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May 16, 2011

Class: Spring 2011 General Class Amateur Radio License Course

by @ 6:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

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: Human-Friendly Robotics

by @ 6:51 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY May 19, 2011
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Oussama Khatib, Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 109-110, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

Interacting, exploring, and working with humans, the new generation of robots being developed today will increasingly touch people and their lives, in homes, workplaces, and communities, providing support in services, entertainment, (more…)

Mtg: Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

by @ 6:50 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY May 19, 2011
OEB Indusry Applications? Chapter
Speaker: Ali Vakili, Eaton
Time: Networking/Social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: Dinner is $20 for IEEE members, $25 for non-members
Place: Marie Callender’s Restaurant – The Garden Room; 2090 Diamond Blvd, Concord
RSVP: by email by May 17 to Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com or (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1105-oeb-ias.pdf

A new industry is exploding in response to energy and environmental needs and economic opportunities.? The USA is taking charge, establishing its leadership in the Plug-in electric vehicle (EV) marketplace.? This presentation will provide (more…)

Mtg: Ultra-Low-Power Electronics in the Next Decade

by @ 6:48 am. Filed under Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 19, 2011
SCV Solid State Circuits
Subject:
Speaker: Ajith Amerasekera, Fellow, Texas Instruments Inc
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

We are seeing a shift in electronic technology from centralized and high-touch to ubiquitous and low-touch.? Semiconductors are enabling the? ? development of intelligent systems that enable a more immersive environment expanding the (more…)

Mtg: A Practical Guide to Measuring and Modeling Power-Delivery-Network Components

by @ 6:47 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 19, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Eric Bogatin, President, Bogatin Enterprises, LLC
Time: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Member $250; non-Member $275; Student/Un-Employed $100 (through April 29)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

Registration & Continental Breakfast: 7:00 AM
Morning Session: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
â?¢ Module 1: Measuring (more…)

Mtg: Understanding the Impact of RF Interference: How to Find It and Fix It

by @ 6:45 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY May 18, 2011
SCV Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter
Speaker: Steve Thomas, Senior Product Manager, Anritsu Company
Time: Networking & refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Board Room, Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: by email to Brian Lee, brian.lee@ieee.org or 408-201-1976
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ims

Interference is a growing problem. Detecting interference and finding the source of interference isnâ??t always easy, but it must be done if effective means are to be employed to solve the problem.? This talk discusses how to identify and find (more…)

Mtg: Capacitive Power Transfer for Contactless Charging

by @ 6:43 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, 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 @ 6:42 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, 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…)

Mtg: Why Grid Storage? Conditioning and Frequency Control

by @ 6:41 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY May 18, 2011
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Gerardo Jose la O’, Director of Electrochemistry, Primus Power
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 non members, $10.00 Students
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), 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

The development of distributed, grid-scale energy storage systems offers great promise for improving the reliability, safety and cost of the electrical grid.? The need for utility-scale grid storage is being driven by rapid growth of intermittent (more…)

Mtg: Sub-Picosecond Switching and the Future of HAMR

by @ 6:40 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 17, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Roy W. Chantrell, Dept. of Physics, The University of York, UK
Time: Social/Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Mtg: What Every Inventor and Entrepreneur Needs to Know about Patents

by @ 6:39 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 17, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: David Dreyfuss, Moore Patents
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Nearly everyone thinks they have some idea what a patent is and what it’s good for, but do you really know how to use patents effectively for your business?? This talk will explore the patent world from the inventor’s point of view: who, what, (more…)

Seminar: Software Experts Summit 2011: “Managing the Pace of Innovation”

by @ 6:38 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY May 17, 2011
IEEE Computer Society & IEEE Software Magazine
Speakers: luminaries including Gary McGraw, Cigital; Grady Booch, IBM; Jan Bosch, Intuit; Linda Rising, Consultant; Grigori Melnik, Microsoft; Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, WB Associates; Forrest Shull, Fraunhofer
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $90 through April 15 (includes breakfast, lunch)
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/ses11
Increasing globalization, new technologies, todayâ??s economic downturn, and fast-changing regulations constantly reshape the competitive landscape, even for industries that once seemed stable. To respond to this chaos, organizations place a (more…)

Seminar: Nanotechnology: Consumer Applications

by @ 6:37 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, 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
8.00-8.30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30 Welcome: Dr. Allen Amaro, Chair, IEEE SFBA Nanotech Council
8:35 Dr. Spike Narayan, Functional (more…)

Mtg: Physical Verification Challenges and Solutions for 45nm and Beyond

by @ 6:35 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY May 16, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Haifang Liao, Celesda Design Solutions Inc.
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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas
Advanced semiconductor technology provides the capability to integrate billions of transistors for SOC designs, the tape-out data for manufacture reaches terabyte magnitude, and the complexity of design rules in the deep sub-wavelength (more…)

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