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October 23, 2009

Mtg: Digital 3D – From Theater to Home

by @ 10:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 27, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Gary Sasaki, President, DIGDIA
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members, free for students
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Digital 3D is the talk of the town in multiple industries from theater, broadcast, consumer electronics and more.? Why now?? How does it work?? Who is doing what?? What are (more…)

Mtg: Emergency Generator Paralleling Switchgear, Power Switching Control Methodologies for Low & Medium Voltage Applications

by @ 10:50 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY October 27, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Douglas Kristensen, Manager â?? US Sales, Thomson Technology
Time: Social and Networking at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (at the door), $10 for IEEE Student Members
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to frank.sylvester@sfdpw.org, 415.558.4591, for reservations and to qualify for the drawing
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0910-sf-ias.pdf

Power Generation Systems with single or multiple generators with a typical combined output that may vary from 1 to 30MW and are designed with a variety of different power (more…)

Mtg: Jobnob Ivy-Plus Happy Hour – connecting jobseekers with startups

by @ 10:27 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 12, 2009
PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers) and JobNob
Presentations: Representatives from 40 start-ups
Time: 4:30 PM (with pitches at 5:00 sharp)
Cost: none; free drinks and meet-ups with start-up managers
Place: Illusions Supper Club, 260 S. California Ave., Palo Alto
RSVP: through website
Web: www.jobnob.com/happy-hour/IvyPlus-nov-12-2009

Come “Jobnob” with cool new startups and other job seekers at this informal networking happy hour where unemployed people who want to keep their skills sharp are matched up (more…)

Mtg: Recent Problems Experienced with Motors and Generator Stator Windings

by @ 10:09 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY December 3, 2009
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Greg Stone, Dielectrics Engineer, Iris Power
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: by December 2, by email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0912-oeb-ias.pdf

In many respects, large motors and generators in utility and petrochemical plants have become a commodity product with intense competition amongst manufacturers from (more…)

Mtg: How to Make Surface-Mount Packaged MMICs to 45GHz and Beyond

by @ 9:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 12, 2009
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Henrik Morkner, R&D Manager, Avago Technologies
Time: Networking & Social 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

This talk will focus on all design aspects of creating SMT MMICs 45GHz and beyond.? The talk will talk about fabrication techniques, simulation and measurement techniques, (more…)

Mtg: Microelectronics and the Rise of High Technology

by @ 9:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 19, 2009
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Asad Abidi, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, UCLA
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: donation to help cover food costs
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

The real history of IC design is known vaguely, often only to the players and their friends.? It is not taught at schools, nor is it readily accessible.? It is almost certainly not known (more…)

October 16, 2009

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

by @ 10:41 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, 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

Mtg: Data Center Power Monitoring and SCADA

by @ 10:24 am. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY October 21, 2009
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Rick Hofstetter, PowerLogic Business Development Specialist, Schneider Electric
Time: Dinner 6:00 PM, Presentation 7:00PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 non-members, $10.00 Students
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: By email to : James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com – (925) 463-7115
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

There is an explosion of digital content!? Record keeping, Video & Graphics, Media, R&D, VOIP, Applications as a Service etc. have made data centers more critical then ever to how we live.? With (more…)

Mtg: Anybots’ New Telepresence Robot QB

by @ 10:23 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 21, 2009
SCV Control Systems, with Robotics and Automation Chapter
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…)

Mtg: The Smart Power Grid: Vision and Road Map

by @ 10:22 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY October 21, 2009
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Stephen T. Lee, Senior Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
Time: Networking/Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 donations for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from link on the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

With so much going on world-wide in the name of Smart Grid, what are the most significant and beneficial developments in Smart Grid from the technical and economic standpoints?? What (more…)

Mtg: Decoding Employee Benefits, Retirement Plans, and Stock Plans

by @ 10:20 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 20, 2009
SF Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Speaker: Kathie Chappell, CRPC, Ameriprise Financial
Time: Pizza/drinks served; 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Ameriprise Financial, 180 Montgomery St. Suite 1700 (17th floor), San Francisco
RSVP: by email to sfgold.r6@gmail.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/san_francisco/gold

Mtg: Solar Thermal Electric Power Generation

by @ 10:19 am. 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 (more…)

Mtg: From Bell Labs to Silicon Valley: A Saga of Technology Transfer, 1954-61

by @ 10:18 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 20, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Michael Riordan, Lecturer in Stanford University’s History and Philosophy of Science Program, and Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Although scientists and engineers at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New Jersey invented the transistor and developed most of the related semiconductor technology, the integrated circuit or microchip (more…)

Mtg: TMR Recording Heads: Past and Future

by @ 10:17 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

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…)

Mtg: Opportunities and Challenges with Graphene Production and Application

by @ 10:16 am. Filed under ALL, 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
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

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

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