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March 10, 2012

Mtg: Tour of Finelite High-Performance LED Facility

by @ 2:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

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

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

by @ 2:27 pm. 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

Webinar: Continuous Integration for Agile Embedded Software Development

by @ 2:26 pm. 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

Mtg: PV Panel Rollout: Reliability, Testing, Certification

by @ 2:26 pm. 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

Reliability of solar panels influences power output, “bankability” and corporate credibility.? A “manufacturing excursion” at First Solar’s factory has ended up costing more than $200 million in (more…)

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

by @ 2:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

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 (more…)

Mtg: 3D Chip Stacks: New Nano Thermal Interface Materials

by @ 2:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 14, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Srilakshmi Lingamneni, Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University
Time: Buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20; $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

I will briefly present the broad spectrum of research work being carried out at Stanford Microscale Heat Transfer Laboratory and discuss in detail the past work and future directions of research in nanostructured (more…)

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

by @ 2:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, 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

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

by @ 2:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 13, 2012
SCV Computer
Subject:?
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 (more…)

Mtg: Topological Insulators for Electronics Device Applications

by @ 2:20 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 13, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Shoucheng Zhang, Physics Dept., Stanford 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

Two dimensional (2D) topological insulators (TI) has been discovered in HgTe and InAs/GaSb systems. The edge states of the 2D are protected from back-scattering and can transport charge current without (more…)

Mtg: So – What About Nuclear Energy?

by @ 2:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY March 13, 2012
OEB Life Members
Speaker: Dr. William (Bill) Halsey, Associate Program Leader for Advanced Nuclear Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: $15 per person, includes buffet dinner
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: By Monday, March 12, from the website
Web: www.ieee4life.org

Nuclear fission currently provides a significant ‘carbon free’ contribution to both US and global energy needs.? Despite the initial promise of nuclear energy, growth has been slow in recent decades (particularly in (more…)

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

by @ 2:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

MONDAY March 12, 2012
SCV Circuits and Systems
Subject:
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 reduce the mobile network capacity (more…)

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

by @ 8:24 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

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…)

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