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Call for Proposals, Tutorials, and Workshops for the 2022 Design Automation Conference (DAC). DAC is recognized as the premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems. DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors. The 59th DAC will be held July 10-14, 2022 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Contributions are due November 22, 2021. See ad in the right column.


December 5-9, 2021, 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco
Design and automation of electronic circuits and systems. Combining an exhibition with Designer, IP and Embedded Track sessions. Virtual December 13-January 1, 2022. See ad in the right column.

SEMICON West 2021 HYBRID | Dec 7–9, 2021 | In-Person Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA | Virtual Online 24/7
Join us for an exciting SEMICON West experience In-Person and Virtually. Visit exhibitors, enjoy networking events + discover a wealth of high-quality programming. SEMICON West sets the pace to SEE, HEAR, and FEEL the industry buzz. Registration Today —Save $$ with Advanced prices until Nov 20. Get the All-In Pass | FREE VIRTUAL Expo Pass. Book your hotel now with special discounted rates.

Industry Strategy Symposium—ISS | Live Event | Jan 9–12, 2022
For over 40 years, ISS has been the premier semiconductor conference for senior executives to acquire the latest trend data, technology highlights, and industry perspective to support business decisions, customer strategies, and the pursuit of greater profitability. Kick off the year strong with this first in-person event featuring valuable insights and face-to-face networking.

April 6-8 2022, 23rd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'22), Virtual
Bridges the gap among Electronic/Semiconductor ecosystem members providing electronic design tools, integrated circuit technologies, semiconductor technology, packaging, and assembly & test to achieve total design quality.


Oakland East Bay Section

12/16, 6:00 pm, OEB IAS, Present and Future Developments of VCB (as SF6 Alternative), Webex
New Power Systems with Clean and No-carbon Energy: Decarbonization, Digitalization, and Grid Resiliency; Vacuum Circuit Breaker (VCB) as SF6 alternative.

OEB ComSoc The OEB Communications Society is looking for fresh people to fill its' Chair and Treasurer positions to revitalize the chapter. Please contact Ron Kane at if you are interested.

OEB PES, Speakers and topics of interest requested! Let us know what topics you would like to know about so we can better meet the needs of our community. Please contact Rosanna Lerma at

Santa Clara Valley Section

12/7, 8:00 am, SCV CS, A Security Audit Framework for Security Management in the Enterprise , Virtual Event
Multiple domains/boundaries, cloud services, several geographies, requirements, efficient audits.

12/8, 4:00 pm, SCV SUST, Prof. Dustin Mulvaney, SJSU: Labor, Land, and Waste Across the Life Cycle of Solar Power, Webinar
Cradle-to-grave, environmental justice, just transition, life-cycle analysis, photovoltaics, recycling, solar energy, supply chains, sustainability

12/8, 6:00 pm, SCV CASS, Overview of IEEE Standards And IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Standards Activities Sub Division, Virtual Event
Provide core standards for the benefit of industry including integrated circuit design and test systems, arithmetic, microprocessors, domain-specific accelerators such as error correction coding, video, and AI.

12/9, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS MTT, Chiplet-In-Wafer Technology For The Development Of III-V RF ICs, Virtual Event
5G, radar, compound semiconductors, co-integration, packaging solutions, in passive wafer interconnects.

12/9, 5:00 pm, SCV PSES, Does the Machinery Directive apply to your products?, Virtual Event
Demystify whether or not your products need to comply with this often-confusing Machinery Directive. Zoom link:

12/14, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, The Pixel, and The Great Digital Convergence, Webinar
Alvy Ray Smith about his new book Biography of the Pixel. The pixel as the organizing principle of all pictures, from cave paintings to Toy Story.

12/16, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Growth In Semiconductor Packaging And Assembly: Are We In Another “Roaring 20s”?, Virtual Event
Continued expansion, drivers, shortages, application areas.

1/20/2022, 12:00 pm, SCV RAS, Telepresence And How It Is Changing Our Society, Virtual Event From tele-health to tele-education and teleoperation; overview technical aspects of telepresence; symbiosis between teleoperations and autonomy, and the role of AI.

Calling all Santa Clara Valley Roboticists and Autonomists, we need your help to bring the local Robotics and Automation Society chapter back to life! Robots are just too cool not to have an active chapter in Silicon Valley. Membership in RAS for IEEE members is only $9 for a year. We need new officers and events. On January 20, 2022 at noon, we will have an exciting virtual event focusing on Telepresence to get things kicked off. Register at:

The SFBA Internet Society Operating Committee (ISOC) is seeking new members of the Board of Directors (volunteer positions). Our Chapter supports ISOC's mission by funding projects, hosting it's popular Tech Policy Webinar series, and engaging our membership (1000+) in issues related to the Internet. We bridge to the larger ISOC community and many more leading-edge initiatives and projects. Find out more at and apply before 10 December 2021. Further details and links to the application form are available at

The Sustainability Chapter is currently looking for new members for its Executive Committee! Please see if you would like to get involved in helping to organize events.

SFBA EDS is seeking candidates to apply for positions on the organizing executive committee in 2022, specifically webmaster/communications director and secretary. We also welcome applications for treasurer, vice-chair, and chair. If you are interested in getting involved in any way, please email, EDS SCV Chapter Chair.

San Francisco Section

IEEE San Francisco Section is excited to announce the new Women in Engineering (WIE) Affinity Group. Join the group and take advantage of technical and professional activities empowering Women in Engineering. If you're interested, please contact the Group Founder at


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Project Open NanoCarbon - Monthly meetups/opensci journal club to research, build and deploy open hardware to rapidly solidify gigatonnes of carbon from atmospheric CO2.

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

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Be inspired and learn about the design and automation of electronic chips and systems at the 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC), occurring on December 5-9, 2021 in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This event combines an exhibition with Designer, IP and Embedded Track sessions, and includes:

* Tutorials
* Research manuscripts
* TechTalk
* Systems Design Contest
* Hack@Dac
* Training Day

This event will also be virtual on December 13-January 1, 2022.


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Empower your future with a MS Engineering degree specializing in Smart Sustainable Energy Systems from San Jose State University. Our hybrid program is suitable for working professionals and provides students with the knowledge and technical skills required to formulate, analyze, and solve complex problems related to the optimal design and integration of sustainable energy sources into the modern power networks. Learn more at our upcoming virtual information sessions.

Sonoma State University, located in the North Bay Area, is now offering a hybrid Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. See ad below for more details.

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


Call for Proposals, Tutorials, and Workshops for the 2022 Design Automation Conference (DAC). DAC is recognized as the premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems. DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors.

Areas of proposals include:
* Artificial Intelligence
* Automated Systems
* Design
* Cloud
* Embedded Systems and Software (ESS)
* IP
* Security

The 59th DAC will be held July 10-14, 2022 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Contributions are due November 22, 2021.



Sonoma State University, located in the North Bay Area, is now offering a hybrid Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The 32-unit MS ECE program is designed for professionals holding bachelor's degrees in diverse areas of engineering and sciences.

MS ECE program highlights:
* One of the most affordable graduate engineering programs in California
* Includes courses in Photonics, RF Communications, IoT, Embedded Systems, FPGA, and Machine Learning
* Recognized as a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program by the Council of Graduate Schools

To learn more, visit the website and attend an upcoming information session. Ready to apply? Apply now for Spring 2022!

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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.

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* 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.
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