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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 October 16, 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 30th, 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

SEMI and IEEE invite authors to submit a technical abstract to the Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Conference (ASMC) 2021, which will take place on May 3-6, 2021. Topics include yield, metrology, inspection, process and materials, factory optimization, and smart manufacturing. Papers are due October 30, 2020.

Design Automation Conference (DAC) on design and automation of electronic circuits and systems. The conference will be held on July 11-15, 2021 in San Francisco, with paper abstracts due November 16, 2020. See ad in the right column.

The 13th Annual IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE) will soon accept digests as well as tutorial and special session proposals. The conference will take place on October 10-14, 2021 in Vancouver, Canada.


On-Demand through October 30, 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.

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.

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

December 8-10, 2020, WITI Digital Inclusivity Summit, Virtual Event
Digital inclusivity for women during this period of wieji, both unprecedented change and new opportunities, showcasing thought leaders (Microsoft, Biogen, Huawei, VMWare and Forbes) in technology adoption. Theme: Harnessing rapid technologic change to reinvent our futures.

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10/21, 8:00 am, SFBA EPS, Heterogeneous Integration for the Aerospace and Defense Sectors, Virtual Event
Specific challenges, extreme performance, security, low volumes, roadmap.

10/21, 6:30 pm, SCV MTT, LiDAR for Autonomous Driving: The Principles, Market, and Trends, Virtual Event
Register to hear IEEE Life Fellow Dr. Amarpal (Paul) Khanna talk about the market, challenges, and trends for modern automotive LiDAR technologies!!!

10/21, 7:00 pm , SCV SPS, Machine Learning Applications in Online Video Platforms, Distinguished Industry Speaker Dr. Mehrdad Fatourechi, Virtual Event
Challenges of social media: content discovery and SEO optimization, establishing trust and safety, protecting the rights of the content owners.

10/22, 12:00 pm, SCV VTS PES/IAS, 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.

10/22, 6:00 pm, SCV CAS, The Intersection of Telematics, 5G, and Privacy: "identify, send, receive, store, control" , Virtual Event
Panel discussion which is followed by a Q&A Session. Technology which will enable autonomous vehicles such as private cars, robo-taxis (Zoox/ Amazon), shared cars (Zipcar), shared rides (Uber, Lyft), trucks pulling semi-trailers.

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