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June 30, 2017

2nd annual Origin Stories

by @ 11:49 am. Filed under ALL, History

September 19, 2017 
SFBA Nanotechnology Council Chapter 
Subject: 2nd annual Origin Stories
– Company founders explain how and why they started their enterprises. Now accepting nominations for featured companies at: Photos from last year: Here  
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, Pizza & drinks, 12:00 Noon to 1 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members, Students & Unemployed: $4; Non-IEEE members: $6
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
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Device Data in IoT: Use it Early and Often

by @ 11:47 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Consumer Electronics, Signal Processing

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES), Signal Processing Society (SPS), and Communications Society (ComSoc)
Subject: Device Data in IoT: Use it Early and Often
– use of device data throughout the product lifecycle – from R&D through production deployment – to provide maximum value to connected device manufacturers…
Speaker: Josh Pederson, Director of Product Management, Ayla Networks
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, pizza, & drinks; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Presentation  
Cost: Free
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Sponsor: Ayla Networks who will provide two smartplugs as door prizes for a drawing
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June 29, 2017

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension latest courses

by @ 4:27 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

Enhance your skill set with these UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

Browse the full course listing at

Comprehensive Signal and Power Integrity for High-Speed Digital Systems 22874 ,
Starts August 18th
Developing the Nanometer ASIC: From Spec to Silicon VLSI.X403 ,
Starts September 7
SystemVerilog Essentials: Functional Verification and Simulation VLSI.X412 ,
Starts September 12
Designing with Cascading Style Sheets: Advanced 21317 ,
Starts Aug.19
ONLINE TCP/IP Essentials 0661 ,
Starts August 4
ONLINE C Programming Advanced 3948 ,
Starts August 4
ONLINE C# .NET Programming, Comprehensive 5408 ,
Starts August 4
ONLINE C++ Programming, Comprehensive 18344 ,
Starts Aug 4
ONLINE Object-Oriented Analysis and Design 774 ,
Starts August 4
ONLINE HTML 5: Living Language 30046 ,
Starts August 4

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.

Flash Memory Summit

by @ 3:08 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Semiconductors

01011100      COMPUTING AND SEMICONDUCTORS      10100101

Flash memory is found in handheld gadgets such as cell phones, digital cameras, and music players, and the market was estimated to be $31 billion in 2016. Attend the Flash Memory Summit and:FlashMemorySummit* Learn about latest developments in flash memory
* Learn to design with the latest flash chips
* Find new tools for developing flash applications
* Hear about the latest market trends
* Find new ways to replace disks in applications
* Identify new applications for non-volatile memory
* Find new methods for reducing power consumption

To learn more of the flash memory ecosystem, attend Flash Memory Summit 2017 on August 8-10, for three days packed full of seminars, forums, keynotes, and sessions. To find out more, go to



June 21, 2017

Women in Circuits Bay Area Luncheon 

by @ 8:05 am. Filed under ALL, Women in Engineering

Friday, July 14, 2017 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)
Subject: Women in Circuits Bay Area Luncheon 
– Make connections with leading experts from industry and academia and discuss work-life balance, career opportunities, entrepreneurship, and publications advice…
Speakers: Yildiz Sinangil and Alice Wang
Time: 12:00 noon: Doors open and registration; 12:15 pm: Opening Speach by Yildiz Sinagil; 12:20 pm: Women in Circuits Program Overview by Alice Wang; 12:40 pm: Mentoring Roundtable; 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm: Concluding Remarks
Cost: SSCS Members: $20; IEEE Members: $25; Non-Members: $30
Location: Il Fornaio, 520 Cowper Street, Palo Alto
Event Details:
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June 19, 2017

Tour to Ericsson Silicon Valley Experience Center

by @ 11:16 pm. Filed under ALL, Consumer Electronics

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES)
Subject: Tour to Ericsson Silicon Valley Experience Center
– 5G, Internet of Things (IoT) and Cloud are hot topics, Creating new connections between people and objects, while revolutionizing industries with unprecedented agility and efficiency, lead this transformation of industries and society … 
Time: 5:30 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:00 to 7:00 pm: Tour; 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm: Networking
Cost: IEEE CES members: free; IEEE Student members: free; IEEE members: $5 (pay at door): Non-members: $10 (pay at door). 
Location: Ericsson Experience Center, 2755 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara 
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June 16, 2017

System Level ESD: A New Focus

by @ 1:33 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 
SCV-SF Electron Devices Society (EDS)
Subject: System Level ESD: A New Focus
– co-design approach, USB and HDMI interfaces, RF applications, roadmap for component level ESD levels, system level ESD protection challenges, “system-efficient-ESD-design” (SEED)…
Speaker: Dr. Charvaka Duvvury, ESD Consulting
Time: 6:00 to 6:15 pm: Registration, networking, food and drink; 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
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Video Codec Standardization Update for 360 Degree Video

by @ 11:54 am. Filed under ALL, Signal Processing

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Video Codec Standardization Update for 360 Degree Video
– MPEG and ITU-T VCEG are developing new SEI messages for HEVC to standardize coding of omnidirectional spherical video, used with existing HEVC profiles, new methods of objective and subjective testing … 
Speaker: Jill Boyce, Intel 
Time: 6:00 to 6:30 pm: Networking & Refreshments; 6:30 to 8:15 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE Members: Free; Non-members: $5 
Location:  Intel SC12 Auditorium, 3600 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara: ** WARNING: venue is not the usual AMD location ** 
Event Details: 
This event is hosted/sponsored by IEEE SPS Chapter and co-sponsorted by Intel Latino Network.


