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February 11, 2016

Magnetization Dynamics in Nanostructures and Thin Films

by @ 10:39 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics, NanoEngineering

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 
SCV Magnetics Society and SFBA Nanotechnology Council
Subject: Magnetization Dynamics in Nanostructures and Thin Films 
– spin dynamics with ferromagnets, effective damping in nanomagnets depends strongly on the excited spin-wave mode and on the size of the nanomagnet … 
Speaker: Dr. Hans T. Nembach, National Institute of Standards and Technology and JILA, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 
Time: 6:30 pm: Cookies, Conversation & Pizza; 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose 
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High Resistance Grounded Power System

by @ 8:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Industrial Applications

Thursday, April 28, 2016 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: High Resistance Grounded Power System 
– limiting the use of HRG systems for MV systems to voltages of less than 4.16 kV and phase-ground fault currents of less than 10 A, IEEE Std. 142 (Green Book) …
Speaker: Mr. Dev Paul, PE, AECOM, Inc., IEEE 
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; Presentation continues at 8:00 pm; Adjourn by 9:00 pm 
Cost: $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill 
Event Details:
RSVP: Please make reservations by April 26th by contacting Diosdado Hernandez via email: or telephone: (510) 287-1077


The long path from MEMS Resonators to Timing Products

by @ 4:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter 
Subject: The long path from MEMS Resonators to Timing Products
– last 10 years, critical technology steps that led to MEMS becoming viable for the timing market, success at commercialization… 
Speaker:Professor Tom Kenny, Stanford University 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking and pizza; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Food: Pizza and beverages will be available starting at 6:30 pm for a $5 donation at the door. 
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
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Sponsorship: Contact for sponsorship opportunities.


2016 Spring Research Review and IAB Meeting

by @ 4:39 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Semiconductors

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter 
Subject: 2016 Spring Research Review and IAB Meeting 
– Navy-funded effort to integrate electronics and synthetically engineered microbes to produce untethered biosesing platforms, various technologies and scientific directions being pursued in the quest for reliable, clinically relevant neural recording, stimulation, and blocking technology… 
Speakers: Tom J. Zajdel, Professor Michel M. Maharbiz 
Time: 2:45 pm: Arrival/Registration; 3:40 pm: Environmental BioSensing: Engineering Bacterial-Based Floating Sensor Node; 4:10 pm: Tutorial: Recent Advances in Neural Interfaces 
Cost: Non Members – Conference Events March 2 to March 4,(By Invitation Only) $350; IEEE Members – Tutorials & Reception March 2 only $10 
Location: Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, UC Berkeley 
Public Parking: 
Event Details: 
Sponsorship: Contact for sponsorship opportunities.


February 10, 2016

OpenVX: A Framework for Accelerating Computer Vision [Tutorial]

by @ 2:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Signal Processing

Friday, April 1, 2016 
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: OpenVX: A Framework for Accelerating Computer Vision [Tutorial]
– Understanding the architecture of OpenVX computer vision API, its relation to OpenCV, OpenGL, and OpenCL APIs; getting fluent in actually using OpenVX for real-time image processing and computer vision tasks … 
Speakers: Kari Pulli, Intel; Radhakrishna Giduthuri, AMD, Thierry Lepley, Nvidia 
Time: 2.00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Cost: $10 IEEE Signal Processing Society members, $30 IEEE members, $50 others 
Location: AMD Commons,991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale 
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Advanced Packaging Technologies for System Integration

by @ 12:40 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors

Thursday, April 28, 2016 
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) 
Subject: Advanced Packaging Technologies for System Integration 
– optimum SiP solution, enabling technologies for product solutions for different applications and market segments … 
Speaker: Dr. Dongkai Shangguan, CMO, STATS ChipPAC 
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 
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February 8, 2016

5G and the Future of Wireless

by @ 6:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Applications

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 
SCV Consultant’s Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: 5G and the Future of Wireless 
– meteoric rise of cloud computing , fifth evolution of mobile, mobile phones download high definition videos in seconds, how will cellular networks evolve? …
Speaker: Jonathan Wells, AJIS Consulting
Early Meeting for New Member SIG: 6:30 pm
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
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Google’s Secrets to Becoming a Great Manager

by @ 6:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

Thursday, March 3, 2016 
SCV Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) 
scv-temsSubject: Google’s Secrets to Becoming a Great Manager 
– managers get better at coaching, empowering teams, managing team energy, staying results-oriented, communicating, developing teams, and sharing a vision … 
Speaker: Lori Krein, Training Specialist, Google 
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: Cost: Early bird to 12:00AM 03/02/2016 (PST): $7; $10 after that
Location: AMD Commons Building / AMD Campus, Sunnyvale, Intersection of Stewart Drive & Santa Trinita Ave. 
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BRAINWAY: Cognitive Computer Architecture with Applications in Health Care and Personalized Medicine

by @ 6:06 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Computers/Software

Monday March 28th, 2016 
SCV Circuits and Systems (CAS) 
Subject: BRAINWAY: Cognitive Computer Architecture with Applications in Health Care and Personalized Medicine 
– stunning convergence of semiconductor technology and life science research, personalized and molecular-level imaging diagnosis, speeding up the pace of scientific discovery, and changing the practice and delivery of patient care … 
Speaker: Andreas G. Andreou, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute, Johns Hopkins University 
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking with light dinner; 7:00 pm: Presentation 
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 
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February 3, 2016

50th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

by @ 3:30 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Industrial Applications, Signal Processing

AsilomarTree50th Annual Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

Asilomar Hotel and Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, California, November 6-9th, 2016.
Authors are invited to submit papers before May 1st, 2016, in the following areas: Communications Systems; MIMO Communications and Signal Processing; Networks; Signal Processing and Adaptive Systems; Array Signal Processing; Biomedical Signal and Image Processing; Architecture and Implementation; Speech, Image and Video Processing. For detailed information see Call for Papers



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