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November 21, 2017

Amateur Radio Satellite

by @ 5:50 pm. Filed under ALL, Communications
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 
SCV/OEB/SF Communication Society (ComSoc) 
Subject: Amateur Radio Satellite
-impact of regulatory decisions on the collaborative history of AMSAT, the current efforts to get back on track within AMSAT … 
Speaker: Michelle Thompson, Lead for AMSAT Phase 4 Ground
Time: 6:30 to 7:00 pm: Networking & Refreshments; 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 to 8:15 pm: Q&A; 8:15 pm: Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amateur-radio-satellite-tickets-39940914350 

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November 17, 2017

Review of & IEC 60601-1-2 – 4th Edition and IEC TR 60601-4-2 – 1st Edition

by @ 4:36 pm. Filed under ALL, Magnetics
 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 
SCV ElectroMagnetic Compatibility Society (EMC) 
Subject: Review of & IEC 60601-1-2 – 4th Edition and IEC TR 60601-4-2 – 1st Edition
– challenges dealing with EMC compliance on medical electrical equipment and systems. IEC 60601-1-2 edition 4 will soon be mandatory, and this means dramatic changes for the medical electronics industry. … 
Speaker: Darryl P. Ray, Darryl Ray EMC Consulting 
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm: Presentation 
Cost: Free 
Location: 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave, Sunnyvale 
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/ 

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November 16, 2017

10th MOS-AK Compact Modeling Workshop in the Silicon Valley

by @ 7:20 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design
 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 
SFBA Electron Devices Society (EDS) 
Subject: 10th MOS-AK Compact Modeling Workshop in the Silicon Valley
– frontiers of the compact modeling for nm-scale MEMS designs and CMOS/SOI circuit simulations, compact/SPICE modeling and its Verilog-A standardization, physical, analytical and numerical models… 
Speaker: Wladek Grabinski 
Time: 
Cost: 
Location: Cadence Design Systems, 2655 Seely Ave, Building 5, San Jose 
Event Details: http://www.mos-ak.org/silicon_valley_2017 

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2D Electronics – Opportunities and Challenges

by @ 7:17 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design
 

Friday, December 8, 2017 
SFBA Electron Devices Society (EDS) 
Subject: 2D Electronics – Opportunities and Challenges
– 2D materials are introduced and the potential of 2D transistors is assessed, material properties – bandgap and mobility – are examined in detail and the mobility-bandgap tradeoff… 
Speaker: Prof. Frank Schwierz, TU Ilmenau 
Time: 4:00 pm 
Cost: 
Location: Stanford University, Packard Building 101 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/ 

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Nano-Material Engineered Interconnect Technologies for Heterogeneous System Integration

by @ 4:38 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, NanoEngineering
 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
SCV Electron Devices Society (EDS)
Subject: Nano-Material Engineered Interconnect Technologies for Heterogeneous System Integration
– New materials such as carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene to extend the scaling roadmap for interconnects, recent progresses in using CNT as a contact plug, an agent to form very low k-value interlayer dielectrics…
Speaker: Mansun Chan, Dept. of ECE, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:15 to 8:00 pm: Presentation and Questions
Cost:
Location: Santa Clara University, Guadalupe Hall, 455 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

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November 15, 2017

DNA Sequencing: From Information Limits to Genome Assembly Software

by @ 12:28 pm. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Information Theory
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 
SCV Information Theory Society 
Subject: DNA Sequencing: From Information Limits to Genome Assembly Software
– design assembly algorithms with correctness guarantees, theoretical foundation of our long-read assembly software HINGE, which outperforms existing tools and is currently being employed by genomics research groups and companies … 
Speaker: Ilan Shomorony, PhD., Member Data Science team, Human Longevity, Inc. 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 to 8:30 pm: Presentation and Questions
Cost: Free 
Location: Stanford University, 350 Serra Mall, Packard Bldg., Room 202 
Event Details: https://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its/MtgSum/Meeting2017_11.html 

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November 14, 2017

Grid Storage for Renewables Integration

by @ 3:25 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 
SCV Power and Energy Society and Industrial Applications Society Joint Meeting (PES/IAS) 
Subject: Grid Storage for Renewables Integration
– Join us as four executives from major firms give their unique perspective on the future of grid storage… 
Speakers: Susan Kennedy: Founder & CEO, Advanced Microgrid Solutions; Steve Malnight: Senior Vice President, PG&E; Kate McGinnis: Market Director, AES Energy Storage; Barry Cinnamon, CEO, Cinnamon Solar & Storage; Moderator: Jeff Byron: Band of Angels & former CEC Commissioner 
Time: 6:30 pm: Dinner, registration, and networking; 7:30 to 9:30 pm: Presentations and Questions
Cost: IEEE Members: $35 with IEEE1206 promotion code; Non-Members: $45
Location:  PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto 
Event Details: http://power.ieeesiliconvalley.org/events/ 
Registration: http://northerncalifornia.alumclub.mit.edu/s/1314/2015/club-class-main.aspx?sid=1314&gid=25&pgid=40951&content_id=43754

