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June 30, 2014

Mtg: TRIZ for Systematic Innovation: An Enabler for Samsung’s Number One Corporate Strategy

by @ 8:02 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY July 14, 2014
San Jose State Univ, Industrial Engng
– inventive problem solving, background, roles …
Speaker: Dr. D. Daniel Sheu, Professor, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan)
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Engineering Building Room 486 (4th Floor), San Jose State University, 1 Washington Square, San Jose
RSVP: not required
Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1407-triz.pdf

TRIZ is the acronym of the Russian words Teoriya Resheniya Izobreatatelskikh Zadatch, which can be translated into English as Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.  It was initiated in (more…)

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Mtg: Monolithic Wide-band and mm-Wave Beam-Forming Transceivers

by @ 7:35 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY August 21, 2014
SCV Solid State Circuits Chapter
– antenna arrays, architectures, medical, automotive …
Speaker: Hossein Hashemi, University of Southern California
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none (donation requested for food)
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs

Advancements in semiconductor technology has led to monolithic realization of complex Radio Frequency (RF) Integrated Circuits (IC) and System-On-a-Chip (SOC) for commercial wireless communications. Shannonâ??s (more…)

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June 29, 2014

IEEE Symposium on High Performance Interconnects

by @ 11:10 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Leaders in industry and academia
IEEE Symposium on High Performance Interconnects  
— August 26-28, 2014     — at Google in Mountain View
Keynotes, invited talks from UC-San Diego, Cumulus Networks, UC Berkeley, Arista Networks, Photonic Controls, ASSIA, Mellanox, Packetcounter, LSI, Freescale and more.
Tutorials (Th, August 28):   – The OpenDaylight SDN Platform (hands-on)   – Accelerating Key/Value Search and Packet Switching with Gateware Defined Networking   – Accelerating Big Data Prosessing with Hadoop and Memcached over High-Performance Interconnects   – Fast Software Packet Processing with the NetMap Framework   … separate tutorials registration allowed.   Save 20% through July 31st.; More information and Advance Program: www.hoti.org

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Flash Memory Summit

by @ 11:07 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

10th Annual Flash Memory Summit
– August 5-7, 2014   – Santa Clara Convention Center
– Tutorials   – Exhibits   – Keynotes   – Sessions
This power-packed 3-day event covers the latest topics in flash memory — flash in embedded systems, laptop/tablet design, flash in enterprise storage systems, green flash, solid state drives, flash performance, flash-based design, flash in computers, mobile applications, software, new non-volatile memory technologies, reliability, security, and much more!
Pre-conference Seminars and Tutorials:   – Intro to SSDs   – Intro to NVM Express   – Creating Storage-Class Persistent Memory   – Universal Flash Storage … and more.
Save $100 – use Priority Code “IEEE”.   Earlybird rates through July 20th.   Visit the website: www.flashmemorysummit.com

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Int’l Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI)

by @ 11:03 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

5th Int’l Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI)
– July 16-18, 2014   – at San Jose State   – Tutorials   – Keynotes   – Sessions
The conference on the theory and application of inventive problem solving (TRIZ). Tutorials: see details below.   Keynote Titles:   – The Process of Innovation as a Defining Competitive Advantage   – New Business-oriented Applications of Advanced TRIZ   – Industrial Big Data and Smart Analytics for Product and Service Innovation   – The Agile Innovation Revolution   – Unified Structured Inventive Thinking (USIT)   … plus sessions, project presentations and demonstrations, banquet.     Save 10% with discount code “IEEE-SF” through June 30th. Separate Tutorial reg’n available.   Download the Registration Form and Flyer.
Visit the website: www.systematic-innovation.org/icsi

Tutorials on TRIZ and Systematic Innovation  
— Part of the Int’l Conference on Systematic Innovation (above)
— July 16-18, 2014     — at SJSU  — only $150
Come learn the attributes of Systematic Innovation!   — Tutorial A (Wed AM): TRIZ for Beginners, Dr. Ellen R. Domb, Founding Editor, The TRIZ Journal, and David Conley;   — Tutorial B (Wed Evn): Innovation by Solving Conflicts, Zinovy Royzen, TRIZ Master;   — Tutorial C (Fri PM): TRIZ Tools for Secondary Problem identification, Dr. Simon Litvin, TRIZ Master.     (All three tutorials for $150.) This is your chance to expand your innovation and problem-solving skills!
Visit www.systematic-innovation.org/icsi to register.

