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February 27, 2013

Mtg: Packaging: The Core of Competitive Advantage

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

THURSDAY March 28, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Bill Chen, Fellow of ASE Group, & Past President of the CPMT Society
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch at 11:45 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15; $5 for fulltime students and currently unemployed; $5 more at door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd (Fwy 101 at Montague Expressway), Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1303l.html

Since the invention of transistors in 1947, and the invention of integrated circuits in 1958, the semiconductor and electronics industries have been at the core of global productivity and economic growth. From mainframe computers to (more…)

February 25, 2013

Int’l Reliability Innovations Conference

by @ 3:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 7, 2013
SCV Reliability, with Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speakers: from Google, BAE Systems, Juniper, Western Digital, IROC Technologies, UCONN, Ilan University
Time: Light breakfast/registration at 8:00 AM; ends at 4:30 PM
Cost: None (includes breakfast and lunch)
Place: Cisco Systems, 560 MaCarthy Blvd, San Jose (and also live, over the Internet)
RSVP: from website
Web: www.reliabilityinnovations.org

IRIC creates an environment where engineering professionals share their innovations for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges in the area of reliability that resulted in a robust product. It takes the current state (more…)

Laser Tag and Social Hour

by @ 12:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY April 29, 2013
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: Suit up at 6:00 PM; Tag from 6:30 – 8:30 PM; then drinks at Sports Bar nex tdoor
Cost: $23 IEEE Members, $26 Non-IEEE Members (includes 3 games)
Place: Laser Quest, 1400 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
RSVP: from website; limit of 40 tickets
Web: www.ieee-scv-gold.org

Join IEEE SCV GOLD for a friendly game of Laser tag.? Come out to network with your fellow Bay Area engineers!? After the game (around 8:30PM), join us at Sports Page for a cool one.

Webinar: Additive Manufacturing 101: Changing the Future of Product Development and Manufacturing

by @ 11:03 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 28, 2013
SPECTRUM Magazine
Speaker: Jonathan L. Cobb, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Stratasys Ltd.
Time: Presentation at 11:00 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: From website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinar/2213796

Mtg: The Value of Ultra-Efficient Transformers as an Effective Energy Measure: Moving Beyond Energy Policy Act 2005

by @ 11:02 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY February 27, 2013
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Peter Ouellette, Powersmiths International
Time: Light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at Noon
Cost: no charge for IEEE members, $5 for non-members
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Conference Room #305, 77 Beale Street, San Francisco
RSVP: by Feb. 25 to Charles Mee, charles.mee@cpuc.ca.gov, 415-703-1147
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1302-sf-pes.pdf

In 2005 the Department of Energy announced upcoming legislation: â??Energy Policy Act 2005???, where for the first time a minimum efficiency for transformers was implemented.? As of January 1, (more…)

Mtg: Role of NFC in the Future of Digital Wallet

by @ 11:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY February 26, 2013
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Sunil Jain, Intel
Time: Networking, pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, $10 for non-members
Place: Microsoft Silicon Valley, 1065 La Avenida, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Near Field Communication (NFC) is rapidly becoming an exciting opportunity in mobile devices. In this session, we will discuss the new experiences NFC promotes and the challenges this technology presents. Topics (more…)

Mtg: Remote Diagnostics and Failure Prevention of Emergency Generator Systems

by @ 11:00 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY 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 (more…)

February 23, 2013

Tour of the California Maritime Academy

by @ 4:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY March 20, 2013
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Speakers: Terry Mancilla, Associate Professor of Engineering Technology, and John Rodgers, Marine Vocational Instructor, California Maritime Academy
Time: Tour begins at 6:30 PM
Cost: none; space is limited; no dinner
Place: California Maritime Academy, 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo
RSVP: by March 18 to Michael Nakamura, michael@mkireps.com or call (925) 330-6595
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1303-oeb-ias.pdf

The California Maritime Academy is one of the leading educational institutions, recognized for excellence in the business, engineering, operations, and policy of the transportation and related industries of (more…)

Mtg: China CCC Certifications: Do’s and Don’ts

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY March 26, 2013
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Leslie Bai, Director of Certifications, SIEMIC Testing and Certification Services
Time: Optional dinner at 5:15 PM; Presentation at UL at 7:00 PM
Cost: Optional dinner at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; no cost for presentation
Place: Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose; also live on the Internet
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

In 2012, China became the world’s largest trading nation, with the total value of that nation’s exports and imports at $3.87 trillion (US), surpassing those of the United States at $3.82 trillion (US).? Market Access (more…)

Mtg: Data Center & Critical Facility Reliability – Or, What is IEEE Std P3006.7 Anyway?

by @ 4:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY March 20, 2013
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Robert Schuerger, PE, Hewlett Packard, CFS/EYP MCF
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 for IEEE members; $40 non members ($5 more, at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

Reliability engineering is a very effective tool for data center assessment, upgrading existing facilities and in evaluating new designs.? In the data center/critical facility world, much has (more…)

February 17, 2013

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

by @ 5:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY February 21, 2013
SCV Antennas and Propagation, with Solid State Circuits Chapter
Speaker: Yasser Hussein, PedaSoft
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-aps

Mtg: Cooperative Multiagent Control: Stability vs. Optimality (Distinguished Lecture)

by @ 5:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, 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 cooperatively.? Examples (more…)

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

by @ 5:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

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 (more…)

Mtg: Data Center and Utility Substation Load Testing

by @ 5:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

WEDNESDAY February 20, 2013
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Mark Siira, Director, Business Development, ComRent International
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30.00 IEEE members, $40.00 non members, $15.00 Students ($5 more at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

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

by @ 5:22 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design
 

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 (more…)

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