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April 30, 2015

NFIC: Smartgrid Ecosystems: Public and Personal

by @ 5:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 
SCV Computer Society of Silicon Valley (CS) 
Subject:NFIC: Smartgrid Ecosystems: Public and Personal
– Smartgrid, Power, Optimization, Regulation, Solar … 
Speakers: Christine Hertzog, Mehdi Maasoumy, Matt Lecar, Erfan Ibrahim, Dian Grueneich, Gale Horst, Edward G. Cazalet 
Time: 4:00 pm – 10 pm 
Cost: $40 earlybird members, $50 earlybird non-members, $20 earlybird students 
Place: David Packard Electrical Engineering Building (Auditorium), Stanford, Palo Alto 
Web: http://nfic.ieeesiliconvalley.org 
Sponsors: IEEE SCV CS, NATEA-SV, Stanford Student IEEE

20150519ALL

Overview of HDR (High Dynamic Range)

by @ 5:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Thursday, May 7th, 2015 
SCV Computer Society of Silicon Valley (CS) 
Subject: Overview of HDR (High Dynamic Range)
– Image Processing, Multimedia, Signal Processing, Computer Graphics…

Speaker: Gary Demos, Image Essence LLC 
Time: 6:00-6:15pm: networking, pizzas and drinks, 6:15-7:00pm: presentation 
Cost: Free 
Place: Microsoft, 1065 La Avenida, Building 1, Mountain View 
Web: http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Multimedia-Meetup-Group/events/221823649/
Sponsors: Bay Area Multimedia Meetup & IEEE SCV CS

 

20150507CS

Assembling Data and Predictive Analytics to Hiring and Team Assembly

by @ 5:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 
SCV Computer Society of Silicon Valley (CS) 
Subject: Assembling Data and Predictive Analytics to Hiring and Team Assembly 
– Big Data Analytics, Management, Human Resources … 
Speaker: Michael Rosenbaum, CEO Pegged Software 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Cost: Free 
Place: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose 
Web: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

20150609ALL

The Current Capabilities and Future Challenges of Acoustic Microscopy (AM) for 3D Interconnect & Underfill Inspection

by @ 4:59 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, May 21, 2015 
SVC Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Society (CPMT) 
Subject: The Current Capabilities and Future Challenges of Acoustic Microscopy (AM) for 3D Interconnect & Underfill Inspection
– C-SAM® systems, can be applied to 3D IC interconnect, especially in wafer bond quality, thickness, bow, warp, sori and flatness… 
Speaker: Steven R. Martell, Manager for Advanced Applications Support at Sonoscan, Sonoscan, Inc. 
Time: 11:30 am: Networking/Light lunch, Presentation: noon to 1 pm 
Cost: Free for IEEE members; $5 non-members 
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Web: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/ 
RSVP by May 19th: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1505l.html 

20150521ALL

How Deep Learning will Enable Self-Driving Cars

by @ 8:28 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 
SCV Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) 
Subject: How Deep Learning will Enable Self-Driving Cars 
– algorithms for teaching machines to understand images, speech and video, “hierarchical representation” to get smarter …
Speaker: Mike Houston, Distinguished Engineer, nVidia 
Time: 6:30-7:00 pm: networking and refreshments, 7:00-8:00 pm: presentation, 8:00-8:15 pm: Q&A, 8:15-8:30 pm: networking 
Cost: $3, 100% of proceeds go to benefit San Jose State University’s Formula SAE racing team 
Place: nVidia, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara 
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/vts/
RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/Silicon-Valley-Automotive-Open-Source/events/221918343/
Co-Sponsored with Silicon Valley Automotive Open Source, IEEE-VTS, and nVidia

20150603ALL

Nanoscale Vacuum Electronics

by @ 7:55 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 
SCV Electron Devices Society (EDS) 
Subject: Nanoscale Vacuum Electronics 
– entirely and exclusively silicon technology, drive voltage of only 2 V, potential for THz electronics… 
Speaker: Dr. Meyya Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field 
Time: 6 pm pizza, 6:15 presentation 
Cost: Free 
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/eds/

20150519ALL

April 29, 2015

Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: The Fairchild Patent Notebooks – Curating the Founding Documents of Silicon Valley

by @ 4:22 pm. Filed under ALL
 

Thursday June 11, 2015 
SCV Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: The Fairchild Patent Notebooks – Curating the Founding Documents of Silicon Valley 
– Fairchild Patent Notebook highlights, incl. Robert Noyce and Gordon Moore, a unique insight into the work and life of each author… 
Speaker: David A. Laws, Computer History Museum 
Time: No-host bar at 6 pm, dinner at 7 pm and the program at approx. 7:45 pm to 9 pm
Cost: $30 for an Indian buffet with wine 
Place: Turmeric Restaurant, 141 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale
Web: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/the-fairchild-patent-notebooks/

