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April 22, 2010

Mtg: Nanophosphors: Lighting to Life Sciences

by @ 1:54 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 15, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ravi P. Rao, Materials Research Laboratory, SRI International
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 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

Nanomaterials are extensively investigated due to better optical, electrical and mechanical properties in various applications.? In nanocrystals, the quantum confinement effect plays (more…)

Mtg: Trends in Solar Cell Technology

by @ 9:51 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 20, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits, with Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Betty Prince, New Energy Strategies International
Time: Refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation to partially cover food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/mu/scv-sscs

This talk will discuss recent trends in photovoltaic technology including: light concentrators, process techniques to improve efficiency, recent developments in III-V materials (GaAs, InP, GaInAs, etc.), (more…)

April 21, 2010

Mtg: 48-Core Cloud Computer Chip

by @ 10:16 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 8, 2010
SCV Computer, with Solid State Circuits Chapters
Speaker: Jason Howard, Senior Technical Researcher, Intel
Time: Networking with food and beverage at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation helps cover food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: Via EventBrite link: 48corechip.eventbrite.com
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/computer

In this talk, Jason Howard describes a processor integrating 48 IA-32 cores, 4 DDR3 memory channels, and a voltage regulator controller in a 6Ã?4 2D-mesh network-on-chip architecture.? Located at each mesh (more…)

Mtg: Thermal Management for the Design of Telecom and Server Systems (with Lab Tour)

by @ 10:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 27, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speakers: Marlin Vogel, Electronic Cooling Solutions and Bernie Siegal, President, Thermal Engineering Associates
Time: Registration, free pizza and soft drinks at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon; Tour at 12:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Thermal Design Center, 2915 Copper Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: Through the website link; limited to first 40 registrants.
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

A systematic approach will be provided for architecting and determining the feasibility of a system thermal design, along with presenting the necessary process steps required to validate and finalize a reliable system design.? (more…)

Mtg: Novel Magnetic Materials and Magnetic Devices

by @ 7:45 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY May 17, 2010
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Yang-Ki Hong, University of Alabama
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Cyclotron Rd, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, PJFischer@lbl.gov? by May 12
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

A number of recent results achieved in the areas of ferrite, magnetic films and nanoparticles, and design and performance of magnetic RF devices by the authorâ??s laboratory will be introduced.? The first part of this talk (more…)

Faultline Brewery Social

by @ 7:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY April 29, 2010
SCV Computer and Communications Chapters
Time: 6:00 PM Networking with food and beverage; 7:30 PM Dinner if you want to stick around (on your own)
Cost: All are welcome – IEEE members with current membership card receive a free $8 voucher at the door.
Place: Faultline Brewery, 1235 Oakmead Pkwy, Sunnyvale
RSVP: Limited seating; please reserve
Web: ieeecscomsoc201004.eventbrite.com

April 17, 2010

Mtg: MEMS-based Ultrasonic Transducers in Medical Imaging and Therapy

by @ 8:09 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 21, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: B. (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at Nexus Cafeteria in the Clark Center, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (CMUTs) have been developed in the past decade as alternative transducers for generating and detecting ultrasound. Capacitor transducers have been known for over (more…)

Mtg: Switched-Capacitor Converters: Big and Small

by @ 8:07 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 21, 2010
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Michael Seeman, Ph.D., Solar Semiconductor Inc.
Time: Networking & 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: from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Switched-capacitor (SC) DC-DC converters have historically been relegated to utilitarian low-power applications where high efficiency and regulation have not been important.? Through our recent developments in analyzing (more…)

Mtg: Context Is King: Smartphone Augmented Reality

by @ 8:06 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY April 20, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Clark Dodsworth, Osage Associates Consulting
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Augmented Reality (AR) blends a physical environment with computer-generated imagery.? “The Product is the Experience” is a key consideration for a quality user AR experience in hand-held devices.? In this (more…)

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

by @ 8:04 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, 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
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

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, overlay (more…)

April 14, 2010

Career Forum: Take Your Career To the Next Level

by @ 9:59 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY May 7, 2010
sponsors: SCV PACE Members in Transition, UCSC-Extension, NOVA, Chamber of Commerce
Speakers: William Uranga, Director of Staffing at TiVo; Alex Plant, Senior Social Media Guy at NetApp
Breakout Sessions: Engineering and Technology, Business and Management, Bioscience, and Education (choose 2)
Time: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM; see website for complete schedule of talks, sessions
Cost: none
Place: UC-Santa Cruz Extension, 2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: Must register through the website; limited to 200 (room capacity)
Web: events-manager.ucsc.edu/content/take-your-career-next-level

April 13, 2010

Mtg: Power-Efficient Data Converters

by @ 3:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 29, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Franco Maloberti (Distinguished Lecturer of the Solid State Circuit Society and Fellow of IEEE)
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Small donation to cover food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: Not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scv/ssc

Portable and nomadic systems require developing power effective and power aware design methodologies for either analog or digital circuits.? For data converters, low power and optimal resolution imply a favorable allocation of the noise (more…)

Mtg: Energy-Efficient Design of Digital Circuits

by @ 3:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 15, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits, with Circuits and Systems Chapters
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
Web: ewh.ieee.org/mu/scv-sscs

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 sizes for speed as an objective (more…)

Mtg: Energy Savings on Fans and Pumps Using Adjustable Frequency Drives

by @ 3:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY April 15, 2010
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Jim McGeough, Western Regional Sales Manager, Eaton Corporation
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 April 14th to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1004-oeb-ias.pdf

As the cost of energy rises, there are many ways that facilities can address the efficiency of energy consumption.? AC Motor loads can typically be the largest percentage of energy consumers in a facility.? AC Motors and other non-linear (more…)

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

by @ 3:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

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

The program this month includes three talks:
A Primer on Wireless Network Architectures and Applications for Video Surveillance
In recent years, there has been (more…)

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