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August 20, 2012

Mtg: Tutorial on LDPC Decoding: VLSI Architectures and Implementations

by @ 3:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY August 22, 2012
SCV Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Speakers: Ned Varnica, Marvell Semiconductor; Kiran Gunnam, NVIDIA
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website (requires no-cost Exhibits registration for Flash Summit)

LDPC is now being used in Hard disk drive read channels, Wireless (IEEE 802.11n/ IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.16e WiMax), 10-GB, DVB-S2, and more recently in Flash SSD.? This tutorialâ??s target audience is systems engineers and (more…)

Mtg: Smartphone Wireless Patents: New Business Opportunity and Risk

by @ 3:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, 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 (more…)

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)

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

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
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

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