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Join some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States' security. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has two openings for engineers focusing on semiconductor laser diodes. The Senior Semiconductor Laser Device Engineer will provide technical guidance, leadership, and supervision to team members with a focus on defining, developing, and deploying highly complex high-power diode laser pump arrays. Expertise in opto-electronic components is also required.

The Semiconductor Laser Device Engineer (mid to senior level) will design, build, and commission advanced semiconductor laser characterization tools and experiments, and design and lead complex experiments to characterize laser diode components.

The College of Engineering at San Jose State University,, invites applicants for lecturer positions in all engineering disciplines. Three online information sessions will be held on 10/7, 11/4, and 12/2 at 4 pm. Please use the following link for registering for the sessions:

SJSU College of Engineering, Extended Studies, is actively looking for AI experts, especially those interested in Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Data Mining. To continue growing, we are considering new instructors for Masters in AI programs. Instructors teach 11-week, online masters courses one evening per week. Please write with 1) a resume or LinkedIn and 2) which AI areas or courses interest you. Share in our continued growth and the enrichment of the leaders of tomorrow!


The College of Engineering at San Jose State University is offering an online, credit-bearing 3-unit course, Introduction to Intellectual Property for Engineers. Provides an overview of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret laws; identify and address common intellectual property issues in corporate settings. Begins: January 25, 2023, online on MW 17:30~18:45. ENGR131, Introduction to Patent Law for Engineers, will be introduced in Fall, 2023.

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The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, the new STEM facility, is now open; includes new upgrades such as a Raman spectrophotometer. See the ad below right for more information.

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The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. Online classes available now. See ad in the right column.


Free In-Person Workshop: RVfpga: Understanding Computer Architecture. Register today!
Professor Harris leads this session to use RISC-V to teach computer architecture and the design of SoCs. Learn the fundamentals of computer architecture using the WD open-source SweRV EH1 RISC-V core targeted to a Xilinx Artix 7 FPGA. Quickly get the RISC-V FPGA system and RISC-V tools up and running on Digilent’s Nexys A7 dev board. All of the RVfpga labs will be discussed and how to use and work hands-on through a selection of the labs.
Held on December 15, from 9 am to 5 pm, at the UCSC Silicon Valley Extension Training Center in Santa Clara , not far from the San Jose Convention Center, where the RISC-V Summit, a separate event, will be held.

24th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'23), April 5-7, 2023
ISQED caters to manufacturing, design and EDA, such as high level design, circuit design (digital, analog, mixed-signal, RF), test & verification, design automation tools; processes; flows, device modeling, semiconductor technology, advance packaging, and biomedical & bioelectronic devices.
Held on April 5-7, 2023 in the lovely city of San Francisco.

The 60th Design Automation Conference (DAC) will be held July 9-13, 2023 at Moscone Center West in the gorgeous city of San Francisco. Premier event for the design and design automation of electronic chips to systems. DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits, and networking opportunities.

The 15th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Conference and Expo (ECCE 2023) will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from October 29 to November 2, 2023. ECCE is a pivotal international event on energy conversion, renewable energy, electric drives, and more... Come join 2000 of your closest friends in "Music City," one of the most exciting tourist and conference locations in the world!


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The 15th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Conference and Expo will be held at the famed Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee on October 29 – November 2, 2023. ECCE is the pivotal international conference and exposition event on electrical and electromechanical energy conversion, renewable energy, electric drives, and more.

Topics include:
* Renewable and alternative energy power * Power electronic devices and packaging integration * Critical power and energy storage systems * Thermal management * Aerospace energy * Innovative magnetic materials, alternative conductor and winding insulation technologies * High power/voltage power conversion * Electromagnetic interference and compatibility * Power-to-X and green hydrogen systems * Rotating/linear electromechanical devices * Microgrids * Cyber-and-physical security for power electronics systems

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Call for Contributions for the 60th Design Automation Conference (DAC) 2023. DAC is recognized as the premier event for the design and design automation of electronic chips to systems. DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors. Engineering Tracks:

Front-End Design Track Submission Deadline: January 17, 2023, 5:00 PM (PST)
Back-End Design Track Submission Deadline: January 17, 2023, 5:00 PM (PST)
IP Track Submission Deadline: January 17, 2023, 5:00 PM (PST)
Embedded Systems and Software Track Submission Deadline: January 17, 2023, 5:00 PM (PST)

The 60th DAC will be held July 9-13, 2023 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco.

24th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'23)| Call for Papers, due December 3, 2022.
ISQED caters to manufacturing, design and EDA. Papers desired involving high level design, circuit design (digital, analog, mixed-signal, RF), test & verification, design automation tools; processes; flows, device modeling, semiconductor technology, advance packaging, and biomedical & bioelectronic devices. This conference will take place April 5-7, 2023 in San Francisco.


SCU Engineering: Leading the way to a sustainable future.
Engineering with a Mission
The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation is the new home for the Sciences, Engineering, and Mathematics, built to support collaboration across traditional disciplines. Find or fuel your passion in one or more of our interdisciplinary labs.

