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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
SCV Electron Devices Society (EDS)
Subject: Leon Chua: Everything You Wish to Know about Memristors But Are Afraid to Ask
- used for memories and explored for low-energy brain-like computing, missing circuit element. Why is it needed to complete the circuit element "universe"? ...
Speaker: Dr. Leon Chua, Professor of EECS, Berkeley
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking with food and refreshments; 6:20 pm: Award presentation by EDS 2015 president Albert Wang; 6:30 - 7:45 pm: Seminar
Cost: Free
Location: Texas Instruments, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-eds/

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
SCV Consultant's Network of Silicon Valley (CNSV)
Subject: Exploding Hoverboards, and Everything You Wanted to Know About Chinese Manufacturing But Were Afraid to Ask
- global supply chains, poor quality products, patent infringement, outdated safety standards, and the potential for high profits with knock-off brands within the extremely competitive manufacturing community in China ...
Speaker: Rosemary Coates, Blue Silk Consulting
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: NVIDIA Corp., 2770 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara, Bldg. E (use south lobby entrance), Marco Polo Conference Room
Event Details: https://californiaconsultants.org/event/exploding-hoverboards-and-everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-chinese-manufacturing-but-were-afraid-to-ask/

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: FO-WLP A Disruptive Technology: Drivers and Developments
- drivers for FO-WLP and the impact on the existing infrastructure, Applications and market trends, Alternatives to the existing FO-WLP structures ...
Speaker: E. Jan Vardaman, TechSearch International, Inc.
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, sandwiches & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students, and unemployed; $10 for non-IEEE members
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details and Registration: https://1602lcpmt.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
SCV Product Safety Engineering Society (PSES)
Subject: Water Sourcing, and Possible Opportunities for Solar
- current state of our water balance and its effects on society and the environment, current technologies for water acquisition and their costs as well as the numerous opportunities to improve efficiency, desalination for solar load balancing ...
Speaker: Dr. Jeremy Thiele
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: PARC, 3333 Coyote Hill Road, Palo Alto
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pv/index.html

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
SCV Communication Society (ComSoc)
Subject: Living in the Era of Virtual Assistants
- virtual assistants more proactive, responsive and intelligent, Conversational user interfaces, personal and in-vehicle communications technologies, improved voice recognition software ...
Speakers: Ilya Gelfenbeyn, CEO and co-founder, API.AI; Sayandev Mukherjee, Senior Research Engineer, Data Mining team, Network Services Innovations Group at DOCOMO Innovations Inc.
Time: 6:30 pm to 7:00: PM Networking & Refreshments; 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm: Presentations; 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Panel Session; 8:30 pm to 8:45 pm: Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment
Cost: Free; $5 for refreshments
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://comsocscv.org/showevent.php?id=1453831091

Tuesday, February 16, 2016
SFBA Nanotechnology Council
Subject: Nanoscale Chemical Imaging with Photo-induced Force Microscopy
- PiFM acquires both the topography and spectral images concurrently and naturally provides information on the relationship between local chemistry and topology..
Speaker: Dr. Thomas Albrech, Molecular Vista
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, pizza & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 donation for lunch
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sfbanano/

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
OEB Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Fire-Resistive Cables Suitable for Hydrocarbon Pool Fires and Remote Operated Shutoff Valves in Pipelines
- rationale, design criteria, development and evaluation test protocol for flexible circuit integrity cables, even when the cable is exposed to a 1093°C (2000°F) hydrocarbon fire environment ...
Speaker: Mr. Art Maldonado, CEO AM Technology Group, LLC
Time: 5:30 pm: No-host social; 6:15 pm: Presentation; 7:15 pm: Dinner; Presentation continues at 8:00 pm; Adjourn by 9:00 pm
Cost: $25 for IEEE members, $15 for student and retired members; $30 for non-members
Location: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37130
RSVP: Please make reservations by February 15 by contacting Diosdado Hernandez via email: dhernand@ebmud.com or telephone: (510) 287-1077

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
SF Power and Energy (PES) and SCV PhotoVoltaic Society (PV)
Subject: Power Quality Impacts and Mitigation of Distributed Solar Power
- variety of PV equipment that may be interconnected to a distribution circuit, power quality impacts from different levels of PV penetration...
Speaker: Ric Austria, Executive Principal, Pterra, LLC
Time: 11:30 am: pizza (includes vegetarian); 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 - IEEE members, IEEE Life Members and Students; $10 - Non IEEE members
Location: CPUC, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35111

Wednesday, February 17, 2016
SCV Engineering, Medicine, and Biological Science (EMBS)
Subject: mHealth Physiologic Monitoring Solutions with Ultra Wideband RF Radar
- monitoring products that are capable of improving health and improving care in home, remote and medical care settings, wireless and wearable physiologic sensors using a novel, very safe, low energy RF technology...
Speaker: Steve Stephansen, CEO, LifeWave Biomedical
Time: 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Room M-114, Stanford University Medical School
Event Details: http://www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/embs/pages/upcoming.html

