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December 11, 2010

Mtg: Power Electronics’ Annual Organizational Meeting

by @ 2:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY December 15, 2010
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Time: 6:30 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

Call for volunteers! Come find out how you can get involved with IEEE PELS.? Expand your network and develop your leadership skills.? We will be planning for 2011, including upcoming speakers, officer nominations, and (more…)

Mtg: Thermo-Elastic Stability of Carbon Nano-Tubes Embedded in Low-Modulus Elastic Media

by @ 2:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 14, 2010
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ephraim Suhir, UC Santa Cruz
Time: Networking/light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5. Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Carbon nano-tubes (CNTs) are often embedded into low-modulus media (matrices), when employed in thermal management devices (TMDs) as thermal interface materials (TIMs), if there is an intent to increase the (more…)

Mtg: EMC/EMI Issues in Biomedical Research

by @ 2:52 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY December 14, 2010
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter?
Speaker: Prof. Ji Chen, ECE Dept., University of Houston
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none (includes catered holiday dinner)
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

The interactions between electromagnetic signals and biomedical systems lead to safety considerations for medical devices and patients.? In this talk, we will present some recent investigations of EMC/EMI issues (more…)

Mtg: Mass Storage: What the Future Holds / CNSV Annual Meeting

by @ 2:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY December 14, 2010
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Mass data storage for digital electronic systems plays a vital role in contemporary life, providing non-volatile and rapid data access for business, government, academic, military, and (more…)

December 8, 2010

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

by @ 3:52 pm. Filed under ALL, 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

The ever-increasing amount of data accessible through computer networks has spurred the application of methods for its analysis, summarization, and interpretation. Clustering techniques, in particular, have (more…)

Webinar: How to Efficiently Develop DO178B Certifiable Software

by @ 10:42 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY December 16, 2010
SPECTRUM Magazine
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

Annual Organizational Meeting – Power Electronics Chapter

by @ 10:36 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY December 15, 2010
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Time: 6:30 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

Call for volunteers! Come find out how you can get involved with IEEE PELS.? Expand your network and develop your leadership skills.? We will be planning for 2011, including upcoming speakers, officer (more…)

December 7, 2010

Mtg: Applied Robotics in the XV-11 Vacuum Cleaner

by @ 2:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

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

Nathan Monson will describe the Neato Robotics XV-11, a highly autonomous vacuum cleaner, incorporating laser mapping. Enabling technology will be discussed, including SLAM, path-planning, and the (more…)

Mtg: Moore’s Law, The Microcomputer and Me

by @ 2:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 18, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley ?
Speaker: Stanley Mazor, Inventor’s Hall of Fame (retired from Fairchild R&D)
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.californiaconsultants.org

As a way of describing the historic increase in density of integrated circuits, Moore’s Law has contributed dramatically to the growth of electronics in the world today.? Several of the contributing factors during (more…)

Mtg: HEMP, IEMI and Severe Geomagnetic Storm Effects on Critical Infrastructures

by @ 1:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY January 11, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Dr. William A. Radasky, President and Managing Engineer, Metatech Corporation; IEEE Fellow, P.E.
Time: Light dinner (fee) at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Yes
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc
Over the past 10 years there has been a growing awareness that the threat of high-altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) from a nuclear detonation could be devastating to the commercial infrastructures of the United States, with (more…)

Annual Holiday Family Event: The Scientific Search for ET

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

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

The scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now into its fifth decade, and we still haven’t uncovered a confirmed peep from any cosmic company. Could this mean that finding aliens, even if they exist, is a project for the (more…)

December 6, 2010

Mtg: Introduction to Non-Foster Networks

by @ 8:17 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY December 9, 2010
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Steve Stearns, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
Time: Refreshments and Social Hour at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Main Building, Aristotle Room, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.mtt-scv.org

This technical discussion will provide an introduction to the benefits, difficulties, and constraints of non foster circuits.? Steve will explore what is known theoretically and what non-foster circuits have been built successfully.

Mtg: Autonomy: From Outer to Inner Space – Deep Ocean Exploration using NASA Technology

by @ 8:16 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

THURSDAY December 9, 2010
SCV Control Systems, with Computer and Robotics and Automation Chapters
Speaker: Dr. Kanna Rajan, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
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

Mtg: Capability vs Complexity: Building Smarter Products

by @ 8:15 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY December 9, 2010
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Dominic Tavassoli, Program Director, IBM; Dave West, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Time: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: through the website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1730877

Mtg: Combined Heat and Light Solar Conversion via Photon-Enhanced Thermionic Emission

by @ 8:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY December 8, 2010
SCV PhotoVoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Nick Melosh, Professor, Materials Science & Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: www.svpvs.org

Solar conversion is usually divided into two classes: quantum-based conversion, such as photovoltaics (PV), and thermal conversion, such as solar dishes and power towers.? Because these two processes operate at very different (more…)

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