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September 29, 2013

Mtg: Review of The Magnetic Recording Conference 2013 (TMRC 2013)

by @ 5:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 15, 2013
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Giora Tarnopolsky, DSc, TMRC 2013 Publications Co-Chair; Principal, TarnoTek
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

Giora Tarnopolsky will review the August 2013 24th Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC 2013), Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ookayama Campus, Tokyo, Japan. TMRC 2013 focused on magnetic recording technologies that will enable storage densities above (more…)


September 26, 2013

Mtg: Innovative Leadership: Inspiration and Strategies

by @ 7:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 22, 2013
SCV Women in Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Pamela McCauley Bush, Ph.D., C.P.E., Engineer, Entrepreneur, Professor (Univ. of Central Florida)
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Packard Electrical Engineering Building ââ?¬â?? Room 101, Stanford University, 350 Serra Mall, Stanford
RSVP: from website

The topic of â??Innovative Leadershipâ? addresses the needs, challenges and benefits of developing as an innovative leader as well as the option to focus on being a leader in innovation.  Both paths involve creativity, resourcefulness, (more…)


Mtg: Conducting Atomic Force Microscopy (C-AFM) at Statistically Relevant Scale for Rapid Assessment of Non-Volatile Memory Materials and Devices

by @ 7:45 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY October 15, 2013
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Kumar Virwani, Research Staff Member, IBM Almaden Research Center
Time: Networking and light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; Non-members: $10
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Over the past few years we have investigated applications of Mixed-Ionic-Electronic–Conduction (MIEC) materials as access devices for various non-volatile memory candidates, including Resistive RAM (RRAM).  In this talk we describe the role of conducting atomic force (more…)


Hike at Rancho San Antonio Park

by @ 7:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

SATURDAY October 12, 2013
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: Come at 1:45 PM; hike starts at 2:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Rancho San Antonio County Park, 22500 Cristo Rey Dr., Cupertino
RSVP: from website

Join IEEE SCV GOLD for a Saturday hike at Rancho San Antonio.  There are several trail options, so we will figure out the most appropriate one depending on your interest. As usual, there will likely be a trip to a local bar/coffee shop after the hike for you to refresh (more…)


Mtg: Lift Labs: Defeating Human Tremors

by @ 7:08 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

TUESDAY November 5, 2013
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
Speaker: Anupam Pathak, Lift Labs
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Up to 10 million people in the US suffer from tremor, typically due to Essential Tremor or Parkinson’s Disease.  The condition typically worsens with age, and currently there are few options for relief other than drugs or brain surgery.
This talk will discuss the new (more…)


September 25, 2013

Mtg: Netflix: How It Works! (2 talks)

by @ 8:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications

WEDNESDAY October 9, 2013
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Stevan Vlaovic and Coburn Watson, Cloud Performance Engineering, Netflix
Time: Networking/food at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none ($5 requested for food)
Place: TI Conference Center Auditorium, Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Creating an Island of Utopian Agility and Availability Over Unknown Infrastructure
We have spent years striving to build perfect apps running on perfect kernels on perfect CPUs connected by perfect networks, but this utopia hasn’t really arrived. Instead we live in a (more…)


Mtg: Magnetism in Curved Surfaces

by @ 8:15 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY October 2, 2013
OEB Magnetics
Speaker: Denys Makarov, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley
RSVP: Please respond by by Sept 30 by email with name, company to Peter Fischer,,

Flexible, stretchable, and printable electronics is a dynamically developing research area with already a variety of commercially available devices.  Shapeable electronics and optoelectronics have been developed already for a few years.  Very recently, we added a new member to this (more…)


Mtg: Update on Artificial Pancreas Studies at Stanford

by @ 7:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY October 16, 2013
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Bruce Buckingham, MD, Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology, Stanford University
Time: Optional dinner at 6:15 PM in the hospital cafeteria; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none (for presentation)
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by fluctuations in blood glucose levels.  Hypoglycemia can results in seizures, and hyperglycemia can result in long term complications such as visual loss and kidney failure.  Current management of juvenile onset (type-1) diabetes generally relies on 4 blood (more…)


Mtg: Laser Interferometers and Quintessential Phase: Overcoming Turbulence

by @ 5:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

FRIDAY October 4, 2013
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Danny Abramovitch; Agilent Laboratories
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: CMU SV, Rm 118, Building 19, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

Laser interferometers are amazingly precise measurement tools for making non-contact measurements with sub nanometer precision over a huge dynamic range . In reality a laser interferometer measures not distance, but the change in optical path length between itself and a (more…)


