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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

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

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: – 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

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, or call 510-287-2066

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

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

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

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…)

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