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GMW offers the following position in San Carlos: Applications Engineer, Magnetic Sensor and Transducers, to collaborate with existing and potential Customers to develop solutions to their measurement and control requirements utilizing the range of magnetic based Sensors, Transducers and Instruments offered by GMW.


Papers due October 10, ISQED 2018, Santa Clara
Security, IoT, Machine Learning, and Electronic Design conference. See ad.


Northeastern University, Silicon Valley
Master of science degrees in STEM fields. Break into Tech Event on September 23rd from 11 am to 2 pm. See ad

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Advanced software courses for professional engineers. See ad

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Certificate in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation. See ad

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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 16, Storage Visions 2017 Conference, Embassy Suites, Milpitas
Digital storage for unstructured data. See ad

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. See their Ad.

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. See ad

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.

March 13-14, 2018, ISQED 2018, Santa Clara
Security, IoT, Machine Learning, and Electronic Design conference. Papers due September 10, 2017.


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Developing Enterprise Java Applications with Spring Boot and Microservices IPDV.X402. (1), Starts October 3
Mobile Payments, e-Commerce Security, and Cryptocurrency ITEC. X403. (1), Starts October 3rd
System Design for Low Power Management EMBD.X411. (1,) Starts October 6th
Ruby and Ruby on Rails IPDV.X407. (1), Starts October 7th
Object-Oriented Analysis and Design SEQA.X401. (1), Starts October 7th
MySQL Database for Developers and Designers DBDA.X409. (1), Starts October 13th
VMware vSphere: Configuration and Management ONLINE ONLY ITEC.X408. (810), Starts Oct. 17
HTML5: The Living Language UXWD.X411. (1), Starts October 28th
Website Hosting and Optimization, Introduction UXWD.X418. (1), Starts Nov. 7
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Linux Kernel Architecture and Programming ONLINE ONLY LINX.X404. (810), Starts November 14th

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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
RF Technology Certification, Dec. 18, 2017 to May 5, 2018, Web Classroom
mm-Wave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques, February 28 to March 2, 2018, San Diego
5G, mm-Wave Antenna Integration & Test, February 26 to 27, 2018, San Diego

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IoTSurvey Many of the positions opening up in the SF Bay Area are now in the computer software realm. If you are considering moving into a computer science career and have a bachelor's degree, or will soon, attend this FREE Break into Tech Seminar at Northeastern University. Receive the opportunity to:

* Experience computer science in action, and how it applies to your work and everyday life
* Participate in a mini hack-a-thon where you can collaborate with others and test out your new computer programming skills
* Learn more about Northeastern's Computer Science ALIGN program and have your application fee waived

September 23, 2017 from 11 am to 2 pm
Northeastern University Break Into Tech Event * 6024 Silver Creek Valley Road, San Jose * Register for this free event at


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

Master's in Industrial Engineering, 4 years as a Process Engineer, Six Sigma Green belt, looking for a position in Industrial/Manufacturing/Process/Quality Engineering, Pranit Kudva

Materials Scientist/Engineer with over 20 years of experience in fuel cells, photovoltaics, packaging and pcbs, Nazarali Merchant

Recent PhD in Applied Physics, experienced in Thin Film Deposition, Characterization, and Device Applications seeking position in Process/Materials/Applications Engineering in the semiconductor industry, Bishnu Tiwari

Polymer Materials Scientist/Engineer with seven years laboratory experience in polymer formulation/processing/structure/property relationships. Extensive knowledge and hands-on experience on transparent conductors, thermally conductive polymer nanocomposites, thin film characterization techniques, coating processes Pashupati Pokharel, Ph.D.

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

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

CHAPTER EVENTS For more detail, see the quick reference calendar

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)

9/26 - SCV-CIS-EMBS | Hebbian Learning and the LMS Algorithm - "neurons that fire together wire together", learning algorithm(s) that adapt and control the strength of synaptic connections is unknown, control algorithm is not understood ... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

9/26 - SCV-CES-PELS | Emerging Wireless Technologies for IoT - new and existing wireless options available on the market, trade-offs between range, data throughput, battery life, latency, cost, and availability ... (NVIDIA, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

9/27 - SCV-PSES | Understanding Connector Failures and Implications - common root causes for power connector failures, and will explain the analysis techniques used to identify them, micro-USB failure modes, who may be responsible: adapter, cable, or device manufacturers ... (Exponent, Menlo Park, 6:30 pm)

9/28 - SFBA-EPS (formerly CPMT) | Comparison of Die Singulation Techniques - die thinning, stealth laser, laser abrasion, plasma etch, rotary blade, results ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

9/28 - OEB-PES-SF-IAS | Solar Applications, Rotary UPS & IEM Factory Tour - Solar Applications for new and existing switchboard applications, Rotary UPS system deliver a highly reliable critical power solution, IEM factory tour in Fremont ... (IEM, Fremont, 5:30 pm)

10/3 - SCV-PHOT | Packing DSLR Quality Camera into Mobile Devices using Computational Imaging - How the new Light L16 camera uses multiple lenses and computational imaging to create DLSR quality in  pocket sized camera. ... (INTEL, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm)

