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  • May 2013 V is i t us a t www .e-gr id .net Page 1

    GRID.pdf GRID.pdf

    May 2013 CHAPTER MEETINGS

    SCV-TMC - 5/2 | Managing Using Intuition and Rules of Thumb - incomplete/fuzzy data, contradictions, rapid decision making ... [more]

    SCV-Rel - 5/2 | Hard Disk Drive Reliability for Cloud Data Centers - environment, energy, cooling, physics of failure ... [more]

    SCV-Phot - 5/7 | Semiconductor Laser Reliability and Failure Analysis - design, fabrication, vulnerabilities, precautions ... [more]

    SCV-CPMT - 5/8 | Nanomaterial Synthesis and Integration for Sensor and Energy Applications - pressure, water-splitting ... [more]

    SCV-ComSoc - 5/8 | Self Organizing Networks (SONs) - inter-cell, configure, deploy, manage, throughput ... [more]

    SCV-CS - 5/11 | Social Network Analysis: It's Who You Know - full-day NFIC conference: panels, languages, tools, privacy ... [more]

    OEB+SCV-Life - 5/13 | The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened Here - 1910-1950's, Stanford, innovation, processes [more]

    SCV-CS - 5/14 | Data Mining for Surveillance, Search and Consumer Preferences - rule mining, purchase suggestions, tracking ... [more]

    SCV-CPMT - 5/15 | Workshop: LED Lighting Explained - technology, energy usage, reliability, sustainability ... [more]

    SCV-Nano - 5/15 | Symposium: Emerging Nano-Bio & Nano-Ionic Technologies and Applications - 10 speakers: memories, bio ... [more]

    SCV-CSS - 5/15 | Actuators and Control in Hard disk Drives: 1980 to 2013 - position, velocity, torque factor, inertia, configuration ... [more]

    SCV-PES+IAS - 5/15 | Utility and Facility Design for the New 49ers Stadium in Santa Clara - equipment, flexibility, innovations ... [more]

    SCV-SSC - 5/16 | Signal Integrity in High-Speed Data Links - tutorial: 100Gbps, losses, channel, timing ... [more]

    SCV-Mag - 5/21 | Magneto-Optic Analysis of Magnetic Micro-structures - domain observation, thin films, multilayers ... [more]

    SCV-CNSV - 5/21 | Successful Consulting Engagements with Startups - resources, risk, taking equity, realities, perspectives ... [more]

    OEB-SPS - 5/22 | Signal and Image Sciences Workshop - images, video, radar, machine learning, modeling ... [more]

    SF-PES - 5/22 | The Real Reasons We Must Have a Smart Grid for the 21st Century - flexibility, real-time awareness, forecasting ... [more]

    Computer - 5/23 | Programming Heterogeneous X64+GPU Systems Using OpenACC - Webinar: challenges, low-level, high-level ... [more]

    SCV-CPMT - 5/23 | A Comparison of Low-Cost Interposer Technologies - 2.5D, TSVs, silicon, organic, glass, dies ... [more]

    OEB-IAS - 5/23 | Adapting Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to Select Hazard Mitigation Measures - benefits ... [more]

    SCV-IAS - 5/23 | Patenting Antennas and Wireless Technology - protection, do's and don'ts, strategies ... [more]

    SCV-Ed - 5/23 | Cognitive Memory: Human Memory, Machine Memory - sensory data, vectors, fusion, neural nets ... [more]

    SF-IAS - 5/28 | Modern Instantaneous Selectivity, The Code, Arc Flash and System Reliability - protection, techniques ... [more]

    OEB-Mag - 5/29 | Magneto-Optic Analysis of Magnetic Micro-structures - visible to nano-scale, energy, noise, applications ... [more]

    Santa Clara University Grad School of Engineering Summer Open University [more]- Early-morning, evening, Saturday classes

    CONFERENCE CALENDAR

    May 18-26: Int'l Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2013) - Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, SF [more]

    June 2-4: IEEE RF Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC) - Seattle Convention Center [more]

    June 9-14: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2013) - San Jose Convention Center [more]

    July 15-17: Int'l Energy Conversion Engng Conference (IECEC) - San Jose Convention Center [more]

    Career Development Professional Skills Courses [more]- Managing Time - Collaborative Negotiating - Influential Communication - Clear Writing … and more

    Call for Papers IEEE Int'l Conference on Digital Ecosystems & Technologies - July 24-26, 2013 - Stanford [more] - Submit abstracts by May 15

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    Chapter Seminars Social Network Analysis: It's Who You Know [more] - May 11, 2013 - Braun Auditorium, Stanford

