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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, or phone (510) 287-2066

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

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…)

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

by @ 3:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, 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

Over the past few years, there have been stories of leading NVM device manufacturers that discuss the end of the NAND Flash era. Although they continue to innovate by scaling the geometries below 20nm device features, other development work in (more…)

Mtg: Solar Cogeneration â?? An Efficient Option for Producing Electricity and Hot Water

by @ 10:07 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY December 14, 2011
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Kate Sherwood, VP of Sales, Cogenra Solar
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center, G.E. Pake Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required

This session will describe solar cogeneration, a distributed generation solution, which produces both electricity and hot water in one solar product for commercial, industrial and institutional customers.
The speaker will discuss the (more…)

Mtg: Miniature Frequency-Extension Modules for Vector Network Analyzers

by @ 9:04 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

THURSDAY December 8, 2011
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques, with Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter
Speaker: Karam Noujeim, Ph.D., Microwave Measurements Division, Anritsu Co.
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Aristotle Room (Main Lobby), 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: to Brian Lee,

A detailed description of the high-frequency reflectometer technology deployed in Anritsuâ??s Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) family will be given.? It will be shown that scaling of this technology for use in the millimeter-wave range results in (more…)

Mtg: Introduction & Overview of SLC NAND in Embedded Applications

by @ 9:03 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY December 6, 2011
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Manish Gulati, Sr. Marketing Manager, Macronix America Inc.
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA – 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Over the years, Flash requirements in the embedded space have evolved — from Parallel NOR to Serial NOR interface, from 3V to low voltage products to keep up with low power consumption requirements.? Today, as embedded applications become (more…)

Webinar: Planning, Architecting and Executing Smart Grid Transformation

by @ 9:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY December 6, 2011
Speaker: Irv Badr, Energy & Utilities, IBM Rational
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

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