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October 28, 2011

Android Developer Conference (AnDevCon)

by @ 4:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

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
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 ? (use code “IEEE” for $100 discount on Passport, or free exhibits pass)

Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems

by @ 4:27 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

Sponsored by NSF
Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems
– November 3-4, 2011 ? – Banatao Auditorium, UC-Berkeley
Speakers from: IBM, ASIT, SuVolta, EPFL, UC-Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, U-Illinois, NC State, Tohoku Univ, and more.
Topical Areas: ? – Low voltage tunneling FETs ? – Energy efficient spintronic logic ? – Low voltage nanomechanical logic ? – Energy efficient memory and storage devices ? – Energy efficient chip scale interconnects ? – Low voltage CMOS circuits and architectures
Register early:

Conf: 3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

Today’s Manufacturing Advances – Tomorrow’s Impact and Opportunity
3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration and Packaging
– December 12-14, 2011 ? – Hyatt Regency S.F. Airport, Burlingame
3-D integration and packaging represents a paradigm shift for the semiconductor industry. ? ? Focus: ? – Market Impacts and Analysis ? – 3-D Integration & Packaging Technologies ? – Design Methodology and Tools ? – Manufacturing Issues and Solutions ? ? Sessions: ? – 3-D Integration ? – Shaping the Future ? – Techno-Market Views ? – Tooling and Processes ? – Design and Interposers ? – Application and User Perspectives ? – Shaping the Future ? – Leading Consortia and Sponsored Research
Reduced Fees through November 2nd — save $150.
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EMC Seminars: Technology and Methods for FCC, EU, Int’l Compliance

by @ 4:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design

2011 Wireless & EMC Seminar Program
Technology and Methods for FCC, EU, Int’l Compliance
– November 7-11, 2011 ? – Elliott Laboratories, Newark
Join the experts with ACB, NTS and Washington Laboratories for a comprehensive overview of methods and requirements of EMC and Radio Regulations. This seminar will cover requirements for radio transmitters, processes in the “BRICK” countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Korea) as well as Asia-Pacific and South America, practical testing techniques, laboratory operations, and measurement methods.
Session 1 (Nov 7-8): “FCC, IC and EU Regulations” ? – Session 2: (Nov 9): “Global Regulations for Wireless Devices” ? – Session 3: (Nov 10-11): “Laboratory Measurement Methods for Wireless and EMC Requirements”
Register for all three and save $390. Additional 10% off with discount code “WLA”.
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ARM Technology Conference and Exhibition

by @ 4:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

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:

IEEE Radio and Wireless Week

by @ 4:19 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design

MTTS, ComSoc, APS and EMBS
IEEE Radio and Wireless Week
— January 15-18, 2012 ? ? — Santa Clara Marriott
32 sessions, posters, 4 workshops, panels and an exhibition; at the intersection between radio systems and wireless technology; creating a unique forum for engineers to discuss hardware design and system performance of state-of-the-art wireless systems and their end-use applications.
Plenary and DL talks: ? – On Scaling Wireless Capacity ? – Microwave Near-field Imaging of Human Tissue: Hopes, Challenges, Outlook ? – Autonomous Aero-Visual and Sensor Based Inspection Network for Power Grid and Asset Monitoring ? – A Look At Some Of The Principles Of Wireless Communication From A Maxwellian Viewpoint ? – Advanced Doherty Power Amplifiers ? … and a no-cost Sunday evening session on Spectrum Sharing and Frequency Reuse
Full details and registration: ?

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

by @ 4:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, 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

Mtg: Haptics: Engineering Touch in Robot-Assisted Medical Interventions

by @ 4:17 pm. Filed under BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

THURSDAY November 3, 2011
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Ann Majewicz, CHARM Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley Campus, Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

Haptics is the science and technology of experiencing and creating touch sensations in human operators. Because many medical interventions require physical contact between a patient and a caregiver, haptics plays (more…)

Mtg: Going from Team Member/Leader to Organizational Manager

by @ 4:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY November 3, 2011
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: David Gazave, PMP, ActionCOACH Business Coaching
Time: Registration & Informal Networking at 6:00 PM; Management Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE Members, $13 for non-members ($3 more after 11/2)
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from the website

Technical project managers and other Team leaders are sometimes fortunate enough to be promoted to higher levels of management.? Often, when this happens without preparation, the technical expert who was so (more…)

Mtg: Recent Advances in Green and Blue Laser Diodes Fabricated on Nonpolar/Semipolar GaN Substrates

by @ 4:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 1, 2011
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. James W. Raring, Vice President of Laser Engineering, Soraa Inc.
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website

Fueled by rapid progress toward the commercialization of the direct-diode green laser and the introduction of innovative new display technologies based on blue-laser diode pumped green phosphors, we are entering (more…)

Mtg: Unleashing the Power of Integrated Circuits for DNA Sequencing

by @ 6:34 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 16, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Stefan Roever, CEO & Founder, Genia Technologies, Inc.
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentation at Med School at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Presentation at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

There is no debate that genetic information is needed to truly realize the promise of personalized medicine.? The problem is that todayĆ¢??s DNA sequencers cost anywhere from $50K – $1M, rely on complicated (more…)

October 27, 2011

Mtg: Pure Spin Currents: Discharging Spintronics

by @ 4:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 15, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Axel Hoffmann, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Time: Netowrking and Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

As semiconducting electronic devices are miniaturized to ever-smaller dimensions, power dissipation becomes an ever-increasing problem due to leakage charge currents.? Spintronics may help addressing some of (more…)

Mtg: Magnetic Materials and Devices for the 21st Century: Stronger, Lighter, and More Energy Efficient

by @ 4:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 8, 2011
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Oliver Gutfleisch, IFW Dresden, and Visiting professor, Imperial College London – Magnetics Society DL
Time: Netowrking and Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

A new energy paradigm, consisting of greater reliance on renewable energy sources and increased concern for energy effciency in the total energy life-cycle, has accelerated research into energy-related (more…)

October 24, 2011

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

by @ 4:56 pm. 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 (more…)

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

by @ 4:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

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

Rebecca will explain strategies in the following areas:
– Geographies: -? ? China -? ? India -? ? Vietnam (more…)

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