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November 17, 2013

Mtg: Special Design Considerations for Medical Electronics

by @ 9:11 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 20, 2013
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Chapter
Speaker: Jerry Twomey, Consultant
Time: Optional dinner at Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford
RSVP: not required

Medical electronics devices sit within a complicated regulatory maze that is entirely different from other devices.  Many engineers doing their first medical device hit a wall when trying to clear the compliance hurdle.  Due to safety (more…)


Mtg: Time-delayed Teleoperation of Robots in Space for Satellite Repair

by @ 7:59 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Optics/Displays

THURSDAY November 21, 2013
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
Speaker: Ryder C. Winck, Ph.D., Postdoc Research Fellow, Collaborative Haptics and Robotics in Medicine Lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 19, N. Akron Road, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

Telerobotics has the potential to facilitate the repair of satellites in geosynchronous orbit by allowing human operators to interact naturally with remote objects.  Time delays on the order of seconds make it difficult to provide immersive feedback to (more…)


Mtg: Tuning Magnetic Anisotropy in (001)-Oriented L10 (Fe1-xCux)55Pt45 Films

by @ 6:56 am. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY November 19, 2013
SCV Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Dustin A. Gilbert, Physics Department, University of California, Davis
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

The development of high anisotropy magnetic materials that are compatible with industrial processing is critical in advancing magnetic recording, permanent magnet, and spintronic technologies.  Specifically, high anisotropy (more…)


November 13, 2013

Mtg: The Ultimate Robot Challenge at Fukushima

by @ 7:16 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY December 5, 2013
SCV Reliability Chapter
Speaker: Dr. Kevin Roe, PhD, Patent Attorney, R&D Patent Attorneys
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Aristotle Room, Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Without repair at the reactors, endless radionuclide (Cesium 137, Strontium 90, etc.) contamination from Fukushima will poison the Pacific Ocean.  However, the Fukushima reactors cannot be repaired by robots or humans due to extremely intense (more…)


November 11, 2013

Mtg: Intelligent Systems: An Assessment of the Past and Prospects for the Future

by @ 4:01 pm. Filed under ALL

MONDAY November 25, 2013
SCV Computational Intelligence Chapter
Speaker: Prof. Okyay Kaynak, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bogazici University, Istanbul
Time: Presentation at 1:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23, S. Akron Road, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required

The last decade of the last millennium is characterized by what might be called the intelligent systems revolution. As a result of this, it is now possible to have man-made systems which exhibit the ability to reason, learn from experience and make rational (more…)


An Evening with the Candidate: Ro Khanna

by @ 3:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY December 4, 2013
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Ro Khanna, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce
Time: Pizza and networking at 5:45 PM; Presentation and discussions at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: UL LLC (Underwriters Laboratories), 455 E. Trimble Rd. , San Jose
RSVP: not required

Evening with the Candidate â?? Ro will begin with some opening remarks related to his background and what we are doing in the PSES Society as well as the SCV area.  Following that we will have an open Q/A with Ro to discuss areas of interest to our (more…)


Mtg: Meet the Officers Bowling

by @ 2:24 pm. Filed under ALL

MONDAY December 9, 2013
SCV Grads of the Last Decade (GOLD)
Time: Starting at 7:00 PM with food and fun
Cost: $17 for members, $20 for non-members
Place: Homestead Bowl, 20990 Homestead Road, Cupertino
RSVP: from website

Come join IEEE SCV GOLD for Meet the Officers Bowling Night!  Come out to network with your fellow Bay Area engineers!  We will be gathering at Homestead bowl in Cupertino for three hours of bowling.  Can’t make the whole 3 hours?  That’s OK – just drop by (more…)


November 10, 2013

Mtg: A New Type of Domain Wall in Ultrathin Films: The Dzyaloshinskii Domain Wall

by @ 8:04 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

MONDAY November 11, 2013
OEB Magnetics Chapter
Speaker: Andre Thiaville, LPS
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab
RSVP: Please respond by email with name, company, to Peter Fischer, by Nov 6.

