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January 30, 2013

Mtg: Towards Storage Class Memory: 3-D Crosspoint Access Devices using Mixed-Ionic-Electronic-Conduction (MIEC)

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

TUESDAY February 12, 2013
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey W. Burr, IBM Almaden Research Center
Time: Networkingand 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.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Memory technology is currently going through a period of rapid change, as new non-volatile memories (NVM) emerge that complement, augment, (and potentially could even replace) the traditional triad of SRAM, DRAM, and (more…)

January 28, 2013

Computer History Museum Tours for Families

by @ 1:40 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY or SUNDAY February 16 or 17, 2013
SCV Section
Tours: let by CHM staff
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on either day
Cost: none for IEEE members; regular CHM admission fees for non-members
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: not required; bring copy of flyer
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1302-chm.pdf

The Computer History Museum invites IEEE members and their families to be our special guests and enjoy a fun-filled day at the Museum.? Youâ??ll see the Museumâ??s large-scale 25,000 sf state of the art exhibition, â??Revolution: (more…)

Mtg: HDD Ghosts, Goblins and Failures in RAID Storage Systems

by @ 1:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY February 19, 2013
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. John Elerath, Elerath Reliability Consulting Services
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: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

Data storage architectures employing Redundant Arrays of Independent Disks (RAIDs) were created to improve reliability over the typical non-redundant hard disk drive (HDD) used in most personal computers. As the (more…)

Mtg: Cooperative Multiagent Control: Stability vs. Optimality

by @ 12:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 21, 2013
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Frank L. Lewis, Advanced Controls and Sensors Group, UT-Arlington
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intersil, 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Milpitas
RSVP: from website
Web: css-lewis2013.eventbrite.com

Distributed systems of agents linked by communication networks only have access to information from their neighboring agents, yet must achieve global agreement on team activities to be performed (more…)

Mtg: High-Resolution Infrared Thermography to Analyze Thermal Profiles of RF Cardiac Ablation Catheter Technologies

by @ 12:29 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

WEDNESDAY February 20, 2013
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Leslie Oley, product strategy consultant
Time: Optional dinner at 5:15 PM, cafeteria; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none for presentation
Place: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital cafeteria; meeting at Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

Radiofrequency Ablation (RF) Catheters are often used to treat certain cardiac arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation, during minimally-invasive cardiac ablation procedures.? During these procedures, RF energy is applied to (more…)

Mtg: Remote Diagnostics and Failure Prevention of Emergency Generator Systems

by @ 12:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY February 26, 2013
SF Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: David Carpenter, Director of Sales, Omnimetrix, LLC
Time: Networking at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 ($10 for IEEE Student members)
Place: Sinbad�s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: by email to Brandon Yee, byee@yeiengineers.com
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1302-sf-ias.pdf

Most generator system failures are caused by consumables, such as battery, fuel, oil, and water.? Monitoring the status of these and other key performance parameters can provide critical information to both generator (more…)

January 27, 2013

Mtg: Fiber Deployments for Broadband Wired and Wireless Access; Fiber Backhaul

by @ 8:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

WEDNESDAY February 13, 2013
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Milo Medin, Google; John Georges, Vodafone
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none ($5 donation for food)
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

This decade will see unprecedented growth in broadband networks, both mobile as well as fixed (to the home).? On the home access side, new fiber optic deployments are enabling a quantum leap in the access rates that are (more…)

Webinar: Paradigm Shifts In Defense Innovation

by @ 5:45 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY February 20, 2013
IET Education
Speaker: John C. Schmidt, Innovation Director & Enterprise Technical Executive, Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
Time: Presentation at 7:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: From website
Web: vts.inxpo.com/Launch/QReg.htm?ShowKey=12248

In this presentation, Dr. Schmidt will discuss innovative trends in the defense and security industries. Recent cutting edge innovations will be explored, including projects such as (more…)

Mtg: The Role of Software in Solar Cost Reduction

by @ 5:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY April 10, 2013
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Brian Farhi, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, SolarNexus
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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

Over the last several years, increasing effort has been made to understand, quantify, and reduce the non-hardware costs of solar installations. Given the rapid reduction in hardware cost and the generally-flat nature of the (more…)

Mtg: The New World of Solar 2.0

by @ 4:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY February 13, 2013
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Brad Mattson, CEO, Solexant
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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

Solar is at a tipping point and poised for massive growth.? We are about to witness the true economically-driven birth of a global solar industry.? Unfortunately the negativity surrounding the industry has masked this epic change (more…)

Mtg: Light-Induced Magnetization Reversal of High-anisotropy TbCo Alloy Films

by @ 4:13 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY January 31, 2013
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Stephane Mangin, Center for Magnetic Recording Research, UC-SD
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

Magnetization reversal using circularly polarized light provides a way to control magnetization without any external magnetic field and has the potential to revolutionize magnetic data storage.? However, in order to reach ultra-high (more…)

Mtg: Advanced EDA Tools for Multi-Radio High-Frequency Accurate IC Design

by @ 4:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY January 28, 2013
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Yasser Hussein, PedaSoft
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/cas

Advances in technology have enabled the possibility of integrating multi-band and multi-mode radios into single packaged chips covering the diversity of communication standards from 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, to 4G LTE and LTE-advanced as (more…)

January 19, 2013

Mtg: Rooftop Solar PV: Field Observations in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

by @ 7:32 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays
 

THURSDAY January 24, 2013
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Philip D Dregger, President, Technical Roof Services
Time: Dinner and Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $20; non-members $25; students $10
Place: Sinbad’s Pier 2 Restaurant, Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: from website
Web: ieeepresentation.eventbrite.com

Mtg: Packaging for the Cloud Computing Era

by @ 7:31 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 24, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology
Subject:
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 (more…)

Mtg: Real-Time HIL Simulation of Grid-Tied Switched-Mode Power Systems

by @ 7:30 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

THURSDAY January 24, 2013
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speakers: Dr. Mahmoud Matar, Independent Electricity System Operator, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Reza Iravani, ECE Dept, University of Toronto; and others
Time: 11:00 AM PST
Cost: none
Place: On the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2192631

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