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December 29, 2015

Everything You Wish to Know about Memristors But Are Afraid to Ask

by @ 2:34 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design
 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 
SCV Electron Devices Society (EDS) 
Subject: Leon Chua: Everything You Wish to Know about Memristors But Are Afraid to Ask
– used for memories and explored for low-energy brain-like computing, missing circuit element.. Why is it needed to complete the circuit element “universe”? … 
Speaker: Dr. Leon Chua, Professor of EECS, Berkeley 
Time: 6.00 pm: Networking with food and refreshments; 6:20 pm: Award presentation by EDS 2015 president Albert Wang; 6:30 – 7:45 pm: Seminar 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

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Workshop: Autonomy, Connectivity & The Future of Transportation

by @ 2:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 
SCV Communications Society (ComSoc) 
Subject: Workshop: Autonomy, Connectivity & The Future of Transportation 
– already living in an era with autonomous systems in vehicles, Antilock brakes (ABS), adaptive cruise control, Technology hubs such as Silicon Valley…well-positioned to participate… 
Speakers: Gaurav Bansal, Toyota InfoTechnology Center; Shrikant Acharya, Excelfore; Jeffrey Miller, Attorney; More 
Time: 4:15 – 5:00 pm: Registration & Networking; 5:00 – 5:10 pm Introduction: 5:10 – 5:45 pm Keynote: 5:45 – 6:05 pm: Talk #1; 6:05 – 7:00 pm: Dinner & Networking; 7:00 – 8:00 pm Talks #2, 3 & 4; 8:00 – 8:30 PM Panel Q&A; 8:30 pm: Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment 
Cost: $11.49 – $16.74 
Location: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://comsocscv.org/showevent.php?id=1448958018 

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December 14, 2015

Lockheed: A Silicon Valley Strategic Defense Startup

by @ 11:14 pm. Filed under ALL
 

Thursday, January 14, 2016 
SCV Silicon Valley Technology History Committee 
Subject: Lockheed: A Silicon Valley Strategic Defense Startup 
– retrospective on Defense Valley of the 1950s and 1960s and the Polaris/Poseidon program that led to todayâ??s Tridents than make up the most secure leg of the strategic Triad… 
Panists: Profs. David Leeson and Burton Richter, Stanford University 
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and light dinner Presentation; 6:30 pm: Opening Remarks, Panel; 7:45 pm: Audience Q&A 
Cost: $5 donation requested for food & soft drinks 
Location: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/?p=489

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Storage Visions 2016 Conference

by @ 9:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Storage_Visions
Data Storage Makes All Things Possible. Find Out How, Why Jan 4-5 at Storage Visions 2016

Register at  (https://sv2016.eventbrite.com/?discount=IEEE_Grid_Discount4781ak21wy63gjbs3287N76) to receive $101 off Your Registration!! And be certain to mention the E-Grid if registering onsite.

Storage Visions is the place where you will meet and hear from the innovators driving this technology forward! 
JOIN CEOs, Industry Leaders, manufacturers and end users at Storage Visions 2016! Network with the companies and people that will create the next generation of hardware and software at Storage Visions. Learn about the latest Storage Technologies and Methods to:
* Improve Performance and Efficiency 
* Lower Costs
* Improve reliability
Storage for the Next 5000 Years 
For discount at the Luxor Hotel: The Luxor

 

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The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened

by @ 12:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 
SCV Technology and Engineering Management (TEMS) 
Subject: The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened 
– the early 20th century, tech development, new management practices, where innovation happens today… 
Speaker: Paul Wesling, IEEE Life Fellow, Tandem Computer/HP (retired) 
Time:  7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation and Q&A 
Cost: none
Location: Red Cross Building, 2731 N. First Street, San Jose 
Event Details: http://www.wvara.org 

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Can a â??Super Flatâ? Organizational Structure Work in High Tech?

by @ 12:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, January 7, 2016 
SCV Technology and Engineering Management (TEMS) 
Subject: Can a â??Super Flatâ? Organizational Structure Work in High Tech? 
– flat management structure, productivity, Zappos, holocracy… 
Speaker: Carl Angotti, Angotti Product Development 
Time: 6:00 pm Networking; 6:30 pm Management Forum/Guided Networking; 7:00 pm sandwich dinner; 7:30 pm Presentation 
Cost: $7 (through 1/5), $10 at door 
Location: AMD Commons Building / AMD Campus, Intersection of Stewart Drive & Santa Trinita Ave. Drive through entry gate. Commons Building and parking is on the left after entry, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://www.ieee-scv-tmc.org/meetings/all/2016-01-07 

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Imaging at Very Short Wavelengths Using Nanotechnology

by @ 11:51 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering
 

January 19, 2016 
SF Nanotechnology Council 
Subject: Imaging at Very Short Wavelengths Using Nanotechnology 
– developing new lab-based technologies with improved x-ray imaging capabilities that currently exist only at synchrotrons … 
Speaker: Dr. Anne Sakdinawat, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) 
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, Pizza & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Seminar 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details and Registration: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/

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December 12, 2015

Beyond Balloons: Enabling Soft Robotics with new Materials and Systems

by @ 10:55 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Industrial Applications, Reliability
 

