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Tuesday March 3, 2015
Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: Data: The New Oil -- Producing Value for the Oil & Gas Industry
- approaches for predicting drilling equipment function and failure, zero unplanned downtime
Speaker: Rashmi Raghu, Pivotal Data Labs
Time: 6-7 pm
Cost: free
Place: Agilent Technologies, Inc. - Aristotle Room, Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051
RSVP: not required.
Web: http://www.californiaconsultants.org/events.cfm/item/223#BigDataSIG

Tuesday March 3, 2015
Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: The World of the Expert Witness
- Expert Witness, good career path, learn, understand, follow along a typical case
Speaker: Joel Williams, emLinux
Time: 7 pm
Cost: free
Place: Agilent Technologies, Inc. - Aristotle Room, Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051
RSVP: not required.
Web: http://www.californiaconsultants.org/events.cfm/item/223

Thursday, March 5th
IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability Chapter
Subject: Reliability of Glass and Coatings
- fracture mechanics, quantify the material reliability, glass coatings ..
Speaker: Stuart Douglas, Google [X], Mountain View Time: 6 pm check in, 6:30 to 7:30 pm talk
Cost: Free
Place: Agilent Technologies, Aristotle Room in Main Lobby, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd, Santa Clara
RSVP: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/32571

Thursday, March 5th
Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Perceptual Audio Coding: An Overview of Basic Principles and Current Standards
- perceptual audio coders that fit into pockets, technology employed in perceptual audio coding ..
Speaker: Dr. Marina Bosi, Stanford University Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Place: AMD Sunnyvale
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20150305Abstract.html

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
EMC
Subject: Using Absorbing Materials for high frequency EMI/EMC performance
- EMI/EMC containment, tradeoffs from various materials ...
Speaker: Bruce Archambeault, IBM Distinguished Engineer Emeritus, Adjunct Professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology
Time: 5:30 pm networking and light dinner, 6:30 pm presentation
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Light dinner is available for a small fee
Place: Agilent Technologies, Bldg. 5L-Wilson conference room, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
RSVP: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Component, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: From Development to Manufacturing: Insights into the Latest Activities of the Advanced Packaging Market
- 3DIC, substrates, flip chip, embedded technologies ...
Speaker: Rozalia G. Beica is the Chief Technology Officer at Yole Developpement
Time: Networking and pizza at 5:45 pm; Presentation at 6:30 pm (be there 6:15 pm)
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1503.html/

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
OEB LMAG
Subject: Thoughts on Ocean Neutralization
- pH of the ocean, pH variation and the impact of these changes, chemistry is a function of the life ...
Speaker: Willis Eschenbach
Time: 6:00 PM networking, 6:30 PM Buffet Dinner, 7:00 to 8:00 PM Speaker
Cost: $22.00 per person, includes buffet dinner
Place: Pyramid Alehouse - Snow Cap Room, 901 Gilman Street, Berkeley
RSVP: by Sunday March 8th https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thoughts-on-ocean-neutralization-tickets-15503918638
Web: http://ieee4life.org

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
ComSOC
Subject: NFV series: Managing storage in the virtual world
- virtualization, hidden challenges, infrastructure, highly performant cloud storage ...
Speaker: Murali Vilayannur, Senior Technical Director, Pernix Data; Steven Poitras, Principal Solutions Architect, Nutanix
Time: 6:30 to 8:45 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Texas Instruments Auditorium, 2900 Semiconductor Dr. Santa Clara
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nfv-series-managing-storage-in-the-virtual-world-tickets-15726865478
Web: http://comsocscv.org/showevent.php?id=1423662511&src=eblast

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
PhotoVoltaic Society
Subject: PACE is Back ... and Bigger Than Ever
- PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy), $300 million in solar and energy efficiency projects in CA alone, PACE policy and markets ...
Speaker: Cliff Staton, Executive Vice President, Renewable Funding
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Place: Palo Alto Research Center, G.E. Pake Auditorium), 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv/

Thursday, March 12, 2015
SCV Microwave Theory and Techniques (MMT)
Subject: Novel Microwave Pulser/Sampler ICs Enable Early Functional Neuroimaging Prototype
- Imaging of brain function, microwave pulse-based portable functional neuroimaging, "radar-on-a-chip" ...
Speaker: Dr. Joel Libove, President of Furaxa, Inc., and Chairman of Ultraview Corp.
Time: 6:00pm to 6:30pm - Networking and light snacks, 6:30 - 7:30 pm meeting
Cost: Free
Place: Keysight/Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/32399

