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October 29, 2014

Mtg: Signal Processing-Based Technology Entrepreneurship

by @ 7:36 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY December 4, 2014
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
– IEEE DL talk …
Speaker: Prof. Andrew C. Singer, SPS Distinguished Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none; Donation accepted for food.
Place: AMD Commons Theater, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps

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October 28, 2014

Webinar: The 10 Commandments of Building Global Software

by @ 12:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

THURSDAY November 6, 2014
Computer Society
– internationalization, coding examples, best practices, readiness …
Speakers: Andrey Akselrod, Co-founder & CTO, Smartling; Brian Kelly, Vice President of Development, Time Trade Systems
Time: 10:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: www.computer.org/webinars

Today, software can be used by nearly anyone, anywhere. With SaaS and other digital distribution models, software is global nearly the moment it is deployed. Yet, many developers are unfamiliar with the best practices for international software (more…)

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October 27, 2014

Mtg: IP and Open Source: Making the Conflict Constructive

by @ 2:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY November 11, 2014
SCV Women in Engineering
– protecting innovation, specific contribution, benefits, promotion …
Speaker: Victoria (Vicki) Mitchell, Director of SoC Software Engineering, Altera
Time: Networking and light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: none (lunch provided by Altera)
Place: Altera Corp Building 3,, 101 Innovation Dr, San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: ieee-wie-scv.org

Altera, like many others, contributes to the open source community to enable software such as the Linux kernel to run on our SoCFPGA platform.  Altera’s contributions include improvements to the general kernel and devices, as well as new (more…)

20141111scv

Mtg: Thermal Management & Reliability of Power Electronics in Renewable Energy & Transportation Applications

by @ 1:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

THURSDAY November 13, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Chapter, with Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– packaging, bonding wire, hybrid vehicles, inverters, cooling …
Speaker: Dr. Eckhard Wolfgang, European Center of Power Electronics, and University of Dortmund
Time: Networking and buffet lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation (no charge) at 12:15 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE Members, $30 for non-members, $10 for students, unemployed ($5 more at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

In this presentation we will discuss the broad range of demands and technologies for power electronics applications, as distinct from the needs of microelectronics. I will demonstrate the importance of building in system reliability from the very early stage of design, and share examples of hybrid vehicles and inverters where this approach has been used effectively. Examples of Integrated Power Boards, Thermal Interface Materials, and bonding wire will be presented. Finally I will discuss some cooling technologies, including liquid cooling, used in thermal management of power electronics.

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October 23, 2014

Mtg: Four-Fold Resolution Increase in Scan-Free Single-Fiber Endoscopic Imaging

by @ 7:56 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays
 

TUESDAY November 4, 2014
SCV Photonics Chapter
– multi-mode, resolvable features, optimization, methods …
Speaker: Prof. Joseph M. Kahn, Stanford University
Time: Networking/Light Dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: INTEL Building SC-12 Auditorium, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

Image transmission through multi-mode fibers (MMFs) has long been of fundamental interest and is now being pursued vigorously for applications such as endoscopic in vivo imaging.  An endoscope using one MMF would be potentially much more compact than endoscopes employing a bundle of fibers or one fiber (more…)

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October 20, 2014

Mtg: Nuclear Innovation for the 21st Century

by @ 4:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

THURSDAY November 6, 2014
SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications Chapter
– low-carbon, scalable, innovation, hybrid systems, choices …
Speaker: Prof. Richard Lester, Head of the Dept. of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $35 for IEEE members (use code IEEE1106); $45 for non-members
Place: Xerox PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias/Event1.html

Nuclear energy will be essential for achieving deep, rapid reductions in global greenhouse gas emissions.  Today it produces almost two-thirds of all low-carbon electricity in the U.S.  Nuclear power technology is highly reliable, easily (more…)

20141106scv

October 18, 2014

Mtg: The Early History of Silicon Valley Technology (1907-1970)

by @ 12:32 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

WEDNESDAY November 5, 2014
SCV Silicon Valley Technology History Committee
– radio, Litton, Stanford, klystron, semiconductors, ICs, memory, microprocessor …
Speakers: Ted Hoff, Norm Pond, Paul Wesling
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:00 PM; Panel at 6:30 PM; Audience Q&A at 8:00 PM
Cost: $5 donation requested for food
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist

Key technology advances of the 20th century were initiated right here in the SF Bay Area, just as they continue to be today.  Four time periods will be examined during this History of Silicon Valley session, featuring two technical pioneers from that era: (more…)

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October 15, 2014

Annual Half-Day Symposium on Memory

by @ 12:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

FRIDAY November 14, 2014
SCV Electron Devices Chapter
— flash memory, SSDs, density, scaling, 3D, projections …
Speakers: Jim Handy, President, Objective Analysis; Deepak C. Sekar, Director, Rambus; Krishna Parat, NAND Flash Scaling, Intel; Akira Goda, Micron; Stan Williams, Senior Fellow, HP
Time: Registration at 12:30 PM; Presentations from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Cost: TBD
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds

Mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, watches, digital cameras using flash memory have become ubiquitous and are everywhere.  Flash memory is enabling ever increasing use of on-line cloud services and applications for everything from (more…)

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Mtg: Transforming And Maintaining An Organizational Culture of Excellence

by @ 11:55 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY November 6, 2014
SCV Technology Management Chapter
– attitude, behavior, performance, growth oriented, techniques …
Speaker: ArLyne Diamond, Ph.D., Diamond Associates
Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6;30 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: $11 for IEEE members; $14 for non-members ($3 more, at the door)
Place: Ramada Inn, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

We all say we want excellence in attitude, behavior and performance â?? but how often do you feel as though you were experiencing those values regularly in your organization? Is everyone devoted to providing quality at all times, or is there a rush (more…)

20141106scv

Mtg: Consumer Product Field Failures – An Engineering Approach

by @ 11:32 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY October 21, 2014
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
– discipline, analysis, design improvement, practical steps …
Speaker: Karen Rayment, Licensed Professional Engineer and consultant
Time: Optional dinner at 5:15 PM at Honba Sushi; presentation at 6:45 PM at UL
Cost: none (for talk)
Place: Honba Sushi, 2587 North 1st St, San Jose; talk at Underwriters Laboratories, 455 E. Trimble Rd., San Jose
RSVP: from website
Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses

Field failures are a good source of engineering data if rigor and discipline are applied to the failure analysis process for returned products.  The problem with gathering good data from field returns is twofold.  First, it is difficult to approach each returned, failed (more…)

20141021scv

Seminar: Multimedia Forum on Deep Learning

by @ 11:10 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

THURSDAY November 20, 2014
Bay Area Multimedia Forum
– cognitive science, machine learning, natural language, architectures …
Speakers: Jianchao Yang, Adobe; Ronan Collobert, Facebook; Yangqing Jia, Google; Richard Socher, Stanford; Jia Li, Yahoo Research
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: PARC Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Rd, Palo Alto
RSVP: from website
Web: www.bammf.org

In this talk Yangqing Jia will introduce recent developments in the image recognition fields from two perspectives: as a researcher and as an engineer.  For the first part he will describe our recent entry “GoogLeNet” that won the ImageNet 2014 (more…)

20141120all

Mtg: Computer Vision Grows Up

by @ 10:46 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

TUESDAY December 2, 2014
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley
– gesture-based, smart security, embedded, algorithms …
Speaker: Goksel Dedeoglu, PercepTonic, LLC
Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Agilent Technologies, Inc. Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara
RSVP: not required
Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

Long regarded as an obscure academic subject, Computer Vision is quickly becoming a differentiator in consumer electronics.  Recent successes in gesture-based games, smart security cameras and automotive safety systems are early (more…)

20141202scv

Mtg: Vehicular Communications and Networks Employing Cognitive Radio

by @ 9:19 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

TUESDAY October 28, 2014
SCV Vehicular Technology Chapter
– new features, ubiquitous, bandwidth, Dynamic Spectrum Access …
Speaker: Alexander M Wyglinski, PhD, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, IEEE Senior Member & VTS Distinguished Lecturer
Time: Networking and light lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:00 PM
Cost: none ($5 more after 10/27)
Place: TI Conference Center Auditorium (Building E), 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website
Web: ieee-vts-dl-141028.eventbrite.com

Vehicular networking possesses significant potential for enabling diverse applications associated with traffic safety, traffic efficiency and information provisioning.  As the automotive sector (more…)

20141028scv

Webinar: 3D Printing for Machine Design

by @ 8:44 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

THURSDAY November 6, 2014
SPECTRUM Magazine
– affordable, simple, low cost, part evolution, capabilities …
Speakers: Dave S. Baker, President, Worxsimple, LLC; Bruce Bradshaw, Director of Marketing North America, Stratasys
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinars

Medical device manufacturer Worxsimple is using dozens of 3D printed end-use parts in their automated machines. Built on printers such as the Stratasys Objet24 Desktop 3D printer, these parts include (more…)

20141106all

Webinar: The Future of Smart Grid Technology: Leveraging Big Data to Realize the Future Grid

by @ 8:34 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power
 

TUESDAY November 4, 2014
SPECTRUM Magazine
– micro grids, central intelligence, augmented reality …
Speakers: Georges Simard, President of S.I.M.AR.D. SG; Dr. John J. Simmins, Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute
Time: 8:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website
Web: spectrum.ieee.org/webinars

Whether you call it Smart Grid, Future Grid, Integrated Grid, or something else, the ability to obtain data about the grid and the assets that make up the grid continues to evolve.  In this webinar, you will hear (more…)

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