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September 17, 2012

Seminar: High-Impact Interpersonal Communications: How to Communicate with Anyone, Anywhere – and Get More Results with Everyone, Everywhere

by @ 7:19 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

SATURDAY September 22, 2012
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD) Chapter
Instructor: Stuart Friedman, Global Context
Time: Registration at 8:30 AM; seminar from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $30; non-members $40 by September 8th (Save more — bring a friend!)
Place: Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: required, from website

Possessing strong Interpersonal communication skills in todayâ??s business environment is every bit as important as your technical abilities.? Join SCV GOLD for a 4 hour seminar, you will learn to have more effective conversations with everyone you encounter, and (more…)

Mtg: Combining Power System SCADA and PMCS Software into One Solution: A Hybrid Approach

by @ 7:18 am. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY September 20, 2012
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Rick Hofstetter and Luke Dalske, Schneider Electric
Time: Social/Networking at 5:30 PM; presentation at 6:15 PM; dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM
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 September 17 to Michael Nakamura, or (510) 287-2066

As technology has evolved, the definitions of power system SCADA software and power monitoring software (PMCS) have become less distinct.? In fact, many of the features of each solution overlap with the other.? This presentation will provide an overview of (more…)

Webinar: Unifying SW Requirements and Design with a Simplified Requirements Analysis Workflow

by @ 7:17 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY September 20, 2012
Computer Society
Speaker: Paul Urban, IBM
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

Change is inevitable. The success or failure of product and system development often hinges on the ability to respond quickly to customer, business or market requirements changes. Learn how utilizing a new workflow provided by the Rational Solution for (more…)

Mtg: Control of the Disk Drive Actuator – 1980 and Today

by @ 7:15 am. Filed under Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY September 19, 2012
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speakers: Art Wagner and Dick Oswald
Time: networking/snacks at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intersil Corp., Building 3/Stanford Room, 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Milpitas
RSVP: from website

In computer systems, an important data storage medium, beginning in the 1950s until today 2012, is the Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Using magnetic heads, the HDD reads and writes data on magnetic surfaces of spinning disks. A control system positions the (more…)

Mtg: Medium Voltage UPS: Data Center State of the Art

by @ 7:13 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY September 19, 2012
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Jan Visser, EE, PE, S&C Electric Co.
Time: networking at 6:00 PM; dinner at 6:30 PM; presentation 7:00 PM
Cost: $30.00 for IEEE members, $40.00 non-members, $15.00 Students; Walk Ins: $5 additional
Place: Embassy Suites (Diplomat Room), 2885 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: required, from website

Medium voltage, Large scale Power Protection, is the state of the art design basis for medium to large Data Centers.? Regardless of Solid state vs. Rotary UPS systems, the move up to the Medium Voltage UPS System level offers many design and cost (more…)

Tour: Underwriters Laboratories (UL)

by @ 7:12 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY September 19, 2012
OEB Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Mr. John Taecker, PE, senior engineer, UL
Time: Social/Snacks/Drinks/Desert at 5:15 PM; presentation and tour at 5:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: UL, 455 East Trimble Road, San Jose
RSVP: required, from website

Join us for an informative tour of ULâ??s Northern California laboratory located on the corner of Trimble Road and Junction Avenue in San Jose.? Types of products tested at this facility include high technology (information technology equipment, EMC), Health (more…)

Mtg: Nanotechnology-Enabled Redox-Flow Batteries Give the Smart Grid a High IQ

by @ 7:10 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY September 18, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Craig Horne, Founder and CEO, EnerVault Corporation
Time: Registration & light lunch 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

Megawatt scale Redox Flow Batteries (RFB) can be a safe, reliable and cost effective and clean solution to utility distributed-scale energy storage.? The demands of peak loading and fast EV charging are immediate applications and enabling the smart grid is (more…)

Mtg: Beyond Virtualization: A Novel Software Architecture for Complex Multi-Core SoCs

by @ 7:09 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors

TUESDAY September 18, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Jim Ready, Cadence Design Systems
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Moore’s law continues to drive the development of increasingly complex semiconductor devices, most notably the SoC (System on a Chip). However, silicon designers have now hit a significant constraint in utilizing the seemingly infinite number of transistors available to (more…)

Mtg: Discovery and Development of Improved Scintillation Detector Materials for Medical Imaging and National Security

by @ 7:09 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY September 18, 2012
OEB Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Derenzo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Time: Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Lab Building 55 Room 117, Berkeley
RSVP: Reservation requests to Bill DeHope, are required in advance (before noon on 9/17), No Exceptions!

Inorganic scintillators have been an essential tool of the physical sciences for over 100 years and during that time many new materials have been discovered, developed, and put into widespread use.? Nonetheless there are many applications where the (more…)

Mtg: Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording

by @ 7:08 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY September 18, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Mike Mallary, Western Digital Corp.
Time: Networking and pizza at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Perpendicular Magnetic Recording, PMR, will soon reach its superparamagnetic limit. Shingling the write process will allow significant increases in areal density but with significant system complexity and performance issues in some applications.? At this (more…)

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