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September 11, 2014

Mtg: Silicon Valley Leaders Share their Creativity Insights

by @ 7:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY October 2, 2014
SCV Technology Management Chapter
– White Paper, creativity, success, engagement, wellbeing …
Speaker: Susan Jamison, CLUE Institute
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Management Forum at 6:30 PM; dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $11 for IEEE members, $14 for others (more, starting 10/1)
Place: Ramada, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website

Susan will share the content of a 2014 Creativity Insights White Paper based on interviews conducted with Silicon Valley leaders in 2013 and 2014.  This is the first report of an on-going study.  The project was inspired (more…)


Mtg: The State of Residential Solar in California

by @ 6:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY October 8, 2014
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
– investment, ROI, financing, installation, regulatory issues …
Speaker: Randy Zechman, CEO & Co-Founder, Clean Solar
Time: Networking and refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Palo Alto Research Center (G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: not required

Solar is a growing business in California and showing no signs of slowing down.  Randy will share a comprehensive overview of the State of Residential Solar in California.  Heâ??ll cover a wide range of (more…)


Mtg: Origins and History of the Computer History Museum

by @ 4:13 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY October 9, 2014
SCV Silicon Valley Technology History Committee
– roots, frustrations, success, computing, ongoing impact …
Speakers: Len Shustek, PhD, co-founder, and John C. Hollar, CEO, Computer History Museum
Time: Networking and Presentations at 6:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Given the importance of computers to our civilization, why are there so few museums dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of the Information Age?  The Computer History Museum  (CHM) is the worldâ??s (more…)


Sixth Annual IEEE Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop

by @ 3:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors

THURSDAY October 16, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Electron Devices and Reliability Chapters
– all-day, 9 talks, alpha emission, case studies, reports …
Speakers: from IBM, Los Alamos Labs, Freescale, TSMC, Honeywell, Cisco, Pure, Cypress
Time: On-site check-in at 8:30 AM; Presentations from 9:00 AM – Noon; lunch from Noon – 1:00 PM; Presentations and panel from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: none (complimentary lunch, beverages)
Place: Cisco Systems, Building O, 10 Tasman Drive, San Jose, and live via WebEx on the Internet
RSVP: from website (on-site registration is now filled; no limit on webinar)

This free on-site and webinar Workshop provides a unique forum for component manufacturers, assembly houses, and electronics systems manufacturers to exchange innovative ideas and recent results on the (more…)


Workshop: Billions of IoT Devices for Everyone

by @ 2:28 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

THURSDAY September 25, 2014
SCV Communications Chapter
– panels on MEMS, 3DICs, design approach, energy, health …
Speakers: from UC-Berkeley, Qualcomm, Cadence, Moog, Toyota, IBM, more
Time: 4:30 PM; dinner at 6:45 PM; end at 9:00 PM
Cost: $20 for IEEE members, $35 for others (more, on-site)
Place: TiE SV Conference Center, 2903 Bunker Hill Lane Suite 150, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Things we use every day are getting smarter and helping us not only do things better and faster but also allowing us to do things that were not even possible before. More than just glasses that let one watch online (more…)


Mtg: How to Choose Circuit Protection Solutions that Deliver Safety and Reliability

by @ 2:10 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design

TUESDAY September 16, 2014
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
– over-current, transients, time-current curve, appropriate fuse …
Speaker: Pete Pytlik, Littelfuse
Time: Optional dinner at 5:30 PM at Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; Presentation at UL at 6:45 PM
Cost: none
Place: Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: not required

The safety and reliability of electrical/electronic devices depends on protecting their power systems from over-current events. Circuit protection products such as fuses and positive temperature coefficient (PTC) devices are (more…)


Mtg: The Energy Frontier of Particle Physics Research: Experimentation at the Large Hadron Collider

by @ 9:15 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 7, 2014
SCV Photonics Chapter
– quantum level, technologies, experimentation …
Speaker: Alexander A. Grillo, ATLAS and the Heavy Photon Search, CERN Laboratory
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Intel, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

Particle physics research investigates the interactions of elementary particles, the building blocks of our universe.  This work connects the quantum world of the very small with the cosmological world of the (more…)


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