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Papers due on September 14, 2021 for the 23rd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'22) , which will be held locally in April 2022. Papers are accepted in the areas of manufacturing, design and EDA. Work-in-Progress (WIP) papers, and special session proposals are also accepted.

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.

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!

September 27-29, 2021, Strategic Materials Conference (SMC), San Jose
Get connected with key players from the semiconductor industry ecosystem regarding materials innovation, management, and business success. Expect a highly influential audience from every segment of the semiconductor manufacturing industry. Get the latest market intelligence on trends and developments in advanced materials.

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.

October 11-13, 2021, MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress (MSEC), San Diego
MSEC is the premier information-gathering and networking conference for C-level executives focusing on the latest industry trends in MEMS and sensors. Interact with thought leaders and visionaries as they discuss economic and business updates along with technology advancements.

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.

December 7-9, 2021, SEMICON West, San Francisco and Virtual (Hybrid)
New this year, SEMICON West is a blend of LIVE and VIRTUAL aspects featuring Exhibits | Programs | Networking. Join live technical sessions, meet with supplier reps, visit pavilions for Manufacturing, MedTech, Mobility, Workforce Development, and much more. SEMICON West is co-located with the Design Automation Conference (DAC) at the Moscone Center.

April 2022, 23rd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'22), Bay Area
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.


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Power Systems and Sustainable Energy Program
Students in this two-year program learn about the basics of power grid, the technical challenges of a grid with high penetration of renewable energies, the existing policy, and the pricing of the grid, while also learning the rudiments of project management—a necessary tool in this field. Topics of study include:

* Fundamentals of power systems
* Different types of renewable energies
* Storage systems
* Public policy
* Economics of energy

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

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Embedded Linux Design and Programming, Begins 7/26/2021
Docker Containers In-Depth, Begins 7/27/2021
Jitter Essentials, Begins 7/28/2021
Adobe Creative Suite, Begins 7/31/2021
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Java Programming for Beginners, Begins 8/3/2021
Relational Database Design and SQL Programming, Begins 8/3/2021
JavaScript and AJAX, Comprehensive, Begins 9/7/2021
Linux System Performance in the Cloud and Data Center, Begins 9/7/2021
IO Concepts and Protocols: PCI Express, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel, Begins 9/8/2021
Linux, Introduction, Begins 9/8/2021
Data Analysis, Introduction, Begins 9/9/2021
Docker Containers In-Depth, Begins 9/9/2021
Linux Kernel & Drivers, Begins 9/10/2021
The Business of AI, Begins 9/11/2021
System Virtualization Fundamentals, Begins 9/13/2021
C Programming for Beginners, Begins 9/14/2021
Python: Object-Oriented Programming, Begins 9/14/2021
Big Data: Overview, Tools and Use Cases, Begins 9/14/2021
Relational Database Design and SQL Programming, Begins 9/14/2021
Python for Data Analysis, Begins 9/14/2021
The Internet of Things: Big Data Processing and Analytics, Begins 9/14/2021
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Embedded System Hardware Architectures, Introduction, Begins 9/20/2021
Managing Software Projects, Begins 9/28/2021

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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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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.

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7/30. 12:00 pm, MBSS, Seattle Section Affinity Group, CN, Laser Guided Surgery, Virtual Event
Optical techniques available today can allow a surgical tool to sense both temperature and force in real time; informed treatment decisions in real time with 10-micron precision.

8/11, 4:00 pm, SCV SUST, Photonic Structure Textiles for Localized Thermal Radiation Control: From Laboratory Experiments to Large-Scale Textile Manufacturing, Virtual Event
Thermal comfort for a wide range of clothing; photonic structure textiles can provide localized cooling and heating capabilities; new textile technology with energy savings in buildings and a more sustainable society in its wake.

8/12, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Qualification of Robo-Taxi: Environments and Failure Modes for Autonomous Vehicles, Webex
Self-driving profiles, stresses, approaches, analysis, failure examples, low-sample testing.

8/19, 12:00 pm, SFBA CS, Introducing Globalscale Atmosic M2 BLE module with Bryan Cheng, Virtual Event
Powering your home used Cell Power, how batteries changing paradigm of the electric market grid. Unlocks a new market of connected home and convenience previously unachievable with other low power devices.

8/19, 12:00 pm, SFBA SD EPS, Package Technology, Design, and Methodology Challenges and Solutions for High Bandwidth Electronic Systems, Webex
Interchip, IO bandwidth, fan-out, 2.5D packaging, design, analysis, validation.

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

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.

9/30, 12:00 am, SFBA EPS, Ultrafast Time Domain Cryogenic CMOS Device Characterization Platform for Quantum Computing Applications, WebEx
Electronic functionality, device technology, low-temp models, low-power, measurements

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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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8/4-5, 8:30 am, OEB SPS COMM, Center for Advanced Signal and Image Sciences (CASIS) 2021 Workshop, Virtual Event
Computed-tomography reconstruction and analysis, signal and image processing and control, radiation detection and isotope ID, electromagnetic sensing methods, adaptive optics, novel sensing modalities, etc.

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


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