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

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

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Computing and Semiconductor Conferences
Engineering Leadership and Innovation Conferences
Ethical Considerations/ Blockchain

May 25, 21st Century Manufacturing - Advanced Technology Trends in Silicon Valley, Santa Clara
Bay Area manufacturing in a variety of industries, including job fair. See ad for SME Bay Area Manufacturing

June 8-10, TEMSCON, Silicon Valley (Santa Clara Valley)
Technical Management and Technical Business with industry and research speakers. See ad for TEMSCON

June 11-13, Women in Technology Summit (WITI), San Jose
For both women and men who want to build their leadership skills and value in the workforce, start their own business, and understand the value of gender parity in the workplace. See ad for WITI

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.

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. See ad for SEMICON West

October 29 - November 1, Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Monterey
Signals, systems, biomedical, imaging, and architechure.

October 19-22, Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC), San Jose
Innovation, deployment and adaptation of Technology for Humanitarian Goals and Sustainable Development.


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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Info Session for Information Technology and Database and Data Analytics, Starts Tuesday, June 6
Info Session for Embedded Systems and VLSI Engineering Programs, Starts Wednesday, June 7
Linux Based Web Application Development - Apache, MySQL, PHP, Starts Friday, June 16
Low-Power Design of Nano-Scale Digital Circuits, Starts Friday June 16
Logic Synthesis, Introduction , Starts Saturday, June 17
Linux Kernel Architecture and Programming , Starts Monday, June 19
Storage Technology in Data Centers , Starts Monday, June 19
The Internet of Things: Sensors, Platforms, Communications, and Applications , Starts Monday, June 23

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.

SCU Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
            Engineering with a Mission

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.


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

Industrial R&D engineer and scientist with more than 55 patents. Solves difficult problems in emerging technologies and translates those solutions into commercial successes. Inventor of materials, fabrication processes, devices and test, Kurt Rubin

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

Contract or part time market research, marketing, newsletter, writing, M.B.A., Santa Clara University, Sandra Winkler,

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

For more detailed information on these chapter events, please view the Quick Reference Calendar


5/24 - SCV-IT-MAG | Regenerating Codes For Distributed Storage - basic framework of regenerating codes, establishing theoretical limitations regenerating codes from an algebraic perspective ... (Hacker Dojo, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

5/25 - SFBAC-PELS-SC-MAG | Limitations to Miniaturization of Magnetic Components - shrinking magnetics for power electronics with a focus on design tradeoffs, fabrication techniques, and the latest trends from industry & academia... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

5/30-31 - SCV SPS, ComSoc, IT, RAS, SSCS, CAS | IEEE Workshops on Machine Learning and Convolutional Neural Networks - Tues: Intuitive treatment of the important machine learning approaches; Wed:  In-depth treatment of Convolutional neural networks (CNN) ... (TI, Santa Clara, 4:30 pm)

5/31 - SCV-PSES | Safety Aspects of "Off-Road" EV Charging Through Central Asia and E. Europe -  Don describes his trip from Asia and Europe in a electric vehicle. Charging was often difficult to find and was often improvised. Enjoy Don's photos and stories of challenges and how he overcame obstacles... (Quanta Laboratories, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

6/1 - SCV-TEMS |Experiments vs. Committed Programs: How to Drive Innovation and Meet Commitments - fast cycle, rapid prototyping, scalable reliable development process ... (AMD, Sunnyvale, 6:00 pm)

6/1 - SCV-REL |Systematic Problem Solving in Reliability Engineering - how to attack problems where there is data, no data, and where data must be generated, brainstorming, five whys, fault tree analysis, and fishbone diagram, TRIZ, HU, and quantitative methods ... (Qualcomm, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

6/6 - SCV-CNSV |Annual CNSV Dinner Meeting: The Deep Mythic Origins of Silicon Valley Innovation - The hidden myth behind Silicon Valley's success is far older than you would ever guess ... (Turmeric Restaurant, Sunnyvale, 6:00 pm)

6/6 - SCV-PHOT | Beyond Virtual Reality and into the Mixed Reality Future - This talk will explore the world of Mixed Reality (MR), and how MR could succeed where VR failed ... (Intel, Santa Clara, 5:30 pm)

6/9 - SCV-YP |YP Reception and Panel following TEMSCON Industry Forum - challenges of developing a startup, providing leadership to manage the forefront of technology ... (Santa Clara Hilton, 5:30 pm)

