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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

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

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

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

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

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

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…)

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