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March 23, 2015

Adjustable Speed Drive Issues and Changes to IEEE519

by @ 11:12 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, April 23, 2015
OEB IAS
Subject: Adjustable Speed Drive Issues and Changes to IEEE519
– Adjustable speed drives, ability to save money and more effectively control a process….
Speaker: Thomas A. Farr, Engineering Manager for Medium Voltage Drives at Eaton Electrical in Asheville NC
Time: No-host social at 5:30 pm; Presentation at 6:15pm; Dinner at 7:15 pm; Presentation continues at 8:00 pm; Adjourn by 9:00 pm.
Cost: The cost of dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members, $30 for non-members
Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill. Call 925-933-9091 if you need directions
RSVP: michael@mkireps.com or telephone: (925) 330-6595 

Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/33775

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The Materna Medical Device

by @ 9:46 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

Wednesday, April 15th 2015
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: The Materna Medical Device
– permanent pelvic muscle damage from childbirth, over 1/2 of women will experience symptoms, device to maximize pelvic stretch…
Speaker: Mark Juravic, Materna
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Stanford University Medical School, Room M-114
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/pages/upcoming.html/

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March 20, 2015

Measurement, Safety, and Protection Workshop

by @ 3:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

riday, May 29 2015
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES)
Subject: Measurement, Safety, and Protection Workshop, â??Knowledge is power. Protect your important assets!â?
– Motor and Transformer Protection, Arc Flash Hazard Mitigation using Bus Protection Schemes, and Micro- synchrophasors …
Speakers: Ali Kazemi, PE, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories; Alex McEachern, President, Power Standards Lab; Professor Alexandra von Meier, Co-Director, CIEEâ??s Electrical Grid; Wayne Hartmann, Beckwith Electric Company
Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Cost: EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY MAY 18 – Only $100 for IEEE Members; $150 for non-members; $25 for students/IEEE Life Members; Registration Cost After May 18th – IEEE Members $120; Non-Members $180; Students $30
Place: San Francisco State University, The Annex at 1 North State Drive, San Francisco
RSVP by May 22 https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/32963

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March 18, 2015

SNIA Data Storage Innovation Conference

by @ 4:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

Discounted registration for IEEE Members! SNIA Data Storage Innovation Conference is offering a discounted registration (with accompanying code) of $395.00 for IEEE conference attendees. This represents a 55% discount off the regular $695 conference registration price. Click here for discount. The conference will be held April 7-9, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara.
DSI’s agenda will cover a range of topics including Big Data Infrastructure, Cloud Storage, Data and Storage Management, Data Security and Identity Management, Distributed Storage, Free/Open Source Software, Green and Energy Efficient IT, Object Storage, Storage Security and more. http://www.dsicon.com for more information.

 

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Kinematics and Dynamics of Robots â?? Articulated, Legged, and Wheeled

by @ 4:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt, Signal Processing
 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Control Systems Society (CSS)
Subject: Kinematics and Dynamics of Robots â?? Articulated, Legged, and Wheeled
– representational and kinematic singularity, Euler-Lagrange, Central Pattern Generator (CPG) to legged locomotion…
Speaker: Dr. Ghulam Mustafa, Santa Clara University
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
RSVP: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-css/

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Scaling Analog Circuits: Why and How?

by @ 3:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Thursday April 30, 2015
Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)
Subject: Scaling Analog Circuits: Why and How?
– critical interfaces to connect the digital cores of SoCs, reducing supply voltages, design paradigms..
Speaker: Prof. Peter R. Kinget, Columbia University
Time: Networking and Refreshments: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM, Technical Talk/Q&A: 6.30 PM – 8.00 PM
Cost: $6 donation requested
Place: Jack Gifford Event Center at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, Building A, 160 Rio Robles, San Jose
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/

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March 16, 2015

Get Ready! Plug-In Electric Vehicles are Coming! And You’re at Ground Zero!

by @ 2:24 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt
 

Wednesday April 8, 2015
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES)
Subject: Get Ready! Plug-In Electric Vehicles are Coming! And You’re at Ground Zero!
– “range anxiety”, terminology, codes, standards, and application issues …
Speaker: Gary H. Fox, PE. â?? General Electric
Time: 11:30 AM â?? 1:00 PM
Cost: Cost: $5 – IEEE members, IEEE Life Members and Students, $10 – Non IEEE members
Place: California Public Utilities Commission (Event not sponsored by the CPUC), Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/32959

