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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

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

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

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:
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 รข?? Save $115. ?

Flash Memory Summit

by @ 10:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

6th Annual Flash Memory Summit
– August 9-11, 2011 ? – Santa Clara Convention Center
– Tutorials ? – Exhibits ? – Keynotes ? – Sessions
– Pre-conference Workshop on Flash Security (Monday, Aug. 8)
This power-packed 3-day event covers the latest topics in flash memory. Hear about flash in embedded systems, laptop design, flash in enterprise storage systems, green flash, solid state drives, flash performance, flash-based design, flash in computers, mobile applications, software, new non-volatile memory technologies, reliability, security, and much more!
Tutorials and Forums: ? – Pairing SSDs and HDDs in Computers ? – Enterprise SSDs ? – Flash Memory-Based Architectures ? – Hybrid Memory Systems ? – Solid State Drives ? – Next-Gen Controllers ? – Testing/ Performance/ Endurance ? – and more
Earlybird rates through August 5. ? Save $100 – use Priority Code “IEEE”.
Visit the website:

IEEE Tour of the Computer History Museum — with Lunch

by @ 10:12 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

An IEEE Event for the Whole Family
IEEE Tour of the Computer History Museum — with Lunch
– Sunday, August 21, 2011 ? – Computer History Museum, Mt View
– Tours 10 AM – 5 PM ? – Optional lunch from Noon – 2 PM
– $7.50 per person (half price!) ? – Limited to first 150
… fun, informative and thought-provoking, with something for everyone, from technical experts and geeks to curious non-techies who wonder how sophisticated computing technology ended up in (among other places) their microwave ovens. An orientation theater, 19 galleries and five mini-theaters showing high-definition videos produced by the Museum. Optional lunch at Michaels Restaurant at Shoreline. Plan to attend! (Children up to 12 yrs old are free)
For full information:

IEEE Int’l Symp on Electromagnetic Compatibility

by @ 10:11 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

IEEE Int’l Symp on Electromagnetic Compatibility
– August 14-19, 2011 ? ? ? ? – Long Beach Convention Center
– “Harmonizing Waves for EMC” ? ? ? ? – Exhibits (over 100 exhibitors)
Sessions covering: ? – ElectroMagnetic Interference ? – Computational Electromagnetics ? – Signal Integrity ? – ElectroMagnetic Computation ? – ElectroMagnetic Environment ? – EMC Measurements ? – EMC Management & Product Safety ? – Automotive EMC
Workshop tracks on Monday and on Friday: ? – EMI Modeling Techniques ? – Low Frequency EMC ? – EMC Aspects of Smart Grid ? – Transportation System EMC ? – Predicting Cosite Interference ? – Advanced Antenna & Probes ? – ESD & Lightning Requirements ? (plus others)
Visit the EMC Week website:

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