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ESDA—Understanding Export Regulations Affecting the Electronic System Design Ecosystem | Webinar | September 15, 2021 The world of export compliance is increasingly complex and perplexing. Expert Larry Disenhof, ESD Alliance Export Committee Chair and Group Director of the Cadence Export Compliance and Government Relations gives you his perspective, invaluable insights, and suggestions to navigate export regulations.

September 21-23, 2021, Sensors Converge, San Jose & Streaming Globally
Covering the biggest design engineering trends: From sensors and chips to the cloud, Sensors Converge covers the technologies and applications driving innovation today. Register with code IEEE for your free pass!

Strategic Materials Conference—SMC | Live Event in San Jose | September 27-29, 2021 | Early Bird ends Sept 13, 2021.
SMC offers latest market insights into drivers of materials innovation, advanced materials, management, and business success in the microelectronics supply chain. The live event includes a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Luncheon, plus U.S. Senator Mark Warner is providing the "State of the Address."

October 10-14, 2021, Save the date for the 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE), which will be held online as a fully virtual conference.
ECCE is the world's leading technical conference and exhibition for electrical and electromechanical energy conversion research and innovation.

MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress—MSEC | Live Event in San Diego | October 11-13, 2021
MSEC focuses on the latest industry trends in MEMS and sensors. Thought leaders + visionaries discuss economic and business updates along with technology advancements. Topics include medical, fitness, smart buildings, smart cities, environmental sensors, air quality sensors, and more.

October 10-14, 2021 Join us for the 56th IEEE IAS Annual Meeting and Technical Conference, which will be fully virtual. Learn about the future trends in applications of electrical technology, standards, industrial and commercial power systems, data centers, process controls, automation, electrostatics, and more. Valuable tutorials also taught. After the event date, registrants can revisit the conference contents via the on-demand feature for another 30 days.

Austin Golf Classic | Falconhead Golf Course, Austin, TX | October 20, 2021
Join your industry colleagues, customers, and suppliers for an afternoon of golf + networking. Ken Parmerter Memorial Scholarship — Show your support for STEM and the SEMI High Tech U program by purchasing mulligans to fund the scholarship in honor of [late] Ken Parmerter/TEL. You don’t have to play to support this effort!

Silicon Valley Forum | A Semiconductor Outlook—Emerging Markets & Technologies Driving Significant Investment Globally | Milpitas, CA | October 22, 2021
Hear our panel of industry and Wall Street experts discuss the latest technology trends, the global competitive environment, and the decision-making process for regional and state-level investments. Join us in-person to explore industry trends from the economic, market, technology, and manufacturing perspectives, and more.

International Trade Partners Conference—ITPC | Live Event in Oahu, HI | October 31–November 3, 2021 | Early Bird ends Sept 17, 2021.
ITPC is the prestigious gathering for C-suite executives, leaders, and experts to share unique insights and discuss key topics shaping the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain. Global geopolitical/economic issues, market outlook, technology pipeline, emerging innovation, + more.

Pacific Northwest Forum | The Road Forward—A Look at the Technology and Emerging Trends Affecting Growth | Live Event in Beaverton, OR | November 5, 2021
Join industry and Wall Street experts for an in-person forum to discuss the various facets driving current growth, semiconductors’ future outlook, and the latest technology trends that are likely to continue.

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.

SEMICON West | San Francisco and Virtual - Hybrid Event | December 7-9, 2021
SEMICON West offers both LIVE and VIRTUAL aspects with Exhibits | Programs | Networking. Registration opens on September 7. Book your hotel now with special discounted rates. CALLING ALL EXHIBITORS! Contact Shane Poblete +1.202.847.5983 to secure your exhibit space to reach a global LIVE and Virtual audience.

April 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.


Santa Clara Valley Section

9/16, 11:00 am, SFBAC PELS SCV MAG, Modeling Transformer Winding Behavior of Multi Output Power Supplies using Mutual Impedance Effects, Virtual Event
An equivalent circuit for transformers; both magnetic coupling effects and winding losses; performance of a simulated phase-shifted bridge converter with two independent loads is compared to hardware results.

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.