Thursday, February 18, 2016
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)and Information Theory Chapter (IT)
Subject: JPEG Emerging Standards
- number of JPEG images uploaded to social networks alone has surpassed 2 billions per day, image format to deal with High Dynamic Range content, JPEG XT. JPEG XT, road-map for JPEG Pleno ...
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Touradj Ebrahimi, JPEG Convener, Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking/Light Dinner; 7:00 pm: Announcements; 7:05pm: Presentation; 8:15 pm: Adjourn
Cost: Free; donation for food accepted
Location: AMD Commons C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20160218Abstract.html

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
SCV Consumer Electronics Society (CES)
Subject: The Future of Urban Transport
- innovations are coming to change the way people get around their city centers, showcases some of the innovative technology named the "Best Stuff of the Year" ...
Speaker: Dr. Nathan Jauvtis, Founder, Bolt Motorbikes
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking, pizza & drinks; 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: IEEE members: $5; Non-IEEE members: $10; IEEE CES and IEEE Student members: Free. Fees paid at the door.
Location: NVIDIA, 2800 Scott Blvd., Building E, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ieee-consumer-electronics-society-feb-meeting-feb-23-2016-tickets-21129653362

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
SCV Information Theory Chapter (IT)
Subject: Interleaved Direct Bandpass Sampling for Software Defined Radio/Radar Receivers
- envelope computation method becomes progressively more sensitive to mismatches, a blind calibration technique to estimate and correct mismatches...
Speaker: Prof. Bernard Levy, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis
Time: 6:00 pm: Networking/light refreshments; 6:30 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free
Location: Room 202 in Packard Bldg., Stanford University
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/its/MtgSum/Meeting2016_0224.html

Thursday, February 25, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: Enabling Requirements for High Volume Thermocompression Bonding
- key factors have enabled this transition, including advanced TCB equipment with higher UPH for cost reduction and advanced methods of inline process control...
Speaker: Tom Strothmann, Director Advanced Packaging Next-Generation Products, Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc.
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, sandwiches & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students, and unemployed; $10 for non-IEEE members
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details and Registration: http://1602l2cpmt.eventbrite.com

Thursday, February 25, 2016
SCV Women in Engineering (WIE), SCV Women at Intel Network (WIN), Signal Processing Society (SPS), and Technology & Engineering Management Society (TEMS)
Subject: Developing Successful Career Relationships: Leveraging Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsorship
- define the nuances, identify when to best utilize them for particular growth opportunities, create a relationship circle ...
Speaker: Sarah Kalicin, senior statistician, Intel Corporation
Time: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm: Registration and refreshments; 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm: Session; 6:45pm to 7:00pm: Q&A; 7:00 pm to 7:30 pm: Networking & Meet the Speaker
Cost: Free
Location: Intel Corporation, SC9 - Auditorium (Santa Clara 9) , 3601 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara
Event Details: https://developingsuccessfulcareerrelationships.eventbrite.com

Friday, February 26, 2016
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS)
Subject: Electrical and Lighting Commissioning Seminar
- lighting, electrical power systems commissioning and preventive maintenance, selective coordination and harmonic analysis, Learn from other's mistakes...
Keynote Speaker: Chet Sandberg, Raychem Corporation, IEEE Fellow; "Cyber Security for Industrial Networks"
Speakers: Lyn Gomes, kW Engineering; Rick Miller, RNM Engineering; James Walker, Eaton Electrical; Robert E. Fuhr; P.E.; Mike Pincus, Kohler Power Systems; Speaker: Dan Hook; Executive Vice President of Business Development., Western Services; Steve Metzger, Electrical Reliability Services, Emerson Power Systems
Time: 7:30am: Registration begins (Breakfast included), 8:00 am to 4:40 pm: Conference with Lunch
Cost: $250, Pre-registration is required
Location: Hilton Doubletree Pleasanton, 7050 Johnson Dr., Pleasanton
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37405

Thursday, March 3, 2016
SCV Signal Processing Society (SPS)
Subject: First-Photon Imaging and Other Imaging with Few Photons
- possibility of accurate LIDAR, use single-photon detectors to enable long-range reflectivity and depth imaging, use of detector arrays and improve robustness to ambient light ...
Speaker: Dr. Vivek Goyal, Associate Professor, Boston University
Time: 6.30 pm: Networking and light dinner; 7:00pm: Announcements; 7:05 pm to 8:15 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free, Donations accepted for food
Location: AMD Commons, C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale
Event Details: http://ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/sps/20160303Abstract.html

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT) and SCV Photonics Society
Subject: Photonic Systems Changes are Driving Innovation in Photonics Packaging
- Limitations in physical density of bandwidth, power and cost are driving the need for much more complex integrated photonic subsystems and systems, new materials, new processes and new package architectures required...
Speaker: Bill Bottoms, Chairman, Heterogeneous Integration Focus Team, International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, sandwiches & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students, and unemployed; $10 for non-IEEE members
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details and Registration: http://1603lcpmt.eventbrite.com

