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July 20-23, 2020, VIRTUAL SEMICON West 2020, Virtual Event
The All-In Pass gives you easy access to all SEMICON West programs and exhibits for 60 days! Join us online from the comfort of your home or work office using any mode of connection. Save $100 - Early Bird Ends June 21. Easy Access to All Programs at SEMICON West 2020.

July 20-24, 2020, 57th Design Automation Conference (DAC), Virtual Conference
Design and automation of electronic systems. Registration and program are now live.

August 4-6, 2020, Venture Summit, Virtual Connect, Virtual Event
Calling Innovators from the Technology, CleanTech, Life Sciences, Healthcare, EdTech, and FinTech sectors to present their breakthrough investment opportunities to an exclusive audience of Venture Capitalists, Private Investors, Investment Bankers, Corporate Investors, and Strategic Partners in this engaging and immersive live interactive virtual summit. Also includes panels, workshops, and startup bootcamp sessions. Use code IEEEeGrid for a 30% discount.

September 15-17, 2020, Commercial UAV Expo, Virtual Event
The commercial drone community will gather to learn, connect, and drive the industry forward; virtual exhibits and demonstrations by UAS solutions providers; keynotes, panel discussions, and presentations with interactive Q&A and chat; AI-powered networking; and more. Use code SAVE50CB for a $50 discount off a full pass. See

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


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SIG. SCV YP Startup Interest Group, is a new group which had their first event on June 24th.
SVSS, is a new society starting soon. Look for events from Santa Clara Sustainability Society coming soon.

7/8, 6:00 pm, SCV SSIT CNSV EMBS, Ethics and COVID-19, Webinar
Uncertainties about the virus and the response; trade-offs between protective actions and collateral damage; our own responsibilities: protecting out neighbors and ensuring that the decisions made by our leaders are ethical.

7/9, 7:00 pm, SFBA TEMS, Thinking Outside the Box: Lessons Outside of Tech. to Boost Your Team, Zoom
New ideas, techniques, and insights; experienced engineering managers from outside high tech who share their experiences and solutions to challenges and can give you the ability to boost your team's effectiveness.

7/22, 1:30 pm, SCV HIST, Video Conferencing: Silicon Valley's 50-Year History, Virtual Event
Video conferencing has roots dating back to the 1964 World's Fair with AT&T's vision of a videophone; hype and marketing raced ahead of the technology and infrastructure; lessons learned along the way; glimpse into the future.

7/24, 12:00 pm, SFBA EDS, Distinguished Lecture: Differentiated Fully Depleted SOI (FDSOI) Technology for Highly Efficient and Integrated mmWave Wireless Connectivity Solution, Webex
Enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB) connectivity based on mmWave 5G; broadband internet to using non-terrestrial mmwave backhaul using low earth orbit (LEO) satellite; Figures of Merits (FOMs) for a mmwave phased array system.

9/22, 12:00 pm, SCV CES EMBS, Medical Wearable Device - a Non-Invasive Continuous Glucose Monitor and IoT, Webinar
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.

10/8, 6:00 pm, SVTHC, Lockheed's Spy Satellite Programs, KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave (just off Central Expressway), Santa Clara
America's First Spy Satellite Program. How Agena subsystems and technologies coevolved and advanced together with system integration and test techniques. $7 to $12.

TBD, 6:30 pm, SFBA MEMS, MEMS Sensors: The Path to Mass Production , Qualcomm Building B Cafeteria, Room 132, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Using these practices can accelerate the development, improve production yields and smooth the path to mass production. Free.

TBD, 6:30, SCV CES, Flying Cars is Not Fiction: This is our Future , Nvidia Building E, 2800 Scott Boulevard, Santa Clara
Flying Cars (eVTOLs, air taxis): more than 300 companies working on building one; software; challenges relating to aerodynamic laws and government regulations; examples, and why companies choose its design. Free to $10.

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TBD, 11:30 am, OEB LMAG, The Early Development of Nuclear Forensics: A Personal View, Beebs Sport Bar and Grill, 915 Clubhouse Drive, Livermore
Useful for understanding the difficulty in getting something new started at a national level; glean lessons from the past that should be valuable for guiding the future development. $10 for lunch.
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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


In place of the IEEE Vision Innovation Challenge (VIC) Summit and Honors Ceremony, starting on May 15, a series of specialized online promotions will showcase each recipient's contributions and their role in advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. Please visit for details.

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IEEE Computer will be publishing a special issue on the Next Wave of Machine Learning Applications in October 2020, featuring path-breaking applications of machine learning that are leading us to the next generation of computing and living standards. Guest Editor Dr. Vishnu S. Pendyala, the Vice Chair of the IEEE CS Silicon Valley chapter, is inviting people to submit contributions to Questions should be submitted to Vishnu Pendyala at

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