
Time: Networking/Pizza Social 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: use web link for EventBrite

Recent advances in coherent receiver design applied to high speed (40Gbps and 100Gbps) core optical communications networks will be presented, along with a brief historical (more…)

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