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May 22, 2010

Mtg: Multiscale Magnetic Models: From Electronic Structure to Device Design

by @ 9:03 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

FRIDAY May 28, 2010
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Roy Chantrell, Physics Department, The University of York
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, by May 24

Magnetic materials make a vital contribution to a number of technologies, including of course magnetic recording.? Increasingly, materials are structured on the nanoscale in order to produce the desired properties for (more…)

Mtg: Successful Applications of MoM/MLFMM to Antennas Located on Vehicles

by @ 9:02 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

THURSDAY (Postponed — was May 27, 2010)
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Keith Snyder, Sr. Member of the Technical Staff, Northrop Grumman
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

Method of Moments, MoM, and Multi-Level Fast Multi-pole Method, MLFMM, are two methods for computing behavior of antennas.? His talk will be about applications of the FEKO code and the successes he (more…)

Mtg: Substation Design

by @ 8:59 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY May 27, 2010
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Christopher J. Lovin, P.E., Eaton Corp.
Time: Appetizers and no-host bar at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none for IEEE members; $10 for guests
Place: Pyramid Alehouse, 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley
RSVP: through website

Arc flash, arc resistant, zone selective interlocking, selective coordination, LEED, SPD, surge arrestors, metering, BIL â?? so many things to consider when designing a unit substation to meet NEC, California Code, and (more…)

Mtg: Early Career Development: Getting Ahead in Engineering

by @ 8:58 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY May 27, 2010
SF GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Speakers: Anndee Francisco – College Relations; Nicole Mincin – College Relations; Jose Mendoza – Professional Recruiting (PG&E)
Time: 12:00 Noon (includes light lunch)
Cost: Free for IEEE members; $5 for non-members
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Office, 245 Market St. (Check in at the West Lobby), Room # 1410, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Marvic Verzano, MCV9@PGE.COM, 510-874-2408

In this economic climate it is hard to find a job â?? much less get a promotion.? If you are a fresh graduate with little experience, it may be even worse.? Should you plan your career to the business side of (more…)

Mtg: Multi-Vehicle Task and Mission Planning with Visualization

by @ 8:57 am. Filed under Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY May 27, 2010
SCV Control Systems, with Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: el-Hadi M. Aggoune, Ph.D., Professor at Cogswell Polytechnical College
Time: Networking at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Multi-Media Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

Visualization is essential not only to gain in-depth understanding of complex engineering problems but also to expand the boundary of knowledge, optimize human potential, and mitigate technology (more…)

Mtg: Impact and Mitigation of DRAM and SRAM Soft Errors on Server RAS

by @ 8:55 am. Filed under Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY May 26, 2010
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Charlie Slayman, Senior Reliability Consultant, Ops A La Carte
Time: Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: HP, Building 48, Oak Room, 1911 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: not required

This talk will cover the different types of neutron and alpha particle soft errors observed in DRAM and SRAM devices, how the soft error FITs are expected to trend as technology scales below 90nm and the (more…)

Mtg: EU RoHS Changes â?? What You Need to Know

by @ 8:53 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY May 25, 2010
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Revati Pradhan-Kasmalkar, Principal Consultant, Tantra Consulting
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM at Bowers Cafe
Cost: none
Place: meeting is at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

The overhaul of EU RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) Directive for EEE has been in the works since December 2008. This recast can lead to some significant changes to existing scope, product categories, (more…)

Mtg: Arc Flash Management and Technology & Plant Tour

by @ 8:52 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY May 25, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Ed Rossi, President; Ashok Kulkarni, Vice President Engineering; Predrag Milovac, Design Development Manager, Industrial Electric Mfg (IEM)
Time: Social and buffet-style dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Plant tour at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (reservations required; seating limited)
Place: Industrial Electric Mfg (IEM), 48205 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont
RSVP: please email Jim Avery, to reserve your seat

Measures to increase equipment and personnel safety in manufacturing are reflected in new approaches and technologies designed to help minimize the risk of workplace dangers in the event of an arc flash.? With a (more…)

Mtg: Overview of Recent Developments in HAMR Technology

by @ 8:52 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY May 25, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Jan-Ulrich Thiele, Seagate Technology, Inc.
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

Both leading contenders in the hard disk drive (HDD) industryâ??s continuing quest for ever increasing areal storage densities, bit patterned media recording (BPM) and heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), (more…)

Mtg: Electronics Manufacturing by Inkjet Printing

by @ 8:50 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY May 25, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Joel Yocom, Conductive Inkjet Technology
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members (pay at the door)
Place: nVIDIA – 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

Inkjet printing is of great interest in the field of electronics manufacture because its digital nature negates the need for physical tooling.? A wide variety of active and passive materials are currently being investigated for (more…)

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