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April 11, 2011

Mtg: Spin Torque MRAM Technology: Physics, Design, and Implementation Challenges

by @ 3:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY April 19, 2011
SCV MagneticsChapter
Speaker: Robert Beach, PhD., MagIC Technologies, Inc.
Time: Conversation & Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

This talk will present the physics of Spin-Torque Transfer Magneto-Resistive RAM (STT-MRAM) in magnetic tunnel-junctions. It becomes difficult to scale down the bit cell for conventional field-based (more…)

Spring 2011 General Class Amateur Radio License Course

by @ 3:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 19, 2011
American Radio Relay League / FARS
Time: 6 Thursday evenings, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $30 ($25 for K-12 students, or seniors 65 or older), text book not included
Place: Mountain View Fire Administration Building, 1000 Villa Avenue, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: www.fars.k6ya.org/classes

Mtg: Future ESD Challenges for IC Components and Systems

by @ 3:06 pm. Filed under ALL, 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

Mtg: Small Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) Design and Applications

by @ 3:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY April 14, 2011
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Morris, President, MLB Co.
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Moffett Field, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

The Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) market is in a rapid growth phase with the greatest demand for smaller UAV systems that give military users a low cost, persistent surveillance capability.? MLB has been (more…)

Webcast: Stuff You Don’t Learn in Engineering School

by @ 3:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY April 14, 2011
IEEE-USA
Speaker: Carl Selinger, Contributing Editor, IEEE Spectrum Magazine
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieeeusa.org/careers/webinars/2011/webinar-04-14-11.html

Mtg: Study of Human and Robotic Motion: What It Can Teach Us About Our Brains and Bodies

by @ 3:03 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

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
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/css

There is a fundamental connection between understanding our daily human experience and researching robotics.? This connection is Motion.? Because our brains exist to coordinate motion, if we wish to (more…)

Mtg: Developments in MEMS Packaging

by @ 3:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 13, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Alissa Fitzgerald, Founder, AMFitzgerald and Associates
Time: Buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20; $10 for fulltime students and currently unemployed engineers
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The MEMS industry was born nearly 40 years ago when mechanical engineers decided to use the tools in a semiconductor fab to make structures, not transistors, on silicon wafers.? Since then, MEMS has (more…)

Mtg: EMI in Electric Power Substations

by @ 3:00 pm. 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
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

EMI:
â?¢ How found? What events triggered the research?
â?¢ What failures occurred? Component damage? False trips?
â?¢ What IEEE PES protective (more…)

Mtg: Cloud Computing: Compelling Architectural Considerations

by @ 2:59 pm. 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
Web: csapril12.eventbrite.com

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 IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS and (more…)

Mtg: Evolution of the Utility-Scale Solar Industry

by @ 2:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

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 foppong@ieee.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1104-sf-gold.pdf

Mtg: Silicon Interposers for 2.5D and 3D Packaging

by @ 2:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 26, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Phil Marcoux
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

Skyscrapers are taking over skylines in virtually every major city in the world.? The same is occurring in semiconductor packaging.? Electronic product density requirements have driven semiconductor packaging to the point where the components are being assembled on top of each other.
There are a variety of skyscraper building technologies being evaluated and promoted.? The majority of these new technologies are being called “2.5D or 3D packages”.? The most commonly accepted 2.5D (more…)

Mtg: 3D IC Development and Supply Chain Collaboration

by @ 2:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, 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 latency and (more…)

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