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July 26, 2014

Mtg: A New Nonvolatile Memory Technology – Persistence Pays Off

by @ 4:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

TUESDAY September 9, 2014
SCV Computer Chapter
– S/DRAM, MRAM, redundancy, trends …
Speaker: Edward Grochowski, Computer Memory and Storage Consultant
Time: Networking and Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, and live over the internet
RSVP: from website

The application of a spin torque tunneling technology to MRAM devices has opened new opportunities for higher density circuits which may be very competitive with DRAM as well as SRAM.  STT RAM devices (more…)


Wearable Technology — Seminar and Tabletop Exposition

by @ 3:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY August 20, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Consumer Electronics Chapter
– building blocks, processors, radio, energy, OS …
Speakers: 7 talks by domain experts from Samsung, Kionix, Imagination Technologies, Wearable Technologies, Materials and Systems, Nano-Bio Manufacturing Consortium, and Argus Insights
Time: Registration and breakfast at 8:30 AM; Presentations from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Cost: $35 for IEEE Members, $45 for non-members ($10 more, after Aug.8th); includes lunch; tabletop exhibits available
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

This seminar is for an audience that is contemplating entry into the Wearables Market.  It introduces the basic building blocks required for developing a device for this market.  Experts will provide an overview of sensors, processors, radio (Bluetooth Low-Energy), energy sources and OS. The seminar will also cover developments in the exciting field of flexible electronics, and an enlightening Wearbles market survey based on Twitter traffic.
Expo: Representatives from a cross-section of the wearables ecosystem, as well as the platform developer community, will be at our tabletop expo, open during breaks and lunch. (You can become an exhibitor …)
8:30-9:00 Registration/Continental Breakfast
Introduction: Shomir Dighe/ Luu Nguyen
Selecting Sensors for Wearables: John Chong, ROHM/Kionix
A Balancing Act: CPU Selection in Wearable Device Design: John Min, Director Solutions Engineering Imagination
How Wearables Intersect with the Cloud and IoT: Joseph Wei, Chair IEEE CES SV Chapter
10:45 Break
Survey of Energy Sources: Jay Ha, CEO Materials and System Inc
Picking an OS and Interoperability challenges: Intel
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Expo
Developments in Flexible Electronics: Malcolm Thompson, CEO FlexTech Alliance
Market Survey on Wearables: John Feland, CEO Argus Insights
1:45 – 2:00 Wrap up and Raffle


Mtg: Data Center Infrastructure Power Management at Facebook

by @ 1:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power

WEDNESDAY September 17, 2014
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
– 3 talks, data visualization tools, lessons learned …
Speakers: Paul Hsu, David Cenizal, Glen Bayley and others, Facebook
Time: Checkin and appetizers at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM
Cost: none; open only to IEEE members (join today!)
Place: Facebook Building 10, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park
RSVP: from website

– Introduction to Facebook Data Centers- Paul Hsu & David Cenizal.  – Data Visualization Tools- Glen Bayley.  – Lessons Learned Along the Way- Data Center Facilities Ops Engineering.      Q&A (more…)


Mtg: The Solar Phoenix: How America Can Rise from the Ashes of Solyndra to World Leadership in Solar 2.0

by @ 8:52 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY August 13, 2014
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
– roadmap, energy economy, global impact, book …
Speaker: Brad Mattson, CEO, Siva Power
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required

Brad Mattson, renowned Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, started working on his book (called Solar 2.0 at the time) over a year ago and introduced its key messages here at the IEEE SCV PV chapter.  A lot has happened since then, and now (more…)


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