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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

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

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: .

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

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
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

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

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”

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 (more…)

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

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 รข?? 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, 415.558.4591, for reservations and to qualify for the drawing

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

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,, (925) 210-2571

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

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

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…)

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