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January 20, 2016

High-Power Microwave Tube Development at Stanford and SLAC

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 
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 … 
Speakers / Panelists: Profs. David Leeson and Burton Richter, Stanford University, Dick Winkler, SLAC employee #2 and Stanford Graduate 
Time: 6:00: networking and refreshments; 6:30 pm: Opening Remarks, Panel; 7:45 pm: Audience Q&A; 8:30 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: $6 donation requested for IEEE members for food, $9 for non-members 
Location: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara 
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January 19, 2016

2016 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference

by @ 1:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

LEAD BEYOND – accelerating innovative women who change the world
Don’t miss your chance to LEAD BEYOND and join over 1100 women in tech at the 2016 IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference
on 23-24 May 2016 at the San Jose Convention Center. Our inspiration-packed program has more than 50 speakers delivering sessions on leadership, entrepreneurship, innovation and emerging technology.
Designed specifically for mid- to senior-level women in technology, this event is provides skills and networking to accelerate innovative women who change the world! 
Find out more at


January 18, 2016

Mastering Decision Making in a Chaotic and Changing Project Environment

by @ 11:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

Thursday, February 4, 2016 
SCV Technology Engineering Management Society (TEMS) 
Subject: Mastering Decision Making in a Chaotic and Changing Project Environment 
– explore different types of project environments and how to apply different types of thinking to each, Frameworks which produce results, Leadership styles needed for engineers and leaders … 
Speaker: Rosemary Hossenlopp, PMP, Consultant at PM-Perspectives 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration & Informal Networking; 6:30 pm: Management Forum / Guided Networking; 7:00 pm: Dinner; 7:30 pm: After Dinner Presentation; 9:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: $7 early bird by February 3rd, $10 on February 4th, and $12 at the door 
Location: AMD Commons Building / AMD Campus, Sunnyvale, Intersection of Stewart Drive & Santa Trinita Ave. Drive through entry gate. Commons Building and parking is on the left after entry. 
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January 15, 2016

Science Fair Judges Needed

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Science Fair Judges Needed

Science Fair season is coming up. Traditionally, the IEEE has provided both prizes and judges for local fairs and we need your help once again. These fairs provide an opportunity for students from middle schools and high schools to show their projects and hear comments from professionals like you. Projects range from the simple to the sophisticated, but behind every project is a student who is anxious to find out what you think about it. As a judge you will interact with students and help them understand what they did right and how they could do better next time.

This year we will be supporting three science fairs: San Mateo (Monday, February 29), Santa Cruz (Saturday, March 12), and Santa Clara (Thursday, March 17). Generally, the judging starts about 10:00 AM and lasts until about 4:00 PM (however, the San Mateo Fair is judged in the evening). Even if you can only stay a few hours your help will still be greatly appreciated by the students. No previous experience or specialized knowledge is necessary only patience and common sense.

If you are interested in helping out at one of these fairs, or sponsor a prize, please call Charlie Neuhauser at (408) 245-0085 (W) or E-mail him at You can find out more about the fairs at the following sites:

Santa Clara:
Santa Cruz:
San Mateo:



Volunteer Opportunity! Enhance STEM Education!

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Volunteer Opportunity! Enhance STEM Education! STEM logoTeaching Opportunities for Partners in Science (TOPS) of the Santa Clara Valley is looking for scientists and engineers who are willing to partner with science teachers to enhance the science curriculums of grades K-8 in the Santa Clara Valley. It’s a program that promotes in-depth relationships of a volunteer with a science teacher and his/her class on a weekly basis to amplify labs and class sessions with the scientists’ real-world experience.
Here’s a chance to make a real difference to students in aiming their education at a career in science or engineering. To find out more, go to


School Science Presenters Wanted for AVS Science in Action

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SIA LogoSchool Science Presenters Wanted for AVS Science in Action Volunteer to support science education in local schools! Are you a Bay Area professional with a science or engineering background? You can give interactive science presentations based on pressure, gas behavior, and vacuum technology to elementary, middle, and high school students. This is your chance to have a little fun, and to amaze and inspire a new generation of students using equipment that the schools don’t have. 
If you’re willing to make two or more school visits per school year (a few hours each), we will train you and provide the organization, equipment, and supplies. Contact us at or!


Flexible and Printed Electronics Conference and Exhibition

by @ 3:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing

The 15th Annual Flexible and Printed Electronics Conference and Exhibition
Flex2016highlights new developments and directions for the new electronics paradigm enabling the manufacturing of flexible and printed devices forming the foundation for the Internet of Things. Over 100 speakers, 6 short courses, 50 exhibits, extensive networking opportunities all set in Silicon Valley’s backyard. Check it out at IEEE members receive a 15% discount when registering with code IEEEFLEX15. 
Organized by FlexTech Alliance, NextFlex and SEMI 
Technical co-sponsor: IEEE CPMT/ Santa Clara Valley Chapter


Internet of Things (IoT) Summit

by @ 3:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing

Join the IoT Revolution on March 17th at the Internet of Things (IoT) Summit.
IoT-2015The IoT Summit features latest products, applications, development, and business opportunities in IoT. The market for IoT, sensors, wearables,cloud, and related technologies is expanding at a phenomenal rate. The conference brings together researchers, developers, and practitioners from diverse fields including scientists and engineers, research institutes, and industry.