* Tackle problems at the nanoscale in our Center for Nanostructures.
* Work on humanitarian projects in the Frugal Innovation Hub.
* Work independently or with peers to find solutions to the world's energy challenges in the Latimer Energy Lab.
* Have fun working on your own 3D printing project or an assignment for class in the Maker Lab.
* Partner with Silicon Valley medical device and biotechnology companies to solve real-world challenges that transform global health in the BioInnovation and Design Lab.

To obtain more information on SCU's School of Engineering, please contact Stacey Tinker, Director of Admissions, at or call 408-554-4313.

You are cordially invited to attend the RF and wireless training courses listed below by Besser Associates, the worldwide leader in RF and wireless training.

RF Technology Certification, New session starting soon, On Demand, Online
Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines, New session starting soon, On Demand, Online
Applied RF Engineering II - Wireless Digital Signals, New session starting soon, On Demand, Online
RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques, February 27 to March 2, 2023, San Jose
EMI/EMC Design Fundamentals, Start Anytime, On Demand, Online
EMI/EMC Troubleshooting Techniques, Online - Start Anytime, On Demand, Online

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12/1, 7:00 pm, SCV TEMS, On the "Great Resignation" Phenomenon, Virtual Event
We will examine the phenomenon of the “Great Resignation” as well as its offshoot “Quiet Quitting”, from an employee and a management perspective; videos.

12/7, 6:30 pm, SFBA RAS, Robust Depth Estimation for Robots with Stereo Cameras using Bespoke DNNs, Virtual Event
Autonomous robots leverage a host of sensors to navigate their world. When multiple depth estimation algorithms are leveraged simultaneously, it is possible that more robust depth information can be calculated.

12/8, 6:00 pm, SFBA VTS, Functional Safety and the IEEE P2851 Standard on Dependability for Autonomous Machines, Virtual Event
Seamless exchange of information and interoperability between activities; across lifecycles related to different dependability attributes across application domains such as automotive, industrial, medical and avionics safety critical systems.

12/8, 11 am, SFBAC PELS, Common Mode EMI Analysis and Mitigation Methods in Three-Phase Inverters, Virtual Event
Popular CM EMI mitigation methods, including passive filters, active filters, and novel power converter topologies; novel CM voltage elimination methods, shift from pulse width modulation (PWM) to pulse density modulation (PDM).

12/12, 6:30 pm, SCV CS, Democratizing NLP: Considerations from Resources to Algorithms, Virtual Event
NLP support for low-resource languages, NLP algorithm design, and more. Speaker: Dr. Maunendra Desarkar, Head of AI department, IIT, Hyderabad, India.

12/13, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, The World of the Expert Witness, Webinar
Introduction to the work done by a technical Expert Witness and what skills are needed, and will also provide some suggestions about how to get started.

12/15, 11:30 am, SCV NANO, Selective Subatomic Separations by Thin Membranes, Virtual Event
Atomically thin two-dimensional materials for the separation of subatomic species, including electrons, hydrogen isotopes, and gases; potential use in applications relating to energy, microscopy, and electronics.

12/15, 6:00 pm, SCV CAS, Dense WDM Silicon Photonics Design and Verification, Zoom
DWDM SiPh design methodology covering multiphysics simulation workflows, SiPh IC circuit design and verification results; capturing electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical behaviors.

1/2/2023, 8:30 pm, SCV CS, Quantum Paradigm for Machine Learning, Virtual Event
Register to attend this free virtual technical talk to get insights into the coming together of Quantum Computing and Machine Learning. Speaker: Dr. Amlan Chakrabarti, University of Calcutta, India

1/5, 8:00 am, SFBA EPS, Tutorial: Reliability Testing and Design for Reliability of Packaging Interconnects, WebEx
2-Hour Short Course: lead-free solder joints, power creep, viscoplasticity, temperature, strain rate, constitutive equations, thermal-cycling, examples, recommendations. Speaker: John Lau, Unimicron Technology Corporation

1/26, 1200 pm, SFBA EPS, Thermal and Failure Analysis of Advanced Sub-Micron Devices, SEMI World Hdqtrs, Milpitas (and via WebEx)
Thermal imaging, fine-geometry, static/dynamic, high-resolution, thermoreflectance, near-ultraviolet to infrared, examples. Speaker: Dr. Mo Shakouri, Microsanj Corp. Sandwiches and drinks at 11:30 am.

3/8, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Chiplet Design and Heterogeneous Integration Packaging, SEMI World Hdqtrs, Milpitas (and via WebEx)
SoC, AMD, Intel, TSMC, IBM, interposer, substrates, attach, assembly, trends. Speaker: John H Lau, Unimicron Technology Corporation. Sandwiches and drinks at 11:30 am.

IEEE Engineering chapters, societies, and affinity groups in the SF Bay Area

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