Monday, March 16, 2015
Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society
Subject: EFLX: an FPGA IP core for SoCs
- embedded FPGA core for SoC, 100 LUTs to more than 300K LUTs, specifications, software flow, and applications ...
Speaker: Dr. Cheng C. Wang, Flex Logix Technologies, Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm Networking/Light Dinner, 7:00 to 8:15 pm Presentation
Cost: Free. $2(IEEE member) or $5(non-IEEE member) donation accepted for food.
Place: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-cas/

March 16 - 20, 2015
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Signal Integrity (SI) Symposium
- Wireless tutorials, Special sessions,Exhibit Hall, Social Events ...
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas H. Lee of Stanford University on "The Carrington Event, H-bombs, Telstar and the Great Geomagnetic Storm of 1989"
Place: Santa Clara Convention Center
Web: www.emc2015usa.emcss.org

Tuesday March 17th
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday March 17, 2015
IEEE Nanotechnology Council
Subject: Harnessing Nano for Drug Delivery
- nanoscale biological interactions, nano drug delivery technologies, titania nanoporous membrane technology ...
Speaker: Dr. Kayte Fischer, CTO, Nano Precision Medical Inc.
Time: Noon, pizza and drinks available
Cost: Free
Place: TI Auditorium E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive. Santa Clara
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano

Tuesday March 17, 2015
Computer Society
Subject: The ARM Processor Roadmap Deciphered
- Cortex™-M3, ARM 32 bit processors, new territory, roadmap, What do all the letters and numbers in the part numbers mean?...
Speaker: Robert (Bob) Boys, Product Manager, ARM.
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free Place: Cadence / Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose
Web: http://computer.ieeesiliconvalley.org/

Wednesday March 18, 2015
Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society(EMBS)
Subject: A start-up's view of the challenges and opportunities in consumer healthcare
- challenges in launching consumer medical products, healthcare landscape from the perspective of a medical device start-up founder ...
Speaker: Greg Sommer, CEO, Sandstone Diagnostics
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: Free Place: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/pages/upcoming.html

Wednesday March 18, 2015
San Francisco Power and Energy Society
Subject: A Review of the IEEE Guide for Grounding System Characterization (Std. 81) and Application in Touch and Step Potential Estimation in the Event of an Electrical Short-circuit Fault
- Dangerous levels of voltage, step potential, measure electrical characteristics, earth resistivity...
Speaker: Dr. Shahsiah, Exponent
Time: 11:30 to 1 pm
Cost: Chinese (includes vegetarian) $5 - IEEE members, IEEE Life Members and Students, $10 - Non IEEE members
Place: California Public Utilities Commission, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/32957

Thursday March 19, 2015
Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS)
Subject: MEMS is Transforming Timing. Why?
- MEMS-based oscillators, five drivers for the transition, advanced circuit architectures ...
Speaker: Aaron Partridge, Chief Scientist at SiTime
Time: Networking and Refreshments: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm, Technical Talk: 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm
Cost: $6 donation requested
Place: Jack Gifford Event Center (Building “A”) at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, 160 Rio Robles San Jose
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-sscs/
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mems-is-transforming-timing-why-tickets-15797122619

Thursday March 19, 2015
SF IAS and PES Joint Meeting
Subject: Switching Issues and Solutions for Reactive and Capacitive VAR
- Reactive power compensation, remote generation and system interconnections, shunt reactor switching ...
Speaker: Joe Rostron, SSIPower
Time: No-host social at 5:30 pm; Presentation at 6:15pm; Dinner at 7:15 to 9 pm
Cost: Dinner is $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members
Place: Zio Fraedos,611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
RSVP: by March 16 by contacting Michael Nakamura or telephone:(925)330-6595
Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/33009

Tuesday March 24, 2015
SF IAS
Subject: Review of the IEEE Guide for Grounding System Characterization (Std. 81) and Application in Touch and Step Potential Estimation in the Event of an Electrical Short-circuit Fault
- IEEE Std. 81, measure electrical characteristics ...
Speaker: Dr. Ahmad Shahsia, Exponent
Time: 5:30 pm arrival, 6:00 pm presentation, 7:00 pm dinner
Cost: Dinner; Student Members: $10 (at the door)
Place: Sinbad's Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Web: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/31411

