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February 29, 2016

Multimedia Evolutions for 5G

by @ 1:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics
 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
SCV Communications Society (ComSoc)
Subject: Multimedia Evolutions for 5G
– end-to-end ecosystem to enable a fully mobile and connected society, rich set of use cases, very wide range of requirements on communications, computing and storage …
Speakers: Dr. Ozgur Oyman, Sr. Standardization Manager, Intel, “Media Services in the 5G Era”; Second speaker to be determined, “QoS Support in 5G Networks”
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm: Networking & Refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Talks; 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Panel Session; 8:30 pm to 8:45 pm: Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://comsocscv.org/showevent.php?id=1456683961

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Pabellon Advances Nikola Tesla’s Wireless Power Transfer Experiments to a New Level

by @ 1:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electrical/Power, Signal Processing
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES)
Subject: Pabellon Advances Nikola Tesla’s Wireless Power Transfer Experiments to a New Level 
– create magnetic fields that glide across surfaces to transform common objects into power and data buses …
Speaker: Alejandro (Alex) Rubin
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, pizza & drinks, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation.
Cost: Non-IEEE members: $10; IEEE members: $5; IEEE CES and IEEE Student members: Free
Location: SCU, 455 El Camino Real, Guadalupe Hall, 3rd Floor FrugalHub, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-march-meeting-march-22-2016-tickets-22370603076

 

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Stuxnet and Zero Day: An Evening with Kim Zetter

by @ 12:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Computers/Software
 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 
SCV Computer Society (CS) 
Subject: Stuxnet and Zero Day: An Evening with Kim Zetter 
– 2010 a mysterious virus of unparalleled complexity, digital weapon – malicious code, story of this attack and explores what it means for the future of warfare and the security of our critical infrastructure … 
Speaker: Kim Zetter, Senior Staff Reporter, Wired Magazine 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking/Refreshments, 7:00 pm: Presentation. 
Cost: Free; The first 50 registrants will receive a FREE copy of her book “Countdown to Zero Day” 
Location: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose 
Event Details: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

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Materials Studies of New High-Efficiency Solar Absorbers

by @ 12:30 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Electronics Design, Green energy, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 
SFBA Nanotechnology Council 
Subject: Materials Studies of New High-Efficiency Solar Absorbers 
– the development of perovskite solar cells has been meteoric, with power conversion efficiencies increasing from 3.8% to over 21% in just over five years – in operando synchrotron X-ray diffraction analysis of CH3NH3PbI3 devices … 
Speaker: Dr. Michael Toney, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource 
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, pizza & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $5 donation for lunch 
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/ 
EventBrite: https://nanoapril.eventbrite.com

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Intellectual Pugilism: The Art and Science of Expert Witnessing

by @ 11:48 am. Filed under ALL
 

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 
SCV Consultant’s Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) 
Subject: Intellectual Pugilism: The Art and Science of Expert Witnessing 
– stay in control of a dialogue by skillfully answering questions, more in-depth knowledge than opposing counsel, convincing a judge and jury that you have a sound grasp of all the relevant facts, 7 Cs of expert testimony … 
Speaker: Irving Rappaport, IP Checkups, Inc. 
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: NVIDIA Corp., 2770 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, Bldg. E (use south lobby entrance), Marco Polo Conference Room 
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/intellectual-pugilism-the-art-and-science-of-expert-witnessing/

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February 26, 2016

Technology CAD from Electronics to Bioelectronics

by @ 4:26 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software, Electronics Design
 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 
SCV Electron Devices Society (EDS) 
Subject: Technology CAD from Electronics to Bioelectronics 
– new classes of sensors and actuators for bio-medical and analytical applications, field-effect biosensors and nano-pore/nano-channel fluidic devices, TCAD tools need to be altered to model relevant device physics and realize meaningful analysis … 
Speaker: Dr. Yang Liu, Zhejiang University, China 
Time: 6:00 pm – 6:15 PM: Networking with food and refreshments; 6:15 pm â?? 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

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TOPS: Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science

by @ 3:12 pm. Filed under ALL
 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 
OEB Life Member Affinity Group (LMAG) 
Subject: TOPS: Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science
– TOPS is an outreach program using volunteers (the â??Partnersâ?) for (1) assisting teachers in grades K-8 with preparation and delivery of science and engineering lessons in the classroom … 
Speakers: Arthur M. Krakowsky, Retired, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 
Time: 11:00 am: Registration; 11:30 am: Buffet luncheon: 12:00 noon: Presentation 
Cost: $10.00 per person, includes lunch 
Location: Beebâ??s Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore 
Event Details: http://www.ieee4life.org/ 
Reservations: Reservations are required no later than April 10, 2016. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teaching-opportunities-for-partners-in-science-tops-tickets-22185177463?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button

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Materials challenges for next generation high-density magnetic recording – media and readers

by @ 2:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Magnetics
 

Monday, March 7, 2016 
SCV Magnetics Society 
Subject: Materials challenges for next generation high-density magnetic recording – media and readers 
– materials challenges to the realization of an ideal media nanostructure using L10 FePt for heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) media and narrow readers for > 2 Tbit/in2 areal density, high magnetoresistive output at low RA may open new applications … 
Speaker: Prof. Kazuhiro Hono, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan 
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose 
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2016_03_2.html

