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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

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

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,

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

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…)

Webinar: Cyber Security in the Electric Utility Sector

by @ 9:06 am. Filed under Communications, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY July 20, 2011
Speaker: Dan Skaar, Midwest Reliability Organization
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (first of a 6-part monthly series)
Cost: IEEE Members: $19 for individual webinar; $89 for series. Non-Members: $38 for individual webinar; $189 for series
Place: via the internet
RSVP: from website

Mtg: A Breakthrough in Nanocomposite for High-Capacity Hydrogen Storage

by @ 9:04 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY July 19, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Jeff Urban, Molecular Foundry
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: Members and Students $5. Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room. 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Berkeley Lab researchers have designed a new composite material for hydrogen storage consisting of nanoparticles of magnesium metal sprinkled through a polymer related to Plexiglas that rapidly absorbs and releases hydrogen at modest temperatures without (more…)

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