We have explored a new type of magnetic domain wall structure in ultrathin films with perpendicular anisotropy, as a consequence of the existence of a Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI) due to the adjacent layers.  This study (more…)


Mtg: New Frontiers in Fuel Economy Improvement

by @ 5:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 14, 2013
SCV Vehicular Technology Chapter
Speaker: R. Scott Bailey, CEO, Tula Technology Inc.
Time: Light lunch and presentation at 12:00 Noon
Cost: none
Place: Tula Technology Inc., 2460 Zanker Road, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Around the world, efforts to minimize the environmental impact of a growing vehicle fleet are accelerating.  Government regulations to improve efficiency and reduce harmful emissions are becoming increasingly stringent in all (more…)


Mftg: SmartWafer – A New Look at Crystalline Silicon

by @ 4:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 13, 2013
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
Speaker: Sharone Zehavi, President & CEO, Scifiniti, Inc.
Time: Networking at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center, G.E. Pake Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required

Scifiniti has developed SmartWafer, a next generation silicon based solar solution. SmartWafer looks to impact the entire value chain including polysilicon, wafering, cell, module manufacturing  and even (more…)


Symp: Energy Generation & Storage: Possibilities and Realities

by @ 4:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering

SATURDAY November 9, 2013
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
Speakers: Dr. Daniel Hirleman, Dean, UC-Merced; Dr. Yi Cui, Materials Science and Engineering, Stanford; Dr. Latika Menon, Department of Physics, Northeastern Univ; J. R. Gaines, Technical Director, Kurt J. Lesker Company; Craig Jacobsen, CEO/CFO, Point Source Power, Inc.
Time: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members: $25, Non-members: $35, Unemployed: $15 ($5 more at door)
Place: Packard 101, 350 Serra Mall, Stanford
RSVP: by Nov. 3rd, from website

Join and meet new colleagues from industry and academia to learn from speakers at the frontier of energy storage materials and devices followed by a networking reception. Speakers/Topics: (more…)


Mtg: Design, Manufacturing and Performance of a 3D Random Access Memory Subsystem

by @ 3:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 13, 2013
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
Speaker: David Chapman, VP Technical Sales and Marketing, Tezzaron Semiconductor, Inc.
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

The litany of problems associated with 3D ICs is long and ugly.  Early adherents have been taking it on the chin for poor yields, high costs, impossibly difficult process steps, questionable reliability and up to now, relatively little gain for all (more…)


Panel Discussion: The History of Magnetic Thin Film Recording Media

by @ 3:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY November 12, 2013
SCV Magnetics Chapter with Silicon Valley Technology History Committee
Speakers: Tom Coughlin, Tu Chen, Tom Yamashita, Leonard Nanis, Ed Murdock and Tadashi Yogi
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:45 PM; Presentations/panel at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Tom Coughlin will moderate an informal discussion on the history of magnetic thin film magnetic recording disks with the founder of Komag as well as with other important Komag and magnetic hard disk drive industry (more…)


Webinar: SciDB: Big Analytics Without Big Hassles

by @ 3:33 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY November 12, 2013
Computer Society
Speaker: Bryan Lewis, Chief Data Scientist, Paradigm4
Time: 10:00 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

Learn about SciDBâ??the massively scalable, open source, array database with native complex analytics, integrated with R and Python. See how SciDB enables you (more…)


Mtg: Drinking from the Firehose: Run-ahead Transfer Prediction in the Mill CPU Architecture

by @ 3:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

TUESDAY November 12, 2013
SCV Computer Chapter
Speaker: Ivan Godard, CTO, Out-of-the-Box Computing
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; resentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Programs frequently execute only a handful of operations between transfers of control: branches, calls, and returns. Yet modern wide-issue VLIW and superscalar CPUs can issue similar handfuls of operations (more…)


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