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ASME 2016 IoT Connect, June 20-21, Santa Clara Marriott
Sensors Expo & Conference, June 21-23, San Jose, McEnery Convention Center
Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) , June 27-28, Courtyard San Jose, Heritage Theature, Campbell
Wearables Techcon, July 18-20, San Jose Convention Center
Hot Chips 28-A Symposium on High-Performance Chips , August 21-23, Cupertino
Hot Interconnects 23: A Symposium on High Performance Interconnects, August 24-25, Santa Clara
50th Anniversary of the Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, November 6-9, Pacific Grove

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Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering

Calling the Data-Center Networking and the Supercomputing communities! Come to the Hot Interconnects Symposium at the Huawei North America Headquarters in Santa Clara on August 24-25.

Hot Interconnects
IEEE Hot Interconnects is the premier international forum for researchers and developers of state-of-the-art hardware and software architectures and implementations for interconnection networks of all scales, ranging from multi-core on-chip interconnects to those within systems, clusters, and data centers. Leaders in industry and academia attend the conference to interact with individuals at the forefront of this field.

The convergence of connectivity, bandwidth, and technology improvements is rapidly expanding entertainment distribution to the living room, mobile, and beyond. Broadband, Wi-Fi and Mobile networks are now poised to leapfrog traditional distribution mechanisms, because of the rapid pace of innovation and ability to upgrade with a software download. The concept of this conference is to explore the new and the future in the context of the emerging technologies for delivering a compelling connected entertainment experience. ETCAsmpte

Transforming Traditional Media and its Distribution

For information on Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age, see ETCA. June 27-28, at the Courtyard San Jose, Heritage Theatre, in Campbell. Receive 10% off of Full Conference Registration Packages with Promo Code IEEE10.

UCSC ext logo Enhance your skill set with these UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers

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Perl Programming, Comprehensive Starts Wednesday, July 06
Java Programming for Beginners Starts Wednesday, July 06
Cryptography and Network Security Starts Friday, July 08
Physical Design Flow from Netlist to GDS-II Starts Friday, July 08
Linux Device Drivers Starts Friday, July 08
Programming for Cloud Computing: Amazon Web Services Starts Saturday, July 09
Developing Applications for Android Mobile Devices Starts Tuesday, July 12
Dashboards and Data Visualization Starts Friday, July 15
Jitter Essentials Starts Saturday, July 16

UCSC Silicon Valley Extension - Engineering Classes
We have moved! New location at 3175 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers exit off Hwy 101.

Enjoy the perks of being a Senior in Santa Clara County! For more information, please see HERE and send email to Kris Verma at by the end of July 2016. Register for the August 8 meeting at

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SFBAC-PELS, SCV PES/IAS/CES - 6/23 | The Challenges of VHF Power Conversion - How much could power supply density increase if operating frequency was substantially increased? Making very high density, high frequency power supplies with sufficient energy efficiency to meet thermal requirements is a significant challenge.... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

SCV-SSCS-EMBS-MTT - 6/23 | Distinguished Lecturer Talk: The Last Untapped Spectrum: Should Industry Care about Terahertz? - standard CMOS/BiCMOS processes, mW-level powers with relatively low noise using oscillators, amplifiers, and frequency multipliers, 2-D phased arrays and coherent imaging systems in silicon ... (Maxim, San Jose, 6:00 pm)

SCV-RAS - 6/23 | Everything Hasn't Already Been Invented Yet - Explorations In The New Robotics (SRI, Menlo Park, 7:30 pm)

SCV-VTS - 6/23 | Transitioning Self-Driving Cars from Prototype to Production: From Research Lab to Roads - crucial to bring self-driving cars to production: transforming prototype software into embedded platform; build safety architecture for reliable and fail operational self-driving cars; integrate complex machine learning algorithm in self-driving software ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

SCV-RAS - 6/23 | Everything Hasn't Already Been Invented Yet - Explorations In The New Robotics - overview, projects include a soft exo-suit for human power augmentation, a hyper-efficient humanoid, and several novel mechanical drive trains... (SRI, Menlo Park, 7:30 pm)

SCV-MAG - 6/28 | The World's First Magnetic Printer - CMR Polymagnets, software-driven magnetizer imprints behaviors onto any magnet, transforming ordinary magnets from simple repel and attract into unique and valuable functions ... (Western Digital, San Jose, 6:30 pm)

SCV-PSES - 6/29 | Adaptive Power Supplies - Safety Discussion - Safety and energy considerations for adaptave power supplies, particularly USB-C power sources ... (Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

SFBA-NANO - 7/19 | Towards Lab-on-a-Chip for Milk Adulteration Detection - enabling field-deployable testing for small-molecule adulterants using a nano structured surface enhanced Raman sensor (SERS) ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30)

SCV-RAS - 7/20 | Introduction to the Resource Prospector Mission (to the Moon) - moon's polar regions, robotic investigations that advance in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) capabilities, launch as early as 2021 ... (SRI, Menlo Park, 7:30 pm)

