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February 13, 2010

Mtg: 2010 Engineers Week Banquet: High Speed Rail in California

by @ 11:19 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

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

Mtg: Modeling and Optimization in Airline Traffic Flow Management

by @ 11:18 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 18, 2010
SCV Control Systems, with Robotics and Automation Chapter
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 system (more…)

Mtg: Online Partaial-Discharge Testing of Rotating Machines: Standards and Advancements

by @ 11:17 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY February 18, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: G. Matthew Kennedy, PD Product Manager, Doble Engineering Co.
Time: Social at 5:30 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM, Dinner at 7:15 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd in Concord
RSVP: Please email by Feb. 17th to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1002-oeb-ias.pdf

Over the past 30 years, great strides have been made in online monitoring of rotating machines, transformers and HV apparatus.? Specifically, partial discharge (PD) monitoring offers an excellent (more…)

Mtg: Aggregated Dispatchable Loads: Beyond Traditional Demand-Response

by @ 11:16 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY February 17, 2010
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Alec Brooks, Ph.D., Google
Time: Networking and Pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from link on website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Today, the power grid is operated largely by controlling generation to match load. As ever-greater amounts of intermittent renewable generation sources are added to the grid, it will become increasingly (more…)

Mtg: The Importance of Tier Standards: Topology for Data Center Functionality

by @ 11:14 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY February 17, 2010
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: W. Pitt Turner IV, PE, Executive Director, Uptime Institute
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 IEEE members, $30 nonmembers, $10 students
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: Please email by Feb. 15th to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, 925-463-7115
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

With the increasing importance of data centers, weâ??ve probably all heard about â??Tier Standards??? but may not have a formal or accurate understanding of them.? The Tiers indicate the ability of a site (more…)

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

by @ 11:13 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, 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 tissue with (more…)

Mtg: High Frequency Characterization of Transistors

by @ 11:11 am. 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 (more…)

Mtg: Get Your Consultancy Certified as a Green Business

by @ 11:09 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY February 16, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Arthur Keller, Minerva Consulting; Lisa Rose, Santa Clara County Green Business Program
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Significant parts of the San Francisco Bay Area are at risk for increased flooding as a result of climate change.? Landfill space is being depleted rapidly, with alternative space increasingly scarce.? Climate change (more…)

Mtg: Assembly and Applications of Microscopically Small Electronic Components

by @ 11:08 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 14, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Nanotechnology Chapter?
Speaker: Babak A. Parviz, Assoc. Professor of Innovation & Assoc. Director of the Micro-Scale Life Sciences Center, University of Washington
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM (note new times!)
Cost: $20 if reserved by April 12; $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

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

by @ 11:07 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, 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 future.? This (more…)

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

by @ 11:06 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

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 â?? the era of the nano-scale sensor.? As the information age has progressed from computer to networks to the cloud, our (more…)

Event: Radio Fest 2010 in Monterey

by @ 10:58 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY March 20-21, 2010
ARRL Ham Radio Convention
Speakers, flea market, demos, vendors, exams
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM Sunday
Cost: minimal
Place: General Stillwell Community Center, Ord Military Community (old Fort Ord), Monterey Peninsula
RSVP: Through website
Web and more information: ? www.radiofest.org

Mtg: Biomagnetics: An Interdisciplinary Field where Magnetics, Biology and Medicine Overlap

by @ 10:34 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY April 29, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Shoogo Ueno, Kyushu University, and 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
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Biomagnetics is an interdisciplinary field where magnetics, biology and medicine overlap.? It has a long history since 1600, when William Gilbert published his book De Magnete.? Recent advances in (more…)

Mtg: Heusler Compounds: Multifunctional Materials for Spintronics

by @ 10:19 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 23, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Claudia Felser, Johannes Gutenberg Universitat, Germany
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

Tremendous progress has been made recently in the development of magnetic Heusler compounds specifically designed as materials for spintronic applications.? While problems in the field of spintronics (more…)

Mtg: RFID: Going Mainstream

by @ 9:14 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 18, 2010
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Al Scott, Besser Associates
Time: Social/networking at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/aps

In 2004, Wal-Mart announced that all of their suppliers must label all products with a Radio Frequency ID tag that could read electronically from distances up to 20 feet.? A decade earlier Wal-Mart had issued (more…)

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