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SCV-MAG - 10/6 | New spintronics devices for green IT - develop new highly spin-polarized materials, spin-polarized charge carriers and photons to excite spin dynamics and manipulate the magnetization on ultrafast timescales ... (Western Digital, San Jose, 6:30 pm)

SCV-CNSV - 10/7 | How LEDs Are Changing the World - How an unusual material has penetrated about 40% of the conventional lighting market ... (Hewlett-Packard Co., Palo Alto, 7:00 pm)

SCV-EDS - 10/8 | Ultra-thin Chips - a New Paradigm in Silicon Technology - Hybrid assembly of large-area devices and ultra-thin silicon chips on flexible substrates, distinct differences to conventional ... (TI, Santa Clara, 6:00 pm)

OEB-MAG - 10/12 | Interaction of Ferromagnetic and Superconducting Permanent Magnets: Superconducting Levitation - levitate without noise over a track made of rare-earth permanent magnets, saving energy and travel time, superconducting levitation by flux pinning in high-temperature superconductors, superconducting hoverboard ... (Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 11:00 am)

OEB-MAG - 10/13 | Interaction of Ferromagnetic and Superconducting Permanent Magnets: Superconducting Levitation - levitate without noise over a track made of rare-earth permanent magnets, saving energy and travel time, superconducting levitation by flux pinning in high-temperature superconductors, superconducting hoverboard ... (Stanford, McCollough building, rm 335, 11:00 am)

SCV-EMC - 10/13 | Seeing is Believing - Demonstration data showing three EMC Concepts - Shielding for EMC, Crosstalk on Printed Circuit Boards, Embedded Capacitance vs. Circuit Board Topology ... (CETECOM Inc., Milpitas, 6:30 pm)

SCV-CPMT - 10/14 | Chips 'Face-Up' Panelization Approach for Fan-Out Packaging - die with preformed Cu studs are placed face-up on a carrier, high density RDL wiring, Adaptive Patterning strategies ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

SCV-CPMT+Rel+ED - 10/15 | One-Day Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop - measurement, monitoring, and control of alpha emission from packaging materials and manufacturing processes. 9 speakers, panel. Attend on-site, or via WebEx. No cost to attend ... (Juniper, Sunnyvale, 8:30 am)

SCV-SPS - 10/15 | Gathering Light - prime lenses that provide an optical zoom, small mirrors allow reconfiguring the cameras to select.., architecture of this flexible computational camera ... (AMD, Sunnyvale, 6:30 pm)

SCV-MTT - 10/17 | IEEE MTT-SCV Short Course 2015 - RF, EMI/EMC and Gigabit HSS: Instrumentation, Components and Practice - fundamentals of RF technology such as Maxwell's equations, electromagnetic theory, S-parameter methods, time and frequency domain measurement techniques, key components (amplifier, filter, and mixer) utilized in the RF and EMC ... (Santa Clara Convention Center, 8 am - 5 pm)

SCV-NANO - 10/20 | Graphene: The magic material of this century - promise of graphene in semiconductor devices, photonics, energy storage, various sensors and MEMS, and biomedical applications, material properties, applications beyond transistors ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

SCV-CS - 10/20 |Cybersecurity for Automobiles (Cadence, San Jose, 6:30 pm)

SF-PES - 10/21 | The Future of Energy: Smart Grid and Beyond - Fall Banquet, roadmap, Three key visionary concepts, solar PV, Intelligent Electronic Device (IED) integration ... (Jillian's at Metreon, SF, 5:00 pm)

SCV-EMBS - 10/21 | Usages of the Tracking Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (TSLO) - eye as an ever moving object, images the retina while simultaneously providing a high-fidelity eye motion trace, actively steer an imaging beam to stay on target ... (Stanford U. Medical School, Room M-114 7:30 pm)

SCV-CPMT - 10/22 | Considerations for Advancing Technology in Computer System Packaging - 3D integration provides the possibility of higher compute density and data bandwidth, design challenges and the tradeoffs ... (TI, Santa Clara, 11:30 am)

