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Papers due on October 15, 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 ABSTRACTS Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference—ASMC | Live Event | CFA Deadline: Oct 22, 2021.
ASMC is soliciting abstracts for all areas of semiconductor manufacturing. Authors of selected papers have an opportunity to present their work at the conference plus an invitation to publish their paper in a special ASMC 2022 section of IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing.

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 on the Events and Conference page for more information.

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

Effective Training Associates
Specializing in people skills for technical professionals and managers, plus over 60 instructor-led and interactive live webinar courses, customized or off-the-shelf.

Besser Associates
The Worldwide Leader in RF and Wireless Training. Online classes available now.See the ad on the Additional Education page for specific courses.

Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering
From research-intensive Ph.D. programs and our unique Engineer's Degree to specialized Master's degrees and targeted certificate programs. A range of options to continue your education and advance your career are available at SCU. See ad on the Additional Education page for more of what the school has to offer and their Power Systems and Sustainable Energy Program.

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Austin Golf Classic | Falconhead Golf Course, Austin, TX | October 20, 2021
Join your industry colleagues, customers, and suppliers for an afternoon of golf + networking. Ken Parmerter Memorial Scholarship — Show your support for STEM and the SEMI High Tech U program by purchasing mulligans to fund the scholarship in honor of [late] Ken Parmerter/TEL. You don’t have to play to support this effort!

IEEE Americas Blockchains Seminar, Virtual Event, on October 21st, 10:00 am.
Scott Stornetta, a pioneer behind the foundation of modern blockchain, will kick off a lineup of 18 speakers from deep in the trenches of the technology. Don’t miss talks by Algorand Foundation, Parity Technologies, Microsoft, Protocol Labs, Digital Asset and more. Register Here.

Silicon Valley Forum | A Semiconductor Outlook—Emerging Markets & Technologies Driving Significant Investment Globally | Milpitas, CA | October 22, 2021
Hear our panel of industry and Wall Street experts discuss the latest technology trends, the global competitive environment, and the decision-making process for regional and state-level investments. Join us in-person to explore industry trends from the economic, market, technology, and manufacturing perspectives, and more.

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10/21, 12:00 pm, SFBA Electronic Packaging Society (EPS), Advanced Packaging for Silicon Photonics Based Modules and Applications, WebEx
Packaging techniques, mass manufacturing, reliability, complexity, scalability, cost.

11/4, 6:30 pm, SCV Computational Intelligence Society (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 Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS), Requirements for Health Data Organization and Management, Virtual Event
Practical strategy to develop these requirements with both the medical, engineering, and regular communities.

11/9/2021, 7:00 pm, SCV Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley (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.

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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.

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