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June 28, 2014

Mtg: Gigahertz Two-Band Common-Mode Filters for 10-Gbit/s Differential Signal Lines

by @ 10:20 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design
 

TUESDAY October 14, 2014
SCV Electromagnetic Compatability Chapter
– suppression, band gap, PCB integration …
Speaker: Miroslav Pajovic, EMC Design and RF/Antenna Consulting Engineer
Time: Networking and light dinner at 5:30 PM; presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Agilent Technologies, Bldg. 5L, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

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 (more…)

20141014scv

Mtg: Wireless Internet of Things: Cellular, WiFi and Bluetooth Compared

by @ 9:52 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY July 22, 2014
SCV Consumer Electronics Chapter
– protocols, insights, power, costs …
Speaker: Brandon Harris, Senior Systems Engineer, Electric Imp
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $5 for IEEE members; $10 for non-members, free for students
Place: NVIDIA, MBuilding E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce

Brandon’s presentation will compare, contrast and provide insight into the various Internet of Things wireless protocols, such as WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular.  He will highlight various issues that should be taken into (more…)

20140722scv

Mtg: In-Situ Soft Nano Particles for Targeted Drug Delivery

by @ 9:35 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering
 

TUESDAY August 19, 2014
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
– nanosomes, self-assembly, biophysical approaches, fluorescence …
Speaker: Dr. Jayakumar Rajadas, Director, Biomaterials and Advanced Drug Delivery Laboratory, Stanford University
Time: Networking and pizza at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: none (includes lunch)
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/sfbanano

Pre-Designed nanosomes, self-assembled liposome shells used to protect and help active molecules penetrate cells, interact with biofluids such as blood and intestine secretions to develop into structures of desired patterns.  We have (more…)

20140819scv

Webinar: Control, Efficiency and Visibility Throughout the SW Development Lifecycle

by @ 9:19 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt
 

MONDAY July 14, 2014
Computer Society
– webinar: open source, binaries, license control …
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 the amount of open source components increases within your codebase, ensuring that the right binaries show up in your build is becoming more and more challenging.  According to Gartner Research Vice President Mark Driver, â??As the (more…)

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Seminar: Professional Development Series: MakingMe1st, Managing the Brand of YOU

by @ 8:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

SATURDAY August 9, 2014
SCV Women in Engineering (others invited)
– one-day: 3 workshops, Intel info …
Speakers: Raj Kapur, President, Center for Project Management; Rosie Zepeda, CEO, Compelling Conversations
Time: Registration, breakfast and networking at 8:00 AM; Presentations from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Cost: none (includes lunch)
Place: Intel Corp, SC12 Campus, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-wie-scv.org

Intel, in partnership with local diversity organizations, is proud to bring you Intelâ??s Professional Development Series (iPDS) â?? Santa Clara event.  iPDS is focused on providing professional development workshops to (more…)

20140809all

Mtg: Information Theory and Signal Processing for the World’s Smallest Computational Video Camera

by @ 8:10 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY September 24, 2014
SCV Information Theory Chapter, with Signal Processing Chapter
– optical sensors, imagers, photodiode arrays, no lens …
Speaker: Dr. David G. Stork, Research Director, Computational Sensing and Imaging Group, Rambus Labs
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: AMD Commons Building, 1 AMD Place, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its

We describe a new class of computational optical sensors and imagers that do not rely on traditional refractive or reflective focusing but instead on special diffractive optical elements integrated with CMOS photodiode (more…)

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June 27, 2014

Mtg: PCB Design and Fabrication Process Variations for Embedding Passive and Active Components

by @ 6:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY October 8, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter
– discretes, passive and active, assembly …
Speaker: Vern Solberg, Technical Consultant
Time: Networking and buffet dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no cost) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE Members, $30 for non-members, $10 for studens/unemployed
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

Embedding components within the PC board structure is not a new concept, however, until recently, most applications adapted only passive elements. The processes relied on resistive inks and films for the resistor elements and enhanced (more…)

20141008scv

Mtg: From Mainframe to Smartphone: What an Amazing Trip It’s Been

by @ 3:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY August 21, 2014
SCV Technology History Committee
– light refreshments, talk by IEEE Fellow …
Speaker: Dr. Dileep Bhandarkar, IEEE Fellow, ACM Fellow, VP Technology, Qualcomm
Time: Registration and networking at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: none (bring a sack lunch)
Place: Computer History Museum, 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist

Disruptive technologies have caused dramatic changes in computing technology for decades.  This talk will show how a series of disruptions have set the course for a world that has evolved from the mainframe to the current smartphone (more…)

20140821scv

IEEE Symposium on High Performance Interconnects

by @ 3:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Leaders in industry and academia
IEEE Symposium on High Performance Interconnects  
— August 26-28, 2014     — at Google in Mountain View
Keynotes, invited talks from UC-San Diego, Cumulus Networks, UC Berkeley, Arista Networks, Photonic Controls, ASSIA, Mellanox, Packetcounter, LSI, Freescale and more.
Tutorials (Th, August 28):   – The OpenDaylight SDN Platform (hands-on)   – Accelerating Key/Value Search and Packet Switching with Gateware Defined Networking   – Accelerating Big Data Prosessing with Hadoop and Memcached over High-Performance Interconnects   – Fast Software Packet Processing with the NetMap Framework   … separate tutorials registration allowed.   Save 20% through July 31st.; More information and Advance Program: www.hoti.org

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June 25, 2014

Webinar: The Nexus of the Smart Grid and the Internet of Things

by @ 12:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY July 10, 2014
IEEE Smart Grid Group
– webinar: electric energy, distributed, monitoring, control …
Speaker: Steve Collier, Milsoft Utility Solutions
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
Web: smartgrid.ieee.org

The Internet, which until now has primarily connected people to other people and things, is rapidly becoming more about connecting things directly to things.  The electric utility grids in developed economies are transforming from a (more…)

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