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July 31, 2016

AR-VR: Computing gets Interactive

by @ 10:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
SCV Consumer Electronics Society
AR-VR: Computing gets Interactive
– Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) glasses and Head Mounted Displays (HMD), share experience with this emerging application segment, critical hardware design decisions (esp. around memory)…
Speaker: Harsha Nagaraju, Sr. Segment Marketing Manager, Micron Technology
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, pizza and 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: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-aug-meeting-tickets-26866027010

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Happy Hour with Consumer Electronics Society

by @ 10:35 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics
 

Thursday, August 25, 2016
SCV Consumer Electronics Society
Subject: Happy Hour
– Fun, relaxed environment for IEEE Consumer Electronics Society SCV members, friends and guests to mingle and get better acquainted with one another …
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Focus PDM, 960 O’Brien Dr., Menlo Park
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-santa-clara-valley-happy-hour-tickets-26866092205

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July 30, 2016

Automated Vehicles: The Hot New Arena for Sensors and Mapping

by @ 12:07 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Control Systems
 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
SCV Consultant’s Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: Automated Vehicles: The Hot New Arena for Sensors and Mapping
– high level overview of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and the sensor technologies and mapping systems that are driving the trend toward Automated Vehicles, Big Data, IoT, machine learning, streaming analytics and algorithm development…
Speaker: Christopher K. Wilson, Christopher Wilson Consulting
Time: 7:00 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: NVIDIA Corp., 2800 Scott Blvd, Bldg. E (use East lobby entrance, facing Scott Blvd.), Marco Polo Conference Room, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/automated-vehicles-the-hot-new-arena-for-sensors-and-mapping/

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Board Game Night with the IEEE Young Professionals

by @ 9:11 am. Filed under ALL
 

Friday, August 19, 2016
SCV Young Professionals
Subject: Board Game Night with the IEEE Young Professionals
– A variety of board games are available. You are also encouraged to bring your own game to share….
Time: 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Cost: Admission is free. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
Location: Game Kastle Mountain View. 550 Showers Drive, Mountain View
Event Details: http://ieee_scv_board_game.eventbrite.com
Please contact Wenbo at yinwenbo007@gmail.com with questions

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Prof. Juan Rivas from Stanford to give TBD talk on Stanford Power Electronics

by @ 8:47 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
SFBA Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: Prof. Juan Rivas from Stanford to give TBD talk on Stanford Power Electronics
Speaker: Prof. Juan Rivas, Stanford
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; IEEE Non-Members: $10
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

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The Technology Behind the Worldâ??s Smallest 12V, 10A Voltage Regulator

by @ 8:46 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Thursday, October 27, 2016
SFBA Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: The Technology Behind the Worldâ??s Smallest 12V, 10A Voltage Regulator
– Introduce the worldâ??s smallest 12V in, 10A out dc-dc converter developed at Texas Instruments. The series capacitor buck topology overcomes conventional high frequency challenges and enables efficient operation in the multi-MHz range …
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; IEEE Non-Members: $10
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

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Prof. Juan Rivas from Stanford to give TBD talk on Stanford Power Electronics

by @ 8:44 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Thursday, September 29, 2016
SFBA Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: Prof. Juan Rivas from Stanford to give TBD talk on Stanford Power Electronics
Speaker: Prof. Juan Rivas, Stanford
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: $5; IEEE Non-Members: $10
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html

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SkyTran Development

by @ 8:10 am. Filed under ALL, Green energy
 

Monday, August 22, 2016
SCV Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG)
SkyTran Development
– radically new high-speed transportation system uses Maglev suspension and linear induction drive of 2-man pods, now being installed in Tel Aviv for introduction next year…
Speaker: Dr. Robert Baertsch, NASA “Skytran” Development
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration and networking: 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Dinner; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $25 for IEEE LMAG Members; $27 non-members
Location: Michaels at Shoreline Restaurant, 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-scv-lmag-dinner-and-speaker-about-skytran-tickets-26769049949?aff=erelexpmlt

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July 27, 2016

Chapter Fall Banquet; Industry Trends and Innovation: Past, Present and Future

by @ 12:23 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power
 

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: Chapter Fall Banquet; Industry Trends and Innovation: Past, Present and Future
– challenges and opportunities facing modern grids are, industry trends and innovation will shape the future grid, the IEEE role in building, operating, and maintaining the sustainable power grid…
Speaker: Damir Novosel, President, Quanta Technology, LLC, 2016-2017 IEEE PES President
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, networking, and dinner; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Dinner Cost: IEEE Members (Early Bird): $25; IEEE Non-Members (Early Bird): $35; IEEE Members (After 10/5/16): $30; IEEE Non-Members (After 10/5/16): $40; Students and Life Members: $15; Corporate Sponsorship (Table of 8): 350; Volunteers: $10
Location: Delancey Street Restaurant, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35001

