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August 28, 2009

Mtg: Virtual Tour of the National Ignition Facility

by @ 9:42 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY September 1, 2009
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Wisoff, National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: Networking/Pizza Social at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: via the website, for food quantity
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

The National Ignition Facility (NIF), the world’s largest and highest-energy laser system, is now fully operational at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL).? NIF is now (more…)

August 26, 2009

Event: Outdoor Paintballing at Los Gatos Pursuit

by @ 12:31 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY September 19, 2009
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Info: No paintballing experience needed, level will be introductory. Arrive at 10AM for safety briefing.
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Cost: $40 for IEEE members, $45 for nonmembers (includes gun, helmet, ammo, pizza lunch)
Place: Los Gatos Persuit, Bear Creek Rd and Skyline Blvd, Los Gatos
RSVP: through website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/gold

Seminar: License Your Technology to Fortune 500 Companies

by @ 12:28 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

Seminar for Inventors
— Half-day Seminar ? ? ? — Complementary admission
— Saturday September 19, 2009 ? ? ? — Hyatt Hotel, Santa Clara
Award-winning inventor Stephen Key has licensed over 20 products in the past 30 years to some of the largest companies in the world. Learn the steps and techniques to license your technology into any industry. ? ? Learn: ? – The power of patents: Leveraging your intellectual property. ? – Prototypes: Looks like, works like, what is required. ? – Contacts: Building the right team. ? – Licensing agreements: term sheets, royalty rates, minimum guarantees and improvement clauses.
No charge for this seminar. See the website for more information and to sign up. Seating is limited. Visit www.e-grid.net/conf/ir.html

Mtg: Medium Voltage VFD Technology

by @ 7:41 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY September 16, 2009
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Art Kerchner, MV Products, Rockwell Automation
Time: Light dinner and presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Rockwell Automation, 3000 Executive Parkway, Suite 210, San Ramon
RSVP: by email to rsvp@oebpes.org
Web: www.oebpes.org

Medium Voltage VFDâ??s have been applied to wide variety of applications over the last 40 years. As the drives become more popular in commercial and industrial use, manufacturers have (more…)

Mtg: Challenges Impeding the Application of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS)

by @ 6:27 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY September 10, 2009
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Chad Partridge, President, Sensing Systems, Inc.
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University – Silicon Valley,? Room 118 (West wing), Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

As public awareness and, in turn, demand of Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) is increasing, regulatory challenges are limiting applications and leaving would-be suppliers and users (more…)

Mtg: Hazard Tracking System â?? Purpose, Design & Implementation

by @ 6:06 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 22, 2009
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Jon Derickson, Product Safety Manager, BAE Systems
Time: Optional dinner at 5:30 PM at El Torito; Program at 7:00 PM at Applied Materials
Cost: none, for meeting (no-host dinner)
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

Product safety standards are moving towards using â??Hazard Based Safety Engineering??? principles, instead of prescriptive constructions.? For that approach to be feasible, (more…)

Mtg: The Knowledge Transfer Bottleneck

by @ 5:46 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY October 1, 2009
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Steve Bockman, founder, North Bay Agile SIG
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM; Light dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: Light Dinner: $10 (IEEE member), $13 (non member) – Cash or check at the door; add $3 without reservation
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave (near Lawrence Expy and 101), Sunnyvale
RSVP: through the website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

In software development there are many ways to transfer the knowledge about how to build a product to the people who do the actual building.? Production can (more…)

August 25, 2009

Mtg: High-Performance Distributed Robot Control over Ethernet

by @ 8:48 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 17, 2009? (was shown as 9/16 earlier)
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Curt Meyers, Willow Garage
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: CMU-West, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scv/css

August 24, 2009

Webcast: Robotics and Academic Research

by @ 4:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 17, 2009
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Jeannie Falcon, Principal Engineer for Control and Simulation, National Instruments Academic Relations
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: through website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/758689

Mtg: Sensing EEG Signals in Consumer Devices: Introducing the Brain to Main Street

by @ 8:42 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 9, 2009
SCV Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Sullivan, NeuroSky Inc.
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Board Room, Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Brian.Lee@ieee.org or 408-201-1976
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ims

Electroencephalography (EEG) is the measurement of voltages on the scalp caused by activity within the brain that is commonly applied to treatment and assessment in traditional medical fields.? In this presentation, the (more…)

Mtg: Marvell’s SheevaPlug and Plug-Computing Initiative

by @ 7:34 am. 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 and even connects via (more…)

August 22, 2009

Mtg: Wider Applications for 3D Accelerometer MEMS: Sensing, Gaming, Therapy

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 14, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speakers: Ed Brachocki, Kionix; Richard Smith and Susan Feighery, Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM; Three presentations at 7:15 PM (note this earlier time)
Cost: $25 if reserved by Oct. 10; $30 at door (no cost for presentations)
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

Brachocki: Advances in inertial sensor integration — through embedded solutions, embedded intelligence and integrated sensing — are driving new motion-based products and applications. Two of these applications, Gaming and Healthcare, are merging (more…)

August 21, 2009

Mtg: Human Body Flight — Come Indoor Skydive with Us!

by @ 3:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 2, 2009
SF Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Coordinator: Frank Oppong, SF GOLD Chair
Time: THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL
Cost: no more spots …
Place: iFly SF Bay, 31310 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Union City, iflysfbay.com
RSVP: Required, by email to Frank, at mailto:sfgold.r6@gmail.com

iFly SF Bay vertical wind tunnel, indoor skydiving offers you endless excitement, adrenaline and adventure!? iFly SF Bay gives you the flight experience of a lifetime at our attraction centrally located in the San Francisco (more…)

August 18, 2009

Mtg: Sub-Harmonically Pumped Mixer Circuit Designs

by @ 4:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 10, 2009
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Bert Henderson, Cobham Sensor Systems
Time: Refreshments and Social at 6:00; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Main-building, Aristotle Room, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mtt

Sub-harmonically pumped (SHP) mixers are important contributors to solving critical frequency conversion problems in systems.? The most prevalent device technologies use Schottky anti-parallel diode pair (APDP), (more…)

Mtg: Digital 3D – From Theater to Home

by @ 1:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 27, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Gary Sasaki, President, DIGDIA
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
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Digital 3D is the talk of the town in multiple industries from theater, broadcast, consumer electronics and more.? Why now?? How does it work?? Who is doing what?? What are some of the remaining challenges?

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