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July 16, 2010

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

by @ 6:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

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: Embedded Passives: Packaging Paradigm of the Future?

by @ 6:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 10, 2010? (postponed from 9/8)
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Jason Ferguson, Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center
Time: Optional dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 for dinner; Students & unemployed members $10 (no cost for presentation-only)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: From the website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Embedded Passive (EP) Technology is of interest to many OEMs and designers, but the technology remains a mystery for how and when to implement this technology into designs.? This presentation will reveal what EP materials are out on (more…)

Mtg: High-Speed Transmission on Twisted Pair in LANs and DSL

by @ 6:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 8, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Sanjay Kasturia and Jose Tellado, Teranetics; George Ginis, ASSIA, Inc
Time: Networking with refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM, followed by panel
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: From the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

This session will address the challenges of high speed twisted pair-based communications in data centers/enterprises (LAN) and wireline access (DSL).? There will be two talks followed by a panel session/audience Q and A.? The panel (more…)

July 12, 2010

GSA Emerging Opportunities Expo & Conference

by @ 8:09 pm. Filed under Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

The semiconductor industry’s must-attend event
GSA Emerging Opportunities Expo & Conference
— September 16, 2010 ? ? — Santa Clara Convention Center
— No-cost registration thru Sept 8th (includes lunch and reception)
Now in its seventeenth year, the GSA Expo is the key event bringing together leading semiconductor companies throughout the supply-chain. The 2010 program will focus on emerging opportunities in Global Mobile Data, while providing valuable networking opportunities for more than 75 suppliers to showcase their products and services with new and established ecosystem partners.
Keynote Talks: ? – Consumer Connectivity Trends: The Battle to Meet Wireless Application Demands ? – The Bandwidth Phenomenon: Managing Data Traffic Flow for Today’s Consumer ? – Infrastructure Innovation: Can the Challenge be Met?
Panel Discussions: ? – The Challenges of Connecting Everywhere, All the Time ? – The Race to Improve Mobile Data Transfer ? – From MIDs to Base Stations Ć¢?? Where Mobility Infrastructure Meets Innovation
For more information, visit www.gsaglobal.org/expo/ieee.

Recuiting Engineers as Math/Science High School Teachers

by @ 8:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

State of California EnCorps Teachers Program
Recuiting Engineers as Math/Science High School Teachers
– Next Application deadline: September 24, 2010
Become a teacher and change California students’ lives! The Governor’s EnCorps Teachers Program is an innovative public-private partnership dedicated to increasing the number of much-needed math and science teachers. We recruit retiring engineering, math and science professionals (like you).
Qualifications: ? – You possess a Bachelor’s degree ? – You are fully eligible to work in the United States ? – You are retired or planning to retire in 2010 or 2011
Visit our website for full information: www.encorpsteachers.org

Flash Memory Summit

by @ 8:04 pm. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

5th Annual Flash Memory Summit
– August 17-19, 2010 ? – Santa Clara Convention Center
– Tutorials ? – Exhibits ? – Sessions
This power-packed 3-day event covers the latest topics in flash memory. Hear about flash in embedded systems, laptop design, flash in enterprise storage systems, green flash, solid state drives, flash performance, flash-based design, flash in computers, mobile applications, software, new non-volatile memory technologies, reliability, security, and much more!
Tutorials and Forums: ? – Solid State Drives ? – Designing Products with Flash Memory ? – Flash Memory-Based Architectures ? – Flash Memory in Embedded Systems ? – Flash in Enterprise Storage Systems ? – New Approaches to Nonvolatile Memory Subsystems
Earlybird rates through August 11 ? Save $100 – use Priority Code “IEEE”
Visit the website: www.flashmemorysummit.com

Seminar: Emerging Frequency Synthesis Techniques for Current and Future Advanced CMOS Technologies

by @ 8:03 pm. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Santa Clara Valley Circuits and Systems Chapter
– August 14 – 15, 2010 ? – Two-day Short Course
– Qaulcomm, Santa Clara ? – $40 for members, $50 non-members (thru Aug. 5)
Topics: ? – Overview of Digital-Intensive Frequency Synthesis Architectures: Current Trends and Future Directions ? – Mathematical theory of Time-Average Frequency Generation Based on the Flying-Adder Frequency Synthesizer ? – Circuit Implementation and System Application ? – All-Digital Frequency Synthesizer in Deep-Submicron CMOS.
Earlybird rates thru Aug. 5.
Visit the website for full details: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy

by @ 7:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering:
Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy
Our new graduate certificate provides a broad understanding of the evolving renewable energy sector and the specific engineering skills to prepare you to fulfill a pressing need in this rapidly growing market.

