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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.

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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5/19, 6:30 pm, SCV MTT, History and Future of Implantable Antennas, Virtual Event
Small, bio-compatible antennas that can be implanted in the human body; technologies that enabled past changes, and prospects for future implantable antennas for medical applications.

5/19, 4:00 pm. SCV CNSV, Ergonomics: The Optimal Virtual Experience, Webinar
Three potential difficulties arising from this new lifestyle: pain from simple chair; Dimming lit spaces; entire family in a virtual world.

5/25, 6:00 pm, SCV Corporate Liaison Program, CS, FLEET - Fast Lanes for Expedited Execution at 10 Terabits, Virtual Event
DARPA FastNICs program; deep learning training; off-the-shelf solution with high-end servers and shared computational and storage resources.

5/27, 12:00 pm, SCV YP SIG, 8 Best Practices of Product Realization - A short Course by Michael Keer, Virtual Event
Critical warning signs of an unsuccessful product launch; product profile / minimum viable product, agile hardware development, resilient supply chain, strategic risk assessments

5/27, 7:00 pm, SCV CASS, Designing Digital Modules for High-Speed Read-Out in Cryogenic TPC Detector, Virtual Event
Implementation of the digital read-out architecture of a System-On-Chip (SoC) ASIC optimized for Time Projection Chamber (TPC) detectors used in neutrino science.

6/3, 7:00 pm, SCV TEMS EMBS SSIT, Business Ethics of Abandoning Medical Products, a Case Study, Virtual Event
Stereotactic neurosurgery is the practice of locating a target in the brain; history and hardware options; this device is far from obsolete; “gold standard” for accuracy and durability.

6/9, 4:00 pm, SCV SUST, Mark Johnson: Electrification of Manufacturing for Sustainable Operations , Virtual Event

6/10, 8:00 am, SFBA EPS, Bonding Technology For Next-Generation Packaging Integration Schemes , WebEx
Die shrink, yield, heterogeneous chips, interconnect challenges, wafer bonding.

6/17, 8:00 am, SFBA EPS, Scalable Highly-Integrated Photonics Packaging for the 5G World: From Datacenters to Drones, WebEx
Photonics motherboard, dissimilar components, hybrid integration, thermal management.

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.

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5/20, 6:00 pm, OEB IAS, Amateur Radio in 2021, WebEx
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