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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

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

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

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

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

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

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…)

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