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Back by popular demand, the 22nd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'21) is currently calling for papers related to manufacturing, design and EDA, due October 30th, 2020. For more information, see

Ongoing research projects can be presented at ISQED under the Work in Progress (WIP) category. This provides a unique opportunity to authors to receive early feedback on their current work. Due on December 7th, 2020. See

SEMI and IEEE invite authors to submit a technical abstract to the Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) 2021, which will take place on May 3-6, 2021. Topics include yield, metrology, inspection, process and materials, factory optimization, and smart manufacturing. Papers are due October 30, 2020.

Design Automation Conference (DAC) on design and automation of electronic circuits and systems. The conference will be held on July 11-15, 2021 in San Francisco, with paper abstracts due November 16, 2020. See ad in the right column.

The 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) will soon accept digests as well as tutorial and special session proposals. The conference will take place on October 10-14, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.


On-Demand through October 30, 2020, Strategic Materials Conference—SMC, Virtual Event The Virtual Event offers valuable resources for semiconductor industry professionals who share common strategic objectives on materials innovation, management, and business success. Get latest advanced materials market intelligence in the comfort of your office or home.

Free Webinar, November 11, 2020, 11:00 am, The End of Disposable Batteries: Solar Energy Harvesting for IoT Devices. Learn about the capabilities and limitations of light energy harvesting, how to characterize the environment, and what types of electronics are well suited for an energy harvesting solution.

September 21st to November 19th 2020, ValleyML AI Expo, Virtual and Global Live Events. Nine weeks of a series of 90-minute talks and discussions. Top AI Hardware, AI Enterprise, AI Robotics technical and business leaders to speak at ValleyML. Earn IEEE PDH Certificate.

December 7-11, 2020, IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Hybrid: Virtual or in beautiful Taipei, Taiwan!
The theme of GLOBECOM 2020 is "Communications for Human and Machine Intelligence".

December 8-10, 2020, WITI Digital Inclusivity Summit, Virtual Event
Digital inclusivity for women during this period of wieji, both unprecedented change and new opportunities, showcasing thought leaders (Microsoft, Biogen, Huawei, VMWare and Forbes) in technology adoption. Theme: Harnessing rapid technologic change to reinvent our futures.

January 12-13, 2021, Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS), Virtual Event
For C-level and senior executives to focus on current topics most relevant to semiconductor business leaders. Join suppliers and device manufacturers for a first-hand view of what the industry will look like in the year ahead and gain strategic insights into the shifting business.

February 22–24, 2021, FLEX Conference & Expo, Virtual Event
Join us for the 20th anniversary of FLEX, a premier conference & expo centered around flexible hybrid, printed electronics products, equipment, processes, and materials with emphasis on latest technical breakthroughs, unique electronics applications, and business strategies.

April 2021, 22nd International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED'21), Virtual Event
Manufacturing, design and EDA.

May 3-6, 2021, Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) 2021, New York
ASMC is the leading international technical conference for exploring solutions to improve the collective microelectronics manufacturing expertise. ASMC provides an unparalleled platform for semiconductor professionals to network and learn the latest in the practical application of advanced manufacturing strategies and methodologies.

July 11-15, 2021, 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC), San Francisco
Design and automation of electronic circuits and systems.

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.


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Papers are now being accepted for 58th Design Automation Conference (DAC). Topics include:

* Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
* Embedded Systems and Software (ESS)
* Design, Machine Learning/AI
* Intellectual Property (IP)
* Autonomous Systems
* Security/Privacy
* Cloud-based Design

The conference will be held on July 11-15, 2021 in San Francisco, with paper abstracts due November 16, 2020.


The 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) will soon accept digests as well as tutorial and special session proposals. Topics include but are not limited to:

* Power electronics technology             * Renewable energy
* Electrical machines and drives          * Modeling and control
* WBG and other devices                       * Transportation electrification
* Energy harvesting                               * EMI and EMC
* Electrical energy storage                    * AI-aided converter control
* Smart grids and micro-grids              * Thermal management
* Utility interface                                   * High power conversion
* Wireless power transfer                     * Big data and cyber in energy

The conference will take place on October 10-14, 2021 in gorgeous Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.


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11/5, 6:30 pm, SCV IMS, Fast and Simple Rigid-Flex PCB Bending Electromagnetic Analysis, Webex
Rigid-Flex PCBs; small form factor, light weight and cost-effective; EM analysis challenging due to 3D designs; novel automated simulation workflow for a fast-to-market product development process

11/5, 7:30 pm, SCV TEMS, How Can We Manage High Tech Work Better?, Virtual Event
Watch two videos, "As work gets more complex: Six Rules to Simplify", and "Why work doesn't happen at work"; discuss their content, and its validity in your experience as a manager, project manager or manager in the making.

11/10, 12:00 pm, SCV SSIT, Countermeasures for COVID-19: The Maker Response, Virtual Event
Dale Dougherty of Make Magazine and Maker Faire Fame, outlines a civic response to help frontline health-care workers when supply chains were broken by sharing designs of PPE; produce and distribute locally.

11/10, 6:00 pm, SCV PHOT, Global-Shutter Solid-State Flash Lidar for High Resolution 3D Imaging, Virtual Event
Lidar systems use light to generate three-dimensional images; novel signal processing algorithms deliver high-resolution, wide-field and long-range 3D data at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems.

11/10, 12:00 pm, SCV SSIT, Countermeasures for COVID-19: The Maker Response, Virtual Event
Dale Dougherty of Make Magazine and Maker Faire Fame, outlines a civic response to help frontline health-care workers when supply chains were broken by sharing designs of PPE; produce and distribute locally.

11/11, 4:00 pm , SCV SUST, Deployment-Led Innovation for Sustainable Infrastructure: In Conversation with Jigar Shah , Virtual Event
Expectations, new model, potential, action-oriented.

11/12, 9:00 am, SFBA NANO, 16th Annual Symposium on Quantum Computing, One Day Virtual Conference
Leading researchers at the cutting edge of Quantum Computing technology; approaches to building quantum devices including superconducting Qbits, adiabatic annealing, and Quantum Photonic approaches. $0-5.

11/12, 7:00 pm, SCV SPS, Distributed Machine Learning over Wireless Edge: Challenges & Opportunities, Virtual Event
Emerging 5G/6G networks; new approaches of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI); distributed ML/AI solutions over wireless client and edge devices; privacy, energy, latency and reliability costs of moving data to the cloud.

11/12-13, SFBA EPS REL PHOT, Symposium on Reliability for Electronics and Photonics Packaging, Virtual Event
Reliability, Failure Modes and Testing for Integration of Electronics and Photonics (SiPh).

11/18, 6:30 pm, SCV MTT, Analog Photonic Systems: Features & Techniques to Optimize Performance, Virtual Event
Advantages and other features of analog photonic systems, avoiding analog-to-digital conversion "bottlenecks"; multiple techniques for optimizing their performance.

12/3, 7:00 pm, SCV TEMS, Mob Programming , Virtual Event
All the brilliant people working on the same thing, at the same time, in the same place, and on the same computer; why it can work; short session of actual mobbing.

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Using these practices can accelerate the development, improve production yields and smooth the path to mass production. Free.

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