SF-PES - 7/20 | Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Systems - Operational & Security Technology for Critical Infrastructure - transformational sensing technology, Perimeter/Site Security, Transmission Line Monitoring, Pipeline Integrity ... (San Francisco, 11:45 am)

SCV-SSCS-CAS - 7/20-21 | Tutorial on Selected Topics in RF, Analog and Mixed Signal Circuits and Systems - Oscillator Phase Noise, Clock and Data Recovery in High-Speed Wireline Communication, PLLs, CMOS Digital RF transmitters, Equalization and A/D conversion for high-speed links, RF CMOS Power Amplifiers ... (TI, Santa Clara, 4:00 pm)

SF-PES - 7/20 | Distributed Fiber Optic Sensing Systems - Operational & Security Technology for Critical Infrastructure - transformational sensing technology, Perimeter/Site Security, Transmission Line Monitoring, Pipeline Integrity ... (San Francisco, 11:45 am)

SCV-CPMT - 7/28 | Increased Power Density and Simplified Designs with 3-D SiP Module - volumetric co-design methodology and packaging construction trade-offs, SiP eco-system, co-design, construction, materials and circuit topology ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

SCV-MEMS - 8/10 | The Future of the Commodity MEMS Design and Manufacturing - challenges of MEMS design automation, evolution of MEMS design tools, progress toward a design automation flow and PDKs for MEMS sensors based on a proven fabrication process, and challenges that remain to make MEMS PDKs a reality ... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

SCV-CPMT - 8/11 | Embedding and Miniaturization - solutions for form-factor, reliability, thermal needs and efficiency improvements, embedded component production (ECP), solve and help with individual and very specific needs .... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

SF-PES - 8/17 |Automated Demand Response with Internet of Things - An Assessment of Opportunities - compensates end-use (retail) customers for reducing their electricity use (load) during periods of high power prices or when the reliability of the grid is threatened, Intelligent sensors ... (San Francisco, 11:45 am)

OEB-IAS - 8/18 | Casino Chip Sorter Project - Devry's IEEE Student Branch Prize Winning Project Presentation - small gambling venues, using a low cost Arduino microcontroller, which gives access to open source code repositories, one can further lower development costs, smaller form factors ... (Zio Fraedo's, Pleasant Hill, 5:30 pm)

SCV-SPS 8/25| Learning Sparsifying Transforms for Signal, Image, and Video Processing - sparsifying transform learning, learned from data, efficient computational algorithms, orders of magnitude speed improvements and better image quality ... (AMD Sunnyvale, 6:30 pm)

SCV-CPMT - 8/25 | Company tour of Jabil Blue Sky - cultivating and incubating new ideas from vision to digital prototype to global manufacturing, 3D Printing, Internet of Things, Embedded Sensors, Adhesives, Visual Materials, Precision Mechanics, Control Panel, UX Design, Printed Electronics ... (San Jose, 11:30 am)

SF-PES/SCV PES-IAS /OEB PES /Sacramento PES-IAS - 9/21 | Regulatory Aspects of Technology in the US Electric Grid - US federal regulation of public utilities, including rate revision, challenge process, and the landmark orders, competitive markets in an open access environment ... (San Francisco, 11:45 am)

SCV-PES-IAS-WIE - 9/21 | Implementing Advanced Technology in the US Electric Grid - US federal regulation of public utilities, including rate revision, challenge process, and the landmark orders, competitive markets in an open access environment ... (Biltmore Hotel, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

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Wearables Techcon 2016 will be held at the San Jose Convention Center, on July 18-20.
Wearables_TechCon More than 60 Tech Sessions and Panels
* Product Design
* Electronic Engineering for Wearables Devices
* Embedded System Development
* Software Design
* Application Development
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... And more tricks and techniques that will set your wearable project apart! Keynotes: "Wearables: Panacea or Pandora's Box? A Security Perspective", by Gary Davis, Intel; "Hidden Costs of Hardware", by Forrest Brady, Highway1.
See and use discount code IEEE for $100 off full 3 day pass.

Hot Chips 28: A Symposium on High Performance Chips will be held at the Flint Center in Cupertino on Sunday, August 21 through Tuesday, August, 23 , with tutorials on Sunday.

HotChips Performance, innovation, and advanced technology; come to the symposium which specializes in processors, mobile and embedded devices, communications and networking, FPGAs, memory, chipsets, high integrity computation, and power chips. Software, packaging and test, displays, optical and sensors, and other novel devices will also be showcased.

