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March 23, 2014

Mtg: Non-Foster Circuits for Antenna Applications: Theory and Design

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design

THURSDAY April 17, 2014
SCV Antennas and Propagation, with Microwave Theory and Techniques Chapter
– negative-Z, stability, loading, matching, praticality …
Speaker: Steve Stearns, Technical Fellow, Northrop Grumman Information Systems
Time: Food and beverages at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

Non-Foster networks are active networks that use negative capacitors and negative inductors in addition to traditional passive lumped elements.  Interest in non-Foster networks has been growing during the past decade for applications such as (more…)


Mtg: A New OS Architecture for the Internet of Things (IoT)

by @ 3:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software

TUESDAY May 6, 2014
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– enablers, constraints, RTOS, connectivity-driven …
Speaker: Steve Jordan, Paqet Systems Corp.
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

This talk will identify some of the current technology enablers for the Internet of Things (IoT), as well as some of the remaining software obstacles required to allow pervasive connection of IoT devices to the Internet.  Edge devices for the IoT are (more…)


Mtg: The Evolution of Laser Singulation

by @ 3:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY April 24, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
– for ICs, MEMS, LEDs, yield, grooving, recent advances …
Speaker: Devin Martin, Manager of Technology Development, Disco Hi-Tec America
Time: Registration and buffet lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation (no cost) at 12:15 PM
Cost: $15; $5 for full-time students and unemployed ($5 more at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

The drive to improve yield and quality while reducing the manufacturing cost of ICs, MEMS, and LEDs has led to the development of several new laser-based singulation methods.  Stealth Dicing has proven to be advantageous for many LED and MEMS devices, while (more…)


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