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June 17, 2012

Mtg: Scaling-friendly Radio Design for SoC

by @ 6:44 am. 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 generally incompatible with SoC: they require accurate (more…)

Mtg: 30-Cycle Automatic Transfer Switches and Selective Coordination

by @ 6:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Jim Hoyt, Harold Wells Associates
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 June 18 by email to Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or phone: (510) 287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1206-oeb-ias.pdf

Recent changes to the NEC require the selective coordination of overcurrent protective devices at hospitals and other mission-critical facilities. Transfer switches with 30-cycle closing and withstand ratings dramatically (more…)

Webinar: Modernist Circuit Topologies and Transistors for Smart Grid Power Electronics

by @ 6:42 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Kyle B. Clark, Engineering Manager, Dynapower Company
Time: 11:00 AM – Noon (PDT)
Cost: None
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2059599

Mtg: Airport Operations Based on Surface Trajectories

by @ 6:41 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY June 20, 2012
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Victor Cheng, Optimal Synthesis Inc.
Time: Light snacks and networking at 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: None
Place: Intersil Corp., 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Building 3/Stanford Room, Milpitas
RSVP: from website
Web: css2012-victor-cheng.eventbrite.com

The speaker will discuss the Surface Operation Automation Research (SOAR) at Optimal Synthesis Inc. (OSI), where he is developing advanced concepts and technologies to enhance the efficiency of airport surface (more…)

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

by @ 6:40 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, 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 problem (more…)

Mtg: Years of Destiny: HDD Technology Developments & Capital Spending: 2012-2016

by @ 6:39 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 19, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Thomas Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates; Dr. Edward Grochowski, Computer Storage Consultant
Time: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza too at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Magnetic hard disk drives are the dominant digital storage. It is estimated that 1.4 B drives will be shipped in 2016, storing zetabytes (1021) of information. Current shipping HDD products have a storage capacity over 3.0 (more…)

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

by @ 6:38 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, 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 industrial need with (more…)

Mtg: A Unified Compact Model for Generic Heterostructure HEMTs

by @ 6:36 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, and high-power (more…)

June 14, 2012

Mtg: NFC – More than Just for Mobile Payment

by @ 2:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 26, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Panelists: Laurent Sanchez, INSIDE Secure; Albert Baker, Cypak and Meridian Health; Debra Spitler, HID Global
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation/panel at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Near Field Communication (NFC) has gained much momentum since last year’s IEEE CE panel discussion. Samsung and Visa have recently confirmed the newly-announced Galaxy S3 will be the official Olympic Games (more…)

Mtg: Open Grid Services Infrastructure at eBay: Easy Integration of Multiple Platforms

by @ 7:23 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY July 10, 2012
SCV Computer Chapter
Speakers: Kara Sucharitakul and Ronald Murphy, Ebay Corp
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs/archives/ogsiebay

Application environments and even languages get popular and wane.? Once companies invest in a particular application environment, it is usually stuck with its decision.? Migration to the next generation platform (more…)

Mtg: Antennas I Have Known

by @ 7:07 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY June 21, 2012
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: John Hill, Retired
Time: Food and drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell College Board Room, 1175 Bordeaux Dr, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-aps

This talk is a description of various antennas I was involved with over 42 years, from the orbiting solar observatory to the titan centaur, and including the space shuttle.

June 10, 2012

Tour: Wine Making & Tasting — Vino Tabi Winery

by @ 10:01 am. Filed under ALL, 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 time as we will be walking, (more…)

Seminar: Emerging Medical Computing: Healthcare Up-Close and Personalized

by @ 10:00 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

SATURDAY June 16, 2012
SCV Computer Chapter, with NAEA and IEEE-Stanford
Speakers: review on website
Time: Registration at 8:30 AM, Presentations start at 9:15 AM
Cost: IEEE Members $40, non-members $50, students/unemployed $20 (through May 15)
Place: Braun Auditorium (Mudd Chemistry Building), 333 Campus Drive, Stanford
RSVP: from website
Web: www.nfic-us.org

The intersection of computers with medical data is creating a form of direct and individualized diagnosis and treatment that transform health care to truly being up close and personalized medicine.? This seminar presents a (more…)

Mtg: New Drivers and Strategies for Multi-Die Packaging

by @ 9:57 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 13, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter?
Speaker: Farshad Ghahghahi, Manager, Package Design, LSI Corporation
Time: Buffet dinner at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 if reserved by June 11; $10 for fulltime students and currently unemployed engineers; $5 more at the door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1206.html

Several forces are driving a resurgence of interest in Multi-Die Packaging.? While foundries hit increasing NRE, product cost and technical barriers, the Packaging Community has produced a plethora of Multi-Die solutions (more…)

Mtg: Networking Dinner

by @ 9:55 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

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 event to do (more…)

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