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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.

August 24–26, 2020, Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference—ASMC, Virtual Event. An unparalleled platform for semiconductor professionals to learn the latest practical applications of advanced manufacturing strategies, methodologies, and solutions. Access [LIVE] & On-Demand technical content and engage in online open discussions.

September 15-17, 2020, Commercial UAV Expo, Virtual Event
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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 the areas of medical, AR, VR, motion capture, 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!
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8/11, 12:00 pm, SFBA CES, Video Compression in Serverless Computing, Virtual Event
Basics of video compression, pipeline for video inputs and outputs image processing, possible use of solutions, and what algorithms are most efficient.

8/13, 12:00 pm, SCV REL, Physics of Failure vs Standards-Based Qualification, Webinar
Qualification for these different market segments cannot be a one-size fits all approach, aka Standards Based Qualification (SBQ); Knowledge Based Qualification (KBQ) can be tailored to the specific use condition.

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8/26, 6:00 pm, SCV SSIT, Urban Poverty Meets Complexity Science, Virtual Event
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8/28, 12:00 pm, SCV EDS, Memory Errors in Production Systems – Insights from the Field, WEBEX
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9/22, 12:00 pm, SFBA CES EMBS, Medical Devices and IOT - Helping Diabetics Worldwide, Virtual Event
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8/26-27, 1:00 pm, OEB SPS, 2020 Signal and Image Sciences Virtual Workshop, WEBEX
Joint event with the Center for Applied Signal and Image Science at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; 6 presentations each day from different Lab researchers.

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8/11, 10:00 am, CLAS LMAG, MD: Multimedia Disinformation - Is There a Doctor in the House? , Webinar
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