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Northeastern University, Silicon Valley
Open House for master of science degrees in STEM fields. See ad

UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley
Advanced software courses for professional engineers. See ad

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
Certificate in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad

Besser Associates
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. See ad

Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop
Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 16, 2017. See ad for Berkeley Symposium

Computing and Semiconductor Conferences
Ethical Considerations

August 8-10, Flash Memory Summit, Santa Clara
Three days packed full of seminars, forums, keynotes, and sessions on all aspects of the flash memory ecosystem. See ad for Flash Memory Summit

September 11-14, Storage Developer Conference (SDC), Santa Clara Hyatt
The latest storage technologies and standards. See ad for SDC

September 12, Rock Stars of Machine Learning and Deep Learning, Mountain View
In the field of data analytics, learn actionable technology insights and critical strategies you can apply to your specific business. See ad for Rock Stars of Machine Learning and Deep Learning

September 12-14, PCB West 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center
Silicon Valley's largest event for the printed circuit board industry. See ad for PCB West

October 12, IEEE SCV-EMC 2017 Mini Symposium - Technical Exchange, Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara
Electromigration issues and solutions for tomorrow's data rates. See ad for SCV-EMC 2017 Mini Symposium

October 19-20, Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems and Steep Transistors Workshop, Berkeley
Breakthrough improvements in energy efficiency for information processing - from devices to systems.

October 19-22, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
Innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development. See ad for GHTC

October 29 - November 1, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Monterey
Signals, systems, biomedical, imaging, and architechure.

November 2, Rock Stars of Blockchain, Computer History Museum, Mountain View
revolutionary approach to distributed computing, unlimited potential to help organizations improve privacy and security, reduce costs and unleash new opportunities for innovation


Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley
Engineering consulting services. See ad for CNSV

High-precision product design, procedural development, and fabrication. See ad for InteliTek


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School Science Presenters Wanted for AVS Science in Action - or!

STEM Professionals Sought for Innovative Teaching Fellowship at EnCorps -

Project Open NanoCarbon - Working session on photodissociation from UV, build and deploy open source hardware that will efficiently separate carbon from CO2 at Gt scale.


Interconnects are moving beyond 56GBps per single physical channel. Are you prepared to control EMI/EMC issues for tomorrow's data rate?
Attend the IEEE SCV-EMC 2017 Mini Symposium - Technical Exchange, and you will learn:

Common PCB Layout Errors that Cause Products to Fail to Meet EMC Requirements
Learn to recognize potential problem areas and maintain control of unwanted coupling paths

Signal Integrity Designs for 56Gb/s and Beyond
* Challenges and design difficulties for higher data rate
* PCB material characterization and measurement techniques for high-speed channel
* Via modeling methodologies and applications in PCB and package
* PAM4 channel analysis
* Evaluations of possible solutions for new challenges

This mini-symposium will be held on October 12 at the Biltmore Hotel in Santa Clara. For more information, see


Berkeley2017 The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop will focus on 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 Workshop will focus on:

* 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

The Workshop will be October 19 - 20. For more information, go to


Contract or part time market research, marketing, technical writing, newsletter, writing, M.B.A., Santa Clara University, Sandra Winkler,

Materials engineering position, doing research, process and failure analysis, characterization, seeking position in any location, M.S. in Materials Engineering, Jessica Winkler,

Chemical engineer with extensive Sales/Application engineering experience in the Water, Energy and Environmental sectors; Former nuclear trained submariner in U.S. Navy; M.B.A. in Technology Management, Part-time speaker/teacher, Tony Green

Experienced scientist with a strong materials science, device and metrology background, always interested in new challenges. Dr David Taylor

Material Scientist with experience in functional aerogel/hydrogel fabrication, nanomaterial enhanced polymer composite, 3D printable formulation, and nanomaterial based gas/bio sensor; seeking position in Bay Area. Junhua Wei, PhD 

Recent M.S. Materials graduate with background in characterization, paper-based microfluidics, printed & flexible electronics/batteries, metal nanoparticle sintering; previous experience in technical sales, pure extrovert seeking role on engineering team in Bay Area. Rishi Kripalani

Physicist with 10+ years of experience combining research on property analysis and computational material science expertise; seeking a Simulation | Modeling | Materials Engineer position, Joelson Cott, PhD

Successful wafer fab mgr, fabless program mgr, technical & process engineering mgr, technical sales & customer relations, SBIR reviewer, start-up experience, seeking challenges in consulting, management, & engineering, Glenn Friedman

Experienced materials chemist with expertise in synthesis, characterization, and manipulation of carbon nanomaterials, polymers and nanocomposites; seeking chemist position, Pashupati Pokharel, PhD

Semiconductor process technology expert in areas of Thin films, strain engineering, CMOS device fabrication, Burn-in stress technology, 300mm Si fab and Sort factory development and Program management expertise looking for suitable position in fab or fabless companies, Ajay Sharma

Experienced materials scientist with expertise in unconventional thin film electronics, printed and flexible electronics, and TFT and RRAM device physics; seeking engineering position in the Bay Area, Jeremy Smith, PhD

