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October 16, 2011

Mtg: Quality: On the Road to Performance Excellence

by @ 2:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

FRIDAY October 21, 2011
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: over 20 talks in 5 tracks
Time: Registration at 7:30 AM; Seminar from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM; Reception/talk in evening
Cost: $120 members, $145 non-members (thru Aug 31); afterwards: $150/$180
Place: Techmart, 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Mtg: An Autonomous Implantable System with Locomotion

by @ 2:25 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY October 19, 2011
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Daniel Pivonka, Center for Circuit and System Solutions, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria (no host, no reservations); Meeting at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
RSVP: not required

Fully autonomous implantable systems with locomotion can revolutionize medical technology, and include applications ranging from diagnostics to minimally invasive surgery.? However, the extreme power requirements of fluid locomotion impose (more…)

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

by @ 2:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

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 the Vertical (more…)

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

by @ 2:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY October 19, 2011
SCV Power & Energy 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 standby versus cycling (more…)

Mtg: Career Networking: When and How to Switch Jobs

by @ 2:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

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: Pizza and drinks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

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.? Unfortunately, many (more…)

Mtg: Leveraging Consulting to Build a Bionic Technology Company

by @ 2:21 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 18, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Robert Horst, Ph.D., Tibion Corp.
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Consulting can play a key role in supporting entrepreneurs while they develop new technologies to the point where the ideas are mature enough to attract outside investors.? The right mix of consulting and startup work can provide the freedom (more…)

Mtg: Is Nanotechnology the Next Wave in the Medical Device Industry?

by @ 2:20 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY October 18, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Sudhi Gautam, Patni Americas Inc.
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 website

The explosion of scientific advances in biomedicine and the demographics of an aging population have fuelled the growth of the Medical Device industry.? Due to a trend towards miniaturization in Medical Devices (sometimes to even scale them (more…)

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