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April 30, 2011

Mtg: Theory, Principles, and Techniques for Designing Low-Noise Oscillators

by @ 12:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 5, 2011
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Professor Jeremy Everard, University of York, UK
Time: Networking and food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Conference Center, Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.50mhzandup.org

Professor Jeremy Everard will present the theory, underlying principles, and latest techniques for the design of state-of-the-art low-noise oscillators.? Detailed design discussions will cover oscillators with exceptional performance (more…)

Mtg: Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch

by @ 12:26 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 ($3 more at door)
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 decisions over and (more…)

Mtg: Speech and Robotics at the Honda Research Institute

by @ 12:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY May 4, 2011
SCV Moneterey Bay Subsection
Speaker: Dr. Antoine Raux, Honda Research Institute, Mountain View
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: none (bring maney for parking fee)
Place: University of California at Santa Cruz, Simularium Room (Room 180, Engineering Bldg 2), Santa Cruz
RSVP: not required; see website for paper PDF, and for map
Web: www.ee.com/ieee

In spoken communications, correction ut- terances, which are utterances correcting other participants utterances and behaviors, play crucial roles, and detecting them is one of the key issues.? Previously, much work has been (more…)

Mtg: An Association Perspective on Solar/PV Manufacturing

by @ 12:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY May 3, 2011
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Bettina Weiss, Executive Director, PV Group of SEMI
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

This presentation will provide a 20,000 foot view of the overall PV market and address the challenges facing the industry.? It will cover the need for stakeholder collaboration in order to move the industry forward and expand the (more…)

April 27, 2011

Mtg: Human-Friendly Robotics

by @ 2:32 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY May 19, 2011
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Oussama Khatib, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 109-110, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots being developed today will increasingly touch people and their lives, in homes, workplaces, and communities, providing support in (more…)

April 26, 2011

IEEE Healthcare Informatics, Imaging, and Systems Biology Conference (HISB)

by @ 7:14 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays
 

IEEE Healthcare Informatics, Imaging, and Systems Biology Conference (HISB)
— July 27-29, 2011 ? ? — IBM Almaden Research Labs, San Jose
There is a revolution of scientific and engineering advances seen simultaneously at all informatics levels. Healthcare IT researchers are mining information to correlate symptoms/conditions, diseases, medications/treatments and outcomes.
Three Tracks: ? – Healthcare Informatics (decision support, data mining, telehealth); ? – Imaging & Analysis (indexing, retrieval, modeling, visualization); ? – Systems Biology (genotype, phenotype, pharmacogenomics, mutations)
Keynotes: ? – Nobel laureate Prof. Andrew Z. Fire, Stanford University ? – Prof. Eric Grimson, Chancellor, MIT ? – Charles P. Friedman, Chief Scientific Officer, Health Information Technology U.S. Dept-HHS
More information: www.ieee-hisb.org

Class: Statistical CMOS Variability and Reliability

by @ 7:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Two-Day Intensive Course
Statistical CMOS Variability and Reliability
— June 13-14, 2011 ? ? — Hilton Hotel, San Jose
Statistical variability from the discreteness of charge and matter is a major concern for CMOS scaling and integration. Attend this comprehensive course on statistical nano-CMOS variability and reliability by the world-leading expert in this field.
Day 1: ? – Variability classification ? – Sources of statistical variability ? – Simulation of statistical variability ? – Variability trends in conventional and novel MOSFETs. ? Day 2: ? – Random telegraph noise statistics ? – Statistical aspects of reliability ? – Statistical compact model strategies ? – Statistical circuit simulation.
Attend either day, or both. ? Download Course Flyer. ? View an Online Lecture.
Full Syllabus, and to register: www.goldstandardsimulations.com/courses

Mtg: MEMS Adaptive Optics for Biological Imaging

by @ 7:05 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 8, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology and Photonics Chapters
Speaker: Professor Joel Kubby, University of California at Santa Cruz
Time: Buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 ($10 for full-time students, unemployed). $5 more at door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

This talk will review the development of wide-field and confocal microscopes with direct wavefront sensing and adaptive optics for correcting aberrations when imaging through thick tissues (Drosophila embryos and (more…)

Mtg: Smart Meter Analytics: What Can We Learn from the Data?

by @ 1:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY June 14, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter, with Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Harald Weppner, Fellow â?? Corporate Strategy Group, SAP Labs
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food & drinks
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from the website
Web: csjune14.eventbrite.com

Beyond operational efficiency gains through the automated meter readings, smart meters are seen as a key technology enabler for reducing the output of greenhouse gases, improving energy efficiency and increasing (more…)

Mtg: Simulation of Nano-Scale Statistical Variability and Reliability: From TCAD to Statistical Circuit Simulation

by @ 1:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 14, 2011
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Asen Asenov, FIEEE, FRSE; Leader of the Device Modeling Group, University of Glasgow; CEO of Gold Standard Simulations Ltd.
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1 Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Simulation of statistical variability and reliability is of great importance for the semiconductor industry. In the technology development cycle it can help the design of transistors with reduced variability by tailoring the device (more…)

Tour: HALT-HASS Testing and Chamber Demonstration

by @ 1:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 16, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speakers: Ops A La Carte staff
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch from 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM (optional); Presentations and tours from 12:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: Ops A La Carte LLC, 990 Richard Avenue #101, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website, by June 1
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Ops A La Carte and Chart Industries have installed a HALT chamber at Ops A La Carte’s Santa Clara test facility HALT and HASS Labs.? We invite you to our Open House where you will learn about advanced (more…)

Mtg: Sub-Picosecond Switching and the Future of HAMR

by @ 12:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY May 17, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Roy W. Chantrell, Dept. of Physics, The University of York, UK
Time: Social/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

Mtg: Solyndra â?? Commercial Rooftops and Beyond

by @ 10:47 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY May 11, 2011
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Scott Dailey, Director of Product Management, Solyndra
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: www.svpvs.org
Commercial rooftops offer many compelling advantages over ground-mount and residential PV.? Commercial rooftop solar doesnâ??t displace agriculture or mar pristine desert landscapes. There are no endangered (more…)

April 25, 2011

Mtg: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

by @ 5:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY May 19, 2011
OEB Indusry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ali Vakili, Eaton
Time: Networking/Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: Dinner is $20 for IEEE members, $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: by email by May 17 to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com or (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1105-oeb-ias.pdf

A new industry is exploding in response to energy and environmental needs and economic opportunities.? The USA is taking charge, establishing its leadership in the Plug-in electric vehicle (EV) (more…)

Mtg: Ultra-Low-Power Electronics in the Next Decade

by @ 9:10 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 19, 2011
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Ajith Amerasekera, Fellow, Texas Instruments Inc
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

We are seeing a shift in electronic technology from centralized and high-touch to ubiquitous and low-touch.? Semiconductors are enabling the development of intelligent systems that enable a more immersive environment expanding the role and applications of (more…)

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