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December 24, 2012

IEEE WIE/Google Conference: Enhancing the Sustainability of Women in Technology

by @ 9:52 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY – THURSDAY January 23-24, 2013
SCV WIE (Women in Engineering) Chapter
Speakers: Megan Smith, VP of New Business Development, Google; Dr. Karen Panetta, Editor-In-Chief, IEEE WIE Magazine; Jelena Pjesivac-Grbovic, Google; Raquel Romano, Google; and 8 more
Time: 8:00 AM Wednesday through 3:00 PM Thursday
Cost: none (includes 2 lunches, reception)
Place: Google Headquarters, 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View
RSVP: from website (seating is limited)
Web: ieee-googleevent.eventbrite.com

The conference will feature keynote speakers from Google and IEEE’s leadership who will give talks on technical topics including Cloud Computing, Fault Tolerant Computing, and Technology Standards.? In addition, sessions on (more…)

Mtg: Combating Cyber Attacks: Using a 288-core Server

by @ 9:05 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 12, 2013
SCV Computer Chapter?
Speaker: Tom DeCanio, Networking & Security Applications Architect, Tilera Corporation
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
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

Tilera processors provide a standard Linux platform, which can process very high throughput network traffic.? With cyber attacks becoming more frequent, organized and costly in the damage they inflict on (more…)

Mtg: Review of Contract Language for Consultants

by @ 8:44 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY February 19, 2013
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Jonathan J. Sweet, Esq., Law Offices of Jonathan J. Sweet
Time: Meeting and Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Consultants regularly require contracts and other legal documents. Since the language contained in these documents can have a substantial impact on the financial health and well-being of a consultant’s business, a (more…)

Mtg: LTE Components Drive Multimode Mobile Broadband

by @ 8:28 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 16, 2013
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Stephen Turnbull, Division Marketing Manager, Freescale Wireless Access Division; Michael Christofferson, Director of Product Management, Enea
Time: 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: On the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2139648

The availability and performance of LTE components are becoming a critical issues as carriers move ahead with LTE deployments.? Highly integrated devices using the latest silicon technology are transforming this market.? At (more…)

Mtg: Packaging for the Cloud Computing Era

by @ 8:05 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 24, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Ilyas Mohammed, Principal Technologist, Invensas
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 for lunch ($5 for students, unemployed); no cost for presentation
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Computing is trending towards multi-core processors with multi-channel and high-bandwidth memory, low power and mobile devices, and centrally located and managed servers.? This trend has brought into focus — (more…)

December 18, 2012

DesignCon 2013

by @ 7:47 pm. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

The premiere event developed for engineers by engineers
DesignCon 2013 — where chipheads connect
— 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

December 13, 2012

Mtg: Annual CES Download

by @ 9:23 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 22, 2013
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Panelists: Gary Sasaki, President, DIGDIA; Tom Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates; Mike Demler, Editor-in-Chief, EE DailyNews
Time: Pizza + Drinks, Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentations and questions at 7:00 PM
Cost: IEEE members – $5; non-members – $10
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

This is one of our more popular meeting topics – a look at some of the latest and greatest, and sometimes weirdest new products shown at the Consumer Electronics Show.? Both Gary and Tom have attended CES for over a decade each, and both are in Las Vegas for (more…)

Mtg: Building and Scaling Nerd Communities: Hacker Dojo and Dev House

by @ 8:40 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY January 15, 2013
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: David Weekly, Hacker Dojo
Time: Meeting and Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Much of Silicon Valley’s strength as an innovation center is due to its warm and welcoming community of engineers.? Communal institutions and get-togethers have formed a critical part of both academic and commercial environments.? The (more…)

December 12, 2012

Mtg: Commercializing Nanoelectronics: Opportunities in Material and Life Sciences

by @ 7:11 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY January 15, 2013
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Mark Bunger, Research Director, Lux Research Inc.
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 Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/nano

Printed electronics promises the ability to manufacture devices through low-cost, high-throughput manufacturing with novel materials and inks.? Three materials areas â?? opaque conductive inks and pastes, transparent conductors, and (more…)

Mtg: Advanced Organic Substrate Technologies to Enable Extreme Electronics Miniaturization

by @ 6:51 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 13, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Susan Bagen, Business Development Manager and Sr. Field Applications Engineer, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, Inc.
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
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Electronics packaging technologies for todayâ??s high reliability markets including high performance computing, military and medical are driving advancements toward increased functionality with decreasing degrees of size, weight and power (more…)

Mtg: How the Race for Microprocessor Leadership Transformed Silicon Valley: 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s

by @ 4:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY January 7, 2013
SCV Life Member Affinity Group
Panelists: David House from Intel; John Mashey from MIPS; Anant Agrawal from Sun
Moderator: John Hollar, CEO, Computer History Museum
Time: Buffet dinner at 6:30 PM; Panel follows
Cost: $22 for IEEE members; $25 for non-members
Place: Computer History Museum, 2960 North Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: ieeescvlifemembers.eventbrite.com

This panel will discuss microprocessor development in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s including the evolution of CISC and RISC architectures and the battle for architectural dominance in the market place.? The technological developments that led (more…)

Mtg: Practical Mesh Networks for Sensor Networking

by @ 3:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY January 9, 2013
SCV Communications Chapter
Two talks:
1.Blending Highly Efficient IEEE802.15.4e Low-Power Mesh Networks into the Internet
2. Reliable, Low Power Wireless Sensor Networks in Practice
Speakers: Thomas Watteyne and Ross Yu, Dust Networks (Linear Technology)
Time: Registration & Networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for light dinner; Free to attend presentations only
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Blending Highly Efficient IEEE802.15.4e Low-Power Mesh Networks into the Internet: Thomas Watteyne from Dust Networks (Linear Technology) will highlight the challenges faced by wireless multi-hop networks, before showing how (more…)

Mtg: The Dark Side of “Agile”

by @ 11:54 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY January 3, 2013
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Brian Lawrence, Principal, Coyote Valley Software
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Management Forum at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $11 for members, $14 for non-members
Place: Ramada Hotel, 1217 Wildwood Ave., Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

Agile software development has enjoyed rising popularity for over 10 years.? And yet, many people still have misgivings.? Come hear this original talk from someone who was there from the beginning, and who knows the strengths and (more…)

Bowling Night with the IEEE

by @ 11:39 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY January 21, 2013
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: Please arrive before 6:30 PM
Cost: $10 for members; $12 for non-members (includes shoes, bowling, pizza)
Place: AMF Mission Lanes, 1287 S Park Victoria Dr, Milpitas
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-gold.org

Come join IEEE SCV GOLD for Bowling Night.? Come out to network with your fellow Bay Area engineers! o refunds, and no walk-ins allowed.? Please arrive before 6:30 PM so that you can start on time!? There will be 2 hours of (more…)

December 11, 2012

Mtg: New Wafer-Level Embedded Package Structure and Technology using Large-Scale Panel Assembly

by @ 5:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 21, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Akio Katsumata, General Manager, J-Devices Corporation
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15 for lunch ($5 for students, unemployed); no cost for presentation
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

This presentation describes a new embedded package structure and technology for the next generation of WLP, the Wafer level Fan-Out Package – WFOPâ?¢.? A face-down mounting style, the WFOP has a metal stainless steel or copper plate as a basis for the redistribution interconnection (more…)

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