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September 28, 2009

Mtg: Reverse Engineering in the Semiconductor Industry

by @ 4:29 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY November 16, 2009
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Randy Torrance, Chipworks
Time: Networking/Pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: Cadence Design Systems, Building 5, 2655 Seely Avenue, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas (scroll down)

The continuous drive of Moore’s law to increase the integration level of silicon chips has presented major challenges to the reverse engineer, obsolescing simple teardowns and demanding the (more…)

Mtg: Nanopackaging: Nanotechnologies in Microelectronics Packaging

by @ 4:28 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 11, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: James E. Morris, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Portland State University, and CPMT Society Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 if reserved by Nov 9; $30 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

While the electronics industry continues to look for the next nanoscale device to take over from the MOSFET, other nanotechnologies are already being developed for microelectronics packaging, primarily (more…)

Seminar: Impact of Packaging Materials and Processes on Device Soft Error Rates

by @ 4:24 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY October 30, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Electron Devices and Reliability Chapters, and ASQ Reliability Division
Speakers: from Cisco Systems, Honeywell, XIA, ASE, Sun Microsystems, and Medtronic
Time: Registration at 8:45 AM; Presentations and Panel from 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Cost: none
Place: Live on the Internet through WebEx; also in-person at Cisco Building O, 10 West Tasman Drive (at corner of N. First St), San Jose
RSVP: Required, by October 28, on our DoubleKnot site; on-site seating is limited
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Half-day Seminar with six talks:
“Impact of Substrate SOP on Flip Chip Soft Error Rates,” Rick Wong, Cisco Systems
“Progress Towards (more…)

September 26, 2009

Mtg: The Knowledge Transfer Bottleneck

by @ 8:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

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: Reserve at 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 be severely hampered, however, if that knowledge (more…)

Mtg: Towards Robotic Cars

by @ 8:12 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 1, 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 robotic cars.? Most of us use cars in our daily lives; yet cars are inefficient, unsafe, and environmentally wasteful.? Robotic technology promises to (more…)

Mtg: Intelligent Balance-Of-System (BOS) Electronics for Optimizing the Energy Output from Residential Solar Installations

by @ 8:11 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 30, 2009
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Ron Hadar, President and CEO, Tigo Energy
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Donations for food accepted
Place: Tigo Energy, Inc., 170 Knowles Drive, Suite 203, Los Gatos
RSVP: from link on the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Todayâ??s best solar installations are designed to maximize power output across the entire system.? Unfortunately because individual solar modules in a sub-array can perform very differently, the system is limited (more…)

September 25, 2009

Webinar: What are HR Professionals Looking For in a Resume? (IEEE-USA Employment & Career Strategies Forum)

by @ 2:30 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 29, 2009
IEEE USA
Moderator: Nathalie Thompson, Career Management Consultant with Right Management
Time: 11:00 AM PDT (1 hour)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from link on the website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars

Right Management is the talent and career management expert within Manpower, the global leader in employment services.? Come hear from a consultant from Right Management and learn what HR Professionals are (more…)

Webinar: Why Aren’t I Hired Yet? (IEEE-USA Employment & Career Strategies Forum)

by @ 2:27 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 22, 2009
IEEE USA
Moderator: Elizabeth Lions, author of Recession Proof Yourself!
Time: 11:00 AM PDT (1 hour)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from link on the website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars

The job market in 2009 can be frustrating and confusing to job seekers. The unemployment rate for U.S. electrical and electronics engineers hit a new record in the second quarter, while the unemployment rate for all engineers (more…)

September 24, 2009

Mtg: Solar Thermal Electric Power Generation

by @ 7:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY October 20, 2009
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Ohir Orr, BrightSource Energy
Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM; Dinner at 6 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE & ASME members, $15 for IEEE & ASME student members, $40 for non-members
Place: Scott’s Seafood Bar & Grill, in Jack London Square, 2 Broadway, Oakland
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.oebpes.org

Solar Thermal Electricity Generation (STEG) power plants are hybrid generation systems that use the energy from the sun concentrated to generate steam.? The steam is then sent to a conventional turbine to generate (more…)

STAR TREK – The Exhibition: Where Science Meets Science Fiction

by @ 7:37 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 28, 2009
TheTech Museum of Innovation (IEEE evening at TheTech)
Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (last entry: 7:30 PM)
Cost: $18 for IEEE members and adult guests, $15 for children 3-17
Place: TheTech Museum of Innovation, 201 South Market Street, San Jose
RSVP: Discount available with promotion code “IEEE”
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0910-startrek.pdf

You are invited to a private showing for IEEE, ASME and SVEC members (and families) only!? Members of any professional society belonging to SVEC (www.svec.org) qualify for this showing.? Purchase your tickets on-line (more…)

Mtg: Mature Products for Remote Training: Adobe’s Connect Pro

by @ 7:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY October 28, 2009
SCV Education Chapter
Speakers: Tyler White and Sean Mullen, Adobe Systems Inc.
Time: Pizza/drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Silicon Valley Technical Institute. 1762 Technology Drive, Suite 227, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/es

Adobe’s Connect Pro offers instant meeting access with no software downloads.? This talk will explore the feature space for robust training applications that provide sufficient value to be adopted by major corporations world-wide. (more…)

Mtg: Nehalem-EX: A 45nm, 8-core Enterprise Processor

by @ 2:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 15, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Stefan Rusu, Senior Principal Engineer, Intel’s Enterprise Microprocessor Group
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

This talk describes a 2.3B transistor, 8-core, 16-thread 64-bit Xeon® EX processor with an on-die 24MB shared L3 cache.? The processor is implemented in a 45nm, 9-metal high-K metal gate process.? Multiple clock and (more…)

September 21, 2009

Mtg: Detection of Information Flow and Anonymous Networking

by @ 12:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY October 12, 2009
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Lang Tong, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, and SPS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation recommended
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

In a wireless network, transmission activities can be easily monitored using simple devices.? Given the record of transmissions from a set of nodes, one may be able to assertain whether (more…)

Mtg: Robust Microwave Communications System Design for Remote Locations

by @ 11:43 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 8, 2009
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Edward Johnson, President, BanDao Associates, LLC
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Building 1 Lobby, Aristotle Room, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mtt/Events/Events.html

Microwave Point-to-Point Communications Networks have been with us for nearly 70 years.? Todayâ??s equipment and networks have evolved significantly to the point where equipment reliability (more…)

Mtg: Anybots’ New Telepresence Robot QB

by @ 11:28 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY October 21, 2009
SCV Control Systems, with Robotics and Automation Chapters
Speaker: Trevor Blackwell, Ph.D, Anybots
Time: Networking at 5:45 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Anybots Inc., 320 Pioneer Way, Mountain View
RSVP: By email to Ken Mathia, kmathia@gmail.com – (limited seating)
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

The speaker will present Anybotsâ?? new telepresence robot QB (see picture). The robot allows you to be two places at once.? You can put the robot anywhere with good Wi-Fi coverage and (more…)

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