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May 3-6, 2021, Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) 2021, Virtual and New York
ASMC is the leading international technical conference for exploring solutions to improve the collective microelectronics manufacturing expertise. ASMC provides an unparalleled platform for semiconductor professionals to network and learn the latest in the practical application of advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies.

June 1 - July 4, 2021, Electronic Components and Technology Conference (ECTC), Virtual Event
Premier international event which showcases cutting-edge technology in packaging, components and microelectronic systems science, technology and education, in an environment of cooperation and technical exchange.

June 22-24, 2021, WITI Global Summit, Virtual Event
Premier global event for women in technology; insights, inspirations, and action items from tech-savvy women worldwide; stories of growth; leadership; 4,000+ attendees from 6 continents. Use code CBPART21 for $100 discount off the prevailing cost of a full 3-day pass. Free expo!

October 10-14, 2021, Save the date for the 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), Vancouver, Canada
The world's leading technical conference and exhibition for electrical and electromechanical energy conversion research and innovation.

December 5-9, 2021, 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco
Design and automation of electronic circuits and systems.


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Tom Coughlin received a Member and Geographic Activities (MGA) Leadership Award in 2020. This is a very prestigious award for the outstanding contributions Tom has made to numerous IEEE activities and for the example he set in carrying forward the goals and objectives of the IEEE MGA Board. Among other IEEE volunteer leadership roles, Tom has served as President of IEEE-USA, Director of IEEE Region 6, Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Section, General Chair of the 2011 IEEE Sections Congress, and Chair of several Chapters in the SCV section, including the SCV SSIT Chapter which Tom started in 2020.

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4/15, 7:00 pm, SCV SPS, Edge AI Based Visual Assistance System Using OAK-D Sensor, Virtual Event
Deep learning methods along with point cloud processing; reading traffic conditions, detecting hanging obstacles, crosswalk detection, moving obstacles, elevation changes (e.g curb entry/exits) and localization.

4/20, 12:00 pm, SCV YP, Cracking Deep Tech Investments, Grants and Go To Market, Virtual Event
Common challenges for deep tech startups including fund-raising and go-to-market, and how they can be overcome.

4/20, 1:30 pm, SVTHC LMAG CNSV, Hubble Telescope Spacecraft, Virtual Event
First of NASA's great observatories in space; presentation will focus on the Lockheed portion of the Hubble; three retired Lockheed employees will share their experiences in this webinar.

4/21, 3:30 pm, SFBA NANO, 5th Annual Company Origin Stories - Exploring Entrepreneurship, Virtual Event
Our most popular event series: Several CEO/Founders discuss the technology and business aspects of building a successful company based on nanotechnology. Cost: Free!

4/21, 6:30 pm, SCV MTT, Persistent, Autonomous Environmental Monitoring for Timely Wildfire Detection (PANTHER), Virtual Event
A low-cost, large-scale, in-situ, energy-efficient IoT system designed to be deployed in remote areas to monitor environmental conditions conducive to wildfire; support wildfire mitigation and preparedness efforts.

4/22, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Packaging and Interconnect Technologies for Cryogenic and Quantum Systems, WebEx
Thin-film, multi-conductor, flexible, superconducting cables, low insertion loss.

4/23, 12:00 pm, SFBA EDS, An Addiction to Low Cost Per Memory Bit – How to Recognize it and What to Do About it, Virtual Event
Phenomenal rise in the amounts of data; constant drive to lower the cost per bit; other attributes have been treated as expendable; call to action for a more comprehensive understanding of what cost per bit really means.

4/27, 6:00 pm, SCV YP, AI Speech Talk from Facebook ML Engineer: Speech Synthesis after WaveNet, Virtual Event
Generative Adversarial Network(GAN) for audio generation; noteworthy architectures since WaveNet and some promising GAN-based models from recent years.

4/29, 5:50 pm, SCV CAS, Integrated Chip-Scale Solutions for Electromagnetic Synthesis and Control, Zoom
Wireless communication, imaging, and sensing across the electromagnetic spectrum; security for 5G wireless networks.

5/6, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Results of Low-Temperature Polyimide Processing for Interconnect RDL in Next-Generation 3D Advanced IC Backend Applications, WebEx
Faster cure, lower temperatures, vacuum, thermal stability, properties.

5/6, 7:00 pm, SCV TEMS, Collaborative Leadership of Startups, Virtual Event
Bring Agile concepts into Startups; clear vision and the mission; means for collaboration; process and environment for your team(s) that allows them to learn together, and inspect, adapt, verify, and iterate this process.

5/11, 1:30 pm, SVTHC SCV MAG, Storage Interfaces, Virtual Event
Disk drives (SSD and HDD), storage connects to systems thru layers with interfaces between the layers that have evolved over time – smaller size, lower cost and higher performance.

5/13, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, 3D Packaging for Superconducting Qubits , WebEx
More chips, microbump-based assembly, three-tier stacks, alignment accuracy, co-planarity.

6/10, 8:00 am, SFBA EPS, Bonding Technology For Next-Generation Packaging Integration Schemes , WebEx
Die shrink, yield, heterogeneous chips, interconnect challenges, wafer bonding.

6/17, 8:00 am, SFBA EPS, Scalable Highly-Integrated Photonics Packaging for the 5G World: From Datacenters to Drones, WebEx
Photonics motherboard, dissimilar components, hybrid integration, thermal management.

7/8, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Use of Flash Lamps to Achieve Non-equilibrium Soldering and Assembly using Conventional Solder Alloys, WebEx
Reliability concern, few studies, scaling issue, insights, testing runs, estimates.

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4/15, 6:00 pm, OEB IAS, Balancing Reliability and Cybersecurity with OT Cryptographic Security Controls, WebEx
Market pressure for cryptographic security controls; reconsider design and implementation strategies; concerns and contrast with the goals of safety, reliability, and availability of critical embedded devices.

4/28, 12:00 pm , OEB LMAG, Searching for Dark Matter, Virtual Event
Searching for dark matter with the SuperCDMS HVeV Single-Charge Sensitive Detector; light dark matter theories (axions, dark photons, dark sector).

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