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October 1, 2011

Mtg: Product Management Essentials for Project and Program Manager

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

THURSDAY October 6, 2011
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Rich Mironov, serial entrepreneur and author
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others (through Oct 4)
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

PRODUCT management is a murky role: poorly understood and inconsistently practiced across tech companies.? Itâ??s often confused with PROGRAM management and PROJECT management.? Yet done well, product (more…)

Mtg: Green Photonics Trends for the Next Decade: Communications, Lighting, Solar

by @ 10:49 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 4, 2011
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Michael Lebby, GM and CTO, Translucent Inc.
Time: Networking/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

Photonics technologies and products that have been based on semiconductors have experienced significant growth over the past decade, with examples from many consumer and fiber communication products that contain lasers, displays, solar cells, and LEDs.? This talk will review the status of green photonics as it relates to the photonics field, and will explore how the technologies will develop into more exciting products over the next decade.
One example of a new green photonics opportunity is figuring how to put photonics technologies onto large silicon wafers.? The talk will show that compliant, lattice matched rare earth oxides (REO) for GaN-on-Si and Ge-on-Si offer a scalable solution that is cost effective and exciting.
– Ge-on-Si using REO will enable large, low cost semiconductor platforms for multi-junction high efficiency photovoltaic, solar cells, GaAs based photonics for communications, and GaAs electronics on silicon wafers.
– GaN-on-Si using REO will enable large, low cost semiconductor platforms for energy efficient Power FETs and high performance LEDs for solid state lighting
Green photonics technology and market philosophy has been evolving for years as a large portfolio of engineers and scientists strive for energy efficiency, cleaner solutions and improved health in their designs.? Traditional photonics segments such as fiber communications, photonic lighting, solar, optical networking, and photonic device integration make up some of the green photonics segment.? Data presented from OIDA based in Washington DC., will show that many classic photonic fields will become more ‘green’ through more efficient product design over the decade.

Mtg: Silicon Valley’s Impact on the Automotive Industry

by @ 10:47 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 4, 2011
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine, with the Santa Clara Valley Section
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; includes reception
Place: Computer History Museum, Hahn Auditorium, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: from the website; limited to 350 attendees

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