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September 25, 2012

Mtg: Spin Caloritronics

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY November 5, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Pr. Gerrit E.W. Bauer, PhD, Institute of Materials Research, Tohoku University
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Prsentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

The spin degree of freedom of the electron affects not only charge, but also heat and thermoelectric transport, leading to new effects in small structures that are studied in the field of spin caloritronics (from calor, the Latin word for heat).? This (more…)

Event: Senior Member Advancement Mixer

by @ 3:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY October 25, 2012
OEB Section
Helpers: current IEEE Fellows and Senior Members
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for the “Senior Mixer”; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM for exhibits and general exhibit viewing
Cost: $10 for member, $5 each for accompanying family members (up to 3). No cost for current Fellows, Senior Members (for 1/2-hour help with advancement reviews)
Place: Chabot Space & Science Center, 10000 Skyline Blvd, Oakland
RSVP: from website; limited to 60
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb

The Oakland East Bay Section is hosting an Advancement Mixer to assist Members to upgrade to Senior Member and encourage grade advancement in our Section.? We have a capacity of 60 planned so sign up early รข?? details to follow for (more…)

Mtg: Antenna Synthesis: A New Way to Approach Antenna Design

by @ 3:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY October 18, 2012
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jason Lohn, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley
Time: Networking with food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-aps

Current methods of designing and optimizing antennas by hand are time and labor intensive, limit complexity, and require significant expertise and experience.? AI search algorithms can overcome these limitations by automatically searching the (more…)

Mtg: Fuel Cells, Hydrogen and the California Carbon Mandate

by @ 2:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY November 14, 2012
OEB Life Members
Speaker: Prof. Donald Anthrop, San Jose State University (retired)
Time: Networking and buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation following
Cost: $15
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee4life.org

For the environmentalists convinced that global warming caused by carbon dioxide emissions will destroy the planet, motor vehicles powered by fuel cells operating on hydrogen seemed like a sure way to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.? Prodded by (more…)

September 24, 2012

Mtg: Cost Versus Reliability Tradeoffs for Stacked Devices

by @ 2:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 14, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Steve Steps, Senior Director of Wafer Level Burn-In & Test, Aehr Test Systems
Time: Optional dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 for dinner ($10 for students, unemployed); no cost for presentation
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The industry demand for high feature-sets in very small, light products such as digital cameras, smart phones, medical devices and automotive electronics has driven a variety of high density packaging techniques.? To achieve (more…)

Mtg: Wearable Robots for Today and Tomorrow

by @ 10:23 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY October 17, 2012
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Russ Angold, Co-Founder and CTO, Ekso Bionics
Time: Optional dinner, 6:15 PM, Stanford Hospital Cafeteria. Meeting at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (for meeting)
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Ekso is a wearable robot or exoskeleton that enables people with lower-extremity paralysis or weakness to stand and walk.? It is a ready to wear, battery powered, bionic device that is strapped over the user’s clothing.? Originally Berkeley (more…)

Mtg: Crime.com – Post-Modern Criminal Behavior

by @ 10:06 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY November 14, 2012
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Hal Berghel, University of Nevada, Las Vegas and CS Distinguished Lecturer
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

This talk begins with an overview of the role of crime in general, and digital crime in particular, in the shadow economies of the world.? It illustrates this via a sequence of specific criminal activities that have been studied by the (more…)

Mtg: Addressing the Grid Integration Challenges of High-Penetration Photovoltaic Systems

by @ 9:42 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY October 18, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Robert Johnson, SunPower
Time: Networking at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues after dinner
Cost: $25 for IEEE members; $30 for non-members; $15 for student and retired members
Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: by email by October 15 to Michael Nakamura, mnakamur@ebmud.com or call 510-287-2066
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1210-eob-ias.pdf

The rapidly growing penetration of photovoltaic power systems poses new technical and policy challenges as we work to integrate these distributed and variable generation resources into our electrical grids.? This presentation will look in detail (more…)