6/13 - SCV-EMC |Identifying, Visualizing and Minimizing EMC and EMI Problems using 3D EM Simulation - competing design requirements, such as EMC and thermal conflicts, electromagnetic simulation has become an integral and important part of the design process ... (7layers, Sunnyvale, 5:30 pm)

6/21 - SF-PES |Fire-Resistive, Circuit Integrity Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires and Remote Operated Shutoff Valves (ROSOV) on Pipelines - rationale, design criteria, development and evaluation test protocol for flexible circuit integrity cables suitable for use in both monitoring status and assuring shutdown of safety valves, ... (California Public Utilities Commission, San Francisco, 11:45 am)

6/22 - SCV-SPS |Computational Microscopy - joint design of imaging system hardware and software, optimizing across the entire pipeline from acquisition to reconstruction, new methods with coded illumination ... (AMD Sunnyvale, 6:30 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)

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)

8/17 - 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)


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, 8-question survey that should only take about 5-10 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.

Madras Attend the IIT Madras Foundation Series - Summer 2017 Summit, on Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm. This one-day summit will be at the Santa Clara Marriott with Director Bhaskar Ramamurthi and twelve faculty members. This is an unique opportunity for some of the best minds leading innovation and research in the USA to meet and exchange ideas with the best minds from campus that are trying to find innovative solutions in the areas of Smart Medicine, Smart Analytics, Smart Energy and more.

* Learn why IITM is the best engineering school
* Explore collaboration ooportunities with the school and your employer
* Explore investing and advisory opportunities

Extending our leadership in research and innovation globally in collaboration with industry & academia. Early bird registration ends June 3. Register at


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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.  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

Please see our website at


Comic is courtesy of The San Francisco Chronicle.

Welcome to the International Conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society , TEMSCON, which will be at the Santa Clara Convention Center on June 8-10.

TEMSCON is a conference on Technical Management and Technical Business with industry and research speakers.

TEMSCONfc * Entrepreneurship
* Management of Innovation
* People and Organization
* Moving from Idea to product

For IT, Internet, IoT, Biotech, healthcare, and social media.

Co-located with the conference is the Industry Forum where senior speakers from industry will discuss practical aspects of technology and technology management. This is registered separately, see the Industry Forum tab on the webpage. Note if you register for Industry Forum you are invited to attend any of the technical and keynote sessions of TEMSCON as well.
For more information on TEMSCON, see

Women in Technology Summit (WITI)

where one can build confidence, leadership and entrepreneurial skills, and the value of gender parity in the workplace. This conference is for both women and men.

200 speakers & coaches, Women in Technology Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, Coaching Circles, and Workshops , on June 11-13, at the Doubletree in San Jose

* Mastering the Science of Storytelling      * Engaging Men to Invest in Gender Equality
* Speak Like a Leader Bootcamp         * Personal Branding for Women in Tech
* Breaking Biased Habits         * Creating a Business Plan for Tech Startups
* Dealing with Difficult People         * Success Secrets of the Super Achievers
* Making Your Pitch Skills Worthy of Your Ideas    * Leading Outside Your Comfort Zone

SME Silicon Valley invites you to attend a one-day conference on 21st Century Manufacturing - Advanced Technology Trends in Silicon Valley. Explore manufacturing trends in the Bay Area throughout a wide range of industries. The conference includes speakers, technology demonstrations, and sponsor interactions. Highlights:

sme2017 * City Programs promoting manufacturing
* IoT in the Industrial Environment
* BioMedical Disruption in the Valley
* Robotics/Automation in manufacturing

The conference includes a Career Fair event at the end of the conference, and is free to conference attendees and job seekers.
At the Santa Clara Convention Center on May 25th. See SME for more information.

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.

With over 100 industry experts, and an expanded program to include interactive content, applications, demos, and hands-on components, the Sensors Expo & Conference is driving tomorrow's solutions with topics including:

* Black boxes in planes, drones, and autos              * Adding voice commands
* Wearable, IoT and 5G, medical, biometric             * Indoor air quality
* Agtech and the food industry               * City-scale Sensor Networks
* Augmented and virtual reality             * AI and deep learning
* Printed, flexible, stretchable, functional, fabric sensors and systems
* Energy harvesting and energy-efficient power solutions

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,

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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