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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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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…)

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