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February 21, 2011

Mtg: An Evolutionary Leadless Package

by @ 8:03 am. Filed under ALL, 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…)

Class: Addressing System Control Complexity with Multi-Physics Modeling and Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) Simulation

by @ 8:02 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 24, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Christoph Wimmer, National Instruments
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM; complimentary buffet lunch served at noon
Cost: none; sponsored by National Instruments and Maplesoft
Place: Sunnyvale Grand Hotel, 865 West El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

Mtg: Renewable Energies — PV Solar Cogeneration

by @ 8:01 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY February 23, 2011
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Ratson Morad, COO & VP of research & development, Cogenra Solar
Time: Social/Snacks/Drinks/Desert at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:10 PM
Cost: none
Place: EATON Cutler-Hammer, 20923 Cabot Blvd., Hayward
RSVP: Required, by email, to Henry Chan, Henry@edesignc.com
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1102-oeb-pes.pdf

Despite recent advances, standard photovoltaic (PV) technology only captures roughly 15-20 percent of the sunâ??s energy, allowing the remaining 80 percent to dissipate in the form of wasted heat.? Tapping into (more…)

IEEE SPICE Milestone Celebration and Discussion

by @ 8:00 am. 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 first released (more…)

Mtg: Lies, More Lies – and Then There’s Audio Specs!

by @ 7:59 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 22, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Dan Foley & Doug Ordon, Foley and Associates
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA – 2800 Scott Blvd, Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

Audio product data sheets typically contain basic specs such as frequency response and total harmonic distortion (THD).? However the design engineer usually performs a myriad of tests to determine audio (more…)

Mtg: All You Need to Know about Lead Acid Batteries

by @ 7:57 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY February 22, 2011
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: John Kim, C&D University
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 at the door; $10 for up to 5 IEEE student members
Place: Sinbadâ??s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, fsylvester@sfwater.org, 415.554.1578
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/san_francisco/ias

This presentation will focus on battery basics, sizing, and maintenance & operations.? John will describe which type of battery to use per application, to include factors such as; gassing, capacity testing, alloy (more…)

Mtg: Industrial Machinery Safety and Safety Program Development

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY February 22, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: John Monroe, Gartner Inc
Time: Optional dinner at El Torito at 5:30 PM; Presentation at Applied Materials at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; meeting at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Mtg: Solid-State and Spinning Discs in Evolving Internet Landscapes: Semiconductor, SSD and HDD Forecast Scenarios

by @ 7:54 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 22, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: John Monroe, Gartner Inc
Time: Cookies, 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: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

As has often happened in recent years in the wake of new SSD announcements, many analysts tend to stare right through the thicket of explosive need for cost-effective HDD storage capacity in a (more…)

February 17, 2011

Mtg: Transforming Academic Research into Profitable Products, Services and IP

by @ 8:17 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 3, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Vijay Dhir, Dean, College of Engineering, UCLA; Suhas Patil, ScD, Co-founder of TiE and Cirrus Logic; Dr. Raj Jain, Washington University; Dr. Guru Parulkar, Executive Director, Clean Slate Internet Design Program and Consulting Professor of EE, Stanford University
Time: buffet dinner with wine and soft drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentations and Panel at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $50 for others
Place: TiE Conference Center, 2903 Bunker Hill Ln, Santa Clara
RSVP: through website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc/

There is strong evidence that successful transfer of advanced research form University to Industry requires the faculty member(s) and students to directly engage in the transfer process by becoming entrepreneurs.? In (more…)

Mtg: Next-Generation Wireless Communication Systems

by @ 8:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY March 21, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speakers: Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Hokkaido University
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Currently, sophisticated wireless technologies, such as digital broadcasting, wireless LAN and wireless PAN, have enabled high-speed data transmission in home and personal networks.? The IEEE802.11a-based wireless (more…)

Mtg: Mixed-Signal Design Verification: An RF-SOC Approach

by @ 10:37 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY February 28, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speakers: Jesse Chen and Jonathan David, Qualcomm
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

With 80% of Industry SOC projects containing 20%+ Mixed-Signal content, and 70% of Industry SOC re-spin issues being AMS (analog/mixed-signal) in nature, (more…)

Mtg: Trends In Utility-Scale Inverters for Solar PV Projects

by @ 9:16 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY March 15, 2011
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Ryan Parsons, Siemens Industry Inc.
Time: Light lunch and resentation at 12:00 PM noon
Cost: none for IEEE members; $5 for others
Place: CA Public Utilities Commission, Courtyard Room, 505 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco
RSVP: by March 14 to ( Frank Oppong, foppong@ieee.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1103-sf-pes.pdf

As utilities and private enterprises work feverishly to fulfill both Federal and State mandated renewable targets, Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Projects have been scaling higher in MW capacity to meet this demand and becoming (more…)

February 15, 2011

IEEE Int’l Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS)

by @ 10:55 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

IEEE Electron Devices, Reliability Societies
IEEE Int’l Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS)
— April 10-14, 2011 ? — Hyatt Regency Monterey
— Keynote, 24 Tutorials, Exhibits ? ? — Over 180 papers
The premiere conference for engineers and scientists in the area of microelectronics reliability, with participants from US, Europe, Asia. Reliability of semiconductor devices, ICs, and microelectronic assemblies through physics of failure, the application environment.
Two-day tutorial program plus evening workshops. ? ? Special focus areas: Reliability in renewable energy, transistor degradation, High-k Dielectrics, Interconnects, plus BEOL, Memory and Circuit Reliability. ? ? Technical thrust area is Electronics for Medical and Healthcare Applications. Vendor exhibits and equipment demonstrations.
Register before March 14, for best rates. For more information: www.irps.org

GSA Memory Conference

by @ 10:53 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

3D Architecture with Logic & Memory Integrated Solutions
GSA Memory Conference ?
— March 31, 2011 ? ? — Marriott San Jose
— Keynotes, Panel, Exhibits ? ? — No-cost registration
GSA supports technological advances in the memory sector with a platform for ecosystem collaboration to drive breakthroughs in memory — architecture challenges, performance, power management, and speed requirements for emerging applications. ? Speakers from Rambus, Samsung, Mentor Graphics, Penn State, QualComm, ASE, Hynix, RIM, TSMC, Cadence, SEMI, SEMATECH, ITRI, IMEC. ? No cost.
For more information and to register: www.gsaglobal.org/events/2011/0331

UV & Electron Beam West Conference (UV&EB)

by @ 10:52 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

RadTech – The Association for UV & EB Curing Technology
UV & Electron Beam West Conference (UV&EB) ?
— March 8-9, 2011 ? ? — Santa Clara Biltmore Hotel
— Exhibits, Sessions, Short Course ? ? — includes breakfasts, one lunch
Find out more about coatings, films, adhesives and UV/EB curing for the electronics industry. Presentations and demonstrations by leading industry suppliers and users. Environmental, economic, energy savings, and performance benefits.
Sessions: ? – Coatings: Functional, Films, Light Management ? – Adhesives, Potting Compounds, Dielectrics ? – Inks, Paste, Dielectric Coatings ? – Assembly, Final Products ? – Overview of UV/EB Curing Technology ? ? Half-Day Short Course: ? UV/EB Chemistry (photoinitiators, progress analysis, formulations, electronics and microfabrication)
Save, through February 25th. ? More information: www.uvebwest.com .
Use this link for an automatic $100 discount!

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