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December 16, 2011

Mtg: Deutsche Telekom/T-Labs Briefing

by @ 11:57 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY January 24, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Louis Schreier, VP, Portfolio Development and Technology, Products & Innovation, T-Labs US (plus other speakers)
Time: Registration at 3:45 PM; talks at 4:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Beech Room at the University Club, 3277 Miranda Avenue, Palo Alto
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Deutsche Telekom (DT) will brief our group on their latest SIlicon Valley activities.? Louis Schreier, VP of /T-Labs Division will? will provide an outline of DT’s current mission in the U.S. and describe several important (more…)

Mtg: How to Keep Engineering Projects on Track

by @ 11:35 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, 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 (more…)

December 14, 2011

Ethernet Technology Summit

by @ 2:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

Get the Information You Need …
Ethernet Technology Summit
— February 21-23 ? ? ? ? — Half-day tutorials, panels, keynotes
— Doubletree Hotel, San Jose ? ? — Sessions, workshops, exhibits
Get the latest information from the experts who are creating the standards, developing the chips and adapters, and extending Ethernet into new applications in WANs, storage, wireless, home, and backbones. High-speed Ethernet, Ethernet backbones, quality-of-service, management tools, low-power Ethernet, power-over-Ethernet, data center applications, telecom applications, Ethernet security, terabit Ethernet.
Workshops: ? – High-Speed (25 Gbps) Signalling ? – Beyond 100 GbE â?? Terabit Ethernet ? – Ethernet in Data Centers ? – Ethernet and Virtualization ? – Bringing Storgae into the Ethernet Era
Save $100 with Registration Code “IEEE” (not for Workshops)
For more information: www.ethernetsummit.com

December 13, 2011

SharePoint Technology Conference (SPTechCon)

by @ 4:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

SharePoint Comes Back to San Francisco!
The SharePoint Technology Conference (SPTechCon) ?
— February 26-29, 2012 ? ? ? — Hilton Union Square, SF
— 90+ Technical Classes ? ? ? — Keynotes, Exhibits, more
— Earlybird registration through Dec 16 (save $450)
Join the top minds in the SharePoint universe â?? the Microsoft engineers who developed the software, and the MVPs who are experts in the technology. Learn how to create applications for SharePoint that solve real business problems. See third-party applications that have already been created. Attend classes and workshops to help you get the most out of your SharePoint implementation. New to SharePoint? The technical classes and workshops at SPTechCon are focused on practical techniques and practices you can put to work today. ? ? Exhibits pass. ? For information and to register, visit www.SPTechCon.com ? (use code “IEEE” for add’l $100 discount on 3-, 4-day packages)

Mtg: The Best of RAMS 2012

by @ 12:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 2, 2012
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: a panel of RAMS attendees
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett-Packard Building 48, Oak Room, 19111 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

The Reliability and Maintainability Symposium has a wide scope of presentations.? ? Each year, the RAMS attendees are asked to present a summary of the two or three best talks.? If you canâ??t (more…)

DesignCon 2012

by @ 7:57 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

The premiere event developed for engineers by engineers
DesignCon 2012 — The BRIGHTEST Minds in Electronic Design
— Jan 30 – Feb 2, 2012 ? — Free Expo pass (Keynotes, exhibits, more)
— Santa Clara Conv Center ? — 100+ talks ? — 100’s of design tools
DesignCon brings together leading engineers and organizations presenting EDA tools, test and measurement equipment, PCBs and related technologies, semiconductor components and IP, interconnect technologies, and more. Papers discuss leading-edge case studies, technology innovations, practical techniques, design tips and application overviews.
Keynotes: leaders from Microsoft, HP Labs, AMD.
Tutorials: ? – Assuring Successful Multi-GigaBit DDR3 and DDR4 Integration ? – De-embedding in High-Speed Design ? – Design and Verification for High-Speed I/Os ? – Modeling and Optimization of Electronic Packaging Structures ? – Electrical Design and Modeling Challenges for 3D System Integration ? – Managing Timing Jitter in High-Speed Interface Design ? (and more)
Save 20% with promo code “DCIEEE“. ? For Advance Program and registration information: www.designcon.com

