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March 31, 2010

CFP: Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

by @ 10:35 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
— November 7-10, 2010 ? ? — Pacific Grove
— Paper submissions due by June 1
Papers requested in the follow areas: ? — Communications Systems ? — MIMO Communications and Signal Processing ? — Networks ? — Adaptive Systems and Processing ? — Array Processing and Statistical Signal Processing ? — Biomedical Signal and Image Processing ? — Architecture and Implementation ? — Speech, Image and Video Processing ? (much more information in the CFP PDF)
For full details, see

March 30, 2010

Mtg: Half a Century of Lasers: How it All Got Started

by @ 8:11 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY May 19, 2010
SCV Photonics
Speaker: Jeff Hecht, Author of Beam: The Race to Make the Laser
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

The laser’s conceptual roots go back to Albert Einstein’s idea of stimulated emission, but the action didn’t start until the invention of the microwave maser in the 1950s.? The next logical step was to the higher frequencies of light waves, but (more…)

March 29, 2010

Mtg: Pervasive Learning: Diagnosis and Management of Production Systems

by @ 3:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

MONDAY April 12, 2010
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Julia Liu, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Modern production systems are optimized for productivity, but component faults or deterioration often occur in practice.? Diagnosis and health management of a production system are thus important. They can be formulated as (more…)

March 26, 2010

Mtg: Successful Job Searching in Today’s Environment

by @ 1:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY April 1, 2010
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Mahmood Khan, President, G-ESI
Time: Guided Networking at 6:30 PM, Light dinner at 7:15 PM, Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 (IEEE member), $13 (non member), cash or check at the door
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: Through the website

To be prepared for a job in this new economy with lack of jobs and many excellent resources, and to perform a successful job search, you need more than Resumes and Cover Letters.? You need a complete program, â??a full-time job???, to keep you focused and energized. A quick â??acid test??? below will reveal if you are doing the right things.
Q1. Do you have your job search collateral ready (elevator speech, professional objectives, brand, target industry and employers, resumes, cover letters, campaign plan)?
Q2. Do you have your job search plan, and are you executing your job search campaign?
Q4. Have you created your Career Roadmap and are in the execution phase?
Q5. Have you identified your best values for the employers â?? the ones that make you stand out from the crowd?
If you answered no to any of the above, here is a five step program â?? a 30 Day Job Search-Creation Program â??? to get you on the right track.

Webinar: Multiphysics Simulations for Low and High Frequency

by @ 1:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY March 31, 2010
Speaker: Walter Frei, Applications Engineer, COMSOL
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: through the web linnk

Mtg: Volunteer Information Evening – Presentations on Engineering Volunteering Opportunities

by @ 1:06 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY March 30, 2010
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD) Chapter
5 Speakers: robotics, educational outreach, science fairs, mentoring, other volunteering
Time: Pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM, Talks and interaction from 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: at EventBrite:

If you’ve always wanted to get involved in professional engineering volunteering activities but did not known how, this is the event for you.? GOLD hosts a night of presentations/demos on opportunities relevant to (more…)

International Interconnect Technology Conference

by @ 1:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

IEEE Electron Devices Society
IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference
— June 7-9, 2010 ? ? — Hyatt Regency SF Airport Hotel, Burlingame
IITC is a forum for professionals and researchers in semiconductor processing, advanced materials, equipment development, and interconnect systems to explore new science and technology.
Sessions: ? – System Scaling ? – Systems And Interconnects ? – Process Integration ? – Materials And Unit Process ? – Back-End Memory & MEMS ? – Reliability and Characterization ? – Packaging, 3D & TSV ? – Novel Materials and Concepts ? – Plus poster sessions ? ? Short Course topics (June 6): ? – Future Interconnects ? – Advanced Patterning ? – Plasma Process Challenges ? – Impact on Processors ? – Modeling Variation ? – Memory
Early pricing through May 14. More information:

Conf: Netbook Summit

by @ 1:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

Netbook Summit
– May 24-25, 2010 ? ? – Hyatt Regency Hotel, SF Airport
Practical information on the role of netbooks: using netbooks effectively, developing software for netbooks, netbooks in education, making netbooks perform better, and expanding netbooks.
Half-DayTutorials: ? – Netbooks in the Enterprise ? – Improving Netbook Performance ? – Networking Netbooks ? – Netbook Security
Sessions: ? – New Paradigms in Networks ? – Doing More with Netbooks ? – Netbooks in Education ? – Operating System Shootout (Windows, Linux, Android, Chrome, etc.) ? – Storage/Backup for Netbooks ? – Applications ? – Netbooks: The New Hub of Distributed Computing ? – Processor Shootout (Atom, ARM, others) ? – Market Research
Save $300 through May 19th; more information:

International Microwave Symposium

by @ 1:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

IEEE Microwave Week
International Microwave Symposium
— May 23-28, 2010 ? ? — Anaheim Convention Center
— Sessions ? ? — Exhibits ? ? — Applications Seminars
During Microwave Week, there are 32 Workshops, 3 Short Courses, 98 Oral Sessions, 6 Interactive Forums, 9 Panel Sessions, and 13 Focused and Special Sessions to attend, in addition to the Exhibits. Download the Advance Program!
Workshops: Topics include: ? – Software Defined Radio ? – Ultra-Wideband Technology ? – High Speed Signal Integrity ? – Power Management ? – RF Packaging Solutions ? – RF MEMS ? – Low-Phase-Noise Oscillators ? – Wireless Power Transmission ? … and many more. Earlybird Rates thru May 7 â??- Members save $200.
More information:

Social Media Strategies Conference

by @ 1:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

Leveraging Social Media to achieve your business goals
Social Media Strategies Conference ?
— May 18-19, 2010 ? ? ? — Hyatt Regency Hotel, Santa Clara
Businesses of all types and sizes are leveraging social media for strategic and tactical initiatives. Come, Learn, Plan.
Talks: ? – Leveraging Social Media for Business ? – Tapping into the Power of Employees ? – Social Media Marketing ? – True Drivers of a Successful Strategy ? – Thinking Vertically Across Social Media ? – Best and Worst of Social Media Practices ? – Overcoming Objections ? – Tools For Social Media Marketing ? – Branding, Reputation Management & Legal Issues ? – and more ? ? Workshops: ? – How to Market your Business on Facebook ? – How to Market on Twitter and YouTube
Start your company’s social media program! For information and to register, visit ? (To get the Member rate, use coupon code “ieee2010” for a $100 discount)

Embedded Systems Conference â?? Silicon Valley

by @ 12:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

Embedded Systems Conference â?? Silicon Valley
— April 26-29, 2010 ? ? — San Jose Convention Center
— 22 technical tracks ? ? — Over 250 sessions
— 250 exhibitors (April 27-29) ? ? — Embeddy Awards
If you can only attend one event this year, the ESC Silicon Valley is the must-attend event for embedded systems engineers. ESC is the largest gathering for embedded technologies available today.
Teardowns: tear apart and look at the electronics in a number of cool products.
Multicore Expo: co-located with ESC Silicon Valley – provides 3 days of dedicated multicore technology training options and multicore-related exhibits. Tracks: ? – Multicore Architectures and Processors ? – Multicore Development and Design Tools ? – System-Level Multicore Implementations ? – Hypervisors and Operating Environments
Discounts for groups. ? ? More information:

Electronic Design Processes Symposium

by @ 12:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

Computer Society
IEEE Electronic Design Processes Symposium (EDPS)
— April 8-9, 2010 ? — Monterey Beach Hotel, Monterey
Now in its 17th year, the EDPS workshop fosters the free exchange of ideas among the top thinkers, movers, and shakers who focus on how chips and systems are designed in the electronics industry and discuss state-of-the-art improvements to electronics design processes and CAD methodologies. Themes: ? – Cloud computing and the Design Process ? – What will Succeed CMOS ? – Multi-Core Programming ? – Process/Device Characterization, Modeling, Flow Integration, Scaling, Migration ? – Impact of Manufacturing Interface, Interoperability, Licensing Models ? – 3D ICs ? – Status of EDA Industry ? ? Sessions: ? – ESL and other EDA trends ? – HPC and Multi-cores for EDA ? – Moving to a Brave New World ? – Power and New Design Needs ? – Advanced Technologies ? … plus keynotes
Register by March 31st:

Mtg: Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems

by @ 6:55 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY June 16, 2010? (was 6/17)
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Joseph Weiss, Managing Partner, Applied Control Solutions, LLC
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: Dinner is $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room, 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: Please respond by June 16 to Gregg Boltz,,? 925-210-2571

The convergence of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) with general information technology (IT) systems has created security vulnerabilities for the traditionally isolated ICS.? The convergence (more…)

March 25, 2010

Symp: Nanotechnology â?? State of the Art and Applications

by @ 11:53 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: IEEE Distinguished Lecturer from TX State, Univ ov Albany CSNE, NEC Japan, U of TX NanoMed, Harvard, UCSD, Max Planck Inst, Stanford, SJ BioCenter, Nanosys, AMAT, IBM, others
Time: Tuesday 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Wednesday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $160, Students $125, Non-Members $210
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

Mtg: Energy-Efficient Design of Digital Circuits

by @ 8:35 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

THURSDAY April 15, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter, with Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Vojin Oklobdzija, IEEE-SSCS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: small donation to cover food
Place: Qualcomm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road Santa Clara (this meeting only)
RSVP: not required

Techniques for designing and optimizing digital circuits have for a long time been driven by performance.? Power is now the limiting factor to performance.? Logical Effort technique helps to determine transistor (more…)

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