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March 25, 2010

Mtg: Next-Generation MEMS Inertial Sensors

by @ 8:17 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 6, 2010
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Peter G. Hartwell, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories
Time: Networking at 6:15 PM; Presentation 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

MEMS inertial sensors have been around for more than 25 years, from the first prototypes developed in universities to initial product offerings.? While the goal has always been enabling inertial navigation in (more…)

March 24, 2010

Mtg: Tier 4a Interim Emissions Standards

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY April 27, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Armen Kludjian, Peterson Power Systems
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30; student members $10 (pay at the door)
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: Please email Frank Sylvester, fsylvester@sfwater.org for reservations and to qualify for the drawing
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1004-sf-ias.pdf

Beginning January 1, 2011 the EPA kicks off new tighter emission standards. Our presentation will focus on the 751HP and above Standby Engines. Action is currently pending at (more…)

March 22, 2010

Mtg: Antenna Technology for Commercial Satcom

by @ 5:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY April 7, 2010
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter, with Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Michael Thorburn, Space Systems/Loral
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Main Building, Aristotle Room, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.mtt-scv.org

A variety of topics in antenna technology and antenna design methodology will be presented to give the audience an overview of this exciting field.

Short Course: RF and Microwave Design for Future Technologies

by @ 12:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY May 1, 2010
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speakers: Prof Ali Niknejad, UC-Berkeley; Dr R Srinavasan, Intel Corp; Dr Rich Ruby, Avago; Prof Gabriel Rebeiz, UC-San Diego; Prof Pham, UC-Davis; Prof Tom Lee, Stanford
Time: Registration 7:30 – 8:00 AM; Presentations 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: Advance Reg: $60 IEEE members, $70 non-members, $50 Students/Unemployed ($10 more on-site)
Place: Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: Register online
Web: www.mtt-scv.org

In recent years the area of RF and microwave design has expanded into many new application areas, generated new technologies and adapted many new technologies into itâ??s products.? This short course will give an overview of (more…)

Mtg: Architectures and Applications of Video Surveillance and Video Analytics Systems

by @ 9:19 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY April 14, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Robb Henshaw, Proxim Wireless; Suhas Patil, Cradle Technologies; Basant Khaitan, Videonetics
Time: Food/drink and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for food/drinks
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: By April 12 to comsocscv@gmail.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Three Talks:? A Primer on Wireless Network Architectures and Applications for Video Surveillance; Video Surveillance, Security and Smart Energy Management Systems; and The Role of Video Analytics in Video Servers and Network Edge Products

Mtg: IEC 60204-33 and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment

by @ 8:46 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 23, 2010
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Mark A. Krauss, CLSO, Principal Consultant, Environmental, Health and Safety Services, LLC
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: No cost for presentation
Place: Dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; Mtg: Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: Not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

The validation of Semiconductor Fabrication Equipment product safety compliance has historically been mapped against generic National and International electrical standards. With the December 2009 publication of IEC 60204-33 a (more…)

Mtg: Supercomputing at NASA: Current Impact, Future Challenges

by @ 8:29 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY May 11, 2010
SCV Computer Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Rupak Biswas, Division Chief, NASA Advanced Supercomputing
Time: Pizza/sodas and networking at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Microsoft Research, 1288 Pear Ave., Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/computer

In this talk, Dr. Biswas will describe NASA’s fully-integrated supercomputing environment, its recent impact in several NASA mission areas, and discuss some pacing challenges to be overcome to make the next revolutionary advances (more…)

Seminar: Power Systems: 5 Topics To Help You Avoid Disaster

by @ 8:15 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

FRIDAY March 26, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
5 Speakers: Benjamin Lanz, IMCORP; Kurt Lindorfer, Paradigm Structural Engineers; M. R. Karim, OSHPD; Robert Schuerger, HP Critical Facilities Services; Stuart Gibbon, Post-Glover
Time: Registration & Continental Breakfast at 8:00 AM, Talks from 8:30 AM â?? 4:40 PM
Cost: $250 — includes lunch, handouts, one book, and raffle entry
Place: Marriott Pleasanton, 11950 Dublin Canyon Rd., Pleasanton
RSVP: Use the form at the Web link
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1003-sf-ias.pdf

Mtg: Integrated RF-CMOS MEMS Solutions for Mobile Terminals

by @ 8:14 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 25, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Jeffrey L. Hilbert, President, WiSpry, Inc. (Irvine, CA)
Time: Buffet Lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by March 23 ($5 for full-time students, unemployed); $20 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 mobile terminal market is characterized by very large volumes, very short product development cycles, decreasing product life times, and very low and rapidly declining product prices.? These market characteristics make adoption of a (more…)

Webinar: Model-based Design & HIL Testing for Mechatronic Systems

by @ 8:13 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 25, 2010
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Chris Washington, Senior Product Manager, National Instruments; and Paul Goossens, Applications Engineering, Maplesoft
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: through the web link
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1531578

Mtg: DC Flywheel Technologies in Comparison to Lead-acid Batteries for Large-Scale UPS Systems

by @ 8:12 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY March 24, 2010
SCV? Power & Engergy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Keith Field, Western Regional Sales Director, Pentadyne
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 for IEEE members, $30.00 for non-members, $10.00 for Students
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: By email to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, (925) 463-7115
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

Webinar: An Open Integrated Environment for Transparent Fuzzy Agents Design: the Fuzzy Markup Language

by @ 8:11 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

WEDNESDAY March 24, 2010
TORONTO SECTION – Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speakers: Giovanni Acampora and Vincenzo Loia, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Salerno
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM, PDT
Cost: none
Place: On the Internet
RSVP: Through link on the website
Web: toronto.ieee.ca/events/mar2410a.htm

Mtg: DirectLife: Tracking Your Physical Activity

by @ 8:10 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY March 23, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Jeroen Brouwer, Philips
Time: Pizza, Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for non-members, students free
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: Not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

A somewhat new branch of Consumer Electronics is about your health.? Jeroen Brouwer from Philips will talk about one aspect of this new market through a discussion about Philipsâ?? DirectLife.? DirectLife helps you measure your (more…)

Mtg: Heusler Compounds: Multifunctional Materials for Spintronics

by @ 8:09 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, 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 remain, the use of (more…)

Webinar: How the SBA/IEEE-USA Partnership Can Help Engineering Entrepreneurs

by @ 8:08 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY March 23, 2010
IEEE-USA
Speaker: Penny Pickett, Associate Administrator for Entrepreneurial Development, USA Small Business Administration
Time: Webinar begins at 11:00 AM, for 1 hour
Cost: none
Place: On the Internet
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars

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