SVC-LMAG - 10/26 | Ocean Acidification - disolve coral reefs, thus die, killing both their carbon sequestration and food chains serving 20% of all human food protein on the planet, sufficient power via advanced nuclear systems... (Michael's, Mountain View, 6:00 pm)

SCV-CE - 10/27 | DTV Trend and Technologies for DRAM - 4K TV trend, bandwidth and density, new trends would impact on DRAM requirement in DTV ... (NVIDIA, Santa Clara, 6:30 pm)

OEB-IAS - 10/29 | Protection Fundamentals Seminar - understanding current transformers (CTs) and their applications, key building blocks for all power systems, failure modes ... (Double Tree, Pleasanton, 8:00 am)

SCV-SPS - 11/5 | Scalable Approaches to New Large-Scale Neuroscience - neural response in retinal ganglion cells, estimation of large neuronal networks from calcium imaging data ... (AMD, Sunnyvale, 6:30 pm)

SCV/OEB/SF-TEMS - 11/5 | OMG! We're out of control! And that's a good thing - Eliminate top-down control and replaced it with a common shared outcome, Aida Compass Framework ... (AMD, Sunnyvale, 6:00 pm)

SF-PES - 11/18 | How Do Power Cable Systems Fail? Debunking the Myths and Implementing the New Paradigm - Insight into empirical evidence and lessons learned, debunk some common theories and myths, new life-cycle paradigm ... (CPUC, SF, 11:30 am)

OEB-LMAG - 11/18 | Stock Market Trading Strategies - A healthy amount of skepticism is a good thing when evaluating the next bright idea in investing, one of the latest bright ideas, see if it really works and how actually to implement it... (Applebee's Livermore, 11:30 am)

SF-PES - 12/9 | LED Adoption Perceived Barriers to Conversion - trends or fresh ideas as to what market elements that may have stifled or stalled LED conversions, common goal of reducing energy demand and CO2 emissions ... (CPUC, SF, 11:30 am)

AnDevCon AnDevCon, December 1-3 in Santa Clara, is the technical conference for software developers building or selling Android apps. It will offer one day of intensive tutorials, followed by two days of technical classes. More than 1,000 software developers, engineers and entrepreneurs will attend AnDevCon and choose from 70+ classes. Visit more than 35 exhibitors! Receive a $200 discount off the prevailing rate of the 3 day pass by inserting the code IEEE when prompted at

Ozen Image Ozen Engineering, Inc., an expert Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) solutions provider and an ANSYS distributor, offers customers best-in-class computer aided engineering consulting, training, and technical support with ANSYS software products.
We offer ANSYS Software, consulting services, and training/technical support on how to use ANSYS for topics including (but not limited to):
- Linear/Nonlinear Structural FEA, Thermal, Thermal-Stress, Fracture and Fatigue, Solder Joint Reliability, Electromigration, MEMS Multiphysics, Dynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Structure Interaction, Electronics Cooling, Acoustics, Low/High Frequency Electromagnetics (including Antenna Design), Biomechanics and Stent/Implant Modeling, Impact/Drop/Crash, Design Optimization, Cloud Computing, and more.
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IEEE GHTC (global humanitarian technology conference) focuses on advancing technology for the benefit of humanity. This cross-disciplinary annual conference provides the perfect venue for those interested in humanitarian projects to join their peers in Seattle in October 2015.
GHTC is focused on bringing together people to address the critical issues for the benefit of the resource-constrained and vulnerable populations in the world. It is an opportunity for IEEE to work with NGOs to identify the most pressing needs.

