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

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

Express your opinions in a short IoT SURVEY
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Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems & Steep Transistors Workshop
Abstract Submission Deadline: Sunday, July 2, 2017. See ad for Berkeley Symposium

Computing and Semiconductor Conferences
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June 27-29, 2017, Sensors Expo & Conference, San Jose
Dedicated to sensors and sensor-integrated systems. See ad for Sensors Expo & Conference

July 11, World of IoT: Understanding Risks & Opportunities in Transformative Technologies Session I: IoT Devices & Data and Session II: Applications at SEMICON West. FREE Registration for IEEE Members; Register by May 12 for World of IoT and receive a complimentary Expo Only pass with access to above two IEEE World of IoT sessions. See ad for SEMICON West

July 11-13, SEMICON West, San Francisco
SEMICON West connects the entire extended microelectronics supply chain. Meet the best in the business - from materials, equipment, design, manufacturing, system integration, flexible hybrid electronics, MEMS and sensors, and more.

July 13, Deep Learning for Computer Vision with TensorFlow, Santa Clara
turn high-level designs into the low-level mathematical operations required for machine learning algorithms. See ad for Deep Learning for Computer Vision with TensorFlow

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

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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Project Open NanoCarbon - Working session on recent progress: on photodissociation from UV, and meet new members. Calling engineers, scientists and other researchers to build and deploy open source hardware that will efficiently separate carbon from CO2 at Gt scale. Seeking support from engineers and scientists with backgrounds in: nanotech materials science and electronics, magnetism, photonics, fluid flow, to combustion and ion propulsion. Forward to friends; our planet thanks you.

Senior member elevation meeting to take place on August 7th, at TI, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara, in conference room E in the back of the campus. Bring three hard copes of your resume, and we will provide IEEE members to review your status and become your references for your senior upgrade. The meeting will take place between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be provided at this free event.

Enjoy the perks of being a Senior in Santa Clara County! For more information, please see ieee-senior-member. Register with Kris Verma, who can be reached at

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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

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

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Mobile Interface Design 30126 , Starts Saturday July 8
Building E-Commerce Websites with WordPress 30451, Starts Monday July 10
Data Modeling, Introduction 2957, Starts Tuesday July 11
Software Quality Assurance Testing 3396, Starts Tuesday July 11
Developing Applications for Android Mobile Devices 21956, Starts Tuesday July 18
Dashboards and Data Visualization 30282, Starts Friday July 21
Web Technologies, Introduction 22623, Starts Wed August 2

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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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.


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,

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 high experience in atomistic simulation methods and nanomaterials modeling; seeking for a position in the field of materials science and engineering, 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

6/27 - SCV-CS |New Era in Distributed Computing with Blockchains and Databases - application areas smart contracts, supply chain management, know your customer, derivatives processing and provenance management ... (Texas Instruments, 3833 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

6/27 - SCV-CES |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 ... (Ericsson Experience Center, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm)

6/28 - SCV-PSES | Electromagnetic Interference and its role in Inverter Reliability - problems and concerns on how Electromagnetic interference plays havoc with respect to reliability and safety, solar inverters, electronic and electrical equipment, possible company tour if interest ... (Quanta Laboratories, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

6/28 - SCV-ITS |OTFS: A New Generation of Modulation Addressing the Challenges of 5G - simplify system operation and significantly improves performance, particular in systems with high Doppler, short packets, and large antenna arrays ... (Stanford, Room 202, Packard Bldg., 6:00 pm)

6/29 - SFBAC-PELS | FREE WEBINAR Wide Band Gap Circuit Optimisation and Performance Comparison - extensive experiences evaluating and implementing GaN & SiC power switches in hard-switched PWM applications ... (WebEx, 3:00 pm)

7/6 - SF-SCV-EDS |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 (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

7/11 - SCV-SF-EDS-CPMT |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) ... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

7/12 - SCV-SF-OEB-COMSOC |IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Tour (DLT) on 5G Air interface (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

7/13 - SCV-YP-CE |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 (Plug and Play Sunnyvale, 1:30 pm)

7/13 - SFBAC-PELS-UC BERKELEY PELS-IAS | 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... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

7/14 - SCV-SSCS-WIE |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... (Il Fornaio, Palo Alto, 12:00 pm)

7/21 - SFBA-NANO |Giving Optical Vision to Nanorobots: Scanning Microlenses for Super-resolution Imaging - non-invasive and non-destructive imaging technology that can break the diffraction limit, SSUM enables the observation of biological and non-bioligical samples over a large area with sub-diffraction limited resolution ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

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)

8/17 - 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)


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Berkeley2017 Calling 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 2, 2017. Submit papers to


IoTSurvey Northeastern 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.

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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 the World 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 June 16th for SEMICON West and receive a complimentary Expo Only pass with access to the IEEE World of IoT sessions listed above.

2017DeepLearing1 On 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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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
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With 150+ industry experts, 300+ speakers, and an expanded program to include featured case studies, hands-on workshops, and panel sessions, Sensors Expo & Conference is driving sensors solutions with topics including:

Sensors2017A * A Wealth of Data: Sensors in Black Boxes - Planes, Drones & Automobiles
* City-Scale Sensor Networks
* Get Your IoT Head Out of the Clouds and Into the Fog
* Utilizing Ultra-Low Power MEMS Sensors to Realize Intelligent Real-Time Asset Monitoring
* Artificial Intelligence with Sensor and Signal Data
* Wearable, IoT and 5G, Medical, Biometric
* Agtech and the Food Industry
* AI and Deep Learning
* Printed, flexible, stretchable, functional, fabric sensors and systems
* and more!

Attend the industry's only event dedicated to sensors and sensor-integrated systems, coming to the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley, on June 27-29: Sensors Expo & Conference, Use code IEEE for $100 off Conference Passes or a Free Expo Hall Pass!


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

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