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August 20, 2012

IEEE Milestone Dedication: Floating-Gate EEPROM

by @ 3:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 21, 2012
SCV Section and Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speakers: Dr. Gordon Day, IEEE President; Dr. Eli Harari, founder of SanDisk
Time: Dedication at 5:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website (requires no-cost Exhibits registration for Flash Summit)
Web: www.californiaconsultants.org/events.cfm/item/181

Mtg: Broadband Light Management using Low-Q Whispering Gallery Modes in Spherical Nanoshells

by @ 3:43 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 21, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jie Yao, Stanford University
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 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

Light trapping across a wide band of frequencies is important for applications such as solar cells and photodetectors.? Here, we demonstrate a new approach to light management by forming whispering-gallery resonant modes inside a (more…)

Webinar: Engineering Change to Accelerate Product and Systems Development

by @ 3:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY August 21, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Chris Rommel, Vice President, Embedded Software and Hardware Practices, VDC Research
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2109794

August 13, 2012

Webinar: Engineering Change to Accelerate Product and Systems Development

by @ 9:54 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 21, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Chris Rommel, Vice President, Embedded Software and Hardware Practices, VDC Research
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2109794

The functionality required in todayâ??s embedded systems is requiring organizations to reassess the ways in which they are developing and managing the engineering process. Embedded system engineering organizations are (more…)

Mtg: Nanoscale CMOS Contacts: Science and Technology

by @ 7:10 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY August 14, 2012
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Khaled Ahmed, Applied Materials
Time: Networking and Pizza 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

Switching speed in advanced CMOS transistors has become limited by the increasing parasitic resistance, which is dominated by the always shrinking source/drain contact area (<50nm).? The solution to this pain is (more…)

Mtg: Star-Caps: Cluster Power Management Using Software-Only Models

by @ 7:08 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

MONDAY August 13, 2012
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: John Davis, Microsoft
Time: Networking and Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

Star-Cap is a high-fidelity, real-time, software-only power modeling and management system for computer clusters.? The foundation of Star-Cap is a power model generator that produces full-system power models for (more…)

Mtg: 2D to 3D MOS Technology Evolution for Circuit Designers

by @ 6:41 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 12, 2012
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Alvin Loke, AMD Inc.
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Despite increasing economic and technical challenges to scale CMOS, we continue to witness unprecedented performance with 22-nm fully-depleted tri-gate devices now in production.? This tutorial offers a summary of (more…)

August 9, 2012

Seminar: Motivating Our Students to Become Engineers: How You Can Make It Happen

by @ 11:28 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

SATURDAY October 13, 2012
SCV and OEB Life Members
Speakers: Dr. Peter Staecker, 2012 IEEE President-elect, and others
Time: Registration at 8:30 AM; seminar from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Noon
Cost: none
Place: Santa Clara County Education Office, 1290 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee4life.org

California, next to last?? In the United States, California K-8 students in math and science rank â?? 49th!
US students rank 19th and 24th among the industrialized countries of (more…)

Mtg: Smartphone Wireless Patents: New Business Opportunity and Risk

by @ 11:04 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY August 21, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Alex Lee, TechIPm LLC
Time: Pizza & drinks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5; Non-IEEE members – $10; no cost for IEEE Student members
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.eventbrite.com/event/4057478026

As represented by â??Smartphone Patent War,??? patents for smartphone became the most important strategic competition tool among market leaders.? Recent big deals for patent acquisition among smartphone incumbents are a good example to (more…)

Mtg: Virtual Worlds: Technology, Imagination and the Future of Play

by @ 10:52 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY September 10, 2012
SCV Life Members
Speaker: Nanci Solomon, Xulu Entertainment
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; dinner at 6:45 PM; Presentation following
Cost: $20.00 per person, includes buffet dinner
Place: Michael’s at Shoreline, 2960 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
RSVP: by 5 PM Wed Sept 5th from website
Web: www.ieee4life.org/SCV

The continued march of Moore’s Law, combined with developments in software and human interface devices, has enabled a new generation of immersive virtual worlds.? The introduction of new creation tools will allow novice end users to create their own (more…)

Mtg: Silicon Convergence: Creating System Solutions with Coarse- and Fine-grained Programmable Hardware

by @ 10:41 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY September 10, 2012
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Ty Garibay, Altera Corporation.
Time: Networking/Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose,
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

While continuing semiconductor miniaturization enables ever more complex systems, the cost and complexity of system innovation becomes increasingly out of reach.? A standard solution consisting of high performance processors, hardened (more…)

Mtg: Automated Transit Networks

by @ 10:10 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY August 29, 2012
SCV Vehicular Technology Chapter, with Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Eugene Nishinaga, CEO/CTO, Transit Control Solutions, Inc.
Time: Networking, Pizza and Drinks at 11:30AM, Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: none for IEEE Members; non-IEEE Members $5
Place: TI Auditorium (Bldg E), 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/vts

Automated Transit Networks, which are systems of driverless vehicles running on fixed track ways with all stations located off of the main line, are poised to become a major component of the transit terrain.? With offline stations, traffic throughput is no (more…)

Mtg: Management Myths and Time Span Inconsistencies

by @ 9:31 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY September 6, 2012
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: John Berg, BA Industries, Inc.
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $14 for IEEE members; $17 for others
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

In the hopes of filling a position in the corporate organization chart, we diligently interview, do personality testing and check references.? We hire the person with the best of intentions only to find them failing after a few short weeks.? We select our (more…)

August 3, 2012

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

by @ 4:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

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!
10% discount with code “GTMIEEE”. For more information, visit www.greentechmedia.com/events/live/the-soft-grid-2012

Int’l Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC)

by @ 4:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

IFIP; IEEE CAS; ACM SigDA
Int’l Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC)
– October 7-10, 2012 ? – Dream Inn, Santa Cruz
A forum to exchange ideas and show industrial and research results in the fields of VLSI/ULSI Systems, SoC design, VLSI CAD and Microelectronics Design and Test.
Topics: ? – Analog and Mixed-Signal IC design ? – 3-D integration and physical design ? – CAD and tools, testability, design for test ? – Prototyping, validation, verification, modeling, simulation ? – Embedded systems design, real-time systems ? – System-on-Chip design ? – Logic and high-level synthesis ? – Low-power and thermal-aware design ? … and more
Special Sessions: ? – Memristive Computing ? – Open Source Tools and Methodologies for Research
Save $200 through August 31st.
Visit the website: vlsisoc2012.soe.ucsc.edu

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