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February 24, 2016

ArcFlash Experience

by @ 3:02 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 
SCV Power and Energy Society(PES) and SCV Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: ArcFlash Experience 
Speaker: Zabi Abdali, Schneider Electric 
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Dinner and networking; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Registration through 04/18/2016: $30.00 for IEEE members, $40.00 non-members. Walk-Ins if space available: $35/$45 non-members
Location: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/arcflash-experience-tickets-21854493378

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February 23, 2016

Dramatic Improvements in Driving LED Arrays through Resonant Control of Power

by @ 8:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES) and Power Electronics (PELS) 
Subject: Dramatic Improvements in Driving LED Arrays through Resonant Control of Power 
– contra-connected pairs of LEDs or “couplets”, assembled into “reactive strings”, capacitors or inductors, resonant tank circuits… 
Speaker: Dr. David Dreyfuss, Intervention Technology Pty Ltd 
Time: 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Cost: Free 
Location: Stanford University, Packard 202, Packard Electrical Engineering (04-030), 350 Serra Mall Stanford, https://campus-map.stanford.edu/ 
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dramatic-improvements-in-driving-led-arrays-through-resonant-control-of-power-tickets-21852188484 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

 

 

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Regulatory Aspects of Technology in the US Electric Grid

by @ 8:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES), SCV Industrial Applications Society (IAS), and SCV Women in Engineering (WIE)
Subject: Implementing Advanced Technology in the US Electric Grid
– US federal regulation of public utilities, including rate revision, challenge process, and the landmark orders, competitive markets in an open access environment….
Speaker: Dr. Jessica Bian, IEEE PES Vice President
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm: Dinner: 7:00 to 9:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Registration through 09/21/2015: $30.00 for IEEE members, $40.00 non-members. Walk-Ins if space available: $35/$45 non-members
Location: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Road, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2016/08/15/9212016-implementing-advanced-technology-in-the-us-electric-grid-dr-jessica-bian-ferc/

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February 18, 2016

Pandoraâ??s Promise; Is Nuclear Power Our Salvation?

by @ 4:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 
OEB Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG) 
Subject: Pandora’s Promise; Is Nuclear Power Our Salvation? 
– nuclear power synonymous with global disaster, personal stories of environmentalists and energy experts, fiercely anti to strongly pro-nuclear energy
Time: 11:00 am: Doors open for registration; 11:30 am to 12:00 noon: Buffet luncheon; 12:00 noon to 1:30 pm: Movie – “Pandora’s Promise”; 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm: Open discussion 
Cost: $10.00 per person, includes lunch 
Location: Beebâ??s Sports Bar & Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore 
Event Details: http://ieee4life.org 
Reservations are required no later than Sunday, March 13: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pandoras-promise-is-nuclear-power-our-salvation-tickets-21644823249 
Movie trailer: http://pandoraspromise.com

 

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February 17, 2016

A Flexible Manufacturing Platform for High-Volume TCB and High Density FOWLP

by @ 1:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, February 25, 2016 
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) 
Subject: A Flexible Manufacturing Platform for High-Volume TCB and High Density FOWLP 
– Thermocompression bonding enables the next generation fine pitch 2.5D and 3D products using Cu pillar interconnects, memory market and stacked DRAM packages, highly accurate die placement in Fan-out Wafer Level Packages (FOWLP), pitches as low as 30um… 
Speaker: Tom Strothmann, Director Advanced Packaging Next-Generation Products, Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. 
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, sandwiches & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students, and unemployed; $10 for non-IEEE members 
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details and Registration: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/

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February 15, 2016

Nanoscale Magnetic Resonance Imaging â?? the Quest For a Molecular Structure Microscope

by @ 12:07 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 
SFBA Nanotechnology Council 
Subject: Nanoscale Magnetic Resonance Imaging â?? the Quest For a Molecular Structure Microscope 
– Developing nanoMRI, applying the principles of MRI to perform three dimensional microscopy, with the ultimate goal of imaging individual biological molecules such as proteins .. 
Speaker: Dr. John Mamin, IBM 
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, pizza & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $5 donation for lunch 
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/

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Physics-Based Life Distribution and Reliability Modeling of Solid State Drives

by @ 11:45 am. Filed under ALL, Reliability
 

Thursday, March 3, 2016 
SCV Reliability Society 
Subject: Physics-Based Life Distribution and Reliability Modeling of Solid State Drives 
– When only field write duty cycle is treated as a random variable, SSD life time follows, analytic solution exists when both random variables follow Lognormal distribution … 
Speaker: Alexander Parkhomovsky, Ph.D. 
Time: 6:00 to 6:30 pm: Registration, snacks, and networking; 6:30 to 7:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Qualcomm Inc., 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, in the cafeteria 
Event Details and Registration: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl/ 
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/physics-based-life-distribution-and-reliability-modeling-of-solid-state-drives-ssds-tickets-21595167728 
Food sponsored by: I.C.E. Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab, www.icenginc.com

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