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April 25, 2011

Mtg: Friday Afternoons at an Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Provider

by @ 8:48 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 11, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: John Burke, Engineering Director, AsteelFlash USA
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 presentation will cover issues that can and do occur on customer products related to design issues and will focus on key criteria that should be addressed when working with any EMS provider in order to enable virual zero-defect manufacturing and (more…)

April 23, 2011

Seminar: Electrical Design and Applications (full-day)

by @ 7:42 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

Mtg: 3D IC Development and Supply Chain Collaboration

by @ 7:41 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 28, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Suresh Ramalingam, Ph.D., Senior Director Advanced Package Design & Development, Xilinx Inc.
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45; Presentation (no cost) at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 ($5 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

Driven by the ever-increasing internet bandwidth needs, 2.5D/3D packaging with TSV has gained a lot of attention, interest and momentum.? Significant increases in interconnection density, lower (more…)

Mtg: In a TV: The Current State of and Future of Television Technology, and Content Delivery

by @ 7:40 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 26, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for non-members (pay at door). Students are free
Place: NVIDIA Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

What is the definition of TV today and how will that definition change over the next few years. On what devices will consumers watch TV, and how will that change the fabric of family and (more…)

Mtg: Commissioning Electrical Systems: An Expansion of LEED

by @ 7:38 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 26, 2011
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Rick Miller, RNM Engineering, Inc
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 ($10 discounted cost for first 5 IEEE Student Members); pay at door
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Frank Sylvester, fsylvester@sfwater.org, 415.554.1578
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1104-sf-ias.pdf

Rick Miller will talk about the required and the enhanced LEED commission processes and what clients are actually requesting.? Design review, product submittals, construction observation, (more…)

Mtg: IEC 61730/UL 1703: Safety Standards for Crystalline and Thin-film PV Modules

by @ 7:37 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY April 26, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Regan Arndt, Photovoltaics Division, TÃ?V SÃ?D America
Time: Social and dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: no cost for presentation
Place: dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; meeting at Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

This presentation will initially describe the basic function and composition of the Photovoltaic cell and module in relation to its electrical characteristics during solar irradiance and temperature, (more…)

April 21, 2011

Mtg: Relational Databases

by @ 10:04 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY April 27, 2011
Monterey Bay Subsection, with UC-SC Student Chapter
Speaker: Tim Gustafson, Webmaster at School of Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none ($2 parking fee)
Place: Simularium Room at UC Santa Cruz (Room 180, Engineering Bldg 2), Santa Cruz
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ee.com/database

Databases are the backbone of a huge percentage of computer applications. At first glance, relational databases can be intimidating. This talk aims to walk you through what a relational (more…)

Mtg: Capacitive Power Transfer for Contactless Charging

by @ 8:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

? WEDNESDAY May 18, 2011
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Mitchell Kline, UC Berkeley EECS graduate student
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donations for food accepted
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

The simplicity and low cost of capacitive interfaces makes them very attractive for wireless charging stations.? Major benefits include low electromagnetic radiation and the amenability of combined power and data transfer over the same (more…)

Mtg: Bionanoelectronics: The State of the Art and The Near-Term Future

by @ 7:23 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering
 

WEDNESDAY May 18, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Mark Buenger, Director of Research, Lux Research
Time: Optional dinner (no host, no reservations) at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none, for talk
Place: Dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria; Presentation at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Recent strides in multiple disciplines have enabled the precise engineering of polymers, biomolecules, and electronics, and the integration of the three. In applications like diagnostics, medical devices, industrial sensors, and environmental (more…)

April 20, 2011

Webinar: Real-Time Matters! Timing and Performance Analysis for Embedded Systems

by @ 7:27 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY May 12, 2011
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Tapio Kramer, Marketing Manager, INCHRON GmbH; Hans Windpassinger, IBM Rational
Time: 10:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: frmo website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1834882

Real-time behavior of embedded systems is a critical factor in many of our today’s products. What if the driver assistance system in a car doesn’t react fast enough? What if the airbag doesn’t open accurately timed? What if the (more…)

Mtg: small processors solve BIG PROBLEMS

by @ 7:10 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 10, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Chris Rowen, Founder and CTO, Tensilica, Inc.
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: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

Thereâ??s no question that computing is percolating ever more deeply into the lives of billions on people.? Smart-phones, distributed applications in the cloud, and embedded intelligence in running in parallel.? Unhappily, Mooreâ??s Law scaling of (more…)

April 16, 2011

Mtg: Super Synchronous Motors in High Speed Applications

by @ 12:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY April 21, 2011
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: David Robison, FMC Technologies Direct Drive Systems; Charles Tremaine, Electrical Equipment Sales
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: by April 19, to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com or (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1104-oeb-ias.pdf

David Robison will present on the latest developments in super synchronous motors (up to 22,500 RPM).? He will compare applications using high speed motors to (more…)

Mtg: What is the IQ of your Smart Meter?

by @ 12:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY April 20, 2011
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Richard Celio CTO & Founder, Applied Power Technologies
Time: Dinner 6:00 PM; Presentation 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, james.alvers@us.schneider-electric.com, (925) 463-7115
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

Mtg: Robotic Rehabilitation with the Bionic Leg

by @ 12:10 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY April 20, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Robert Horst, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Tibion Corporation
Time: Optional dinner: Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Tibion is an emerging medical device company pioneering the use of novel bionic technology for stroke rehabilitation. This talk will discuss the engineering, clinical and market challenges in taking a medical device from initial idea to viable (more…)

Mtg: Demystifying Cybersecurity – Myths vs Realities

by @ 12:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 19, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Ed Talbot and Tom Kroeger, Ph.D., Sandia National Laboratories;
Time: Networking, food, drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation is requested for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: by email to comsoc2011@gmail.com
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Current cyber security approaches are fundamentally broken.? Vulnerabilities in current implementations are virtually limitless, and threats are exploiting these vulnerabilities faster than we can detect and counter them.? This talk presents a (more…)

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