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November 13, 2009

IEEE On-Demand Webinars … free

by @ 1:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

Where can I learn about new technology and tools?
IEEE On-Demand Webinars
– Currently available, no cost ? – Log in and learn!
IEEE SPECTRUM “Tech Insider” Webinars: ? – The Necessity of Life Insurance ? – Getting the Most from MATLAB & Simulink ? – Robotics & Academic Research ? – Windows Embedded: Platform for Industrial Devices ? – Physical Verification (2) ? – Powerful Data Capture Solutions ? – Unmanned Robotic Systems (about 30 in all — see spectrum.ieee.org/webinar)
Communications Society: ? – Wireless Access Technologies ? – Emerging Technologies in Wireless LANs ? (see ww2.comsoc.org/free-tutorials)

Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS)

by @ 1:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

56th Annual
Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS)
— January 25-28, 2010 ? ? ? — Doubletree Hotel, San Jose
Transcending Traditional Reliability Approaches — From Theory to Practice
For Professionals concerned with Product Quality and Integrity. Participate in 4 days of Tutorials, Case Studies, Panel Sessions, Paper Sessions, Automated Tools Workshop and Exhibits and go home with the vision and tools to add value to your job performance and your company’s product line.
– 20 R&M Tutorials ? – 23 technical sessions ? – Software for R&M ? – Math Techniques ? – Management and R&M ? – Maintainability/Testability ? – Simulation Modeling ? – CAE/Concurrent Engr. ? – Screening & Failure Analysis ? – Int’l R&M Standards ? – FMECA/Fault Analysis
Registration specials: 6 registering from the same organization get in for the price of 4. Corporate registration â?? one registration fee, one at a time, but no limit on the number of participants (good way to attend one session but not the entire Symposium). Webcasts: 7 days’ access to all presentations and PDFs of the slides.
For full details and Advance Program: www.rams.org

Conf: 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging

by @ 1:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

The Practical and Competitive Landscape on the Path to Implementation
3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging
– December 9-11, 2009 ? – Hyatt Regency S.F. Airport, Burlingame
3-D integration and packaging represents a paradigm shift for the semiconductor industry, opening entirely new pathways for performance advancement and new prospects for industry growth. ? ? Focus: ? – Market Impacts and Analysis ? – End-user Perspectives ? – 3-D Integration & Packaging Technologies ? – Design Methodology and Tools ? – Manufacturing Issues and Solutions ? ? Preconference Symposium: “The Latest Views and Analysis on 3-D Integration, TSV Processing, and Reliability”, with industry experts.
Sessions: ? – The IDM and Foundry Perspective ? – Growth Forecasts ? – Applications ? – Rethinking Design Approaches ? – The Packaging Foundry’s Vital Role ? – Wafer Handling in Manufacturing ? – Industry and Government Funded 3-D Efforts ? â?? Key Research Outcomes and Resources
Reduced Fees through November 24th — save $100. Visit techventure.rti.org/Winter2009 .

Intâ??l Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis

by @ 1:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Theme: Itâ??s All About Resolution.
35th Intâ??l Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis
â?? November 15-19, 2009 ? ? â?? San Jose Convention Center
â?? Sessions: Tues-Thurs, Nov 17-19 ? ? â?? Exposition: Tues-Wed, Nov 17-18
ISTFAâ??09 combines technical sessions, tutorials, an exhibition, and user group meetings with a focus on making the full experience a strong benefit for the attendee.
Sessions: ? – Emerging Concepts ? – Photon Beam-based Techniques ? – Nanoprobing ? – Circuit-edit ? – Sample Preparation ? – Alternative Energy Photovoltaic FA ? – Failure Analysis Process ? – Packaging/Assembly Level FA ? – Photon Beam-based Techniques ? – Advanced Metrology and System Level FA ? – plus Panel Discussion, Poster Papers
Plus Tutorials, six Short Courses, exhibits.? Download the Advance Brochure â?¦ ? www.ISTFA.org

Seminar: The Professional Job Hunt: Practical Ideas Using LinkedIn (and more)

by @ 11:22 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY December 9, 2009
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers), and Engineers in Transition Group
Speakers: John Swan, from PACE’s “Engineers in Transition” Task Force, plus several recruiters and representatives from DBM, LinkedIn, Google
Time: Pizza and networking at 11:30 AM; Presentations and discussions from Noon thru 2:00 PM
Cost: no cost for current IEEE Members and Student Members; $10 for others
Place: UC-Santa Cruz Extension, Suite 100, 2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: through the DoubleKnot registration page
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/PACE

Mtg: Motor Efficiency: Myths vs. Facts

by @ 11:21 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY November 19, 2009
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Richard L. Nailen, Consultant, IEEE Life Fellow
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 November 18, by email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0911-oeb-ias.pdf

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, over half of all electrical energy consumed in the United States is used by electric motors. Improving the efficiency of electric motors can save (more…)

Mtg: Microelectronics and the Rise of High Technology

by @ 11:19 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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 to (more…)

Mtg: Biomedical Nanomagnetics: A Spin through New Possibilities

by @ 11:18 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 19, 2009
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Kannan M. Krishnan, University of Washington, and 2009 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer
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

Two of the principal challenges in biomedical nanoscience and personalized medicine are: a) the detection of disease at the earliest possible time prior to its ability to cause damage (diagnostics (more…)

Mtg: Implementing Data Center Energy Efficiency

by @ 11:17 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY November 18, 2009
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Jim Hoyt, Principal Owner of Harold Wells Associates
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 non-members, $10.00 Students
Place: new location – Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email/phone to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, (925) 463-7115
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

Electrical power usage has not been a typical design criterion for data centers until recently. This has been true despite the fact that the electrical costs over the life of a data center may (more…)

Mtg: The Development of the LATITUDE Patient Management System

by @ 11:15 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software
 

WEDNESDAY November 18, 2009
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Ken Hoyme, Sr. Fellow â?? Systems Engineering, Cardiac Rhythm Management, Boston Scientific
Time: Optional no-host dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Optional dinner at Nexus Cafeteria; meeting at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Patients who have implantable cardiac therapy devices (pacemakers and defibrillators) are required to make regular visits to a cardiac device specialist to ensure that the device is working (more…)

Mtg: Combining Motion Optimization and System ID for Robotics

by @ 11:13 am. Filed under BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, 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 (more…)

Mtg: Privacy Issues on the Electronic Frontier

by @ 11:12 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY November 17, 2009
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Lee Tien, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Time: Complimentary lasagne and salad dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation following
Cost: none
Place: The California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco
RSVP: Please reserve, for our meal count, at the website
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

Mtg: Solar Energy – Let the Sun Shine In

by @ 11:11 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, 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: The Professional Consultant: Best Practices

by @ 11:10 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

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 (more…)

Mtg: PG&E Demand Response Programs and Dynamic Rates

by @ 11:09 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY November 17, 2009
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Osman Sezgen, Manager, Demand Response Product Development, PG&E
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (at the door); $10 for sutdent members (first 5)
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: Please email Frank Sylvester, frank.sylvester@sfdpw.org for reservations and to qualify for the drawing.
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/0911-sf-ias.pdf

During the last few years, as a result of developments in state and federal policy, demand response (DR) has been emerging as an important resource in the portfolios of investor owned (more…)

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