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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

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:

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

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

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…)

Mtg: MHL: Mobile High-Definition Link

by @ 1:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

TUESDAY September 25, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Chandlee Harrell, Sr. Director, System Architecture & Technology, Silicon Image, Inc.
Time: Networking/pizza at 6:30 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: pay at door: IEEE members – $5; non-members – $10; IEEE Student members – free
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Todayâ??s â??Post PC Era??? means smartphones and tablets are increasingly being used for gaming, watching videos, productivity applications and more. The advanced hardware and software integrated into the latest mobile (more…)

Mtg: IEC 61010-1 3rd Edition: Major Changes from 2nd Edition

by @ 1:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY September 25, 2012
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Jeff Eirich, Staff Engineer, Underwriters Laboratory
Time: Networking/dinner at 5:15 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: No-host
Place: on the Web, and at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St., San Jose
RSVP: not required

In June 2010, the IEC published the Third Edition of IEC 61010-1, Safety Requirements for Electrical Equipment for Measurement, Control and Lab Use, Part 1 â?? General Requirements.? This discussion will review the major changes from (more…)

Mtg: The Art and Science of Packaging High-Coupling Photonics Devices and Modules

by @ 1:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY September 25, 2012
SCV Photonics, with Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology
Speaker: Prof. Wood-Hi Cheng, National Sun Yat-sen University and IEEE Distinguished Speaker
Time: Optional dinner at 6:00 PM; presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: Dinner $25
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road (near US101 at Montegue Expressway exit), Santa Clara
RSVP: required for dinner, from website

Webinar: Power Converter Controller Design for Smart Grid Power Electronics

by @ 1:36 pm. Filed under Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY September 25, 2012
Speaker: Brian MacCleery, Product Manager for Clean Energy Technology, National Instruments
Time: Webinar at 11:00 AM PDT
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website

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