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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,

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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…)

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