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September 10, 2014

Open Server Summit 2014

by @ 2:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

Building the Low-Power, Low-Cost Cloud/Big Data/Web Machine
Open Server Summit 2014
– November 11-13, 2014     – Santa Clara Convention Center
The latest in designing for next-generation virtualized servers in the cloud computing era, from simple blades to powerful high-end systems. Talk with industry leaders, see the latest products, meet with potential partners.
Get the latest on how to:   – Handle Big Data   – Make Key Applications Run Faster   – Use Open Specifications and Open-Source Software   – Develop Private Clouds   – Use Public Clouds Effectively   – Create Scalable, Cost-Effective Data Centers   – Cut Power and Cooling Costs … and more!
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Mtg: Review of Accurate Flow Measurement and Techniques

by @ 11:40 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

MONDAY September 22, 2014
SCV Instrumentation and Measurement Chapter
– mass, volume, gas, liquid, solid, mixture, technologies …
Speaker: Richard Fertell, Director of Corporate Quality and Laboratory, Proteus Industries Inc.
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 6:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: San Jose State University, Industrial Studies (IS) Building Room #108, One Washington Square, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Richard will review different measurement groups and purposes: BIPM, Flomeko (IMEKO), CFM, ISO Flow Group, International North Sea, South American Custody Transfer, American Petroleum Institute, etc. (more…)


Mtg: Engineer and Patent Professional Networking and Career Event

by @ 11:16 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY October 14, 2014
SCV Section
– panel, update on the opening of USPTO SV Office …
Speakers: John Cabeca, Director of the USPTO Silicon Valley Satellite Office, and a panel of patent law practitioners
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara
RSVP: from link

Join us for a networking reception that will bring engineers and patent professionals together, hosted by Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara University School of Engineering, USPTO (United States Patent and (more…)


Workshop of the IEEE Community Solutions Initiative

by @ 10:47 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

FRIDAY October 10, 2014
SCV Section: Community Solutions Initiative
– electricity, affordable services, sustainable business, dissemination …
Speakers: CSI Practitioners, Partners and IEEE Humanitarian Program Leadership
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: none, but nominal amount to be collected for box lunch
Place: Holiday Inn Airport Hotel, 1350 N. First St., San Jose
RSVP: download flyer for details

It is our sincere pleasure to invite you to a special CSI workshop that has two main purposes: (1) To bring together CSI collaboration members to discuss recent sustainable initiative progress, and (2) to discuss (more…)


Mtg: Low-cost, Flexible Displays using Nanoscale Droplets

by @ 10:03 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 21, 2014
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
– colored ink, reflective, transmissive, low cost, low voltage …
Speaker: Dr. Mateusz Bryning, CTO, Zikon
Time: Pizza and beverages at 11:30 AM; presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: IEEE Members: $5, Non-members: $10
Place: TI Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Zikon’s display technology uses nano-droplets of colored ink to create images on paper like substrates.  Images can be changed by application of low voltages, which move the polarizable nano-droplets within the â??paperâ? substrate (more…)


Mtg:The Use of Thorium in Nuclear Energy Generation

by @ 9:38 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

MONDAY October 27, 2014
SCV Life Members
– non-radioactive, high-speed neutrons, electricity, desalination …
Speaker: Dr. Alexander Cannara, consultant & educator
Time: Social and no-host bar at 6:00 PM; dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE members; $27 for non-members
Place: Michael’s at Shoreline Restaurant, 2960 N. Shoreline, Mtn. View
RSVP: from website

The use of nuclear energy has erroneously been charged with being a dangerous process for generating electricity.  In reality, a million times fewer people have been killed by nuclear generators than have been killed by (more…)


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