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April 11, 2012

Mtg: The Smarter Grid — Engineering The Path Forward

by @ 7:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY April 23, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Farrokh Albuyeh, Ph.D., Open Access Technology International; Amit Narayan, Autogrid; Wei Hong, Director of Software Engineering, Cisco; Fred Fletcher, Asst General Manager, Burbank Water & Power
Time: 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View,
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2030805

Mtg: Signal and Imaging Sciences Workshop: Compressive Sensing for Signal Processing

by @ 6:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY May 23, 2012
OEB Signal Processing Chapter
Keynote Speaker: Richard G. Baraniuk, Rice University (other proposed talks are due by May 11th, from website)
Time: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) â?? Bldg. 6475, Greenville Road at Eastgate Avenue, Livermore
RSVP: from website
Web: casis.llnl.gov

Mtg: Audio Segmentation for Meetings Speech Processing

by @ 6:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

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

Perhaps more than any other domain, multiparty meetings represent a rich source of content for spoken language research and technology. Two common (and complementary) forms of meeting speech processing are automatic speech (more…)

49th IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)

by @ 5:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

49th IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC)
— June 3-7, 2012 ? ? — Moscone Center, S.F.
— 160+ technical presentations ? ? — 175+ Exhibitors
— Keynotes ? ? — Workshops ? ? — Tutorials ? ? — Panels
DAC is the premier event for the design of electronic circuits and systems, and for EDA and silicon solutions. Learn more about system-level design, embedded systems, multicore, low power, physical design and manufacturing, new and emerging technologies, verification and test, and more. Evening receptions for networking.
Make plans today! ? Advance Program posted mid-April. ? Save $125 through May 7th. ? More information: www.dac.com

Mtg: Magnetoresistance and Spin-transfer Torque in Magnetic Tunnel Junctions

by @ 5:50 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 15, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Shinji Yuasa, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Tsukuba, Japan
Time: Conversation & Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

A magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) consisting of a thin insulating layer (a tunnel barrier) sandwiched between two ferromagnetic electrodes exhibits the tunnel magnetoresistance (TMR) effect due to spin-dependent electron tunneling.? Since the discovery of room-temperature TMR in the mid-1990s, MTJs with an amorphous aluminum oxide (Alâ??O) tunnel barrier have been studied extensively.? Such MTJs exhibit a magnetoresistance (MR) ratio of several tens of percent at room temperature (RT) and have been applied to magnetoresistive random access memory (MRAM) and the read heads of hard disk drives.? MTJs with MR ratios substantially higher than 100%, however, are desired for next-generation spintronic devices.? In 2001, first-principle theories predicted that the MR ratios of epitaxial Fe/MgO/Fe MTJs with a crystalline MgO(001) barrier would be over 1000% due to the coherent tunneling of specific Bloch states.? In 2004, MR ratios of about 200% were obtained for MgO-based MTJs.? MTJs with a CoFeB/MgO/CoFeB structure were developed for practical application and found to have MR ratios of above 200% and other practical properties.
This lecture focuses on the physics of magnetoresistance and spin-transfer torque in MTJs and the application of MTJs to various spintronic devices such as magnetic sensors, spin-transfer-torque MRAM (STT-RAM or spin-RAM) with perpendicular magnetization, and novel spin-torque oscillators.? In addition, new types of MTJs such as spin-filter junctions with a ferromagnetic tunnel barrier will be discussed.

Mtg: Science and Technology of Modern Permanent Magnet Materials

by @ 4:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY April 24, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. G.C. Hadjipanayis (IEEE MagSoc Distinguished Lecturer 2012), University of Delaware
Time: Conversation & Pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/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 most of these (more…)

AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference – Intelligent Autonomy for Unmanned Systems

by @ 4:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

Intelligent Autonomy for Space and Unmanned Systems
AIAA Infotech@Aerospace Conference ?
— June 19-21, 2012 ? ? ? — Hyatt Regency, Garden Grove CA
— JPL Tour June 18 ? ? — Sessions June 19-21
Autonomous systems are increasingly being deployed in many unmanned, space, and robotic platforms. Systems with high-level autonomy capabilities can greatly improve efficiency and reduce costs associated with the design and operation of many aerospace systems. ? Designers, managers and systems architects working in exploration robotic systems, autonomous rendezvous and docking, adaptive control, integrated system health management, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), and ground-based unmanned systems should review the Advance Program and plan to attend.
Register by May 21st for Earlybird rates; visit www.aiaa.org/I@A2012

GSA Silicon Summit – better, faster cheaper semiconductors

by @ 4:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

better, faster cheaper semiconductors
GSA Silicon Summit ?
— April 26, 2012 ? ? ? ? — 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
— Keynotes, Panel ? ? — Computer History Museum, Mtn View
This Summit addresses the industry’s complexity, availability and time-to-market challenges for enabling low power, cost effective solutions that keep pace with Moore’s Law. ? Four Keynotes: ? – Subramanian S. Iyer, Fellow and Chief Technologist, IBM: “Keeping Mooreâ??s Law Alive” ? – Jean-Marc Chery, Senior Executive VP & CTO, STMicroelectronics: “The Case for SOI Technology” ? – Dr. Chenming Hu, Professor of Microelectronics, UC Berkeley: “The Revolutionary Scope of Multi-Gate Transistors” ? – Nick Yu, VP-Engineering, Qualcomm: “The Multidimensional Landscape??? ? – plus breakfast, lunch, two panels and the 3D IC Working Group Meeting.
Complimentary admission with code “ieee12”. ? For more information and to register: www.gsaglobal.org/events/2012/0426

Mtg: Successful Virtual Teaming: How To’s for China and India

by @ 3:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY May 3, 2012
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Marian Stetson-Rodriguez, M.S., President, Charis Intercultural Training Corporation
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Mgmt Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost:? $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others (through May 1)
Place: RAMADA Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

If youâ??re not working with colleagues in China or India today â?¦ you soon will be!? Each night Silicon Valley teams hum with meetings spanning the Pacific, but are they working effectively?? Learn best practices for launching teams and (more…)

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