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May 20, 2010

Mtg: SJSU’s Formula Hybrid Presents “Athena”

by @ 9:43 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 16, 2010
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speakers: SJSU Formula Hybrid Team (Project Manager is Joshua Hogan, junior, ME)
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Formula-Hybrid@SJSU is a multi-disciplinary engineering project aimed at building an electric-gas formula-style vehicle.? Based on a strict rulebook, the team designed, analyzed, fabricated, (more…)

May 19, 2010

Webinar: High-Skills Immigration Reform Update

by @ 11:30 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY June 10, 2010
IEEE-USA Corporate Management Webinar Series
Instructor: Russ Harrison, IEEE-USA Lobbyist
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: Sign up in advance, from the website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/

Get the inside story on the state of immigration reform from IEEE-USA immigration lobbyists.? For the past decade, IEEE-USA has been trying to persuade Congress to reform America’s (more…)

Webinar: Consulting 102

by @ 11:25 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY June 17, 2010
IEEE-USA Careers Webinar Series
Instructor: Dr. Gary Blank, independent consultant
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: Sign up in advance, from the website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/

As a follow-up to last year’s webinar “Consulting 101,” Gary Blank is back to provide more valuable information consultants can use to improve their practice.? This webinar will address (more…)

May 18, 2010

Mtg: Ultra-Low-Voltage VLSI Design for Minimum-Energy Computing

by @ 3:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

Monday June 21, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Massimo Alioto, Ph.D, Visiting Professor, UC-Berkeley
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

In the last years, subthreshold CMOS logic circuits have become very popular in ultra low power applications, which typically constrain the power budget to a few tens of uWs and the supply (more…)

May 17, 2010

Mtg: Robotics for Electronics Manufacturing

by @ 4:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 8, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley, with Control Systems chapter?
Speaker: Karl Mathia, Zitech Engineering, LLC
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $28 for dinner
Place: Del Monte Restaurant, 100 South Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale
RSVP: from the website, by 8 AM on June 8
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

At this talk, CNSV member Karl Mathia will introduce his new Cambridge University Press book Robotics for Electronics Manufacturing: Principles and Applications in Cleanroom Automation.? Karl will provide (more…)

Mtg: Wireless Sensor Networks + Challenges of WiFi Interoperability Testing and Performance Measurements

by @ 12:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY June 9, 2010
SCV Commmunications Chapter
Speakers: Murat Senel, Bosch Research and Technology Center LLC; Farouk Zanaty, Wi-PerforMax Inc
Time: Cheese, crackers, drinks and Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: Through the website link
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Wireless Sensor Networks:
The “Internet of Things” refers to the posibility of connecting sensors, actuators or any device to the Internet. It can lead to a significant (more…)

May 15, 2010

Mtg: Trends in Solar Cell Technology

by @ 8:45 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays, 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.), trends in (more…)

Web: Link Your Business Plan to Your Financing Needs (5-part Webinar)

by @ 8:44 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY May 20, 2010
IEEE-USA Entrepreneurs Webinar Series
Instructor: Dr. Dileep Rao, adjunct professor and author of Lessons from Bootstrap to Billions
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (monthly, part 1 of 5)
Cost: IEEE members: $69 each or $129 for all five. Non-members: $99 for each or $225 for all five
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: Sign up in advance, from the website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2010/Bootstrap-to-Billions.html

Mtg: Behind the Scenes at IEEE SPECTRUM, with Tekla Perry

by @ 8:43 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY May 19, 2010
SCV Power Electronics, with Women in Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Tekla S. Perry, Senior Editor, IEEE Spectrum Magazine
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

You’ve seen this publication for as long as you’ve been an IEEE member. A veteran editor will tell you how it’s changed, how the editorial process really works, and what being a technology journalist today is like in a world (more…)

Mtg: Applying Therapeutic Device Innovation To Clinical Medicine: The Evalve Story

by @ 8:42 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 19, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Fred St. Goar, El Camino Hospital
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

Fred St.Goar is an interventional cardiologist at El Camino Hospital.? He did his internal medicine and cardiology training at Stanford in the eighties during the hayday of cardiology medical device development where he took (more…)

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

by @ 8:41 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY May 19, 2010
SCV Photonics Chapter
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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

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 (more…)

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

by @ 8:40 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY May 18-19, 2010
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
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

23 Speakers in 9 Sessions
Evening Networking Reception
Sponsors and Universities Showcase “Nanotech Offerings”
A Full 2 days

Mtg: The Next Wave in Wireless Technology: Challenges and Solutions

by @ 8:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY May 18, 2010
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University
Time: Complimentary lasagne and salad dinner and networking at 6:30 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Tim Ryan, tryan@ccsf.edu
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/san_francisco/comsoc

The demand for wireless communications has enjoyed exponential growth worldwide for decades, and looks to continue unabated into the foreseeable future.? To meet these demands, the next generation of high-performance (more…)

Mtg: Legal Pitfalls in Consulting Agreements

by @ 8:35 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY May 18, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: David R. Stevens, Stevens Law Group, PC
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

The provisions of a consulting agreement are critical to a consultantâ??s business success. From inception to closure, the consulting agreement defines the parameters of the business relationship between a consultant and a (more…)

Mtg: The Smart Grid: A Convergence of IT, Communications and Power & Energy Technologies

by @ 8:34 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

MONDAY May 17, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Claudio Lima, Managing Director, Sonoma Innovation
Time: Networking/Pizza Social at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

The Smart Grid is emerging as a convergence of Information Technology (IT), Communications and Control technology with Power and Energy System Engineering. Todayâ??s electricity grid is inefficient, where 8% of its (more…)

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