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March 9, 2010

Field Trip to Tour SLAC X-Ray Laser – IEEE Members Only

by @ 5:26 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY April 6, 2010
SCV Photonics Chapter
Tour Leader and Speaker: Dr. John Arthur, SLAC
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation and tours at 7:00 PM
Cost: $11.54
Place: SLAC (Check-in at SLAC guard gate), 2575 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park
RSVP: First 30 registrants before April 1st (no walk-in’s)

The Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) began operation in 2009 as the world’s first hard x-ray free-electron laser facility.? Driven by high-energy, ultra-short pulses of electrons prepared by the venerable linear (more…)

Mtg: NanoImprint – Patterning Storage for Tablets/Netbooks and NanoMedical Applications

by @ 5:06 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY April 20, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter?
Speaker: Paul Hofemann, VP of Emerging Markets, Molecular Imprint Inc.
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

NanoImprint technology is entering its third generation of equipment that is targeted at high volume production.? The equipment, based on the evolution of the J-FIL technology, can now produce sufficient resolution, (more…)

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

by @ 3:52 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY March 23, 2010
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

To assist high-tech entrepreneurs starting new businesses, IEEE-USA and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) have agreed to work in cooperation to promote, strengthen and expand small business development (more…)

Mtg: Cost-Effective Grid-Scale Energy Storage

by @ 3:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY March 17, 2010
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Bill Gray, Velkess
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: Donation for food accepted
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

Velkess has demonstrated a novel energy storage technology for large-scale grid-connected storage applications. Initial production systems will provide storage at < 1/10th the cost and 2x the efficiency of the best (more…)

Mtg: Android: A 9,000-foot Overview

by @ 3:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY April 13, 2010
SCV Computer Chapter?
Speakers: Mike Demler, Senior Strategic Analyst, DIGDIA; and Marko Gargenta, Marakana
Time: Pizza/sodas and networking with sponsoring vendors at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Microsoft Research, 1288 Pear Ave., Mountain View
RSVP: from website

Android is based on Linux, but quite different.? You write Java, but don’t run Java.? Learn how Android packs some of the most successful open technologies in a novel way to create the best possible user experience.? This talk (more…)

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

by @ 10:13 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY March 25, 2010
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 linnk

There is an increasing demand for mechatronic systems that require the effective integration of subsystems from different engineering domains (eg mechanisms, electric motors, electric circuits and controllers). Traditionally (more…)

Mtg: Demand Response: Air Conditioner Direct Control Tests

by @ 9:55 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power

MONDAY March 22, 2010
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Bashar Kellow, Senior Program Manager, Demand Response Emerging Technology Group, Pacific Gas & Electric
Time: 12:00 PM Noon (includes lunch)
Cost: Free for IEEE members, $5 for non-members
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Office, Main Auditorium, 245 Market St., San Francisco
RSVP: by March 19 to John Joven,, 415-973-4873

It is technically possible for direct control load management programs to provide spinning reserve and voltage regulation in wholesale electricity markets thereby simultaneously improving system reliability, lowering (more…)

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