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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, or phone: (510) 287-2066

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

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

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

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
Instructors: 50 Educational Webinars, all day long, on-demand
Time: 8:00 AM to Midnight
Cost: none
Place: On the Internet
RSVP: from website

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

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

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

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…)

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