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November 11, 2009

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

by @ 9:22 pm. 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
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

Getting a new job can be tough — but we want IEEE’s local members to be at the “front of the line” when it comes to getting job leads, interviews, and that new position!? So “Engineers in Transition” (, a part (more…)

Webinar: Thereâ??s No Crying in Business: How Women Can Succeed in Male-Dominated Industries

by @ 6:10 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY January 28, 2010
Speakers: Roxanne Rivera, CEO, Syntactics Communication Skills
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: Required, through the website link

As president and CEO of a successful construction company for 22 years, renowned speaker Roxanne Rivera, author of the new book, There’s No Crying in Business, has learned a lot about what it takes to be a successful woman in a male-dominated (more…)

Webinar: Success for Start-Ups

by @ 5:56 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY December 3, 2009
Speakers: Milton Chang (now semi-retired), president/CEO of Newport and New Focus; Dr. Nicholas â??Nick??? Colella, Incubic (and formerly Senior VP at Tessera, Inc)
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: Required, through the website link

Mtg: Making Movies is Hard Fun: Building Tools for Telling Stories

by @ 5:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

WEDNESDAY December 9, 2009
OEB Computer Chapter
Speaker: Michael B. Johnson, Pixar
Time: Meeting/Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Chevron, Bishop Ranch 1-X, Conference room #1220-1240 (auditorium), 6101 Bollinger Canyon Road, San Ramon
RSVP: All attendees must RSVP by 7 December (12/7) to Bill DeHope,
Web: none

Michael will share his perspective on the Pixar film-making process, where a cast of characters contribute, from creative story tellers who want things they don’t understand how to make, to flexible technologists who are more concerned with empowering their users (more…)

Mtg: High-Reliability Through-Silicon Via (TSV) Solutions for Image Sensor Packaging

by @ 4:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY January 13, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Photonics Chapters
Speaker: Belgacem Haba, Fellow and Chief Technology Officer, Interconnect, Components & Materials (ICM), Tessera
Time: Optional dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 7:30 PM
Cost: $25 if reserved by Jan. 11; $30 at door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: via our DoubleKnot reservation site

There is no doubt that the potential of imaging is astronomical.? Current and potential markets include digital still cameras, business applications, Web-cams, cell phone cameras, security cameras, gaming, (more…)

Mtg: A Technical Overview of 802.11n WiFi

by @ 2:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY December 8, 2009
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Edwin Menor, Meru Networks
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: California PUC Building, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Tim Ryan,

WiFi networks have been rapidly deployed during the past decade as technical advances in modulation techniques have combined with the proliferation of mobile computing devices.? This presentation will (more…)

Mtg: Implementing Data Center Energy Efficiency

by @ 1:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering

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,, (925) 463-7115

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 exceed the costs of (more…)

Mtg: “Doing the Math”: How to Estimate and Manage Results

by @ 9:52 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY December 15, 2009
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: John Carter, Principal, TCGen, Inc.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Estimating the effort required for a project is one of the most difficult tasks for a consultant.? It is also one of the most important because such estimates are used in estimating budgets and managing a clientâ??s (more…)

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