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October 31, 2009

Mtg: Molecularly Engineered Semiconductor Cluster Nanocomposites for Advanced Photonics

by @ 7:12 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 3, 2009
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ron Kubacki, Ionic Systems
Time: Networking/pizza social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor; Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: use EventBrite from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

From a systems level it is impossible to differentiate efficiency in the electrical domain from the optical domain if photonics are incorporated. Planar waveguide devices and active components, such as (more…)

Mtg: DiSC For Managers – A Behavioral Model

by @ 7:08 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY November 5, 2009
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Marilyn Stanton, B.Educ, MSOD, Managing Partner, Illuminated Consulting LLC
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM; Light dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE member, $13 for non member (Cash or check at the door; add $3 without reservation)
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: through the website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

Marilyn Stanton takes us through Everything DiSC® Management.? DiSC is the behavioral model based on the work of William Moulton Marston Ph.D, the father of behavioral science.? ? You will (more…)

October 28, 2009

Mtg: Combining Motion Optimization and System ID for Robotics

by @ 2:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 18, 2009
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Ghulam Mustafa, Ph.D., Crossing Automation
Time: Networking at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell College, Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Dr., Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

The speaker will present a novel approach that combines motion optimization and system identification via Taguchi-type design of experiments (DOE) and Monte Carlo simulation for quantifying the (more…)

ICCAD Keynote Address: Impact of Cloud Computing on Extreme-Scale Analytics Platforms

by @ 12:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY November 2, 2009
IEEE ICCAD Conference
Speaker: Dr. Hamid Pirahes, IBM Fellow
Time: Registration at 8:45 AM; Presentation at 9:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: On the Web
RSVP: Log in at 8:45 AM on the MediaSite registration page (first 600)
Web: www.c-eda.org (first story and link)

Information technology is going through a fundamental change, influenced primarily by (1) Flexible provisioning and scalability of Cloud Computing, (2) Accelerated pace of analytics around (more…)

October 27, 2009

Mtg: Solar Energy – Let the Sun Shine In

by @ 6:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 17, 2009
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Sudhakar Waznik
Time: Optional dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Optional 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

Solar energy represents both the cleanest energy available and a never-ending supply of energy, as long as we have access to the sun.? The complexities lie in harnessing this energy and effectively (more…)

Mtg: Next-Generation Mobile WiMAX (802.16m) Update

by @ 10:53 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY December 14, 2009
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jong-Kae (J.K.) Fwu, Intel Corporation
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

To meet the tremendous demand and growth for mobile Internet and wireless multimedia applications, the IEEE 802.16 Working Group Task Group m (TGm) has been developing a next-generation mobile (more…)

Mtg: A New Model of Innovation: Industry-University Interaction

by @ 9:43 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 10, 2009
SCV Electron Devices, with Nanotechnology Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Pushkar P. Apte, Vice President of Technology, Semiconductor Industry Association
Time: Pizza & drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Technology is now embedded in every aspect of life in the 21st century, and semiconductor chips are the engine powering the ~$5 trillion high-tech industry.? Disruptive transitions such as the advent of nanotechnology (more…)

October 26, 2009

Mtg: Projecting a Professional Image as a Consultant

by @ 6:02 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 17, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: John Gale, Taligo, LLC; Duane Strong, Strong Engineering, LLC
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Consultants everywhere want to be successful.? Projecting a professional image to the various communities in which they participate is vital to that success.? In this talk, CNSV members John Gale and (more…)

October 23, 2009

Mtg: Cost-Effective Low-Power IP Designs for Mobile Communications

by @ 8:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY December 10, 2009
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Myung H. Sunwoo, Ajou University, Suwon, Korea
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

The talk presents four low-power high-speed SOC IP designs for communication systems.? First, a new continuous flow mixed-radix (CFMR) FFT processor is presented, which uses the mixed-radix (radix-4/2) (more…)

Seminar: Nanotech-Enabled Energy Generation & Management

by @ 11:57 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 17, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology, with Photonics, Electron Devices Chapters
Speakers: Dr. Chris Eberspacher, Applied Materials Solar Business Group; Dr. Campbell Scott, IBM Almaden Research Center; Thomas Daue, Smart Material Corp; Dania Ghantous, Imara Corp.
Time: Registration at 12:15 PM; LIght lunch at 12:30 PM; Presentations from 1:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Cost: IEEE Members/Students/Unemployed $20; Non-Members $25. Add $5 at the door
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

AdvancedTCA/MicroTCA Summit

by @ 11:04 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

Bringing today’s computing power to embedded applications
AdvancedTCA/MicroTCA Summit
– 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: www.AdvancedTCAsummit.com .

SCV-CPMT: Impact of Packaging Materials and Processes on Device Soft Error Rates

by @ 10:58 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY October 30, 2009
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Electron Devices and Reliability, and ASQ Rel Division
Subject: Impact of Packaging Materials and Processes on Device Soft Error Rates
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…)

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

by @ 10:55 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, 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 (more…)

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

by @ 10:54 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

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 (more…)

Exhibit: STAR TREK – THE EXHIBITION: Where Science Meets Science Fiction

by @ 10:53 am. 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
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 (more…)

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