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May 28, 2012

Mtg: 3D Printing, Prosthetics, and Design: New Tools and New Opportunities

by @ 8:25 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 20, 2012
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Scott Summit, Founder and CTO, Bespoke Innovations
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: None
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/

The range of technology tools we call 3D Printing represent for more than merely new fabrication methods.? Instead, they open the doors to an entirely new approach to product design, innovation, business, and (more…)

The Soft Grid: Big Data, Analytics and the Cloud for the Future Smart Grid

by @ 7:42 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

The Soft Grid: Big Data, Analytics and the Cloud for the Future Smart Grid
— August 14-15, 2012 ? ? — PG&E Auditorium, San Francisco
Join your peers at the first data and analytics conference exclusive to the smart grid. See how utilities can use big data, analytics, and the cloud to improve operations and performance, increase the value proposition for analytics, prepare for the big-data tsunami, deploy cloud-based solutions, develop investment strategies, and more. ? Speakers: Karen Austin, Sr VP & CIO, PG&E; DJ Patil, Data Scientist, Greylock Partners and former Chief Scientist, LinkedIn; Andres Carvallo, Exec VP, Proximetry; Josh Gerber, Lead Architect for Smart Grid, SDG&E; Linda Jackman, Group VP, Oracle Utilities; and more!
Save $200 through July 6th; 10% discount with code “GTMIEEE”.? For more information, visit www.greentechmedia.com/events/live/the-soft-grid-2012

May 26, 2012

Mtg: Modern Antenna Design for Wireless Communications: Challenges and Perspectives

by @ 4:13 pm. Filed under Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 30, 2012
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Steve H. Wong, Acting Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

It is now at a fascinating time in the history of the wireless communications.? Numerous wireless communications systems have been successfully developed in recent years.? Wireless devices such as (more…)

Out of a Black Hole: An Evening with Dr. Stephen Hawking and Friends

by @ 9:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

2011-2012 Linus Pauling Memorial Lectures
Out of a Black Hole:
An Evening with Dr. Stephen Hawking and Friends

— June 19, 2012 ? ? — Flint Center, Cupertino
— 8:00 PM Tuesday ? ? — Discount for IEEE
Stephen Hawking is the Lucasian Professor at Cambridge University (the professorship once held by Sir Isaac Newton). For the past 45 years he has been a world leader in research on black holes, the birth of the universe, and the nature of space, time and gravity. Hawking has contributed to popularizing science with his successful book A Brief History of Time, which sold 10 million copies and focuses on black holes and the big bang theory.
Tickets at Ticket Master or at The Flint Center box office at DeAnza College. Use code “galaxy” online for 10% discount. For more information, visit www.isepp.org

May 24, 2012

Mtg: Scaling-friendly Radio Design for SoC

by @ 5:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Yorgos Palaskas, Intel Labs, Hillsboro
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: From the website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

Integration of RF together with baseband and possibly application processors in a System-on-Chip is appealing for cost and form-factor reasons.? Conventional radios are (more…)

May 21, 2012

Wine Making & Tasting — Vino Tabi Winery

by @ 2:15 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

SATURDAY June 16, 2012
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: Meet at 1:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $15, non-members $20
Place: Vino Tabi Winery, 334 Ingalls Street, Suite C, Santa Cruz
RSVP: from website; no walk-ins
Web: ieee-scv-gold-wine-2012.eventbrite.com

Come network with your fellow Bay Area engineers as we go wine-tasting in Santa Cruz!? All are welcome as we visit a few local wineries and learn about wine making.
Please arrive at the meeting place on (more…)

Tutorial: The Next Wave of Mixed-Signal Interface Electronics

by @ 8:55 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY July 10, 2012
SCV Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Speaker: Boris Murmann, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Networking and snacks at 5:30 PM; Lectures at 6:00 PM
Cost: $33 for IEEE members, $43 for non-members, $17 for IEEE student members
Place: Ramada hotel, 1217 Wildwood Avenue, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-pace/upcoming-events/ieee-tutorial-tuesday-july-10th

In most modern electronic systems, information is processed and stored in digital format.? However, analog interfaces are still necessary to interface with “real world” signals and often present a bottleneck in the overall system.? This presentation will provide an overview of recent advances and trends in the design of analog-digital interface circuits from an application standpoint.? It will include examples from the areas of data communication, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), bio-medical instrumentation, structural health monitoring, and large-area electronics.

Mtg: Networking Dinner for Engineers, Managers

by @ 8:40 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 12, 2012
SCV Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Casual buffet, engineers & managers, similar fields, career opportunities
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $15 for IEEE members, $20 for non-members
Place: Sneha Restaurant, 1214 Apollo way, SUITE 404 B, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-pace/upcoming-events/june-12th-networking-dinner

Come join us for a casual buffet dinner and meet with other engineers and managers in the bay area.? If you are looking to expand your network, meet people in similar fields or backgrounds, this is a great (more…)

Webinar: Using the Cloud as Part of Your Disaster Recovery Planning – what you need to know

by @ 8:19 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY June 12, 2012
Computer Society
Speakers: John Howie, Chief Operating Officer of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA); Shannon Bearly, Jr. Principal BCM Program Manager, Global Foundation Services, Microsoft
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.Computer.org/webinars

Cloud computing offers organizations of all sizes the ability to embrace and implement business continuity and disaster recovery plans at far less cost than traditional approaches, and organizations that move (more…)

Mtg: A Unified Compact Model for Generic Heterostructure HEMTs

by @ 8:03 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY June 18, 2012
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Xing Zhou, School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Time: Pizza and networking at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

III-V channel field-effect transistors (FETs), such as GaN-based high electron mobility transistors (HMETs), have emerged as promising candidates for future generation high-speed, high-frequency, high-voltage, (more…)

Mtg: Discovery and Optimization of Solid State Materials for Energy and Electronics Sectors using MBE based Methodologies

by @ 7:47 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 19, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Brian Hayden, Physical Chemistry, University of Southampton; Founder and Chief Science Officer, Ilika Technologies
Time: Noon
Cost: at door
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

There is a pressing need for the fast and cost-effective discovery and optimization of new solid state materials for the electronics and energy sectors.? The approach taken by Ilika Technologies to fulfill this (more…)

Webinar: Achieving Medical Device Software Compliance under IEC 62304

by @ 7:46 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY May 24, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Tim Stein, Ph.D., CEO and President, Business Performance Associates, Inc.
Time: 11:00 AM PDT
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2040574

Itâ??s not an option. If you have software in a medical device, it must have been developed using processes compliant with the IEC 62304 software life cycle standard. That much is clear, but what actually constitutes (more…)

May 19, 2012

Mtg: Application of Structural Load Feedback in Flight Control

by @ 10:27 am. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

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 materials are (more…)

Signal and Imaging Sciences Workshop: Compressive Sensing for Signal Processing

by @ 10:26 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 23, 2012
OEB Signal Processing
Subject:
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

Sensing and imaging systems are under increasing pressure to accommodate ever larger and higher-dimensional data sets; ever faster capture, sampling, and processing rates; ever lower power consumption; communication over ever more (more…)

Mtg: Rental Generator Sets / Jobsite Start and Test Considerations

by @ 10:25 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY May 22, 2012
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Chris Fry, and John Boro, Cummins West
Time: Networking at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 (pay at door); $10 for students
Place: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: Please reserve by email with Bob Formicola, bobf.ieee@gmail.com
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1205-sf-ias.pdf

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