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July 22, 2009

Mtg: Utility Communications for the Modern Grid

by @ 10:16 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY July 28, 2009
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Jerry Ramie, ARC Technical Resources, Inc.
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: California PUC Building, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: By email to Tim Ryan, timryan@ieee.org
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

The existing power grid is aging, overloaded, unstable and incapable of meeting the power quality needs of an Information Economy.? This fast moving overview of the modern grid, and renewable energy’s (more…)

Mtg: User-Centered Innovation for Tomorrow’s User Interfaces

by @ 10:14 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY July 28, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Jean-Claude Junqua, Managing Director, Panasonic San Jose Laboratory
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

In the digital era, innovative products and services are often characterized by an increased complexity in technology and functionality.? This increase in complexity has resulted in a shift towards User Centered (more…)

Webcast: IEEE President-Elect Candidates Debate – streamed live from Piscataway

by @ 10:13 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY July 27, 2009
IEEE TV
Speakers: President-Elect candidates J. Roberto Boisson de Marca, Moshe Kam and Joseph V. Lillie will answer questions submitted by IEEE members
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: on the Web (and on-demand later from the website)
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee.tv

Mtg: Introduction to Palm webOS: Building Applications for the Mobile Web

by @ 9:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 22, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Mitch Allen, VP and Software CTO, Palm Inc.
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

It would be hard to miss the sweeping changes going on with mobile application development.? The convergence of mobile phones and the web is driving the next generation of application as mobile web applications, (more…)

July 17, 2009

Mtg: Synthesis and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers

by @ 7:18 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY July 21, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Brett A. Cruden, Ph.D., NASA Ames University Affiliated Research Center
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM, Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5, Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: via the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Carbon nanotubes have generated significant interest in recent years due to their remarkable physical properties, being stiffer than diamond, higher yield strengths than any other material, thermal (more…)

Mtg: Embedded Passives: Methodologies and Opportunities for Implementation

by @ 1:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 24, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: John Savic, Cisco Systems
Time: Optional lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Sept 21; $20 at door (no cost for presentation)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: via the DoubleKnot registration page, from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Embedded Passives (EP) has evolved over the last several years, demonstrating value as a versatile means for enhancing the functionality of the PWB by improving circuit performance, simplifying assembly (more…)

Mtg: Marvell’s SheevaPlug and Plug-Computing Initiative

by @ 1:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 25, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Simon Milner, VP & General Manager, Marvell Semiconductor, Inc
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

Marvell has introduced its SheevaPlug, along with its Plug Computing initiative.? Targeted toward developers and small businesses, the new plug computer is small and powerful â?? itâ??s the size of a normal plug (more…)

July 10, 2009

IEEE Family Picnic

by @ 2:24 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

SUNDAY July 19, 2009
SF Bay Area Council
Activities: Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Horseshoes, Badminton, Croquet for adults; Bounce House, Animal Farmyard, Face Painting, more for kids
Time: Meet at the Farm from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM (or whichever portion you can make), lunch from Noon – 2:00 PM
Cost: Subsidized for IEEE Members: $20 (plus $10 for each guest)
Place: Ardenwood Historic Park, 34600 Ardenwood Blvd, Fremont
RSVP: via the website
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0907-fam-picnic.html

Symposium: The Future for Hand-Held Devices

by @ 2:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY July 18, 2009
SCV Computer Chapter
Speakers: Chris Chamberlain of Cisco, Dr. Whitfield Diffie of Sun Microsystems, Jun Rao of IBM Almaden, more
Time: Registration at 8:30 AM; presentations from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: $60 for IEEE/NATEA members, $65 for non-members, $30 for students. Lunch is included.
Place: Braun Auditorium at Stanford University
RSVP: via the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/computer

The marvels of hand held devices are emerging. Integrated with our lives are smart cell phones.? In addition to voice communication, we use it to text message, to play games, and to search (more…)

Tour: Trans Bay Cable Project 400 MW High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) System

by @ 2:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY July 16, 2009
OEB Power & Energy, with SF Industry Applications Chapters?
Speaker: Siemens staff. The tour is limited to 30 people. Wear clothing suitable for a construction site and bring a hard hat if you have one.
Time: Presentation at 10:30 AM (includes lunch); Depart to tour at 11:45 AM; Tour from Noon – 1:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members, $15 for the first 5 IEEEstudent members, $35 for non-members
Place: Liberty Hotel Restaurant, 200 E 3rd St, Pittsburg
RSVP: Reservations are required due to limitations on tour size. By email to rsvp@oebpes.org
Web: www.oebpes.org

Siemens will provide a presentation on the system and a walking tour around the converter station.? While still under construction, the various systems and subsystems are already installed.? (more…)

Mtg: Autonomous Control in Unknown Environments: Making Robots Inquisitive

by @ 2:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

We first discuss the control system for an autonomous automobile from the DARPA Grand challenge, “Stanley”, which traverses unknown environments and adapts its speed to maintain the (more…)

Mtg: Wireless Autonomous Transducer Solutions for Healthcare Applications

by @ 2:19 pm. Filed under BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY July 14, 2009
SCV Electron Devices, with Circuits and Systems Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Sywert Brongersma, Principal Researcher, IMEC, Belgium
Time: Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Wireless sensor and actuator systems monitor physical or environmental conditions and are able to initiate an appropriate response to external stimuli if so required. They are indispensable for (more…)

Mtg: WiMax Progress: Standards and Deployment in Taiwan and the World

by @ 2:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY July 13, 2009
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ching-Tarng Hsieh, Director of the WiMAX Forum Taiwan Office
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: ITRI USA meeting room, 2880 Zanker Road, Suite 109, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0907-scv-comsoc.pdf

WiMAX (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access? has been on the spotlight of global wireless industry for several years.? Compared to other broadband wireless technologies, WiMAX is the (more…)

July 7, 2009

Mtg: Understanding the Content of Complex Signals: Neurological and Analog

by @ 3:20 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY July 30, 2009
SCV Computational Intelligence Chaper
Speaker: Charles (Chuck) Jorgensen, NASA Ames
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley, Room 109, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cis

There are many dimensions across which human communication occurs. The NASA Neuro Engineering Laboratory has been involved in basic research studying alternatives to standard auditory (more…)

Mtg: Towards Robotic Cars

by @ 2:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY October 1, 2009 (was earlier listed as September 10, 2009)
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Sebastian Thrun, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Dept, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

This talk will introduce the audience to the fascinating world of robotics cars.? Most of us use cars in our daily lives; yet cars are inefficient, unsafe, and environmentally wasteful.? Robotic technology (more…)

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