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November 15, 2010

Mtg: Kick Your Skills Up a Notch â?? Project Risk Management

by @ 6:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY December 2, 2010
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Tim Bombosch, Astoria Software
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

We have all experienced the painful feeling in our gut when something has gone wrong, something we should and could have anticipated, something that might have been avoided if only we had adequately (more…)

Mtg: Copyright and Trademark Basics for Consultants

by @ 11:41 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

FRIDAY November 19, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Jonathan Sweet, Esq., CNSV member
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $35 for Members; $45 for Non-members
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale, and on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: ieeecnsv111910.eventbee.com/track/cnsvmtg

Being a successful technical consultant requires a basic understanding of the law pertaining to copyright and trademark.? Copyright protects creative ideas stored in a fixed medium, and (more…)

Mtg: Sunpower Technology: Benefits of High Efficiency and Vertical Integration

by @ 11:40 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 18, 2010
OEB Power & Energy Chapter?
Speaker: Jonathan Botkin, SunPower Corp.
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:00 PM; Buffet Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $30 for Members; $35 for Non-members; $20 for Student members
Place: Pyramid Brewery, 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/go/oebpes

3rd Presentation in our Large Scale Solar Power series.

Mtg: Robot Control for Medical Applications and Hair Transplants

by @ 11:39 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY November 18, 2010
SCV Control Systems 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, Board Room, 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 of Restoration Robotics, Inc., describes the wide range of medical (more…)

Mtg: Adjustable Speed Drives

by @ 11:38 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY November 18, 2010
OEB Industry Applications
Subject:
Speaker: Reinaldo Bermudez, Voith Turbo
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room, 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: By email to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1011-oeb-ias.pdf

This presentation will provide a general overview of hydrodynamic variable speed drives and their application to various types of rotating machinery as a viable and reliable alternative to the (more…)

Mtg: How Organic Semiconductors Work

by @ 11:38 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 17, 2010
Monterey Bay Subsection ?
Speaker: Dr. Arthur P. Ramirez, University of California Santa Cruz
Time: Refreshments, Food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room 180, Engineering Bldg 2, University of California at Santa Cruz
RSVP: by email to Marcelo Siero, siero@ee.com
Web: www.ee.com/organic

Electronics made largely from carbon have already been incorporated into commercial products.? To realize the full promise of such organic semiconductors, however, a good understanding of (more…)

Mtg: MEMS Technology for Medical Applications

by @ 11:37 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 17, 2010
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Alissa M. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentation at Med School at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Presentation at Room M-114, Medical School, Stanford University
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

MEMS technology offers great potential for medical applications, since it enables manufacturing of sophisticated components and sensors at biologically-relevant size scales (microns to (more…)

Mtg: Overview of Multimedia eLearning Theory with a View Towards Efficient Creation and Dissemination

by @ 11:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY November 17, 2010
SCV Education Chapter
Speaker: Allen Partridge, Adobe
Time: Refreshments at 6:30; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Silicon Valley Technical Institute, 1762 Technology Drive, Suite 227, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/es

Mtg: Nanoelectronics â?? Innovation and Implementation

by @ 11:35 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 16, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: Di Ma, TSMC; Bill Liu, Global Foundries; Anna Hunter, Samsung Semiconductor; and others
Time: Noon – 5:00 PM
Cost: Members $25, Students $25, Non-Members $30. At Door Registration add $5
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Presentations on the current state of available foundry services and directions for the future.? Panel discussion on Challenges and breakthroughs for sub 17nm technology.

Mtg: An Iconoclast Revisits Climate Change: Some Pleasant Truths

by @ 11:34 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY November 16, 2010
OEB Life Members
Speaker: Albert G. Engelhardt, President and CEO, Enfitek, Inc
Time: Buffet Dinner, Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 (includes dinner)
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: by November 14 on the Website
Web: www.ieee4life.org

A considerable share of the limited resources of the country, and of scientists and engineers, is being wasted on the speculation about global warming and the role of CO2.? Data obtained by scientists about (more…)

Mtg: Grounding Considerations for Distributed Generation Interconnection to Electric Power System

by @ 11:33 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY November 16, 2010
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Stuart Gibbon, Director of Business Development, Post Glover
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 ($10 for full-time students)
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, fsylvester@sfwater.org, 415.554.1578
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1011-sf-ias.pdf

Mtg: Resistive RAM: Technology and Market Opportunities

by @ 11:33 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

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 Inventions of 2008??? by (more…)

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

by @ 11:32 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

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…)

Mtg: Integration of Renewable Resources – Challenges & Solutions

by @ 11:31 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

MONDAY November 15, 2010
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speakers: Barney Speckman, Nexant; Robert Shainker, EPRI; Dan Pearson, PG&E; Darren Brady, Enernoc; Dr. Merwin Brown, CIEE
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Cost: $100 for IEEE member; $150 for non-member
Place: State of California Building, San Diego Room, 455 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Anupama Pandey, apandey@nexant.com, 415-369-1096
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1011-sf-pes.pdf

California is pioneering its way towards a greener and cleaner energy future, with a progressive goal of at least 33% of its electricity generated by renewable resources.? The implementation of higher (more…)

IEEE Senior Member Grade Elevation Night

by @ 11:30 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY November 15, 2010
SCV Section
Organizer: John Berg
Time: Refreshments at 6:15 PM; interviews/applications from 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM
Cost: None
Place: Cogswell College, Executive Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1011-srmember.pdf

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