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March 9, 2012

Mtg: Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy: How One Predicts the Re-entry of Space Junk

by @ 7:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY April 17, 2012
OEB Computer Chapter
Speakers: Matthew Horsley, Physicist LLNL; Deborah Dennison, GISP, LLNL
Time: 12:00 Noon (Bring a lunch)
Cost: none
Place: Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) â?? Bldg. 6475, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Greenville Road, Livermore
RSVP: on the vTools website, meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/11277
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1204-oeb-cs.pdf

Recently the Russian satellite Phobos-Grunt tumbled out-of-control back to Earth. During the re-entry event many people worked quickly to determine where the craft would impact our planet.? Finding the (more…)

Mtg: The FinFET/Trigate FET and its SPICE Model

by @ 7:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 20, 2012
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Chenming Hu, EECS, UC Berkeley
Time: Pizza and drinks at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

3D FinFETs will be used in advanced technology nodes. This talk will discuss its history, benefits, and the reason for its superior performance. FinFET introduces a new scaling concept and path that will allow (more…)

Mtg: The Evolution of Oversampling ADCs

by @ 6:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 22, 2012
SCC Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Bruce A. Wooley, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Networking with food and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

For the digital encoding of analog signals, so-called oversampling modulators combine sampling at well above the Nyquist rate with feedback to exchange resolution in time for that in amplitude.? This concept first emerged (more…)

Mtg: Multicore, the Memory Wall, and Numerical Compression

by @ 5:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY April 11, 2012
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Al Wegener, Chairman and CTO, Samplify Systems
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

Why is multicore processor utilization decreasing?? A worrying trend has emerged in supercomputing, which deploys thousands of multicore CPU and GPU sockets for big data applications, foreshadowing future (more…)

Mtg: Magnetic Characterization of Single Nanostructures

by @ 5:03 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY April 13, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. H.P. Oepen, University of Hamburg, Germany
Time: 10:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by April 11 by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, peter.fischer@ieee.org
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Two different approaches are presented that allow for the study of the magnetic behavior of single nanostructures and the interaction between nanostructures. In principal a micro- or nanoscaled device is (more…)

Mtg: Science and Technology of Modern Permanent Magnet Materials

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY April 25, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. G.C. Hadjipanayis (IEEE MagSoc Distinguished Lecturer 2012), University of Delaware
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by April 23 by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, peter.fischer@ieee.org
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

Permanent magnets (PMs) are indispensable for the electric, electronic and automobile industries, information technologies, automatic control engineering and many other commercial and military (more…)

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

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

FRIDAY April 6, 2012
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Sabastiaan 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 (more…)

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

by @ 4:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

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

The presentation will provide an overview of the Tablet computing-market, where the iPad has become Appleâ??s fastest product-category in history with 40m sold in 2011. It covers the emerging (more…)

Webinar: Operating as a Professional Consultant: Practical Tools and Tips

by @ 3:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

FRIDAY March 16, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Christine Silver, Silver Business Solutions; Duane Strong, Strong Engineering LLP
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon
Cost: IEEE members $35; non-members $45
Place: as a Webinar, or live at Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website, or at www.eventbee.com/v/ieeecnsvcpp0316/t/sfbac1
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Consultants want to be successful. In many cases, a professional image is a prerequisite for success. Unfortunately, many consultants struggle, without knowledge of how to be a (more…)

Northern California Electronic Materials Symposium

by @ 3:27 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY April 20, 2012
SCV Electron Devices Chapter, with TMS
Speakers: from Agilent, Stanford, LBNL, Alphabet Energy, more
Time: Registration and talks 8:00 AM â?? 5:00 PM, Light breakfast / lunch included
Cost: Regular admission $100, Students $50. Add $10 at the door.
Place: Techmart, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ElectronicMaterialsSymposium.org

Confirmed speakers:
â?¢ Dr. Christian Kisielowski, LBNL, â??The Ongoing Transformation of Atomic Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy??? (more…)

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