Thursday, December 17, 2015 
SCV Reliability Society 
Subject: Beyond Balloons: Enabling Soft Robotics with new Materials and Systems 
– more mobile, dexterous, versatile, robust and even social, new generation of robotic systems that are based on soft and adaptive materials is emerging, wearable robotic “exosuits”… 
Speaker: Roy Kornbluh, Principal Research Engineer, Robotics Laboratory, SRI International 
Time: 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: SRI International, Laurel St and Mielke Dr (This an intersection.), Building G (across the street from Menlo Park City Hall), Menlo Park 
Event Details: http://www.meetup.com/IEEE-Robotics-and-Automation-Society/events/227356189/

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December 11, 2015

First-Photon Imaging and Other Imaging with Few Photons

by @ 9:45 am. Filed under ALL, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, March 3, 2015 
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: First-Photon Imaging and Other Imaging with Few Photons 
– possibility of accurate LIDAR, use single-photon detectors to enable long-range reflectivity and depth imaging, use of detector arrays and improve robustness to ambient light … 
Speaker: Dr. Vivek Goyal, Associate Professor, Boston University 
Time: 6.30 pm: Networking and light dinner; 7:00pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm to 8:15 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free, Donations accepted for food 
Location: AMD Commons, C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20160303Abstract.html

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December 10, 2015

Sports Analytics and the Future of Wearables

by @ 3:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics
 

Tuesday, January 12, 2015 
Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Sports Analytics and the Future of Wearables 
– optimal performance with minimal pain and injury by way of finely-tuned data mining, data aggregation and machine learning, integrates into the userâ??s daily lifestyle… 
Speaker: CK Lam, Palo Alto Scientific, Inc. 
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: NVIDIA Corp., 2766 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/sports-analytics-and-the-future-of-wearables/

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High-Power Microwave Tube Development at Stanford and SLAC

by @ 3:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

This event to be rescheduled for a later date!

Thursday, January 14, 2015 
SCV Silicon Valley Technology History Committee 
Subject: High-Power Microwave Tube Development at Stanford and SLAC 
– klystron at Stanford, theory and practice of microwave tubes developed locally during and after WW II, resulting in small linear accelerators, 2-mile-long Stanford Linear Accelerator … 
Speaker: Profs. David Leeson and Burton Richter, Stanford University 
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking and light dinner Presentation; 6:30 pm: Opening Remarks, Panel; 7:45 pm: Audience Q&A 
Cost: $5 donation requested for food & soft drinks 
Location: Keypoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/?p=479


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To Commission or Not to Commission. That’s the Million Dollar Question!

by @ 2:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Friday, February 26, 2015 
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: Electrical and Lighting Commissioning Seminar
– lighting, electrical power systems commissioning and preventive maintenance, selective coordination and harmonic analysis, Learn from otherâ??s mistakes…
Speakers: Lyn Gomes, kW Engineering; Rick Miller, RNM Engineering; James Walker, Eaton Electrical; Robert E. Fuhr; P.E.; Mike Pincus, Kohler Power Systems; Speaker: Dan Hook; Executive Vice President of Business Development., Western Services; Steve Metzger, Electrical Reliability Services, Emerson Power Systems 
Time: 7:30am: Registration begins (Breakfast included), 8:00 am to 4:40 pm: Conference with Lunch 
Cost: $250, Pre-registration is required 
Location: Hilton Doubletree Pleasanton, 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37405

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December 3, 2015

Engineering Classes – UCSC EXT.

by @ 7:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers
UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley – Engineering Classes
Conveniently located at 2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers Ave exit off Hwy 101. Browse the full course listing at www.ucsc-extension.edu/engineering

Info Session for Embedded Systems and VLSI Engineering Programs Starts Tuesday, January 05
Designing Networks and Systems for High Availability Starts Saturday, January 16
Logic Synthesis, Introduction Starts Saturday, January 16
Software Testing: Techniques, Tools and Practices Starts Saturday, January 16
Big Data: Overview, Tools and Use Cases Starts Tuesday, January 19
System and Functional Verification Using UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) Starts Tuesday, January 19
Python Programming for Beginners Starts Thursday, January 21
Real-time Embedded Systems Programming, Introduction Starts Thursday, January 21
Advanced Verification with SystemVerilog OOP Testbench Starts Thursday, January 21

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IEC 62368-1: Update on the hazard-based safety standard for AV & ICT equipment, and its global adoption, including ongoing work by IEC TC108

by @ 4:15 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Industrial Applications
 

Wendesday, December 16, 2015 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: IEC 62368-1: Update on the hazard-based safety standard for AV & ICT equipment, and its global adoption, including ongoing work by IEC TC108 
– there remains more to be done for true global adoption and an effective transition to 62368-1 from the legacy standards, acceptance, achieving some level of consensus, transition of the existing… 
Speaker: Tom Burke, ULâ??s Principal Engineers for AV & ICT equipment safety 
Time: 6.30 pm: Networking and light dinner; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Electronic Cooling Solutions, Inc, 2915 Copper Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-scv-pses-wed-dec-16-meeting-tickets-19835101322 

 

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