  • new certificate program beginning Fall 2010
  • 16-unit interdisciplinary certificate (introduction courses, solar and wind, sustainability, and technical electives)
  • flexible class schedule — mornings, evenings, weekends
  • units may be applied to Master’s Degree
    For more information: www.scu.edu/engineering/graduate or contact Rosie Chow, rjchow@scu.edu
  • Mtg: Design of High Density & 3D Packaging: Tools and Knowledge

    by @ 3:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
     

    THURSDAY September 23, 2010
    SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
    Speaker: Thomas Tarter, Package Science Services LLC
    Time: Registration & social at 11:30 AM; Optional lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
    Cost: $15 for lunch; Students & unemployed members $5 (no cost for presentation-only)
    Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
    RSVP: From the website
    Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

    Packaging of complex silicon devices requires a deep knowledge of many aspects of high-technology engineering disciplines.? As an example, packaging a high lead-count chip requires knowledge of electrical, (more…)

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

    by @ 2:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
     

    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 @ 2:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, 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 to be both exciting and (more…)

    Mtg: The Foundation of Today’s Digital World: The Triumph of the MOS Transistor

    by @ 2:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
     

    TUESDAY July 13, 2010
    SCV Computer, with Electron Devices and Solid State Circuits Chapters
    Speakers: Prof. Ross Bassett, North Carolina State University; Lewis M. Terman, IBM Research (retired) and past IEEE President; Les Vadasz, Intel (retired); and Prof. David A. Hodges, UC-Berkeley
    Time: IEEE reception at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
    Cost: none
    Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
    RSVP: required – from the website
    Web: www.computerhistory.org/events

    The MOS (metal-oxide-semiconductor) transistor, the fundamental building block of digital electronics, is the base technology of late 20th and early 21st century.? The story of its development is one (more…)

    Mtg: SPMT (Serial Port Memory Technology) Panel

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

    TUESDAY July 27, 2010
    SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter?
    Speakers: Jim Venable, President, SPMT Consortium, plus speakers from ARM, Hynix, Marvell, Samsung, and Silicon Image
    Time: Social at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM; Drinks and food at 7:45 PM
    Cost: IEEE Members $5; Non-Members $10
    Place: Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., 5488 Marvell Lane, Santa Clara
    RSVP: from the website
    Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

    SPMT with SerialSwitch technology is the industryĆ¢??s first standard solution that combines the low power of existing parallel memories with the high-performance capabilities of SPMT serial (more…)

    Webinar: The Small Business Administration and Innovation

    by @ 12:09 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
     

    TUESDAY July 27, 2010
    IEEE-USA
    Speakers: Max Summers and John Gann, Small Business Administration
    Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Noon
    Cost: none
    Place: on the internet
    RSVP: from the website
    Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars

    In the session Max Summers, Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Centers (SBTDC) State Director and his colleague Jim Gann will discuss their role in helping universities transform research into products that can be commercialized, and building innovation into companies. The SBTDCs provide special assistance needed by science- and engineering-oriented companies. Their special technology program encourages and enhances technology R&D, technology transfer and deployment, providing services for those interested in seeking SBIR/STTR funding.

    Class: Legal Documents 101: Everything You Need to Know to Operate a Successful Consulting Practice

    by @ 10:30 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
     

    FRIDAY July 23, 2010
    SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
    Speakers: Jonathan Sweet, JD; Lonnie Finkel, JD
    Time: 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Cost: IEEE Members $47; Non-Members $67
    Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale (also as a Webinar)
    RSVP: required – from the website
    Web: legaldocs101-svec0706.eventbrite.com

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