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December 30, 2009

Mtg: The Smart Packet Core for 3G and 4G Mobile Networks

by @ 1:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 13, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Rehan Jalil, Sr VP Mobile Internet, Tellabs; Jay Iyer, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems; Sameer Herlekar, IEEE ComSoc SCV Technical Activities Director
Time: Pizza and Presentations at 6:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation requested for pizza and soft drinks
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: by Jan. 11 by email to luchang@ieee.org
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The mobile packet core is the functionality that ties together a mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) and the IP routers in the network backbone.? Its importance is exemplified by two (more…)

December 24, 2009

Seminar: Patents for Engineering Consultants: The Basics, Your Opportunities, and Your Risks

by @ 11:54 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

FRIDAY January 22, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Joel Williams, emLinux (Embedded Linux Design Services); and Tal Lavian, Ph.D., Innovations-IP (Patent Innovations Consulting)
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: $49 for members of IEEE and other National Engineering Societies ($29 for Webinar); $69 for non-members ($39 for Webinar)
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara (limited to first 50); Webinar is on Internet
RSVP: Visit the EventBrite website
Web: patent1.eventbrite.com

How well do you understand patents, the opportunities they create, and the risks that patents can create for your consulting practice?
Consultants are at the top of their field.? As such (more…)

Mtg: Channel Surfing: Managing Propagation in Broadband Wireless Systems

by @ 8:54 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY January 21, 2010
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Derek Shaeffer, InvenSense
Time: Pizza & Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/aps

Broadband wireless systems such as WiMAX and LTE are poised to revolutionize mobile internet access.? However, with downlink data rates in the 10-100Mb/s range and cell radii on the order of 1-5km, these emerging (more…)

December 22, 2009

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

by @ 9:10 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, 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
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

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…)

Annual Family Event: Origami Holiday Lecture and Class

by @ 9:09 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY December 15, 2009
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Robert Lang
Time: Networking & catered holiday dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $10; Non-Members $15; children 15 and younger $5.
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: required (no walk-ins), from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Our December meeting has traditionally been something the whole family could come and enjoy, but with a scientific angle to it.? Origami, for those who aren’t familiar with it, is the ancient Japanese art making (more…)

Mtg: Embedded Molecular Nano-Capacitor

by @ 9:08 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 15, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology, with CPMT, EMC and EDS Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Ritu Shrivastava, VP Manufacturing Technology, ZettaCore Inc.
Time: Light lunch at 11:30AM; Presentation 12:00 noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

This talk will discuss the use of charge storage molecules at the nanoscale with molecular attachments to metals, to form a capacitor which is unlike any conventional capacitor.? This nanoscale device (more…)

December 18, 2009

Mtg: Technology Trends for Magnetic Storage: What is the Future?

by @ 4:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 16, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Edward Grochowski, Computer Storage Consultant
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Todayâ??s hard disk drive has evolved through miniaturization into a small storage device with up to 2.5 Terabytes of storage, with the promise of multiterabyte products appearing in the very near (more…)

Mtg: A New Paradigm for Exchange Bias in Polycrystalline Films

by @ 4:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 12, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Kevin O’Grady, The University of York (2010 IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecturer)
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: via website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

The phenomenon of exchange bias has remained something of a mystery since it was first discovered in core shell particles in 1956.? Over the subsequent years many different models have been (more…)

Seminar: 3D Interconnect – Shaping Future Technology

by @ 3:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY January 29, 2010
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speakers: experts from academia and the semiconductor industry; to be announced
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free. Refereshments and lunch provided
Place: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara
RSVP: Through the website link
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

The demand for higher densities, smaller form factors, and greater functionality, and the quest for developing post-CMOS technologies is spurring ongoing research in a wide variety of wafer-scale (more…)

Mtg: Getting the Most Out of Your Electrical Room

by @ 2:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY February 23, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Daniel Thompson, Schneider Electric
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, fsylvester@sfwater.org for reservations and to qualify for the drawing.
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1002-sf-ias.pdf

Is your architect pushing you to size the Electrical Room without room to wiggle?? Fear not, because Daniel is here!? He will focus on common consultantsâ?? FAQs about the 4 main topics of Electrical Room (more…)

December 14, 2009

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

by @ 2:01 pm. Filed under ALL, 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
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

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 (more…)

Mtg: Annual Family Event: Origami Holiday Lecture and Class

by @ 2:00 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 15, 2009
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Robert Lang
Time: Networking & catered holiday dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $10; Non-Members $15; children 15 and younger $5.
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: required (no walk-ins), from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos
Our December meeting has traditionally been something the whole family could come and enjoy, but with a scientific angle to it.? Origami, for those who aren’t familiar with it, is the ancient Japanese art (more…)

Mtg: Embedded Molecular Nano-Capacitor

by @ 1:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 15, 2009
SCV Nanotechnology, with CPMT, EMC and EDS Chpaters
Speaker: Dr. Ritu Shrivastava, VP Manufacturing Technology, ZettaCore Inc.
Time: Light lunch at 11:30AM; Presentation 12:00 noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

This talk will discuss the use of charge storage molecules at the nanoscale with molecular attachments to metals, to form a capacitor which is unlike any conventional capacitor.? This nanoscale device (more…)

Mtg: Next-Generation Mobile WiMAX (802.16m) Update

by @ 1:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY December 14, 2009
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jong-Kae (J.K.) Fwu, Intel Corporation
Time: Fast Food & drinks at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

To meet the tremendous demand and growth for mobile Internet and wireless multimedia applications, the IEEE 802.16 Working Group Task Group m (TGm) has been developing a next-generation (more…)

December 12, 2009

Mtg: Optical Coherence Tomography â?? From Bench to Bedside

by @ 3:42 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY February 17, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Tony Ko, PhD, Optovue, Inc.
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

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is the optical analogue of ultrasound that was invented about 20 years ago at MIT.? OCT provides the ability to acquire cross-sectional images from biological (more…)

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