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January 15, 2013

Mtg: How to Improve your New-Product Development Process

by @ 2:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY February 14, 2013
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Carl Angotti, Angotti Product Development
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $11 for IEEE members; $14 for others (higher after Feb 12)
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: not required

Every product organization has either a written, or an unwritten, New Product Development (NPD) process.? Almost every one of these can be at least incrementally improved with a tune up.? Sometimes the process needs a radical change to improve (more…)

Mtg: Ion Implantation for Silicon Solar Cells

by @ 9:26 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY March 13, 2013
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Henry Hieslmair, Principal Solar Scientist, Intevac
Time: Networking/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

The silicon PV industry has already brought silicon PV costs to very low levels through improved yield, economies of scale and the development of high throughput solar equipment.? Now the industry is evaluating various approaches to (more…)

Mtg: Financial Management Workshop

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY March 6, 2013
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Speakers: Quang Do and JP McDermott, San Francisco Bay Area Insurance Agency
Time: Presentations at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Qualcomm, 3165 Kifer Rd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Research has shown that the vast majority of millionaires are fastidious planners, budgeters, and investors.? They set a goal, make a plan to reach that goal, then work hard to make it happen.
We want to show you how to (more…)

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

by @ 8:54 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY January 24, 2013
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

Great progress has been made in recent years to develop appropriate mathematical constructs, solvers and frameworks that address the unique challenges of high fidelity, high speed real-time simulation of grid-tied (more…)

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