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January 25, 2012

Planning and Strategy Luncheon Meeting for Life Group

by @ 6:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY February 14, 2012
OEB Life Members Chapter
With group’s Officers: Charles Herget, Chair; Roy Merrill, Vice Chair and Secretary; Larry Moon, Treasurer
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Cost: $10 requested for buffet lunch
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: through vTools

The purpose is to discuss future topics and speakers and strategies for restoring the role of science and engineering in political decision making.

Mtg: Problems, Big Problems, and Damn Problems

by @ 6:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY March 1, 2012
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Jerry Talley, JLTalley & Associates
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 ($3 more after 2/28)
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

The challenges we give to engineers are often quite formidable.? But the domain of engineering is ultimately rational, bounded, and scientific.? And then there’s management.? Suddenly we’re faced with human vagaries, unbounded networks of (more…)

Mtg: So – What About Nuclear Energy?

by @ 3:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY March 13, 2012
OEB Life Members Chapter
Speaker: Dr. William (Bill) Halsey, Associate Program Leader for Advanced Nuclear Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $15 per person, includes buffet dinner
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: By Monday, March 12, from the website

Nuclear fission currently provides a significant ‘carbon free’ contribution to both US and global energy needs.? Despite the initial promise of nuclear energy, growth has been slow in recent decades (particularly in the US), and many dismiss its potential (more…)

Mtg: Advanced Materials Enabling Energy Efficient, Printed, Flexible, and Organic Electronics â?? Lux Annual Update

by @ 3:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY February 22, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Mark Bunger, Research Director, Lux Research Inc.
Time: Noon
Cost: none
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Advances in printed, flexible, and organic electronics are enabling amazing new interfaces and formats, as well as improving energy savings and providing other under-the-hood benefits.? Nanomaterials are key to these innovations, but they are not the (more…)

Mtg: Reliability from the LED System Perspective — As Strong as the Weakest Link

by @ 1:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY February 8, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Mark Hodapp, Certified Reliability Engineer, Philips Lumileds Lighting
Time: Buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20; $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

There are many claims being made regarding the performance and reliability of LEDs.? This presentation will provide a comprehensive insight into factors that impact LED reliability at the component and subsystem level, with emphasis on package (more…)

Mtg: Analog Pre-Distortion to Linearize Wireless Broadband Power Amplifiers

by @ 12:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY February 8, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speaker: Rajeev Krishnamoorthy, CTO, Scintera Networks
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Power amplifiers in wireless communication systems require both highly linear and high efficiency pre-distortion techniques to achieve their objectives.? The techniques are generally baseband digital solutions, but recently a novel analog (more…)

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