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Rebuilding After A Disaster – Challenges and Opportunities

by @ 12:22 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Product Safety
 

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: Rebuilding After A Disaster – Challenges and Opportunities
– how these two incidents happened and discusses how they were turned into an enhanced safety design opportunity … Speaker: Doug Handran, EBMUD
Time: 11:45 pm: Networking and lunch; 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Lunch Cost: IEEE Members: $5; IEEE Non-Members: $10
Location: 505 Van Ness Avenue, Golden Gate Room, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35094

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July 26, 2016

Atariâ??s Impact on Silicon Valley: 1972-84

by @ 10:14 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, September 8, 2016
SCV History Chapter
Subject: Atariâ??s Impact on Silicon Valley: 1972-84
– Nolan Bushnell, Ted Dabney and Al Alcorn, created the earliest successful arcade and home video games, fun and turmoil surrounding this corner of Silicon Valley…
Speakers: Nolan Bushnell, the legendary Silicon Valley entrepreneur who co-founded Atari in 1972, was a founding father of the video game industry, and was named by Newsweek as one of “50 Men Who Changed America”; Al Alcorn: Atari employee #3 who designed Pong (the first commercially successful coin-operated video game), built the first video game on a custom chip (home Pong), and led the development of the Atari VCS home video game machine which launched the cartridge video game industry; Owen Rubin: early coin-op engineer (Atari employee #4 or #5) who helped in the transition from all-TTL games to microprocessor-based games; Steve Mayer: Chief Atari Architect for home video games and computer systems, and who was on the team that brought Activision back from bankruptcy to become the worldâ??s largest independent gameâ??s software company
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation and Panel Discussion
Cost: $8 members, $8 for non-members
Location: Key Point Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/?p=575
Silicon Valley History home page: www.SiliconValleyHistory.com
RSVP: Pre-registration required

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Leveraging the Strengths of Female Engineers in Today’s Business Environment

by @ 10:13 am. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt, Women in Engineering
 

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Qualcomm Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and SCV Women in Engineering (WIE)
Subject: Being a Female Engineer can be your Greatest Advantage
– most valuable benefit comes from their unique perspective and their complementary traits, which can enable well-rounded teams that work in a synergistic way…
Speaker: Susanne Paul, PhD, Senior Director of Technology, Qualcomm
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Qualcomm SCL Café (Building B), 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/
Registration: https://qualcomm_ieee_event.eventbrite.com

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July 25, 2016

The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened

by @ 2:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, August 11, 2016
SCV Technology and Engineering Management Society (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 Computers/HP (retired)
Time: 9:30 am (Arrive between 9:15 and 9:30 am); talk begins at 9:45 am
Cost: Free
Location: Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-tems/?p=682
RSVP: Complimentary registration requested

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July 22, 2016

Understanding the Business Need for a Power Monitoring System

by @ 12:51 pm. Filed under ALL, Control Systems, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, July 28, 2016
SCV Power and Energy Society (PES) and Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Understanding the Business Need for a Power Monitoring System
– power monitoring system to verify utility bills, respond and diagnose power interruptions, and plan for capacity upgrades and designs, historical data to compare load levels, voltage levels, power factors, and harmonic quality …
Speakers: John Brosnan, Engineering Manager, Santa Clara Valley Water District; Arvind Tailor, Senior Engineer, Santa Clara Valley Water District; Ian Linayao, Technical Sales Engineer, APT
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, networking, and refreshements; 1:00 to 2:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free for IEEE members
Location: Santa Clara Valley Water District, 5700 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/2016/07/22/july-28-understanding-the-business-need-for-a-power-monitoring-system/
RSVP: Advance Registration required https://www.eventbrite.com/e/understanding-the-business-need-for-a-power-monitoring-system-tickets-26579542126?ref=ebtnebregn

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July 19, 2016

Distinguished Lecturer Seminar: Enabling and Exploiting Machine Learning in Ultra-Low-Power Devices

by @ 10:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Control Systems, Semiconductors
 

Thursday, August 18, 2016
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) and Computer Society (CS)
Subject:
– machine-learning algorithms give rise to for addressing system bottlenecks, resource-efficient implementations directs us to use the algorithms in new ways, unconventional circuit architectures…
Speaker: Naveen Verma, Princeton University
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free; $6 donation requested for refreshments
Location: Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/

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