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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…)


Webinar: EMC Simulation in the Design Flow of Modern Electronics

by @ 1:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY November 14, 2013
Speaker: Andreas Barchanski, EMC Market Development Manager, CST
Time: 8:00 AM (PST)
Cost: none
Place: on the internet
RSVP: from website

In the design process of modern electronics, every product development starts with a schematic and ends with the physical implementation of the device, typically done in copper.  Along the way of converting the schematic into a (more…)


Mtg: Gigahertz Common-mode Filter for 10-Gbit/s Differential Signaling

by @ 9:51 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

THURSDAY November 14, 2013
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
Speaker: Miroslav Pajovic, RF/Microwave and EMI Consulting Engineer
Time: Presentation at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

In addition to the desired differential signals, the undesired and EMI harmful common-mode noise may propagate along differential signal lines.  Conventional common-mode filters such as ferrite chokes – which work well in lower frequencies below 1 GHz â?? have (more…)


Mtg: Panel: Sensor Networks in Civic Infrastructure Applications

by @ 8:39 am. Filed under ALL, Communications

WEDNESDAY November 13, 2013
SCV Communications Chapter
Speakers: Pramod Akkarachittor, Firetide Inc.; Dr. Satwant Kaur, Chief Technologist, Innovation for HLS, Hewlett-Packard
Time: Registration, networking, light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for food; no cost for presentation-only
Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

World’s Longest Mesh Protecting Lives in Thailand“, Pramod Akkarachittor, VP of Product Management, Firetide Inc. – Public safety â?? protecting lives from the wrath of (more…)


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