Mtg: Building an Organization that Fosters Creativity and Innovation

by @ 4:56 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY November 7, 2013
SCV Technology Management  Chapter
Speaker: Kimberley Wiefling, President, Wiefling Consulting
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $11 for IEEE members, $14 for non-members
Place: Ramada Silicon Valley, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

Many companies that were successful 100 years ago no longer exist.  Trapped by their own success, they gradually learn to reduce risk, avoid mistakes and failure at all costs, and consequently squelch or kill innovation and creativity.  This makes them vulnerable to global competition from (more…)


Mtg: Charting the Course for the Life Members Group

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

WEDNESDAY October 16, 2013
OEB Life Members Chapter
Speaker/Moderator: Dr. L. Lynn Cleland, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, retired
Time: Lunch at 11:30 AM; Discussions until 1:00 PM
Cost: none (includes lunch)
Place: Willow Tree Restaurant, 6513 Regional St, Dublin
RSVP: from website

The meeting will start with a review of the activities of the Oakland/East Bay Life Members Affinity Group since its inception three years ago.  The Group has focused on Issues in Education, Energy, and Environment (IEEE).  Talks on some of the issues have been considered (more…)


September 22, 2013

Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems

by @ 1:09 pm. Filed under ALL

Sponsored by NSF and the Electron Devices Society
Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems
– October 28-29, 2013     – Sutardja Dai Hall, UC-Berkeley
Featured Speaker:   – Arun Majumdar, VP of Energy, Google Inc. & Founding Director of ARPA-E   Keynotes:   – Kerstin Eder, Bristol U;   – Tetsuo Endoh, Tohoku U;   – Philip Feng, Case Western Reserve U;   – Ali Javey, UCB;   – Seung Kang, Qualcomm;   – Ashok Krishnamoorthy, Oracle;   – Dennis Newns, IBM;   – John Shalf, LBL;   – Michael Taylor, UCSD;   – Katsuhiro Tomioka, Hokkaido U;   – Rainer Waser, RWTH Aachen U;   – Grace Xing, Notre Dame   – Qing-Tai Zhao, Forschungszentrum Jülich   Sessions:   – Ultra Low Voltage Nanoelectronics   – Milli-Volt Nanomechanical Logic   – Spintronics & Other Memories   – Optical Chip-Scale Interconnect   – Low Voltage CMOS Circuits and Architectures   – Energy Efficient Computing Systems
$225, through Sept. 30th; register today:


September 14, 2013

Mtg: Things Should Be Things and Not Computers (IoT)

by @ 12:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY September 24, 2013
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
Speaker: Shane Dyer, founder & CEO, Arrayent
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 IEEE Members; $10 others (Pay at door)
Place: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Who wants to reboot their thermostat? Garage door opener?  That’s where we’re heading because most Internet of Things (IoT)  vendors have taken a “Honey, I shrunk the computer” design approach.  That’s wrong. The danger is that the (more…)


September 13, 2013

Seminar: EMI Reduction; PCB Applications Notes; Multi-layer PCBs

by @ 8:43 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

Santa Clara Valley EMC Chapter — One-Day Mini Symposium
EMI Reduction; PCB Applications Notes; Multi-layer PCBs
– Thursday, October 17, 2013   – Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara
– 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM   – Includes breakfast, lunch, reception, vendor exhibits
– Only $250 for IEEE Members; $275 non-Members; $100 Students/Unemployed
Instructors: Lee Hill, SILENT; and Prof. James Drewniak, Missouri University of Science and Technology.
TOPICS:   – features of ferrites   – right choices   – faulty PCB application notes   – real-life examples   – power distribution network design   – physics and concepts   – design methodology
Group discounts.   Full details, and to register:


Symposium: The Screen in the Home

by @ 8:40 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

Communications and Consumer Electronics Chapters
1-day Symposium: The Screen in the Home
– Saturday, Oct 5, 2013, 8:00 PM to 5:00 PM   – at Santa Clara University
– $60 members, $70 others, students/unemployed no-cost ($10 more after 9/28)
The television is still the biggest screen in your home. Learn about Connectivity, and Video Technology & Production.   Talks on:   – HD/4K and new CODEC   – 60GHz Wireless for Gaming   – Silicon Innovations for the Next-Gen Cable Architectures   – New Directions for Remote Controls   – Realities of Large-Screen Design   – Broadcast with 2nd Screen   – Live Venue Production   – Sports Graphics and Screen Animation Tech   – Monitor & Maintain QOE for Broadcast Through the Line
Full information and to register: .


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