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January 25, 2010

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

by @ 6:21 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, 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

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 (more…)

Mtg: Heusler Compounds: Multifunctional Materials for Spintronics

by @ 9:19 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY February 10, 2010
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Claudia Felser, University Mainz, Germany
Time: Presentation at 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, by February 6

The development of magnetic Heusler compounds specifically designed as materials for spintronic applications has made tremendous progress in the very recent past.? Many problems in the field of (more…)

January 24, 2010

Symposium: 3D Interconnect – Shaping Future Technology

by @ 2:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, 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. Refreshments and lunch provided
Place: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara
RSVP: Through the website link

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 (more…)

Mtg: Thin is In: Thinning of IC Chips

by @ 2:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY January 28, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Annette Teng, Ph.D., Corwil Technology Corp.
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45 AM; presentation (no cost) at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Jan 26; $20 at door; vegetarian available
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: Through the website link

Silicon chips as thin as 0.050um are becoming common.? Many manufacturers have achieved success in their development of thin die.? This talk will focus on singulation and (more…)

Webinar: There’s No Crying in Business: How Women Can Succeed in Male-Dominated Industries

by @ 1:59 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

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

Mtg: CES Download: What Happens In Las Vegas Comes to Silicon Valley

by @ 1:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY January 26, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics, with Signal Processing Chapters
Panelists: Gary Sasaki (DIGDIA), Tom Coughlin (Coughlin Assoc.), Chris Pedersen (nVidia)
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:30 PM; Panel at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE CES members & Student members, no cost; IEEE members $5; non-members $10
Place: HP Oak Room, 19447 Pruneridge Avenue (Building 48), Cupertino
RSVP: not required

This is our yearly sharing of what was hot at the Consumer Electronics Show by people that will have been at the show, in some cases for over a week, with access to many behind (more…)

Mtg: Non-adiabatic Spin-torques in Narrow Magnetic Domain Walls

by @ 1:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY January 27, 2010
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dafiné Ravelosona, CNRS, Orsay, France
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company to Peter Fischer, by January 22

Torques appear between charge carrier spins and local moments in regions of ferromagnetic media where spatial magnetisation gradients exist.? Understanding the magnitude and (more…)

Mtg: Codes, Standards and Listings: Who Requires What, and Why

by @ 1:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY January 26, 2010
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: John Taecker, P.E., Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Time: Optional Dinner: 5:30 â?? 6:45 p.m. at El Torito Mexican Restaurant; Mtg at Applied Materials, Bowers Café at 7:00 PM
Cost: none, for meeting
Place: El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; mtg at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

There are many installation codes and product testing standards that apply to products.? How can you determine what codes and standards effect your product?? What reliable (more…)

Mtg: Cogeneration: An Electrical Perspective

by @ 1:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY January 26, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Diep Nguyen DTN Engineering Inc.
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, for reservations and to qualify for the drawing.

Cogeneration is still alive and well in the minds of many practicing electrical engineers.? By conventional definition, a cogeneration plant produces both steam (more…)

January 21, 2010

Mtg: Developer Opportunities with CLEAR WiMAX 4G

by @ 2:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY February 10, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter?
Speakers: David Rees and Allen Flanagan, Clearwire
Time: Fast food at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $2 donation requested for food and soft drinks
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: By email to

Mobile WiMAX as provided by Clearwire (the CLEAR network) is also available from Sprint, Comcast, and Time Warner, under a reseller/MVNO agreement in the United States.? These â??4G??? wireless networks (more…)

Mtg: Common Misconceptions about Inductance and Current Return Paths

by @ 1:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 9, 2010
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Cheung-Wei Lam, Chief EMC Technologist, Apple
Time: Networking and light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Light Dinner and beverages served for a fee. Coffee, tea, and snacks served free of charge.
Place: Applied Materials Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

In todayâ??s high-speed digital system design, a good understanding of inductance and current return path is important to signal integrity and EMI control.? Unfortunately, several key concepts about the two have (more…)

January 20, 2010

Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Position at SJSU

by @ 11:27 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

San Jose State University — Electrical Engineering Department
Assistant Professor Tenure-Track Position
The Electrical Engineering Department at San Jose University invites applications for a tenure track assistant/associate professor position with specialization in Analog Mixed Signals (JOID: 13740). Applicants must hold a PhD or

January 18, 2010

Happy Hour to Connect Job Seekers with Start-Ups

by @ 3:21 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 2, 2010
JobNob, and SCV 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

Mtg: The Future (and Direction) of Wireless Technologies

by @ 10:00 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY February 11, 2010
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Upkar Dhaliwal, CEO/Founder, Future Wireless Technologies
Time: Social and Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small donation for food
Place: Agilent Technologies, Main Building, Aristotle Room, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Everything you know about wireless is about to change.? Everything beyond and around us in the old Wired World is undergoing a rapid change in terms of networks, devices/boxes and in terms of technologies.? This (more…)

January 15, 2010

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

by @ 6:41 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

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

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 they need to know about (more…)

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