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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, or telephone (510) 287-2066

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

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

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

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

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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