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November 27, 2012

Mtg: Bugs and Stadia: Magnetic Reversal at Almost the Nanoscale

by @ 10:15 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering
 

THURSDAY November 29, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. E. Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota
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
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

One of the current frontiers in magnetism is to understand the domain structure and the magnetization reversal in nanometer sized particles.? Explorations at these length scales have been aided by the development of new (more…)

Mtg: Introduction to Reed-Solomon and BCH Codes

by @ 10:14 am. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

WEDNESDAY November 28, 2012
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Speaker: Cody (Yingquan) Wu, Distinguished System Architect, LSI Corp.
Time: networking and food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room 202 in Packard Bldg, Stanford University, Stanford
RSVP: from website, or simply attend
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1211-scv-its.pdf

The talk attempts to provide a comprehensive view of Reed-Solomon codes.? It first introduces the code definition in both the time and frequency domains.? It then heuristically describes the legendary Berlekamp-Massey algorithm for (more…)

Mtg: Performance Characterization of a 450mm Wafer Handling System: Test Methods & Analysis

by @ 10:13 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 28, 2012
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Ghulam Mustafa, Ph.D., Crossing Automation, Inc.
Time: Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intersil Corp., 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Milpitas
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-css

The transition to 450mm is required if the semiconductor industry is to keep up with the historic annual growth in wafer fab capacity. Since the 450mm wafers have 2.25x the surface area compared to the 300mm, the number of ICs per wafer almost (more…)

Mtg: PhotoVoltaic Tech Center Overview and Tour (UL)

by @ 10:12 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 27, 2012
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Chris Paxton, Engineering Leader, UL San Jose PV Tech Center
Time: Optional Dinner at 5:15 PM (Honba Sushi); Presentation/tour at 7:00 PM at UL
Cost: none
Place: Honba Sushi, 2587 N 1st St, San Jose; UL PV Tech Center, 2191 Zanker Road, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Chris Paxton will provide an overview of the UL PV Tech Center facility and what they do, with Q/A followed by a tour of the facility.? The PV Tech Center is near the UL San Jose Office on Trimble where we (more…)

November 25, 2012

Mtg: How to Be a Dangerous Expert Witness

by @ 3:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY December 11, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Steven Babitsky, personal injury litigator
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM (followed by CNSV meeting at 7:00 PM)
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Dangerous experts understand how to defeat opposing counselâ??s tactics and are even capable of turning the tables on opposing counsel.? Via video conference, Steven Babitsky will share some of the lessons he (more…)

November 21, 2012

Mtg: Holiday Social & Technical Panel: Home Energy Management – A Mainstream Technology

by @ 9:57 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY December 13, 2012
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Amit Narayan, AutoGrid Networks; Mike Bourton, Grid2Home; Dave Friedman, Ayala Networks; Manoj Bhatnagar, IoT business unit, Qualcomm Atheros Inc. Moderator: Tim Colleran, Director of Marketing, Qualcomm Atheros Inc.
Time: Registration, Holiday Social & Networking at at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 (includes light dinner, refreshments and dessert)
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Smart meters, the smart grid, cloud services and energy efficiency are buzzwords that have been cropping up with increasing frequency.? Our own regional utility, PG&E, has rolled out smart meters on a large scale in large parts (more…)

November 20, 2012

Mtg: Skin-Inspired Electronic Sheets with Touch, Chemical and Biological Sensors

by @ 10:17 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY December 5, 2012
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Zhenan Bao, Professor of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM ; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Organic and carbon nano materials are attractive for low cost electronic units for electronic skin as well as medicinal, food storage, and environmental monitoring applications.? The ability to couple the sensory electrical output with on-chip signal processing (more…)

