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September 28, 2010

Mtg: Resistive RAM: Technology and Market Opportunities

by @ 10:34 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 16, 2010
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Deepak Sekar, NuPGA Corporation
Time: Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Over the past few years, Resistive RAM (RRAM) devices, also known as memristors, have garnered significant attention in the popular press. They have, in fact, been called â??One of the Best (more…)

Conf: 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging

by @ 10:17 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

Keys to Design, Manufacturing, and Marketing
3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging
– December 8-10, 2010 ? – Hyatt Regency S.F. Airport, Burlingame
3-D integration and packaging represents a paradigm shift for the semiconductor industry, opening entirely new pathways for performance advancement and new prospects for industry growth. ? ? Focus: ? – Market Impacts and Analysis ? – End-user Perspectives ? – 3-D Integration & Packaging Technologies ? – Design Methodology and Tools ? – Manufacturing Issues and Solutions Sessions: ? – The IDM and Foundry Perspective ? – Growth Forecasts ? – Applications ? – Rethinking Design Approaches ? – The Packaging Foundry’s Vital Role ? – Industry and Government Funded 3-D Efforts ? â?? Key Research Outcomes and Resources
Reduced Fees through November 24th — save $100.
Visit techventure.rti.org/Winter2010?

ARM Technology Conference and Exhibition

by @ 10:12 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

The Core of your Future, at ARM Techcon
ARM Technology Conference and Exhibition
— November 9-11, 2010 ? ? — Santa Clara Convention Center
— Chip Design day ? ? — System & Software Design days
A technical, engineering-oriented event organized by the ARM Partner ecosystem — classes, hands-on experiences, and networking at all levels of expertise. ? ? Tracks on: ? – Buses and Communication Channels ? – Open-Source Software ? – Embedded Internet ? – Low-power design ? – Multicore and Virtualization ? – Networking and Connectivity ? – OS Selections ? – Security ? – Debugging Tools and Techniques
A free Exhibition-Only pass includes access to the exhibits, keynotes, special industry training sessions, and special events. ? Save $100 with promo code “GRID
Visit the website: vault.eetimes.com/testARMconf/

Silicon Valley Test Conference & Expo (SVTest)

by @ 10:10 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

The only conference on Semiconductor Testing in Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Test Conference & Expo (SVTest)
— November 8-9, 2010 ? ? — Wyndham Hotel, San Jose
— Two 4-Hour Tutorials (last half-day)
This is a low key and relaxed workshop that will make your job easier and you more efficient, with an emphasis on current problems and solutions and a minimum of academic or theoretical approaches.
Tracks on: ? – Improved use of Test Techniques & Methods ? – Hardware and interface of the DUT to the Test Stimulus and Measurement systems ? ? Tutorials: – Analyzing, Modeling and Understanding High-Speed Interfaces Using Time Domain Reflectometry ? – Wafer Probing
Visit the website: www.svtest.com

Mtg: Robot Control for Medical Applications and Hair Transplants

by @ 9:36 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY October 21, 2010
SCV Control Systems Society Chapter
Speaker: Dr. John Tenney, Restoration Robotics, Inc.
Time: Networking, refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

Medical device applications have proven to be fertile ground for innovative robotic control solutions. In this talk, Dr. John Tenney describes the wide range of medical device robotic applications. He will then discuss the application of both force control (more…)

Mtg: Advances in Helium Ion Microscope Imaging, Materials Analysis and Nanofabrication

by @ 9:26 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 19, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Bill Thompson, Carl Zeiss SMT
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
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
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

The helium ion microscope is currently capable of 0.35 nm resolution. This resolution is derived from a unique high brightness ion source comprised of helium ions launched from a single atom of a metal needle. The helium ion microscope (HIM) can (more…)

September 27, 2010

Mtg: INFocus Coherent Image Formation Technology

by @ 8:12 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY October 20, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Wilko Wilkening, PhD, Staff Systems Engineer, Siemens Medical Solutions USA
Time: Optional dinner: Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:00 PM at Med School
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

All conventional digital receive beamformers provide dynamic receive focusing through delay profiles that vary dynamically tracking the depth from which the echo is received. But the transmit focusing (more…)

September 24, 2010

Mtg: Development and Application of Accelerated Test Methods Specific to CPV Systems

by @ 10:24 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 29, 2010
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Mark Spencer, Staff Reliability Engineer, SolFocus
Time: Social/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett Packard Oak Room, Bldg 48, 1911 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

SolFocus is currently involved in two separate accelerated test efforts to quantify the long term life of its SF1100 CPV (concentrator photovoltaic) product.? Results from these tests (more…)

Mtg: Smart TVs and other CE innovations from the Intel Developer Forum

by @ 10:22 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 28, 2010
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Mike Demler; and Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates
Time: Pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members $5; non-members $10
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd – Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: EventBrite, from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

This will be a review of consumer electronics innovations on display at the recent Intel Developer Forum – including Google-TV, new tablet PCs based on MeeGo and Windows-7, and a (more…)

Mtg: The Makers of the Microchip: Creating the Planar IC, Establishing Silicon Valley

by @ 10:21 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 28, 2010
SCV Solid State Circuits, with Electron Devices and Computer Chapters
Speakers: David C. Brock, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation; Christophe Lecuyer, Principal Economic Analyst, Office of the President, University of California
Time: Presentations at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: EventBrite, from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/mu/scv-sscs

In the first three and a half years of its existence, Fairchild Semiconductor developed, produced, and marketed the device that would become the fundamental building block of the (more…)

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

by @ 10:19 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

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 (more…)

Mtg: Short Circuit, Device Coordination, and Arc Flash Analysis

by @ 10:18 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY September 28, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Alberto Marroquin, P.E., Operation Technology, Inc
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 (at the door); $10 for student members. Email pre-registration qualifies the registrant for our drawing of an IEEE Color Book at dinner.
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email, to Frank Sylvester, SFPUC, fsylvester@sfwater.org, 415-554-1578
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1009-sf-ias.pdf

This presentation will introduce some on the latest trends in short-circuit and device coordination and their relationship to arc flash analysis.? The presentation will also cover some new (more…)

September 23, 2010

Mtg: Dynamic Spectrum Access in Wireless Ad Hoc Networks: Issues and Possible Solutions

by @ 1:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY November 2, 2010
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Zhensheng Zhang, Argon ST
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Tim Ryan, timryan@ieee.org
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

In this talk, we present a brief overview on the recent development of the dynamical spectrum access (DSA) techniques, focusing on the following areas: characteristics of the available bandwidth of the primary users, sensing technologies? and sensing (more…)

Seminar: How CNSV Members Market Their Consulting Services

by @ 12:57 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

FRIDAY October 15, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Seven CNSV members
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $35 for IEEE Members; $40 for non-members
Place: on the Web, or live at Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: see the web link
Web: ieeecnsv101510.eventbee.com/track/egrid
This seminar will consist of a panel of seven CNSV members, each of whom will discuss what they have done to continue finding consulting work in recent times.? Each of the presenters are doing something a little different from the others, and they (more…)

Tour: AT&T Ballpark – Home of the San Francisco Giants

by @ 12:36 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY October 2, 2010
SF Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members; $10 for non-members
Place: AT&T Park, 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Marvic Verzano, mcv9@pge.com, 925-459-8115
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1010-sf-gold.pdf

Here is your chance to see behind the scenes of a Major Legue Baseball park.? This is an opportunity to visit and tour AT&T ball park the home of the San Francisco Giants!? Our group will to take a one hour and thirty minute guided tour throughout the ballpark.? The (more…)

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