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September 11, 2011

Mtg: Sustainable Transportation Systems: Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Ships

by @ 5:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY October 11, 2011
OEB Life Members Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Charles J. Herget, Past President, IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society
Time: Dinner and presentation at? 6:00 PM
Cost: $15.00 per person, includes buffet dinner
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St., Dublin
RSVP: no later than Noon Monday, October 10, from website
Web: www.IEEE4Life.org

The term â??sustainable??? applied to any activity has been used to imply the need to preserve the quality of life while not depleting natural resources for future generations or harming the environment.? Indeed, the need to attain sustainable transportation systems is (more…)

Mtg: Career Networking: When and How to Switch Jobs

by @ 4:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 19, 2011
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Speaker: John West Hadley, Career Search Counselor, “Land The Job & Pay You Deserve”
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Info: sites.ieee.org/scv-pace/upcoming-events

The most effective job search and career growth strategy is networking.? This is how you tap into the hidden job market, get considered for openings that few know about, and get your résumé to the top of the pile. nfortunately, many professionals donâ??t (more…)

Seminar: Current Status and Future Directions of Non-Volatile Memory Technology

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY November 4, 2011
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speakers: from Intel, Micron, Ovonyx, HP, Arizona State University and more
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $30 for IEEE Members, $60 for non-members, $15 for IEEE Student Members, $30 for students
Place: National Semiconductor, Building E1, Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Mtg: Feedback Communication Systems: Fundamental Limits and Control-Theoretic Approach

by @ 3:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY November 30, 2011
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Ehsan Ardestanizadeh, PhD, ASSIA, Inc.
Time: Refreshments at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: 202 Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Info: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its

We combine techniques from information theory, estimation and control, and optimization theory to investigate the benefits of feedback in improving fundamental limits on information flow in communication networks.? We focus on three network (more…)

Mtg: Emerging Body-Area Network Standard, IEEE 802.15.6

by @ 3:33 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY October 26, 2011
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Arthur Astrin, PhD, Astrin Radio
Time: Refreshments at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: 202 Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Info: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/it

Body Area Network (BAN) devices operate in close vicinity to, on, or inside body and can enable a wide range of applications, including medical support, healthcare monitoring and consumer electronics with increased convenience or comfort.? Due to strong (more…)

Mtg: Turning Insulators into Metals!

by @ 3:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 20, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Stuart S.P. Parkin, Ph.D., IBM Almaden Research Center
Time: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

What makes a metal a â??metal??? has been the subject of considerable interest over the past several decades, from both a fundamental science as well as a technology perspective.? Many binary and complex insulating oxides form reversible metallic (more…)

Mtg: The Anatomy of Wearable Computing

by @ 1:41 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 25, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Ted Ladd, Director of Developer Relations, WIMM Labs
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for non-members (pay at door)
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

WIMM Labs is a Silicon Valley-based company that offers an innovative platform to enable a new class of personal devices that deliver information at a glance and a touch.? The WIMM Platform, the company’s platform for connected wearable (more…)

Mtg: Reinventing Infrastructure for High-Speed Rail

by @ 1:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY October 24, 2011
SPECTRUM Magazine, with the Santa Clara Valley Section
Panelists: Dr. James Irvine, University of Strathclyde and Past President, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society; Keith Dierkx, Director, Global Rail Innovation Center, IBM; Armin Kick, Director of Business Development, High Speed Rail, Siemens; Geetha Dabir, Director of Engineering, Cisco PSBU
Time: Registration from 4:30 – 5:15 PM; Presentation at 5:30 PM, reception at 7:30 PM (also as an on-demand webcast in early-November)
Cost: none
Place: Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: from the website; limited to 350 attendees
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1110-24-spectrum.pdf

The second of this yearâ??s series of emerging technology forums on technology invented in Silicon Valley that offers new business opportunities and growth for Silicon Valley companies and EE’s.
Expert panelists representing industry & research will discuss the new generation of innovations that are building out the new high speed rail projects around the world.? The scale of transformation, the number of people involved, and the huge number of applications forced to consolidate to build out new rail infrastructure worldwide makes this an exciting topic for Bay Area IEEE Members.
This is a live event with a maximum attendance of 350 people so sign up now to attend!? For IEEE members who cannot attend in person this event will be available on? demand by October 31st.

Mtg: Silicon Valley’s Impact on the Automotive Industry

by @ 1:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY October 4, 2011
SPECTRUM Magazine, with the Santa Clara Valley Section of IEEE
Panelists: Brian Wynne, President, Electric Drive Transportation Association; Byron Shaw, Managing Director, GM Advanced Technology Silicon Valley; Dirk Rossberg, BMW Group Advanced Technology Office; Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, Founders of Tesla Motors; Russ Lefevre, University of North Dakota, and Chair, TAB FDC Electric Vehicles Steering Committee
Time: Registration from 4:30 – 5:15 PM; Presentation at 5:30 PM (also as an on-demand webcast in mid-October)
Cost: none
Place: Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: from the website; limited to 350 attendees
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1110-04-spectrum.pdf

IEEE Spectrum and the IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section present the first in this year’s series of emerging technology forums on the technology originating from Silicon Valley and its impact on the Automotive Industry.? Expert panelists representing (more…)

Mtg: DiiVA – Digital Interactive Interface for Video & Audio

by @ 12:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY September 27, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Steve Yum, SynerChip, and president of DiiVA Licensing, LLC
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for non-members (pay at door)
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

TMDS, the technology behind the widely commercialized DVI and HDMI interfaces, has been around since the late 90s.? When the technology was developed, there was great need for a simple, digital point-to-point high-bandwidth solution to (more…)

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