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May 13, 2013

Conf: Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange

by @ 7:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange
– August 12-14, 2013     – Hyatt Regency, Los Angeles
– Includes admission to AIAA Aviation Conference sessions, Exposition
This dynamic, engaging event tackles some of the most important system development issues facing chief engineers, program managers, and systems engineers today, such as minimizing cost overruns and delays and mitigating late test failures.
Three Tracks:   – Complex Systems Development   – Integration, Test and Verification of Complex Systems   – Program Management to Achieve Robust and Resilient Systems   Workshops:   – Protecting Intellectual Property   – Systems Engineering Verification and Validation   – Guidance of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles   … plus panels.
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Conf on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic MicroSystems

by @ 7:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

ASME InterPACK 2013
Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic MicroSystems
– July 16-18, 2013     – Hyatt Regency, San Francisco Airport
Focus of InterPACK:   � Advanced Packaging   � Electro-Thermal-Mechanical Issues in Packaging (Multi-Physics)   � Materials and Processes   � MEMS and MEMS Packaging   � Manufacturing and Test   � Modeling and Simulation   � Nanotechnology and NEMS   � Photonics and Optics   � Reliability   � Thermal Management   � Emerging Technologies
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Short Course: Low-Power Design Essentials

by @ 9:05 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

MONDAY July 15, 2013
SCV PACE (Professional Activities Committee for Engineers)
Instructor: Professor Jan Rabaey, Scientific Co-director, Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC)
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Cost: $50 regular admission; $40 for IEEE members; $25 for students
Place: Maxim Integrated HQ, 160 Rio Robles, San Jose
RSVP: from website

This course presents an overview of the basics as well as the more advanced techniques in low-power design.  The first part of the lecture will focus on the fundamentals of low-power design and a number of well-established techniques will be reviewed.  The (more…)

Hike at Villa Montalvo Arts Center

by @ 9:04 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

SUNDAY July 14, 2013
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Time: Gathering by 2:00 PM; hike/event until 5:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Villa Montalvo Arts Center, 15400 Montalvo Rd, Saratoga
RSVP: from website

Come join IEEE SCV GOLD at Villa Montalvo Arts Center for a hike in the picturesque mountains above Villa Montalvo.  The lookout point at the top of the trail has a breathtaking view allowing you to see the entire South Bay area from South San Jose, to Mountain (more…)

Mtg: The Bluetooth Boom: Connecting Everything

by @ 9:03 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY July 10, 2013
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakes: Suke Jawanda, Chief Marketing Office, Bluetooth SIG; Kellan O’Connor, Co-Founder at Tetherboard; Raja Banerjea, Sr. Director, Head of Global Standards, Cambridge Silicon Radio
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Bluetooth is seeing a new boom with the rapid adoption of Bluetooth Smart.  With close to 2 billion Bluetooth-enabled devices shipped in 2012 and a cumulative shipment forecast in excess of 20 billion by 2016, Bluetooth is well geared for the new era of smart connected (more…)

Mtg: Wafer Level Packaging: A Foundry Perspective

by @ 9:01 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY June 27, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Michael Shillinger, Founder, Innovative Micro Technology
Time: Registration at 11:30 AM; Buffet lunch served at 11:45 AM; presentation (no cost) at 12:15.
Cost: $15 for lunch ($5 for students, unemployed); no cost for presentation
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) and customized electrical I/O schemes have become mature technology platforms within the MEMS industry. The needs for these technologies were dictated by the sensitive nature of MEMS devices in the ambient environment. This (more…)

Mtg: Update on IEC 62368-1, AV/ITE Legacy Standards & Related Topics

by @ 8:59 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY June 25, 2013
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Tom Burke, Principal Engineer, ICT/High Tech, UL LLC
Time: Optional dinner at Honba Suchi at 5:15 PM; Presentation at UL at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Optional dinner at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; Meeting at Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: not required

As follow-on to his June 2012 presentation to the Chapter, Tom Burke will provide an update on the
current status of IEC 62368-1, including updates on Edition No. 2 publication, overview of the type of
changes between Editions 1 & 2, and current information on (more…)

Mtg: The Holy Grail of 3D: Glasses-Free

by @ 8:54 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY June 25, 2013
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Amit Gulati, Dolby
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM.
Cost: none for IEEE members; $10 for non-members
Place: Microsoft Silicon Valley, 1085 La Avenida St., Mountain View
RSVP: from website

