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May 29, 2014

Webinar: Critical Infrastructure for Ensuring the Right Open Source Gets in Your Next Build

by @ 1:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY June 3, 2014
Computer Society
– webinar: build process, controls …
Speakers: Baruch Sadogursky, Developer Advocate, JFrog; Dave Gruber, VP Product Management, Black Duck
Time: 8:30 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/webinars

As organizations continue to increase their use of open source software to speed development, the dependency on external code brings new challenges to the development process. Ensuring the right bits end up in the build (more…)

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Webinar: OLTP RDBMSs: The Right Tool for Fast Big Data Apps

by @ 12:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

TUESDAY June 10, 2014
Computer Society
– webinar: streaming, larger-than-memory apps, main memory …
Speaker: Professor Michael Stonebraker, MIT
Time: 8:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/webinars

Ingesting, analyzing and making decisions against fast-moving, high-volume data requires managing state, and rich transactions to read and write that state â?? plus the speed to keep up with it. In this session, (more…)

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Mtg: RF MEMS: From Research to Products

by @ 5:31 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY August 27, 2014
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
– insertion loss, isolation, high Q, switches …
Speaker: Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz, UC San Diego
Time: Pizza and beverages at 7:15 PM; presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Qualcomm Cafe @ Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-mems

The talk will present the recent developments in RF MEMS, both in capacitive and metal-contact switches and switched-capacitors, and their path to introduction into real products. RF MEMS (radio frequency micro-electro-mechanical (more…)

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May 28, 2014

Mtg: Bayesian Methods for System Health Management

by @ 4:51 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY June 19, 2014
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
– diagnostics, inference, machine learning, junction trees …
Speaker: Prof. Ole J. Mengshoel, ECE, Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: None
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Building 23 — S. Akron Road, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

Research on Bayesian methods, including Bayesian networks, has enjoyed significant progress in recent years. In addition, Bayesian networks have been successfully employed in many applications, including (more…)

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Mtg: Parallel Revolutions: How Breakthroughs in Electronics and Biology are Converging at the Molecular Scale

by @ 12:54 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 10, 2014
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
– progress, bio machines, advances …
Speaker: Dr. Jim Hollenhorst, Agilent Technologies
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:00 PM; presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

I will describe the revolution in electronics that has fueled the remarkable progress in technology over the past 50 years by moving to ever smaller transistors. This trend has led us to the nanoscale, where (more…)

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Mtg: Sub-4nm Patterning Using Helium Ion Beam and Nanoimprint Lithography

by @ 11:17 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY June 10, 2014
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
– resolution, molds, line-edge roughness …
Speaker: Prof. Wei Wu, Department of EE, University of Southern California
Time: Networking/Refreshments at 11:30 AM; presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members; $10 for non-members
Place: Texas Instruments (TI) Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/sfbanano

Helium ion beam lithography (HIBL) is a recently developed nanolithography technology. It uses a He ion beam to direct write patterns in the same fashion as electron beam lithography (EBL).  Due to its (more…)

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Mtg: MEMS on Alternate Substrates: A Case Study with Biometric Sensors

by @ 11:00 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 25, 2014
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
– alternatives, criteria, commercialization …
Speaker: Dr. KG Ganapathi, Sub-Systems and MEMS Sensors Business Unit, Lenovo Group
Time: Pizza and beverages at 7:15 PM; presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Qualcomm Cafe @ Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-mems

For multiple reasons, MEMS sensors and transducers have almost exclusively been limited to silicon substrates.  But silicon does have some inherent disadvantages, and there are multiple substrates that offer better (more…)

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May 26, 2014

Mtg: Nanoscale Optofluidic Devices

by @ 4:21 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY July 29, 2014
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
– planar, hollow-core waveguides, detection, diagnostics …
Speaker: Prof. Holger Schmidt, Department of Electrical Engineering, UCSC
Time: Networking, Pizza at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/sfbanano

Integrated photonic devices have traditionally been designed for data communications using exclusively solid-state materials.  However, a vast area of potential applications, in particular in the life sciences, involve interactions of (more…)

