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September 3, 2009

Mtg: Designing a CMOS Wireless System-on-a-Chip

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

THURSDAY September 17, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: David Su, Atheros Communications
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E, Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

This talk describes the design of CMOS system-on-a-chip for wireless communications.? RF transceiver building blocks for signal amplification, frequency (more…)

AdvancedTCA/MicroTCA Summit

by @ 8:46 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

Bringing today’s computing power to embedded applications
AdvancedTCA/MicroTCA Summit [more]
– October 27-29, 2009 ? – Santa Clara Convention Center
AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA are the open-standard modular COTS platforms, revolutionizing the industry. Learn how you can reduce equipment costs and development time while making systems more flexible and more maintainable. ? ? Summit themes include creating standards-based telecom equipment, reducing equipment cost and development time, and making equipment more flexible and more maintainable.
Topics: ? – High-availability systems ? – System development ? – IP telephony ? – Switch fabrics ? – Storage ? – MicroTCA ? – Cooling ? – Power distribution ? – System interfaces ? – Wireless applications ? – Hot-swapping ? – Software ? – Platform management
Reduced Fees through October 22nd — save $500. For more information: .

Sprint Open Developer Conference

by @ 8:45 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

Learn.? Code.? Deliver.? All on the Sprint Now Network
Sprint Open Developer Conference ? [more]
– October 26-28, 2009 ? – Santa Clara Convention Center
All application developers and content providers are encouraged to attend to learn how to leverage the full suite of open development capabilities available from Sprint. Focus on Mobile: Palm Pre, Android, Java, OSGI, RIM Blackberry, Web, Windows Mobile. ? Monetize Your Content: Lightning Pitches, Strategies, Support ? Network/Product Capabilities: LBS, Messaging, M2M / Embedded, 4G ? ALSO: ? – Partner Pavilion ? – Lightning Pitches ? – Developer Sandbox ? – After-Hours Coding Camps ? – Blogging Lounge ? – UI Design Clinics
Only $250 Early Bird pricing â?? Save $100 through September 15! To register, visit

ARM TechCon and Exhibition

by @ 8:44 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

Get 3X the Solutions for your ARM-Powered Designs
ARM TechCon3 and Exhibition [more]
— October 21-23, 2009 ? ? — Santa Clara Convention Center
— Panels, Training Workshops ? ? — Exhibits
A technical, engineering-oriented event organized by the ARM Partner ecosystem for engineers exploring or currently developing ARM hardware, software and systems design. ? ? THREE PROGRAM FOCUS AREAS: ? – Energy Efficiency and Design ? – Internet Everywhere ? – MCU and Tools
Keynote Talks: Opening Keynote Speaker: T.J. Rodgers, president & CEO, Cypress Semiconductor, and on the board of SunPower Corp. â?¦ plus keynotes from ARM, Mozilla,and CalTrans.
Save $200 through Sept. 30th â?? only $495 for a full 3-day conference pass! ? A free Exhibition-Only pass includes access to the exhibits, keynotes, special industry training sessions, and special events.

Localization World Conference & Exhibits

by @ 8:43 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

Theme: Know-how for Global Success
Localization World Conference & Exhibits [more]
— October 20-22, 2009 ? ? — Santa Clara Convention Center
Attendees from more than 30 countries will learn about globalization best practices and the latest innovations in localization and international Web development from companies who are market leaders in international business. ? Four Distinct Tracks:
Global Business Best Practices: Experienced
business people provide practical insights for companies that want to venture with confidence into new international markets.
Localization Core Competencies: An introductory track for companies that need to localize, but are unsure where to start.
Advanced Localization Management: This track, the heart of Localization World, continues to provide the latest information on trends, processes, technologies and influences that shape the world of localization.
Managing Global Websites: Leading companies, each with an outstanding web presence, offer their expertise for launching and maintaining a worldwide web platform.
Save $100 through Sept. 15! Academic discounts. Plan to attend … ?

Electromagnetic Compatibility Mini-Symposium

by @ 8:41 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

Santa Clara Valley EMC Chapter
Electromagnetic Compatibility Mini-Symposium
â?? October 15-16, 2009 ? ? â?? Hilton Hotel, Santa Clara
Day 1: Proper PCB Design for Signal Integrity and EMC Control with Dr. Bruce Archambeault: ? – Introduction to General SI/EMC ? – The Ground Myth ? – Where Does the Current Flow? ? – Pseudo-Differential Nets ? – Return Current Spread ? – I/O Filter Design ? – Power Integrity & Decoupling Power/Ground planes ? – Mixed-mode PCB design ? – SI and EMC issues for high speed differential cables ? – Signal Integrity and EMC design tools
Day 2: Use of PSPICE in Solving EMC Problems with Dr. Clayton Paul: ? – Wavelength and Electrical Dimensions ? – Spectral

GSA Emerging Opportunities Expo & Conference

by @ 8:39 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

The semiconductor industry’s must-attend event
GSA Emerging Opportunities Expo & Conference [more]
— October 1, 2009 ? ? — Santa Clara Convention Center
— No-cost registration thru Sept 25th (includes lunch and reception)
More than 75 exhibiting companies and a full day of educational programming to address emerging opportunities changing

CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop

by @ 8:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Theme: Research & Business Opportunities Ahead
CMOS Emerging Technologies Workshop [more]
— September 23-25, 2009 ? ? — Vancouver, BC, Canada
This research and business event is for those who want to discuss and discover new and exciting high-tech opportunities. The format of the talks resembles in-depth tutorials describing state-of-the-art technology and

Mtg: Opportunities and Challenges with Graphene Production and Application

by @ 8:25 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 20, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Xiaogan Liang, Ph.D, Nanofabrication Facility, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5, Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: through the website

Recently, graphene has been extensively studied as a material for making future electronic devices.? In comparison with conventional semiconductors graphene exhibits exceptional properties, (more…)

Mtg: TMR Recording Heads: Past and Future

by @ 8:08 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 20, 2009
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Sining Mao, Western Digital
Time: Pizza & Conversation at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

The rising need in the consumer electronics field for high capacity data storage has created strong demanded continuous increases in areal density. Increased areal density requires both (more…)

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