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March 15, 2016

GPU Technology Conference

by @ 3:33 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Communications, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications, Semiconductors, Signal Processing

The GPU Technology Conference is the largest and most important event of the year for GPU developers. Join us this year as we showcase the most vital work in the computing industry today – Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Virtual Reality, and Self Driving Cars.

Tracks include Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning, Intelligent Autonomous Machines / IoT, Media and Entertainment, Aerospace and Defense, Computer Vision, Graphics Virtualization, High Performance Computing, and Product Building and Design. Among the 35 topic areas include Energy Exploration, Medical Imaging, Computational Biology, Earth System Modeling, Product & Building Design, Real-Time Graphics, Computer Vision & Machine Vision, Robotics & Autonomous Machines, Data Center & Cloud Computing, and Astronomy & Astrophysics.

Keynote speakers include Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO & Co-Founder, NVIDIA ; Rob High, CTO, IBM Watson; and Gill Pratt, CEO, Toyota Research Institute. This will be at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center on April 4-7. See Promo Code: GTC16IEEE for a 20% discount to this event.



March 14, 2016

The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems

by @ 2:29 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Semiconductors


The Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems 
ITherm 2016 is an international conference for scientific and engineering exploration of thermal, thermomechanical and emerging technology issues associated with electronic devices, packages and systems. ITherm 2016 will be held along with the 66th Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC 2016 –, a premier electronics packaging conference. Dual-registration for ITHERM and ECTC is offered at a substantial discount. In addition to Oral and poster presentations and vendor exhibits, ITherm 2016 includes panel discussions, keynote lectures by prominent speakers, a “Cutting Edge Vendors” session, a Workshop on the Industrial Internet, and professional short courses. 
Review the Advance Program: Registration is now open. 
May 31 – June 3, 2016 * Cosmopolitan Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA (Co-Located with ECTC)



by @ 2:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt

WITISummit3 Days. 60 Speakers. Infinite Opportunities. WOMEN IN TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 
WITI’s 2016 Annual Summit is shaping up to be the biggest and boldest ever â?? brimming with insights, tools, techniques, and opportunities to advance you and your company to ever-greater levels of productivity and success. This Year’s Topics Include: 
Leverage Your Personal Brand to Achieve Your Goals * Internet Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection * Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp * Making LinkedIn Work for YOU * Green Is Good. For the Planet. For Your Wallet. * Take Charge of Your Own Success: A View from Insiders * The Power of Gender Partnership in Advancing Women in Business * Maximizing Your Workforce with Corporate Mentorship * Creating and Managing Powerful Teams * Wearable Technology: Innovations and Opportunities * Breakthroughs in Leadership: Hereâ??s How I Got to the Top * WITI Coaching Track 
June 5-7, at the DoubleTree in San Jose. See


Package Requirements for High-Speed Systems

by @ 2:26 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors, Signal Processing

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) and Circuits and Assembly (CAS)
Subject: Package Requirements for High-Speed Systems
– key electrical characteristics: signal loss, signal crosstalk, return loss, mode conversion, power integrity and other important factors affecting the bandwidth of high-speed systems…
Speaker: Wendem T. Beyene, Technical Director, Rambus 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
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Lasers and Atoms for Time and Position

by @ 2:01 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications, Industrial Applications

Thursday, April 7, 2016 
SCV Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS) and the Communications Society (ComSoc)
Subject: Lasers and Atoms for Time and Position 
– high performance optical – atomic systems, transferring â??Timeâ? from one location to another, two-way laser links between ground and space, perhaps searches for physics beyond the Standard Model… 
Speakers: Professor Leo Hollberg, Physics Department, Stanford University 
Time: 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Registration and networking; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Presentation; 7:30 pm to 7:45 pm Q&A 
Cost: Free 
Location: Geometrics, 2190 Fortune Dr., San Jose 
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Wireless Bioelectronics

by @ 1:21 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Electronics Design, Semiconductors, Signal Processing

Thursday, April 21, 2016 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSC), Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) and Circuits and Systems Society (CAS)
Subject: Wireless Bioelectronics 
– Miniaturized electronics, when placed inside the body, can wirelessly monitor and modulate internal activity, new method for electromagnetic energy transfer, engineering and experimental challenges …. 
Speaker: Prof. Ada Poon, Stanford University 
Time: 6:00 to 6:30 pm: Networking and refreshments; 6:30 to 8:00 pm: Technical Talk 
Cost: Free 
Location: Maxim Integrated, Jack Gifford Event Center, 160 Rio Robles, Building A, San Jose 
Please register by Tuesday April 19, 2016 for fast check-in processing by Maxim security. Attendees registered after Tuesday, would have to wait for their badges to be issued on the same day.


