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September 27, 2011

Mtg: Semiconductor Industry Update and Outlook, Including Equipment, LEDs, PV

by @ 8:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 9, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Dan Tracy, Senior Director, Industry Research & Statistics, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)
Time: Optional buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no charge) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 per person; $10 for fulltime students and currently unemployed engineers; $5 more at the door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Expectations for 2011 began with modest growth forecasts, generally in the range of 5% to 10% growth for semiconductor revenues.? By the third quarter, however, the industry began to (more…)

Mtg: An Analog Life: Remembering Jim Williams

by @ 6:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

SATURDAY October 15, 2011
SCV Section
Panel: Bob Dobkin, Co-founder and CTO of Linear Technology; Steve
Young, Founder and CTO, Bam Labs Inc; Steve Pietkiewicz, VP of Power
Management Products, Linear Technology; Bob Reay, VP of Mixed Signal
Products, Linear Technology; Greg Kovacs, Prof., Stanford University,
Dept. of Electrical Engineering
Time: Reception at 6:00 PM; Presentations/Panel at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: from website

The world around us is a symphony of vibrations. From temperature, light, sound and a host of other physical quantities, we live in a world of continuously varying signals. Capturing (more…)

Mtg: Antennas for Radiated Immunity Measurements: A Never-Ending Story

by @ 6:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY October 11, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Hans-Peter Bauer, Rohde & Schwarz USA
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Light Dinner and beverages will be served for a fee. Coffee, tea, and snacks are served free of charge.
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Choosing the ‘right’ antenna for radiated immunity measurements can be quite challenging, especially above 1 GHz.? On the one hand, a high-gain antenna is desired to reduce the (more…)

Mtg: The NASA Ames Vertical Motion Simulator: A Facility Engineered for Realism

by @ 5:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY October 19, 2011
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Bimal Aponso, Chief of the Aerospace Simulation Research and Development Branch (SimLabs), NASA Ames Research Center
Time: Networking, pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Room #172, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

The presentation give an overview of the Vertical Motion Simulator at NASA Ames Research Center.? It will provide a brief history, cover design and development of, as well as the various multi-disciplinary contributions made by (more…)

Mtg: LIFE: Fusion Energy Soon Enough To Make A Difference

by @ 2:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

MONDAY November 7, 2011
OEB and SCV Chapters, Life Members
Speaker: Dr. Edward Moses, Director, National Ignition Facility, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $15.00 per person, includes buffet dinner
Place: Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: By November 4, from the website; meeting space is limited

LIFE (Laser Inertial Fusion Energy) is an advanced energy concept under development at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.? Based on physics and technology developed for the National Ignition Facility, a LIFE power (more…)

Mtg: Global Energy Issues for Today

by @ 11:45 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

MONDAY November 7, 2011
OEB and SCV Chapters, Life Members
Speaker: Dr. Ed Moses, Lawrence Livermore Lab
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: TBD
Place: Michaels @ Shoreline, Mountain View
RSVP: from the website

Mtg: All You Need to Know About Lead-Acid Batteries

by @ 11:28 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY October 19, 2011
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: John Kim, Director, Energy & Infrastructure, C&D University
Time: Social at 5:30 PM; Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $25.00; Non Members $30.00; Students $10.00
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: By email to Fred Jones, or telephone (650) 604-2521

This presentation will focus on battery basics, sizing, maintenance, and operations.? It will describe battery selection choices to include factors such as; gassing, capacity testing, alloy choices, jar materials, acid specific gravities, and (more…)

Mtg: Parallel Power Solutions

by @ 10:53 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY October 25, 2011
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Curt Gibson, PE, Power Solutions
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 (at the door). Email pre-registration.
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: By email to Frank Sylvester, or telephone 415.554.1578

Parallel power solutions have always offered the standby generation marketplace significant advantages.? However, implementation of these solutions has been limited to mission critical applications and large kilowatt (more…)

Mtg: IEEE PSES Social and Planning Meeting

by @ 10:37 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY September 27, 2011
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Discussion: assembled members
Time: Pizza and drinks at 6:00 PM; Discussions at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials, Bowers Café, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

PSES is holding a social: pizza and sodas will be provided.? During the meeting we will discuss possible ideas for next yearâ??s schedule, get input from members on areas of interest related to safety and compliance and identify (more…)

Mtg: Key Considerations in Application of Current Transformers in Protective Relaying Systems

by @ 10:20 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

THURSDAY October 27, 2011
OEB Industry Applications Chapter?
Speaker: Normann Fischer, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
Time: No-host social 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: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: by October 24, by contacting Gregg Boltz, or telephone (925) 210-2571

Current transformers (CTs) are critically important components of medium voltage industrial protective relay systems.? CT performance during fault conditions determines the quality of transformed current signal levels sensed (more…)

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