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August 14, 2011

Mtg: Engineers of Tomorrow: Preparing for the Job Market

by @ 7:22 pm. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY August 18, 2011
SF GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade), with UC-Berkeley Student Chapter
Time: Social, food and presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: none, for student members and IEEE members; $5 for others
Place: Soda Hall, UC Berkeley campus, Hearst Ave and Le Roy Ave, Berkeley
RSVP: from the website
Web: bayareastep.eventbrite.com

Mtg: An Introduction to 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Radio Design: From Systems to Transistors

by @ 7:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY August 18, 2011
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Arya Behzad
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

Webinar: Leveraging the Power of Engineers: Engineering for Change

by @ 7:20 pm. 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

Mtg: Better Place â?? The Storage Story for Vehicles

by @ 3:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering
 

WEDNESDAY September 21, 2011
SCV Power Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Hugh McDermott, Vice President Global Utilities & Energy, Better Place
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

Better Place is a global electric vehicle network operator and most known for the concept of battery switching to enable range extension and a â??no-compromise??? solution for drivers to make the switch to electric vehicles.? What (more…)

Workshop on Chip-Packaging Co-Design for High Performance Electronic Systems

by @ 3:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

First Annual IEEE/CPMT Workshop on
Chip-Packaging Co-Design for High Performance Electronic Systems
— September 19-20, 2011 ? ? — TechMart, Santa Clara
A forum for technical education and research interchange on the topic of chip-packaging co-design, and co-design manufacturing and reliability impacts.
Talks: ? – Applications and Limitations ? – Narrowing the Gap Between Si Chip and Packaging Technology ? – Performance and Cost Optimization ? – Simulation of 3D IC and Silicon Interposer Power Distribution ? – Mechanical Reliability in TSV-based 3D ICs ? – Chip-Package-PCB-System Co-Design Challenges ? – Chip-Package-PCB Co-Design Roadmap ? – Electrical Modeling and Automation by EDA Software ? – and more!
Register by Sept 9 â?? Save $50. ? www.ieee-cpcw.org

Webinar: Simulation of Electrodeposition Processes using COMSOL

by @ 3:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY August 18, 2011
IEEE SPECTRUM
Speaker: Henrik Ekström, PhD, Technical Program Manager, Electrochemistry Applications
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT) for 1 hour
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from the website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1886740

Modeling and simulations are cost effective ways of understanding, optimizing, and controlling electrodeposition processes. This webinar introduces you to the simulation of electrochemical deposition, forming, and plating (more…)

Mtg: Designing PCB Stackups to Balance Signal Integrity Against Manufacturability

by @ 2:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY September 13, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Lee W. Ritchey, president, Speeding Edge
Time: Networking and light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: fee for dinner
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

With the ever increasing speeds of logic and RF systems, the demands placed on PCBs have made it necessary to consider more than impedance when designing the stackup used to for PCB manufacturing.? Traditionally, the (more…)

Mtg: California Water: Crisis or Crossroads?

by @ 1:57 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY September 12, 2011
SCV Life Members
Speaker: Matthew Heberger, research associate, The Pacific Institute
Time: Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $15 for dinner (pay at door)
Place: Santa Clara County Office of Education, San Jose Room, 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose
RSVP: By Sept. 3, to Les Besser, LesSCVYes@aol.com (Cancellations by Sept. 10)
Web: not posted

Water has become one of California’s most polarizing issues, pitting North vs. South, farms vs. cities, and Democrat vs. Republican.? Recent news is dominated by stories of drought, shortages, and (more…)

August 6, 2011

Mtg: Graphene â?? Still Heading for Prime Time

by @ 7:06 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 9, 2011
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Zhiping Yu, Institute of Microelectronics, Tsinghua University
Time: Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: National Semiconductor University, Building 9, Room 5, 3693 Tahoe Way, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

The awarding of Nobel Prize in Physics (2010) to two researchers who first spotted graphene and provided theoretical analysis is not by incident. It continues the recent trend in acknowledging works related to solid-state physics and IC (2000 for J. Kilby of TI and 2009 for (more…)

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

by @ 6:44 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, 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…)

August 5, 2011

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

by @ 6:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY August 24, 2011
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
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

Do you have a clear picture of your financial goals?? Saving and investing to achieve those goals can be confusing when you are just starting out. We’ll help you explore your options for feeling more confident, in control and on (more…)

Mtg: Memory Scaling and Its Potential Impact on Computing and Storage

by @ 5:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 22, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter, with Circuits and Systems
Speaker: Ed Doller, VP and Chief Memory Systems Architect, Micron Technology
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Sept 20; $5 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/cpmt1109l.html

As memory technologies scale current memory usage models will be challenged. While new emerging technologies hold promise to solve the scalability challenge, it is unlikely that they will be “drop in compatible” with current technologies and (more…)

Mtg: Memristors in Computing: Promises and Challenges

by @ 3:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 9, 2011
SCV Computer, with Circuits and Systems, and Solid State Circuits
Speaker: Jianhua (Joshua) Yang, PhD, HP Labs
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food & drinks
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from the website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

The desire to continually improve computing systems drives both the relentless scaling of existing silicon integrated circuit technology and the search for new technologies.? To be relevant, new devices must be both nanoscale and (more…)

EnCorps Teachers Program for Engineers

by @ 10:15 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

Fall Application Deadline: September 30, 2011
EnCorps Teachers Program for Engineers
The EnCorps Teachers Program invites you to share your passion for math or science as a mentor or California credentialed public school teacher candidate. Launched in 2007, EnCorps is designed to assisst STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) professionals’ transition into teaching math and science. Teaching pathways are offered throughout the SF Bay, Los Angeles and Long Beach areas at one of our partner school sites.
Through an application and interview process, qualified professionals will be selected to join the EnCorps Teachers or Mentor Program. Learn more by attending an online or in-person information session: www.encorpsteachers.org/index.cfm/page/infosessions
Applications will be accepted beginning August 15, 2011

Frontiers in Optics ’11, with Laser Science XXVII

by @ 10:14 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays
 

Frontiers in Optics ’11, with Laser Science XXVII
— October 16-20, 2011 ? ? — Fairmont Hotel, SJ
— Sessions: Mon-Thurs, Oct 17-20 ? ? — Exhibits: Tues-Wed, Oct 18-19
Attend 5 days of intense, up-to-date programming featuring dynamic, cutting-edge presentations on the latest advancements in optics and photonics, plenary talks, and special events for networking with pioneers and colleagues from around the globe.
Plenary Talks: ? – Ferenc Krausz, “Seeing is Believing: Capturing Electrons in Real Time” ? – Sir John Pendry, “Inside the Wavelength – Seeing Really Small Objects with Light”
Short Courses Oct 16th: ? – Photonic Quantum-Enhanced Technologies ? – Polarization Engineering ? – Coherence and Optical Imaging ? – Nanophotonics: Design, Fabrication and Characterization ? – Exploring Optical Aberrations ? – Plasmonics ? – Active Silicon Photonic Devices ? – Illumination: From Solid-State Lighting to Solar Energy
Register by Sept 27 â?? Save $115. ? www.frontiersinoptics.com

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