Interactive special sessions that support in-field humanitarian efforts:
Open Data Kit Workshop - learn to collect data and build data services for many humanitarian efforts
Entrepreneurship and Education - engage in workshops with interactive dialogue on grass-roots business development and collaborative educational strategies for entrepreneurs and practitioners
Demonstrations and Exhibitions - see and experience new technologies in water and sanitation, energy, and communication and connectivity technologies

Call for Volunteers for Leadership Positions for next year's GHTC Conference
IEEE Region 6 is calling for leadership positions for its Premier Global Humanitarian Technology Conference (GHTC) 2016, which will be held in Seattle, WA. These key positions will be responsible for shaping and guiding the success of the 2016 conference. Familiarity with GHTC or other humanitarian conferences is a plus but not required. Previous experience on a conference organizing committee of any topic will be extremely useful. Please see the following descriptions for the qualifications and skills required for each role.
* Chair
* Vice Chair
* Program Chair
* Treasurer
Application submission should be made here: The submission deadline is 9 October 2015. Acceptance notification is 16 October 2015

Some glitches were found and corrected in the on-line webform that resulted in data missing in the application forwarded to the GHTC-Advisors. IF you received a request to supplement data in that old form OR received NO REPLY, please resubmit the form at

This is an amazing and rewarding opportunity to work with a global group of humanitarians to help the undeserved populations of the world. If you are not interested in one of these roles, but have applicable experience and are interested in one of the other organizing committee roles, you can specify this information on the same submission web site. For more information on the GHTC conference, its mission and objectives, please go to this year's conference website You can also email the advisory board for questions or more information at

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!

InteliTek Need quick-turn high-precision product design, procedural development, and fabrication of parts, anything from high tech missile systems to small scale-consumer products, without compromising your existing production lines? InteliTek can design and manufacture parts involving very complex geometry, up to 40"L x 20"W x 45"H and can meet tolerances verified to ISO standards of up to .0005". Applications include medical, infrared, military, wafer fabrication, to a diverse range of other applications. Please see InteliTek, and contact Mark Shier,, Hamid Bahier,, Tel 1-805-685-6300, Cell 1-805-390-3688, or Sandra Winkler at, and mention the E-Grid ad.
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Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems, October 1-2, 2015, Berkeley
IEEE SIIT 2015 (Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology), October 6-8, Sunnyvale
IEEE GHTC , October 8-11, Seattle, WA
One-Day Soft Error Rate (SER) Workshop October 15, Sunnyvale
EPEPS 2015 , October 25-28, San Jose
Rock Stars of Cybersecurity , October 27, 2015, San Jose
Podcar City Conference (PCC9), November 4-6, Mountain View, California
Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers November 8-11, Pacific Grove
Rock Stars of Tech Startups , November 10, 2015, San Francisco
AnDevCon, December 1-3, 2015, Santa Clara
IEEE-ITherm May 31 - June 3, 2016, Las Vegas

Plan your conference year out in advance! See the complete list of conferences for the year at the bottom of this newsletter.

Besser Associates - RF and Wireless Training
UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley - Engineering Classes
Ozen Engineering, Inc. - ANSYS training

UPCOMING CLASSES for Working Engineers
UCSC Extension in Silicon Valley - Engineering Classes
Conveniently located at 2505 Augustine Drive, Santa Clara, near the Great America Parkway / Bowers Ave exit off Hwy 101. Browse the full course listing at

Python for Programmers Starts Tuesday, November 10
C Programming, Advanced Starts Tuesday, November 10
Java Programming, Comprehensive Starts Tuesday, November 10
TCP/IP Essentials Starts Tuesday, November 10
Linux Kernel Architecture and Programming Starts Tuesday, November 10
Low-Power Design of Nano-Scale Digital Circuits Starts Tuesday, November 10
Cloud Computing, Introduction Starts Saturday, December 05
Relational Database Design and SQL Programming Starts Monday, January 11
Introduction to Machine Learning and Data Mining Starts Monday, January 11
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RockStarsofCyberSecurity Registration discount now available, but spaces are limited. $299 for nonmembers; or $229 for IEEE Computer Society members. Register now. This one-day symposium is unique in the quality and experience of the speakers it delivers: Cybercrime is no longer a matter of credit card breaches. Cybercriminals are now trying to take down countries as well as top companies. New threats like Ransomware and Espionageware are coming. Are you prepared? Let our Rock Stars of Cybersecurity show you what's coming, new ways to thwart these threats and how to prepare for the future.

