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MEMS & Sensors Technical Congress—MSTC | On-Demand | May 1–31, 2022
Get a deep dive on how to bring sensor products to market, from design through fabrication and packaging to end-use applications. Register for On-Demand MSTC to watch presentation recordings and download PDFs until May 31, 2022. Watch live recordings of keynotes from Google and Northrop Grumman, along with 20+ presentations from Microsoft, INFICON, Robert Bosch, STMicroelectronics, UC Berkeley, and many more.

Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference—ASMC | On-Demand | May 9–June 9, 2022
Register for On-Demand ASMC to get extended access to presentation recordings and PDFs until June 9, 2022. Don’t miss the live recordings of keynotes IBM Research, Semiconductor Advisors, and Synopsys; nanosheet tutorial from IBM; and invited talk from McKinsey & Co. Additionally, you will have access to 60+ technical presentations on innovative manufacturing strategies and methodologies.

Arizona & Texas Forum—Workforce Shortage | Virtual | May 18, 2022
With thousands of new jobs opening up, where will we find the talent to fill the upcoming surge of engineering and technical personnel needed? Join us for the webinar on Wednesday, May 18 to hear Arizona and Texas-based leadership discuss current market conditions, trends, outlook, and how industry experts, academia, and military are preparing a new workforce to mitigate the shortage.

SiC—Silicon Carbide Material Properties, Key Applications, And Fabrication Basics: Making The Transition From Silicon | Virtual | June 20, 2022
In this webinar, the favorable material properties of Silicon Carbide (SiC), which allow for highly efficient power devices with reduced form-factor and cooling requirements, will be outlined. High impact application opportunities, where SiC devices are displacing their incumbent Si counterparts, will be reported.

Sensors Converge | San Jose McEnery Convention Center | June 27-29, 2022
Discover the future at the only event where the building blocks of IoT converge - sensors, processing, and connectivity. Co-located with Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference, Autonomous Technologies Conference, and Medical Technologies Design Conference. Early bird pricing through April 22 – use code EGRID for savings! $100 off All-Access Passes or a FREE Expo Hall Pass using discount code 8041. See ad in right column for more information.

Design Automation Conference (DAC) | San Francisco | July 10-14, 2022
Premier conference for design and automation of electronic systems; Artificial Intelligence; Automated Systems; Design; Cloud; EDA; Embedded Systems and Software (ESS); IP; Security

FLEX Conference Co-Located with SEMICON West | Hybrid Event | July 11–14, 2022
The FLEX Conference highlights innovations emerging from public-private partnerships formed by SEMI-FlexTech, SEMI-NBMC (Nano-Bio Materials Consortium), and SEMI-NextFlex. The latest advances in flexible and printed electronics, including applications that deepen interactions between users and their surroundings, will take center stage.

SEMICON West | Hybrid Event | July 12–14, 2022
Make plans and register now to join your peers and colleagues at the biggest industry event in North America. Thousands of attendees, hundreds of exhibit booths, a full slate of technical programs covering the complete semiconductor design/manufacturing supply chain, plus the chance to network and connect in person again.


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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.

EMI/EMC Troubleshooting Techniques - Online, Live Online: May 24 to 25
RF Power Amplifier Design Techniques - Online, Live Online: June 6 to 16
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Radio Systems: RF Transceiver Design from Antenna to Bits & Back, San Jose, CA: October 17 to 21
RF Technology Certification, Starts June 24, On Demand, Online
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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.

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Sensors Converge | San Jose McEnery Convention Center | June 27-29, 2022
Discover the future at the only event where the building blocks of IoT converge - sensors, processing, and connectivity. Join leading engineers and innovators to see the latest sensing technologies and identify new ways to improve products and expand their capabilities using sensors. Topics to be covered include:

5G Connectivity * Aerospace & Aviation * Agriculture Sensing & Tech
Industrial & Manufacturing * Interoperability & Standards
IoT & Wireless * MEMS Smart Sensors & Sensor Fusion
Power Management & Energy Harvesting * Smart Buildings & Cities

Sensors Converge will also feature over 250 exhibitors, Tech Zones, and Theaters on the Expo Floor! Co-located events include Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference, Autonomous Technologies Conference, and Medical Technologies Design Conference. Early bird pricing through April 22 – use code EGRID for extra savings! $100 off All-Access Passes or a FREE Expo Hall Pass using discount code 8041. Register at


5/26, 10:00 am, SCV ComSoc, SCU SoE, Critical Cybersecurity Issues for Cellular Networks (3G/4G, 5G), IoT, and Cloud-Resident Data Centers, Virtual Event
Panel of three world class cybersecurity experts discussing threats, mitigation methods, and lessons learned from real-world experience in cybersecurity practice, as well as proposals for the future. RSVP by noon PDT on May 25 to receive the Zoom link.

