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August 9, 2012

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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…)

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