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February 5, 2011

Webinar: RF and Microwave Heating

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

THURSDAY February 10, 2011
Speaker: Walter Frei, Applications Engineer, COMSOL
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website

Mtg: Impact of Packaging on Photovoltaic Panel Performance and Reliability

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

WEDNESDAY February 9, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Alelie Funcell, Founder, CEO, and President, Renewable Energy Test Center
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 Feb. 7

This talk presents an overview of PV industry packaging technologies and methodologies and their failure modes covering a broad range of PV products.? It summarizes PV packagingâ??s effect on performance and reliability, and (more…)

Mtg: Grounding Application for Space Systems

by @ 7:54 am. Filed under Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY February 8, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Bill Imes, Senior Fellow, Lockheed Martin
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: fee for dinner/drinks; complimentary tea/coffee/snacks
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Grounding considerations result in interaction of power and signal applications in major aerospace systems.? This talk discusses the theoretical and practical basis for how to design aerospace ground systems (more…)

Mtg: Participatory Urbanism: Smart Computing, or Big Brother is Watching?

by @ 7:53 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY February 8, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Keshava Rangarajan, Applications Architect, Oracle
Time: Networking with food and beverage at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation to cover food
Place: Cadence, Building 10, (“L” building closest to corner), Montague Expy & Trimble Road, San Jose
RSVP: Use web link

Mobile devices are now globally networked and speak the language of the city (SMS, Bluetooth, MMS etc.).? They are urban processors that enable entirely new participatory urban lifestyles and create novel mobile device usage (more…)

Mtg: Photovoltaic Module Reliability and Failure Analysis: Enduring a Storm

by @ 7:52 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 8, 2011
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Glenn Alers, University of California at Santa Cruz
Time: Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

In contrast to integrated circuits, solar panels need to withstand large variations in environment and weather conditions.? Photovoltaic modules must withstand 0-100% humidity at -20C to 100C with voltages in excess of 1000V and (more…)

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