5/26, 11:00 pm, SFBA PELS, SiC-Based High-Density Composite Electric Drivetrain Converters, Virtual Event
Selection of the converter architecture, magnetics design, control techniques, and electro-thermal co-design.

5/26, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Understanding your Supply Chain: What is Hiding There, SEMI Hdqtrs, 673 S. Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas and WebEx
Global complexity, models, visibility, disruptions, sourcing options, resiliency. Speaker: Katherine “Kitty” Pearsall, President, IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (IBM-retired).

5/26, 1:30 pm, SCV MAG, Mathematical Design of Soft Magnetic Materials, Virtual Event
Magnetostriction constants, in addition to anisotropy, play a surprisingly important role in reducing hysteresis at the permalloy composition.

5/26, 6:00 pm, SCV CAS, Accelerating Streaming AI Inference using Sparsity and Locality (Part II), Webinar
Underlying data motion operations dominate energy costs; Femtosense corrects algorithm-architecture mismatch in its Sparse Processing Unit to enable large scale AI applications.

5/31, 6:00 pm, SCV CS, Meta-algorithms in Traditional Machine Learning, Virtual via Zoom
Ensemble methods; models that help win competitions; Bagging, Boosting, Stacking. Speaker: Vishnu Pendyala, CS Chapter Chair, Book Author, and SJSU Faculty Member.

6/8, 5:00 pm, SCV PSES, Why Functional Safety?, Virtual Event
Functional safety requirements are in more and more product standards! What does functional safety add to product and system safety evaluations?

6/14, 12:00 pm, SCV CS, Machine Learning: The Mortar of Modernization (and CS Open House), SEMI Hdqtrs, 673 S. Milpitas Boulevard, Milpitas and Zoom
Refresher on ML, concepts, similarity, data science, exciting analogies, applications, examples. Speaker: Vishnu Pendyala, CS Chapter Chair, Book Author, and SJSU Faculty Member.

6/14, 7:00 pm, SCV CNSV, Chip Architecture Trends in 2022, Virtual Event
Important industry trends and announcements in the chip industry will be analyzed and discussed.

6/16, 8:00 am, SFBA EPS, Delivering Reliable Systems for Automotive And Mobile Electronics, WebEx
Differing environments, lifetimes, failure modes, ageing, qualification, test methods. Speaker: Nihal Sinnadurai, CTO, ATTAC (Corporate Troubleshooting Associates), England

6/16, 12:00 pm, SCV VTS, Autonomous Vehicles and Software Safety Engineering, Webinar
Safety assurance remains a significant hurdle for widespread deployment of autonomous vehicle technology. The emphasis has been on getting the technology to work well enough on everyday situations. Achieving safety for these life-critical systems requires more … brute force road testing won’t ensure safety.

6/22, 9:00 am, SFBA EPS, System-In-Package Power Delivery: Challenges And Innovations, WebEx
Multi-core microprocessors, 3D stacking, multiple power rails, current density, energy limits. Speaker: Kaladhar Radhakrishnan, Intel Fellow and a Power Delivery Architect, Intel.

6/29, 6:00 pm, SCV RAS, How Humanoid General Purpose Robots can Solve the world's Labor Crisis, Virtual Event
AI capable of completing complex tasks has emerged; Beomni AI and Robotics platform and how it will address the eldercare crisis, the shortage of doctors and nurses, and many other applications.

9/21, 12:00 pm, SCV CTSoc, Endpoint AI Requires Innovative Solutions for Compute, Memory, and Power, Virtual Event
Recent algorithmic, architectural, and technological innovations that are converging to enable truly useful AI everywhere.

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

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