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December 30, 2011

Mtg: How to Keep Engineering Projects on Track

by @ 5:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY January 5, 2012
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Carl Angotti, President, Angotti Product Development
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: s$10 for IEEE members; $13 for others (through Jan. 3)
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

In this talk, Mr. Angotti will discuss several methods for keeping high technology projects on track during the development of a piece of hardware. The projects he works on include those that involve designing such items as the mechanical enclosure, electro-mechanical (more…)

Mtg: Tour of Intuitive Surgical’s Facility (FILLED)

by @ 4:09 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 18, 2012
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Time: 4:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intuitive Surgical, 1250 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

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Mtg: Combining Accurate Measurement with Thermal Simulation

by @ 4:08 pm. Filed under Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 26, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: John Wilson, Mentor Graphics Corporation
Time: Buffet lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 per person; $5 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
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1201l.html

The evolution of handheld consumer products, high powered ASICs, and LEDs have created increasing thermal management challenges. The analytical software and hardware test tools used to design these products also evolved to allow quicker (more…)

December 29, 2011

Mtg: Quantization Noise

by @ 8:20 am. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

THURSDAY January 26, 2012
SCV Computational Intelligence, with Control Systems, Signal Processing
Speaker: Dr. Bernard Widrow, Stanford University
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Packard Electrical Engineering Building, 350 Serra Mall, Stanford
RSVP: from website
Web: 2012widrowquantizationnoise.eventbrite.com

For years, rumors have been circulating about quantization noise: a) The noise is additive and white and uncorrelated with the signal being quantized, and: b) The noise is uniformly distributed between plus (more…)

December 23, 2011

Mtg: An Open Platform for Wearable Computing

by @ 5:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 21, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Ted Ladd, WIMM Labs
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

WIMM Labs has created an open platform for wearable computing that includes a capacitive touch screen, an OS distilled from open-source Google Android, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as an accelerometer, (more…)

December 22, 2011

Mtg: World-Wide Product Regulations and your International Vacation Plans: What do They Have in Common?

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY January 24, 2012
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Ken Kapur, regulatory compliance engineer
Time: Optional networking and Dinner at 5:15 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (except for your own dinner)
Place: Dinner at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; talk at Underwriters Laboratories Inc., 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

During this talk, we will take a trip around the world, touching upon famous destinations that you may want to visit for a family vacation.? However, the focus of this talk will be on specific product regulations that (more…)

Bowling Night for IEEE Members

by @ 11:07 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY January 26, 2012
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $12 for non-IEEE Members
Place: AMF Mission Lanes, 1287 South Park Victoria Drive, Milpitas
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.scv-ieee-gold-bowling-2012.eventbrite.com

Come join IEEE SCV GOLD for Bowling Night.? Network with your fellow Bay Area engineers and enjoy 2 hours of unlimited bowling (includes shoe rental).? We will also have pizza and soda.? Please arrive (more…)

Mtg: Test Method for Thermally-Assisted Magnetic Recording Applying Surface Plasmon Antennas Stacked on Granular Medium

by @ 9:00 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY February 13, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Yoshito Ashizawa, Nihon University
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab bldg 6-2202, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company to Peter Fischer, peter.fischer@ieee.org by Feb 9
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Thermally assisted magnetic recording is one of the promising technologies to increase memory density.? It is, however, not easy to test a surface plasmon antenna over magnetic recording media keeping a distance of a few (more…)

Mtg: Magnetoresistance and Spin-transfer Torque in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

by @ 8:40 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 26, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Shinji Yuasa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Time: 1:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab bldg 6-2202, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company to Peter Fischer, peter.fischer@ieee.org by Jan 24
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

A magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) consisting of a thin insulating layer (a tunnel barrier) sandwiched between two ferromagnetic electrodes exhibits the tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) effect due to spin-dependent electron tunneling.? Since (more…)

Mtg: Nanocomposite Alloy Design for High-Frequency Power Conversion Applications

by @ 8:20 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

FRIDAY January 20, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Mike McHenry, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab bldg 15-232, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company to Peter Fischer, peter.fischer@ieee.org by Jan 18
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Recent DOE workshops highlight the need for advanced soft magnetic materials leveraged in novel designs of power electronic components and systems for power conditioning and grid integration. Dramatic weight and size reductions are (more…)

December 20, 2011

Grand Prix – It’s Time to Race!

by @ 9:35 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY January 19, 2012
SF Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: Registration at 6:45 PM; driving from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members, plus $7 membership (pay at door)
Place: GoKart Racer, 1541 Adrian Rd, Burlingame
RSVP: from website
Web: sfgold-grandprix.eventbrite.com

Ever dream of competing in Formula 1?? Think you have the skills of Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel?? This is your chance to prove it!? Please join IEEE SF GOLD as we kick off 2012 with our first ever grand prix!? We’ll be racing at (more…)

December 18, 2011

Mtg: “Worlds Apart”: The Tools for Creating a Digital Movie

by @ 1:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY January 17, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Michael Huber, Cogswell College: Project X
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

The world of digital animation has changed more with the advancement of technology and tools than any other story-telling medium, and this art form is still in its infancy.? As computing power and sophisticated software gets less (more…)

Mtg: Current State of Cyber Insecurity

by @ 1:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY February 13, 2012
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Slawek Ligier, VP of Engineering, Symantec
Time: Networking, pizza at 6:30 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

A study conducted by Forrester Research on behalf of Symantec titled รข??Enhancing Authentication to Secure The Open Enterprise??? found that organizations today are rapidly opening their networks to make (more…)

December 17, 2011

Mtg: Integration of Disruptive Materials for Advanced Non-Volatile Memories

by @ 2:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 20, 2011
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Wilbur Catabay, Vice President of Technology and Engineering, SVTC
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members and Students; $10 for Non-Members
Place: TI Auditorium, Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

December 16, 2011

Mtg: Implementing Smell and Taste with Nano-sensors

by @ 2:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 24, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Zhiyong Li, HP Labs
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5; Non-Members $10
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Nowadays, flexible electronic devices are getting more and more attention for many potential applications .? This talk is devoted to the fabrication and characterization of highly flexible acoustic devices.? Based on nanostructured materials (more…)

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