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June 28, 2010

Mtg: Utility-Scale PV: Leveraging Spanish Experience in the US Market

by @ 7:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY June 29, 2010
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Matt Anderson, project manager, Aries Power and Industrial Co.
Time: Presentation and light lunch at 12:00 PM Noon
Cost: Free for IEEE members; $5 for non-members
Place: CA Public Utilities Commission, Golden Gate Training Room, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: by June 28 to Tim Brown, Tim.Brown@chevron.com, 415-733-4931
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1006-sf-pes.pdf

Spanish law established a Feed-in Tariff for Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants in 2007 under the Real Decreto 661/2007 that stimulated the development and installation of 2500 MW of Utility Scale PV (more…)

Mtg: Medical Image Processing in Ophthalmology and Beyond

by @ 6:41 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY September 7, 2010
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jonathan Oakley, Pixeleron
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

This talk will cover medical imaging processing methods, what is currently the state of the art, and how these are being used to support clinicians and radiologists. Particular emphasis will be given to ophthalmic applications.

Tour: AT&T Park Tour (and Giants vs. Mets)

by @ 6:25 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

SATURDAY July 17, 2010
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Time: Tour: 2:30 – 4:00 PM. Game: 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $15 for non-members, Free for children under 2 (game is add’l $16 for IEEE members, $32 for non-members)
Place: AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
RSVP: Space is limited. Please contact John Joven, JRJJ@pge.com for more information: 415-973-4873
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1007-sf-pes.pdf

Mtg: Cloud Computing: Impact on IT Architecture, Data Centers and the Network

by @ 6:06 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY July 14, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter?
Speakers: Robin Ren, Director of R&D, VMware; Alan G. Hakimi, Senior Cloud Architect, Microsoft; Arpit Joshipura, VP of Strategy, Ericsson Silicon Valley; Colin Constable, Chief Enterprise Architect, Juniper Networks
Time: Refreshments and Networking at 6:00 PM, Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to comsocscv@gmail.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc
Cloud computing is on every CIO’s top priority list nowadays. However, like any “game-changer” technologies in history, today’s Cloud Computing field can appear (more…)

Mtg: Computers and Telescopes: Seeing to the Edge of the Universe

by @ 5:41 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY August 10, 2010
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Sidd Bikkannavar, Researcher, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Time: Networking with food and beverage at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: Microsoft Research (use rear/North door), 1288 Pear Ave., Mountain View
RSVP: required – from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/computer

In every optical system, degradations in image quality result from wavefront error (aberrations in the shape of light, which prevent rays from converging at a single (more…)

June 21, 2010

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

by @ 2:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday July 7, 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 recent 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 µWs and the supply voltage to (more…)

Mtg: Micropower Low-Voltage Digital Class D Amplifier

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY August 16, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Bah-Hwee Gwee, Nanyang Technological University
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Bldg. B Cafeteria, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

As portable digital audio devices (including hearing aids) continue to proliferate and more functions continue to be augmented in these devices, the question of battery lifespan is (more…)

June 19, 2010

IEEE Summer Picnic

by @ 11:52 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY June 26, 2010
SF Bay Area Council
Time: 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM; lunch served from Noon – 1:30 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members, $10 for each family member/guest
Place: Little Hills Picnic Ranch, Bollenger Canyon Road, San Ramon
RSVP: Download Picnic flyer (register by Wednesday)
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1006-mem-picnic.html

Mtg: New Platforms and Infrastructure for Mobile Apps

by @ 11:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

THURSDAY June 24, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: 2 tracks, 12 speakers
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $45 for IEEE members, $65 for non-members (sign in as “Guest” and use code “IEEEComSoc”)
Place: Microsoft Silicon Valley Campus Conference Center, 1065 La Avenida, Bldg. 1, Mountain View
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Mtg: Matching Financing Needs to the Right Financial Structure

by @ 11:50 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

THURSDAY June 24, 2010
IEEE-USA Entrepreneurs Webinar Series (5-part Webinar)
Instructor: Dr. Dileep Rao, adjunct professor and author of Lessons from Bootstrap to Billions
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (monthly, part 2 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: Unified Communications â?? The Reality

by @ 11:49 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 22, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Peter Kozdon, Siemens (retired)
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: change of venue — HP Cupertino Campus – Madrone Room, 19447 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Unified Communications promises the blending of all communication means thereby allowing for seamless access to all modalities by a user.? The term Unified Communication (UC) surfaced some 10 years (more…)

Mtg: An Investigation of Magnetic Reversal at Almost the Nanoscale

by @ 11:48 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Tueday June 22, 2010
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: E. Dan Dahlberg, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
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

One of the current frontiers in magnetism is to understand the domain structure and the magnetization reversal in nanometer-sized particles.? Explorations at these length scales have been aided (more…)

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

by @ 11:47 am. 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: Postponed to July 7 (below)
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 voltage to (more…)

Mtg: An Investigation of Magnetic Reversal at Almost the Nanoscale

by @ 11:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Monday June 21, 2010
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: E. Dan Dahlberg, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Minnesota
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 June 16
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

One of the current frontiers in magnetism is to understand the domain structure and the magnetization reversal in nanometer-sized particles.? Explorations at these length scales have been aided (more…)

June 17, 2010

Mtg: Utility-Scale PV: Leveraging Spanish Experience in the US Market

by @ 3:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY June 29, 2010
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Matt Anderson, project manager, Aries Power and Industrial Co.
Time: Presentation and light lunch at 12:00 PM Noon
Cost: Free for IEEE members; $5 for non-members
Place: CA Public Utilities Commission, Golden Gate Training Room, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: by June 28 to Tim Brown, Tim.Brown@chevron.com, 415-733-4931
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1006-sf-pes.pdf

Spanish law established a Feed-in Tariff for Solar Photovoltaic Power Plants in 2007 under the Real Decreto 661/2007 that stimulated the development and installation of 2500 MW of Utility Scale (more…)

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