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March 31, 2017

Consulting Services

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SEMICON West

by @ 4:04 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Consumer Electronics, Industrial Applications, Robotics and Automation, Semiconductors
 

SemiconWest2017

SEMICON West comes to San Francisco on July 11-13, offering all-new programming focused on the applications and technologies that are driving the microelectronics industry forward. Smart Automotive, Smart Manufacturing, MedTech, IoT and more. It’s here that the industry gets a glimpse at what’s next.

NEW IEEE programs organized by SEMI, IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section, and the IEEE Computer Society, include theWorld of IoT: Understanding Risks and Opportunities in Transformative Technologies (Session1: IoT Devices & Data and Session 2: Applications for Business Solutions). These sessions, free for IEEE members, will be held at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis on Tuesday, July 11.

IoT devices collect data from or send data to the physical world. Microcontrollers, MEMS and sensors, and actuators form the building blocks of IoT device architecture. To learn more about each session, visit:

Session I: IoT Devices & Data from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm 
Session II: Applications for Business Solutions from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Register by May 12 for SEMICON West and receive a complimentary Expo Only pass with access to the IEEE World of IoT sessions listed above.

http://bit.ly/IEEEATWEST

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UCSC Silicon Valley Extension – Engineering Classes

by @ 2:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

UCSC ext logoEnhance your skill set with these UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

Browse the full course listing at www.ucsc-extension.edu/engineering

Timing Closure in IC Design Starts Wednesday, April 05
System and Functional Verification Using UVM (Universal Verification Methodology) Starts Thursday, April 06
Analog IC Design, Introduction Starts Saturday, April 08
Digital Logic Design Using Verilog Starts Monday, April 10
Embedded Design with Xilinx FPGAs Starts Monday, April 10
Low-Power Design of Nano-Scale Digital Circuits Starts Tuesday, April 11
System Virtualization Fundamentals Starts Wednesday, April 12
Wireless Communications and Mobile Antenna Design, Introduction Starts Thursday, April 13
ASIC Physical Design, Advanced Starts Friday, April 14

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension – Engineering Classes
We are located at 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers exit off Hwy 101.

 

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DER Integration Issues/Opportunities and Potential Solutions

by @ 1:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
OEB Industry Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: DER Integration Issues/Opportunities and Potential Solutions 
– PV, various power system challenges with intermittent renewables, focusing on the existing radial distribution system design, and pose some potential solutions… 
Speaker: Chase Sun, PE, Grid Integration and Innovation, Principal Engineer, PG&E 
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; 8:00 pm: Presentation continues; 9:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Free 
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/44797 
Please make reservations by April 17 by contacting Luis Soria via email: lmsq@pge.com or telephone: (415) 793-7909

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March 30, 2017

SPECIAL FULL-DAY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: “Energy Harvesting is Out of the Lab” 

by @ 10:21 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Green energy
 

Thursday, April 20, 2017 
SCV Power Electronics Society (PELS) 
Subject: SPECIAL FULL-DAY WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT: “Energy Harvesting is Out of the Lab” 
– Powering your applications with free, ambient energy by the utilization of EH solutions is no longer an academic lab experiment nor producing a negligible amount of power to be practical for today’s applications… 
Time: 8:30 am: Registration; 9:00 am to 3:45 pm: Workshop Sessions; 3:45 to 5:00 pm: Functional Demo Expo (also at breaks though day)
Cost: $60 PELS Members / $80 IEEE Members / $100 Non?IEEE / $0 Students (PRICE INCREASES 4/7/17) 
Location: On Semi, 3001 Stender Way, Santa Clara, https://goo.gl/maps/ctUAtVH6mkn
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pels/index.html 
TOTAL REGISTRATION LIMITED TO 50 PEOPLE, STUDENTS LIMITED TO 5 PEOPLE

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Annual all-day symposium: Nanotechnology in the Environment, Advanced Batteries, Clean Energy 

by @ 9:32 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 
SFBA Nanotechnology 
Subject: Annual all-day symposium: Nanotechnology in the Environment, Advanced Batteries, Clean Energy 
– Nano Material Toxicity, Regulating Nano Toxicity, Hydrogen Storage, Mushroom Electrode Battery Technology, Carbon Nanotube Batteries for Solar Grid Storage & Electric Vehicles … 
Speakers: Marie-Noële Croteau, USGS; Jeffrey Wong, Cal EPA; Jenn Dion, Stanford University; Brennan Campbell, NexTech Batteries; John Wong, CTO, Magi Scitech
Time: 8:30 am to 5:45 pm 
Cost: IEEE Members: $45, $40 (early), $55 (pay-at-door); Non-IEEE Members: $55, $50 (early), $65 (pay-at-door); In Transition / Unemployed: $25, $20 (early), $35 (pay-at-door); Students: $21, $16 (early), $31 (pay-at-door); Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Break Refreshments Included 
Location: SEMI Global Headquarters, 673 South Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sfba-nano-may-symposium-nanotechnology-in-the-environment-advanced-batteries-clean-energy-tickets-33324327962 
Job Seeker Assistance at this event

