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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!

June 14-23, 2021. IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC 2021), Virtual Event
Theme: Connectivity – Security – Privacy. Featuring keynotes from Telus, Google, Ciena, Cisco, Nokia, Huawei and more. Program includes industry forums, workshops, and tutorials.

June 17, 2021, Automotive Semiconductor Safety Innovation Conference (ASSIC 2021), Live Webinar
Soft Error Technology Application Applications to Advanced Vehicles; Semiconductor safety for self-driving cars, urban aviation mobility, and aerospace; challenges, visions, and collaboration.

September 21-23, 2021, Sensors Converge, San Jose & Streaming Globally
Covering the biggest design engineering trends: 50+ dynamic, in-person educational sessions and virtual sessions. Register early for lowest prices!

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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Data Scientist Specialization (self-paced), Begins 7/1/21
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Data Engineering with Hadoop, Begins 7/10/21
SystemVerilog Assertions and Formal Verification, Begins 7/14/21
Organizational Development and Change, Begins 7/17/21
Data Structures and Algorithms Using Python, Begins 7/19/21
Java Programming for Beginners, Begins 7/20/21
Technology Impacts in the Supply Chain, Begins 7/20/21
Comprehensive Signal and Power Integrity for High-Speed Digital Systems, Begins 7/23/21
Managing Software Projects, Begins 7/26/21
Global Diversity: A Toolkit for Cross-Cultural Communication, Begins 8/5/21
Redesigning Your Career - Accelerated Weekend Career Workshop, Begins 8/21/21

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6/29, 6:00 pm, SCV CLP CS, Using a Scaled-Up Software-Defined Server as an Alternative to Scaling Out, Virtual Event
Software Defined Server as an alternative to traditional scaled-out distributed systems; layer of machine learning between the operating system and each motherboard.

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.

7/15, 12 pm, SCV REL, Micro-Mobility Hardware Reliability of Electric Bikes and Scooters, Virtual Event
Electric bikes and scooters as a form of convenient public ride share; exposed to a harsh outdoor environment; ground-up approach to hardware reliability testing; use of field data to understand cost associated with durability; technology improvements for an annual maintenance model. Free.

7/20, 6:00 pm, SCV PHOT, The Unexpected Rise of Integrated Photonics as a Key Enabling Technology in Next Generation Life Science Applications, Virtual Event
Key enabler to reduce the size and cost while improving performance; at your doctor's office, on your kitchen countertop, in your pocket, on your wrist, on your arm.

7/21, 6:30 pm, SCV MTT, Toward Democratizing RF IC Design, Virtual Event
Informed by 35+ years in RFIC technology, product development and design, Tom McKay outlines one path to a healthy open-source RFIC hardware ecosystem.

9/16, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS SUST, Sustainable Electronics – From Dumped e-Waste to a Circular Economy: What is Needed?, WebEx
Legislation, EU targets, recycling steps, applied ecodesign, carbon neutrality, case studies.

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6/23, 12:00 pm, OEB LMAG, 8 Key Tech Trends in a Post-COVID-19 World, Zoom
Innovations that reduce human-to-human contact, automate processes, and increase productivity amid social distancing.

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6/24, 12:00 pm, SF PES, Resilience Valuation of Behind-the-Meter Solar + Storage, Zoom
Extreme weather events; concerns about the reliability and resilience of power supply; solar plus storage with a case study in the City of Reno.

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