Materials scientist with 15+ years experience in the commercialization of nanomaterials; experience includes materials synthesis, characterization, formulation, and coating; Seeking opportunities in R&D, and/or management. Roland Lee, PhD

Experienced materials scientist with expertise in device processing, micro-fabrication techniques, materials characterization and device applications of nanomaterials; carbon based nanomaterials and their hybrid systems; seeking R&D and materials engineering position in any location Vasuda Bhatia, PhD

Comprehensive experience in data storage, academic/research background, statistics and data mining expertise, seeking position in products development, data analytics, Valeri Synogatch

Electrical engineer with expertise in fault isolation and failure analysis of semiconductor products seeking engineering opportunity in electronic device analysis in the Silicon Valley region, Alan Putman

IC process development (all areas of fab) and Senior Materials Manager in the semiconductor industry, Lary James

Industrial Physicist (PhD UCB) Engineer; 68 patents, invent to order; Novel sensors & testers; Processes; Optics, Electro-optics, Deposited Semiconductors; Elect. Packaging, Thermal, Reliability & quality; Math, statistics, data analysis; SW esp Python & neural networks. Arthur Zingher

CHAPTER EVENTS For more detail, see the quick reference calendar

7/25 - SCV-CES-SPS-ComSoc; Ayla Networks sponsor | 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... (NVIDIA, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

8/1 - SCV-PHOT | Large-area, Reconfigurable Optical Metamaterials - Design, fabrication, and characterization of materials exhibiting negative refraction, electromagnetic cloaking, visible-frequency circular dichroism ... (Dolby Labs, Sunnyvale, 5:30 pm)

8/1 - SCV-SPS | 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 ... (Intel, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

8/7 - SCV | IEEE Senior Member Elevation meeting - Santa Clara IEEE MEMBERS, who would like to get elevated to higher level of senior IEEE MEMBERS, attend with three hard copies of your resume, getting all references at one place and make the application process easy ... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

8/15 - SFBA-NANO | 2D Materials Advantages and Challenges Towards Applications - overcoming key challenges: contact resistance, stable doping, and uniform growth, in BP and MoS2 transistors... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

8/15 - SCV-CS | Functional Reactive Domain Model - different approach to systems building, serverless computing, micros-services, principles are being applied in Domains like Finance, Banking, Telecom, Health-care, Retail, Entertainment (Cadence, San Jose, 6:30 pm)

8/17 - SCV-SSCS-CAS | Applications of Time-Based Circuits in Data Conversion, Filtering, and Control - fundamental building blocks such as integrators using mostly digital circuits, case studies to highlight the advantages, opportunities, and drawbacks of the time-based approach.... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

8/31 - SCV-CES-SPS-CS | Khronos Standards for Neural Network Acceleration and Deployment - real-time and safety-critical use cases, transfer networks trained in deep learning frameworks to optimized inference engines ... (NVIDIA, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

9/6-7 - SF-PES | Distributed Energy Resources (DER) Workshop - future grid with larger renewables in the portfolio mix; concepts, theory and practioner ideas including DER influence on transmission, distribution, protection and energy market operations. ... (Milton Marks Conference Center, SF, 8:00 am)

9/12 -SCV-CNSV | How LinkedIn, Google and PayPal Bested their Competition with Graph Engines - Graph Databases and Graph-Compute - known together as Graph Engines, relationship between data objects to be as valuable, if not more valuable, than the discreet data itself... (SEMI, Milpitas, 7:00 pm)

9/19 -SFBA-NANO | 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 ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

9/20 - SCV-EMBS | kV X-ray Digital Tomosynthesis Image Tracking of Respiratory Motion During The Delivery of MV Radiotherapy Treatment of Cancer - treatment of lung cancer, respiratory motion, radiation damage to healthy surrounding tissues, x-ray tomosynthesis tracking technology has the potential to significantly reduce the magnitude of such collateral damage ... (Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School, 7:30 pm)

9/26 - SF-IAS | Power Quality in the Renewable Energy Era - root cause of the power quality issues caused by the renewable energy systems, and to discuss the mitigation method ... (Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, SF, 5:30 pm)

10/24 - SF-IAS | Devising Your Emergency Power Strategy - Reliable and scalable emergency power is of crucial importance in any healthcare facility, opportunities and challenges associated with providing E-Power systems ... (Thirsty Bear Brewing Company, SF, 5:30 pm)

Join Northeastern University's Open House in Silicon Valley!

When: August 5, 2017 (Saturday), 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Where: Northeastern University - Silicon Valley,6024 Silver Creek Road, San Jose

We are a regional campus of Boston-based Northeastern University, a top 40 research institution. Featured On-campus Programs include:

PowerofNetwork * MS in Computer Science
* MS in Computer Science ALIGN
* MS in Project Management
* MS in Information Systems
* Master of Professional Studies Analytics

LEVEL Short Courses:
* Internet of Things (IoT)    * Data Analytics    * AWS

Register and see the complete agenda here!

