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September 21, 2011

Mtg: “Womb to Tomb” — The Do’s and Don’ts of Designing Systems for Mass Production

by @ 10:50 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY October 11, 2011
Monterey Bay Subsection
Speaker: Ken Gudan, Ricoh Research Lab
Time: Networking, food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none ($2 for parking)
Place: UC-Santa Cruz (Room 180, Engineering Bldg 2), Santa Cruz
RSVP: by email, to Marcelo Siero, siero@ee.com
Web: www.ee.com/ieee

It is exciting to be privileged to work with a team to take a design from concept into mass production.? But what is it really like? What phases does the project go through?? How much time does it take?? What is expected of the engineering team?? How (more…)

Mtg: How Streamlined Permitting will Allow Home Solar to Scale

by @ 8:11 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY October 12, 2011
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Matt Eggers, Vice President-Operations, SunRun
Time: Neworking 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
Info: www.svpvs.org

In January 2011 SunRun issued a report for delivery to the Department of Energy (DOE) revealing local governments can save $1 billion over the next five years and make solar affordable for 50 percent of American homes by standardizing local solar permitting processes.? A follow-on (more…)

Mtg: AI Techniques and Applications: Surprising Solutions That Really Work

by @ 7:48 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY October 11, 2011
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Jason Lohn, Associate Research Professor, ECE Dept., Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
Time: Networking, pizza at 6:30 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

Current methods of designing and optimizing antennas by hand are time and labor intensive, limit complexity, and require significant expertise and experience.? AI search algorithms can overcome these limitations by automatically searching the design space and finding effective (more…)

September 17, 2011

Mtg: Trends, New Markets and Opportunities for Wireless Telecom Providers

by @ 8:25 am. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

THURSDAY September 22, 2011
SCV Communications Chapter
Panelists: Michael Finegan, Sprint M2M Solutions Group; Sumeet Ahuja, AT&T Mobility Group (Consumer)
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentations/Panel at 6:30 PM
Cost: none, for IEEE members (with code); $15 for non-members ($20 on-site)
Place: HP Oak Room (Bldg 48), 19111 Pruneridge Ave., Cupertino
RSVP: from website
Info: www.comsocscv.org

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

by @ 8:24 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 22, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Circuits & Systems, Computer, and Electron Devices Chapters
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 (more…)

Mtg: Deep Brain Modulation of Hypersynchrony and Movement in Parkinsons Disease

by @ 8:23 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

WEDNESDAY September 21, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Helen Bronte-Stewart MD MSE, Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, Director Stanford Movement Disorders Centre, Stanford University School of Medicine
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (no-host dinner)
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

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

by @ 8:22 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 21, 2011
SCV Power & Energy, with Industry Applications Chapters
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 had (more…)

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

by @ 8:21 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

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 is less (more…)

Mtg: Transfer-Printing Semiconductor Nanodevices on Arbitrary Substrates

by @ 8:20 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 20, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. M. Saif Islam, Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, UC Davis
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: National Semiconductor Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

An experimental method will be presented for fabricating large area, high performance single crystal devices via both top-down and bottom-up techniques and transferring them to low cost carrier substrates while simultaneously (more…)

Mtg: IP Strategies for the New Decade

by @ 8:19 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Engineering Mgmt, 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
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

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 McLaughlin will share his (more…)

September 14, 2011

Social Mixer with IEEE S.F. GOLD and PG&E Nu NRG

by @ 7:47 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY September 28, 2011
SF GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Speaker: none (no-host social with snacks)
Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palomino Restaurant & Bar, 345 Spear Street, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Jerry Barroeta Perez, jerry_bp@media.mit.edu
Web: www.ieee.org/sfgold

Please join IEEE SF GOLD and Pacific Gas & Electric’s Nu NRG (New Energy) chapter for our first joint social mixer of 2011!? We’ll be hanging out at Palomino enjoying the company of other young professionals.? We look forward to seeing you!

September 13, 2011

ARM Technology Conference and Exhibition

by @ 12:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

The Core of your Future, at ARM Techcon
ARM Technology Conference and Exhibition
— November 9-11, 2010 ? ? — Santa Clara Convention Center
— Chip Design day ? ? — System & Software Design days
A technical, engineering-oriented event organized by the ARM Partner ecosystem — classes, hands-on experiences, and networking at all levels of expertise. ? ? Tracks on: ? – Buses and Communication Channels ? – Open-Source Software ? – Embedded Internet ? – Low-power design ? – Multicore and Virtualization ? – Networking and Connectivity ? – OS Selections ? – Security ? – Debugging Tools and Techniques
A free Exhibition-Only pass includes access to the exhibits, keynotes, special industry training sessions, and special events. ? Save 20% with promo code “GRID“. ? Visit the website: vault.eetimes.com/testARMconf/

Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon)

by @ 12:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

The technical conference for software developers building Android apps.
Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon) ?
— November 6-9, 2011 ? ? ? — Hyatt Regency Burlingame
— 40+ Classes and Workshops ? ? ? — Keynotes, Exhibits, more
— Earlybird registration through October 21 (save $200)
Attend technical classes covering the Android SDKs, the newest hardware and the Android Market. Learn from hands-on experts with real-world apps experience.
Classes: ? – Android Fundamentals: What I wish I knew when I started! ? – What’s New in Android Tablet Development with Honeycomb ? – Android Variants, Hacks, Tricks and Resources ? – Best Practices for Great Smartphone Apps ? – App Design and Testing for Better Power Consumption ? … and many more. ? Special group discounts. For information and to register, visit www.AnDevCon.com
(use code “IEEE” for $100 discount on Passport, or free exhibits pass)

Mtg: Top Strategies for Cashing in on Asia’s Innovation Boom

by @ 9:44 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 27, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Rebecca A. Fannin, author of Silicon Dragon and Startup Asia
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 if reserved by Oct. 25; $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/cpmt1110l.html

Rebecca will explain strategies in the following areas:
â?¢ Geographies: -? ? China -? ? India -? ? Vietnam -? ? plus Singapore, Taiwan
â?¢ Market sectors: -? ? mobile -? ? cleantech -? ? (more…)

Mtg: Modeling and Simulation of HEV and EV Power Electronics Systems

by @ 8:28 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY September 28, 2011
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Paul Goossens, VP of Application Engineering, Maplesoft; Dr. Sam Dao, Application Engineer, Maplesoft
Time: 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the internet
RSVP: from the website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/1911819

This webinar covers new approaches to modeling and simulation for hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) and fully electric vehicle (EV) applications with a particular emphasis on power electronics design. HEVs and EVs present many new design challenges to (more…)

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