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You're invited to submit an abstract for oral presentation (speakers) or poster competition (students) for the FLEX Conference & Expo, which will take place on February 22–24, 2021. Take the stage and share your expertise at the center of technical and informative demonstration of flexible hybrid, printed electronics products, equipment, processes, materials, and the applications they enable. Papers are due September 30, 2020.

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 2nd, 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


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On-Demand Through September 20, 2020, SEMICON West, Virtual Event. The show continues! You can still register or login to access the programs and Expo Hall. With 139 keynotes and sessions offering valuable industry insights and deep technical content, you can enjoy available presentations 24/7 with the All-In Pass. The FREE Expo Pass also offers access to programs in the Pavilions.

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. $90 through September 1; $150 through September 15; $200 thereafter.

September 29–October 1, 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.

October 6–8 and 13–15, 2020, 8–10am PDT, MEMS & Sensors Executive Congress—MSEC, Virtual Event. Designed for senior executives across the MEMS and sensors industry, experts will cover economic and business updates of key technologies and markets in areas of medical, sensors for entertainment and augmented reality, virtual reality, environmental, food/agriculture, ultrasonic applications, wearable devices, and more. Join us online for six sessions spanning across two weeks.

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

February 22–24, 2021, FLEX Conference & Expo
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
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The NVIDIA® Jetson Nano™ Developer Kit is a powerful tool for learning how to develop using AI. It’s the perfect platform to start creating amazing projects with real-time image classification, object detection, segmentation, and speech processing.

NVIDIA has put together a range of support tools to help you start developing on the Jetson™ platform - all in one place. Get inspiration from existing Jetson projects, filter through step-by-step application demos, brush up on Python syntax and Linux commands, and follow hands-on tutorials.

NVIDIA is also offering a free, self-paced class with NVIDIA's Deep Learning Institute (DLI) for getting started with AI on Jetson Nano. You’ll learn how to run Python code interactively in Jupyter notebooks, view a camera feed, and build AI classification and regression projects. Upon completion of this course, an NVIDIA DLI certification is awarded.

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9/22, 12:00 pm, SFBA CES EMBS, Medical Devices and IOT - Helping Diabetics Worldwide, Virtual Event
LifeLeaf, a truly non-invasive continuous glucose monitoring wearable smartwatch. Wearable device, the science behind it, its salient features and functionalities, IoT-App-Cloud. Free to $10.

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America's First Spy Satellite Program. How Agena subsystems and technologies coevolved and advanced together with system integration and test techniques.

10/6, 6:00 pm, SCV PHOT, SWIR and IR Methods for the Detection, Diagnosis and Selective Removal of Dental Decay, Virtual event
The optical properties of dental hard tissues at longer wavelengths in infrared can be exploited for the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic devices for use in dentistry.

10/14, 12:00 pm, SCV SSIT, mHealth4Afrika – Strengthening Healthcare Delivery in Resource Constrained Environments, Webinar
Paul Cunningham, international expert, to discuss potential opportunities for IEEE and non-IEEE members to get more involved in Sustainable Development and ICT4D activities at home and abroad.

10/15, 12:00 pm, SFBA EPS, Design And Materials Challenges For Cost-Effective High-Performance LEDs, Virtual event
Solid state lighting, materials, processes, packaging, challenges, innovative approaches.

10/22, 12:00 pm, SCV VTS, Powering a Datacenter/Base Station-on-Wheels, Virtual Event
Break down each functional areas, data analytics, broadband integration, on-board sensor networks, and infotainment/IoT, and explore energy consumption implications (yesterday, today, and tomorrow).

10/22, 4:30 pm, SFBA PELS EPS, Integrated Power – A Virtual Panel Session, Virtual Event
Power Systems on Chip (PSoC) have evolved over past decades and have made inroads into mass production. Between integrated magnetics and switched-capacitor ICs, there are many options for integrated power available today.

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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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