December 11, 2011

Annual Holiday Event for the Whole Family: The Future of Gesture Recognition

by @ 4:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY December 15, 2011
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Sinclair Vass, Senior Director of Marketing and Business Operations, JDSU
Time: Networking and holiday dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $8.38 for adults; kids free
Place: National Semiconductor (TI) Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Our annual “family holiday lecture” will address “gesture recognition” — the ability for systems to recognize body movements and interpret them as “commands”.? We’ll have examples of gesture recognition systems for (more…)

Mtg: Silicon Valley Power’s Smart Grid Network & Free WiFi in Santa Clara

by @ 4:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY December 14, 2011
SCV Communications
Subject:
Speakers: Larry Owens, Customer Services and Marketing, Silicon Valley Power; Narashima Chari, co-founder and CTO, Tropos Networks
Time: Networking and food at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM, followed by panel
Cost: $5 payment to cover food and drink
Place: National Semiconductor (TI) Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

1. Fiber enables Santa Claraâ??s “Smart” Wireless WAN. Silicon Valley Power (SVP) currently owns and operates a 57-mile, four-ring, 144 fiber backbone that not only connects SCADA and substations for higher reliability, but (more…)

Mtg: Developments in Low-Temperature MEMS Manufacturing

by @ 4:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY December 14, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Jiyoung Chang, Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical Engineering, UC-Berkeley
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
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1112.html

Commercialization of MEMS packaging has become a major manufacturing issue. This talk will cover several processes developed for low-temperature MEMS packaging.? The key development in low-temperature solder (more…)

Mtg: Narrowband and Broadband Discrimination with a Spectrum Analyzer or EMI Receiver

by @ 4:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY December 13, 2011
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Werner Schaefer, Schaefer Associates
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

Spectrum analyzers and scanning receivers are widely used in EMI laboratories today.? Their use for measuring both narrowband and broadband signals requires specific understanding of certain instrument and signal (more…)

Mtg: Consulting in the Field-Robotics Age

by @ 4:30 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY December 12, 2011
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: David Wyland, Neato Robotics, Inc.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required; note change from regular meeting evening
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Great engineering consulting opportunities are opening up in field robotics. Like factory robots, these are pick-and-place machines that move things around.? Unlike factory robots, they move things around in (more…)

IEEE Radio and Wireless Week

by @ 2:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

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: ? www.RadioWirelessWeek.org

December 6, 2011

Webinar: Low Temperature, All-Copper Solder-Free Electronic Assembly and Interconnect Technology

by @ 4:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY December 8, 2011
IEEE Computer Society – Free Webinar
Speaker: Dr. Alfred A. Zinn, Advanced Technology Center (ATC), Lockheed Martin Space System Company
Time: 9:00 AM (1 hour)
Cost: none
Place: on the internet
RSVP: www.computer.org/portal/web/webinars/lockheed

December 5, 2011

Mtg: Power Quality: Practical, Simple, Hands-on Solutions to Intermittent Power Problems

by @ 4:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY January 19, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Alex McEachern, Power Standards Lab.
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; $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members
Place: changed to Hilton Concord Hotel, 1970 Diamond Boulevard, Concord
RSVP: by January 16 with Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or phone (510) 287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1201-oeb-ias.pdf

Worldwide, we’re connecting sensitive loads like computers to a grid that was designed a hundred years ago for tough old motors, lights, and heaters.? So, not surprisingly, we’re seeing compatibility problems. These compatibility – or power quality – problems (more…)

Mtg: Fine-Grained 3D Integration

by @ 4:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 11, 2011
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Deepak Sekar, MonolithIC 3D Inc.
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
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1201.html

Approaches to obtain small size through-silicon connections will be described.? This will include evolutionary approaches to extend todayâ??s TSV technology as well as fundamentally different monolithic 3D techniques.? The first products using 3D packaging and TSV (more…)

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