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March 12, 2011

Mtg: Small Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Design and Applications

by @ 11:48 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY April 14, 2011
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morris, President, MLB Co.
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Moffett Field, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

The Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) market is in a rapid growth phase with the greatest demand for smaller UAV systems that give military users a low cost, persistent surveillance (more…)

Class: Tax Strategies for Self-Employed Consultants

by @ 11:01 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

FRIDAY March 18, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Ron Reed
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Cost: $39 for IEEE members; $49 for non-members
Place: Live on the Web, or at Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: via the registration link
Web: www.eventbee.com/view/ieeecnsv031811

Seminar: Electrical Design and Applications (full-day)

by @ 8:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

FRIDAY April 29, 2011
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Eight Speakers: Chris Lovin, Eaton; Gary Fox, General Electric; Finn Schenck, Schneider Electric (Square D); John Loud, MSEE, P.E. CFEI, Exponent; Anthony Fresquez, Arup; John Griffiths, PE, LEED AP, Arup; Geoff Gunn, PE, LEED AP, Arup; Chris Werring, PE, LEED AP, Arup
Time: Registration at 8:00 AM; Presentations from 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM
Cost: $235 (includes breakfast, lunch, Handbook) â?? Multi-attendee discount plan
Place: Hilton Pleasanton, 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton
RSVP: From registration link
Web: sfias2011seminar.eventbrite.com

Details on website.

March 11, 2011

Mtg: Evolution of the Utility-Scale Solar Industry

by @ 9:35 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY April 11, 2011
SF Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Speaker: Mark McLanahan, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Cost: none (Lunch not provided â?? please bring your own lunch)
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric, Conference Room A, 245 Market St. San Francisco
RSVP: Required, by email to foppong@ieee.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1104-sf-gold.pdf

The U.S. solar market has witnessed rapid growth in the past few years, but the industry is just taking off.? Come and learn about this fascinating realm of utility-scale development and (more…)

Mtg: Study of Human and Robotic Motion: What It Can Teach Us About Our Brains and Bodies

by @ 9:20 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY April 13, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Vytas Sunspiral, NASA Ames
Time: Networking/Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

There is a fundamental connection between understanding our daily human experience and researching robotics.? This connection is Motion.? Because our brains exist to coordinate (more…)

Electronic Design Process Symposium

by @ 8:45 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

IEEE Computer Society, SCV Chapter
18th Annual Electronic Design Process Symposium (EDPS)
– April 7-8, 2011 ? ? – Monterey Beach Hotel, Monterey
– Only $280 for IEEE Members ? ? – $100 for unemployed IEEE members
EDPS provides an exchange of ideas among the top thinkers, movers, and shakers who focus on how chips and systems are designed in the electronics industry. State-of-the-art improvements to electronics design processes and CAD methodologies.
Technical Themes: ? – Parallel EDA ? – High-Level Design ? – Cloud Computing (including SaaS) ? – Low-Power Design ? – 3D ICs
For full program and to register, visit www.eda.org/edps

Mtg: Cloud Computing: Compelling Architectural Considerations

by @ 8:27 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 12, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Alan Hakimi, Senior Enterprise Architect for Microsoft Services â?? Enterprise Strategy and Architecture
Time: Networking with food and beverage at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: Cadence Design Systems – Building 10, Montague Expy & Trimble Road, San Jose
RSVP: Use web link
Web: csapril12.eventbrite.com

This presentation elaborates on the evolution of cloud computing by nature of consumer oriented systems and computing fabrics.? We will walk through the common cloud offerings of (more…)

Mtg: EMI in Electric Power Substations

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

TUESDAY April 12, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: John T. Tengdin, Senior Partner & Cofounder, OPUS Consulting Group; IEEE Life Fellow
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

EMI: –How found? What events triggered the research?? — What failures occurred? Component damage? False trips?? — What IEEE PES protective relay standards evolved as (more…)

March 10, 2011

Mtg: Developments in MEMS Packaging

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 13, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Alissa Fitzgerald, Founder, AMFitzgerald and Associates
Time: Buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20; $10 for fulltime students and currently unemployed engineers
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The MEMS industry was born nearly 40 years ago when mechanical engineers decided to use the tools in a semiconductor fab to make structures, not transistors, on silicon wafers.? Since then, (more…)

Mtg: Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

by @ 2:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY May 5, 2011
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Jim Arena, Senior Director, Juniper Networks
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

You know you have a good strategy; one that should allow the company to add distinctive value and win. Some organizations seem to be built for speed, built for quick decisions, and built to not revisit those (more…)

Railroad Tour: Santa Clara Depot & Museum

by @ 12:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY March 23, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering, with Reliability Chapters
Sponsored by: South Bay Historical Railroad Society (SBHRS)
Time: Pizza at 6:00 PM; Tours at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Santa Clara Depot, 1005 Railroad Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: by March 21 by email, to shirley.tarantino@sgs.com
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1103-scv-pses.pdf

The South Bay Historical Railroad Society (SBHRS) welcomes the IEEE PSES and Reliability special interest groups for a tour of our historical landmark in Santa Clara. The Santa Clara Depot was the (more…)

Mtg: Getting the Most Out of your Electrical Room

by @ 7:59 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY March 16, 2011
SCV Power & Energy, and Industry Applications Chapters
Speaker: Daniel Thompson, Executive Sales Engineer, Schneider Electric
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@us.schneider-electric.com or 925-463-7115
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1103-scv-pes.pdf

Is your architect pushing you to size the Electrical Room without room to wiggle?? Fear not as in this presentation Daniel will focus on common consultant FAQâ??s about the 5 main (more…)

March 8, 2011

Software Experts Summit 2011: “Managing the Pace of Innovation”

by @ 9:05 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY May 17, 2011
IEEE Computer Society & IEEE Software Magazine
Speakers: luminaries including Gary McGraw, Cigital; Grady Booch, IBM; Jan Bosch, Intuit; Linda Rising, Consultant; Grigori Melnik, Microsoft; Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, WB Associates; Forrest Shull, Fraunhofer
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $90 through April 15 (includes breakfast, lunch)
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/ses11

Increasing globalization, new technologies, todayâ??s economic downturn, and fast-changing regulations constantly reshape the competitive landscape, even for industries that once seemed stable.? To respond to this chaos, (more…)

March 7, 2011

Symp: A Practical Guide to Measuring and Modeling Power-Delivery-Network Components

by @ 4:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

Santa Clara Valley EMC Chapter — One-Day Mini Symposium
A Practical Guide to Measuring and Modeling Power-Delivery-Network Components, with Eric Bogatin
— May 19, 2011 ? ? — Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara
— IEEE Members: $250; non-Members: $275; Unemployed: $100; group discounts
— 8 AM – 6 PM (Includes lunch, reception, vendor exhibits) ? ? — Reception 5 – 6 PM
TOPICS: ? – Measuring low impedance with a 2-port VNA ? – Building Models from S-parameter Measurements ? – Interpreting the Complex Behavior of Planes ? – Interpreting Plane properties with Capacitors
Register by April 29, to save $25.
Full details, and to register: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

March 6, 2011

Mtg: Autonomous Motion Planning for Humanoid Robots

by @ 1:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY March 9, 2011
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: James Kuffner, Google Research; and The Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellong University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

One of the grand challenges in artificial intelligence is to create truly “general-purpose” autonomous robots for home, hospital, and office environments.? This talk will discuss some of the challenges of motion autonomy and (more…)

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