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June 2, 2009

Mtg: New Class of Silicon-Based Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems

by @ 10:13 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY June 25, 2009
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Tim Keating, V.P. of Marketing and Field Operations, Skyline Solar, Inc.
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: small donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Skyline Solar is developing a silicon-based PV system to reduce energy cost and improve scalability of solar energy. The system achieves high gain through a combination of high capacity factor and optical (more…)

Mtg: Autonomous Control in Unknown Environments: Making Robots Inquisitive

by @ 10:03 am. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY July 15, 2009
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Gabriel Hoffmann, Intelligent Systems Lab, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

Autonomous vehicles are able to perform a broad variety of tasks, yet interacting with unknown environments largely remains a challenge.? This talk examines the interaction between control actions and sensor (more…)

Mtg: MRAM: A New Spin

by @ 8:53 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY June 23, 2009
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Jian-Gang (Jimmy) Zhu, Data Storage Systems Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza at 7:00 PM, Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Although dubbed as the future universal memory, magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) has had limited commercial success, partly because the field-driven (more…)

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