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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

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

Mtg: Capability vs Complexity: Building Smarter Products

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

THURSDAY December 9, 2010
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

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

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…)

Mtg: Strategies in Software Design, Development, and Testing of RF and Wireless Communications Products

by @ 8:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY December 8, 2010
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Scott Teigen, Business Development Manager, RF and Communications, National Instruments
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

During this presentation, National Instruments RF and communications business development manager will discuss the latest trends in the wireless market and the tools used today to design, develop, and test emerging RF and (more…)

Mtg: Photoprinting Assembly Technology for Ultrathin Electronic Components

by @ 8:12 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY December 8, 2010
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jayna Sheats, Terepac Corporation
Time: Networking and buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20; $10 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 Dec. 6

Packaging continues to push toward smaller and thinner assemblies to accommodate the demands of mobile consumer products.? 3D integration provides another driver for (more…)

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