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March 13, 2018

50 Years of Computer Architecture: From Mainframe CPUs to Neural-Network TPUs and Open RISC-V

by @ 9:29 pm. Filed under Circuits, Computers/Software, Semiconductors, Signal Processing
 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 
SCV Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS), Computer Society (CS), and Signal Processing Society (SPS) 
Subject: 50 Years of Computer Architecture: From Mainframe CPUs to Neural-Network TPUs and Open RISC-V
– Since the ending of Moore’s Law and Dennard scaling has stalled performance of general-purpose microprocessors, domain-specific computer architectures are the only option left. An early example of this trend introduced by Google in 2015 is the Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) for cloud-based deep neural networking …
Speaker: Prof. David Patterson, Google and University of California, Berkeley 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, refreshments, and networking; 6:30 pm: Presentation: 7:45 pm: Q&A; 8:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: IEEE SSCS/CAS/CS/SPS/CIS society members: Free: Students: $3 (Register at Door $3): IEEE (non-society) members:$7 (Register at Door $10); Non-members: $10 (Register at Door $15)
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/ 

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SAFETY and ENERGY EFFICIENCY Requirements of Solid State Lighting (SSL) Luminaires for the North American Market

by @ 4:56 pm. Filed under ALL, Product Safety
 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES) 
Subject: SAFETY and ENERGY EFFICIENCY Requirements of Solid State Lighting (SSL) Luminaires for the North American Market
– OSHA NRTL certification, Design Lights Consortium (DLC), Energy Star®, and CEC requirements …
Speaker: Carl Bloomfield, Global Director of Business Services, Information Technology & Lighting, Intertek
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, registration, and Great Indian Cuisine; 7:00 pm to 8 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm: Tour of Quanta Labs (optional if interest)
Cost: Free
Location: Quanta Laboratories, 3199 De La Cruz Boulevard, Santa Clara 
Event Details: us15.campaign-archive.com/?e=&u=7e5118a091cb7d92d9d57d39e&id=d0e20d4e32
Eventbrite: eventbrite.com/e/ieee-product-safety-presentssafety-and-energy-efficiency-requirements-of-solid-state-lighting-ssl-tickets-43994243968 

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Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable

by @ 3:17 pm. Filed under ALL, BioEngineering, Consumer Electronics, Semiconductors
 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES), SCV Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS), and SFBA MEMS and Sensors Chapter
Subject: Bringing True Medical-grade Data to your Fingertips through a Next Generation Wearable
– sensors that continually and wirelessly report health status to a mobile device from within our body, fluorescent, soft, biomaterials, experience in bringing pioneering medical sensor technology to market …
Speaker: Kevin Zhao, Cloud and Software Engineer, Profusa
Time: 6:30 pm: Registration, Food, Networking; 7:00 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Q&A and Networkingl 8:30 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: CES and IEEE Student members: Free; IEEE members: $4 prepaid, $5 at door; Non-members: $9 prepaid, $10 at door
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd, Building E, Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-ces/event/bringing-true-medical-grade-data-to-your-fingertips-through-a-next-generation-wearable/ 
Eventbrite: eventbrite.com/e/bringing-true-medical-grade-data-to-your-fingertips-through-a-next-generation-wearable-tickets-44013014110

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System Reliability Double Feature: Automotive Functional Safety + Exascale Supercomputer Fault Tolerance Design

by @ 2:19 pm. Filed under ALL, Reliability, Vehicular Technology
 

Thursday, March 15, 2018 
SCV Reliability Society and Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) 
Subject: System Reliability Double Feature: Automotive Functional Safety + Exascale Supercomputer Fault Tolerance Design
– autonomous vehicles (AV), ISO 26262 functional safety standard, with specific focus on its application to semiconductors, level of trust that the community is expecting from autonomous vehicles …
Speakers: Riccardo Mariani, Chief Functional Safety Technologist, Intel Corporation; Cameron McNairy, Principal Engineer and System Reliability, Availability and Serviceability (RAS) Architect, Intel’s high performance computing (HPC) solutions 
Time: 6:00 pm: Registration, networking, and pizza; 6:30 pm: Presentation: Automotive Functional Safety with Q&A; 7:15 to 8:00 pm: Presentation: Exascale Supercomputer Fault Tolerance Design with Q&A
Cost: Free
Location: Qualcomm, Inc. Building-B Cafeteria, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara 
Event Details: sites.ieee.org/scv-rel/ 
Food sponsored by I.C.E. Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab, icenginc.com

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Multicore Fiber Technology for Space Division Multiplexing

by @ 1:47 pm. Filed under ALL, Photonics
 

Monday, April 2, 2018 
SCV Photonics Society 
Subject: Multicore Fiber Technology for Space Division Multiplexing
Advantages, technical challenges, and prospects of Space Division Multiplexing using strongly and weakly-coupled Multicore Fibers (MCFs) as a solution to capacity saturation with Single Mode Fibers
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Speaker: Prof. Kunimasa Saitoh, Hokkaido University, Japan 
Time: 5:30 pm: Networking and light dinner; 6:30 pm: Presentation; 8:00 pm: Adjourn 
Cost: Free
Location: Intel, Building SC-12,3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara 
Event Details: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos/ 

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