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November 29, 2009

Mtg: A Technical Overview of 802.11n WiFi

by @ 7:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

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.? (more…)

Mtg: Retrospectives: A Tool for Continuous Improvement

by @ 7:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY December 3, 2009
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Ainsley Nies, PMP, CSM
Time: Registration at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for non-members; $3 more after 12/1
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave (Lawrence at 101), Sunnyvale
RSVP: by 12/1, from website

While people and organizations work, they are learning.? As Thomas Edison said about his light bulb experiments “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” (more…)

Mtg: Recent Problems Experienced with Motors and Generator Stator Windings

by @ 7:41 pm. 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 around the world (more…)

Webinar: Success for Start-Ups

by @ 7:40 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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: Wireless Solutions for MIDs & Smart-phones

by @ 7:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

TUESDAY December 1, 2009
SCV Consumer Electronics
Speaker: Arup Gupta: Director Wireless Platform Technologies, Intel
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: CES members and IEEE Student members – free; IEEE members – $5; non-members – $10
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required

The presentation will focus on the Intel Atom based Mobile Internet Device and Smart Phone platforms.? The focus will be on multi mode wireless solutions and the comprehensive Mobile Linux (more…)

Mtg: Enabling Electronics for Smart Grid Technologies & Beyond

by @ 7:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

MONDAY November 30, 2009
Speakers: Dean Samara-Rubio, Architecture and Strategy, Open Energy Initiative, Intel Corp; Farrokh Albuyeh, Ph.D., VP – Market Services and Consulting, Open Access Technology Int’l; Dr. Shmuel Shaffer, Senior Director, Smart Grid, Cisco; Chris Knudsen, Director, Technology Innovation Center, Pacific Gas & Electric
Time: Refreshments/networking at 5:00 PM; Presentations at 5:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: Required, through website (for first 350 only)

Mtg: Medical Robotics: Bioports to the Human Body (with demo)

by @ 7:12 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY December 10, 2009
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jacob Rosen, Department of Computer Engineering, University of California – Santa Cruz
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: UC Santa Cruz, Engineering 2 (E2) building, Santa Cruz
RSVP: not required

Medical Robotics is an emerging sub-discipline of robotics in which humans are the focal point of its creation.? Humans interact with medical robotics either as health providers such as (more…)

Mtg: Integrated Circuit Design with Nano-Electro-Mechanical Switches

by @ 6:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

THURSDAY January 21, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Elad Alon, UC-Berkeley
Time: Refreshments at 6:0 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

No matter how slowly they are allowed to run, digital logic gates implemented with CMOS transistors have a well-defined minimum energy that they must dissipate for each operation (more…)

Mtg: U.S. Public Policy Issues Facing Telecommunications Carriers

by @ 6:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY December 9, 2009
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Chris Boyer, Assistant Vice President â?? Public Policy, AT&T Services Inc.
Time: Meeting/Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Chris Boyer from AT&T will provide an overview of some of the technology trends that are currently impacting the telecommunications industry and how those trends are driving a host of (more…)

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