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May 19, 2012

Mtg: Mobile Visual Computing

by @ 10:25 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY May 22, 2012
SCV Consumer Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Kari Pulli, NVIDIA
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

Mobile phones made cameras ubiquitous and programmable. In this talk I will discuss how programmable cameras can be made to take better pictures, and which other applications are enabled by mobile cameras. (more…)

Mtg: Sustainability Standards & Metrics

by @ 10:23 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY May 22, 2012
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Mr. Tom Redick, Esq., Global Environmental Ethics Counsel
Time: Networking and dinner at 5:15 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (for presentation)
Place: Optional dinner at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; Meeting at Underwriters Laboratories Inc., 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

What exactly does “sustainability” mean to you, the builder of new machinery?? What kind of carbon footprint is your equipment leaving and will it be allowed in the future?? What is happening now to change the way machinery must be built?? What (more…)

IEEE Senior Member Grade Elevation Night

by @ 10:22 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, 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

May 17, 2012

Mtg: Sleep and Aging — The Golden Years

by @ 5:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY June 11, 2012
SCV Life Members Group
Speaker: Priscilla Sarinas, MD, Sleep Medicine Specialist, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF)
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 6:45 PM; Presentation following
Cost: $20.00
Place: Michael’s at Shoreline, 2960 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee4life.org/SCV

Do you have problems with falling or staying asleep at night? Do you snore at night? Do you need to take a nap during the afternoon to get through the day? Is your blood-pressure high? Are you experiencing attention and memory (more…)

May 13, 2012

Mtg: An Overview of Network Security Fundamentals for Substations

by @ 4:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

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 (more…)

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

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

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: Sustainable Electrical Facility Design

by @ 4:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY May 16, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications
Speaker: Mark Fisher, PE, LEED AP, Alfa Tech Consulting Enterprises, Inc.
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30.00 for IEEE members, $40.00 non members, $15.00 Student members
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ieeepes051612.eventbrite.com

Mtg: Integrated Food and Activity Sensors with Gastric Stimulation System for Obese Subjects

by @ 4:48 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY May 16, 2012
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Rose Province, Principal Scientist, IntraPace, Inc
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none, for talk
Place: Optional dinner location: Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); Presentation in Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Obesity is a chronic disease which has become pandemic.? The prevalence of worldwide obesity has more than doubled since 1980.? In 2008, 1.5 billion adults were overweight.? Of these 500 million were obese.? While non-surgical (more…)

Webinars: Smart Energy Technology & Application-specific Solutions Training

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

WEDNESDAY May 16, 2012
IEEE SPECTRUM Magazine
Instructors: 50 Educational Webinars, all day long, on-demand
Time: 8:00 AM to Midnight
Cost: none
Place: On the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2052715

Mtg: Bluetooth Re-Invented: Bluetooth Low-Energy

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY May 15, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Joe Decuir, Cambridge Silicon Radio
Time: 7:00 PM
Premeetings: topics to be determined (6:00 PM)
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org/events.cfm/item/177

Bluetooth has been re-invented as Bluetooth Low Energy and has thereby been optimized for 1) simple applications, and 2) the ability to run on coin cells for years.? The layers from the antenna up to the applications support (more…)

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

by @ 4:45 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

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/CoFe2 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: Nanostructured Thin Films Via Layer-by-Layer Assembly at the Industrial Scale

by @ 4:44 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY May 15, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Ben Wang, Svaya Nanotechnologies
Time: Registration & light lunch 11:30 AM; Presentation 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members and Students $5. Non-Members $10
Place: Texas Instruments Bldg E-1 CMA Room, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Svaya Nanotechnologies is revolutionizing surface engineering with an industrial scale molecular layer deposition (MLD) platform, based on Layer-by-Layer (LbL) self assembly, which has yielded performance advances in (more…)

May 10, 2012

Mtg: Rental Generator Sets / Jobsite Start and Test Considerations

by @ 2:46 pm. 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

Our speaker will bring along a 60 kw rental unit for some hands-on presentation and discussion. He will discuss rating requirements, cabling requirements, output voltage capabilities, site access, re-fueling (more…)

Mtg: Creating Influence, On Demand: Rapid Rapport

by @ 7:11 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY June 7, 2012
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Bernie Maloney
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $10 for IEEE members; $13 for others, through June 5
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

Who do you know who might know someone who could SEE a benefit in CLEARLY sharing their ideas? Or, do you simply wish you could persuade stormtroopers â??these are not the ‘droids they’re looking for????? Would you like to influence how (more…)

May 9, 2012

Mtg: Sustainable Electrical Facility Design

by @ 6:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY May 16, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Mark Fisher, PE, LEED AP, Alfa Tech Consulting Enterprises, Inc.
Time: Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30.00 for IEEE members, $40.00 non members, $15.00 Student members
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ieeepes051612.eventbrite.com

This presentation will explore a variety of options that can be designed into a commercial building to improve sustainability and energy efficiency.? Included will be some features and lessons learned from Integrated Design Associatesâ?? (IDeAs) facility, the (more…)

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