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October 1, 2013

Seminar: Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop

by @ 3:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

THURSDAY October 24, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Reliability and Electron Devices Chapters
Speakers: Mike Gordon, IBM TJ Watson Research Center; Prof. Blas Cabrera, Stanford University; Adrian Evans, iROC; Dinesh Maheshwari, Cypress Semiconductor; Ramya Ramarapu, Cisco Systems; Helmut Puchner, Cypress Semiconductor; Bharat Bhuva, Vanderbilt University; and several more
Time: Registration and demo’s at 10:30 AM; Presentations begin at 11:30 AM; Lunch break at 12:20 PM; finish at 5:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cisco, Building 15, 3750 Cisco Way, San Jose, and live on the Web
RSVP: from website

The 5th annual IEEE Santa Clara Valley SER Workshop provides a unique forum for component manufacturers, assembly houses, and electronic system manufacturers to exchange innovative ideas and recent results on the measurement, monitoring, and control of alpha emission from (more…)


Mtg: MEMS and BioMEMS in Laminates

by @ 1:39 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY October 24, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: Professor Mark Bachman, Dept. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California-Irvine
Time: Buffet lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15; $5 for fulltime students and currently unemployed; $5 more at door
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Post-semiconductor manufacturing processes (PSM), including packaging and printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing, are now capable of producing trace widths of a few micrometers, high-aspect-ratio vias, three-dimensional (more…)


RoboBusiness Robotics Conference

by @ 9:30 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design

Accelerating commercial advancement of robotics
RoboBusiness Robotics Conference
— October 23-25, 2013     — Santa Clara Convention Center
Sessions on Robotics Design and Development, Enabling Technologies, Buslness Development, New Markets and Applications.     Keynote Talks:   – Realizing Self-Driving Vehicles (Google)   – The Road Ahead for U.S. Robotics (GaTech)   – Deploying 20 Autonomous Mobile Robots in a Hospital (El Camino Hospital)   – Robots and Thermostats (Nest Labs)   and five more! Thursday and Friday breakfasts, two networking lunches; Pitchfire; Start-Up City; Game-Changer Awards; plus over 60 exhibitors.
Save $300 with code “IEEE300“.   (Special Thurs-PM Sponsor Showcase and Mad Men reception pass ( for $75 — code “THU75IEEE“.)   More details:


Class: Plain Talk about the Electric Power System

by @ 9:28 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE Power & Energy Society National Course
Plain Talk about the Electric Power System
— Three one-day classes     — 8 AM – 5 PM, Techmart, Santa Clara
For the power industry non-engineering professional — or the engineer transitioning to the power industry — to help you to understand technical aspects of the electric power industry.   – Oct 8: Power System Basics: Understanding the Electric Utility Operation Inside and Out – Oct 9: Distribution System: Delivering Power to the Customer   – Oct 10: Transmission System: The Interconnected Bulk Electric System
Save $100 on one (use code “2013-grid-one”) or $200 on two or more (code “2013-grid-multi”).   Includes breakfast and lunch. Download brochure:


Mtg: Maximizing Production from Solar PV Plants using Effective Data Analysis and Presentation

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY October 16, 2013
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
Speaker: Saurabh Samdani, PE, Cupertino Electric Inc.
Time: Dinner and networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $30 IEEE members, $40 non members (walk-in’s: $5 more)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Solar plants are instrumented with numerous weather and electrical sensors and this data is logged every minute yielding very large data sets. The process of installing sensors, data acquisition and communication devices can be so complicated that sometimes people forget (more…)


Mtg: Supply Chain Resiliency

by @ 9:03 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY October 22, 2013
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Bindiya Vakil, CEO, Resilinc
Time: Optional dinner at 5:15 PM at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; Presentation at 7:00 PM at UL
Cost: none
Place: Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: not required

Years of globalization, lean adoption, and extensive outsourcing have resulted in supply chains that are complex, global, fragile and highly dependent on sub-tier suppliers.  The session will discuss supply chain resiliency concepts and approaches including: (more…)


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