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5G World Forum (5GWF'18), IEEE-5G submissions due by February 28, 2018
5G in automotive, health, media, IIoT, satellites, standards, regulations; see ad for 5G below.


Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley CNSV
Engineering consulting services. See ad for CNSV and

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


February 23, 2018, Power System Basics, ARC Flash Mitigation, Renewables, and NEC Code Changes Seminar, Pleasanton ias See ad

March 5-7, 2018, International Conference and Exhibition on Device Packaging, Fountain Hills, Arizona
imapsflag Interposers, 3D IC & packaging, fan-out WLP, flip chip, MEMS & sensors, and 3D printing. See ad

March 13-14, 2018, ISQED 2018, Santa Clara
Security, IoT, Machine Learning, and Electronic Design conference. isqed See ad

March 14, 2018, ASIC 2018, Santa Clara
Automotive Safety Innovation Conference ASIC2018-1

May 14-16, 2018, IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering (ISPCE), San Jose
All relevant topics for workers and innovators in the product safety area.

June 26-28, 2018, Sensors Expo & Conference 2018, San Jose
Sensors, connectivity, and systems

June 26-28, 2018, Autonomous Vehicle & Sensors Conference, San Jose
Explore Autonomous Vehicles through panel discussions Sensors_Automotive

June 26-28, 2018, Medical Sensors Design Experience, San Jose
Artificial Intelligence, Drug delivery, ECG & EEG, Medical grade wearables

July 9-11, 2018, 5G World Forum (5GWF'18), Santa Clara
5G in automotive, health, media, IIoT, satellites, standards, regulations IEEE-5G

September 23-27, 2018, Energy Conversation Congress and Exposition (ECCE) 2018, Portland, Oregon
Renewables, smart grid, energy harvesting, reliability, diagnostics, measurement techniquesECCE2018 See ad

October 3-6, 2018, Frontiers in Education, San Jose
Engineering education innovationsFIE See ad


MEAD Education MEAD
Advanced engineering short courses in the design of integrated circuits and systems. See ad

Northeastern University, Silicon Valley IoTSurvey
Master of science degrees in STEM fields. See ad

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
SCU MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad

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To learn the latest trends in electronic design & automation and semiconductor technologies, attend the
19th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED 2018)
. This premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary Electronic Design conference bridges the gap among Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology, package assembly, and test to achieve total design quality. The conference covers:

isqed              * Security
             * IoT
             * Machine Learning
             * Electronic Design

ISQED 2018 will be held on March 13-14, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. For more information, see ISQED 2018. Quality spoken here.

The International Conference and Exhibition on DEVICE PACKAGING
is the largest 2018 conference dedicated to interposers, 3D IC & packaging, fan-out WLP, flip chip, MEMS & sensors, and 3D printing. The Device Packaging Conference and Exhibition will be the one FOWLP/3D conference you will not want to miss. It features:

iMAPS * 60 presentations on FOWLP, 3D, Microsystems
* Poster Session featuring 20+ presentations & Happy Hour!
* 5 Keynotes on 3DIC, Heterogeneous Integ., SiP, Automotive
* 13 short courses on: 3D, Fanout, High Density Pkg, Cu Pillars, & more
* A sold-out exhibition of 66 booths...the companies you need to see

The iMAPS Device Packaging Conference is from March 5-7, outside of Phoenix, and set among Arizona's captivating Sonoran Desert, with spectacular views of Arizona's majestic Four Peaks and iconic Red Mountains alongside the free-flowing Verde River. Go to for more information. Early bird registration and hotel deadline is February 7th.


Seeking contributions on how to nurture and cultivate 5G technologies and applications for the benefit of society, the 2018 IEEE 1st 5G World Forum (5GWF'18) is sending out a call for Papers, Tutorials, Panels, Sessions, Workshops.

