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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

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…)


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

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…)


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

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…)


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

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…)


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

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…)


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

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


Webinar: 3D Printing for Machine Design

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

THURSDAY November 6, 2014
– 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

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…)


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
– 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

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…)


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…)


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