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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, or (925) 210-2571

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,, (925) 463-7115

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

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

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…)

Mtg: Clean Technology: Recent Trends and Developments

by @ 12:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

MONDAY April 18, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems
Speaker: Dr. William Kao, UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

In this talk Dr. Kao will cover most recent trends in renewable energy (solar, wind), energy storage, smart grid technologies, green transportation (HSR, EV), and Clean/Green Technology jobs.

Mtg: Getting Paid

by @ 12:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY April 19, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Jonathan J. Sweet, Law Offices of Jonathan J. Sweet
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Jonathan J. Sweet, a Los Gatos attorney, reviews contract language and clauses for your consulting agreements and those you are asked to sign.? He will discuss applicable California law and factual circumstances of which you (more…)

Mtg: Building Brains with Memristive Memory

by @ 12:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY April 19, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Greg Snider, HP Labs
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

What are the technological, economic, and conceptual barriers to building intelligent machines that adaptively interact with a changing and uncertain world?? This talk will cover some key mathematical foundations (nonlinear dynamics, tensor (more…)

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