* 5G Vertical Sessions                                                   * 5G Applications
* Automotive, Intelligent Transport                              * 5G Topical Sessions
* 5G for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)           * 5G Security and Privacy
* E-Health and Mobile Health over 5G Networks         * Standards and Deployment
* Disrupting Media and Entertainment in the 5G Era   * Workshops
* Policy and Regulation in the 5G Era                           * IoT in the 5G Era Workshop
* Open API, Unbundled, Open Source, and Testbeds     * Tactile Internet Workshop
* 5G Satellite Networks: Applications, Challenges and Standards

See for more information. Submissions due February 28, 2018. The conference will be on July 9-11, 2018 in Santa Clara.

Ohlone Work for Food! Volunteer at the Women in Engineering and Computer Science Mentoring Dinner - Community College Connect on March 9th, from 6 pm to 9 pm., and enjoy a complimentary dinner. This is your chance to network, mentor, and benefit future women engineers and computer scientists, students at Ohlone College. Help these students by mentoring them regarding their acedemic and career decisions and options.

Location: Ohlone College Newark Center, Room 2100, 39399 Cherry Street, Newark
Dress in business attire for free social media photo. For questions contact Marina Gonzalez 510-209-6524, For more information, see 2018 SWE flyer. To register, see

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Science Fair judges needed for students from middle schools and high schools, at these three science fairs: San Mateo on Sunday, March, Santa Cruz on Saturday, March 10, and Santa Clara on Thursday, March 15. If you are interested in helping out at one of these fairs, or sponsoring a prize, please call Charlie Neuhauser at (408) 245-0085 (W) or E-mail him at

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


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

Part time contract for marketing collateral, documentation, research, sales, MBA, Sandra Winkler

PhD in Engineering and Applied Science with extensive experience in thin film technology (deposition, lithography, etch), UHV instrumentation and troubleshooting, failure analysis and characterization seeking an opportunity as Process/Product/Application/Failure Analysis Engineer in semiconductor industry, Rahmatollah Eskandari

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

Biochemist with 2 years of postdoctoral experience with extensive background in Targeted Drug Delivery applied to Cancer Therapeutics and Vaccine formulations for Vector-Borne Infectious Disease treatment, looking for jobs at biotech and pharmaceutical companies, Zahra Heidari

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

Sr. Process Technician with over 15 years experience in Semiconductors Equipment Manufacture R&D lab: Wafer processing, characterization, data summary, purchasing, supplies, and inventory control; Seeking opportunities in R&D lab technician, or supply chain. Gana Rimple,

Director level engineering/architect or technical marketing responsibilities with expertise anchored on a variety of networking, cybersecurity and virtualization technologies along with smart utilization of AI/ML technologies. TK Lala

CHAPTER EVENTS For more detail, see the Detailed View

2/28 SCV MEMS | Bringing Advanced MEMS Technologies from Concept to Market, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
low cost, small size, low power consumption, overall system performance, build competitive products through connectivity, user experience and system integration activities, accelerating IoT's promise to improve our world.

2/28 SCV ITS | From Differential Privacy to Generative Adversarial Privacy, Stanford, EE Bld, Rm #202, 6:00 pm
connectivity and data collection, biggest threats to privacy, staircase mechanisms, novel context-aware notion of privacy called generative adversarial privacy (GAP)

3/1 SFBA TEMS YP| The Innovator's DNA - Sustaining Innovation in a Disruptive World, National Instruments, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm
types of innovation, the innovator's DNA and the economics of innovation and what makes innovation sustainable, challenges, future

3/6 SCV EMC | Antenna and EMC Measurement Test Challenges of Autonomous Vehicles: The Latest Test Methods and Standards Development Impacting the Future of the Automotive Industry, Siemic, Milpitas, 6:15 pm
standards that verify the performance and quality, antenna pattern and ADAS measurements, safety concerns, why a test is performed in a certain way, future of this market

3/6 SCV PHOT | Attosecond Light Sources: Science and Engineering, Intel SC12, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm
methods and opportunities, new VUV and X-ray light sources are reaching sub-femtosecond pulse durations, revealing the attosecond motion of electrons inside atoms and molecules

3/8 SCV CIS | Running Sparse and Low-Precision Neural Networks: An Interactive Play between Software and Hardware, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
hardware/software co-design for performance acceleration of deep neural networks is necessary, trends of machine learning study in academia and industry

3/13 SCV CNSV | Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider's Guide, SEMI, Milpitas, 7:00 pm
Valley's entrepreneurs have refined the art of company-building into a science over the last 60 years, A certain mystique has developed about Silicon Valley, how does it actually work?

