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June 12, 2009

Mtg: A Low-Power 60GHz Transceiver with Integrated Baseband Circuitry

by @ 9:22 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 18, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Cristian Marcu, Berkeley Wireless Research Center
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

With mobile devices becoming more powerful and including more storage than ever before, new applications are emerging that require fast wireless data transfers while consuming very (more…)

Mtg: Miniaturized Confocal Microscope for Early Detection of Cancer

by @ 9:16 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY June 17, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Christopher H. Contag, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner, new location: Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); Presentation in 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

The earliest malignant lesions are microscopic in size and may be characterized abnormal cell surface markers and disrupted microanatomy. The challenge for early detection of cancer (more…)

Mtg: Nano-Solar Cells: Solar Cells of the Future with Nanotechnology

by @ 9:15 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 16, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jeongwon Park, Applied Materials
Time: Registration and light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: $5 for IEEE members/students, $10 for non-members
Place: National Semiconductor, Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

This seminar will introduce you to current solar cell technologies that are based on nanotechnology.? In particular, traditional silicon-based solar cells are described and compared with (more…)

Webcast: PGI x64+GPU Fortran & C99 Compilers

by @ 9:14 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 16, 2009
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Michael Wolfe, Compiler Engineer, The Portland Group
Time: Presentation at 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the web
RSVP: register on the SPECTRUM website
Web: www.spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/65476

Mtg: Renewable Energy

by @ 9:13 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY June 15, 2009
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. William Kao, University of California, Clean Technology Institute
Time: Networking/Pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: Cadence Design Systems, Building 5, 655 Seely Avenue, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

This talk will cover the fundamentals, individual opportunities, challenges and limitations of each of the seven major clean, renewable energies: solar, wind, hydro, biomass, ocean (tidal, and wave), and geothermal.
In his inaugural address on January 20 this year, President Barack Obama re-affirmed his new Administrationâ??s commitment to address climate change through additional development of renewable energy. A key passage of the speech reads: â??We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories.â??
The plan is to invest in alternative and renewable energy, reduce demand for foreign oil, address climate change and create millions of new jobs.? The Obama â??New Energy for America planâ?? aims to help create five million new jobs by strategically investing US $150 billion over the next decade, ensure 10% of US electricity comes from renewable sources by 2012, and 25% by 2025 and implement an economy-wide cap-and-trade scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.
Some topics covered will be concentrating solar power systems, thin film solar PV cells, biomass and biofuels, wind turbines, hydroelectric power, ocean thermal energy and ocean mechanical energy from tides and waves, and geothermal heat and electricity.
The talk will also cover briefly the global emissionâ??s Kyoto Protocol, and the California Solar Initiative.

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