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February 25, 2014

Mtg: Hydrogen Fueling Stations for Fuel Cell Vehicles – Status of Recent California and International Efforts

by @ 5:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

WEDNESDAY April 16, 2014
OEB Life Members
– planning, station designs, delivery …
Speaker: Dr. Timothy Lipman, University of California, Berkeley, Transportation Sustainability Research Center
Time: 6:00 PM
Cost: $15, includes dinner
Place: The Englander Pub, 101 Parrott St, San Leandro
RSVP: from the website
Web: www.ieee4life.org

This presentation will describe the current status and planning for additional hydrogen fueling infrastructure in California to support the commercial introduction of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCVs) by major automakers.  Several automakers are expected to have FCVs ready (more…)

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February 20, 2014

ASTQB Software Testing Conference

by @ 11:55 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

Improve your software testing — and your career
– March 24-26, 2014     – Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf, SF
– Tutorials and Workshops   – Exhibits
Learn to improve your software testing processes — build a professional network that will help your career for years to come.     Tutorials:   – Performance & Load Testing at a Glance   – Growing Your Test Automation Approach: Free Tools to Commercial Tools   – Scaling Testing Best Practices to Small or Difficult Projects     Workshops:   – ISTQB Career Paths for Testers   – Mobile Testing and Its Part in Testing Tools   – When Test Automation Fails   – Efficiency in Automation Testing   – Defect Sampling: An Innovation for Focused Testing   – Practical Transition: From Traditional into an Agile Tester   – Risk-Based Testing in Action   … plus 14 more!
For more information, and to register, visit www.astqb.org/conference

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February 19, 2014

ASE Int’l Conf on Big Data Science/Computing (BigDataScience)

by @ 5:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

Three Local Co-Located Software Conferences
ASE Int’l Conf on Big Data Science/Computing (BigDataScience)
— May 27-31, 2014   — at Stanford Univ.
Covering Big Data Science, Computing, Data Mining Analytics, Understanding, Applications, and Privacy and Security.     Also two co-located conferences:
ASE Int’l Conf on Social Computing (SocialCom)
Covering Mobile or Wearable Social Networks and Systems; Social Signal Processing; Integrating Social Networks; Social Gaming; Case Studies.
ASE Int’l Conference on Cyber Security
Covering Access control, Anonymity, Digital forensics, Applied cryptography, Authentication, Data security, Intrusion detection, Malware and botnets, more.     Register by April 1st for savings. See bigdata2014.scienceengineering.org

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Mtg: DSP: From Whence It Came and Where It’s Going; A Tour for Non-Specialists

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

MONDAY March 17, 2014
SCV Circuits and Systems Chapter
– fixed-point, floating-point, ICs, FPGAs, uses …
Speaker: Shiv Balakrishnan, Mobility Semiconductors
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $2 donation accepted for food
Place: QualComm Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cas

This is a review of the field of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and is intended for those who do not necessarily use DSP on a daily basis.  We look at the key drivers for the field such as FFT and Digital Filters and show how the (more…)

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Volunteer Day at Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT)

by @ 10:07 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design
 

SATURDAY March 29, 2014
SCV Young Professionals
– hands-on, engaged, affordable supplies …
Time: 9:00 AM – Noon or 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: RAFT, 1355 Ridder Park Dr, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: yp-raft.eventbrite.com

Come out and join the IEEE SCV Young Professionals while we give back to our community by volunteering at the Resource Area For Teachers (RAFT).  We will build science kits for teachers to use in their classrooms and help (more…)

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February 18, 2014

Mtg: Probing Interfacial Contact via MEMS-based Microinstrumentation

by @ 8:33 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY February 27, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter, with Women in Engineering
Speaker: Roya Maboudian, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, UC-Berkeley
Time: Networking and lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM Noon
Cost: $15; $5 for full-time students and unemployed ($5 more at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1402l.html

Understanding the mechanisms underlying the interactions that occur when two surfaces are brought together, separated, or rubbed against each other is fundamentally important to many basic and applied problems.  In this (more…)

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February 16, 2014

Mtg: Extreme Ultraviolet Photolithography

by @ 12:05 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 4, 2014
SCV Photonics Chapter
– density, feature size, power, transition plans …
Speaker: Mark Phillips, EUV lithography group, Intel
Time: Networking and Pizza at 6:00 PM, Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intel Auditorium, Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Traditional optical lithography is reaching the limits of its resolution, and continuing improvements in integrated circuit density are becoming progressively harder.  For the past decade, the semiconductor industry has been working on (more…)

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February 14, 2014

Mtg: Cleanroom Robots for Semiconductor Manufacturing

by @ 1:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY March 11, 2014
SCV Computer Chapter
– requirements, design guidelines, atmospheric, vacuum …
Speaker: Dr. Karl Mathia, President, Zidecs Automation
Time: Networking/Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