9/16, 12:00 pm, SCV REL, Evaluation of Post-Consumer Recycled (PCR) Plastics in Consumer Electronics Systems, WebEx
Recycled plastics contain over 25% fewer greenhouse/carbon gas emissions than virgin resins; Can Recycled Plastics be used in consumer hardware?

9/16, 5:30 pm, SCV SPS, Forum on Autonomous Driving Systems, Virtual Event
Spotlight speakers from some of the major players in the field in Silicon Valley.

9/21, 11:30 am, SFBA NANO, Solid-State Batteries: Nanoscale Probing at the Electrode Interface, Virtual Event
Solid-state batteries have seen intensive R&D for electric vehicles and other applications, but significant challenges remain. One focus is material science at the electrode interface.

9/21, 6:00 pm, SCV CS, A Discussion of Approaches to Quantum-Resistant Cryptography, WebEx
Quantum-resistant algorithms, lattice-based, multivariate, code-based, hash functions, advantages, research.

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.

10/7, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Integration of an Optoelectronic, Flexible Neural Stimulator for Implantable Retinal Prosthesis, WebEx
Replace photoreceptors, neural stimulating array, flex substrate, silicon dielets, testing results.

10/12, 6:00 pm, SCV CS, AI for HPC: Experiences and Opportunities, WebEx
HPC environment, complexity, writing applications, AI techniques, optimization, top performance, opportunities.

10/13, 4:00 pm, SCV SUST, Circular Plastics and their Implications for the Environment, Virtual Event

10/14, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Adding Stretchability to Flexible Hybrid Electronics by using Metal Gel Interconnects, WebEx
Wearables, health monitoring, pliable, comfortable, performance, curvature, motion.

10/21, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Advanced Packaging for Silicon Photonics Based Modules and Applications, WebEx
Packaging techniques, mass manufacturing, reliability, complexity, scalability, cost

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

Oakland East Bay Section

9/16, 6:00 pm, OEB YP, Happy Hour Mixer, Drake's Dealership, 2325 Broadway, Oakland
Happy Hour Mixer for students and Alumni of St. Mary's and Cal State East Bay. Entrepreneurship: Engineering, Business/ Marketing, Public Relations, Creative Arts/ Design, Community and many more. Scavenger hunt icebreaker. $5

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

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Papers due on October 15, 2021 for the 23rd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'22), which will be held virtually 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.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference—ASMC | Live Event | CFA Deadline: Oct 22, 2021.
ASMC is soliciting abstracts for all areas of semiconductor manufacturing. Authors of selected papers have an opportunity to present their work at the conference plus an invitation to publish their paper in a special ASMC 2022 section of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing.


September 21-23, 2021, Sensors Converge, San Jose & Streaming Globally
Covering the biggest design engineering trends: From sensors and chips to the cloud, Sensors Converge covers the technologies and applications driving innovation today. 100+ dynamic educational sessions and panels across 10 all-new tracks; COVID-19 Innovations, Embedded Systems, Energy Harvesting & Power Management, and more.

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Principle Based Leadership for Project Managers, Begins 9/18/2021
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ASIC Physical Design, Advanced, Begins 9/20/2021
Data Structures and Algorithms Using C++, Begins 9/21/2021
Python for Programmers, Begins 9/21/2021
System and Functional Verification Using UVM (Universal Verification Methodology), Begins 9/21/2021
Designing Online Instruction, Begins 9/22/2021
Java Programming for Beginners, Begins 9/22/2021
Deep Learning and Artificial Intelligence with TensorFlow and Keras, Begins 9/22/2021
Python for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Essentials, Begins 9/22/2021
Search Engine Marketing, Begins 9/23/2021
Introduction to Machine Learning, Begins 9/23/2021
Embedded Design with Xilinx FPGAs, Begins 9/23/2021
Web Applications Testing, Comprehensive, Begins 9/23/2021
Project Integration and Risk Management, Begins 9/27/2021
Project Leadership and Communication, Begins 9/29/2021
Safeguarding the Supply Chain: Best Practices in Cybersecurity, Begins 9/29/2021
FPGA Application in Autonomous Driving Systems, Introduction, Begins 9/29/2021
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