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March 16, 2013

Int’l Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS)

by @ 3:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

IEEE Electron Devices, Reliability Societies
IEEE Int’l Reliability Physics Symposium (IRPS)
— April 14-18, 2013  — Hyatt Regency Monterey
— Keynote, 28 Tutorials, Exhibits  — Over 180 papers
The premiere conference for engineers and scientists in the area of microelectronics reliability, with participants from US, Europe, Asia. Reliability of semiconductor devices, ICs, and microelectronic assemblies through physics of failure, the application environment. ? Two-day tutorial program plus evening workshops. ? ? Special focus areas: compact nodeling, circuit reliability, high-k dielectrics, interconnects, 3D/TSV, chip/packaging interactions. . ? Vendor exhibits and equipment demonstrations.
Register before March 30, for best rates. For more information:

March 13, 2013

Mtg: Signal Integrity in High-Speed Data Links

by @ 7:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

Solid State Circuits Chapter Tutorial
Signal Integrity in High-Speed Data Links 
— May 16, 5:30 PM     — Texas Instruments, Santa Clara
— $30 for IEEE members     — $40 for non-members
Two Lectures.   Topics:   – Introduction to high-speed links   – Introduction to signal integrity   – Signal and Timing parameters   – Transmission lines: cross-talk, loss and modeling   – Channel loss and compensation (equalization)   – Continuous Time Linear Equalizer (CTLE)   – Decision Feedback Equalizer (DFE)   – Pre-emphasis   – Use case: challenges in PCIe 4.0 data link.
Information, and to register:

Workshop: Lighting in Today’s Environment: LED Lighting Explained

by @ 7:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

One-Day CPMT Chapter Workshop
Lighting in Today’s Environment: LED Lighting Explained
– Wed, May 15, 2013, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM   – at Cogswell College, Sunnyvale
– $60 IEEE members; $75 non-members; $30 students/unemployed (thru May 3)
LED lighting is a key element of green and sustainable lighting. There is a significant gap in the understanding of the potential and reality. Get an overview of the technology and applications, manufacturing, reliability, thermal management, with demos and hands-on exhibits to explore. Instructors from Philips LumiLED.
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CLEO: Laser Science to Photonics Applications Conf.

by @ 7:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

Fundamental Science, Innovations, Applications & Technology
CLEO: Laser Science to Photonics Applications 
— June 9-14, 2013     — San Jose Convention Center
— 20+ Short Courses     — 1700+ presentations
The leading event for early-stage lasers and electro-optics — basic research, innovative developments in laser science, and commercial applications in photonics.   Short Courses: – Quantum Optics of Atoms, Molecules and Solids – Metamaterials and Complex Media – Micro- and Nano-Photonic Devices – Biophotonics and Optofluidics – Fiber, Fiber Amplifiers, Lasers and Devices – Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks – Active Optical Sensing … and many more.   Complimentary Exhibit Pass Plus includes access to:   – more than 300 participating companies   – Online Job Fair   – Plenary sessions   – Technology Playground   – Market Focus/Tech Transfer Programming.
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CFP: Conf on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies

by @ 7:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

Industrial Electronics Society — CALL FOR PAPERS
IEEE Int’l Conference on Digital Ecosystems and Technologies
– July 24-26, 2013   – Menlo Park / Stanford
– Theme: Complex Environment Engineering   – Paper submissions by April 15
Covering open, loosely coupled, demand-driven, domain clustered, agent-based self-organized collaborative environments where agents form a coalition for specific goals.
Papers requested in the follow areas:   – Energy and Sustainability   – Healthcare and Aging   – Public Safety and Security   – Process Data Modeling   – Collective Intelligence and Collaboration   – Cyber-Physical Energy
For full details, see

Electronic Design Process Symposium (EDPS)

by @ 7:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

Computer Society Event
Electronic Design Process Symposium (EDPS)
— April 18-19, 2013     — Monterey Beach Hotel, Monterey
Chip and system design in the electronics industry — a forum to discuss state-of-the-art improvements to electronics design processes and CAD methodologies. find out where the industry is and where it’s going with respect to the design, development, and methodologies.
Keynotes: – The All-Programmable SoC   – Silicon Platforms + Virtual Platforms = An Explosion in SoC Design   – The FinFET Value Proposition     Panels: – FinFET Manufacturing Challenges   – Electronic System Level Design     … plus sessions, networking.
For program and to register, see

GSA Silicon Summit

by @ 7:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

The ‘More than Moore’ revolution
GSA Silicon Summit  
— April 18, 2013     — Computer History Museum, Mtn View
— Sessions, Reception     — Complimentary registration (includes lunch)
Explore the business and technical factors defining the ‘More than Moore’ movement, and addressing how it will yield revolutionary megafunction electronic devices for value-added system solutions.
Three sessions:   – Disruptive Innovation (Freescale, Peregrine, Open-Silicon, Rambus)   – More than Moore & Internet of Things (ARM, Cisco, STMicroelectronics, Cadence)   – Integration Challenges/Opportunities (Microsemi, Altera, ASE, SuVolta)   Use code “SSNM13”.   For more information and to register:

Embedded Systems Conference â?? Silicon Valley

by @ 7:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

ESC is DESIGN West â?? with 20 exciting tracks under one roof
Embedded Systems Conference â?? Silicon Valley
— April 22-25, 2013     — San Jose Convention Center
— Over 150 sessions, panels, tutorials     — 250 exhibitors
If you can only attend one event this year, then ESC Silicon Valley is the must-attend event for embedded systems engineers, entrepreneurs, and technology professionals.     Tracks in Design West:   – Black Hat Summit   – Embedded Android   – Internet of Things   – Linux Kernel and Operating Systems   – Processors and Programmable Devices   – Low-Power Design   – Real-Time Operating Systems   – Safety, Security and Hacking Embedded Systems   – Software Architecture/Design   – Systems Engineering   – Tech Fundamentals   … and more
Flexible Registration Packages.   Complimentary Expo Pass (includes Keynotes, sponsored sessions, more)   Discounts for groups. Use promo code GRID for $100 off any conference package.     More information:

Call for Papers: Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

by @ 7:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers
— November 3-6, 2013     — Pacific Grove
— Abstract submissions due by May 1
Papers requested in the follow areas:   — Communications Systems   — MIMO Communications and Signal Processing   — Networks   — Signal Processing and Adaptive Systems   — Array Signal Processing   — Biomedical Signal and Image Processing   — Architecture and Implementation   — Speech, Image and Video Processing   (much more information in the CFP PDF)
For full details, see

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