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January 29, 2010

Mtg: Big Gains in Productivity and On-time Delivery: Winning Schedules and Management Methods

by @ 10:31 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 4, 2010
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Oliver Gildersleeve, VP, EPM Solutions
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM; Sandwiches/drinks at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 (IEEE member), $13 (non member) – Cash or check at the door; add $3 without reservation
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: Through the website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

Developing new products and enhancements during the bottom of this recession enables company recovery and growth when the economy expands.? Minimizing costs and maximizing revenue depends on high (more…)

Happy Hour to Connect Job Seekers with Start-Ups

by @ 10:29 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 2, 2010
JobNob and PACE Members in Transition Group
Speakers: project managers and executives from various start-ups
Time: Networking and refreshments at 4:30 PM; Start-up “Elevator Talks” begin at 5:00 PM sharp
Cost: none
Place: Illusions Supper Club, 260 South California Ave., Palo Alto
RSVP: through the website
Web: JobNob website
www.jobnob.com/happy-hour/PaloAlto-feb-2-2010?utm_source=IEEEsv&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=IEEEsv

Mtg: Photonics in the Zettabyte Network Evolution

by @ 10:27 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY February 2, 2010
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Loukas Paraschis, Cisco Systems (2009 IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Lecturer)
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: By Jan. 31 through the website, for food estimate
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

This presentation reviews the advancements in converged WDM network architectures, system, standards, and the enabling photonics technology.? The scalable, cost-effective network evolution is very important for supporting (more…)

Memristor and Memristive Systems Symposium

by @ 10:26 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

UC Merced and UC Berkeley, with NSF and HP Labs
Memristor and Memristive Systems Symposium
— Tuesday, February 2, 2010 ? ? — 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
— Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley ? ? — NO COST
— Refreshments and lunch provided (funded by NSF)
Engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and academics are invited to attend, held in conjunction with IEEE CNNA 2010.
Talk titles: ? – Memristor Minds ? – Hybrid CMOS-Memristor Reconfigurable Logic ? – Making and Measuring Memristors ? – Peering Inside a Functioning Memristive Device ? – Silicon Technology Roadmap ? – Memristor-Based CAM as a part of SoS Architecture ? – Flexible Memristors ? – Memristor Technology in Non-Volatile Memory Architecture ? – plus a panel
Speakers: Leon Chua, UC-Berkeley; Stan Williams, HP Labs; Steve Hillenius, SRC; Curt Richter, NIST; Pinaki Mazumder, U-Mich; and others
Full program and registration: memristor.ucmerced.edu
Includes admission to the Feb. 3rd afternoon “Memristor” poster session at CNNA 2010 at the Shattuck Plaza Hotel — see cnna2010.itk.ppke.hu.

January 28, 2010

Mtg: CeNSE: The Central Nervous System for the Earth (nano-sensors)

by @ 12:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 16, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Peter G. Hartwell, Senior Researcher, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Time: Registration and light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 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

We stand on the threshold of the next phase of technology evolution รข?? the era of the nano-scale sensor.? As the information age has progressed from computer to networks to the cloud, our ability (more…)

Mtg: The PR2 Robot: A Personal Robot for Software Developers

by @ 8:21 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY February 11, 2010
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Keenan Wyrobek, Co-Director Personal Robotics Program, Willow Garage
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23 (MS 23-11), Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

ROS (an open-source Robot Operating System) is a software platform that combines professional development practices with the latest research from the robotics community.? The ROS library of (more…)

January 27, 2010

Engineers Week Banquet: High Speed Rail in California

by @ 4:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 18, 2010
SVEC: Silicon Valley Engineering Council
Events: Reception, distinguished keynote speaker, award several scholarships, Hall of Fame induction ceremony
Time: Registration at 4:30 PM; Social/networking at 5:00 PM, Welcone at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 6:45 PM
Cost: $75, through Jan. 31st
Place: Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose
RSVP: Through the EventBrite website
Web: svecbanquet2010.eventbrite.com

Class: Using Social Media to Drive Traffic to Your Engineering Consulting Website

by @ 3:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

FRIDAY February 12, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Patrick Schwerdtfeger, Tactical Execution
Time: 8:30 AM – Noon
Cost: $69 for CNSV and IEEE members, $79 for all others ($59 for Webinar)
Place: On the Web, and at KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: See the EventBrite website
Web: socialmed2.eventbrite.com

Would you like to have more prospects on your website?? Would this increase your business?? How can you make that happen?? 90% of consumers trust recommendations from people they know.? 70% trust peer reviews posted online.? Only 14% trust (more…)

Mtg: High Frequency Characterization of Transistors

by @ 3:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 16, 2010
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: J. Prasad, SuVolta Inc.
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Most of the device and process engineers spend a lot of time looking at the D.C parametric data to make sure the device will be functional.? They rarely find time to study the A.C parameters.? At best, they look at the 1MHz capacitance data from (more…)

Webinar: IEEE-USA: What Has It Done for You Lately?

by @ 3:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 4, 2010
IEEE USA
Speaker: Gordon Day, NIST, and the 2009 President of IEEE-USA
Time: 11:00 AM Pacific Standard Time
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: Required, through the website link
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars

January 25, 2010

Mtg: “Cognitive” Memory and its Applications

by @ 8:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 18, 2010
SCV Control Systems and Robotics & Automation Chapters?
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Widrow, Professor of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Social/networking at 6:15 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM (note earlier times)
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23 (MS 23-11), Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

Regarding the workings of the human mind, memory and pattern recognition seem to be intertwined.? You generally do not have one without the other.? Taking inspiration from life experience, a new (more…)

Mtg: Modeling and Optimization in Airline Traffic Flow Management

by @ 8:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 18, 2010
SCV Control Systems and Robotics & Automation Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Banavar Sridhar, NASA Senior Scientist
Time: Social/networking at 6:45 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23 (MS 23-11), Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

A safe and efficient aviation industry is vital to the global economy.? The growing traffic demand, rise in oil prices, delays in building new runways and security issues are putting pressures on the (more…)

Mtg: Future Directions in Mixed-Signal IC Design

by @ 7:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY March 15, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter?
Speaker: Prof. Boris Murmann, Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, Stanford Univ.
Time: Networking/Pizza Social at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

This talk provides a summary of Prof. Murmann’s research in the area of mixed-signal integrated circuit design.? Focus is placed on examples that either look at “old” problems with “new” eyes, or tackle (more…)

Mtg: Clean/Green Technologies: Smart Grid, Storage, Lighting, Transportation

by @ 7:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY February 22, 2010 ? (was Feb. 15, but was changed)
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. William Kao, Silicon Valley Technical Institute
Time: Networking/Pizza Social 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
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas
In his talk Dr. Kao will give an overview of the latest trends and developments on clean technology.? While his focus in last year’s CAS presentation was on Renewable Energy (energy source) this year’s (more…)

Mtg: Wideband Delphi (Agile) Estimation for Project Managers

by @ 6:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY March 4, 2010
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Kevin Thompson, Ph.D., Senior Instructor & Consultant, cPrime Inc.
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM; Sandwiches/drinks at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 (IEEE member), $13 (non member) – Cash or check at the door; add $3 without reservation
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: Through the website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

Projects take time to complete.? Their duration directly impacts the cost and schedule, which means that the ability to estimate accurately is important.? As project managers, many of us find estimation to be (more…)

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