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April 20, 2012

CLEO: Laser Science to Photonics Applications

by @ 9:16 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

Fundamental Science, Innovations, Applications & Technology
CLEO: Laser Science to Photonics Applications
— May 6-11, 2012 ? — San Jose Convention Center
— 20+ Short Courses ? — 1700+ presentations
ââ?¬â?? Special Symposia on 50th Anniversary of the Semiconductor Laser
The leading event for early-stage lasers and electro-optics — basic research, innovative developments in laser science, and commercial applications in photonics.
Short Courses: ? – Quantum Optics of Atoms, Molecules and Solids ? – Metamaterials and Complex Media ? – Micro- and Nano-Photonic Devices ? – Biophotonics and Optofluidics ? – Fiber, Fiber Amplifiers, Lasers and Devices ? – Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks ? – Active Optical Sensing ? … and many more.
Complimentary Exhibit Pass Plus includes access to: ? – more than 300 participating companies ? – Online Job Fair ? – Plenary sessions ? – Technology Playground ? – Market Focus/Tech Transfer Programming.
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Gordon Biersch Brewery Tour

by @ 9:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY May 3, 2012
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: Be there at 5:30 PM
Cost: $3 for members/students; $5 for others
Place: Gordon Biersch Brewery, 357 East Taylor Street, San Jose
RSVP: from website

Come out to network with your fellow Bay Area engineers as we tour the Gordon Biersch Brewery in San Jose!? Bring your friends and learn how our favorite tasty beverage is (more…)

Mtg: Integrating Reliability into Lean Six Sigma: Linking Product/Process Reliability with Business Process Excellence

by @ 8:45 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY May 3, 2012
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: Mike Silverman, Managing Partner, Ops A La Carte; Dr. Shree Nanguneri, CEO, MGBS Inc.
Time: Snacks and networking at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Hewlett-Packard Building 48, Oak Room, 19111 Pruneridge Ave, Cupertino
RSVP: not required

Design for Reliability (DFR) is intended, starting early in the design process, to optimize product reliability by identifying, minimizing, and managing the risks of product failure over time.? Design for Lean Six Sigma (more…)

Mtg: Dipoles for Dummies (and the rest of us)

by @ 8:08 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY May 8, 2012
SCV Elecromagnetic Compatability Chapter
Speaker: Henry W. Ott, Henry Ott Consultants
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: fee for the dinner (on site)
Place: Applied Materials Bowers Cafeteria, 3090 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

An understanding of basic antenna theory is helpful for all engineers, especially those involved in EMC.? After all, if a product radiates (or is susceptible to RF energy) it is an antenna, even if you prefer to call it (more…)

Mtg: Highly Sensitive Flexible Pressure Sensors for Artificial Skin Applications

by @ 7:19 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering

THURSDAY April 26, 2012
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Stefan C.B. Mannsfeld, Staff Scientist, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL)
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

We humans interact with our physical environment through our senses of touch, sight, smell, taste, and hearing. One of the great challenges in developing artificial intelligence and natural interfaces between humans and (more…)

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