Tour: UL’s PV Tech Center Overview and Tour

by @ 10:01 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 27, 2012
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Chris Paxton, Engineering Leader, UL San Jose PV Tech Center
Time: Optional Dinner at 5:15 PM (Honba Sushi); Presentation/tour at 7:00 PM at UL
Cost: none
Place: Honba Sushi, 2587 N 1st St, San Jose; UL PV Tech Center, 2191 Zanker Road, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Chris Paxton will provide an overview of the UL PV Tech Center facility and what they do, with Q/A followed by a tour of the facility.? The PV Tech Center is near the UL San Jose Office on Trimble where we normally meet â?? instead of turning left at (more…)

Mtg: Engineer’s Overview of the World’s Largest Astronomical Project: The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA)

by @ 9:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY December 18, 2012
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Michael Thorburn, Ph.D., Head, ALMA Department of Engineering & Joint ALMA Observatory Project Manager
Time: Conversation/light snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/15291

The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in partnership with the European Southern Observatory and the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan is presently building the Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) in the (more…)

Mtg: Networking: A Competency You Need to Master

by @ 9:12 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 11, 2012
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Rebecca Kieler, Kieler Career Consulting
Time: Officer Election and Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Networking has evolved in many ways in recent years, but the underlying principles remain unchanged.? Networking in now a necessary competency in corporate America and most of the world, but it has always been a required competency for any (more…)

November 12, 2012

Mtg: Analog Technologies: Status & Opportunities

by @ 4:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 13, 2012
SCV Electron Devices
Subject:
Speaker: Dr. Albert Bergemont, Vice President of Technology, Research & Development, Maxim Integrated Products
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1211-scv-eds.pdf

What is the technology roadmap for Analog Microelectronics?? From the major players, it seems that front end (more…)

November 10, 2012

DesignCon 2013

by @ 8:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

The premiere event developed for engineers by engineers
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— Jan 28-31, 2013 ? — Free Expo pass (Keynotes, exhibits, more)
— Santa Clara Conv Center ? — 100+ sessions ? — 100’s of design tools
EDA tools, test and measurement equipment, PCBs and related technologies, semiconductor components and IP, interconnect technologies, and more. ? Keynotes: leaders from Cisco, NVIDIA, National Instruments. ? 14 Tracks: ? – Chip-Level Design for Signal/Power Integrity ? – Analog, Mixed-Signal, and RF Design and Verification ? – Designing with Programmable Architectures ? – System Co-Design: Chip/Package/Board ? – Parallel and Memory Interface Design ? – High-Speed Serial Design ? – Jitter, Crosstalk, and Noise Analysis … and more, plus 10 half-day Tutorials.
Save 20% with promo code “IEEE20“. ? Best rates through December 7th. ? For full Conference Program and registration information: www.designcon.com

November 8, 2012

Mtg: Serial NOR FLash: Back to the Future

by @ 9:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY December 4, 2012
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speakers: Manish Gulati, Sr. Marketing Manager, and Michael A. Wang, Sr. Field Application Manager, Macronix America Inc.
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $5; Non-Members $10; Students free
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

The electronics industry has witnessed a dramatic shift to serial interfaces in recent years. Parallel ATA is transformed into Serial ATA (SATA), traditional SCSI has given way to SAS (serial attached SCSI), PCI is (more…)

Mtg: Bugs and Stadia: Magnetic Reversal At Almost The Nanoscale

by @ 8:28 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 29, 2012
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. E. Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota
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
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

One of the current frontiers in magnetism is to understand the domain structure and the magnetization reversal in nanometer sized particles.? Explorations at these length scales have been aided by the (more…)

Webinar: Modeling Electromagnetic Phenomena in Vorpal with the VSimEM Package

by @ 1:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY November 15, 2012
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Travis Austin, Vice President of Computational Mathematics, Tech-X Corporation
Time: 11:00 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2145745

Vorpal is an electromagnetic and particle-in-cell software suite developed by Tech-X Corporation for simulating electromagnetic, particle, and plasma phenomena.? In this webinar, we will introduce the capabilities offered by the new (more…)

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