10/5 - SCV-REL | Financial and Managerial Accounting for Reliability - an Introduction - A product with poor reliability, basic principles behind the financial and managerial accounting process, how this applies to warranty expenses ..., Food sponsored by I.C.E. Labs (Qualcomm, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

10/5 - SCV-TEMS | Managing Teams in a Non-Flat World -challenges associated with managing diverse global engineering teams to ensure that all members of the team feel valued, stay motivated, and perform their role effectively to help with success of the business...
(National Instruments, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

10/10 -SCV-CNSV | Augmented Reality: Stan Honey's Impact on Sports Events and Navigation - Learn about the 1st and 10 yellow line and other augmented reality features of televised sports, circumnavigating the globe, Real Time Kinematic GPS satellite navigation, and more... (SEMI, Milpitas, 6:00 pm)

10/11 - OEB-LMAG-PES-SCV-PV | Integrated Management of Solar Photovoltaic Generation - Technology advancements and declining costs of solar PV have accelerated the deployment of PV systems by utilities, consumers, and third parties. When connected to the grid in large scale or volume, PV systems can be disruptive ... (Beeb's Sports Bar & Grill, Livermore, 11:00 am)

10/12 - SCV-EMC | 2017 Mini Symposium - Technical Exchange - Electromagnetic compatibility, interference,Common PCB Layout Errors that Cause Products to Fail to Meet EMC Requirements, Signal Integrity Designs for 56Gb/s and Beyond ... (Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, 8:30 am)

10/17 -SFBA-NANO | Triboelectric Nanogenerators for Energy Harvesting - For applications ranging from internet-of-things to interplanetary missions ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

10/18 -SCV-PES/IAS | Sub-Metering - Advantages of sub metering for building owners and landlords.  Using sub-metering for Title 24 compliance, LEED and Energy Star ratings... (Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

10/19 - OEB-IAS | Protection and Control Fundamentals Seminar - protection and control fundamentals of medium voltage design, CTs and their applications in protective relay schemes.... (Double Tree, Pleasanton, 8:00 am)

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)

10/25 -SCV-IT | Information Theoretic Limits of Molecular Communication and System Design Using Machine Learning - used for in-body communication, secrecy, networking microscale and nanoscale devices, infrastructure monitoring in smart cities and industrial complexes, as well as for underwater communications, limitations ... (Packard Bldg, Rm 202, Stanford, 6:00 pm)

10/26 - SFBA-EPS (formerly CPMT) | Mold Compound Interactions in Cu-Al Wirebonded ICs Operating in Harsh Environments -high reliability, intermetallic growth, bond interface, formulations, temperature, bias, predictive model ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

11/20 -SFBA-NANO | Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications - an overview of compound semiconductor nanowire research activities at The Australian National University ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

12/7 - SFBA-EPS (formerly CPMT) | How to Peel Ultra-Thin Dies from Wafer Tape - bending stress, die strength, peel force, die structures, wafer processing steps, TSVs, pickup methods, experimental verification ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)


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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.

Registration for the IEEE GHTC 2017 Conference is now open. You are invited to join us at the Double Tree by Hilton in San Jose from October 19-22, 2017. View registration rates and all options on the symposium website: GHTC is also offering two exciting tutorials on October 19th that you won't want to miss! Find out more information here:


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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The Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers is a yearly Conference held on the beautiful Asilomar Grounds in Pacific Grove. It provides a forum for presenting recent and novel work in various areas of theoretical and applied signal processing. General areas of interest to the forum include:

Asilomar * Architecture and Implementation
* Array Signal Processing
* Biomedical Signal & Image Processing
* Communication Systems
* MIMO Communications & Signal Processing
* Networks
* Signal Processing & Adaptive Systems
* Speech, Image & Video Processing

The Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers will be held on October 29th - November 1st. The IEEE Signal Processing Society is a technical co-sponsor. For more information, see


The 19th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED 2018) is the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary Electronic Design conference; bridging the gap among Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology,packaging, assembly & test to achieve total design quality.
ISQED 2018 will have a theme of Security, IoT, Machine Learning and Electronic Design. Papers are requested in the following areas:

ISQED2018 * Electronic Design
* Design Automation and IP
* Hardware and System Security
* Cognitive Computing in Hardware
* Manufacturing, Semiconductor Processes and Devices

Papers due October 10, 2017. ISQED 2018 is coming March 13-14, 2018 in Santa Clara. For more information, see


StorageVisions How and where does one store unstructured data? Find out by attending the Storage Visions 2017 Conference and learn about:

* The Business of Digital Storage and Memory
* Software Visions for High Performance Applications
* Hardware Visions for Ubiquitous Storage and Memory Everywhere
* Clear Visions for Future Cloud Storage
* The Many Applications for Digital Storage
* Talking with End Users

On October 16th, at the Embassy Suites in Milpitas. Register at here to receive a $100 discount.


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, and register HERE. Information on the speakers and keynotes can be found at PROGRAM.


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


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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