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July 31, 2013

Open Server Summit 2013

by @ 12:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

Building Lean, Green, Open Servers
Open Server Summit 2013
– October 22-24, 2013     – Santa Clara Convention Center
The latest in designing for next-generation virtualized servers in the cloud computing era, from simple blades to powerful high-end systems. Talk with industry leaders, see the latest products, meet with potential partners.
Get the latest on how to:   – Handle Big Data   – Make Key Applications Run Faster   – Use Open Specifications and Open-Source Software   – Develop Private Clouds   – Use Public Clouds Effectively   – Create Scalable, Cost-Effective Data Centers   – Cut Power and Cooling Costs … and more!
Save $100 with code “IEEE”. For more info:

Complex Aerospace Systems Exchange Conf.

by @ 12:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

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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IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)

by @ 12:52 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE Region 6: Third Annual
2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC)
    — October 20-23, 2013     — Airport Garden Hotel, San Jose
A forum for hot technological, social, and philosophical debates on the worldâ??s urgent human necessities. Topics include:   – Health, Medical Technology, Telemedicine   – Disaster Warning, Avoidance, and Response   – Water Planning, Availability and Quality   – Power Infrastructure/Off-grid Power/Renewable and Sustainable Energy   – Connectivity and Communications Technologies (data/voice) for Remote Locations   – Educational Technologies   – Agricultural Technologies   – Applying Science, Engineering and Technology for Environmental Sustainability   – Humanitarian Challenges and Opportunities
Save, through August 31st.   More info and to register:

IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS)

by @ 12:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

IEEE Electron Devices Society, with MTT and SSC:
2013 IEEE Compound Semiconductor IC Symposium (CSICS)
    — October 13-16, 2013     — Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey
Short Courses:   – Terabit Optical Communications   – Sub-mm-Wave and THz Design and Measurements   – Intro to RF CMOS IC Design     Sessions:   – Terabit-Per-Second Networks   – Advanced Doherty Power Amplifiers   – High-speed Mixed Signal Circuits   – mm-Wave Transmitter Building Blocks   – Thermal Management   – Device Characterization   – High-Power Technologies   – Advanced Device Modeling   – The Future of GaN Technology
Save, through Sept. 23rd.   More info and to register:

EnCorps High-School Teachers Program for Engineers

by @ 12:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Pass the torch of your knowledge. TEACH.
EnCorps High-School Teachers Program for Engineers
— Applications open August 19, 2013.
Share your passion for math or science with kids in high-needs environments throughout California. The EnCorps Teachers Program is a nonprofit organization that is focused on closing the achievement gap by recruiting math and science professionals and supporting them while they transition into careers in education.
“And over the next 10 years, with so many baby boomers retiring from our classrooms, we want to prepare 100,000 new teachers in the fields of science and technology and engineering and math.” – President Barack Obama — January 25, 2011 (State of the Union Address)
Answer the President’s call to action. Find out more:

Int’l Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2013)

by @ 12:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE Computer Society
Int’l Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2013)
– October 6-9, 2013   – Hyatt Regency, Santa Clara
A leading forum for disseminating the latest advances in Big Data Research, Development, and Application.   Workshops:   – Distributed Storage Systems and Coding for BigData   – Big Data Mining Techniques   – Large-Scale Graph Data Management and Analytics   – Intelligent Agents for Big Data   – BigData Benchmarking   – Real-Time Mining and Analytics for Big Data   – Big Data in Bioinformatics   – Big Data and the Humanities   – Scalable Cloud Data Management   … and more.     Plus sessions of research papers.     Save, through September 10th.   Information:

8th Annual Flash Memory Summit

by @ 12:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

8th Annual Flash Memory Summit
– August 13-15, 2013   – Santa Clara Convention Center
– Tutorials   – Exhibits   – Keynotes   – Sessions
This power-packed 3-day event covers the latest topics in flash memory — flash in embedded systems, laptop/tablet design, flash in enterprise storage systems, green flash, solid state drives, flash performance, flash-based design, flash in computers, mobile applications, software, new non-volatile memory technologies, reliability, security, and much more!
Pre-conference Seminars and Tutorials:   – Intro to SSDs   – Intro to NVM Express   – Creating Storage-Class Persistent Memory   – Universal Flash Storage … and more.
Save $100 – use Priority Code “IEEE”.   Earlybird rates through August 11th.   Visit the website:

One-Day Event: Rock Stars of Big Data

by @ 12:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE Computer Society
One-Day Event: Rock Stars of Big Data
– October 29, 2013   – Computer History Museum, Mtn View
Hear firsthand how executives have unleashed the power of Big Data — featuring Industry-Leading Experts from GE, Google, IBM, Intel, Kaiser Permanente, Netflix, Cray, Teradata, and others:   – Grady Booch, Chief Scientist of Software Engineering, IBM Research   – Chris Pouliot, Director of Algorithms and Analytics, Netflix   – William Ruh, Vice President, GE Software   – Dan Sturman, Engineering Director, Google   – Stephen Wheat, General Manager, HPC Business Unit, Intel …
Learn how to set up a culture of Big Data in your company; empower employees and teams for Big Data projects; use analytics and artificial intelligence; understand its evolution and human implications.     Full information and to register:
.     Group discounts.

