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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

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

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

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

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…)

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