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Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
The Sobrato Campus for Discovery and Innovation, the new STEM facility, is now open; includes new upgrades such as a Raman spectrophotometer. See the ad below right for more information.

Besser Associates
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. Online classes available now. See ad in the right column.


24th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'23)| Call for Papers, due October 9, 2022.
ISQED caters to manufacturing, design and EDA. Papers desired involving high level design, circuit design (digital, analog, mixed-signal, RF), test & verification, design automation tools; processes; flows, device modeling, semiconductor technology, advance packaging, and biomedical & bioelectronic devices. This conference will take place in April of 2023.


October 7, 2022, 8:00am to 4:30pm, SCV PES/IAS, at the Delta by Marriott, Santa Clara. Powering the Next Electric Revolution, An Engineering Seminar on designing electrical power systems.

Keynote from NASA Ames; Blockchain and the Grid; Inverter Based Medium Voltage Microgrids, Microgrid Design & Simulation; Arc Flash for PV; EV Charging Load Management; and more.  Registration required by September 23.

Santa Clara Valley Joint Chapter of
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24th International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'23), April, 2023
ISQED caters to manufacturing, design and EDA, such as high level design, circuit design (digital, analog, mixed-signal, RF), test & verification, design automation tools; processes; flows, device modeling, semiconductor technology, advance packaging, and biomedical & bioelectronic devices.


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Control systems/ embedded programming, simulation, 40+ years experience, full or part time, Brian Tremaine, tel 669-273-6035

Business Development, Sales, Marketing. 30 years of VP & Director level experience. Would like a fulfilling job in GreenTech. Pete Christensen,

Software project management, Linux administration, F1 visa and need sponsorship. Been working since 2004. Shahadat Hossain.

Developer & Cloud DevOPS w/ 11 years Unix/Linux, 6 years Colloidal & Surface Chemistry, developing prototype MESH drone swam for pollution/bacteria & virus monitoring, Joschka-Joseph Anderso,

Development Engineer with 10+ years experience in the Thin Film and Laser industry, MS in Statistics, looking for a new position in Process Development / Metrology Engineering. Stan Louie


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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.

Advise & mentor underrepresented young adult entrepreneurs. Flexible time commitment. Business and technology experienced professionals browse details, and apply to join at


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You are cordially invited to attend the RF and wireless training courses listed below by Besser Associates, the worldwide leader in RF and wireless training.

RF Technology Certification, New session starting soon, On Demand, Online
Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines, New session starting soon, On Demand, Online
Applied RF Engineering II - Wireless Digital Signals, New session starting soon, On Demand, Online
Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits & Back, San Jose: October 17 to 21
mmWave RFIC and MMIC Design Techniques, Please contact us for the latest schedule
EMI/EMC Design Fundamentals, Start Anytime, On Demand, Online
RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques, Start Anytime, On Demand, Online
EMI/EMC Troubleshooting Techniques - Online, Start Anytime, On Demand, Online

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SCU Engineering: Leading the way to a sustainable future.
Engineering with a Mission
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.

* Tackle problems at the nanoscale in our Center for Nanostructures.
* 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.
* Partner with Silicon Valley medical device and biotechnology companies to solve real-world challenges that transform global health in the BioInnovation and Design Lab.

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


10/4, 9:00 am, SCV CS, Android Mobile Malware Detection Models – A Schematic View,Virtual Event
Free #IEEEDay virtual technical talk to get insights into permission pairs in android phones, dynamic network traffic-based and machine learning based approaches, and more. Speaker is IIT, Roorkee Associate Professor Sateesh K. Peddoju, Ph.D.

10/4, 6:15 pm, SCV, Exploring the math in Support Vector Machines,Virtual Event
Free #IEEEDay virtual technical talk to get insights into Lagrange Multipliers, Convex Hulls, Orthogonal Functions, Hilbert Space, Duality, Cover Theorem, and more. Speaker: Chapter Chair, Book Author, and SJSU Faculty Member, Vishnu S. Pendyala, PhD.

10/6, 7:00 pm, SCV TEMS, An Entrepreneural Mindset for Technology Leaders and ScientistsVirtual Event
Guidelines and methodologies for effectively stimulating an entrepreneurial mindset in technology executives and managers.

10/07, 8:30 am to 4:30pm, SCV PES/IAS, Powering the Energy Revolution, An Engineering Seminar, Delta Hotels Santa Clara Silicon Valley
Keynote from NASA Ames; Blockchain for the Grid; Microgrid Design & Simulation; EV Load Management; Electrical Power Design Tools, and more. Check back for registration.

10/11, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Netflix's Cloud Filesystem for Streaming Content, Virtual Event
The cloud architecture Netflix Drive stores and retrieves media assets. It ties together disparate data with metadata stores in a cogent form for creating, cataloging and serving these assets to applications and workflows.

10/12, 5:00 pm, SCV PSES, Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), Virtual Event
Product Safety is not just about hardware anymore! Learn about development, manufacturing, safety and compliance of SaMD.

10/13, 11:30 am, SFBA NANO, Nanomaterial-Enabled Soft Electronics, Virtual Event
Wearable sensors for human skin or textiles. Cost: Free!

10/18, 6:00 pm, SCV SUST, Enabling Distributed Ammonia Production with Microwaves, Zoom
Sustainability Chapter Haver-Bosch process, synthesis, CO2, selective heat, renewable energy, demonstration, local farms.

10/19, 12:00 pm, SFBA CS, Tech Talk: Deep Symbolic Optimization: A framework for symbolic optimization using deep learning, Virtual Event
A framework to optimize hierarchical, variable-length objects under a black-box performance metric, with the ability to incorporate in situ constraints.

10/27, 11:00 am, SFBA PELS, Disturbance-Free BIST Techniques for Loop Characterization of DC-DC and LDO, Virtual Event
Power management circuits employ feedback to achieve load and line regulation; impulse response results in both time and frequency domain.

10/27, 11:30 am, SFBA NANO, Nanotechnology + Synthetic Biology: Directing Evolution of Energy Materials, Virtual Event
Merging nanotechnology, biotechnology and synthetic biology approaches allows for systemic manipulation at the nanoparticle-bio interface toward directed evolution of energy materials. Cost: Free!

10/27, 6:00 pm, SCV CASS, Memristor Circuits and Systems, Virtual Event
CMOS VLSI; ultra-dense and low-power integration; neuromorphic computing and machine learning hardware acceleration. Speaker: Sung-Mo "Steve" Kang, UCSC. $0 to $5.

11/2, 9:00 am, SCV CS, Quantifying Configuration Health of Software Systems,Virtual Event
Free virtual technical talk to get insights into DevOps, Software configuration health index, diagnosing configuration problems, and more. Speaker is IEEE Fellow and Temple University Professor, Krishna Kant, PhD

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