Mtg: Smart Grid: Opportunities for Innovation

by @ 9:24 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY October 25, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Panelists: Andy White, CEO, Trilliant; Brian Thompson, CEO, Stem; Lisa Caswell, President, eMeter; Steve Malnight, VP, Pacific Gas & Electric
Time: Dinner and Networking and 6:00 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $35 IEEE members, $45 non members
Place: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, 1000 Marsh Road, Menlo Park
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

Neill Armstrong once said that our electric grid was one of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century.? Yet, in the next few decades, our electric grid will need to be modernized to meet the evolving energy challenges of (more…)

Mtg: Panel on Mobile Backhaul: Small Cells, LTE Challenges

by @ 9:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY October 10, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Michael Howard, Principal Analyst-Carrier Networks, Infonetics Research; Paul Kennard, CTO, Aviat Networks
Time: Neworking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Small Cells are a Big Deal: Small cells, or more specifically, low power base stations, have been part of mobile operator non-residential 3G rollouts for at least 5 years.? They are not a big deal to date, with most small cells silently (more…)

Mtg: Accelerating Analog Design

by @ 8:35 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY October 18, 2012
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: S. S. Mohan, Synopsys
Time: Networking with pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: TI Auditorium E, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

We investigate state-of-the art technology that accelerates analog design by automatically custom sizing an architecture to satisfy specifications for a chosen process over process, voltage and temperature (PVT) variations.? The talk begins with (more…)

September 23, 2012

Mtg: The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened Here

by @ 1:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY September 27, 2012
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Paul Wesling, IEEE SF Bay Area Council Communications Director
Time: Lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 for lunch ($5 for students, unemployed)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Why did Silicon Valley come into being? The story goes back to local Hams (amateur radio operators) trying to break RCA’s tube patents, the sinking of the Titanic, Naval ship communications requirements, Fred Terman and (more…)

EEE Career Strategy and Smart Tech Professional Workshop

by @ 1:43 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Metro Area Workshop — an intensive learning environment
IEEE Career Strategy and Smart Tech Professional Workshop [more]
— Friday and Saturday, Sept 28-29, 2012 ? ? — at Santa Clara Convention Center
— $159 IEEE members, $209 non-members ? ? — Register today!
— Includes breakfast, lunch, evening reception, keynotes ? — Multi-track format
Immerse yourself in full-day workshops on some of the most in-demand technology areas in the SF Bay Area. Bootstrap your career with this two-day technology and career-advancement workshop that features full-day tracks in these important fields:
— Embedded Software: iPhone, Android and Embedded Linux ? ? — Life Sciences: Biotech and Medical Devices ? ? — Consulting, Intellectual Property and Patents ? ? — 21st Century Infrastructure: The Internet-of-Things, The Cloud, Big Data, Virtualization and Analytics ? ? — Career Assistance: Strategies, Maintaining Global Competitiveness, Job-seeking Skills
Who should attend? Practicing engineers and technical professionals who are innovators, have a desire to learn more, are facing a career transition, or considering a career change.
For more information, and to register, visit: www.R6-MAW.com

Mtg: The Future of US Solar Photovoltaic Technology

by @ 1:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY September 27, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Tonio Buonassisi, MIT
Time: Dinner at 6:00 AM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $35 IEEE members, $45 non members
Place: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

The solar photovoltaic (PV) industry continues to grow, despite intense international competition and recent margin compression. Can innovation in technology and manufacturing allow American companies to compete and ultimately (more…)

Mtg: Adopting Agile Methods for Safety-Critical Systems Development

by @ 1:40 pm. Filed under Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY September 27, 2012
Computer Society Chapter
Speaker: Bruce Powel Douglass, IBM
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/portal/web/webinars

Agile methods have a reputation for being fast and adaptive but undisciplined and lacking in robustness. In actual fact, agile requires a great deal of discipline and its practices enhance both quality and team productivity. Because of the (more…)

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