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January 17, 2012

Mtg: Scattering and Migration for Remote and Noninvasive Imaging

by @ 8:30 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY January 19, 2012
OEB Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Sean K. Lehman, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: Presentation from 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) – Bldg 6475, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Greenville Road, Livermore
RSVP: by email to Ron Kane, kane@ieee.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1201-oeb-sps.pdf

Mtg: Electric Vehicle Charging – Preventing Range Anxiety

by @ 8:29 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY January 18, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Gary Fox, GE Energy Services
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25.00 IEEE members, $30.00 non members, $10.00 Students
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

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

by @ 8:28 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

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 expensive, student-created (more…)

January 13, 2012

Embedded Systems Conference â?? Silicon Valley

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

ESC is DESIGN West â?? with 7 exciting Summits under one roof
Embedded Systems Conference â?? Silicon Valley
— March 26-29, 2012 ? ? — San Jose Convention Center
— 20 tracks ? ? — Over 100 sessions ? ? — 250 exhibitors
If you can only attend one event this year, the ESC Silicon Valley is the must-attend event for embedded systems engineers. ESC is the largest gathering for embedded technologies available today. ? ? Included in Design West: ? – Embedded Systems Conference ? – Android Summit ? – Black Hat Summit ? – DesignMed ? – MultiCore DevCon ? – Designing with LEDs ? – Sensors in Design
Flexible Registration Packages: ? – 1-day, 3-day, or the 4-day All-Access Pass ? – Free Expo Pass (includes Keynotes, sponsored sessions, more) ? – Discounts for groups; save through Feb. 19. Use promo code GRID for $100 off any conference package. ? ? More information: www.ubmdesign.com/esc

Optical Fiber Communication Conference

by @ 3:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

The Future of Optical Communication is Here
Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC/NFOEC)
– March 4-8, 2012 ? – Los Angeles Convention Center
– Sessions, Short Courses, Workshops ? – Service Provider Summit
– 500+ Companies Exhibiting ? – Complimentary Exhibits Registration
OFC and NFOEC is the premier international event for both the science and business of optical communications, with a comprehensive technical program and the largest all-optical business exhibition.
Five Parallel Tracks with 100+ sessions, 780 papers, plus Plenary Session, Market Watch.
44 Short Courses on ? – Transition to Ethernet ? – 40/100 Gb/s Transmission Systems ? – Optical Transport Networking ? – Quantum Cryptography ? – Passive Optical Networks (PONs) ? – Reliability and Qualification ? (and more)
Registration discount through Feb 6: www.ofcnfoec.org

Mtg: Soft Magnetic Thin Film Applications at Radio Frequencies

by @ 9:31 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 22, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tohoku University
Time: 3:00 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 Feb 21
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Development of new passive component technologies will enable a â??More-than-Moore??? paradigm leading to innovative application-specific compact systems.? Ferromagnetic thin film materials, having high permeability at (and above) radio (more…)

Mtg: Generator Applications

by @ 9:14 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY February 15, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Minto Halimuddin, Caterpillar Inc.
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: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: by February 13 by contacting Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or telephone (510) 287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1202-oeb-ias.pdf

Understanding generator controls application is an important tool for making the most suitable selection for your generator system project.? We will be presented with topics which (more…)

Mtg: Topological Insulators for Electronics Device Applications

by @ 9:01 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 13, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Shoucheng Zhang, Physics Dept., Stanford University
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Two dimensional (2D) topological insulators (TI) has been discovered in HgTe and InAs/GaSb systems. The edge states of the 2D are protected from back-scattering and can transport charge current without dissipation. In this talk, I discuss (more…)

Mtg: Phase Evolution in the Fe3O4-Fe2TiO4 Pseudo-binary System: Implications for Remanent Magnetization in Martian Minerals

by @ 8:48 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY January 19, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Professor Michael E. McHenry, Carnegie Mellon University
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: SJSU Engineering Building, Room 285/287, Seventh Street and San Fernando Steet, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Our NSF funded Materials World Network aims to determine the role of nanostructure on the temperature dependent remanent magnetic state of spinodally decomposed two phase mixtures in the Fe3O4-Fe2TiO4 pseudo-binary (more…)

January 10, 2012

Mtg: Using Agile-like Iterative Development on Large, Complex Projects

by @ 4:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 2, 2012
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Vincent McGevna, PMP
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

While Agile project management is an effective process that has been proven to be very beneficial for certain types of projects, there are many projects to which Agile project management just does not apply.? For example, many new product (more…)

Mtg: 2011 Int’l Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) Update – Overview and Highlights

by @ 3:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 15, 2012
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Alan K. Allan, Intel Corporation
Time: Networking/pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Highlights from the latest version of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) which was completed in December 2011 in Incheon, South Korea, will be given in this talk.? Key grand challenges and potential solutions from (more…)

Short Course: Low-Power Design Essentials

by @ 3:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 31, 2012
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Jan M. Rabaey, University of California, Berkeley
Time: 5:30 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE local volunteers, $50 general admission
Place: Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/

In this three hour short course, an overview of the basics as well as the more advanced techniques in low-power design will be discussed.? In the first half, the fundamentals of low-power design will be analyzed and a number of well-established techniques will (more…)

Mtg: The Future of PV – First Solar’s Perspective

by @ 3:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 18, 2012
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Gary Fox, GE Energy Services
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 Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

The history of subsidized, renewable generation is punctuated by repeated boom-bust cycles.? The current PV supply/demand imbalance follows the same familiar pattern.? Even with module prices well below the magical $1/Wp barrier, demand stimulation (more…)

January 7, 2012

Panel Session on Spectrum Sharing and Frequency Reuse

by @ 2:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

SUNDAY January 15, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Michael Marcus, Jeffrey Pawlan, Nuno Borges Carvalho, Antoinette Cook Bush, Michael Marcus and Richard Reaser
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: none; open to the public
Place: Santa Clara Marriott Hotel, 2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.radiowirelessweek.org/highlights/panel-session

Mtg: Fine-Grained 3D Integration

by @ 2:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 11, 2012
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

The first products using 3D packaging and TSV on the market are expected to have TSV diameters in the 5um range, while the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors predicts minimum TSV diameter in the 1um range between 2009 and (more…)

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