3/13 SCV EMC | Modern EMC Receiver Measurement Concepts,7layers, Sunnyvale, 5:30 pm
EMC emissions measurements, pre-selection, FFT based time domain scan, and real-time spectrum analysis

3/14 | SFBA Pi Day, Everywhere, all day
a mathematical constant, the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, commonly approximated as 3.14159, cherry, apple, blueberry, Albert Einstein's birthday

3/14 | SCV COMSOC Building a New Wireless ISP, TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
wireless network architecture which combines both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radio technology, scales efficiently

3/15 | OEB IAS Application of Variable Frequency Drives 1 to 200 HP, Zio Fraedos, Pleasant Hill, 5:30 pm
HVAC VFD's (Pumps, Compressors and Fans), specify key features and performance for best integration, safety and longevity

3/20 SFBA NANO | Brian Yu, Stanford University: DNA sequencing and Microfluidics, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am

4/11 | SCV ComSoc Telecommunication Fiber-Optics Cables as Dense Seismic Arrays - a Tale of Dark Fiber , TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm
Despite being installed entirely for telecommunication purposes, these dark fibers are effective in recording both earthquake signals and traffic noise

5/9 SFBA EPS | Towards Energy Sustainability in Data Centers: Some Thoughts on Energy, Entropy, and Water, TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am
powering the internet and cloud, cooling, energy use, data center design, non-traditional approaches


ASIC2018 Learn about all things Automotive at ASIC 2018.

* Design for Reliability (DFR) and Design for Safety (DFS) techniques
* Quality and reliability verification and validation solutions
* Devices and system reliability test and certification techniques
* Advanced packaging and manufacturing process for automotive applications

The Automotive Safety Innovative Conference 2018 will be on March 14th, at the Biltmore Hotel off 101 in Santa Clara. See for more information.


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IoTSurvey On April 14th, Northeastern Univerisity will offer an exciting, hands-on workshop introducing participants to up-and-coming technologies.
Career TechUp Series: Learning Through Experience
Student will:

* Build their own smart product with Raspberry Pi
* Learn more about Bitcoin transactions
* Participate in computer science hands-on activity (also for those who have no technical background!)

The Break Into Tech workshop provides an introduction to basic computing concepts for those with non-technical background. This will focus on giving a broad understanding of the fundamental and trending topics in computer science, using real-life examples during the hands-on session. Attendees get a chance to participate in a mini hack-a-thon where you collaborate with others and test out your new computer programming skills. See you on campus!

Northeastern University * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose * Register at Career TechUp Series: Learning Through Experience

Advanced engineering short courses are organized by MEAD Microelectronics and are held at UC Santa Cruz from March 26-30, 2018

UCSCmead MEAD education short courses are taught by both academic and industrial instructors, which allows the coverage of the theoretical as well as practical aspects of every topic in all courses. The following courses are offered:

Advanced Analog IC Design
Time Assisted Analog Design, Circuit Techniques for OpAmp Speed and Accuracy Improvements, CMOS Switched-Capacitor Circuit Design

Delta-Sigma Data Converters
Delta Sigma Converter Basics, CTDS Modulators, Dynamic Element Matching, Design of Building Blocks for CTDS Modulators

Deadline for registration: February 19, 2018. See

            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.


Senior member elevation meeting to take place on Monday, March 26th, 6 pm, at SVPTI,1762 Technology Drive #228, San jose, Calif.95110( This is new location than in the past). Please google it for direction. 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


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.


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