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

March 7-8, 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. Link to 2018 event here, and will be updated to the 2019 event when available.


IoTSurvey Northeastern University invites you to two exciting events!

November 2 - Join Level, a division of Northeastern University, for a one-day workshop on the Internet of Things (IoT). Learn how to manage the foundational components of IoT, including sensors, devices, communications, and data management. Register here.

November 3 - Attend the Silicon Valley campus open house, including a complimentary workshop on Breaking into Tech! Learn the basics of computer science and see how your background in Engineering, can be combined with computer science to give you the ability to work at the juncture of both. Register here.

Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose *

            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.


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

The SVEC 2018 Open House Reception will be held this Thursday, November 15, 2018, as a precurser to their annual SVEC Banquet, which inducts outstanding engineers into their Hall of Fame. The Open House announces next year's inductees, and offers a keynote talk, "Beyond Oil and Gas: The Methanol Economy".

This free event starts at 5:30 pm and is hosted at SEMI Headquarters, 673 S. Milpitas Blvd., Milpitas
* Welcome Reception & Mixer: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm * Presentations: 7:00pm - 8:30pm * See for more information.


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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


Thinking of becoming a member of IEEE? Benefits include:
* Free subscription to the IEEE Spectrum
* Access to a library of publications and published papers
* Join a standards working group
* Join a chapter or society and have a positive impact on your career and industry
* Advance your career with networking opportunities
* Gain access to Collabratec for job seekers
* Receive discounts on home, auto, travel, health, dental, and life insurance, as well as Dell, UPS, and UpCouncil legal services at IEEE Member Discount Services Benefits
* An opportunity to be part of a society which is changing the world.

Please use Sandra Winkler as a referral, member #85012626


Process development, manufacturing, or supply chain management in the semiconductor industry (at SME or IDM) or adjacent / similar industry. Lary James

Mechanical Engineer with almost 2 years of Rapid Prototyping, Engineering Documentation (GD&T), and Device Development at a medical device / nanotechnology startup (Nano Precision Medical); seeking Entry Level Engineering Position (Mechanical, NPI, Automation, Process Development, Manufacturing). John Tatka

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,

IC packaging technologist with 30 years of package process development and product line management experience. Knowledge of packaging process design rules, package architecture, pricing and supply chain. Looking for consulting, or full time position in package development or business development. Hamid Eslampour;

Graphic designer and multimedia artist proficient in Adobe suite. Taher Ahmadi;


Tenure track Assistant Professor in Power Electronics and Energy Systems opening at the Naval Postgraduate School. The successful candidate for this position must possess a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and an established research background in power electronics with emphasis on shipboard power systems and microgrid applications. See


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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
One day workshop on IoT, and open house with free Breaking into Tech workshop. See ad below.


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on December 10, at Silicon Valley Polytechnic Institute, 1762 Technology Drive #228, San Jose. 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 8:00 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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Blockchain Group Be part of the new Blockchain Group, the latest disruptive technology many are talking about. If interested, please notify Sandra Winkler at

11/14, 11:30 am, SFBA EPS FPGA Heterogeneous Packaging Applications: Trends and Challenges, Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara
HPC, networking, cloud services, automotive, logic/memory integration, thermal, evolution. $5 to $10, includes pizza and water.

11/14, 6:00 pm, SCV PES/IAS Edge Compute Data Centers, Google US-MTV-SB65 Border to Border Conference Room, 1365 Shorebird Way, Mountain View
Rosendin Electric Inc will discuss the evolution of the data center and the current trend toward Edge Computing Data Centers. $15, IEEE Members.

11/14, 6:30 pm, SCV IM Seeing Hidden Objects in Layered Media using Synthetic Aperture Radar Technology, Geometrics Meeting Room, 2190 Fortune Drive, San Jose
Synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology can offer a high-quality performance in term of power consumption, system (hardware) simplicity, and image resolution. 3D SAR algorithm can see image embedded targets inside layered media (ie - walls). RSVP: Free

11/14, 6:00 pm, SCV MTT Role of Si-Based Technology for 5G Frontend, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Dr., Santa Clara
SiGe BiCMOS and SOI based CMOS add a compelling value proposition due to low cost, mutli-function circuit integration on one die and in one process. Free, includes snacks.

11/15, 6:00 pm, SCV SSCS The Life of SPICE, Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara
SPICE circuit simulation program, in one form or another, has been around the industry for almost fifty years; early principals in this journey, and share some amusing experiences. Free to $5.

11/26, 6:00 pm , SCV ITS Active Learning and Optimization for Next Generation Wireless Systems, Stanford University, David Packard Electrical Engineering Building, 350 Serra Mall, Room #202
Speaker is Information Theory Society's Distinguished Lecturer Tara Javidi. Accounting the cost of network reconfiguration overhead for mobile and large-scale networks of tomorrow, including the initial beam alignment, link maintenance, spectrum sensing, and packet resizing. Free, includes refreshments.

12/1, 2:00 pm SCV SSCS, EDS, EPS, CAS, Nano Improving the IEEE: Issues, Ideas, Best Practices, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Room 21, Benson Memorial Center, Santa Clara
Listening session, better methods/tools, local needs, actionable, with Division Director. Free.

12/4, 6:30 pm, SCV CE, ComSoc, SPS Drone Sensor Technologies and Issues, NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Battery-powered flights; emerging market and explores some of the differences and challenges between ground, drone, and general aviation in terms of sensor, communication, and navigation technologies. Free to $10

12/5, , SCV WIE Girl Geek Dinner , Oracle

12/6, 6:00 pm SCV CASS, SSCS Advanced Capacitive Sensing for Consumer, Industrial, and Automotive Applications, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, 198 Champion Ct, San Jose
Applications of "single-pixel" buttons, sliders, touch screens, and "kilo-pixel" fingerprint readers; challenges and solutions for sensors, architectures, algorithms, and circuit technology. Free.

12/6, 6:00 pm, SFBA TEMS Meet by Design: Using Science to Run Awesome Meetings, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Team engagement in meetings and how this impacts your team's overall performance; 16 different types of meetings that work and when to use each one. $5 to $15, $20 at the door, includes light dinner.

12/6, 6:00 pm, SCV SSCS, EPS Holistic Design in Optical Interconnects, Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara
Data Center (DC) and High Performance Computing (HPC) performance is increasingly limited by interconnection bandwidth; Silicon-Photonic-based interconnects. Free to $5.

12/11, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV GrokStyle: Deep Learning and the Future of Visual Search , SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Learn about AI tools that originated at Cornell University. Free.

12/13, 9:00 am, SFBA NANO Nanomanufacturing: Latest and Cutting-Edge Technologies, SEMI Global Headquarters, 673 South Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas
Discuss innovative opportunities and technical challenges associated with nanotechnology. Job Seeker Assistance at this event. $25 to $95.

1/3/2019, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS, From Engineer to Founder: The Startup Accelerator Experience, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Fee: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

2/7, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS, How to Save a Program or Project that is Failing and Make a Good One the Best It Can Be, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Fee: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

3/7, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS, Managing Frugal Innovation, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
Fee: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

Oakland East Bay Section

11/15, 5:30 pm OEB IAS Global Electric Power Tested by Circling the Earth in EVs, Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Electric Vehicle enthusiasts raced around the globe, recharging with local electric utility power only. This unique test covered 28,962 km (18,026 miles) and crossed 20 countries Europe, North America, and Asia. Problems encountered and how they were solved. $15 to $25. RSVP to Luis Soria via email: or telephone: (415) 793-7909

San Francisco Section

11/13, 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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