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Fully Inkjet-Printed RRAM Memory Circuits for Solution-Processed Electronics

by @ 9:13 pm. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
SFBA Nanotechnology
Subject: Fully Inkjet-Printed RRAM Memory Circuits for Solution-Processed Electronics
– using sol-gel oxides and metal nanoparticle inks in a 3D printer to fabricate novel electronic devices on flexible substrates …
Speaker: Jeremy Smith, PhD., U.C. Berkeley
Time: 11:30 am: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 12:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments, Auditorium E1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fully-inkjet-printed-rram-memory-circuits-for-solution-processed-electronics-tickets-33065579037?aff=erelexpmlt
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Predictive Analytics Using Machine Learning

by @ 8:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
SCV Computer Society (CS)
Subject: Predictive Analytics Using Machine Learning
– two case studies of machine learning automating decisions for energy companies, scheduling process across multiple windfarm sites, commodities trading …
Speaker: Paul Hofmann, Ph.D., CTO, Space-Time Insight
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave., San Jose
Event Details: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/predictive-and-prescriptive-analytics-using-machine-learning/
Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/predictive-and-prescriptive-analytics-using-machine-learning-tickets-33282193938?ref=ebtnebregn
Note : The doors close at 7:30 PM

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The IIOT, Intelligent Machines, and AI Cities Track of the GPU Technology Conference 

by @ 7:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors
 
GPU2017
The IIOT, Intelligent Machines, and AI Cities Track of the GPU Technology Conference will focus on the power of the NVIDIA JetsonTM platform to drive the latest advances in industrial IoT, robots, drones and Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA). Learn from embedded movers, shakers, and makers that are changing the world.* Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)    * AI Cities
* Intelligent Machines & Robotics         * Security
* Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA).

This event will showcase the most vital work in the computing industry today,including deep learning and AI, big data analytics, virtual reality, self-driving cars and much more. Held at the San Jose Convention Center from May 8 to May 11th.

Save Up To $240 Off Regular Rates Through April 5. For more information, see here:

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gtc/sessions/iot-and-intelligent-machines/?ncid=pa-dis-gc27thfrmstk-10999

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March 28, 2017

Technology & Ethics in the Age of Hyper Connectivity 

by @ 2:46 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 
SCV Communications Society (ComSoc) 
Subject: Technology & Ethics in the Age of Hyper Connectivity 
– traditional Western ethics theories like utilitarianism, Kantianism, or virtue ethics, to ethical cases, Two distinguished speakers of Silicon Valley will present their views… 
Speakers: Prof. Shannon Vallor, SCU, and Vivek Wadhwa, Director of Research, Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 to 8:30 pm: Panel Session; 8:30 to 8:45 pm: Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment
Cost: Free for event, $5 for refreshments 
Location: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://comsocscv.org/showevent.php?id=1488141603 

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March 22, 2017

Spin Transfer Torque Magneto-Resistive Random Access Memory 

by @ 10:06 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 
SCV Magnetics Society
Subject: Spin Transfer Torque Magneto-Resistive Random Access Memory 
– magnetic tunnel junction, or MTJ, enable a significant new position in the semiconductor memory market… 
Speaker: Barry Hoberman, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Spin Transfer Technologies, Inc. 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, Cookies, Conversation & Pizza ; 7:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose 
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag/MtgSum/Meeting2017_04.html 

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Turning Challenges Into Opportunities: Tips and Tricks To Own Your Career 

by @ 1:31 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 
SCV Young Professionals (YP) 
Subject: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities: Tips and Tricks To Own Your Career 
– simple tips he has developed (or fallen into by accident) by working with mentors and peers to solve the many challenges encountered in his career path… 
Speaker: Tim Worboys, Senior Manager, LinkedIn
Time: 7:00 pm: Registration, Dinner, and Networking; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation; 9:00 pm to 9:30 pm: Networking 
Cost: Free 
Location: UCSC Engineering 2, Baskin Circle, Room 180, Santa Cruz 
Event Details and RSVP: https://ieee-career-talk.eventbrite.com 

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March 21, 2017

Women in Technology Summit (WITI)

by @ 1:53 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 
Women in Technology Summit (WITI)

where one can build confidence, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and the value of gender parity in the workplace. This conference is for both women and men.

200 speakers & coaches, Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, Coaching Circles, and Workshops 
witi.com/conferences/2017/summit/ , on June 11-13, at the Doubletree in San Jose

* MasterinWITIg the Science of Storytelling      * Engaging Men to Invest in Gender Equality 
* Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp         * Personal Branding for Women in Tech
* Breaking Biased Habits         * Creating a Business Plan for Tech Startups
* Dealing with Difficult People         * Success Secrets of the Super Achievers
* Making Your Pitch Skills Worthy of Your Ideas    * Leading Outside Your Comfort Zone 

 

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March 18, 2017

The New Era of Quantified Heart Movement – A Complete Picture of Heart Health

by @ 1:49 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Consumer Electronics
 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES) and Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) 
Subject: The New Era of Quantified Heart Movement – A Complete Picture of Heart Health
– collects heart muscle performance data, conducts deep analysis for measuring the elasticity, strength and workload, identify possible heart problems earlier …
Speaker: Callie Yan Xue, CEO and Co-founder, Welbean
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, pizza, & drinks; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE CES members: free: IEEE Student members: free; IEEE members: $5 (pay at door): Non-members: $10 (pay at door)
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-ces/event/the-new-era-of-quantified-heart-movement-a-complete-picture-of-heart-health/
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-new-era-of-quantified-heart-movement-a-complete-picture-of-heart-health-tickets-32579438979

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March 14, 2017

The ‘How & Why’ a Deceptively Simple Acoustic Resonator Became the Basis of a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry

by @ 7:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 
SCV MEMS and Sensors Chapter 
Subject: The ‘How & Why’ a Deceptively Simple Acoustic Resonator Became the Basis of a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry
– proliferation of usable bands has driven up the filter count, building high quality ultra-miniature filters … 
Speaker:  Richard Ruby, Director of Technology, Broadcom
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, pizza, and networking; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Excom Meeting 
Cost: Free; $5 donation for pizza 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details and Registration: https://goo.gl/aWGkU6 

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