20150611ALL

April 28, 2015

OEB Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG) – Plans for the Future of the Group

by @ 11:51 am. Filed under ALL
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
OEB Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG)
Subject: Plans for the Future of the Group
– Planning meeting, social purposes, technical achievement, active input wanted…
Time: 11:30 am doors open, 12:00 noon lunch, 12:30 pm meeting begins
Cost: $10, includes lunch
Place: The Englander Sports Pub & Restaurant, 101 Parrott St., San Leandro
Reservations are required no later than Monday, May 11, 2015
Web: http://www.ieee4life.org/

20150513ALL

NFV, SDN, and the Need for Optimized Server and Processor Architectures

by @ 11:01 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 
SCV Communications Society (ComsocSCV) 
Subject: NFV, SDN, and the Need for Optimized Server and Processor Architectures 
– Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), evolution of cloud computing… 
Speakers: Gopal Hegde, VP/GM, Data Center Processor Group, Cavium Inc.; Bharat Mota, Director of Engineering, Networking Applications & Advanced Technology Group, Freescale Inc. 
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:45pm 
Cost: $5 donation expected for pizza & water, free for presentation 
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
EventBrite registration: http://bit.ly/1GrwoxC 
Web:
http://www.comsocscv.org

20150513COM

April 27, 2015

The Return of Neuro-Inspired Computing – Why Now?

by @ 10:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) 
Subject: The Return of Neuro-Inspired Computing – Why Now? 
– Computational paradigms, interaction between neuroscience and information technology may lead to an exciting future …
Speaker: Prof. Jan Rabaey, UC Berkley, founding director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center and the Ubiquitous Swarm Lab 
Time: 6:00 – 6:30 pm, Technical Talk: 6.30 – 8.00 pm 
Cost: Minimum donation requested $6.00. This donation goes to the SVEC Scholarship Fund. 
Place: Jack Gifford Event Center at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, 160 Rio Robles Building “A”, San Jose 
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-return-of-neuro-inspired-computing-why-now-tickets-16477265946

20150528ALL

Making Better Pixels

by @ 2:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Optics/Displays
 

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 
Consumer Electronics Society (CE) 
Subject: Making Better Pixels 
-three key aspects of next generation consumer imaging, higher dynamic range and wider color gamut to generate better pixels …
Speaker: Pat Griffis, SMPTE Education VP and Executive Director, Technology Strategy in the Office of the CTO at Dolby 
Time: 6:30 pm – pizza & drinks; talk from 7 pm to 8:30 pm 
Cost: IEEE CES members and IEEE Student members – free; IEEE members – $5; non-members – $10 
Place: NVIDIA, Marco Polo Room, Building E, 2800 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara 
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ce/upcomingevents.html

20150526ALL

Perceiving Graphical and Pictorial Information via Hearing and Touch

by @ 11:57 am. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, May 21, 2015 
SVC Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: Perceiving Graphical and Pictorial Information via Hearing and Touch 
– use of hearing and touch for conveying graphical and pictorial information to visually impaired people… 
Speaker: Prof. Thrasyvoulos N. Pappas, Northwestern University 
Time: 6:30pm: Networking/Light Dinner, 7:00pm: Announcements, 7:05pm: Presentation, 8:15pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Free; donation accepted for food. 
Place: AMD Commons C-3/4/5, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale 
Web:
http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20150521Abstract.html

20150521SPS

April 24, 2015

Making Use of Reliability Statistics

by @ 4:37 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, May 7, 2015 
SCV Reliability Society, Co-organized by ASQ Santa Clara Valley 
Subject: Making Use of Reliability Statistics 
-Variability causes failures, statistics is the language of variability, find the resources to learn the statistical tools necessary to be successful.. 
Speaker: Fred Schenkelberg, FMS Reliability 
Time: Check in and food at 6:00PM – 6:30 PM. Presentation from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm 
Cost: Free 
Place: Qualcomm Inc., 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, CA, 95051 (Meeting will be in the cafeteria) 
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-use-of-reliability-statistics-tickets-16555806864?aff=es2 Food sponsored by I.C.E. Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab, www.rel-test.com

20150507REL

April 22, 2015

EDAâ??s pivotal role in development of fabless semiconductor industry

by @ 4:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Monday, June 1st, 2015 
Silicon Valley History 
Subject: EDAâ??s pivotal role in development of fabless semiconductor industry 
– How EDA helped transform the semiconductor industry into the fabless semiconductor mode … 
PAnelist: Suhas Patil, Cirrus Logic; Aart de Geus, Synopsys; Doug Faribairn, VLSI Technology 
Time: 6pm-6:30pm: Networking and light dinner/non-alcoholic drinks ($5 donation requested), 6:30 to 8:30 panel discussion, Q and A, and wrap up 
Cost: $5 Donation accepted for food 
Place: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara 
RSVP: http://http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/?page_id=318

20150601HIST

Voice of the Body – Samsung’s Simband and SAMI

by @ 4:18 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering
 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 
SCV Engineering in Medical and Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: Voice of the Body – Samsung’s Simband and SAMI 
– physiological sensors all on your wrist, cloud-based data platform for collecting data, open source hardware and software … 
Speaker: Matthew C. Wiggins, Ph.D., Simband Algorithm Team 
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
Cost: Free 
Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School 
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/pages/upcoming.html

20150520EMBS

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