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August 31, 2011

Seminar: Ingredients for Raising Venture Capital in Today’s Market

by @ 7:35 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

FRIDAY September 16, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Vivek Mehra, GP, August Capital; plus panel of Curtis Feeny, GP, Voyager Capital; Ryan Floyd, GP, Storm Ventures
Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Cost: $32 for IEEE members (thru Sept 5); $50 at door
Place: Fenwick & West, 801 California Ave, Mountain View
RSVP: through EventBrite
Web: www.eventbrite.com/event/2115073241/IEEECNSV

Vivek will discuss typical progression from idea/conception to forming a fundable founding team to bootstrapping through product development to raising seed capital to acquiring referenceable customers to meeting with VCs and what ingredients are necessary at every step to raise venture capital. Following the keynote, the panel will take any Q&Aâ??s from the audience and share their preferences and ingredients they look for when evaluating a deal for investment. VCs look closely at your business model, market opportunity, team and technology. Each firm puts more weight on one or 2 of those 4 ingredients.?

August 30, 2011

Mtg: Mountains of Big Data: A Hiker’s Guide

by @ 3:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY September 15, 2011
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Speakers: Dr. Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates; Dr. Mark Day, Chief Scientist, Riverbed; Dr. Gordon Brebner, Distinguished Engineer, Xilinx
Time: Social/Networking and Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 PM; Presentations/Panel at 6:30 PM
Cost: $10 IEEE, $12 Non-IEEE, $15 at the door, Students Free
Place: Mackenzie Room, 3rd Floor Huang Engineering Center, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: from website
Web: ieee-scv-gold-sept2011-data.eventbrite.com

IEEE, Stanford, Riverbed and Xilinx invite you to an evening conversation about making sense of mountains of data.? Sir Edmund Hillary said, “It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves”.? Today, networking and storage technology (more…)

August 29, 2011

Mtg: Technology Update: Lighting Controls in Commercial and Industrial Applications

by @ 7:03 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY September 15, 2011
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ron France, Leviton Corp
Time: Social/Networking at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE members, $30 for non-members; $15 for student and retired members
Place: Marie Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: by Sept 12 through Gregg Boltz, gboltz@brwncald.com, Ph: (925) 210-2571
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1109-oeb-ias.pdf

The discussion will include:
– The current trends in local and national codes affecting lighting controls.
– Centralized and decentralized lighting (more…)

August 26, 2011

Seminar: Quality: On the Road to Performance Excellence

by @ 9:05 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

FRIDAY October 21, 2011
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: over 20 talks in 5 tracks
Time: Registration at 7:30 AM; Seminar from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Reception/talk in evening
Cost: $120 members, $145 non-members (thru Aug 31)
Place: Techmart, 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Info: www.asq-silicon-valley.org/quality-conference

Mtg: The Consumerization of Energy

by @ 8:28 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 14, 2011
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Craig Lawrence, Ph.D., VP of Products, SunEdison
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

In much of modern society, generations of people have come to accept energy as a given â?? we flip a switch and we have light.? We have become disconnected from the very thing that (more…)

August 25, 2011

Mtg: Radio-Access LTE-Advanced and Beyond

by @ 3:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY September 14, 2011
SF Communications Chapter
Speaker: Stefan Parkvall, Ericsson Research, Sweden
Time: Networking, complimentary dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Ave (use Golden Gate entrance), San Francisco
RSVP: from the website (for a dinner count)
Web: www.ieee.org/sfcomsoc

Future Radio Access LTE is rapidly emerging as the dominating 4G standard throughout the world, taking mobile broadband to unprecedented performance levels.? The latest version of the LTE standard, known as (more…)

Mtg: Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology & Tour of KLEENSPEED Technologies

by @ 10:26 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY September 21, 2011
SCV Power & Energy, with Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Dante Zeviar, Executive Vice President and Chief technology Officer, KleenSpeed
Time: Networking & pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation/Tour at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KLEENSPEED Technologies, Inc., Moffett Research Park, Building 554 on Cody St., Moffett Field
RSVP: by email to Fred Jones, frederick.m.jones@nasa.gov, (650) 604-2521
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1109-scv-pes.pdf

The Electric Vehicle has been in existence since the dawn of the automotive age at the turn of the 20th century.? Yet, despite the considerable potential and environmental advantages of this technology, all EVs to date have (more…)

August 24, 2011

Mtg: fcCuBE Technology: Expanding the Flip Chip Packaging Landscape

by @ 6:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 14, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Raj Pendse, VP & Chief Marketing Officer, STATSChipPAC Inc.
Time: Light buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no charge) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 if reserved by Sept 12; $10 for fulltime students and currently unemployed; $5 more at door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Info: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1109.html

Flip Chip packaging has rapidly evolved into a mainstream solution for a wide range of Computing and Mobile products by virtue of the compelling benefits in performance and small form (more…)

Mtg: Metal Interconnects for Large-area Power Devices: Physics, Challenges, and Solutions

by @ 4:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 13, 2011
SCV Electron Devices, with Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Maxim Ershov, CTO, Silicon Frontline Technologies
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Layouts of multi-layer metallization of large-area power semiconductor devices have a profound effect on device performance and reliability.? Metals, vias, and contacts used to route the currents and voltages for source and drain nets impact the (more…)

Mtg: Green Photonics Trends for the Next Decade: Communications, Lighting, Solar

by @ 2:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 4, 2011
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Michael Lebby, GM and CTO, Translucent Inc.
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Photonics technologies and products that have been based on semiconductors have experienced significant growth over the past decade, with examples from many consumer and fiber communication products that contain; lasers, displays, (more…)

Mtg: Photonic Technologies for Datacenter Networking

by @ 2:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY September 6, 2011
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Cedric F. Lam, Google Inc.
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

The author will review the growing trend of warehouse-scale mega-datacenter computing, the Internet transformation driven by mega-datacenter applications, and the opportunities and challenges for fiber optic communication technologies to (more…)

August 23, 2011

Mtg: Leveraging Consulting to Build a Bionic Technology Company

by @ 8:58 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY October 18, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Robert Horst, Ph.D., Tibion Corp.
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Info: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Consulting can play a key role in supporting entrepreneurs while they develop new technologies to the point where the ideas are mature enough to attract outside investors.? The right mix of consulting and startup work can provide the freedom (more…)

August 20, 2011

Mtg: Financial Seminar Series for the Young Professional: Investing 101

by @ 7:40 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY August 24, 2011
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade) Chapter
Speaker: Kathie Chappell, CRPC
Time: Presentation and discussions at 6:00 PM
Cost: none; pizza will be served
Place: Ameriprise Financial, 180 Montgomery St. Suite 1700 (17th Floor), San Francisco
RSVP: from the website
Web: sfgoldinvesting101.eventbrite.com

Mtg: The Myth of Buy-to-own Downloads, and How to Make It Real

by @ 7:38 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY August 23, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Paul Sweazey, Nuvation Engineering; Chair, IEEE P1817 Working Group
Time: Networking, Pizza & Drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members; $10 non-members; free for IEEE Student Members
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Regardless of how often vendors have used phrases like “buy to own”, you probably don’t own any e-book, game, movie, or song that you have ever downloaded. Copyright law is focused on the ownership rights of copyright holders, but there is no law to define and (more…)

Mtg: USA Public Policy: Concerns for Engineers

by @ 7:36 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY August 22, 2011
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Subject: USA Public Policy: Concerns 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…)

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