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The Biomedical Engineering Department at SJSU is recruiting for a tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor level. An earned PhD in biomedical engineering or closely related engineering field is required. See HERE for more information.

Electronics Assembly and Packaging for High Temperatures short course, November 5, 2018, Los Gatos, California. Early registration deadline October 5.

Besser Associates Besser3
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Santa Clara University Graduate EngineeringSCU
MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad below.

Northeastern University, Silicon Valley IoTSurvey
Earn your MS in Information Systems with Blockchain Technology Specialization. Learn more . See ad below.


Call for Papers
Paper Submission Deadline: October 14, 2018 ISQED 2019 - Quality Electronics Design; manufacturing, design and EDA. See ad below.

Papers due January 1, 2019, ISPCE 2019, San Jose, May 6-8, 2019 conference
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering. See ad below.

September 23-27, 2018, Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon
ECCE2018 Renewables, smart grid, energy harvesting, reliability, diagnostics, measurement techniques. See ad below.

September 24-27, 2018, Storage Developer Conference , Santa Clara
SDC2018 All forms of data storage, Big Data / Analytics / IoT / Blockchain, Erasure Coding, Green and Energy Efficient IT Technologies. See ad below.

September 24 & 25, 4:00 pm each day, IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Tensorflow, TI, Santa Clara
Harness the predictive power of machine learning. See ad below.

October 3-6, 2018, Frontiers in Education, San Jose
FIE Engineering education innovations.

October 18-21, 2018, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
GHTC2018-logo Benefiting humanity through technology, in areas such as clean water, energy, food security, healthcare, and connectivity. See ad below.

October 25, 2018, Microgrids Protection & Control Seminar, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Pleasanton
Microgrids and the Future of Electrical Energy. See ad below.

November 13-14, 2018 Chisel Community Conference
The first Chisel Community Conference, UC Berkeley International House

March 2019, ISQED 2019, Santa Clara
Quality Electronics Design; manufacturing, design and EDA.

May 6-8, 2019, ISPCE 2019, San Jose
Worker and innovators - product safety and compliance engineering.

June 11-13, 2019, WITI Summit, San Jose
Premier global event for women in technology. Develop skills to secure your success in your profession and life; for women and men. 2,000+ attendees from six continents.


The Oakland East Bay IAS invites you to attend a Technical Seminar on October 25, 2018 titled, Microgrids Protection & Control Seminar.

These distributed microgrids will benefit islands and remote communities, as well the general population. Attentees will learn:
* Definition of a "Microgrid"
* Solutions for distributed generation protection and control issues caused by low inertia sources
* NREL Microgrid Controller Innovation Challenge
* Applying microgrids to disaster relief applications
* Scalable microgrid solutions

The seminar will take place at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton. Registration is limited to 100 attendees, so please do not delay. Register at


GHTC2018-logo Registration has been opened for the 2018 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC). Now in its 8th year, GHTC is the flagship IEEE Conference focusing on innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.

IEEE GHTC 2018 features a vibrant program of plenary presentations, paper and poster presentations, workshops, panel discussions, and unconference sessions. Researchers and practitioners will exchange experiences related to Disaster Mitigation, Affordable & Clean Energy, Agriculture & Food Security, Clean Water & Sanitation, Community engagement and capacity-building, Connectivity & Communication, Healthcare, Applications for Poverty Alleviation, Humanitarian Challenges & Opportunities, Education and Entrepreneurship.

The conference will be held on October 18-21, at the Double Tree in San Jose. Register at


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Have you ever thought about teaching? Learn more and Apply for the EnCorps Fellowship for STEM Professionals - EnCorpsSTEM

Project Open NanoCarbon - Monthly meetups/opensci journal club to research, build and deploy open hardware to rapidly solidify gigatonnes of carbon from atmospheric CO2.

Advise & mentor underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs. Flexible time commitment. Business and technology experienced professionals browse details, and apply to join at


August 15, 2018, the IEEE celebrated the milestone event, "Celebrating the Birthplace of Silicon Valley", including the unveiling of an IEEE plaque by IEEE President James Jeffries at the former site of Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory at 391 San Antonio Rd., Mountain View. A historical view of events was provided by former Stanford Engineering Professor James F. Gibbons, who worked briefly at Shockley Labs. Please see James Gibbons talk for an interesting article on his presentation.

This was followed by an evening program at the Computer History Museum, "Tomorrow's Computers: More Moore?". Center for Software History Director David C. Brock led a conversation with Intel Senior Fellow and Director of Process Architecture and Integration Mark Bohr and Director of Microsystems Technology Office at DARPA William Chappell about the status of Moore's Law, the limits of silicon, and the emerging alternative technologies that will shape the future of computing. This event was streamed live on CHM's Facebook page.