Thursday, March 10, 2016
SCV Silicon Valley Technology History Committee
Subject: High-Power Microwave Tube Development at Stanford and SLAC
- klystron at Stanford, theory and practice of microwave tubes developed locally during and after WW II, resulting in small linear accelerators, 2-mile-long Stanford Linear Accelerator ...
Speaker: Profs. David Leeson and Burton Richter, Stanford University
Time: 6:00: networking and refreshments; 6:30 pm: Opening Remarks, Panel; 7:45 pm: Audience Q&A; 8:30 pm: Adjourn
Cost: $6 donation requested for IEEE members for food, $9 for non-members
Location: KeyPoint Credit Union, 2805 Bowers Ave., Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/sv-techhist/?p=500

Thursday, March 17, 2016
SCV Reliability Society
Subject: 5th Annual IEEE International Reliability Innovations Conference
- share innovative concepts, design, methodologies, tools and applications to address challenges in reliability, technical sessions, workshops, seminars & panel sessions...
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Juniper Networks, 1194 North Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, Building 1, Tuolumne Room
Event Details: http://www.reliabilityinnovations.org/index.html
Attendance: Onsite or remote through Webex

Thursday, March 24, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: Emerging IC Packaging Platforms for ICT Systems
- new advances in packaging technology to maintain the IC scaling edge, 2.5D, 3D stacked, high bandwidth DRAM, 3D System-in-Package (SiP), implications on supply chain ecosystems...
Speaker: Dr. Li Li, Distinguished Engineer, Cisco Systems, Inc.
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, sandwiches & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students, and unemployed; $10 for non-IEEE members
Location: Texas Instruments, Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details and Registration: https://1603l2cpmt.eventbrite.com

Monday March 28th, 2016
SCV Circuits and Systems (CAS)
Subject: BRAINWAY: Cognitive Computer Architecture with Applications in Health Care and Personalized Medicine
- stunning convergence of semiconductor technology and life science research, personalized and molecular-level imaging diagnosis, speeding up the pace of scientific discovery, and changing the practice and delivery of patient care ...
Speaker: Andreas G. Andreou, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Computer Science and the Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute, Johns Hopkins University
Time: 6:30 pm: Networking with light dinner; 7:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: Free. Food donation accepted: $2 for IEEE member, $5 for non-IEEE member
Location: QualComm Santa Clara, Building B, 3165 Kifer Road, Santa Clara
Event Details: http://sites.ieee.org/scv-cas/

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
SF Power and Energy (PES)
Subject: Substation Automation Workshop - IEC 61850
- communication between intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) for utility automation systems, one common protocol, simplifies engineering and testing, four Subject Matter Experts in the field ...
Speakers: Dr. Alexander Apostolov, PAC World; Steve Kunsman and Peter Rietmann, ABB; Mark Adamiak, General Electric
Time: 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: Early Bird Cost (Before March 15th): IEEE Members $100; Non-Members $150; Students $25; Registration Cost (After March 15th): IEEE Members $120; Non-Members $180; Students $30
Location: SFSU, 1 North State Drive, Annex 1 Building, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/37599

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
SCV Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technologies (CPMT)
Subject: Recent Advances and Trends in Semiconductor Packaging
- fan-out wafer/panel-level, 3D IC packaging, 2.5D IC Integration, embedded 3D hybrid integration, 3D CIS/IC integration, 3D MEMS/IC integration ...
Speaker: John H. Lau, Sr. Technical Advisor ASM
Time: 11:30 am: Networking, sandwiches & drinks; 12:00 noon to 1 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 for IEEE members, students, and unemployed; $10 for non-IEEE members
Location: Texas Instruments Building E Conference Center, 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara
Event Details and Registration: http://1604lcpmt.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
SF Power and Energy Society(PES)
Subject: CPUC Approved PG&E Volt/VAR Optimization Pilot Deployment Project Implementation Plan
- results and learnings from PG&E's VVO Pilot, which project seeks to (1) enhance grid system monitoring and control, (2) manage grid system voltage and losses, and (3) support increased penetration of distributed renewable resources....
Speaker: Wendy al-Mukdad, PE, Utilities Engineer, California Public Utilities Commission; Russ Griffith, PG&E
Time: 11:45 am: pizza (includes vegetarian); 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm: Presentation
Cost: $5 - IEEE members, IEEE Life Members and Students; $10 - Non IEEE members
Location: CPUC, Golden Gate Room, 505 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/35188

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
SF Industrial Applications Society (IAS) and SF Power and Energy Society (PES)
Subject: New Power Reliability Trends and the Application of Microgrids and Battery Storage Solutions
- market trends and their impact on maintaining power resiliency, history of the grid, current trends driving the need for Microgrids and battery storage applications....
Speakers: Gabe Paoletti, P.E., IEEE Senior Member, Application Engineering Manager, Eaton Electrical
Time: 5:30 pm: Check in and networking; 6:00 pm: Presentation; 7:00 pm: Dinner
Cost: IEEE Members and Non-Members: $25.00; Student Members: $10 (at the door) discounted cost for first five reserved IEEE Student Members. Dinner fee covers buffet meal.
Location: Delancey Street Restaurant, 600 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
Event Details: https://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/m/38125


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