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March 20, 2011

Mtg: The Different Faces of Variability

by @ 6:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

THURSDAY March 24, 2011
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Marcel Pelgrom, Philips Research Laboratories, The Netherlands
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Railroad Tour: Santa Clara Depot & Museum

by @ 6:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY March 23, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering, with Reliability Chapter
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

Mtg: Adaptive Inverse Control (Part 3) – Nonlinear Systems

by @ 6:55 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY March 23, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Bernard Widrow, Stanford University
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

At popular request Prof. Widrow will return to present Part 3 of his series, which will focus on the adaptive inverse control of nonlinear systems.? Adaptive inverse control, a novel method of self-correcting system dynamics (more…)

Mtg: Renewable Energy from Fuel Cells: Technical & Financial Implications

by @ 6:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY March 22, 2011
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Sanjeev Gupta, P.E., LEED AP, NERC RC, San Jose/Santa Clara Waste Water Treatment Plant
Time: Networking and drinks at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 (pay at door); $10 for first 5 Student Members
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: By email to Frank Sylvester,, 415.554.1578

Mtg: Metadata for Entertainment: Ingenious Solutions

by @ 6:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

TUESDAY March 22, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Peter Dunker, Gracenote Media Technology Lab
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members; no charge for students
Place: NVIDIA – 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

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

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…)

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