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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
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 they need to know about (more…)

Mtg: Channel Surfing: Managing Propagation in Broadband Wireless Systems

by @ 6:40 pm. 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, (more…)

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

by @ 6:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ssc

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 they perform.? ? This (more…)

Mtg: Robot Team Coordination and Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)

by @ 6:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY January 21, 2010
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Regis Vincent, Software Commercialization team, SRI International
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: CMU-SV, Building 23, Moffett Field, Mountain View
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

2D laser SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) has reached a maturity that has allowed the development of commercial applications.? The testing of SRI International’s SLAM algorithm for (more…)

Webinar: Lessons from Bootstraps to Billions

by @ 6:35 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

THURSDAY January 21, 2010
IEEE-USA
Speaker: Dileep Rao, financier, columnist, adjunct professor, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Time: 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Cost: free
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: register at the IEEE-USA website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars

Mtg: Power Optimization and Monitoring in Photovoltaic Systems

by @ 6:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY January 20, 2010
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Perry Tsao, Ph.D., Renewable Energy Technologist, National Semiconductor
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Donation for food accepted
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Power electronics and monitoring products for photovoltaic systems have shown rapid development in recent years.? This talk will provide an overview of some of the different power electronics (more…)

Mtg: SMRT (Single-Molecule, Real-Time) Biology

by @ 6:33 pm. Filed under BioEngineering
 

WEDNESDAY January 20, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Jonas Korlach, PhD, Pacific Biosciences
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

Organisms can be viewed as dynamic, highly modular, and adaptive systems able to reconfigure themselves as conditions demand. The scientific community is increasingly recognizing that (more…)

Mtg: What Everyone Should Know About China

by @ 6:32 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 19, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Rosemary Coates, President, Blue Silk Consulting
Time: Presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Nearly 40% of the world’s production is now in China, and it is the world’s fastest-growing middle-class market.? Because our everyday lives are affected by what goes on a hemisphere away, a fundamental (more…)

Mtg: Nanotechnology in 2010 and Beyond: Beating the Recession, Launching Big Ideas

by @ 6:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY January 19, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Mark Bünger, Director of Research, Lux Research
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

The economic downturn has hit key nano-enabled product segments hard â?? in particular, auto, construction, and electronics.? Lower output and slower technology adoption in these industries will ripple (more…)

Mtg: Laser Plasma Accelerators: 1 GeV in 3 cm and Beyond

by @ 9:14 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY February 2, 2010
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Wim Leemans, Accelerator and Fusion Research Division, LBNL
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 Feb. 28 through the website, for food estimate
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Accelerators are essential tools of discovery and have many practical uses.? At the forefront of accelerator technology are the machines that deliver beams for particle physics, for synchrotron and free (more…)

Mtg: Photonics in the Zettabyte Network Evolution

by @ 9:02 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, 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 (more…)

Mtg: 3D IC Integration: The Next Generation of Electronics

by @ 9:00 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 10, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. W. R. Bottoms , Chairman, Third Millennium Test Solutions (3MTS)
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM (note new times!)
Cost: $20 if reserved by March 8; $25 after & at door; vegetarian available; no cost for presentation only
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: Through the website link
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The semiconductor industry has followed a path defined by Moore’s Law for 40 years.? This has resulted in unprecedented progress but we are clearly nearing the end of Moore’s Law scaling.? The concept (more…)

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