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December 30, 2010

Mtg: Automated Behavioral Modeling: A Quantum Jump in Mixed-Signal Design Verification Technologies

by @ 6:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 20, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Richard Shi, University of Washington
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Verification is becoming the number-one bottleneck in mixed-signal systems-on-chip (SoC) design.? This talk introduces a new design and verification methodology based on the automated generation of high-level behavioral models from a SPICE netlist.? The new (more…)

Seminar: Modeling and Simulation of Dynamic Systems

by @ 1:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

SATURDAY February 5, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speakers: Dr. P.K. Menon, Optimal Synthesis; Dr. Mark B. Tischler, Ames Research Center; Dr. Karl Mathia; Dr. John Won; Dr. Hadi Aggoune, Cogswell Polytechnical College; Christoph Wimmer, National Instruments
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $20 full-time students, $40 IEEE members, $60 Non-members (includes lunch)
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

The IEEE Control System Society is pleased to announce this introductory seminar about important topics in the modeling and simulation of dynamic systems.? Experts from the academia and industry will (more…)

IEEE SPICE Milestone Celebration and Discussion

by @ 12:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 23, 2011
OEB and SCV Sections, with Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speakers: Kim Hailey, Ken Kundert, Larry Nagel, Ron Rohrer, with Prof. Dave Hodges as Moderator
Time: Reception at 6:00 PM; celebration and discussion at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: Please register at the website
Web: www.computerhistory.org/events

Please Join us for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis), circuit simulator.? SPICE was born as a class project at UC Berkeley and (more…)

IEEE SPICE Milestone Plaque Unveiling at UC Berkeley

by @ 12:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

SUNDAY February 20, 2011
OEB and SCV Sections, with Solid State Circuits Chapter
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none. Parking will be available on the street (no meters on Sunday)
Place: Inside the main entrance to Cory Hall, UC Berkeley, Hearst Ave at Gayley, Berkeley
RSVP: Please register at the website by Feb. 11
Web: www.eecs.berkeley.edu/IPRO/spice

December 27, 2010

Mtg: Magnetic Soft X-Ray Microscopy: A Path Towards Imaging Magnetism Down To Fundamental Length And Time Scales

by @ 8:01 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY January 18, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Peter Fischer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Time: Conversation & Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

One of the scientific and technological challenges in nanomagnetism research is to image magnetism down to fundamental magnetic length and time scales with elemental sensitivity in (more…)

December 19, 2010

Mtg: An Evolutionary Leadless Package

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 24, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Kelly R. McKendrick Sr., UTAC UGS America Sales Inc.
Time: Buffet lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15; $5 for fulltime students and currently unemployed; $5 more at door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: from website, by Feb 22
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

In the semiconductor packaging world, we want it all. Of course it does not always work that way. If we could somehow incorporate and integrate the advantages of QFN, fpBGA, CSP, TAPP/TLA, FC, (more…)

December 15, 2010

Webinar: SBIC & SBIR: What would you like to Know? Come ask the Small Business Administration

by @ 4:33 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY January 18, 2011
IEEE-USA
Speakers: Ellen Kim, Senior Advisor, Investment and Innovation, Small Business Administration; Jeff Finkelman, Program Development, Small Business Administration; Ahson Wardak, Investment and Innovation, Small Business Administration
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2011/webinar-01-18-11.html

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a number of programs dedicated to assisting new technology companies. In 1958, Congress created the Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) to help small U.S. businesses meet their (more…)

Mtg: Pure Spin Currents: Discharging Spintronics

by @ 4:13 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Axel Hoffmann, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company to Kate Jenkins cajenkins@lbl.gov by February 14
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Spintronics may help address some of the issues of power dissipation due to leakage charge currents in ever-smaller devices by using the property of electron spin.? Looking further into the future, the question arises whether eliminating (more…)

December 12, 2010

SharePoint Technology Conference (SPTechCon)

by @ 4:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

SharePoint Comes Back to Burlingame!
The SharePoint Technology Conference (SPTechCon) ?
— February 7-9, 2011 ? ? ? — Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
— 72 Technical Classes ? ? ? — Keynotes, Exhibits, more
— Earlybird registration through Jan. 21 ($100 discount for IEEE)
Join the top minds in the SharePoint universe â?? the Microsoft engineers who developed the software, and the MVPs who are experts in the technology. Learn how to create applications for SharePoint 2010 that solve real business problems. See third-party applications have already been created. Attend classes and workshops to help you get the most out of your SharePoint implementation. New to SharePoint? Begin with the full-day pre-conference workshop of “SharePoint 101” training.
Free exhibits pass. For information and to register, visit www.SPTechCon.com ? (use code “MEDIASPONSOR” for $100 discount)

Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon)

by @ 4:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

The technical conference for software developers building Android apps.
Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon) ?
— March 7-9, 2011 ? ? ? — San Mateo Marriott
— 40+ Classes and Workshops ? ? ? — Keynotes, Exhibits, more
— Earlybird registration through Jan. 14 (save $300)
Attend technical classes covering the Android SDKs, the newest hardware and the Android Market. Learn from hands-on experts with real-world apps experience.
Classes: ? – Building Your First Android Application ? – Using and Exploiting Flash on Android ? – What’s Coming in Android 3.0 ? – Android Bluetooth ? – Leveraging Android Multimedia ? – Multitouch Design ? – Managing Memory in Android Apps ? – Libraries and Frameworks ? – App Security Models ? – The Best Price Point for Your App ? … and many more.
Free exhibits pass. Special group discounts. For information and to register, visit www.AnDevCon.com
(use code “MEDIASPONSOR” for $100 discount)

December 11, 2010

Mtg: The Dependency Game: How To Avoid Falling Behind to the Point of No Recovery

by @ 3:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY January 6, 2011
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Steve Bockman
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: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

In most cases, the tasks in a project are related to each other, and the relationships between them drive the schedule for the project.? The relationships between the tasks are called â??dependencies.???? Whether you manage (more…)

Mtg: Applied Robotics in the XV-11 Vacuum Cleaner

by @ 3:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY December 16, 2010
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Nathan Monson, Neato Robotics
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: CMU Silicon Valley Campus, NASA Research Park, Bldg. 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

Mtg: Annual Holiday Family Event: The Scientific Search for ET

by @ 3:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY December 16, 2010
SCV Photonics, with Solid State Circuits Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Seth Shostak, SETI Institute
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Adults $8.38; students, kids free
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Webinar: How to Efficiently Develop DO178B Certifiable Software

by @ 3:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY December 16, 2010
SPECTRUM Magazine Webinar
Speakers: Dr. Karla Ducharme, Manager for Aerospace & Defense and Automotive, IBM Rational; Vance Hilderman, President, HighRely Inc.
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: not required
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1742631

Mtg: From Clusters to Perceptions: The Evolution of Fuzzy Clustering

by @ 3:00 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY December 15, 2010
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Enrique H. Ruspini, Director of the Collaborative Soft Intelligent Systems Laboratory, European Centre for Soft Computing, Spain
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Bldg. 23, Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1012-scv-cis.pdf

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