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November 8, 2012

Mtg: Atomistic Aspects of the Resistive Switching Characteristics in RRAM Devices

by @ 12:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY December 4, 2012
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Blanka Magyari-Kope, Stanford University
Time: Registration & light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM 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

Recently, numerous experimental and theoretical investigations have been undertaken in academia as well as various product-oriented efforts are going on in industry for resistives witching memory.? The rapid rise in publications for RRAM have mostly dealt (more…)

Short Course: RF Mixers – Analysis and Design Trade-offs

by @ 12:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

SATURDAY November 10, 2012
SCV Circuits and Systems, with Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Homman Darabi, Sr. Technical Director and Fellow, Broadcom Corporation
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM
Cost: $40 for IEEE members, $50 for non-members, $20 for students/unemployed
Place: Texas Instruments auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Mixers are essential building blocks of every RF transceiver, often compromising the noise and linearity performance of the entire receive or transmit chain. In this short course various mixer architectures such as passive vs. active, current-mode vs. (more…)

Mtg: SunPower: Progress and Potential

by @ 10:56 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY December 12, 2012
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Doug Rose, vice president, Technology Strategy, SunPower
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required

Doug Rose joined SunPower in 2002 and currently holds the position of vice president, technology strategy.? Previous roles at SunPower include cell product engineering manager, director of module research and development, and (more…)

Mtg: New Class of Low-k Dielectrics for Advanced Interconnects

by @ 8:54 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY January 9, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Yusuke Matsuda, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford University
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

Low-k dielectrics in microelectronic interconnects play a crucial role in increasing device performance and lowering power consumption.? Silica-based low-k dielectrics are fragile, and have low device yield in packaging and limited (more…)

Mtg: Leading for Creativity

by @ 8:23 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

November 3, 2012

Mtg: Antenna Testing in Less Than One Second: Very-Near-Field Techniques for Far-Field Measurements

by @ 2:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
SCV Antennas and Propagation Chapter
Speaker: Cedric Caudron, EmScan
Time: Networking and food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cogswell Polytechnical College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

Cedric Caudron is an application engineer at EmScan, a Canadian company that has developed a technique to make very rapid measurements of an antenna pattern using very near field measurements and computing the far field pattern with high accuracy.? The technique (more…)

Mtg: Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM): Problem, Basic Implementation, Traps, and Tricks

by @ 2:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Mark Phillip Woodward, Ph.D., consultant for Neato Robotics
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website

We all have grand visions for our robots, be it straightening our home, taking out the trash, or even delivering an ice cold beverage.? One challenging prerequisite to these tasks is determining where the robot is in its environment. If the environment is known then this (more…)

Mtg: Active Components for Advanced Commercial Satellite Systems

by @ 2:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Norman Chiang, Space Systems/Loral
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Advanced satellite systems require high performance RF/Microwave active components including LNAĆ¢??s, Down Converters, Local Oscillators, and Linearized Channel Amplifiers to name a few.? Vital parameters such as size/mass, DC power consumption, linearity, (more…)

Webinar: LTE-Advanced Modems Coming to Life: Simulation, Implementation, Testing, Verification

by @ 2:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

THURSDAY November 8, 2012
Communications Society
Speakers: Dr. Vafa Ghazi-Moghadam, R&D Engineer, Synopsys; Simon Ache, Product Manager, Rohde&Schwarz; Charles Sturman, u-blox
Time: 8:00 AM PST
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

Mtg: Opportunities and Challenges in Performance and Resource Management in the Cloud

by @ 2:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

WEDNESDAY November 7, 2012
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Xiaoyun Zhu, Staff Engineer, Cloud Resource Management Group, VMware
Time: Networking and food at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, Moffett Field
RSVP: from website

In the past decade, the information technology industry has experienced a paradigm shift as computing resources became available to businesses and individuals as a utility through cloud-based services.? The wide adoption of server virtualization technologies has laid a foundation for (more…)

Career Networking Dinner

by @ 2:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY November 6, 2012
SCV Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE)
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $17
Place: Sneha Restaurant, 1214 Apollo Way, SUITE 404 B, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

Come join us for a casual buffet dinner and meet with other engineers, managers and technologists in the bay area.? If you are looking to expand your network, meet people in similar fields or backgrounds, this is a great event to do that.? We hope to provide an opportunity to (more…)

Mtg: Spin Caloritronics

by @ 2:45 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

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

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 lecture addresses the basic physics (more…)

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