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March 31, 2012

Full Day Symposium: Emerging Non-Volatile Memory Technologies

by @ 4:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY April 6, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: from UCB, Sandia, Stanford, UC-Merced, Ariz State, more
Time: Registration and talks 8:00 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

Registration and Breakfast:? 8:00 â?? 8:30 AM. Speaker List:
Keynote: Dr. Stan Williams, HP Fellow, Finding the Missing Memristor (more…)

Mtg: Electric-field Control of Magnetic Domain Wall Motion and Local Magnetization Dynamics in Multiferroic Heterostructures

by @ 4:17 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY April 6, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. S. Van Dijken, Aalto University, Finland
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by April 4 by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, peter.fischer@ieee.org
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Spintronic devices currently rely on magnetic switching or controlled motion of domain walls by an external magnetic field or spin-polarized current.? Achieving the same degree of magnetic controllability using an (more…)

Mtg: Highly Efficient, Miniature, Low-Cost Green Lasers Based on Second Harmonic Generation

by @ 4:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY April 3, 2012
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: John Khaydarov, VP of Laser Engineering, Spectralus Corporation
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 (to get a count for food)
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Growing pico-projector market demands RGB light engine based products with higher brightness and longer battery life.? Laser-based pico-projectors can meet both requirements. Blue and red semiconductor direct (more…)

March 28, 2012

Mtg: Architecting Android Apps

by @ 6:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

MONDAY May 7, 2012
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Marko Gargenta, Founder of Markana.com and renowned Andriod expert
Time: Networking/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

Android brings to the table a whole new set of building blocks.? Each has its own unique properties.? Building an app is mashing them together in a unique way.? Often, there are multiple approaches to seemingly the (more…)

Mtg: EMC Reverberation Chamber Theory & Statistical Overview

by @ 6:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY April 10, 2012
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Charles F. Bunting, ECE Dept., Oklahoma State University; IEEE EMC Society Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.scvemc.org

To understand the application of reverberation chambers EMC engineers must delve into the scary world of statistics and applied random variables.? This talk provides a discussion of the statistical electromagnetic (more…)

Mtg, Two talks: Heterogeneous Mobile Wireless Network; and Heterogeneous Networks in Mobile System Evolution

by @ 5:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY April 11, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Jin Yang, Principal MTS, Verizon Communications; Ali Khayrallah, Director of Research, Ericsson
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: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Heterogeneous network architectures (HetNets) comprising a mix of lower-power nodes (femtocells and picocells) and higher power macro base stations potentially provide the means to enhance coverage and (more…)

Mtg: Growing SDL through the Telecom Boom: Lessons in Entrepreneurship

by @ 5:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 1, 2012
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Donald Scifres, Ph.D., SDL ventures, founder and former CEO of SDL, Inc.; past President of IEEE Photonics Society
Time: Networking and 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: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Don Scifres was the rare individual who was able to invent a new class of product (the high power semiconductor laser), then founded a joint venture with just a few people, and grew it to a company of thousands of (more…)

Short Course: The Fusion of RF and Digital Design

by @ 5:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY April 28, 2012
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speakers: Paul Corredoura, Agilent Technologies; Dr. Robert Wiser – Silicon Image; Joel Libove – Furaxa; Amit Agarawal – Cisco
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $45 (refunded, for unemployed and stude (more…)

Mtg/Tour: NEW Technologies and Applications of Simulation in Healthcare

by @ 3:43 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY April 18, 2012
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
with Tour of the Goodman Immersive Learning Center, the Stanford School of Medicine

Speaker/guide: Sandra J. Feaster, RN, MS, MBA, Stanford University
Time: Optional no-host dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation and tour at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria; Talk/tour at Stanford University Medical School, Room M-114, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

The last decade has seen explosive growth of technologies and applications of simulation in healthcare.? This growth was based on a number of prior, often independent, developments of device and (more…)

Mtg: ITRS and iNEMI Roadmaps: Changes in Packaging Materials and Architectures for 2012

by @ 3:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 9, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bill Bottoms, Chair, Technical Working Group for Packaging and Package Substrates, iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative)
Time: Buffet dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 if reserved by May 7; $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
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1205.html

The primary objective of technology roadmaps has been to define in advance the difficult challenges or roadblocks that could limit or stop progress in the future. Topics that are changing rapidly and pose (more…)

Mtg: Ion Implant Technology and Disrupting the Solar Value Chain

by @ 3:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY April 11, 2012
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Siva Sivaram, PhD, CEO, Twin Creeks Technologies
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

Twin Creeks Technologies just unstealthed as an equipment vendor that enables solar module makers to significantly reduce the amount of silicon used — by allowing them to make extremely thin solar cells.? Twin (more…)

March 26, 2012

Mtg: RF Exposure Evaluation of Wireless Technologies

by @ 8:13 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 27, 2012
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Mike Heckrotte, Engineering Manager, UL Verification Services
Time: Optional dinner at 5:15 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: only for the dinner you order
Place: Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Radio frequency energy must be radiated from transmitters for these devices to perform their intended function. Such energy has the potential of causing harm to persons, therefore regulatory (more…)

Mtg: Highly Efficient, Miniature, Low-Cost Green Lasers Based on Second Harmonic Generation

by @ 8:07 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY April 3, 2012
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: John Khaydarov, VP of Laser Engineering, Spectralus Corporation
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 (to get a count for food)
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Growing pico-projector market demands RGB light engine based products with higher brightness and longer battery life.? Laser-based pico-projectors can meet both requirements. Blue and red semiconductor (more…)

Mtg: Power Systems Studies: A Practical Application Guide

by @ 7:02 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY April 18, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Ritchie Pragale, Eaton Corp.
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; $30 for non-members; $15 for students and retired members
Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: by April 16 by emailto Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or call (510) 287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1204-oeb-ias.pdf

What are the key components and how do they integrate?? What are the key report elements and how should they be interpreted?? What are the major differences between the various vendors’ software (more…)

March 25, 2012

Mtg: Tablet Computing â?? Key Mobile Technology Trend for 2012 and Beyond

by @ 3:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 27, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Winston Choe, Business Development Director, Mobile and Communications Group, Intel Corp.
Time: Refreshments at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none (part of ESC-SV) – parking lot fee should be $12, or free on-street after 6 PM
Place: Marriott Hotel, Salon #3, 150 West San Carlos St., San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: www.eventbrite.com/event/3058027643

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