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June 19, 2009

Webcast: 2009 IEEE Honors Ceremony: Celebrating 125 Years of Engineering the Future

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THURSDAY June 25, 2009
IEEE.tv
Hosts: John R. Vig, 2009 IEEE President, with Pedro A. Ray, 2009 IEEE President-Elect
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee.org/portal/pages/about/awards/HonorsCeremony/2009hc.html

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

by @ 2:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Skyline Solar Inc. 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 (more…)

Mtg: Increasing Renewable Generation in California â?? A Key to Meeting California and US Carbon Reduction Targets

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WEDNESDAY June 24, 2009
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Barney Speckman, Vice President of Energy and Power Systems, Nexant
Time: 12:00 Noon
Cost: none
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Office, Room 305, 77 Beale St., San Francisco
RSVP: by June 22 by email to John Joven, JRJJ@PGE.COM, 415-973-4873
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0906-sf-pes.pdf

The California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission unanimously agree with California Air Resources Boardâ??s recommendation to adopt requirements (more…)

Mtg: International Trade Issues for Engineers

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TUESDAY June 23, 2009
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Deep SenGupta, Trade & Customs Advisory Services, FedEx
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito at 5:30 PM; Presentation at Applied Materials 7:00 PM
Cost: none, for presentation
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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Does your work involve the import or export of goods?? International trade rules are different around the world.? Learn how to avoid delays to your supply chain, overpayment of customs (more…)

Mtg: Storing Your Life: Consumer Digital Storage – Personal, Shared, Hierarchical, Virtual

by @ 1:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 23, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members, free for students, CES members
Place: HP Madrone Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

This presentation discusses the drivers for consumer digital storage, the different mobile and static usage models for digital storage in consumer devices and the resulting consumer storage hierarchy. (more…)

Mtg: Magnetic RAM (MRAM): A New Spin

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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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

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

Webinar: Making the Electric Grid Smarter, Stronger, Greener, and More Secure

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TUESDAY June 23, 2009
Speaker: Dr. Massoud Amin, Director, Center for the Development of Technological Leadership, University of Minnesota
Time: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, PDT
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: register on the GoToMeeting website
Web: www2.gotomeeting.com/register/247597690

The North American Electric Grid is considered to be the worldâ??s largest machine as well as one of the 20th centuryâ??s greatest technological achievements.? However, this same magnificent grid (more…)

Mtg: Magnetic RAM (MRAM): A New Spin

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TUESDAY June 23, 2009
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Jian-Gang (Jimmy) Zhu, Data Storage Systems Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: Presentation at 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: UC-Berkeley
RSVP: please reply by email to Peter Fischer, PJFischer@lbl.gov
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

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

Mtg: Adaptive Learning in a World of Projections

by @ 1:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY June 22, 2009
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Sergios Theodoridis, Technical University of Athens, Greece
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

The task of parameter/function estimation has been at the center of scientific attention for a long time and it comes under different names such as filtering, prediction, beamforming, curve fitting, (more…)

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