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May 19, 2014

Mtg: Open Discussion on Regulatory Compliance and Social Networking

by @ 4:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY May 20, 2014
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
– French Canadian translation, share knowledge …
Speaker: officers and others
Time: Networking, dinner and discussions at 6:00 PM
Cost: only for the dinner
Place: BJ’s Restaurant, 10690 N De Anza Blvd, Cupertino
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/soc/pses

Let’s meet for dinner and discuss on-going regulation changes such as newly required French Canadian translation of warnings/markings, IEC62368, or any other topics that you would like to bring up. This will be a good (more…)

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May 14, 2014

Mtg: Inkjet Printing for Advanced Semiconductor Packaging, & Improved PoP Package Competes with 2.5/3D Packages using TSVs

by @ 2:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY June 11, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
– materials, nanoparticles, die stacking, process, yield …
Speakers: Jake Sadie, Ph.D. Candidate, EECS, UC-Berkeley; and Dev Gupta, PhD, CTO, APSTL LLC
Time: Networking and buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $30; $25 for IEEE members; $10 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/cpmt1405.html

As integrated circuits continue to scale and interest in new, thin form factors continues to grow, electrical interconnects and back-end-of-line (BEOL) packaging technologies are becoming an increasingly critical factor in overall chip (more…)

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Mtg: Perspectives on Development and Commercialization of Early-Stage Distributed Energy Technologies

by @ 2:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays
 

WEDNESDAY June 11, 2014
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
– ARPA-E, generation, storage, efficiency, reliability …
Speaker: Dr. John Tuttle, ARPA-e
Time: Networking and refreshments 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
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies that are too early for private-sector investment.  A significant portion of ARPA-e funding focuses on distributed energy resources (more…)

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Webinar: Embracing Complexity: Products for a Hyperconnected World

by @ 7:38 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY May 22, 2014
Computer Society
– webinar: agile methods, lean processes, automation, innovation …
Speakers: Erich Meier, chief architect, Method Park; and Bret Greenstein, VP Complex & Embedded Systems, IBM Rational Software
Time: 8:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/webinars

Hyperconnectivity is increasing digital interconnection between people and things — anytime and anyplace.  By 2020 there will be 50 billion networked devices.  Developing products for such an increasingly complex (more…)

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May 13, 2014

Mtg: Next-Generation Aircraft Collision Avoidance

by @ 3:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY July 17, 2014
SCV Robotics and Automation Chapter
– TCAS, risks, deterministic models, optimized logic …
Speaker: Prof. Mykel Kochenderfer, Aeronautics & Astronautics Department, Stanford University
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Room 118, Moffett Field
RSVP: not required
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ras

The Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) provides maneuver instructions to pilots in the cockpit during the last minute prior to potential collision.  The system has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of (more…)

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Mtg: The Search for a Second Genesis of Life on Other Worlds as Problems in Information Science

by @ 9:57 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY June 12, 2014
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– material system, separate origin, processes …
Speaker: Chris McKay, research scientist, NASA Ames Research Center
Time: 6:00 PM; presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $30 for full buffet dinner
Place: Shiva’s Indian Restaurant, 800 California St, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

This talk will describe the search for a second genesis of life in our Solar System, which is a search for a material system that enables Darwinian evolution but also represents a separate origin from life on Earth. (more…)

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May 8, 2014

Int’l Conf on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST)

by @ 5:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

IEEE Computer Society
Int’l Conf on Massive Storage Systems and Technology (MSST)  
— June 2-6, 2014     — at Santa Clara University
Sessions and Panels:   – Media for Long-Term Archiving   – Openstack Storage Challenges   – Models and Interfaces for Storage-Class Memories   – Solid State Storage   – File Systems   – Shingled Disk Drives   – Impact of NVMs on Storage Software Stack   – Error-Correcting Coding Techniques   – System Performance   – Deduplication and Tape Systems   … and more.   Two Tutorials:   – Ceph Storage Systems   – Kinetic Open Storage.
Save through May 16th; More information and Advance Program: www.storageconference.us

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