UCSCSV Enhance your skill set with these UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

Browse the full course listing at

Embedded Systems Hardware Architectures , Introduction EMBD.X404, Starts September 11th
Embedded Design with Xilinx FPGAs EMBD.X402, Starts September 13th
Embedded Firmware Essentials EMBD.X403, Starts September 9th
ASIC Physical Design, Advanced VLSI.X402, Starts September 18th
Designing User Experience for Smart Things, Virtual Reality and Wearable Technology UXWD.X405
, Starts September 16th
Responsive Design with Open Source Frameworks UXWD.X413, Starts September 12
Computer Networking Essentials ITEC.X400, Starts September 6th
Linux System Performance in the Cloud and Data Center LINX.X407, Starts September 11th
DevOps Technologies ITEC.X401, Starts September 9th

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.

SCU Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
            Engineering with a Mission

Open University is for those engineers who wish to update their skills or learn new technologies without pursuing a specific degree may enroll in the School of Engineering or you may consider applying to our most recent Certificate in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. The intent is to help equip professionals in Silicon Valley with the knowledge that will help them advance in their present career. To obtain more information please contact Stacey Tinker at or call 408-554-4313.

Besser3 The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training Public Courses * Corporate Training * E-Learning

mm-Wave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques, August 23 to 25, 2017, San Jose
5G, mm-Wave Antenna Integration & Test, August 21 to 22, 2017, San Jose
Smartphone RF Architecture Fundamentals, August 23 to 24, 2017, San Jose
RF Measurements: Principles & Demonstrations, August 21 to 25, 2017, San Jose
Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits and Back, Sept 25 to 29, San Jose
5G Wireless Networks, Oct 16 to 18, 2017, San Jose
RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques, Oct 18 to 20, 2017, San Jose
EMI/EMC Troubleshooting: Principles and Demonstrations, Oct 18 to 20, 2017, San Jose

For the complete schedule please visit:


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SDClogo SDC is the destination for technical discussions and education on the latest storage technologies and standards. Spend four days with your peers, and take advantage of this opportunity to learn from the experts all in one place.

Topics covered at the conference include:

* Persistent Memory           * Storage Architecture    * Cloud Storage
* Software and Hardware   * File Systems                  * SMB
* Object Drives                    * Storage Security           * Storage Management

Storage Developer Conference (SDC) 2017 will take place at the Santa Clara Hyatt, Santa Clara, CA on September 11-14, 2017. eGrid subscribers will receive the SNIA Member rate ($200 off of the regular rate) on registration by registering here and using code SDC17IEEEspecial. In addition, register before August 11th and save another $300 with the Early Bird Discount.

PCB WEST, the Silicon Valley's largest event for the PCB supply chain, brings together engineers, designers, fabricators, assemblers and managers to take advantage of unique opportunities to improve skills, increase knowledge and network with peers, colleagues and experts.
75+ presentations on the hottest topics, including:

PCBWEST * 3D via modeling
* Fine pitch BGA design
* Flex design & parts placement
* Manufacturing IoT PCBs
* Noise control
* Package design
* PCB assembly troubleshooting
* PLUS 100+ exhibitors on the show floor!

Register today to attend PCB WEST,, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, featuring a three-day conference 9/12 - 14 and a FREE one-day exhibition 9/13. Register for the conference by August 14 to receive a $100 discount.

RockStarsMDLearning Within the field of data analytics, machine learning is a method used to devise complex models and algorithms that lend themselves to prediction. The science of Deep Learning develops efficient algorithms for unsupervised or semi-supervised feature learning and hierarchical feature extraction from large-scale unlabeled data.

Innovation in Machine Learning is Staggering - Can you Keep Up?
Rock Stars of Machine Learning and Deep Learning comes to Mountain View on September 12, 2017.

After participating in this event, you will have
* Actionable technology insights
* Critical strategies you can apply to your specific business

For more information, please see

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



Now in San Jose.

Now in its 7th year, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.  Key focus areas that are particularly relevant include (but are not limited to):

* Poverty Alleviation                   * Clean Water & Sanitation
* Healthcare                               * Connectivity & Communication
* Agriculture & Food Security    * Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities
* Quality Education                    * Disaster Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery
* Affordable & Clean Energy     * Other United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Please see our website at


Do you need unique, out-of-the box engineering solutions quickly? Quick-turn high-precision product design, procedural development, and fabrication of parts for testing, developing concepts, tools, and fixturing devices. InteliTek can design and manufacture parts involving very complex geometry, up to 40"L x 20"W x 45"H and can meet tolerances verified to ISO standards of up to .0005".

InteliTekInc Partners in:             Materials include:
* CAD design             * Aluminum
* Aeronautics             * Stainless Steel
* Automotive              *Titanium
* Infrared                   * Copper
* Medical                   * Brass
* Prototyping             * Multiple types of Plastics
Please see InteliTek, and contact Sandra Winkler at, tel 650-299-9365.


2017 ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships are available for the undergraduate engineering and pre-engineering students who are enrolled full time in post-secondary education institution and pursuing a Bachelor of Science or Engineering degree in a course of study.

   The ASHRAE is awarding scholarships of the different amount like $25000, $35000 and $3000 to the winners. The application deadline is December 1st, 2017. Applicants can get more information through the given link: ASHRAE Undergraduate Engineering Scholarships


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