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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
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

The functionality required in todayĆ¢??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

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

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

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…)

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