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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

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…)

Mtg: Low Cost, Small Footprint Die Stacking and Interconnect for 3D Package Integration

by @ 1:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY March 9, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Marc Robinson, Vice President & CTO, Vertical Circuits Inc.
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 March 7

By now, most of us have read about the promise of TSV (through silicon via) and the myriad of applications, mostly portable and low power, that are expected to benefit from 3D TSV solutions.? While TSV does have the potential to (more…)

Mtg: Simplification Process of a Complex System into a Useful Numerical Model

by @ 1:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY March 8, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatability Chapter
Speaker: Federico Pio Centola, Apple Inc.
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Light Dinner and beverages will be served for a fee. Coffee, tea, and snacks are served free of charge.
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

EMC simulations are not usually used to predict emissions but to quantify the relative difference between different design options.? If the simulated result variation between different designs is less than the result uncertainties (more…)

Mtg: Stereoscopic-3D Vision: Looking at the Next Decade

by @ 1:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY March 8, 2011
SCV Computer, with Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Sunil Jain, Lead Architect and Strategy Planner, Intel Corporation
Time: Networking with food and beverage at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation to cover food
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: Use web link

After multiple decades of wand waiving and fizzling, 2010 felt like a real inflection point for Stereoscopic-3D.? Significance of this major transition in visualization from 2D-to-3D is profound.? After all, nature has equipped (more…)

Mtg: TOPS: A Program to Increase Elementary (K-8) Student Science Achievement with Retired Scientists and Engineers

by @ 1:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY March 8, 2011
OEB Life Members
Speaker: Art Krakowsky, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (retired)
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $15, includes buffet dinner
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: from website

Webinar: Effectively Managing AUTOSAR Development with IBM Rational Software

by @ 1:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

TUESDAY March 8, 2011
Speaker: Brett Hillhouse, Worldwide Automotive Executive, IBM
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon? (PST)
Cost: none
Place: Live, on the Internet
RSVP: from website

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