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April 7, 2011

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

by @ 3:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

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…)

SCV-Nano: Seminar – Consumer Applications

by @ 3:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 17, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: Spike Narayan, IBM; Dania Ghantous, Qnovo; Sujeet Kumar, Envia Systems; Prof. Ali Shakouri, UC Santa Cruz; and others
Time: Registration at 8:00 AM; Presentations from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members: $60, Non-Members: $75, Students $45 (includes lunch). Add $15 at the door
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Professional Skills Courses in the SF Bay Area

by @ 3:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Choose from an array of skills-development classes, from Effective Training Associates, the Technology Management Council and the CPMT Chapter. ? Classes this spring:
Team Building Using MBTI [more]
– April 12 at Synopsys, Mountain View
Managing Time and Multiple Priorities [more]
– April 19 at TIBCO Software, Palo Alto
Flexibility: Understanding Differences and Conflict [more]
– April 29 at TIBCO Software, Palo Alto
Influential Communication [more]
– May 10 at TIBCO Software, Palo Alto
Project Management: Team-Based Accountability [more]
– June 9-10 at TIBCO Software, Palo Alto
See the website for other courses and alternate dates.

Mtg: Future ESD Challenges for IC Components and Systems

by @ 12:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY April 14, 2011
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Charvaka Duvvury, Texas Instruments (Dallas), EDS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Presentation at 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Cost: none (bring quarters for metered visitor parking)
Place: Stanford University, Paul G. Allen Building Annex, Auditorium 101, 420 Via Palou Mall, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Component level IC protection against ESD has seriously become a major challenge due to advanced scaling of silicon technologies and the development of complex high speed circuits including the effects of system (more…)

Mtg: Commissioning Electrical Systems: An Expansion of LEED

by @ 12:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

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, testing (more…)

Medical Device Courses in the Heart of Silicon Valley

by @ 10:47 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers
Medical Device Courses in the Heart of Silicon Valley
UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley brings the breadth and depth of the Bay Areaâ??s medical device expertise to our Santa Clara classrooms. Learn the fundamentals as well as the latest developments in medical device design, regulatory compliance, regulatory submissions, risk management, reimbursement, post marketing requirements and more. Medical device courses starting every month. ? Classes: ? – Regulatory Compliance for Medical Devices starting March 30 [more] ? – Medical Device Design and Development starting April 4 [more] ? – Design Control for Product Development starting April 7 [more] ? – Post-Market Regulatory Obligations for Medical Devices starting May 25 [more] ? – Global Medical Device Submissions and Strategy starting June 4 & 11 [more]
Visit www.ucsc-extension.edu/biosciences for course descriptions and links to all of our bioscience programs. Need more information? Email program@ucsc-extension.edu or call 408.861.3860.

Northern California Electronic Materials Symposium

by @ 10:19 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

IEEE SCV EDS Chapter & TMS — 39th annual
Northern California Electronic Materials Symposium
— 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, April 15, 2011 ? — Techmart, Santa Clara
–General Admission: $100 ? ? — Students: $50
A broad spectrum of expert views on problems at the intersection of electronic materials and devices. ? Confirmed speakers:
â?¢ Prof. Nick Melosh, Stanford University: “Efficient Solar Conversion with PETE” ? â?¢ Dr. Devin Mackenzie, Add-Vision: “Printed Electronics” ? â?¢ Prof. Rachel Segalman, UC Berkeley: “Polymers for Energy Generation” ? â?¢ Prof. Tejal Desai, UCSF: “Biomimetic Architectures and Biomaterials” ? â?¢ Dr. Bill Thompson, Carl Zeiss SMT: “Nanofabrication with He Ion Microscopes” ? â?¢ Prof. Phillip Wong, Stanford University: “Nanoscale Integrated Devices” ? â?¢ Lunch Speaker: Norman Pond, Intevac, and author of The Tube Guys
For more information, and to register: www.ElectronicMaterialsSymposium.org

Mtg: An Association Perspective on Solar/PV Manufacturing

by @ 5:56 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

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 (more…)

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

by @ 5:38 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

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…)

Mtg: What is the IQ of your Smart Meter?

by @ 5:22 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

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

An overview will be presented of recent Smart Meter developments ranging from the headlines to how smart metering in large facilities can enable smart decisions for efficiency and reliability (more…)

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