Annual Full-Day Symposium – Nanotechnology in Biosystems, Medicine and Health

by @ 12:40 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, NanoEngineering

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 
SFBA Nanotechnology Council and SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS)
Subject: Annual Full-Day Symposium – Nanotechnology in Biosystems, Medicine and Health 
– This symposium brings together leading academic and industry experts to discuss the innovative opportunities and technical challenges associated with nanotechnology in  biosystems, medicine and health care industries … 

Time: 8:30 am to 5:45 pm

Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
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March 11, 2016

A Signal-Processing Approach to Modeling Vision, and Applications

by @ 10:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Signal Processing

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: A Signal-Processing Approach to Modeling Vision, and Applications 
– human visual system (HVS), good dose of clever signal processing, lab characterizing the responses of the HVS to natural images … 
Speakers: Dr. Sheila S. Hemami, Professor & Chair, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Northeastern University 
Time: 6:30 pm 
Cost: Free 
Location: AMD Commons,991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale 
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Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers in consumer electronics; the next little thing?

by @ 10:32 pm. Filed under ALL, Semiconductors

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 
SFBA MEMS and Sensors Chapter 
Subject: Piezoelectric micromachined ultrasonic transducers in consumer electronics; the next little thing? 
– range-finding and fingerprint sensing, air-coupled ultrasonic sensors based on PMUTs, capable of imaging wet or oily fingers and can image the dermis beneath the surface of the finger…. 
Speaker: Professor David Horsley, U.C. Davis 
Time: 6:30 – 7:00 pm: Networking & Pizza; 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Invited Talk; 8:00 – 8:30 pm: ExCom Meeting & Election 
Cost: $5 donation
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Sponsorship: Contact for sponsorship opportunities


BACL: Lecture + Facility Tour, Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp.

by @ 8:23 pm. Filed under ALL, Product Safety, Reliability

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: BACL: Lecture + Facility Tour, Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp. 
– tour of their facility, a presentation of their services, recently added the lighting lab to enable them to do Photometric measurements… 
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, Pizza and drinks included 
Cost: Free
Location: Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp. 1274 Anvilwood Ave., Sunnyvale 
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March 9, 2016

Company Tour of Schneider Electric Services

by @ 2:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 
OEB Power and Energy Society (PES) 
Subject: Company Tour of Schneider Electric Services 
– in-depth look, Live demonstrations and walk-throughs, engineering and design process, manufacturing, testing, and quality control… 
Speaker: Ray Palama, Service Location Manager, Phone: 1-925-583-6701, Email: 
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, refreshments served 
Cost: Free
Location: Schneider Electric Services, 6611 Preston Ave., Suite A, Livermore 
RSVP: Event Details: Schneider Electric Services Tour


March 7, 2016

ARC Flash Risks

by @ 6:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Industrial Applications

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS) 
Subject: ARC Flash Risks 
– many ways Arc Flash Risk directly impacts owners, operators, and end users, minimize exposure regardless of tier level, support workplace safety, increase uptime … 
Speaker: Michael Liberman, BASS Electric 
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking: 6:00 pm: Presentation, 7:00 pm: Dinner 
Cost: IEEE Members and Non-Members: $25.00, Student Members: $10 (at the door), discounted cost for first 5 reserved IEEE Student Members 
Location: Delancey Street Restaurant, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco 
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When Your Big Data Seems Too Small: Accurate Inferences Beyond the Empirical Distribution

by @ 3:22 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 
SCV Information Theory Society (IT) 
Subject: When Your Big Data Seems Too Small: Accurate Inferences Beyond the Empirical Distribution 
– general challenge of making accurate inferences about a complex distribution, amount of data (i.e the sample size) is too small for the empirical distribution, “population spectrum”… 
Speaker: Prof. Gregory Valiant, Department of Computer Science, Stanford 
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking/Refreshments, 6:30 pm: Presentation. Parking Generally Free In Nearby Lots After 4:00 pm 
Cost: Free
Location: Room 202 in Packard Bldg., Stanford 
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March 6, 2016

Switching Issues and Solutions for Reactive and Capacitive VAR Compensation

by @ 9:41 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications, Signal Processing

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 
SF Power and Energy Society(PES) 
Subject: Switching Issues and Solutions for Reactive and Capacitive VAR Compensation 
– challenges and solutions for switching reactive and capacitive VAR compensation, control voltage, severe duty on the switching device, rapid rise of voltage that can cause re-ignitions… 
Speaker: Joe Rostron, Senior VP of Technology Development, Southern States, LLC 
Time: 5:00 pm: Networking; 6:00 pm: Dinner; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 9:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: IEEE Members: $25; IEEE Non-Members: $30; Students and Life Members: $15; Volunteers: $10 
Location: Jillian’s at Metreon, 175 Fourth Street, San Francisco 
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Regulatory Aspects of Technology in the US Electric Grid

by @ 9:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Engineering Mgmt, Industrial Applications

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 
SF Power and Energy Society(PES) 
Subject: Regulatory Aspects of 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: 11:45 am to 1:00 pm: Lunch and Presentation 
Cost: $5 for IEEE Members, $10 for Non-Members 
Location: 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco 
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