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The 60 Minute Harvard MBA for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

by @ 2:11 pm. Filed under ALL, Engineering Mgmt
 

Thursday, December 7, 2017 
SCV Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) 
Subject: The 60 Minute Harvard MBA for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs
– why some businesses prospered while others stagnated or even failed, 15 key business lessons I learned both at Harvard and in my search for a business, how I applied them to successfully grow my business…
Speaker: Itamar Frankenthal, Owner and CEO, Rose Batteries 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration and networking; 6:30 pm: Management forum and guided networking; 7:00 pm: Dinner; 7:30 pm: Main presentation
Cost: IEEE members: $12, Non-members: $15; At the Door: $5 more
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-tems/ 

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November 12, 2017

Saturn, Titan, Rings, and Moons from the Cassini-Huygens Mission

by @ 5:43 pm. Filed under ALL, Photonics
 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 
SCV Photonics Society 
Subject: Saturn, Titan, Rings, and Moons from the Cassini-Huygens Mission
-Family Meeting: the story of the Cassini-Huygens unmanned Spacecraft; A 13 year mission to Venus, Jupiter and thru Saturn’s rings and ultimate fiery death in Saturn’s atmosphere…
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Cuzzi, NASA’s Ames Research Center 
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking and Light Dinner; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjourn; 8:00 to 9:00 pm: Sidewalk Q&A
Cost: Free 
Location: INTEL, Building SC-12, 3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/ 

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Disruptive Peristaltic Pump Technology Using Flow Channels Formed of Stiff Materials

by @ 5:05 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Semiconductors
 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 
SFBA MEMS and Sensors Chapter 
Subject: Disruptive Peristaltic Pump Technology Using Flow Channels Formed of Stiff Materials
– inexpensive 3-day-disposable infusion pump channels, including wearable insulin infusion pumps, designed and 3D-printed, possibility of 5-15% penetration in the $8.6 Billion infusion pump markets… 
Speaker: Dr. Phil Barth 
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, networking, and pizza ($5 Donation); 7:00 to 8:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 to 8:30 pm:  ExCom Meeting – 2018 Officer Election
Cost: $5 donation for food 
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: https://goo.gl/BgUuBE

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Quantum Computing: What it is and Why Measurement Matters

by @ 1:00 pm. Filed under ALL, Industrial Applications, Instrument and Measurement
 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 
SCV Instrument and Measurement Society (IMS)
Subject: Quantum Computing: What it is and Why Measurement Matters
– what is a qubit, and what advantages and disadvantages quantum computing has compared to classical computing… 
Speaker: Lee Barford, Keysight Laboratories
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, refreshments; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm: Watch Video Topic #1 and Group Discussion; 7:30 pm to 7:45 pm: Comments and Conclusions
Cost: Free
Location: Geometrics, 2190 Fortune Dr., San Jose
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/ims/ 
RSVP: brian.lee@ieee.org

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November 6, 2017

Recent Developments in Transceiver SoC Design for Next Generation Optical Networks

by @ 7:44 pm. Filed under ALL, Electronics Design, Semiconductors
 

Friday, December 1, 2017 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)
Subject: Recent Developments in Transceiver SoC Design for Next Generation Optical Networks
– high-speed point-to-point reciprocal wireless optical link is necessary to support this hybrid network in radio backhaul and fiber fronthaul, RF-over-Fiber (RoF) and Baseband-over-Fiber (BoF)…
Speaker: Prof. Patrick Yue, HKUST 
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking, registration, and refreshments; 6:30 pm to 8 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free; donation is accepted for refreshments (FREE SSCS members/$2 IEEE members/$5 non-members, pay online or at the door)
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr, Santa Clara 
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 

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November 1, 2017

Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)

by @ 2:57 pm. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power, Industrial Applications
 

Thursday, November 16, 2017 
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Automatic Transfer Switches (ATS)
– integral part of an Emergency Power System, some important design considerations, including open and closed transition switching, proper grounding and bonding scheme, new UL rules for ATS protection … 
Speaker: Brian Pumphrey, Application Engineering Manager, Cummins Sales and Service
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner
Cost: IEEE members: $25; Student and retired members: $15; Non-members: $30
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill 
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/48176 Auto

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