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January 7, 2013

Mtg: What You Need to Know about Energy Efficiency and Energy Policy

by @ 5:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY January 22, 2013
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Tom Juliano, Underwriters Laboratories
Time: Optional dinner, Networking at 5:15 PM (Honba Sushi); Presentation at UL at 7:00 PM
Cost: none (for meeting)
Place: Dinner at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; Meeting at UL, 455 E. Trimble Rd, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Energy consumption and efficiency of consumer electronics continue to evolve with advances in technology and product features.? Based upon industry leadership, government oversight and concerned stakeholders, nearly all high-tech end-product manufacturers are developing (more…)

Mtg: Restoring Hearing through the Teeth – The SoundBite Hearing System

by @ 11:25 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

WENDESDAY January 16, 2013
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speakers: Amir Abolfathi and Tim Proulx, Sonitus Medical, Inc.
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Stanford University Medical School, Room M-114, Stanford
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs

The SoundBiteâ?¢ Hearing System is the world’s first non-surgical and removable prosthetic hearing solution that relies on bone conduction to imperceptibly transmit sound via the teeth. It is intended to help patients who are essentially deaf in one ear regain spatial hearing ability and (more…)

Mtg: Electromagnetic Interoperability Issues Working Group Final Report

by @ 11:12 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 12, 2013
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Jerry Ramie, ARC Technical Resources
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for dinner
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

The NIST – Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) EMI Issues Working group finished their white paper on EMC testing of utility communications products late in 2012.? The report, Electromagnetic Compatibility and Smart Grid Interoperability Issues, compared the requirements for (more…)

Mtg: Micro and Nano Miniaturization of Systems

by @ 10:59 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 12, 2013
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Madhavan Swaminathan, Georgia Institute of Technology
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for dinner
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

The main driver for the semiconductor industry has been Mooreâ??s law, where the doubling of transistors has led to phenomenal increase in functionality of the integrated circuit (IC).? Today, microprocessors support a billion transistors, run at a frequency that is (more…)

Mtg: Differential Signaling is the Opiate of the Masses

by @ 10:45 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY January 8, 2013
SCV Electromagnetic Compatibility Chapter
Speaker: Sam Connor, IBM
Time: Networking/light dinner at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: Donation for dinner
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

A large concern with the proliferation of differential signaling is the false sense of security that comes along with its usage. Differential signals are hailed for their immunity to noise coupling and for their propagation characteristics. Differential receivers have great common mode (more…)

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

by @ 9:59 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

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 density data storage, high anisotropy (more…)

Mtg: CMOS-Compatible Nanoscale Vacuum Tube

by @ 9:43 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 19, 2013
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Jin-Woo Han, Research Scientist, NASA AMES Research Center
Time: Registration & light lunch at 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 Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/sfbanano

Vacuum tubes had been the major workhorse in electronics before the commercial silicon transistor emerged in 1960â??s.? The vacuum tube performs rectifying and amplifying functions by utilizing the electrons movement through a free space.? However, the vacuum tube is (more…)

Mtg: Curious about Curiosity on Mars? (Holiday Family Event)

by @ 9:25 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY January 17, 2013
SCV Photonics, with Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Chris McKay, NASA AMES
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $10 for adults; no charge for K-12 kids
Place: Texas Instruments, Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Our annual “family holiday lecture – one month late” – NASA has sent its most capable Mars rover ever, a veritable chemistry/geology laboratory on wheels to help answer our many questions about our neighbor planet’s soil, rocks and atmosphere. (more…)

Mtg: The Best of RAMS – Florida

by @ 9:10 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY Febuary 7, 2013
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speakers: Attendees’ highlights, reactions, news
Time: Networking/Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl\

The Reliability and Maintainability Symposium has a wide scope of presentations.? ? Each year, the Valley’s RAMS attendees are asked to present a summary of the two or three best talks.? If you canâ??t attend the conference in Florida, come (more…)

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