Come to the premier, one-day event designed to give real, actionable solutions to these cybersecurity threats. This event brings together the leaders, the problem solvers and innovators. Learn from and collaborate with the experts at Rock Stars of Cybersecurity
October 27, 2015 at the Fairmont San Jose, 88 South 4th Street, 7th floor.
All SFBAC Members receive a deeply discounted registration rate of $229. Use Promo Code RS-GRID to take advantage.

You've launched an innovative startup and gotten others to invest in it, but you're burning through capital fast. How do you make the leap to light speed and become the next "big tech thing" before you run out of money or get eaten by the competition? Or how can you get someone to acquire your startup to help bring it to fruition?
Rock Stars of Tech Startups Rock Stars of Tech Startups is your Roadmap to Success.
Hear case studies where successful tech startup executives will give you clear advice and warnings. Plus, the experts who helped those startups succeed will be talking about how to find the right talent, platform, and how to manage risks. What's more, M&A leaders from Google, Intuit and Oracle will tell you what they're looking for. Don't miss this chance for direct advice and consultation.

Be in San Francisco on November 10, 2015, at the Village in San Francisco. All SFBAC Members receive a deeply discounted registration rate of $229.  Use Promo Code RS-GRID to take advantage.

Asilomaretree The Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers is a yearly Conference held on the Asilomar Grounds in Pacific Grove from November 8 - 11. It provides a forum for presenting recent and novel work in various areas of theoretical and applied signal processing. General areas of interest to the forum include:
* Architecture and Implementation
* Array Signal Processing
* Biomedical Signal & Image Processing
* Communication Systems
* MIMO Communications & Signal Processing
* Networks
* Signal Processing & Adaptive Systems
* Speech, Image & Video Processing
For more information, go to Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers

Coming to Synopsys in Sunnyvale on October 6-8, is
The 9th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology, IEEE SIIT 2015

SIIT IEEE-SIIT conferences are held every two years. They aim at bringing together standardization researchers from different disciplines; IT-practitioners, policy makers, standards developers and users (administrations, companies, etc.) - that is, those who are interested in exchanging insights on standards and standardization, and appreciate the different angles and types of knowledge brought together.
Registration is now open IEEE SIIT 2015


24th Conference on EPEPS 2015 Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems, October 25-28, Double Tree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose

EPEPS is the premier international conference on advanced and emerging issues in electrical modeling, analysis and design of electronic interconnections, packages and systems. It also focuses on new methodologies and design techniques for evaluating and ensuring signal, power and thermal integrity in high-speed designs.

Participants are encouraged to take advantage of the Early Bird Discounts. Early Bird Registration is available until September 30, 2015.

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

Join the Computer History Museum - Half Price for IEEE Members! []
The present rate for IEEE members to become a member of the Computer History Museum is 50% off the regular price. This applies to either the single, family or senior member rate. This special pricing is for IEEE members world-wide, negotiated by your Santa Clara Valley Section. Discounted family membership is $75; General membership is $37.50; for seniors/military, it's $30.
Register online at your current membership number available, to get the discount), or call the CHM at 650-810-1010 during the day.

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Conference Round Up
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
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
IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (2015 WIE ILC) April, San Jose
CLEO: Laser Science to Photonics Applications May, San Jose Convention Center
The WITI Summit May, San Jose
Workshop on Civic Technology and Smart Cities, June, San Francisco
Sensors Expo & Conference, June, Long Beach Convention Center
Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: The Race is On! , June, Stanford University
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
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, 2015, Santa Clara
IEEE-ITherm May - June
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