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MEAD Education
Advanced Engineering Courses on the Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems, from March 25 to 29, 2019. See ad below left.

Besser Associates Besser3
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training.

Northeastern University, Silicon Valley IoTSurvey
MS in Information Systems program with Blockchain Technology Specialization: socio-technical approach to software engineering. Click here to learn more.

Santa Clara University Graduate EngineeringSCU
MS in Sustainable Energy, and certificates in Renewable Energy or Frugal Innovation.

For complete information, please see Additional Education

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. See ad below.

February 22, 2019 SF IAS Electrical Engineering POWER SYSTEMS One-Day Seminar, Pleasanton
Power and lighting management; medium voltage power system design; lead-acid batteries, Arc Flash calculations, and MV controls and drives.

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.

See Conferences and Events for complete list.

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

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

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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.

12/13, 6:00 pm SCV CS Force Sensing for Mobile Phone Platforms, 1210 East Arques Avenue, Suite 207, Sunnyvale
Touch sensing; adding a new dimension to the existing framework: pressure or force sensing; motivations and mechanics behind these technologies, as well as some implementations and technical challenges. Free.

1/3/2019, 6:00 pm SFBA TEMS, From Engineer to Founder: The Startup Accelerator Experience, National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara
The initial culture of a startup company is unbelievably critical and shapes the future of the venture, its day-to-day management, its inventiveness, and ultimately its success. Fee: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members (Early Birds); At the Door: $20

1/8, 7:00 pm, SCV Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV) Taking the Pulse of 5G: The Status of the Next Gen Cellular Network , SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas
Cut through the hype with an update on 5G from an expert in the field. Free.

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