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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

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…)


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

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…)


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

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…)


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

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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