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SCV Information Theory Chapter
Subject: How to estimate mutual information with insufficient sampling
- Shannon, estimation of mutual information, algorithms ...
Speaker: Jiantao Jiao, Stanford University
Time: Refreshments and Conversation at 6:00 P.M., Presentation at 6:30 P.M.
Cost: free Place: Room 202 in Packard Building, Stanford University
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its/MtgSum/Meeting2015_03.html

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
SCV Product Safety
Subject: IP ratings and test methods
- Round table discussion - learn about what IP ratings are, and tips to pass IEC 6052...
Time: 7-8 pm
Cost: free
Place: Siemic, 775 Montague Expressway, Milpitas
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pses/

April 1st
April Fool's Day!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
SV History
Subject: "Silicon Valley" Semiconductor Industry from 1959-1979
- semiconductor journey, seasoned semiconductor industry veterans, companies in the valley from 1959-1979 ...
Panelist: Bernie Marren: Fairchild, Western Micro Technology, AMI, etc; Ted Hoff, Jr: Stanford University (researcher), Intel; Ed Pausa, Fairchild, National Semiconductor; David Laws: Fairchild, Litronix (LEDs), AMD
Time: Refreshments and Conversation at 6:00 P.M., Meeting begins at 6:30 P.M.
Cost: $5 donation for light dinner
Place: Key Point Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara. Park in lot adjacent to building on Bowers Ave - near Central Expressway.
Web: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/april-1st-meeting-silicon-valley-semiconductor-industry-from-1959-1979-transistors-ics-msi-lsi-custom-chips-too/

Sunday April 5th
Happy Easter!

Tuesday April 7, 2015
Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: Nanosatellites and the Software-Defined Radio Revolution
- spacecraft industry, nanosat, smallsat, Software-Defined Radio(SDR), Modular SDR
Speaker: Helen Lurie, BitBeam, Inc.
Time: 7 pm
Cost: free
Place: Agilent Technologies, Inc. - Aristotle Room, Bldg. 5, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95051
RSVP: not required.
Web: http://www.californiaconsultants.org/events.cfm/item/223

Wednesday April 8, 2015
Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Signal Processing and Communication Challenges for the Internet of Energy
- models of the behavior of electric appliances, smart electric power grid, Internet of Energy ...
Speaker: Prof. Anna Scaglione, Arizona State University
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free Place: AMD Commons Theater, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20150408Abstract.html

Wednesday April 8, 2015
SCV Communications Society (ComsocSCV)
Subject: The Alphabet Soup of IoT Standards
- need for standards, different vendors, speak the same language...
Speaker: Pete St. Pierre, from Oracle Corporation and two others
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Presentation is free, $5 donation expected for pizza & water Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Web: http://comsocscv.org/

Tuesday, April 14th 2015
Electromagnic Capability (EMC)
Subject: DC-DC voltage converter switching noise – coupling mechanisms and mitigation approaches
- DC-DC voltage converter switching noise coupling mechanisms, near field scanning results, simulation methodologies
Speaker: Xiaoning Ye, Intel
Time: 5:30pm: Networking/light dinner - 6:30pm: Presentation - 7:45pm: Adjourn
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Light dinner is available for a small fee.
Place: Agilent Technologies, Bldg. 5L-Wilson conference room, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Component, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: How Well do you Know your Local SMT and IC Package Services?
- Demand for SMT and EMS assembly and IC packaging services, capabilities, capacity, and quality systems, selecting a service provider...
Speaker: Phil Marcoux, PPM Associates, and Tom Clifford
Time: Networking and pizza at 11:30 pm; Presentation at 12:00 noon
Cost: $5 donation for food
Place: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
RSVP: http://www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1504l.html/

Thursday May 7, 2015
Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: Scale-space processing for Light Field Cameras
- Light field scale-and-depth (Lisad) spaces, scale-space analysis, scale of objects...
Speaker: Dr. Ivana Tosic, Ricoh Innovations Corp.
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Place: AMD Commons Theater, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Web: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20150507Abstract.html

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
IEEE Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)
Subject: Introduction to Antenna Calibration Methods: An overview of new antenna developments, related standards, calibration and what you need to know for efficient and compliant EMC testing
- antenna calibration, measuring instrument, reference standard, traceability and measurement uncertainty...
Keynote Speaker: Doug Kramer, ETS-Lindgren
Time: 5:30pm: Networking/light dinner - 6:30pm: Presentation - 7:45pm: Adjourn
Cost: Water and soft drinks are free. Light dinner is available for a small fee.
Place: Agilent Technologies, Bldg. 5L-Wilson conference room, 5301 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Santa Clara
Web: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/emc/


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