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February 21, 2012

Mtg: Outlook and Challenges in Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Protection of Modern and Future Integrated Circuits

by @ 11:08 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY February 24, 2012
Stanford Electron Devices Student Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Juin J. Liou, Distinguished Professor, University of Central Florida
Time: Presentation at 3:30PM, Pizza to follow
Cost: none
Place: Packard 101, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is one of the most prevalent threats to electronic components. It is an event in which a finite amount of charge is transferred from one object (i.e., human body) to the other (i.e., microchip). This process can result (more…)

Mtg: Improvements in Amplifier Design Using Lossless Feedback

by @ 10:40 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY March 8, 2012
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Dr. George Vendelin
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/calendar.html

There are three different microwave amplifiers which benefit from lossless feedback:
(1) High Gain – Mason 1954 – where we achieve |S12| = 0 and the two-port gain is: (more…)

Mtg: Building Innovation Platforms for Consumer Electronic Product Development

by @ 10:20 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, 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 requirements of the (more…)

Mtg: Soft Magnetic Thin Film Applications at Radio Frequencies

by @ 10:05 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

WEDNESDAY February 22, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Masahiro Yamaguchi, Tohoku 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

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: Soft Magnetic Thin Film Applications at Radio Frequencies

by @ 10:04 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

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

by @ 10:02 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

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

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 only (more…)

Mtg: An Open Platform for Wearable Computing

by @ 10:00 am. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY February 21, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Ted Ladd, WIMM Labs
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

WIMM Labs has created an open platform for wearable computing that includes a capacitive touch screen, an OS distilled from open-source Google Android, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as an accelerometer, magnetometer and (more…)

Mtg: Creating System-On-Chips: Mixing HW & SW Successfully

by @ 9:58 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 13, 2012
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Stuart Swan, Senior Architect Systems Solutions Group, Cadence
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

The scale and complexity of chip design has exploded in the last twenty years. Starting with a brief review of the hardware design and verification techniques used over the last two decades, this presentation will explore how chips have evolved into System on (more…)

Webinar: The Tyranny of Benchmarks: Past, Present and Future Challenges in High Performance Computing

by @ 9:32 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

THURSDAY March 15, 2012
Computer Society Webinars
Speaker: Scott Hemmert, Principle Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
Time: 11 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=396398

High performance computing (HPC) is an expanding field with a challenge-filled history. This webinar will briefly examine the history of HPC starting at the move from vector machines to massively parallel processor (MPP) systems. We will also explore (more…)

Webinar: Continuous Integration for Agile Embedded Software Development

by @ 9:29 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

THURSDAY March 15, 2012
Computer Society Webinars
Speakers: Martin Bakal and Jennifer Althouse, IBM Rational
Time: 11 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=registration.jsp&eventid=406798

For a decade or more, software teams have benefited from Agile development methods. They have adopted practices based on iterative and incremental development, where requirements and solutions evolve through collaboration between (more…)

February 7, 2012

Mtg: Electrical System SCADA in an Industrial Setting

by @ 12:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY March 22, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Nathan Bingham, P.E., Power Engineers, 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 March 19 by contacting Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or telephone (510) 287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1203-oeb-ias.pdf

The electrical system is a critical piece of any industrial facility.? Obviously, without electrical power, the facility cannot operate and produce its products.? Monitoring the health of that electrical system is therefore critical as well.? It is important to (more…)

Mtg: New Architecture for Next-Generation User-Centric Mobile Device

by @ 11:52 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY March 12, 2012
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Willie W. Lu, Technaut Intellectual Venture
Time: Networking and Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

The wireless transmission theory tells us that no single wireless transmission technology can provide both broadband high-speed radio transmission and seamless fast mobility capability in a mobile fast-fading propagation model environment unless we (more…)

Mtg: Developing Mobile Apps for Fun and Profit

by @ 11:38 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY March 20, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Dave Wilson, independent consultant
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

The mainframe of the ’60s was overtaken by the minicomputer of the ’70s, which was then overrun by PCs in the ’80’s.? The PC pretty much owned the rest of the 20th century.? But the future is here, and it ain’t big iron or even a laptop PC.? Smart phones and (more…)

Career Networking Dinner — especially for young engineers

by @ 11:22 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY February 29, 2012
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
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 do that.? We hope to provide an (more…)

Mtg: CIGS Thin-Film Solar from MiaSolé: Ready for Prime Time?

by @ 10:24 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY February 8, 2012
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Atiye Bayman, Vice President of Process Technology, MiaSolé, Inc.
Time: Networking and refreshments 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 struggle to bring CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium Selenide) thin film solar panels to commercial scale at crystalline silicon prices continues despite the billions of dollars of investment and years of effort.? But scale is being achieved and efficiency and reliability are (more…)

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