June 15, 2017

Insights about Internet of Things (IoT) 

by @ 12:18 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software

IoTSurveyNortheastern University-Silicon Valley is particularly interested in your insights about Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, based on your membership in the prestigious community of IEEE professionals. We believe that the depth and breadth of expertise of your community provides the comprehensive quality we are seeking. This is a short survey that should only take about 5 minutes to complete. Your point of view is tremendously valuable to us. We will use the survey to improve our education programs and provide world-class education that will meet industry needs. Answer the survey now. The first 200 respondents will receive a $5 e-gift certificate to Starbucks.


June 14, 2017

Extreme Power Density Converters

by @ 10:14 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications

Thursday, July 13, 2017 
SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS) / UC BERKELEY PELS-Industrial Applications Society (IAS) Student Chapter 
Subject: Extreme Power Density Converters
– Fundamental Techniques and Selected Applications: new class of hybrid switched-capacitor converters achieving the highest power density (216W/in^3) published to date… 
Speaker: Prof. Robert Pilawa Podgurski, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and refreshments: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: $5 at the door; except TI employees and students 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
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FREE WEBINAR Wide Band Gap Circuit Optimisation and Performance Comparison

by @ 10:12 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

Thursday, June 29, 2017
SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS)
Subject: FREE WEBINAR Wide Band Gap Circuit Optimisation and Performance Comparison
– extensive experiences evaluating and implementing GaN & SiC power switches in hard-switched PWM applications…
Speakers: Edward Shelton and Dr Patrick Palmer, Electronic and Electrical Engineering Division, University of Cambridge
Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Webex
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Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch at Plug and Play

by @ 4:42 pm. Filed under ALL, Green energy

Thursday, July 13, 2017 
SCV Young Professionals (YP) and Consumer Electronics Society (CE)
Subject: Energy and CleanTech Startup Pitch at Plug and Play
– startup? Want to know the latest trends in energy and CleanTech? Come see start-ups in Energy and CleanTech pitch to a panel of VCs and Incubators. Meet leaders in the energy and CleanTech industry …
Speakers/ panelists: Steve Jordan, Chair, IEEE Power and Energy Society; Raghuram Madabushi, Director, GE Ventures; Alex Au, CTO, NEXTracker; Drew Baglino, VP of Technology (Energy), Tesla; Jackson Zhang, Principal, Baruch Future Ventures; Edwin Liu, Sr VP, Nexant 
Time: 1:30: Registration; 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Presentations / Panel; 6:00 to 7:00 pm: Networking reception 
Cost: IEEE Members: $20; Non-members: $30 Use Promo Code “10-OFF-IEEE” for $10 off.
Location: Plug and Play Sunnyvale, 440 North Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale 
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June 13, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS – Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronics Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop

by @ 9:21 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Green energy

Berkeley2017Calling for papers for the Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop. The focus of the papers should be the radical reduction of power consumption in information processing systems – from devices to systems. This event will feature a mixture of oral and poster presentations. The organizing committee invites submission of papers in the following areas:

* The Systems Benefits of Lower Operating Voltage
* Steep Tunneling Transistors
* Steep Negative-Capacitance Gate Transistors
* Nano-Mechanical Switching
* Magnetic Switching, Magneto-Resistive Drive Current
* 3D-Integration to Save Energy
* Low-Energy Short-Distance Optical Communication
* Electrochemical Switching
* Cryogenic and Superconducting Computing
* New Analog Machines to Solve Digital Problems

Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday July 16, 2017. Submit papers to



June 12, 2017

Deep Learning for Computer Vision with Tensor Flow

by @ 11:09 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software
01011100      COMPUTING AND SEMICONDUCTORS      10100101

2017DeepLearing1On July 13, in Santa Clara, a full-day course is offered which will provide you with the hands-on knowledge you need to develop deep learning computer vision applications – both on embedded systems and in the cloud – with TensorFlow, one of today’s most popular frameworks for deep learning.

TensorFlow, the open-source framework for deep learning created by Google, has experienced explosive growth in popularity. Its powerful syntax allows for:


* Distributed computation
* Improved efficiency
* Modularization

enabling developers to turn high-level designs into the low-level mathematical operations required for machine learning algorithms.
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June 11, 2017

 For Better, For Worse – A Story of Two Dipoles 

by @ 10:48 pm. Filed under ALL, Antennas & Propagation

Thursday, July 6, 2017 
SCV Antenna and Propagation Society (APS)
Subject: For Better, For Worse – A Story of Two Dipoles 
– Mutual coupling is an important topic in the field of electromagnetics, multiple antennas to be located in close proximity to one another, mutual coupling of two dipoles in the context of wireless communications… Speaker: Distinguished Lecturer Professor Buon Kiong Lau, Department of Electrical and Information Technology, Lund University, Sweden 
Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm: Registration, networking, food and drink; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara
Event Details: 


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