July 29, 2013

Mtg: Advanced Spintronic Materials for Generation and Control of Spin Current

by @ 1:18 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY September 17, 2013
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Koki Takanashi, IEEE Distinguished Lecturer, Institute for Materials Research (IMR), Tohoku University
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

â??Spin currentâ? — i.e., the flow of spin angular momentum — in magnetic nanostructures has emerged as a fascinating physical concept during the recent development of spintronics.  In magnetic nanostructures, magnetism correlates (more…)

Big Data TechCon 2013

by @ 12:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

Big Data TechCon 2013
– October 15-17, 2013   – Hyatt Regency, Burlingame
– Tutorials, Technical Classes   – Keynotes, Exhibits, more
Practical, how-to classes and tutorials for IT and Big Data professionals: Hadoop, Map/Reduce, R, Hive, Pig, NoSQL, Mongo DB, Cassandra.   Learn how to   – Collect, sort and store   – Structured and unstructured data   – Process real-time data   – Master Big Data tools and technologies   – Integrate data collection technologies with data analytics   Tutorials:   – Hadoop: A One-Day, Hands-On   – Approach to Big Data Solutions   – Getting Started with Cassandra   – Storing and Analyzing Your Data with Apache Hive … and more.
Register by August 2nd, to save $400. Add’l $100 with code “IEEE“.   For full details, see

Mtg: Semiconducting Nanowire Arrays Grown Directly on Graphene: Towards Precision Placement of Wafer Scale Nanowire Arrays with Improved Electrical Contact for Energy Storage and Harvesting

by @ 12:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY September 11, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: John Alper, PhD Candidate, UC-Berkeley
Time: Optional dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:45 PM
Cost: $20; $10 for full-time students and unemployed ($5 more at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Semiconducting nanowires (NWs) have been demonstrated as promising in a number of devices due to novel properties which are intrinsic to their nanoscale. Silicon NW geometry allows for relaxation of mechanical stress associated with lithium insertion, potentially avoiding the rapid degradation (more…)

Mtg: Circuits and Systems for Wearable and Implantable Medical Devices

by @ 10:43 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

MONDAY September 16, 2013
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Wouter A. Serdijn, CAS Distinguished Lecturer, Head Biomedical Electronics Laboratory, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Time: Networking/light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 requested for food
Place: QualComm, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

In the design process of wearable and implantable medical devices (IMDs), such as hearing instruments, pacemakers, cochlear implants and neurostimulators, the tradeoff between performance and power consumption is (more…)

Mtg: UWB Technology Development and Applications in Japan

by @ 10:24 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

MONDAY August 5, 2013
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Hisashi Nishikawa, Director of Development, GIT Japan Inc.
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not requred

Ultra-Wideband (UWB) wireless technologies that consist of RF and Baseband chips with a dedicated wideband antenna will be presented, with examples of using UWB technology for high-speed data transmission, high-precision distance (more…)

Mtg: PG&E 500 kV Series-Compensated Transmission Line Relay Replacement: Design Requirements and Testing

by @ 10:03 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY August 22, 2013
SF Power & Energy Chapter
Speaker: Davis Erwin, PE, System Protection, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Time: Networking and light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: none, for IEEE Members; $5 for Non-members
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric, Room #305, 77 Beale Street, San Francisco
RSVP: by August 20 to Charles Mee,, 415-703-1147

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) owns an extensive 500 kV series-compensated transmission line network.  The availability of this network is critical to serving Northern California loads and regional power (more…)

Mtg: Introducing ComponentCostEstimator (CCE) – A Game-Changing Power Tool from Lytica

by @ 9:38 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY August 27, 2013
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Ken Bradley, President & Founder, Lytica Inc
Time: Networking and food at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none for IEEE members; $10 for non-members
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, Marco Polo Room, 2800 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Doing more with less was the design spec for ComponentCostEstimator.  Leveraging the statistical models within the worldâ??s largest independent database of â??Real-Worldâ?? pricing of Electronic Components, CCE augments (more…)

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