From left: IEEE President Jim Jefferies and IEEE Santa Clara Valley Section Milestone Coordinator Dick Ahrons unveil the Milestone plaque honoring the Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory.

For more information, see Shockley History.


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Blockchain Group Be part of the new Blockchain Group, the latest disruptive technology many are talking about. If interested, please notify Sandra Winkler at

9/21, 1-5 pm SCV CASS SPS Artificial Intelligent for Industry Forum, Intel SC12, 3600 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara
Algorithm-architecture co-design for energy-efficient deep learning, including algorithm optimization and accelerator architectures. Free.

9/26, 6:30 pm SFBA MEMS Learn How to Leverage Cloud CAE to Minimize Cost, Risk, and Time-to-Market for New MEMS Technologies, Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Virtually prototype and analyze many device permutations in parallel, explore massive design spaces, quickly find optimal designs, garner design insights that yield new IP. Free.

9/27, 6:00 pm SCV PSES Changing the Paradigm of Control System Cyber Security , SIEMIC, Inc., 775 Montague Expy, Milpitas
process sensors (e.g., pressure, level, flow, temperature, voltage, current, etc.), this applies to all engineering applications from all societies including PES. Free.

10/4, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS Recognizing and Addressing Software Disruption Trends on IT, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
next disruption; why disruption exists, where it’s coming from, which organizations are affected, recognizing disruption’s analytics, speed and agility, and the business of technology. $12 to $20, includes food.

10/9, 5:30 pm SVC EMC EMC Design Considerations for Sustainable Energy Applications, 7layers, 1293 Anvilwood Ave, Sunnyvale
Improvements in EMC design improvements through system-level optimization, circuit topology selection and EMI filter architecture.

10/9 6:00 pm SFBA EDS Connecting Atomic Level Material Analysis to Transistor Scale Modeling for FinFET and Nanowire Design, Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara
Emerging role of atomic scale and quantum transport effects indicate a paradigm shift towards bandstructure driven transistor design. Controlling and mitigating imperfections. Free; includes pizza.

10/9 7:00 pm SCV CNSV EMBS Biophotonics: Telecomm and Fiber-Optics Meet the Medical World, SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
real-time optical surgical techniques for sensing temperature and force. Free.

10/10, 11:30 am for lunch, 11:45 am for presentaion only SFBA EPS Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence: What Electronics Packaging Engineers Need to Know, SEMI Hdqtrs, 673 S. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
edge computing, AI, connections, high-density packaging, challenges, opportunities, Lunch is $5 to $10; free for presentation only.

10/11, 6:00 pm SCV HIST Gravitational Waves and LIGO: A Technical History, KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
The detection of gravity waves confirmed the predictions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity and ushered in a new era of gravitational wave astronomy. $6 to $10

10/11 6:15 pm SCV REL Introduction of Fractional Failure and Its Application in Reliability Engineering, Qualcomm, Inc., 3165 Kifer Road, Building-B Cafeteria, Santa Clara
Existence of the fractional failures and survivors, quantify their likelihood, enter the data correctly, and interpret the results properly. Free.

10/17 6:00 pm SCV PES/IAS Rejuvenating Zone Selective Interlocking, Google US-MTV-SB65 Border to Border Conference Room, 1365 Shorebird Way, Mountain View
James Alvers will discuss implementing Zone Selective Interlocking to reduce time to clear a fault as well as reduce stress and damage. $15 to $25.

10/24, 8:30 am SFBA EPS REL EDS Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop, Xilinx, 2050 Logic Drive, San Jose (and remote via WebEx)
This Workshop addresses alpha-induced soft errors and other sources, metrology and preventive approaches, plus profiles of laboratory facilities, with its unique offering of simultaneous on-site and remote participation. Free, includes lunch.

Oakland East Bay Section
OEB PES Fabulously Interesting Power Distribution Application focused meetings starting soon! Evening Meetings, featuring Buffet Dinner by Spin A Yarn Restaurant, to be held in Fremont, with easy BART / Uber, or cab access. Interested parties, please contact Finn Schenck, Interim Chair at, tel 1-510-676-0979.

10/2, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm OEB YP IEEE Day, 21st Amendment Brewery, 2010 Williams Street, San Leandro
Come enjoy this great networking opportunity in a fun setting.