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March 14, 2015

Surface and Materials Engineering for Enhanced MEMS Reliability

by @ 8:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
SCV Reliability Chapter, co-sponsored by IEEE SFBA MEMS & Sensors Chapter
Subject: Surface and Materials Engineering for Enhanced MEMS Reliability
– adhesion (also called stiction), friction, wear and corrosion, silicon carbide (SiC), a wide bandgap semiconductor…
Speaker: Prof. Roya Maboudian of University of California, Berkeley
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Atmel, 1600 Technology Drive, San Jose
RSVP: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/33519

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March 13, 2015

A New Concept for Lead Frames

by @ 10:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Component, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: A New Concept for Lead Frames
– 3D High Volume Print Forming (3D HVPF), QFN leadframe, finer features, thin as 200 microns…
Speaker: Phil Marcoux, PPM Associates, and Tom Clifford
Time: Networking and pizza at 5:45 am; Presentation at 6:30 (please arrive by 6:15 pm)
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1504l.html/

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IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

by @ 6:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Engineering Mgmt
 

The IEEE Women in Engineering presents IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference to be held23-25 April 2015 in San Jose, California. With a theme of Lead Beyond: Accelerating Innovative Women Who Change the World, the conference focuses on leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship. 
Opening reception to be held at Yammer Offices in San Francisco. Join us for an incredible networking and mentoring opportunity in a relaxed atmosphere. Transportation will be provided. Friday and Saturday conference tracks that fuel innovation, facilitate knowledge sharing and provide a shared community will be held at the Marriott Downtown San Jose. Sign up for the micro-hackathon led by Cisco on Sunday. A free virtual conference track will also be available online.

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How Chinese Module Makers are Moving Forward with the Current Tariffs and Countervailing Duties

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

Wednesday April 8, 2015
SCV PhotoVoltaic Society
Subject: How Chinese Module Makers are Moving Forward with the Current Tariffs and Countervailing Duties
– Panel discussion, company strategies, tariffs, Q&A and open dialogue…
Panalists: Tamara Montague, VP Sales for JA Solar; Jing Tian, Head of Global Marketing for Trina Solar; Patrick Lynch, US Sales Manager for Renesola
Time: 6:30 pm networking, 7 pm talk
Cost:
Place: PARC, Palo Alto
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv/

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Agile In Context

by @ 11:09 am. Filed under ALL, Blogroll, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
Subject: Agile In Context
– adaptable to change, age of acceleration, Everything that is old is new again; and some part of Agility is re-discovering the value of humans…
Speaker: Catherine Simpson, Certified Scrum Professional
Time: 6 pm registration and networking,6:30 pm Management Forum / Guided Networking, 7 pm dinner, 7:30 to 9 pm speaker
Place: Cost: $5 
Place: AMD Commons building, 991 Stewart St, Sunnyvale
Web: http://www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/

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March 11, 2015

Signal and Image Sciences Workshop

by @ 10:40 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Signal Processing
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 
Joint IEEE /OEB/Signal Processing Society and CASIS LLNL workshop 
Subject: Signal and Image Sciences Workshop 
– Learning Tools for Big Data Analytics… 
Keynote Speaker: Georgios Giannakis, University of Minnesota 
Time: 9 am to 5 pm 
Cost: Free 
Place: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, HPC Innovation Center (HPCIC), Greenville Road, Livermore
Web: https://casis.llnl.gov/

 

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March 9, 2015

Nanoengineered Devices for Thermal Management and Solar Thermal Energy Conversion

by @ 9:36 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Nanotechnology Council
Subject: Nanoengineered Devices for Thermal Management and Solar Thermal Energy Conversion
– nanoengineered surfaces, manipulate fluidic and thermal transport processes, increase efficiency in solar thermophotovoltaic (STPV) devices …
Speaker: Evelyn N. Wang, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT
Time: Networking, Pizza & drinks and talk, 12:00 noon to 1 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Web: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/14bff4cf63dae68e?projector=1
RSVP: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano

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Startup Weekend East Bay

by @ 5:33 pm. Filed under ALL
 

Friday, April 24 – Sunday April 26, 2015 
IEEE East Bay student branch and CSU East Bay 
Subject: Startup Weekend East Bay 
–innovation, entrepreneurship and design, build a startup in 54 hours! No talk, all action! … 
Time: 5 pm Friday through Sunday
Cost: $99 business, $25 student 

Discount: Promo code PROFESSIONAL15 allows 50% off of professional tickets.
Place: CSU East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Boulevard, Hayward 
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/startup-weekend-east-bay-tickets-15485850596?aff=UP+Community+Sites/ 
Web: http://www.up.co/communities/usa/east-bay-ca-usa/startup-weekend/5531

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