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February 21, 2011

Electronic Design Education Conference

by @ 1:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 16, 2011
SCV Education Chapter
Time: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: none (free IPAD drawing – limited to the first 100 registrants)
Place: Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bayshore Room (2nd Floor), Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.iedec.org

The International Electronic Design Education Conference is a premier event committed to further the education in electronic design with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of (more…)

Mtg: The Intelligence Under the Hood: Adaptive Control of IC Engines

by @ 8:03 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 24, 2011
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Yildiray Yildiz, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Packard Building Room 101, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cis

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…)

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