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January 17, 2011

Mtg: Websites, Blogs and Social Media for Engineers

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FRIDAY January 21, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Patrick Schwerdtfeger, author
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $35 for members, $45 for non-members
Place: as a webinar, or on-site at Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from the website
Web: ieeecnsv012111.eventbee.com

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

by @ 5:38 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

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 (more…)

Mtg: LED Lighting for Commercial Users

by @ 5:37 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY January 19, 2011
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ward Donnelly, Director of Sales and Business Development, AxcessDataSolutions LLC
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 IEEE members, $30 non members, $10 Students
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to James Alvers, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, 925-463-7115
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

Ongoing initiatives for energy conservation present the need for ubiquitous sensing of electrical power use in residential and commercial settings.? Our ageing power grid infrastructure requires a multitude of diagnostic sensors to detect (and (more…)

Mtg: Self-powered MEMS Wireless Sensors for Monitoring the Electric Power Grid

by @ 5:35 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 19, 2011
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Igor Paprotny, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC), UC-Berkeley
Time: Pizza & Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 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

Mtg: Adaptive Inverse Control

by @ 5:35 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY January 19, 2011
SCV Control Systems, with Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Bernard Widrow, Stanford University
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

Adaptive inverse control, a novel method of self-correcting system dynamics, uses feed-forward control to optimize plant performance.? Unlike conventional control methods, adaptive inverse control uses feedback to control the variable parameters (more…)

Mtg: Getting in the Flow: Cell Interrogation in a Flow Cytometer

by @ 5:32 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 19, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Speaker: Joseph Trotter, Director of Cytometry, BD Fellow, Advanced Technology Group, BD Biosciences
Time: Optional dinner: Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 pm (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embso

Flow Cytometry makes use of multiple technologies in the process of providing a means to analyze, and occasionally sort, a wide variety of cell types.? The discipline combines appropriate sample preparation, fluidics, optical design, signal (more…)

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

by @ 5:31 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

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

Mtg: Moore’s Law, The Microcomputer and Me

by @ 5:31 am. Filed under ALL, 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 1960-2000 will be described in (more…)

Mtg: BioNanoElectronics: The State of the Art and Near-Term Future

by @ 5:30 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 18, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Mark Bunger, Director of Research, Lux Research
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

Recent strides in multiple disciplines have enabled the precise engineering of polymers, biomolecules, and electronics, and the integration of the three.? In applications like diagnostics, medical devices, industrial sensors, and environmental (more…)

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

by @ 5:28 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

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

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