For more information, go to Also see the Hot Chips 2016 Advance Program.pdf

SCU             Engineering with a Mission

Open University is for those engineers who wish to update their skills or learn new technologies without pursuing a specific degree may enroll in the School of Engineering for this upcoming fall 2016 quarter or you may consider applying to our most recent Certificate in Renewable Energy. The intent is to help equip professionals in Silicon Valley with the knowledge that will help them advance in their present career or enter the field of renewable energy. To obtain more information please contact Stacey Tinker at or call 408-554-4313.        Santa Clara University Graduate Engineering

The Sensors Expo and Conference will be June 21-23, at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose.
SensorsExpo The market for sensors and related technologies is expanding at a phenomenal rate. With the convergence of MEMS, Wireless , Wearables and IoT, the sales of sensors in the U.S. alone are expected to climb to nearly $15 billion in 2016. With this growth, the importance of education and access to the latest technologies is critical. For 30+ years, Sensors Expo & Conference has established itself as the nation's leading event focusing exclusively on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. Join us at the industry's premier gathering to find the solutions for your present challenges while exploring sensing technologies that are driving tomorrow's solutions.
The Premier Event for Sensors and Sensing Technologies. See
Special IEEE Member offer: Use code IEEE50 for free Expo Pass or $50 off Conference Passes!

SIA Logo School Science Presenters Wanted for AVS Science in Action Volunteer to support science education in local schools! Are you a Bay Area professional with a science or engineering background? You can give interactive science presentations based on pressure, gas behavior, and vacuum technology to elementary, middle, and high school students. This is your chance to have a little fun, and to amaze and inspire a new generation of students using equipment that the schools don't have.
If you're willing to make two or more school visits per school year (a few hours each), we will train you and provide the organization, equipment, and supplies. Contact us at or!

Volunteer Opportunity! Enhance STEM Education! STEM logo Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science (TOPS) of the Santa Clara Valley is looking for scientists and engineers who are willing to partner with science teachers to enhance the science curriculums of grades K-8 in the Santa Clara Valley. It's a program that promotes in-depth relationships of a volunteer with a science teacher and his/her class on a weekly basis to amplify labs and class sessions with the scientists' real-world experience.
Here's a chance to make a real difference to students in aiming their education at a career in science or engineering. To find out more, go to

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Plan your conference year in advance Conference Round Up
Storage Visions January, Las Vegas
International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) February, San Francisco
Flexible & Printed Electronics Conference and Exhibition February, Monterey
REAL 2015 - Where the Sensor meets the Maker February, San Francisco
Int'l Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) March, Santa Clara
Internet of Things (IoT) Summit March, Santa Clara
CIE/USA-SF EPMC Workshop March, San Jose
WearablesTechCon March, Santa Clara
Semi-Therm March, San Jose
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Signal Integrity (SI) Symposium March, Santa Clara
IEEE One-Day Event: Rock Stars of 3D Printing March, San Jose
4th Annual IEEE Int'l Reliability Innovations Conference March, Sunnyvale
Optical Network & Communication Conference (OFC'15) March, Los Angeles
IEEE One-Day Event: Startup Rock Stars March, San Francisco
SNIA Data Storage Innovation Conference April, Santa Clara
GPU Technology Conference April, San Jose
IEEE International Systems Conference (SysCon) April, Vancouver, Canada
Ethernet Technology Summit April, Santa Clara Convention Center
International Reliability Physics Symposium April, Monterey
DevelopOps April, Mountain View
CLEO: Laser Science to Photonics Applications May, San Jose Convention Center
FEWA Annual Conference May, San Francisco Bar Association Conference Center
Maker Faire May, San Mateo Event Center
The WITI Summit June, San Jose
IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS) May, San Francisco
IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference May, San Jose
IEEE-ITherm May - June
The WITI Summit June
Workshop on Civic Technology and Smart Cities, June, San Francisco
Inaugural IEEE Tech Industry Summit June, Santa Clara, held in conjunction with ISIE2016
International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE2016) June, Santa Clara
Industrial Electronics Society Student & Young Professionals (S-YP) Forum June, Santa Clara, held in conjunction with ISIE2016
Sensors Expo & Conference, June, San Jose, McEnery Convention Center
SME Transforming the Future - IoT, 3D Printing & Robotics Conference, June, Santa Clara Convention Center
Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: The Race is On! , June, Stanford University
Entertainment Technology in the Connected Age (ETCA) , June, Campbell
ASME 2016 IoT Connect, June, Santa Clara
In-Memory Computing Summit 2015 June, San Francisco
Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic MicroSystems (InterPACK), July, San Francisco
Robotics as a Business, July, San Mateo
Wearables Techcon, July, San Jose Convention Center
SusTech 2015 / 3rd IEEE Conference on Technologies for Sustainability July-Aug, Ogden, Utah
Flash Memory Summit, August, Santa Clara Convention Center
Hot Chips 27-A Symposium on High-Performance Chips , August, Cupertino
Hot Interconnects 23: A Symposium on High Performance Interconnects August, Santa Clara
Interdrone September, Las Vegas, Nevada
RoboBusiness September, San Jose
Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems, October, Berkeley
IEEE SIIT 2015 (Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology), October, Sunnyvale
EPEPS , October, San Jose
Rock Stars of Cybersecurity October, San Jose
IEEE GHTC October, Seattle, WA
Podcar City Conference (PCC9), November, Mountain View, California
Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers November, Pacific Grove
Rock Stars of Tech Startups November, San Francisco
AnDevCon, December, Santa Clara
SDI Summit December, Santa Clara Convention Center
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