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May 6, 2011

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

by @ 7:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY May 12, 2011
Speakers: Tapio Kramer, Marketing Manager, INCHRON GmbH; Hans Windpassinger, IBM Rational
Time: 10:00 AM (PDT) for one hour
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: frmo website

Mtg: Solyndra â?? Commercial Rooftops and Beyond

by @ 7:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

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

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 species, and no (more…)

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

by @ 7:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

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

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 (more…)

Mtg: The EtherCAT Standard for Control Systems

by @ 7:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY May 11, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Joey Stubbs, EtherCAT Technology Group
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

This presentation is an in-depth introduction to Ethernet as a fieldbus, and specifically EtherCAT, the fastest industrial Ethernet fieldbus available, capable of updating 1000 distributed I/O in 30µs, 200 16-bit analog I/O in 50µs, or 100 servo axes in (more…)

Mtg: Evolution: Status and New Developments in WiFi, 3G, and 4G-LTE from a Silicon Perspective

by @ 7:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY May 11, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Michael Hurlston, Sr VP, Broadcom; Je Woo Kim, VP of Technology, Qualcomm
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

IEEE ComSocSCV brings together the semiconductor industry leaders in the WiFi and 3G-CDMA/ 4G-LTE markets for this information packed technical meeting.? ? Each of our esteemed speakers will present their subject matter as (more…)

Mtg: Magnetic Surface Nanostructures

by @ 7:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY May 11, 2011
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Axel Enders, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska â?? Lincoln
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Berkeley
RSVP: required, by email to Catherine Jenkins

In this talk, I will discuss synthesis strategies for and magnetism of surfacesupported self-assembled Fe and Co nanostructures.? Simple tricks of surface science are used to fabricate a variety of nanostructures, from simple impurity atoms to atomic (more…)

Mtg: Analytics and Big Data in the Largest Online Data Marketplace

by @ 7:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY May 11, 2011
SCV Moneterey Bay Subsection
Speaker: Dr. Lucian Vlad-Lita, Blue Kai
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

Mtg: small processors solve BIG PROBLEMS

by @ 7:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

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

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 (more…)

Mtg: How do we Know that Human Activities have Affected the Global Climate?

by @ 7:29 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software

TUESDAY May 10, 2011
OEB Life Members
Speaker: Benjamin D. Santer, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM
Cost: $15.00 per person, includes buffet dinner
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: No later than Sunday, May 8, from the website

Human-caused climate change is not a hypothetical future event.? It is real, and we are experiencing it in our lifetimes.? Despite compelling evidence of human effects on global climate, there is a continuing need for scientists to explain “how we know (more…)

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