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Papers due on October 31, 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 Proposals, Tutorials, and Workshops for the 2022 Design Automation Conference (DAC). DAC is recognized as the premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems. DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors. The 59th DAC will be held July 10-14, 2022 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Contributions are due November 22, 2021. See ad in other column.


International Trade Partners Conference—ITPC | Live Event in Oahu, HI | October 31–November 3, 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 6-8 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.


Call for Proposals, Tutorials, and Workshops for the 2022 Design Automation Conference (DAC). DAC is recognized as the premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems. DAC offers outstanding training, education, exhibits and superb networking opportunities for designers, researchers, tool developers and vendors.

Areas of proposals include:
* Artificial Intelligence
* Automated Systems
* Design
* Cloud
* Embedded Systems and Software (ESS)
* IP
* Security

The 59th DAC will be held July 10-14, 2022 at Moscone Center West in San Francisco. Contributions are due November 22, 2021.


Santa Clara Valley Section

11/4, 12:00 pm, SCV CTSoc, Vaccine Technology (COVID unwrapped) IOT and Consumer Applications, Virtual Event
Serious problems with fast-mutating RNA viruses; ANTIGEN ENGINEERING for higher vaccine universality; two different, but both highly universal vaccines.

11/4, 6:30 pm, SCV CIS, Artificially Intelligent Allocation of Spectra and Space, Virtual Event
Spectrum regulation challenges grow. AI allocation of spectra and space may find future application to magnify spectral efficiency by orders of magnitude.

11/4, 7:00 pm, SCV TEMS, Requirements for Health Data Organization and Management, Virtual Event
Practical strategy to develop these requirements with both the medical, engineering, and regular communities.

11/9, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Neuroscience for Engineers: What You Should Know About Decision Making, Virtual Event
Dramatically improve your skills in decision making; cognitive neuroscience and behavioral economics show that most disasters are preventable.

11/12, 12:00 pm, SFBA EDS, Memristive Neuromorphic Computing Beyond Moore's Law , Webex
New approaches for emulating both biological neurons and synapses; integration packing density, power consumption, and physical layout of neuronal networks.

11/17, 6:30 pm, SCV MTT, Nanoscale FinFET Technology for Circuit Designers, Virtual Event
Learn analog FinFET design approaches from CMOS luminary and IEEE Solid State Circuits Society outstanding contributor Alvin Loke of NXP!

12/2, 7:00 pm, SCV TEMS, Lean Management Post-COVID, Virtual Event
COVID-19 changed all the rules; basics of Lean management, many examples across a variety of places.

12/14, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, The Pixel, and The Great Digital Convergence, Webinar
Alvy Ray Smith about his new book Biography of the Pixel. The pixel as the organizing principle of all pictures, from cave paintings to Toy Story.

SFBA EDS is seeking candidates to apply for positions on the organizing executive committee in 2022, specifically webmaster/communications director and secretary. We also welcome applications for treasurer, vice-chair, and chair. If you are interested in getting involved in any way, please email, EDS SCV Chapter Chair.

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

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


Hybrid events are occurring in the Bay Area. Proof of vaccination and mask wearing required to enter the building, thus those who attend are safe from Covid-19. This photo features Sandra Winkler and Mostafa Mortezaie at the recent Sensors Converge conference. A big thank you to Mostafa for filling in while I took a break from the booth, and to Brian Zahnstecher, who fetched water for me after I left my water bottle in my car.
Engineering chapters, societies, and affinity groups in the SF Bay Area

* Antenna and Propagation Society (APS) * Blockchain (BC) * Circuits & Systems Society (CASS) * Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)* Consumer Technology Society (CTSoc) * Control Systems Society (CSS) * Communications Society (ComSoc) * Computer Society (CS)* Computational Intelligence Society (CIS) * Corporate Liaison Program (CLP) * Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) * Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) * Engineering In Medicine & Biology Society (EMBS) * Industry Applications Society (IAS) * Instrumentation & Measurement Society (IMS) * Life Members Affinity Group (LMAG)* Magnetics Society (MAG) * MEMS & Sensors Council (MEMS) * Microwave Theory & Techniques (MTT) * Nanotechnology Council(NANO) * Nuclear & Plasma Sciences (NUE) * Photonics (PHOT)* Power & Energy Society (PES) & Industry Applications Society (IAS) * Power Electronics Society (PELS) * Product Safety Engineering (PSE) * Reliability (REL) * Robotics & Automation (RAS) * Silicon Valley Sustainability Chapter (SUST) * Signal Processing Society (SPS) * Silicon Valley Technology History Committee (SVTHC) * Society for Social Implications of Technology (SSIT) * Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) * Startup Special Interest Group (SIG) * Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS) * Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) * Women In Engineering Affinity Group (WIE) * Young Professionals Affinity Group (YP)


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

Sonoma State University, located in the North Bay Area, is now offering a hybrid Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. See ad below for more details.

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Besser Associates
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. Online classes available now; see ad below for further details on specific courses.

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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The Biomedical Engineering department at San José State University is looking for an Assistant Professor, Job no: 505415. Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering or related field. Expertise in biomedical electronics, bioinstrumentation, bioimaging, biomechanics, biomaterials, biomedical device design and/or manufacturing. Research areas focusing on health equity with interests in addressing health outcomes disparities are of particular interest. Please apply before Dec. 15, 2021.

The Computer Engineering Department at San José State University (SJSU) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty positions, including areas such as computer architecture, embedded systems, robotics, computer vision, digital design, SOC and ASIC design, artificial intelligence and machine learning, human-computer interaction, cyber-physical systems, data analytics, data mining and big data, and software design.


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.
* Advance drone technology, monitor satellites for NASA, or design autonomous vehicles for use in Monterey Bay or Lake Tahoe in the Robotics Systems Laboratory.
* 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.


Sonoma State University, located in the North Bay Area, is now offering a hybrid Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering. The 32-unit MS ECE program is designed for professionals holding bachelor's degrees in diverse areas of engineering and sciences.

MS ECE program highlights:
* One of the most affordable graduate engineering programs in California
* Includes courses in Photonics, RF Communications, IoT, Embedded Systems, FPGA, and Machine Learning
* Recognized as a Professional Science Masters (PSM) program by the Council of Graduate Schools

To learn more, visit the website and attend an upcoming information session. Ready to apply? Apply now for Spring 2022!

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, Visit our website for the latest schedule, On Demand, Online
Applied RF Engineering I - Circuits and Transmission Lines, Visit our website for the latest schedule, On Demand, Online
Applied RF Engineering II - Signals and Propagation, Visit our website for the latest schedule, On Demand, Online
RF Design Fundamentals & Wireless System Techniques, Start Anytime, On Demand, Online
RF Power Amplifiers & GaN Technology, part of RF Mentor Subscription, Online
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EnCorps now has a new virtual volunteer tutoring opportunity with a STEMx Math Tutoring program where students would be paired with a tutor for 2 one-on-one sessions a week.

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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