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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

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

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, by Feb 9

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, by Jan 24

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, by Jan 18

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…)

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