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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

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”

You are invited to a private showing for IEEE, ASME and SVEC members (and families) only!? Members of any professional society belonging to SVEC ( 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

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

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…)

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