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April 28, 2012

Mtg: Mobile Patent Wars

by @ 7:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY May 9, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Colleen Chien, Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University Law Faculty; Alex Rogers, Senior VP & Legal Counsel, Qualcomm; Suzanne Michel, Senior Patent Counsel, Google; Paul Roeder, Vice President & Legal Counsel, HP; Tom Lavelle, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rambus; Jonathan Wells, AJIS Consulting
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM, Presentations at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation is requested for refreshments
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Patent experts and representatives from various companies in the mobile space will discuss the impact of ever increasing patent litigation, including so-called “mobile patent wars”, involving convergence (more…)

April 27, 2012

Mtg: Increasing CPV Market Penetration through Efficiency-scalable Multijunction Solar Cell Technology

by @ 10:04 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 9, 2012
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Vijit Sabnis, Vice President Technology, Co-Founder, Solar Junction
Time: Networking 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: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

Increasing the efficiency and energy yield of concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems is critical to ensure that this technology can compete against tracked PV and other energy sources to deliver the lowest cost of (more…)

April 26, 2012

Webinar: Conquer Complexity with Effective ALM (application lifecycle management) and a Focus on Design

by @ 7:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY May 17, 2012
Computer Society
Speakers: Don Yantzi, product line manager, and Cindy VanEpps, Strategic Solutions Lead, IBM Corp.
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/portal/web/webinars

Complexity is the biggest challenge faced by companies looking to deliver innovative applications, products and solutions while managing costs. An integrated approach to application lifecycle management (ALM) that (more…)

Mtg: 30-Cycle Automatic Transfer Switches and Selective Coordination

by @ 2:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Jim Hoyt, Harold Wells Associates
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 student and retired members
Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: by June 18 by email to Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or phone: (510) 287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1206-oeb-ias.pdf

Recent changes to the NEC require the selective coordination of overcurrent protective devices at hospitals and other mission-critical facilities. Transfer switches with 30-cycle closing and withstand ratings dramatically simplify designing to (more…)

Webinar: The Online Car: How Will Cars Change Once They’re Permanently Connected to the Internet?

by @ 9:16 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY May 10, 2012
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Robert Acker, GM and Vice President, Aha by Harman
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Cost: none
Place: On the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2052182

Increasingly, cars can connect to cellular networks, but the next step is broadband Internet access.? What innovations in safety, efficiency, and infotainment will result, and how will it affect auto design?? This (more…)

Seminar: Emerging Medical Computing: Healthcare Up-Close and Personalized

by @ 8:10 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

SATURDAY June 16, 2012
SCV Computer, with NAEA and IEEE-Stanford Chapters
Speakers: review on website
Time: Registration at 8:30 AM, Presentations start at 9:15 AM
Cost: IEEE Members $40, non-members $50, students/unemployed $20 (through May 15)
Place: Braun Auditorium (Mudd Chemistry Building), 333 Campus Drive, Stanford
RSVP: from website
Web: www.nfic-us.org

The intersection of computers with medical data is creating a form of direct and individualized diagnosis and treatment that transform health care to truly being up close and personalized medicine.? The IEEE SCV-CS, (more…)

IEEE Senior Member Grade Elevation Night

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY May 21, 2012
SCV Section
Time: Come between 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required; bring paperwork
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1205-scv-srmem.pdf

Mtg: An Overview of Network Security Fundamentals for Substations

by @ 6:58 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY May 17, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: David Brighton, RuggedCom, 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, $30 for non-members. $15 for student and retired members
Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: by May 14 by email to Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or phone: (510) 287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1205-oeb-ias.pdf

Trends in substation automation have converged upon a common communications architecture with the goal of having interoperability between a variety of Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) found in the substation.? The network (more…)

Mtg: Application of Structural Load Feedback in Flight Control

by @ 6:43 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY May 23, 2012
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Susan Frost, NASA Ames
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intersil Corp, Bldg 3, 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Milpitas
RSVP: from website
Web: css-susan-frost.eventbrite.com

Reducing the environmental impact of aviation is a goal of the Subsonic Fixed Wing Project under the Fundamental Aeronautics Program of NASAâ??s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate.? Novel aircraft configurations and (more…)

April 23, 2012

Short Course: The Fusion of RF and Digital Design

by @ 6:56 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

SATURDAY April 28, 2012
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques
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 students); $55 on-site (space permitting)
Place: Michael’s at Shoreline Restaurant, 2960 North Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: web.vtools.ieee.org/wibp_home/index/CH06085

Traditionally, the fields of RF and digital design have been distinct disciplines.? However, with the miniaturization of microwave devices and the increasing clock rate of integrated circuits, these two fields have grown together.? Further, (more…)

Mtg: Audio Segmentation for Meetings Speech Processing

by @ 6:55 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY April 26, 2012
OEB Signal Processing Chapter
Speaker: Kofi Boakye, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Time: 12:30 PM â?? 1:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) â?? Bldg. 6475, Greenville Road at Eastgate Avenue, Livermore
RSVP: Please respond by email to Brock Beauchamp, brockb@ieee.org
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1204-oeb-sps.pdf

Mtg: Public Utility Challenges in the 21st Century

by @ 6:54 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY April 25, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Tony Earley, CEO, PG&E
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $45.00
Place: Morrison & Foerster, 425 Market St (at Fremont), San Francisco
RSVP: from website; limited number of seats
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

Mtg: Science and Technology of Modern Permanent Magnet Materials

by @ 6:53 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY 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 applications.? In (more…)

Mtg: Simulating a Gaussian Process from Coin Flips: Stationary Codes, Entropy, and Approximation

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

WEDNESDAY April 25, 2012
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Robert M. Gray, Stanford University
Time: Networking and food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room 202 in Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its

It is not possible to generate a Gaussian sequence by coding coin flips with one output symbol being produced for every flip. ? How close an approximation is possible, and how can it be achieved? ? Unsurprisingly, the problem is a (more…)

Mtg: Building Great Games and Apps for Google TV

by @ 6:51 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY April 24, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Shawn Shen, Google
Time: Conversation & Pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none; Shawn will give away some Google TV’s to qualified developers at the end.
Place: NVIDIA – Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

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