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October 31, 2015

Ph.D. Elevator Pitch to Professionals – Autonomous Driving, Computational Cameras, Scalable Speech Coding from Stanford, UC Santa Cruz and Santa Clara University

by @ 9:19 am. Filed under ALL, Signal Processing
 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: Ph.D. Elevator Pitch to Professionals – Autonomous Driving, Computational Cameras, Scalable Speech Coding from Stanford, UC Santa Cruz and Santa Clara University 
– up-to-date on the latest hot topics and technical contributions in Signal Processing, panel of students will explain their Ph.D. contributions… 
Time: 6.00 pm: Networking and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: AMD Commons, C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20151209Abstract.html

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October 30, 2015

A Tale of Two Worlds: Cyber Meets Physical

by @ 1:05 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 
SCV Computer Society (CS) and Stanford Student IEEE 
Subject: A Tale of Two Worlds: Cyber Meets Physical 
– embedded systems, IoT, controls, networking, distributed computing … 
Speaker: Prof. Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli, UC Berkeley, EECS Department 
Time: 5:30 pm: Dinner and Networking: 6 pm to 7 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free, dinner sponsored by Cadence Academic Network 
Location: Stanford University, David Packard Auditorium 
Event Details: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

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The Computing Earthquake: Neural Networks, Cognitive Layers, and Energy-Driven Computer in Electronic Systems

by @ 1:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 
SCV Computer Society (CS) 
Subject: The Computing Earthquake: Neural Networks, Cognitive Layers, and Energy-Driven Computer in Electronic Systems 
– Neural Networks, Pattern Recognition, AI, Embedded Systems … 
Speaker: Chris Rowen, Phd, Chief Technology Officer, IP Group, Cadence 
Time: 6:30 pm: Refreshments and Networking: 7 pm to 8 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave., San Jose 
Event Details: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

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Embedded micro devices: A new way to build low cost, 3D, integrated MEMS devices

by @ 12:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) 
Subject: Embedded micro devices: A new way to build low cost, 3D, integrated MEMS devices 
– IoT, post-semiconductor manufacturing processes PSM), including packaging and printed circuit board (PCB) technologies, can be used to manufacture MEMS for sensing and actuation applications…
Speaker: Prof. Mark Bachman, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of California Irvine, and Chief Technical Officer, Integra Devices, LLC, Irvine 
Time: 11:30 pm: check-in, light food, networking; 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm: presentation; please arrive by 11:45 am 
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students, and unemployed; $10 for non-IEEE members; no cost for talk-only at noon. Please register in advance so we know how much food to purchase, but pay at the door. 
Location: Texas Instruments (TI), Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details and registration: http://1511lcpmt.eventbrite.com

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Distribution Transformers Efficiencies

by @ 12:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Signal Processing
 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 
SF Industry Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Distribution Transformers Efficiencies 
– Department of Energy Efficiency standard, manufacturers will go about meeting these requirements, potential cost impact versus benefit … Speaker: Jim Stieler, Eaton Corporation 
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking; 6:00 pm: Presentation; 7:00 pm; Dinner 
Cost: $25; Student Members: $10 (at the door) discounted cost for first 5 reserved IEEE Student Members 
Location: Sinbad’s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, Regular Meeting Room Location, San Francisco 
Event Details and Registration: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/36856

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October 29, 2015

Can a one cent zip tie break the financial return on a $100M PV Asset?

by @ 7:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Engineering Mgmt
 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 
SCV PhotoVoltaic Chapter (PV) 
Subject: Can a one cent zip tie break the financial return on a $100M PV Asset? 
– uncertainty attached to potential risks or returns, solar energy industry, issues faced by a range of financial stakeholders, new solutions and presents sample economic return analyses…
Speaker: John Sedgwick, Serial Silicon Valley Entrepreneur 
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking, Sponsorship to refreshments of nutritional value is welcome!; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Palo Alto Research Center, G.E. Pake Auditorium, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv/

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October 28, 2015

Electrostatic Nano Electromechanical Switches (NEMS) for Energy-Efficient Digital Systems

by @ 12:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

 Tuesday, November 10, 2015
SCV Education Society(ED) 
Subject: Electrostatic Nano Electromechanical Switches (NEMS) for Energy-Efficient Digital Systems 
– system application, FPGAs, fabricating lateral (in-plane) electrostatically actuated, multi-terminal switches on top of CMOS …
Speaker: Dr. Roger T. Howe, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Dinner of pizza and soft drinks, meet and mingle; 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm: Tech Talk; 7:45 pm to 8:00 pm: Question & Answer 
Cost: Free 
Location: Paul G. Allen Building, 101X Auditorium, Stanford University 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/es/

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Software-Defined Infrastructure Summit

by @ 12:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 


SDIHow does one meet the challenges of Cloud Computing, Big Data/Analytics, Mobility, and Social Media, which means handling far more data and storage, many more users, and far more applications? The Software-Defined Infrastructure Summit is the only event completely focused on this newly emerging and fast-growing market.

