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August 29, 2010

Mtg: How Many Consultants Does it Take to Create a Medical Device?

by @ 6:50 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 16, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Dr. Kendall Waters, IP and Technology Development, Silicon Valley Medical Instruments, Inc.
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Successfully taking a medical device product from concept to regulatory approval requires a broad range of expertise. Effective strategy execution requires having the right talents available at (more…)

Webinar: The Smart Grid: From Appliance to Generator and Back

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

IEEE Oregon Section Webinar, with the SF Bay Area Council
The Smart Grid: From Appliance to Generator and Back
– September 8, 2010 ? – 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
– $99 for IEEE members; $150 for non-members, $25 for full-time students
A systems view of how the Smart Grid provides interactions between the end uses of electricity (“appliances” or industrial processes) and utilities, viewed from the perspective of the technologies, standards, and policies that will enable those interactions and foster innovation and interoperability. For engineers, policy makers, and entrepreneurs who want to understand the Smart Grid in order to make better professional, technical and business decisions.
Talks: ? – The Challenge of Synchrophasors and Wide Area Control ? – Smart Grid Communications ? – Managing Supply and Demand ? – Smart Grid Cyber Security ? (and more)
For full information: www.e-grid.net/docs/1009-smartgrid.pdf

Mtg: Technology Management and Green Entrepreneurship: Thinking Outside the Glass Box

by @ 4:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY September 2, 2010
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Kevin Surace, Chairman & CEO, Serious Materials
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/

â??Thinking Outside the Glass Box??? – How an engineer built what Inc Magazine calls a â??great company??? by doing things differently, and recognizing the power of green.

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

by @ 4:36 pm. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 1, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Massimo Alioto, Ph.D, Visiting Professor at BWRC — UC-Berkeley
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.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: New Developments in HDMI

by @ 4:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 31, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics
Subject:
Speaker: Chandlee Harrell, Silicon Image
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 for non-members, $5 foe IEEE members, free for IEEE CES members & Student IEEE members
Place: Hewlett Packard, Building 20, 3000 Hanover St., Palo Alto
RSVP: from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is that now-familiar interface that you use to connect video and audio to your HDTV set.? It has gone through a number of improvements since it first (more…)

August 28, 2010

Mtg: What Music is Original in the Digital Age?

by @ 8:06 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY October 19, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Judith Finell, Judith Finell Musicservices, Inc.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Contemporary technology has transformed many processes related to music, including its composition, digitization, usage, distribution, and protection. Digital recording technology enables musicians to (more…)

Mtg: California Emerging Technology Fund

by @ 7:42 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 21, 2010
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Susan E. Walters, California Emerging Technology Fund
Time: Lasagne and salad dinner 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: my email to timryan@ieee.org
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

California Emerging Technology Fund will present an overview of its background, strategic focus, current activities and accomplishments in closing the Digital Divide in a way that makes California (more…)

mtg: Information Storage: Foundation for Advancing Education

by @ 7:31 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

WEDNESDAY September 15, 2010
SCV Education Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Steven R. Hetzler, IBM Fellow, Manager Storage Architecture Research
Time: Networking & food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: see website
Web: essv915.eventbrite.com

The pace of technology advancement in recent years is a wonder to behold. Examples abound in wireless communications, computing, biotech and data storage. It wasnâ??t that long ago that a GB was a massive amount of data storage. As astounding as these changes have been, we have come to expect faster gains in the future. Continuing self-education will likely be required for engineers and business leaders to remain competitive. This will make teaching students how to learn of the most valuable products of the education system. Even non science graduates will need to know how to identify problems, and separate facts from the assumptions.
Examples from my career will be used to examine this hypothesis. A particularly poignant example arises from my recent work on Chasm Analysis, which I created as a method for identifying the market potential for storage technologies, by examining the foundations from an economic perspective. The key insight comes from identifying an incorrect assumption made by technologists since the 1960s. It has proven quite useful in forecasting the future of solid state storage in the Information Technology (IT) space.? ? It also provides support for the need to employ the scientific method to the business of technology, and the need to continually reeducate oneâ??s self.

August 24, 2010

Mtg: Intellectual Property (IP) Primer for Entrepreneurs and Early-Stage Companies

by @ 6:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY October 18, 2010
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter, with Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Jordan M. Becker
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

The presentation provides an overview of the various different forms of IP, including their overlap and differences, with most of the remainder of the presentation focusing on patents.? The presentation discusses what is a patent, why patents are (more…)

Kickoff Meeting – IEEE Life Members Affinity Group

by @ 6:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 5, 2010
OEB Life Members Group
Speaker/organizer: Charles Herget, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (retired)
Time: Networking, buffet dinner, discussion from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Cost: $10 for buffet dinner
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: by email by October 1, to rsvp@ieee4life.org
Web: www.ieee4life.org

The first meeting of the Oakland/East Bay Life Member’s Affinity Group will be held on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at the Willow Tree Restaurant in Dublin.? This meeting will be an informal gathering to (more…)

Mtg: What’s in Your Electronic Product, and Why Should a Product Safety Engineer be Concerned?

by @ 4:47 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 28, 2010
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Rick Row, Consultant
Time: Optional dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: no-host dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant; no cost for presentation
Place: Dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; Meeting at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Three trends make mineral sourcing an issue of potentially compelling interest to product safety engineers.? First, many more minerals are used today in manufacturing electronics than just a couple of (more…)

Mtg: Building Powerful Relationships

by @ 9:49 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY October 7, 2010
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Jay Orlin, Learning and Development Leader
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/

Goal:
Participants will establish increased trust and rapport with co-workers by approaching communication with an understanding of (more…)

August 23, 2010

Mtg: From Carbon-based to Sustainable Energy: What We Can Learn from “How Big Things Happen” in America

by @ 2:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY September 15, 2010
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Ray Rothrock, VENROCK
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

The United States is an amazing country, with a long history of innovation when it comes to solving big problems. With the freedom to publish, think, and argue, so many (more…)

Mtg: Social Event: Dinner and Breakout Groups

by @ 12:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

TUESDAY August 24, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Time: Networking/refreshments and breakout topics at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:30 PM; followed by Karioki
Cost: $35 – includes dinner, wine and soft drinks
Place: China Stix, 2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

We get started at with networking and mingling till 7:15pm. During our networking session we will have breakout groups to discuss:
â?? High speed transmission on (more…)

August 20, 2010

Mtg: Patent Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Innovative Thinkers

by @ 1:43 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 16, 2010
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dave Stevens, Stevens Law Group, P.C.
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

This presentation from a legal expert outlines general principles of intellectual property (IP) protection for various technologies, and will provide practical strategic planning tools and roadmaps for (more…)

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