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January 9, 2010

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

by @ 2:07 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

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…)

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

by @ 2:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, 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 (more…)

Mtg: A New Paradigm for Exchange Bias in Polycrystalline Films

by @ 2:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, 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: not required

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 (more…)

Symposium: Memristor and Memristive Systems

by @ 10:32 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 2, 2010
Sponsors: UC Merced and UC Berkeley, with NSF and HP Labs
Speakers: Leon Chua, UC-Berkeley; Stan Williams, HP Labs; Steve Hillenius, SRC; Curt Richter, NIST; Pinaki Mazumder, U-Mich; and others
Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, plus morning session on Wednesday Feb 3 at Shattuck Plaza Hotel
Cost: Free. Refreshments and lunch provided (funded by NSF)
Place: Sutardja Dai Hall Auditorium, UC Berkeley, Berkeley
RSVP: Through the website link

Engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, academics and students (both graduate and undergraduate) are invited to attend this symposium, held in conjunction with IEEE CNNA 2010 รข?? the International (more…)

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