ISQED Symposium 2016

by @ 3:03 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing

Don’t miss the 17th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED 2016),
ISQEDcoming to Santa Clara in March. With a theme of IOT & Hardware Security, this conference bridges the gap among Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology,packaging, assembly & test to achieve design quality. This important three-day event features:
* Embedded information-packed tutorials
* Keynotes by major industry & academia leaders and experts
* Near 100 papers highlighting the latest trends in electronic circuit and system design & automation, test, verification, and semiconductor technologies
* Interact & network with the Experts and industry movers and shakers


quick-turn high-precision product design

by @ 2:58 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design

Need quick-turn high-precision product design, procedural development, and fabrication InteliTekof parts, anything from high tech missile systems to small scale-consumer products, without compromising your existing production lines? InteliTek can design and manufacture parts involving very complex geometry, up to 40″L x 20″W x 45″H and can meet tolerances verified to ISO standards of up to .0005″. Applications include medical, infrared, military, wafer fabrication, to a diverse range of other applications. Please see InteliTek, and contact Mark Shier,, Hamid Bahier,, Tel 1-805-685-6300, Cell 1-805-390-3688, or Sandra Winkler at, and mention the E-Grid ad.


IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS)

by @ 2:54 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications

The IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 
IMSis the premier annual international meeting for technologists involved in all aspects of microwave theory and practice. It consists of a full week of events, including technical paper presentations, workshops, and tutorials, as well as numerous social events and networking opportunities. The symposium also hosts 600 commercial exhibiting companies.

The event will be held on May 22-27 in San Francisco, with many thousands expected to participate. Keynote speakers include Dr. Martin Cooper, Founder of the Cell Phone, “The Birth and Death of the Cell Phone”; Dr. James Truchard, President, CEO and CoFounder, National Instruments; and Prof. Jan M. Rabaey, Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professor, UC Berkeley, “The Human Intranet- Where Swarms and Humans Meet”



MEAD Education

by @ 2:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing

MEAD Education organizes public discussions, case studies and lectures by reputable experts on the “Challenges of the 21st Century”MEAD Education organizes advanced engineering courses taught by leading design engineers and researchers from both high-technology companies and universities. These lecturers specialize in the area of the course, and also have substantial teaching experience. The inclusion of both academic and industrial instructors allows the coverage of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of every topic in all courses.
Three courses will be organized by MEAD Education at UC Santa Cruz from March 21-25, 2016 and will be:
* Continuous-Time Delta-Sigma Design
* Ultra-Low-Power RF Circuits for IoT
* Power Management
Each MEAD course focuses on the state of the art in a topic of current interest to industry, and covers all its relevant aspects in an intensive manner. The material is updated every time the course is offered, to keep it current. The particularly intensive format of the course allows a complete coverage of subjects in a relatively short time. For more information on these advanced engineering courses, see MEAD EDUCATION


Bringing Big Data and Genomics to Unlock Cures for Rare Disease

by @ 2:48 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering

Too many children die each year from difficult-to-treat cancers. The rarity of specific cancers, high cost of drug testing, and limited access to trials have impeded the development of cures. UCSCgenomicsToday, the plunging cost of genome sequencing, combined with new initiatives to pool genomics data, the application of big-data analytic methods and global collaboration between researchers and physicians promises a profound revolution in the treatment of childhood – and many other – cancers.

Get involved by attending the UC Santa Cruz Live in Silicon Valley inaugural event, Bringing Big Data and Genomics to Unlock Cures for Rare Disease on Tuesday, February 2 at the Stanford Faculty Club, 439 Lagunita Drive, Stanford, beginning at 6 pm.


Tech Industry Summit; International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2016); Industrial Electronics Society Student & Young Professionals (S-YP) Forum

by @ 2:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing

Be sure to attend the week-long program of events starting on June 6 which will include:
TechIndustrySummitThe Tech Industry Summit, an engaging two-day event on the Internet of Things (IoT) which will bring together industry and research visionaries to understand and address complexities and challenges faced by each sector on a daily basis. 
The International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2016)will be on June 8-10 and will continue the dialogue of IoT and bring industry leaders together for a practical, open exchange on edge-leading technology and your role in driving it forward.
The  offers activities and opportunities for engineering students and recently graduated engineers (young professionals) to present their R&D work in Industrial Electronics, and to build contacts with their peers. isie2016This week-long program of events will include the 
* IEEE Tech Industry Summit, 2-day pre-conference (June 6-7)
* 25th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
* Industrial Electronics Society Student & Young Professionals (S-YP) Forum
* TEMS Workshop on Technology Management and Entrepreneurship Issues on IoT
* International Transportation Innovation Center Program 
* IEEE P2413 Standards Committee on Industrial IoT
* IEEE IoT Community Workshop
* IEEE ComSoc workshop on IoT and communications


January 14, 2016

Failure Modes of Varistors and How to Protect Against This Problem

by @ 12:49 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Industrial Applications, Reliability, Semiconductors

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: Failure Modes of Varistors and How to Protect Against This Problem 
– wear-out mechanisms and failure modes created by continuous overvoltage conditions, induced voltage spikes, electrical disturbances from the outdoor environment … 
Speaker: Bharat Shenoy, Littelfuse 
Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm: Networking & Pizza; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Electronic Cooling Solutions, Inc., 2915 Copper Road, Santa Clara 
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