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June 4, 2011

Webinar: Engineering – The View from Here

by @ 5:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY June 9, 2011
Speaker: Reece Lumsden, Project Engineer, a large Aerospace company in Everett, WA, and Young Engineer of the Year
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from the website

Mtg: Planning, Design, Maintenance and Evolution of a State of the Art University Campus Network

by @ 5:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY June 8, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Carl Fussell, Director of Information Technology; Todd Schmitzer, Manager of Network, Telecom & Security; and Eddie Butler, Lead/Senior Network Engineer, Santa Clara University
Time: Networking with food and drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentations and panel discussion at 6:30 PM
Cost: $2 to $5 donation is requested for the refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: by email, to

Mtg: Design and Fabrication of MEMS for Applications in Adaptive Optics

by @ 4:59 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY June 8, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Photonics and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapters
Speaker: Professor Joel Kubby, University of California at Santa Cruz
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

Mtg: National Ignition Facility (NIF) Control System

by @ 4:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY June 7, 2011
OEB Computer, with Communications and Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Chapters
Speaker: John M Fisher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s National Ignition Facility.
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Chevron, Bishop Ranch BR1-X, 6101 Bollinger Canyon, San Ramon
RSVP: by email, to

Mtg: Global Warming and Air Pollution: A Worldwide Plan to Solve Both with Wind, Water, and Sun

by @ 4:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY June 7, 2011
SCV Life Members Affinity Group
Speaker: Prof. Mark Z. Jacobson, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Buffet dinner at 6:30 PM; Discussions and presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 donation (at the door – additional donations accepted, to cover $15 actual price of buffet dinner)
Place: Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose Room, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose
RSVP: by June 6, to Lee Colby,

Mtg: Video/Audio Content Fingerprinting for “Smart TV” Content Identification

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

TUESDAY June 28, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Mihailo Stojancic, Zeitera
Time: Pizza + Drinks, networking 6:39 PM; Presentatoin at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5; non-members – $10; IEEE Student members – free (pay at door)
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

– Overview of the Audio-Video Content Fingerprinting schemes
â?¢ Audio fingerprinting: algorithms, performance, deployment
â?¢ Video fingerprinting: (more…)

Mtg: Brain-Machine-Brain Wireless Interfaces for Intracortical Biosensing and Subsequent Treatments

by @ 4:27 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY June 16, 2011
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Sawan, Polytechnique Montréal
Time: Networking and social at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donations requested to partially cover food cost
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Emerging brain-machine interfaces dedicated for biosensing and treatment applications are promising alternative for learning about the intracortical organization, studying the neural activity underlying cognitive (more…)

Mtg: Architectures and Signal Integrity Challenges for 100 Gbps Data Transmission Systems

by @ 3:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY July 13, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Lux Joshi, Product Specialist,LeCroy Corporation
Time: Food and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation is requested for refreshments
Place: National Semiconductor Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

100 Gbps networks are being developed to address the need for substantially higher bandwidth in core networking applications.? However, there are technical hurdles in implementing end-to-end 100Gbps transmission systems which require (more…)

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