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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

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

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

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

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

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

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