SDI 2015 provides full coverage of Software-Defined Storage, Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDCs), Orchestration and Automation. Hear keynotes from industry leaders Microsoft, IBM, VMware, Red Hat, Intel, and Cisco. Attend full day pre-conference seminars on Open Stack, Ceph, and Software Defined Storage, and Plenaries on SDI in 2025, SDI Futures, and VC perspectives.

SDI 2015 is the place for IT planners, systems managers and software developers in customer sites – and the product and marketing planners in the IT industry – to learn what they need to know about software-defined infrastructure. The conference is December 1-3, at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Online prices and free passes are available through November 27. Use event code “SPGP” when registering for a discount on the conference, at http://www.sdisummit.com/



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October 27, 2015

Silicon Valley Engineering Council Open House 2015

by @ 3:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors
 

SVEC – 11/17 | Silicon Valley Engineering Council Open House 2015 – complimentary Annual Open House event!, light buffet, Keynote: “Future of IOT(Internet of Things): Industrialize and Automate Everything”, “Boy Scouts Engineering Explorer Post at Lockheed” …

Google (TC6-1-Comic Con), 815 11th Avenue,  Sunnyvale
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silicon-valley-engineering-council-open-house-2015-tickets-18986115984

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October 26, 2015

Chip and IP block-level verification of ESD networks in the ESDi product (with Live Demo)

by @ 2:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Monday, November 16, 2015 
SCV Circuits and Systems Society (CAS) 
Subject: Chip and IP block-level verification of ESD networks in the ESDi product (with Live Demo) 
– ESDi imports the full-chip layout from GDSII, identifies all the IO-pads/bumps, then extracts parasitic interconnect resistances, electro-migration checks… 
Speaker: Dr. Dündar Dumlugöl, CEO, Magwel NV 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking/Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcement; 7:05 pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Free. Food donation accepted: $2 for IEEE member, $5 for non-IEEE member 
Location: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-cas/ 
EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chip-and-ip-block-level-verification-of-esd-networks-in-the-esdi-product-with-live-demo-by-dr-tickets-19067164402 

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October 23, 2015

Power Electronics Seminar: New Generation of Power Electronics Based on Very High Switching Frequencies

by @ 7:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 
OEB Power Electronics Society (PELS) Student Chapter 
Subject: Power Electronics Seminar: New Generation of Power Electronics Based on Very High Switching Frequencies 
– very high switching frequencies, providing energy savings, extremely small size, and reduced electrical noise, automotive and similar harsh environments … 
Speaker: Dr. Juan Rivas-Davila, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University 
Time: 6:30 pm to 8 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: Room 540AB, Cory Hall, U.C. Berkeley 
Event Details: http://power.eecs.berkeley.edu/pels/

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Reimagining the Long-term Homecare Setting with Advanced, Wearable Technology

by @ 4:47 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 
SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: Reimagining the Long-term Homecare Setting with Advanced, Wearable Technology 
– Head-mounted Activity Monitoring (HAM) System, accurate indoor tracking relying solely on the data from the MEMS sensors and machine learning algorithms… 
Speaker: Mark A. Fauci, Founder and CEO, Gen-9, Inc. 
Time: 7.30 pm – 8:30 pm 
Optional dinner location before every meeting: Stanford Hospital Cafeteria, 6:15 PM (no host, no reservations)
Cost: Free 
Location: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/pages/upcoming.html

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October 19, 2015

High-Capacity Optical Communications Using Multiplexing of Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Modes

by @ 10:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Optics/Displays, Photonics
 

Monday, November 2, 2015 
SCV Photonics Society 
Subject: High-Capacity Optical Communications Using Multiplexing of Multiple Orbital-Angular-Momentum Modes 
– potential and the challenges to OAM-based optical communication systems, including transmission, turbulence compensation, link design, and switching … 
Speaker: Prof. Alan Willner, USC, Los Angeles 
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm: Dinner; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Intel, Auditorium, Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/

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New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology

by @ 9:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, November 12, 2015 
SCV Microwave Therory and Techniques (MTT) 
Subject: New Frontiers in Terahertz Technology 
– photoconductive, plasmonic antennas, more than three orders of magnitude increase, heterodyne spectrometers, single-photon detection sensitivities …
Speaker: Mona Jarrahi of University of California Los Angeles 
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Networking, pizza and soda; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Technical talk; 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Q&A 
Cost: Free 
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/36701

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CMOS Image Sensors for True-Color Photography

by @ 9:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Optics/Displays, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 
SCV Electron Devices Society(EDS) 
Subject: CMOS Image Sensors for True-Color Photography 
– progress towards high-resolution photography, essential to sample true color at every point in the image, Foveon X3 technology …
Speaker: Dr. Shri Ramaswami, General Manager, Foveon Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm: Pizza: 6:15 pm: Seminar 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Contact: Jayasimha Prasad 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

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