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July 27, 2011

Mtg: Product Management Essentials for Project and Program Manager

by @ 6:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY October 6, 2011
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Rich Mironov, serial entrepreneur and author
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others (through Oct 4)
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

PRODUCT management is a murky role: poorly understood and inconsistently practiced across tech companies.? Itâ??s often confused with PROGRAM management and PROJECT management.? Yet done well, product management is often a driver of (more…)

Mtg: Silicon Carbide (SiC) Sensing Technology for Extreme Harsh Environments

by @ 6:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 12, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Debbie G. Senesky, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Time: Optional buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no charge) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 per person; $10 for fulltime students and currently unemployed engineers; $5 more at the door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Info: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1110.html

This presentation discusses advances in SiC manufacturing technology including growth of amorphous SiC thin films, polycrystalline SiC thin films and high-temperature metallization.? Results of fabricating (more…)

July 26, 2011

Mtg: GPU Computing: Taming a 23,000-Thread Beast!

by @ 7:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY September 13, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Michael Shebanow, Ph. D., Principal Research Scientist, NVIDIA
Time: Networking with food and beverage at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation helps cover food
Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from the website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

GPUs have fundamentally changed the playing field of high performance computing.? Starting out as devices intended only for the display of 3D images, GPUs are now used as supercomputers â?? attached (more…)

Webinar: Leveraging the Power of Engineers: Engineering for Change

by @ 8:02 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY August 16, 2011
IEEE USA
Speaker: Iana Aranda, Manager of Technical Programming and Development, ASME
Time: 7:00 AM (PDT) for 1 hour
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from the website
Web: ieee-elearning.org/outreach/course/view.php?id=84

Engineering for Change (E4C) LLC was founded in the spirit of engineers’ harnessing a common passion for designing and applying creative technical solutions to a broad range of significant humanitarian challenges. E4C is (more…)

July 25, 2011

Mtg: Magnetic Soft X-Ray Microscopy: Imaging Magnetism Down to Fundamental Length and Time Scales

by @ 4:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 7, 2011
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Peter Fischer, Staff Scientist, Center for X-ray Optics, Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Time: Presentation at 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
RSVP: by email to Dr. Catherine Jenkins, cajenkins@lbl.gov
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

One of the scientific and technological challenges in nanomagnetism research is to image magnetism down to fundamental magnetic length and time scales with elemental sensitivity in advanced (more…)

Mtg: IP Strategies for the New Decade

by @ 3:38 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

? TUESDAY September 20, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Charles W. McLaughlin, Fergason Licensing, LLC
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

As the electronics market and technology matures, the role of intellectual property (IP) is evolving. Using a successful LCD technology and IP licensing program that he established as an example, Chuck (more…)

Mtg: Video Compression Technology â?? Building the Next Generation

by @ 3:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY September 26, 2011
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Nam Ling, Santa Clara University
Time: Networking, light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

In recent years, a significant increase in visual resolution and perceptual quality has emerged.? Another level of resolution and quality will be expected for home and mobile video applications as future (more…)

Mtg: USA Public Policy: Concerns for Engineers

by @ 1:46 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY August 22, 2011
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Speaker: Russell Harrison, Senior Legislative Representative for Grassroots Activities, IEEE-USA
Time: Presentation and discussions at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue , Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-pace/upcoming-events

The 2011 legislative session is about half over, making now a good time to stop and see what the 112th Congress has been up to. Congress has been focused on dozens of issues that could affect (more…)

Mtg: Nanofabrication of Bit-patterned Media by Block Copolymer Directed Assembly

by @ 10:39 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY July 27, 2011
OEB Magnetics? Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ricardo Ruiz, Hitachi GST
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
RSVP: required, by email to Kate Jenkins, cajenkins@lbl.gov
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Block copolymer directed self assembly continues to make advances that place this technology as a potential candidate for sub-20nm lithography.? The naturally periodic features found in block copolymer (more…)

Mtg: What is ‘NFC’ & Why it is a Hot Technology

by @ 10:38 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY July 26, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Vik Pavate, VP of Business Development, Kovio; Roshan Vijayshankar, Mobile Application Architect, NXP; Denny Mayer, VP of Business Development, Poken; Curt Carrender, Founder, Thinkify
Time: Networking, pizza and drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short range of wireless technology that is based on RFID operates at 13.56 MHz and a typical distance of up to 10cm. NFC has gained much attention recently as (more…)

Tour: SMT (Surface Mount Technology) Manufacturing and Engineering

by @ 10:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY July 26, 2011
SCV Communications, with Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapters
Speaker: Affif Siddique, VP – Strategy & Business, Whizz Systems, and staff
Time: Intro at 4:00 PM; small-group tours from 4:15 – 6:15 PM; pizza and drinks at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Whizz Systems, Inc, 3240 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: tourwhizzsystems.eventbrite.com

Tour participants will learn how the complete PCB (Printed Circuit Board) design and assembly process works today (which is quite different from what was done several years ago). They will (more…)

July 18, 2011

Mtg: Intellectual Property Traps and Opportunities for Employed Future Entrepreneurs

by @ 9:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY July 21, 2011
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Speaker: Orin E. Laney, former chair of the IEEE-USA Intellectual Property Committee
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ieeescvpacejuly2011.eventbrite.com

This is not a talk on patents and copyrights, but goes far beyond such things.? The focus is on the division of intellectual property rights between yourself as a creative person and those you perform labor for, whether as an employee, consultant, or (more…)

Mtg: From Factory to Field: Developing Utility-Scale PV Projects

by @ 9:11 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY July 20, 2011
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Glen Davis, CEO and Co-Founder, Agile Energy, Inc.
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: www.svpvs.org

Mr. Davis will discuss what’s required to transform solar equipment coming off the assembly line into a large operating power plant.? He will also explore the various types of companies competing to develop utility-scale PV projects, the landscape on which they compete, and (more…)

Tour of 300kW PV Solar Tracking System

by @ 9:10 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY July 20, 2011
OEB Power & Energy Chapter?
Speakers: Steve Birndorf, Project Developer, and Gary Buchannan, Project Manager, Borrego Solar Systems, Inc.
Time: Social/Snacks/Drinks at 5:30 PM; Presentation and tour at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Del Valle Water Treatment Plant, 601 Vallecitos Road, Livermore
RSVP: for first 30, by email to Henry Chan, Henry@EDesignC.com
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1107-oeb-pes.pdf

Mtg: Design and Implementation of Ethernet Magnetics and Power Magnetics using Planar PCB-Based Embedded Ferrite Technology

by @ 9:08 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY July 20, 2011
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Sidharth Dalmia, Senior Manager, Development Engineering, TE Connectivity
Time: Networking & Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor Building E Auditorium 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels

Miniaturization, increased throughput and functionality are key drivers in the deployment of Ethernet switches/routers, mobile handheld devices and laptops.? Isolation transformers, common mode chokes, power chokes and power inductors are key components used (more…)

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