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October 15, 2014

Mtg: Designing for the Internet of Things: A Paradigm Shift in Reliability

by @ 7:42 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

TUESDAY November 18, 2014
SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, with Reliability Chapter
– network hdwre, software, upgrades, solder joints, fans, models …
Speaker: Mudasir Ahmad, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation (no charge) at 6:45 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE Members, $33 for non-members, $10 for students, unemployed ($5 more at door)
Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

More than 50 Billion devices are expected to be internet enabled by 2020.  These devices, commonly referred to as the “Internet of Things” (IoT), are expected to become ubiquitous and involved in every aspect of (more…)


October 14, 2014

Mtg: 3-D Visualization of Big Data

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

TUESDAY December 2, 2014
SCV Computer Chapter
– big data, trends, patterns, holographic platform …
Speaker: David Chavez, Chief Technology Officer, zSpace, Inc.
Time: Networking/Refreshments at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
RSVP: from website

With the big data explosion in full steam, companies across multiple industries are resourcefully aggregating data to pinpoint numbers, trends and patterns that hold the key to improving their (more…)


Mtg: Innovative Pressure-Sensing Solutions

by @ 2:07 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors

WEDNESDAY November 19, 2014
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter
– ultra-small devices, DRIE Etch, cavities, non-uniformities …
Speaker: Holger Doering, Chief Operating Officer, Silicon Microstructures, Inc.
Time: Pizza and beverages at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Qualcomm Cafe @ Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

MEMS Pressure Sensor portfolio and the different Technologies/Process methods that are used to manufacture them; Specialties of SMI pressure sensors to address niche medical markets as well as (more…)


Webinar: Putting a Value on Smart Grid Reliability: Distribution Automation Cost Benefit Analysis

by @ 1:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY October 16, 2014
IEEE Smart Grid Group
– webinar: DoE model, communications, IT, case studies …
Speaker: Laney Brown, Director of Smart Grid Planning, Iberdrola USA
Time: 9:30 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Web
RSVP: from website

Iberdrola USA has leveraged the US Department of Energyâ??s Value of Service model to articulate the value of Smart Grid investments. This presentation will include two case studies. One that demonstrates the value (more…)


October 6, 2014

CFP: Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO)

by @ 10:34 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Optics/Displays

Call for Abstracts
Conference on Lasers and Electro Optics (CLEO)
— May 10-15, 2015     — San Jose Convention Center
— Abstract and Summary due December 15, 2014
Papers are requested in these areas: Applications & Technology, including – Biomedical – Environment/Energy – Government & National Science Applications – Industrial … in Science & Innovations (the “classic” CLEO), including – Laser Systems and Facilities – Semiconductor Lasers – Nonlinear Optical Technologies – Terahertz Technologies and Applications – Optical Materials, Fabrication and Characterization – Micro- and Nano-Photonic Devices – Components, Interconnects and Signal Processing – Biophotonics and Optofluidics – Lightwave Communications and Optical Networks – Optical Metrology … and in Fundamental Science. Abstracts are due by December 15th.
Get more details: visit


October 4, 2014

Seminar: Nanotech-Enabled Energy Generation & Storage

by @ 9:27 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering

TUESDAY November 18, 2014
SCV Nanotechnology Chapter
– half-day: graphene, electrodes, batteries, supercapacitors …
Speakers: from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Japan MITI, Qnovo, Ultora
Time: Registration at 12:15 PM; Networking and Lunch at 12:30 PM; Presentations begin at 1:00 PM; Dismissed at 4:30 PM
Cost: $15 IEEE Members, $20 non-members (includes full lunch)
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara
RSVP: from website

12:30 – lunch;  1:00 – Welcome and Introductions;  1:10 – Dr. Jeff Urban, Staff Scientist, Materials Science Division, Lawrence (more…)


October 2, 2014

Mtg: Application Issues with Inverter-Based PV Power Plants

by @ 3:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

THURSDAY November 20, 2014
OEB Industry Applications Chapter
– variable input, ramp control, interconnection, grid stability …
Speaker: B. Ben Banerjee, Schneider Electric
Time: No-host social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM
Cost: $25 for IEEE members, $30 for non-members, $15 for student and retired members
Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: by November 17 to Michael Nakamura, (925) 330-6595

The role of the Central Inverter is pivotal to cost effective solution to DG-Solar Generation.  On one hand, this Power Electronics based Inverterâ??s operation goal is to optimize the variable DC Power Plant input to Active Power (KW) output.  On the (more…)


Mtg: The Evolution of the Global PV Industry, Its Technologies, Prices, Applications and Business Models

by @ 2:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY November 12, 2014
SCV Photovoltaics Chapter
– growth rate, negative margins, politics, mainstream choice …
Speaker: Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst, SPV Market Research
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

The global PV industry has experienced significantly strong growth during its >40-year history.   From 1978 through 2013 for example, the industry grew by a compound annual rate of 35%.  During this period industry participants have worked hard to (more…)


October 1, 2014

Webinar: Internationalizing Your Website: Avoid the Pain, No Strings Attached

by @ 3:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Engineering Mgmt

THURSDAY October 9, 2014
Computer Society
– Webinar: languages, no coding, best formats, examples …
Speaker: Andrew Saxe, Product Manager, Smartling
Time: 11:00 AM (PDT)
Cost: none
Place: on the Internet
RSVP: from website

Internationalizing a website or a web app into multiple languages can require extensive recoding and development work. How can you avoid this painful process? During the webinar, Andrew will discuss how companies like GoPro, Foursquare and (more…)


3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration & Packaging

by @ 8:52 am. Filed under Communications, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Semiconductors

Technology for Emerging Device and Systems Integration & Interconnect
3D Architectures for Semiconductor Integration & Packaging
— December 10-12, 2014   — Hyatt Regency SFO, Burlingame
3D-ASIP is an outstanding venue for meeting with leaders from around the world to learn and discuss the latest technology and market insights into 2.5/3D device and systems integration and packaging. All speakers are invited.     Pre-Conference Symposia:   – 2.5/3D-IC Design Tools and Flows   – 3D Integration: 3D Process Technology    Keynotes from Silicon Integration Initiative, Micron Technology and Xilinx     Sessions on:   – 2.5/3D Systems   – Interposers   – Monolithic 3D Integration   – Design Analysis and Modeling   – Manufacturing and Costs   … and more.
Reduced Fees through November 10th — save $150.
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Rock Stars of 3D Printing

by @ 8:48 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

IEEE Computer Society — changing the way we produce everything
One-Day Event: Rock Stars of 3D Printing
– December 2, 2014   – San Jose Civic Auditorium   – 8 AM to 7 PM
Find the answers you need – the one event that brings together experts who ask the tough questions and give you the realistic answers. Speakers:   – Jesse Harrington Au, Chief Maker Advocate, Autodesk   – Paul Brody, IBM   – Dr. Amir Dorafshar, Facial Transplantation Program, Johns Hopkins   – Hugh Evans, Corp Dev’t and Ventures, 3D Systems   – Christine Furstoss, Director of Mfg & Materials Technologies, GE   – Brian David Johnson, Future Casting & Experience Research, Intel   – Cliff Waldman, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity & Innovation … and others.   See actual examples of products and techniques in exhibits, share experiences and case histories in a day packed with networking, food, and generally mind-blowing ideas. Prepare and implement 3D printing — remain relevant in your industry!     Only $229 for IEEE members.
Full information and to register:
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