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June 13, 2010

Mtg: A Picture is Worth a Thousand (DRC) Rules

by @ 1:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY July 20, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Michael White, Sr Product Manager, Calibre Physical Verification Products, Mentor Graphics
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: required – from the website

New manufacturing issues have a huge effect on how we do IC physical verification at the leading nodes.? Design rule checking has changed from simple one-dimensional spacing and (more…)

Mtg: Nanoscale Manipulation of Conductive Filaments in Solid-Electrolyte-Based ReRAM

by @ 11:55 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

FRIDAY June 18, 2010
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Ming Liu, Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Science
Time: 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Bannan Engineering Labs (403), Santa Clara University, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Webinar: Consulting 102

by @ 11:54 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

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

Mtg: Cognitive Computing

by @ 11:54 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Semiconductors

THURSDAY June 17, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits, with Computer Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Dharmendra S. Modha, IBM Research รข?? Almaden
Time: Refreshments and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: register from website

This talk will outline an ambitious project to combine neuroscience, supercomputing, and nanotechnology with the goal of creating new software, electronics hardware, and computer architecture that can (more…)

Mtg: Optoelectronic Retinal Prosthesis for Restoration of Sight to the Blind

by @ 11:52 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY June 16, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Daniel Palanker, Department of Ophthalmology and Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner: Nexus Cafeteria 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none, for talk
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

Retinal degeneration leads to blindness due to loss of photoreceptors, while the inner retinal neurons are often preserved to large extent. Visual information can be reintroduced into the visual system by electrical stimulation of (more…)

Mtg: SJSU’s Formula Hybrid Presents “Athena”

by @ 11:51 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

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

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, tested, and finally (more…)

Mtg: Cyber Security for Industrial Control Systems

by @ 11:50 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY June 16, 2010 (was 6/17)
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Joseph Weiss, Managing Partner, Applied Control Solutions, LLC
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: Dinner is $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room, 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: Please respond by June 16 to Gregg Boltz,,? 925-210-2571

The convergence of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) with general information technology (IT) systems has created security vulnerabilities for the traditionally isolated ICS.? The convergence is driven by: 1) the need to share (more…)

Mtg: Nanophosphors: Lighting to Life Sciences

by @ 11:49 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY June 15, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology
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

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

Mtg: Next-Generation 3D Television – Demo at HDI-US Inc

by @ 11:48 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

MONDAY June 14, 2010
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Ingemar Jansson, founder & CEO, HDI; Edmund Sandburg, CTO, HDI
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 PM; Please have patience as the demo room is small.
Cost: none
Place: HDI-US Inc, 605 University Avenue, Los Gatos
RSVP: not required

We are in the early days of 3D television and 3D movie proliferation.? While there are many competing technologies for 3D capture and rendering, it is the consumer home where the winners will be voted in or out.? Almost all (more…)

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