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March 20, 2011

Mtg: Next-Generation Wireless Communication Systems

by @ 6:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY March 21, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems, with Communications Chapter
Speaker: 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…)

March 19, 2011

Mtg: Demystifying Cybersecurity – Myths vs Realities

by @ 12:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 19, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter, with Computer Society Chapter
Speakers: Ed Talbot and Tom Kroeger, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories;
Time: Networking, food, drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation is requested for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to comsoc2011@gmail.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Current cyber security approaches are fundamentally broken. Vulnerabilities in current implementations are virtually limitless, and threats are exploiting these vulnerabilities faster than we can detect and counter (more…)

Mtg: Robotic Rehabilitation with the Bionic Leg

by @ 12:03 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY April 20, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Robert Horst, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Tibion Corporation
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/embs

Tibion is an emerging medical device company pioneering the use of novel bionic technology for stroke rehabilitation. This talk will discuss the engineering, clinical and market challenges in taking a medical device (more…)

Webinar: Kinetis ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs – The Inside Story

by @ 10:52 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 31, 2011
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Melissa Hunter, Freescale Semiconductor
Time: Presentation at 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1801652

Mtg: How do we Know that Human Activities have Affected the Global Climate?

by @ 10:35 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY May 10, 2011
OEB Life Members Chapter
Speaker: Benjamin D. Santer, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM
Cost: $15.00 per person, includes buffet dinner
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: No later than Sunday, May 8, from the website
Web: www.ieee4life.org
Human-caused climate change is not a hypothetical future event. It is real, and we are experiencing it in our lifetimes. Despite compelling evidence of human effects on global climate, there is a (more…)

March 13, 2011

Mtg: Importance and Methods of System Grounding In Arc Mitigation

by @ 4:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY March 17, 2011
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Sergio Panetta, I-Gard
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: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: by March 15, through Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com or (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1103-oeb-ias.pdf

ArcFlash incidents are the root cause of substantial losses of equipment and processes; they also result in a significant number of human injuries every year. This presentation will provide an expert insight (more…)

Mtg: Neuro-Imaging to Guide Acute Stroke Treatment

by @ 4:06 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY March 16, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Maarten G. Lansberg, MD PhD, Stanford Stroke Center, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (for presentation)
Place: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria (no host, no reservations). Presentation at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Acute stroke treatment can lead to greatly improved clinical outcomes in some patients. However, in others the treatment may lead to significant harm. During this talk Dr Lansberg will discuss 1) currently available (more…)

Electronic Design Education Conference

by @ 4:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

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 electronic designers (more…)

Mtg: Fabricating Bit-Patterned Media by Block Copolymer-Directed Assembly

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY March 15, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Ruiz, HGST, Inc.
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

With the demonstration of feature density multiplication by directed self assembly, block copolymer templates stand as one of the most promising routes to fabricating templates for thermally stable magnetic (more…)

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

by @ 4:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, 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 (more…)

Mtg: Conscious Objects: The Impact of RFID

by @ 4:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 15, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Curt Carrender, Thinkify
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification) has become a part of everyday life in recent years. This talk will provide an overview of RFID, from its origins up through the current state-of-the-art. It will also (more…)

Mtg: Scalability of Conductive-Bridge Random Access Memory (CBRAM): How Far Can We Go and Where are We Now?

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 15, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. John Jameson, Member of Technical Staff, Adesto Technologies
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
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

The scaling limitations facing flash memory have created an opportunity for new types of nonvolatile memory to enter the marketplace. However, no new technology will likely become a mainstream technology unless (more…)

Mtg: Spatial Perception in Audio: ‘3D’ and Perceptual Considerations

by @ 3:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY March 14, 2011
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: James Johnston, Chief Scientist, DTS
Time: Pizza and Networking at 6.30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Campus, Building E Conference Room, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1103-scv-sps.pdf

This talk will be presented in 3 parts, each approximately 20 minutes in length. In the first, the kind and abundance of auditory cues in a natural acoustic setting will be examined. In the second, some basic (more…)

March 12, 2011

Mtg: Physical Verification Challenges and Solutions for 45nm and Beyond

by @ 12:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY May 16, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Haifang Liao, Celesda Design Solutions Inc.
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Advanced semiconductor technology provides the capability to integrate billions of transistors for SOC designs, the tape-out data for manufacture reaches terabyte magnitude, and the complexity of design rules in the deep sub-wavelength processes increases explosively.? This talk will review challenges of physical verification for complicated SOC designs on 45nm process and beyond.? We analyze properties of various applications in different aspects, complexity of design rules and layout structures, and introduce a fast platform for physical verification as well as design-for-manufacture (DFM) to analyze, verify, modify and optimize designs.? The new solution is fully compatible with the existing design flow and offers multiple times speed up with signoff quality.

Mtg: Clean Technology: Recent Trends and Developments

by @ 12:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY April 18, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. William Kao, UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

In this talk Dr. Kao will cover most recent trends in renewable energy (solar, wind), energy storage, smart grid technologies, green transportation (HSR, EV), and Clean/Green Technology jobs.

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