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May 13, 2013

Mtg: AT&T’s Innovation Platform, Palo Alto Foundry and Wireless Network Infrastructure

by @ 8:44 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY June 12, 2013
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Jacob Saperstein, Director of Strategic Innovation Alliances; Shiyama Clunie, Area Manager, External Affairs; Michael Caniglia, AT&T Mobility — all at AT&T
Time: Networking and Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 6:45 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

Jacob Saperstein and Shiyama Clunie will describe the mission and purpose of AT&T’s Palo Alto Foundry and its role in the Silicon Valley ecosystem.  A progress report and use cases will also be presented.  AT&T’s Innovation Platform will be defined and related to (more…)

Mtg: NanoCopper Materials Platform for Electronics Packaging and Printed Electronics with 200C Processing Temperature

by @ 8:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 12, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Alfred Zinn, Senior Scientist, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company ATC
Time: Optional dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20 for dinner ($10 for students, unemployed); no cost for presentation
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

The Advanced Technology Center of the Lockheed Martin Corporation has developed a nanocopper-based material that can be fused to bulk copper around 200ºC taking advantage of the rapidly decreasing fusion temperature with decreasing particle size at the nanoscale.  The (more…)

Mtg: Quantum Cascade Lasers: Pushing the Frontier between Optics and Electronics

by @ 8:42 am. Filed under ALL, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY June 11, 2013
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Jerome Faist, ETH Zurich
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intel, Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Quantum cascade lasers have opened up many new opportunities in quantum electronics, by freeing us from previous limitations in material wavelength limitations.  They have opened up a wide range of wavelengths in the mid and near infrared.  We will discuss how QCLâ??s (more…)

Mtg: Benchmarking with Futuremark

by @ 8:41 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 11, 2013
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark
Time: Networking/refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

Futuremark develops industry standard benchmarking software (such as 3DMark) that measures hardware performance of PCs, tablets, and smartphones.  Running benchmarks during the product development process can highlight setup and (more…)

Mtg: Innovating Products Faster: 45 Ideas

by @ 8:39 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 11, 2013
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: John Carter, TCGen, Inc.
Time: Networking and no-host bar at 6:00 PM; Full Buffet Indian Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $27
Place: Turmeric Restaurant, 141 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

While managers often believe that it is not possible to innovate on a timeline, this is not true.  This talk will discuss many of the 45 ideas for innovation that are described in the new book Innovate Products Faster, including the (more…)

Mtg: Chip Design and System Building Techniques at the Interface: Enabling New Wireless Sensors

by @ 8:38 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

MONDAY June 10, 2013
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Brian Otis, University of Washington
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none; $2 accepted for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cas

Advances in chip and system design will help define the next generation of wireless sensors.  Iâ??ll discuss examples of our work that have enabled new collaborative science.  We will then cover chip design techniques for body-worn/implantable systems and wireless sensors.  Finally, (more…)

Mtg: Improving Drug Development Success Rates With Evidence-Based Descision Analysis

by @ 8:35 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY June 6, 2013
SCV Technology Management Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Leonard Wesley, Associate Professor, San Jose State University
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Mgmt Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: IEEE member $11; Non-member $14 (through June 4th)
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave., Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

Current literature reports that developing one successful drug compound takes ten to fifteen years and approximately one billion dollars.  Fewer than five percent of all candidate drug compounds make it to market.  Improving the drug success rate, even (more…)

Mtg: Actuators and Control in Hard Disk Drives: 1980 to 2013

by @ 8:33 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY June 5, 2013
SCV Control Systems Chapter
Speaker: Art Wagner, San Jose State University
Time: Networking and light snacks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none; $2.50 parking on Delmas Ave.
Place: Int’l Technological University (ITU), Room 103, 355 West San Fernando Street, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-css

In computer systems, an important data storage medium, beginning in the 1950s until today, is the Hard Disk Drive (HDD).  Using magnetic heads, the HDD reads and writes data on magnetic surfaces of spinning disks.  A disk drive actuator positions the magnetic (more…)

Mtg: An Overview of the Many Sciences Used to Perform SMRT Sequencing

by @ 8:31 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY June 4, 2013
SCV Photonics Chapter
Speaker: John Hejtmanek, VP, Product and Reliability Engineering, Pacific Biosciences
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intel Auditorium, Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Pacific Biosciences launched the RS, a high resolution genetic analyzer in early 2011.  The RS incorporates novel, single molecule sequencing techniques and advanced analytics to reveal true biology in real time.  The RS conducts, monitors and analyzes biochemical (more…)

Mtg: Unraveling Your Professional Network: The Secrets to a Successful Career

by @ 8:29 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

MONDAY June 3, 2013
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD) with Professional Activities Committee for Engineers (PACE) and Women in Engineering (WiE) Chapter
Speaker: Krista Canfield, Sr Manager Public Relations, LinkedIn
Time: Networking and food at 6:00 PM; Presentation and demonstrations at 6:30 PM
Cost: $13 for members; $16 for non-members
Place: LinkedIn, 2025 Stierlin Ct, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: scv-gold-linkedin.eventbrite.com

Join us as we explore how to use LinkedIn effectively to build your professional network and thereby your career.  As they say, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”  This rings particularly true in Silicon Valley where knowing the right people can get you in on the ground level of the next big company.
The event will consist of a highly interactive demo of how you can use LinkedIn to build your professional network.  Please come prepared with questions to ask Krista about using LinkedIn.  Prior to the presentation food will be served as well as time for networking with your fellow engineers (Don’t forget to connect with them on LinkedIn).
Come out and have Krista help YOU shape and realize your vision for a successful career.

May 8, 2013

Mtg: Ultra-Low-Power Circuit Design

by @ 12:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

SCV PES-IAS Chapter, with MIT Club of Northern California
Ultra-Low-Power Circuit Design 
– Tuesday, May 21, Dinner at 6:00 PM   – PARC Auditorium, Palo Alto
– $35 IEEE members, $45 non-members   – RVSP required, by May 19
Prof. Anantha Chandrakasan, head of the EECS Department at MIT, is a leading researcher in low-power electronics design and will share his insights into the world of energy-efficient circuits:   – portable multimedia devices   – wireless sensors   – energy consumption (nanowatts to microwatts)   – energy-harvesting techniques (vibration, body heat, bio)   – ultra-low-voltage digital circuits   – variability and signal statistics   – system examples
For further information: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

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