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July 23, 2014

Mtg: Nanogel Star Polymers as Interesting Soft Colloid Materials for Biomedical Applications

by @ 2:56 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY September 16, 2014
SCV Nonotechnology Chapter
– imaging, hyperthermic, drug delivery, for MRI, PET …
Speaker: Dr. Robert D. Miller, IBM Almaden Research Center
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

Polymers have numerous biomedical applications including delivery of therapeutic materials, imaging applications, tissue regeneration, antimicrobial action and others.  We have developed a route to nanogel core star polymer (more…)


Webinar: 5 Steps to Ensuring Compliance in the Software Supply Chain: The Harman Case Study

by @ 2:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

THURSDAY August 7, 2014
Computer Society
– webinar: GPL, Open Source, security, risks …
Speaker: Alyssa Harvey Dawson, Vice President Legal, Global Intellectual Property at Harman, and Black Duck Software
Time: 8:30 AM PDT
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website
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Harman designs, manufactures and markets premier audio, visual, infotainment and integrated
control solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets.  As a technology leader and innovator with leading brands (more…)


Mtg: Graphene and Beyond-Graphene 2D Crystals for Next-Generation Green Electronics

by @ 1:28 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

TUESDAY August 12, 2014
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
– nanomaterials, low-power, low-loss, challenges …
Speaker: Dr. Kaustav Banerjee, UC-Santa Barbara
Time: Networking, Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Graphene — composed of a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal pattern — is the basic material for the family of low-dimensional allotropes of carbon known as carbon nanomaterials.  These graphene based nanomaterials (more…)


Mtg: Mesoscopic Devices and their Impact on Product Yield: The Next Technological Challenge

by @ 1:11 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY July 29, 2014
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
– mass replication, fluctuations, bottom-up, point doping …
Speaker: Dr. Renuka P. Jindal, IEEE Fellow, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Time: Networking, Pizza at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM
Cost: none
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

The bastion of the successful electronics revolution over the last 67 years is its unchallenged capability of mass replication churning out millions of highly integrated, IDENTICAL low-cost units supporting this multi-trillion dollar (more…)


Mtg: ROLM: From Fruit Shed to Fortune 500

by @ 10:21 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY October 7, 2014
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– challenges, innovations, triumphs, perspectives …
Speaker: Katherine Maxfield, consultant and author
Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required

In 1969, ROLM introduced the worldâ??s toughest computer — an off-the-shelf machine able to withstand extreme military field conditions.  In 1975, its CBX — the first digital, computerized business phone system — challenged the worldâ??s largest (more…)


1-day Seminar: Electrical Safety Essentials

by @ 10:03 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY October 23, 2014
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
– hazards, approach, prevention, case histories …
Speakers: Lanny Floyd, PE, Fellow IEEE, DuPont; Diosdado V. Hernandez, PE, and Sharon Chan Hu, PE, EBMUD; John Nelson, PE, NEI Electric Power Engineering; John K. Taecker, PE, Senior Regulatory Engineer, UL; Boyd Westover, PE, Eaton Corp; Michael Reed, Valero Energy
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: $250 each ($225, with 3 or more)
Place: Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton
RSVP: from website

Electrical hazards in the workplace lead to electrocutions, burns, and preventable injuries that disrupt lives and impact business productivity. While electrical hazards are not the leading cause of on-the-job injuries, accidents and (more…)


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