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February 12, 2011

IEEE SPICE Milestone Plaque Unveiling at UC Berkeley

by @ 9:14 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

SUNDAY February 20, 2011
OEB and SCV Sections, with Solid State Circuits Chapter
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none. Parking will be available on the street (no meters on Sunday)
Place: Inside the main entrance to Cory Hall, UC Berkeley, Hearst Ave at Gayley, Berkeley
RSVP: Please register at the website by Feb. 11

The IEEE Milestone plaque, which will be installed in Cory Hall at the University of California at Berkeley on February 20 in shown in the (more…)

Mtg: Volunteer Information Evening: Presentations on Engineering Volunteering Opportunities

by @ 9:12 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY February 17, 2011
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Speakers: on After-school mentoring, Educational outreach, Science fairs, Robotics and more
Time: Pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM, Talks at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

If youâ??ve always wanted to get involved in professional engineering volunteering activities but did not know where to start, this is the event for you.? SCV GOLD hosts a night of presentations/demos on opportunities relevant to (more…)

Mtg: Solid State Lighting for Industrial Locations

by @ 9:08 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY February 17, 2011
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ken McFarland, Crouse Hinds
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: Dinner is $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant, The Garden Room, 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: Please respond by February 11 to Gregg Boltz, telephone: (925) 210-2571

Talk Outline:
Lighting Definitions
Trends in LED Technology
LEDs in Hazardous/Industrial (more…)

Mtg: Ultrafast Nanoscale Electrothermal Energy Conversion Devices and Measurements

by @ 9:06 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011
SCV Power Electronics? Chapter
Speaker: Ali Shakouri, Baskin School of Engineering, University of California Santa Cruz
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for food
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

Energy consumption in our society is increasing rapidly.? A significant fraction of the energy is lost in the form of heat.? In this talk we introduce thermoelectric devices that allow direct conversion of heat into electricity.? Novel metal-semiconductor (more…)

Mtg: Bloom Energy – Transforming Distributed Generation

by @ 9:03 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Asim Hussain, Director of Product Marketing, Bloom Energy
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 non members, $10.00 Students
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to James Alvers,, (925) 463-7115

Bloom Energy is a provider of breakthrough solid oxide fuel cell technology that generates clean, highly-efficient power onsite from virtually any fuel source.? Bloom Energy Servers are transforming distributed generation by providing clean, (more…)

Mtg: The Basics of Intellectual Property

by @ 9:01 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: James Fox, PhD, Patent Attorney, Arnold & Porter LLP
Time: Optional dinner at cafeteria at 6:15 PM; Presentation at Med School at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (except your own dinner)
Place: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria; Presentation at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
RSVP: not required

This talk will cover topics such as:? What is intellectual property (IP)?? How does IP fit in with the business factors that investors consider when placing a value on a company?? What are the timelines for protecting inventions worldwide?? What goes into a patent application?

Mtg: Pure Spin Currents: Discharging Spintronics

by @ 8:57 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY February 16, 2011
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Axel Hoffmann, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company to Kate Jenkins by February 14

Spintronics may help address some of the issues of power dissipation due to leakage charge currents in ever-smaller devices by using the property of electron spin.? Looking further into the future, the question arises whether eliminating charge (more…)

Mtg: IPv6 Migration, Business Continuity, Implementation Gaps

by @ 8:53 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY February 15, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Zaid Ali, Principal Network Engineer, LinkedIn; and Owen DeLong, IPv6 Evangelist, Hurricane Electric
Time: Cheese, crackers, soft drinks and Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E, Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

IPv6 and business continuity
For many years, there’s been is a lot of advocacy in the Internet community on IPv6, but what are web technology companies, network operators and (more…)

Mtg: Architecting the Internet-Of-Things

by @ 8:50 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY February 15, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: George Schnurle and Michael Weseloh, GEOTiQ
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

While the current job market is hopefully improving, last year found many talented and motivated people looking for opportunities.? This talk will describe how one group of people came together, found an opportunity with a low (more…)

Mtg: Using Process-ready Silicon Composite Materials to Increase Li-ion Cell Capacity

by @ 8:46 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors

TUESDAY February 15, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Yimin Zhu, Nanosys, Inc
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
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

Lithium ion batteries are the only secondary cells in large-scale production which offer ecofriendly chemistries.? However, the storage capacity of Li+ cells has been doubling at a very slow rate over the last 2 decades.? With new application (more…)

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