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February 28, 2012

Webinar: Electromagnetic Simulation of Antennas Installed Inside Vehicles â?? An Automotive EMC Approach

by @ 1:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 20, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Juliano Fujioka Mologni
Time: 11 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: On the internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2012860

Reducing the overall cost of vehicles while introducing innovative features to meet the growing customer demand is probably the greatest challenge faced by automakers. Electronics has become a large part of a vehicle, not only (more…)

February 26, 2012

Mtg: Problems, Big Problems, and Damn Problems

by @ 8:28 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
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

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 (more…)

Career Networking Dinner — especially for young engineers

by @ 8:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY February 29, 2012
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Subject:
Organizers: Kiran Gunnam, Neeta Srivastav, Manuel Ilagan, Sanjeev Murthy
Time: Dinner and networking at 6:00 PM
Cost: $15
Place: Sneha Restaurant, 1214 Apollo Way, SUITE 404 B, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: pacefeb2012.eventbrite.com

Come join us for a casual buffet dinner and meet with other engineers, managers and technologists in the Bay Area.? If you are looking to expand your network, meet people in similar fields or backgrounds, this is a great event to (more…)

Mtg: Building Innovation Platforms for Consumer Electronic Product Development

by @ 8:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY February 28, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Gopi Kumar Bulusu, Sankhya Technologies
Time: Networking, Pizza + Drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.eventbrite.com/event/2655511707

Consumer electronic devices such as smart phones, mobile internet devices, smart television sets, home devices are driving convergence of computing, networking, storage, media and communications to deliver emerging (more…)

Mtg: Connected Health Safety â?? Regulatory and Industry Challenge

by @ 8:25 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY February 28, 2012
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speakers: Geetha Rao, Ph.D., VP Corp. Dev., Triple Ring Technologies; Marta Zanchi, Ph.D., Principal Consultant, Medinnovo
Time: Optional dinner at 5:15 PM at Honba Sushi; Presentation at 7:00 PM at U.L.
Cost: none
Place: Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; then Underwriters Laboratories Inc., 455 E. Trimble Rd, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Professional healthcare delivery is increasingly reliant on IT-networks that incorporate wired, wireless, or otherwise connected medical devices.? Separate from that, consumer technologies such as home-use diagnostics connected to (more…)

February 23, 2012

Mtg: Thermal Challenges and Opportunities in Concentrated PhotoVoltaics

by @ 8:34 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 20, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Seri Lee, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
Time: Reception and light food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: DoubleTree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose
RSVP: sign up for free Exhibits Pass to SEMI-THERM; reception and tutorial are included
Web: www.semi-therm.org

Mtg: Photovoltaic Panel Rollout: Reliability, Testing, Certification

by @ 8:19 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 14, 2012
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speakers: panel of speakers
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentations 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: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

February 22, 2012

Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Technologies: Full Day Symposium

by @ 12:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY April 6, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: from UCB, Sandia, Stanford, UC-Merced, Ariz State, more
Time: Registration and talks 8: AM â?? 5:00 PM, Light breakfast / lunch included
Cost: IEEE Members $60, Non-Members $75, Students $45. Add $15 at the door.
Place: Texas Instruments Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Confirmed Speaker List:
– Keynote: Dr. Stan Williams, HP Fellow (Memristors)
– Dr. Stuart Parkin, IBM Fellow (more…)

Mtg: Novel Flexible Acoustic Devices

by @ 11:06 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY March 20, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Tian-Ling Ren, Tsinghua University
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5. Non-Members $10
Place: Texas Instruments Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Nowadays, flexible electronic devices are getting more and more attention for many potential applications.? This talk is devoted to the fabrication and characterization of highly flexible acoustic devices.? Based on nanostructured materials including graphene, silver nanowires, etc., novel (more…)

February 21, 2012

Webinar: Common Platform Virtual Technology Forum 2012: “A Decade of Invention … A World of Solutions”

by @ 5:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 14, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: IBM, Samsung Electronics, Co, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Time: Log in after 8:30 AM; Webinar from 9:00 AM – 5 PM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: On the internet, or live in Santa Clara (details on website)
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2012590

Join IBM, Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., and GLOBALFOUNDRIES at Common Platform Virtual Technology Forum. The forum will showcase the allianceâ??s technological progress and how joint collaboration and innovation is (more…)

Mtg: Decentralization of Care: The Circle of Enabling Technologies

by @ 4:40 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software
 

WEDNESDAY March 21, 2012
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Gregory T. A. Kovacs, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Optional dinner lis at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); presentation in Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

We are witnessing the ongoing decentralization of medical care, and three intertwined technologies are enabling this. First, information technologies â?? storage, analysis and communication of medical data â?? have grown ever more powerful and (more…)

Mtg: Overview of Radiation Sources for Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 6, 2012
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Oleg Khodykin, KLA-Tencor
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Next-generation lithography has become more difficult with each succeeding dimensional shrink, and a transition to a shorter excitation wavelength, using an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) source is overdue.? Unfortunately, the source remains (more…)

Mtg: Simulating a Gaussian Process from Coin Flips: Stationary Codes, Entropy, and Approximation

by @ 4:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY April 25, 2012
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Robert M. Gray, Stanford University
Time: Networking and food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room 202 in Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its

It is not possible to generate a Gaussian sequence by coding coin flips with one output symbol being produced for every flip.? How close an approximation is possible, and how can it be achieved?? Unsurprisingly, the problem is a variation on (more…)

Mtg: Evolution and Future of Optical Transport Networks; Photonic Integrated Circuits

by @ 2:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY March 14, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Radhakrishna (Radha) Valiveti, Architect, System Architecture Group; Abhijeet Deore, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing; Matthew Mitchell, Sr. Director, Optical Architecture – Infinera Corp
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments, Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc/

Representatives from Infinera Corp will describe the evolution of the ITU-T standardized Optical Transport Network (OTN), Super-Channels and future directions for DWDM based optical networks, and an overview of Photonic Integrated Circuits (more…)

Tour of Finelite High-Performance LED Facility in Union City

by @ 11:39 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY March 15, 2012
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Finelite Staff
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none (includes light dinner)
Place: Finelite, Inc, 30500 Whipple Road, Union City
RSVP: from website, or by email to Henry Chan, henry@edesignc.com
Web: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/10933

Presentation highlights:
â?¢ Present “High Performance LED”
â?¢ Quick review of Finelite’s “Toward Net Zero Site” to emphasize (more…)

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