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July 23, 2012

Mtg: Additive Manufacturing — It’s Not Always Rapid And It’s Not Just For Prototypes

by @ 4:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY September 12, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Arthur L. Chait, CEO, EoPlex
Time: Optional dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 for dinner ($10 for students, unemployed)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Producing a part in real-time with a rapid prototyping machine is magical to watch.? The popular media loves to speculate about future scenarios where a consumer will be able to purchase and download a device and have it (more…)

Mtg: Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording

by @ 3:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY September 18, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr Mike Mallary, Western Digital Corp.
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, PMR, will soon reach its superparamagnetic limit. Shingling the write process will allow significant increases in areal density but with significant system complexity and performance issues in (more…)

Mtg: Implementation of RAID Types of Architectures for Solid State Devices: Challenges and Solutions

by @ 10:21 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY July 25, 2012
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Mario Blaum, IBM Almaden Research Center
Time: Networking and food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room 202, Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: not required

Redundant Arrays of Inexpensive Disks (RAID) types of architectures have been widely used for arrays of Hard Disk Drives or HDDs.? For example, RAID 5 allows for recovery of up to one failed disk using single parity, while RAID 6 allows (more…)

Mtg: Consumer Electronics and Smart Cars (BMW)

by @ 10:20 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY July 24, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Dirk Rossberg, Director of Technology, BMW
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members $5; non-members $10.
Place: NVIDIA – Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

In the future, an increasing number of innovations in the area of infotainment, communication and driver assistance will only be possible through an intelligent communication network both within the vehicle and with the vehicles environment. As a (more…)

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