This talk emphasizes the technical challenges with the automation of ultra-clean semiconductor factories, and discusses cleanroom robotics as an example.  Topics include cleanliness requirements, design guidelines for cleanroom robots, kinematics and (more…)

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February 13, 2014

3rd Int’l Reliability Innovations Conference

by @ 4:58 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY March 19, 2014
SCV Reliability; Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology; and Electron Devices Chapters
– l-day, no fee, HW, SW, tools, test …
Speakers: To be posted soon
Time: Registration and breakfast at 8:00 AM; Talks from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Cost: none (includes breakfast, lunch)
Place: on the Internet, and at Cisco Bldg 23, 560 McCarthy Blvd, Milpitas
RSVP: from website; on-site seating limited to 60
Web: www.reliabilityinnovations.org

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February 12, 2014

Event: Dedication of IEEE Milestone: Gary Kildall’s CP/M Microcomputer Operating System

by @ 5:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

FRIDAY April 25, 2014
SCV Monterey Bay Subsection
– PC revolution, history, commemoration, plaque …
Speakers: Mayor, past IEEE president, more
Time: Talks at 2:00 PM; Plaque dedication at 4:00 PM with refreshments
Cost: none
Place: City Chambers, 300 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove; then 801 Lighthouse Ave, Pacific Grove
RSVP: not required
Web: www.facebook.com/KildallLegacy

The IEEE has joined with the Computer History Museum and organizers of AMW to schedule a commemoration of the role that Garyâ??s work played in the personal computer revolution with the dedication of an IEEE Milestone and the unveiling of the Milestone plaque following the close (more…)

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Mtg: Introduction to Kanban: a Broad Usage Agile Approach

by @ 5:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY March 6, 2014
SCV Technology Management Chapter
– useful, many fields, Scrum, projects, services …
Speaker: Sue Shreve, Agile Coach, cPrime
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM, Mgmt Forum at 6:30 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $11 for IEEE member; $14 for non-member ($3 more at door)
Place: Ramada, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/meetings/all/2014-03-06

The word “Agile” most commonly brings the Scrum process to mind. Kanban is also an Agile process, has been around longer than Scrum, and is more widely useful.  While Scrum is employed almost exclusively for managing software development, Kanban is used (more…)

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Mtg: Photovoltaic Solar Power: How It Will Make a Difference

by @ 5:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt
 

WEDNESDAY March 12, 2014
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
– adoption, opportunities, next 10 years …
Speaker: Dr. Charlie Gay, president, Applied Solar, and chairman of the Applied Solar Council
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center, Pake Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

What can happen over the next 10 years, as photovoltaic (PV) power costs continue to drop?  This talk will cover the range of opportunities associated with changes in energy supply in developed and developing economies.  We will briefly review the history of solar and discuss the key (more…)

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Mtg: Embrace Circuit Nonlinearity to Get Transmitter Linearity and Energy Efficiency

by @ 4:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY March 13, 2014
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
– low distortion, polar-modulation, maximally efficient …
Speaker: Earl McCune, Besser Associates (IEEE-MTT Distinguished Lecturer)
Time: Networking and snacks at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/23917

Wireless communications signals have evolved greatly over the past century, from the use of Morse Code to very complicated digital modulation schemes such as wideband CDMA (WCDMA) and 3GPP Long-term evolution (LTE).  This progression challenges the design of transmitters to (more…)

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Mtg: Using Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage to Improve Reliability and Lower Cost in California’s Power System

by @ 4:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY March 13, 2014
SF Power & Energy Chapter
– distributed, response, reliability, cost, security …
Speakers: Willem Fadrhonc, Manager, Grid Solutions, and Jim Detmers, Advisor, Stem Energy Storage
Time: Networking and light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentations (no cost) at 12:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members; $10 for non-members (or bring your own lunch)
Place: Pacific Gas & Electric Conference Room #305, 77 Beale Street, San Francisco
RSVP: by March 11 to Sean Ely, S1E7@pge.com, 415-973-7192
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1403-sf-pes.pdf

The addition of distributed generation to the California power system is changing the needs and challenges facing grid operators and transmission and distribution system planners. When operated in concert, behind the meter energy storage can play a role as a fast (more…)

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Mtg: The WiFi Alliance

by @ 3:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY February 25, 2014
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
– development, market-building, interoperability, regulatory …
Speaker: Mick Conley, Executive Director of Engineering, WiFi Alliance
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members; $10 for non-members; IEEE Student members free
Place: NVIDIA, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee.org/scvce

Wi-Fi Alliance is a global non-profit industry association of hundreds of leading companies devoted to seamless connectivity. With technology development, market building, and regulatory programs, Wi-Fi Alliance has enabled widespread adoption of Wi-Fi (more…)

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