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March 18, 2012

Seminar: Electrical Distribution Equipment Spec Writing; & Short Circuit, Coordination and Arc Flash Analysis

by @ 8:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

FRIDAY March 23, 2012
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Instructors: Chris Lovin, Eaton Cutler Hammer; Gary Fox, General Electric; Jim Avery, IEM; Finn Schenck, Schneider Electric; Glyn Lewis, P.E., Applied Power
Time: Registration at 8:00 PM; class from 8:30 AM – 4:40 PM
Cost: $250
Place: Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton
RSVP: Through EventBrite, at

Morning session (with Lovin, Fox, Avery, Schenck):
We design electrical distribution equipment to perform increasingly complex tasks.? While the fundamental purpose of electrical (more…)

Mtg: The Future of the Electric Grid

by @ 8:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY March 22, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Profs. John Kassakian & Dick Schmalensee, MIT
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $35 IEEE members, $45 non members
Place: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: from website

Mtg: The Evolution of Oversampling ADCs

by @ 8:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY March 22, 2012
SCV 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

Mtg: Electrical System SCADA in an Industrial Setting

by @ 8:32 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 (more…)

Mtg: Decentralization of Care: The Circle of Enabling Technologies

by @ 8:31 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications

WEDNESDAY March 21, 2012
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Gregory T. A. Kovacs, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Optional dinner lis at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); presentation in Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

We are witnessing the ongoing decentralization of medical care, and three intertwined technologies are enabling this. First, information technologies â?? storage, analysis and communication of medical data â?? have (more…)

Mtg: The FinFET/Trigate FET and its SPICE Model

by @ 8:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, 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

Mtg: Thermal Challenges and Opportunities in Concentrated PhotoVoltaics

by @ 8:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY March 20, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Seri Lee, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore
Time: Reception and light food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: DoubleTree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose
RSVP: sign up for free Exhibits Pass to SEMI-THERM; reception and tutorial are included

Mtg: Developing Mobile Apps for Fun and Profit

by @ 8:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

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 (more…)

Mtg: Novel Flexible Acoustic Devices

by @ 8:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY March 20, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Tian-Ling Ren, Tsinghua University
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5. Non-Members $10
Place: Texas Instruments Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Nowadays, flexible electronic devices are getting more and more attention for many potential applications.? This talk is devoted to the fabrication and characterization of highly flexible acoustic devices.? Based on (more…)

Webinar: Electromagnetic Simulation of Antennas Installed Inside Vehicles â?? An Automotive EMC Approach

by @ 8:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design

TUESDAY March 20, 2012
Speaker: Juliano Fujioka Mologni
Time: 11 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: On the internet
RSVP: from website

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