10/11 6:15 pm SCV REL Introduction of Fractional Failure and Its Application in Reliability Engin ,

10/25, 8:00 am OEB IAS Microgrids Protection & Control Seminar, Double Tree, 7050 Johnson Drive, Pleasanton
More distributed grid utilizing energy sources from a mix of various types of generation and storage, resulting in an increasing number of microgrids. $250

San Francisco Section
9/25, 5:30 pm SF IAS Evolution of DC Energy Systems for UPS, with special focus on Lithium Ion, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco
Review various battery types, with a focus on Lithium Ion. $25 / $10 students

11/15, 5:30 pm SF IAS Selecting the Proper Cable Tie for the Job, San Francisco Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco
Cable tie can lead to system failure, financial loss, injury, and worse; review various types of cable ties and their applications with respect to extreme conditions; life expectancy and economic issues. $25.00


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Besser3 Premier RF and Wireless courses now available through Besser Associates

Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits and Back, September 24 to 28, 2018, San Jose
EMI/EMC and Signal Integrity Boot Camp, October 22 to 26, 2018, San Jose
5G, mm-Wave Antennas: Phased Arrays, Propagation, Integration & Test, October 25 to 26, 2018, San Jose
RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques, October 24 to 26, 2018, San Jose
5G Radio Networks, October 22 to 24, 2018, San Jose
RF Technology Certification, September 17, 2018 to March 19, 2019, Online
Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines, October 19, 2018 to March 15, 2019, Online
mm-Wave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques, February 25 to 27, 2019, San Diego

For the complete schedule please visit: Besser Associates

            Engineering with a Mission

   The Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering program offers:

* MS degree in Power Systems and Sustainable Energy.
* Certificate programs in Renewable Energy
and Frugal Innovation

Students interested in the MS degree must satisfy the standard admissions criteria, an undergraduate degree in a field of engineering (physics degrees will also be considered), GRE scores and (for international students) demonstrated proficiency in English. Both TOEFL and IELTS scores are acceptable for this purpose.

To obtain more information, please contact Stacey Tinker at or call 408-554-4313. Mention this ad and your application fee will be waived.

Introducing the IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning, Convolutional Neural Networks, and Tensorflow
by IEEE ComSoC, ITSoC, CIS and Apollo AI on
Monday September 24, at 4:00 pm
Tuesday September 25, at 4:00 pm

* Bring together computer science and statistics to harness that predictive power
* End-to-end process of investigating data through a machine-learning lens
* Extract and identify useful features that best represent your data

Register here.


Each one of us looks at the same situation from a different perspective. A diverse workforce with an opportunity to voice their opinions and insights will allow for more opportunities to think outside the box to dream up new products, enhance a product's features, or identify a problem which is obvious to one person, but invisible to a homogeneous workforce. See this movie trailer which offers some highlights of contributions made by minorities, in addition to the Hidden Figures. See A Place at the Table

Available immediately, a people-oriented, Engineering Director/Silicon Architect with over 30 tapeouts of IC Design experience that have shipped over a Billion units. Complete product lifecycle, from initial conception through design, verification, fabrication & testing.; Rafael J. Betancourt;

Masters in both chemical engineering and materials engineering with specialty in polymer chemistry. Over 5 years laboratory experience in materials synthesis, characterization, formulation, and coating. Seeking Materials/Chemical/Polymer Engineer opportunities. Bo Yuan

Scientist expert in nanomaterials synthesis and characterization; active materials (printable electrocatalysts and colloidal nanoparticles) for electrochemical devices; biosensors for biomedical systems; analytical methods for process and product characterization. Experience working in start-up environment and familiar with regulatory requirements. Seeking opportunities in Research/Engineering. Elaheh Farjami, PhD

Over 5 yrs experience in design/processing of biomaterials and handling of mammalian stem cells. Expert in biochemical assay/optical characterization; seeking research/engineering position. Dr. Varshini Vishwanath

Data-driven, result-oriented Product Marketing Manager with expertise in technical marketing (sensors, scientific instrumentation), strong scientific background and customer-oriented service support is ready to re-enter the workforce, Nataliya Starostina

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

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

Expert in thin film and materials development, device fabrication, with rich experiences on product launch and transfer. Seeking R&D or product related position, Dr. Xiaofeng Yao Harman

Principle Structure Analysis Engineer, Dr. Rachel A. Zhao, with 15+ year experience finite element analysis with strong mechanics research and teaching experience in nonlinear static and dynamic analysis including impact, vibration and fatigue analysis for vehicles, spacecraft, electronics packages, PCB, solder joints etc.

Developer & Cloud DevOPS w/ 11 years Unix/Linux, 6 years Colloidal & Surface Chemistry, developing prototype MESH drone swam for pollution/bacteria & virus monitoring, Joschka-Joseph Anderson

Can help on modern cybersecurity, virtualized networking/information fabric slices and 5g along with smart utilization of AI/ML technologies: Director/cto level engineering architect and development exec with 25+ yrs of expertise. TK Lala,

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