What will it take for glasses-free 3D to become the pervasive viewing method for your video entertainment?  How does one ensure that a vast ecosystem of service providers and devices can equally render a compelling and comfortable viewing experience free of restrictions in (more…)

Tour of Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco

by @ 8:53 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY June 20, 2013
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
Time: Gathering at 5:00 PM; Tour from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM, then pizza
Cost: $10; cash and personal checks accepted. Gourmet pizza provided after walking tour.
Place: Anchor Brewing Company, 1705 Mariposa, San Francisco
RSVP: by June 13 to Michael Nakamura, (925) 330-6595

Get a glimpse of centuries-old brewing traditions, a taste of San Francisco history, and a flight of selected Anchor beers.  The normal walking tour of the brewery lasts about 40-45 minutes.  During the total tour and tasting of about 1-1/2 – 2 hours, the tour guide will (more…)

Mtg: Advanced Inverter Trends & Distributed Energy Resource Standards

by @ 8:52 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY June 19, 2013
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Wendy al-Mukdad, PE, California Public Utilities Commission
Time: 11:30 AM (for pizza lunch) – 1:00 PM
Cost: $5 for non-members, for pizza; $0 for IEEE members
Place: Golden Gate Room, California Public Utilities Commission, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
RSVP: By June 17 to Charles Mee, 415-703-1147

In January 2013, the CPUC released a staff report entitled â??Advanced Inverter Technologies Reportâ?.  This presentation will provide an overview of this report which examines the present and evolving capabilities of advanced inverter technologies for both primary (more…)

Mtg: The Magellan Robotic Catheter System

by @ 8:51 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY June 19, 2013
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology
Subject: The Magellan Robotic Catheter System
Speaker: Frank Macnamara, VP, Hansen Medical Inc.
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations); Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

This talk will focus on the design and performance of the Magellan Robotic System, an intravascular catheter system that received FDA clearance in June 2012.  The Magellan System is the successor to the company’s Sensei X Robotic System, which has been used (more…)

Mtg: Energy Harvesting from Waste Heat and Sunlight with Mesoscopic Materials

by @ 8:49 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY June 18, 2013
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Nobuhiko P. Kobayashi, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
Time: Networking, Pizza & drinks at Noon, with presentation following
Cost: IEEE Members: $5, Non-members: $10
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Designing solid-state devices is essentially restricted by choosing available chemical elements found on the Periodic Table and forming various stable solids made of these chemical elements. A key to developing novel solid-state devices is, therefore to find a route to combine a (more…)

Mtg: Lead Yourself to a Successful Future: Leadership Advice for the Aspiring Engineer

by @ 8:48 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY June 18, 2013
SCV GOLD (Grads of the Last Decade)
Speaker: Pirooz Parvarandeh, CTO, Maxim Integrated
Time: Networking/food at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members $10; Non-IEEE Members $13
Place: Maxim Integrated HQ, 160 Rio Robles, San Jose
RSVP: from website

Join the IEEE SCV GOLD and our speaker Pirooz Parvarandeh, Maxim Integrated CTO on June 18th as he tells us about his career path and gives us tips and tricks to help build your leadership skills. Whether you are an Executive, Manager or even an Individual Contributor, (more…)

Mtg: Mechanical Design for Reliability: Beating the Tough Problems!

by @ 8:46 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY June 13, 2013
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: T. Kim Parnell, PhD, PE, Parnell Engineering & Consulting
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

In our highly electronic, highly connected world, some of the biggest reliability problems are Mechanical in nature!  Why?  Because humans are decidedly mechanical and analog beasts!! They drop things, they misuse and abuse products.  Successful companies go (more…)

Mtg: Imaging the Ancient Greek Antikythera Mechanism

by @ 8:45 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY June 13, 2013
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Tom Malzbender, Research Scientist and Independent Consultant
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University-Silicon Valley, Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

In 1900, a party of sponge divers chanced on the wreck of a Roman merchant vessel between Crete and mainland Greece.  It was found to contain numerous ancient Greek treasures, among them a mysterious lump of clay that split open to reveal ‘mathematical gears’ as (more…)

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