    RF Technology in Medical Applications [more] - May 11, 2013 - Michael's at Shoreline, Mtn View

    Lighting Today: LED Lighting Explained [more] - May 15, 2013 - at Cogswell College, Sunnyvale

    Emerging Nano-Bio & Nano-Ionic Technology [more] - May 15, 2013 - at TI, Santa Clara

    Signal Integrity in High-Speed Data Links [more] -- May 16, 2013 -- at TI, Santa Clara

    June Meetings ===>>

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    May 2013 • Volume 60 • Number 5

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    IEEE GRID is the monthly newsmagazine of the San Francisco Bay Area Council of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. As a medium for news for technologists, managers and professors, the editorial objectives of IEEE GRID are to inform readers of newsworthy IEEE activities sponsored by local IEEE units (Chapters, Affinity Groups) taking place in and around the Bay Area; to publicize locally sponsored conferences and seminars; to publish paid advertising for conferences, workshops, symposia and classes coming to the Bay Area; and advertise services provided by local firms and entrepreneurs. IEEE GRID is published as the GRID Online Edition

    residing at www.e-GRID.net, in a handy printable GRID.pdf edition at the end of each month, and also as the e-GRID sent by email twice each month to more than 30,000 Bay Area members and other professionals.

    Editor: Paul Wesling IEEE GRID PO Box 2110 Cupertino CA 95015-2110 Tel: 408 331-0114 / 510 500-0106 / 415 367-7323 Fax: 408 904-6997 Email: edi [email protected] id.net www.e-GRID.net

    Common Excuses That Prevent an Employee From Being Great

    John Hal l out l ined 7 reasons leaders don' t acheive success, or get the assignments they want, in FORBES Magazine. Here are two:

    "You didn’t give me enough direction" This is a common excuse for people that

    are used to checking the answer in the back of the book. The best employees take ini t iat ive and require the least amount of direct ion. The best leaders don’t hold employees’ hands, and the best employees tend to execute well and ask for direction only when i t ’s necessary.

    "It’s another team member’s fault" In school, you didn’t fai l to turn in a

    project just because you had a lazy group member. You picked up the slack. Do what you can to encourage that person to get the work done, and i f that ’s not possible (there are some real ly lazy people out there), do i t yourself . Bottom l ine: The best employees simply get the job done.

    I ' l l share a couple of others in a future issue.

    Best regards, Paul

    NOTE: This PDF version of the IEEE GRID – the GRID.pdf – is a monthly publication and is issued a few days before the first of the month. It is not updated after that. Please refer to the Online edition and Interactive Calendar for the latest information.

    DIRECTORS Santa Clara Valley

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    San Francisco Michael Butler

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    IEEE GRID Chapter Meetings (continued) SCV-GOLD - 6/3 | Unraveling Your Professional Network: The Secrets to a Successful Career - professional network, expert tips, interactive demo ... [more]

    SCV-CNSV - 6/11 | Innovating Products Faster: 45 Ideas - trust, cultural changes, check-ins, agile ... [more]

    SCV-CPMT - 6/12 | NanoCopper Materials Platform for Electronics Packaging and Printed Electronics with 200C Processing Temp - replace solder... d [more]

    SCV-RAS - 6/13 | Imaging the Antikythera Mechanism - ancient Greek technology, mathematical gears ... [more]

    SCV-GOLD - 6/18 | Lead Yourself to a Successful Future: Leadership Advice for the Aspiring Engineer - career path, impact, tips, tricks ... [more]

  • May 2013 V is i t us a t w w w . e - G R I D . n e t Page 3

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  • May 2013 V is i t us a t w w w . e - G R I D . n e t Page 4

    Tracks at DEST deal with large-scale virtualized infrastructures, hosted ecosystem services and processes, smart planet and complex cyber physical systems, energy systems, and healthcare systems. The tracks identify domain requirements, research challenges and systems solutions -- scalability and availability, heterogeneity, elasticity, utility, mobility, integrity and evolvability. Tracks: Foundations of Digital Ecosystems and Complex Environment Engineering ● Cyber-Security Ecosystems ● Convergence of Technologies for Sustainable Infrastructures ● Digital Humanities ● Cyber-Physical Energy Systems ● Hybrid Biological-Digital Systems ● Healthcare and Sustainable Living ● Platforms for Social and Community Involvement/Engagement ● Fuzzy Semantic computing in digital ecosystems ● Collaborative Platforms for Sustainable Logistics and Transportation ● Big Data Ecosystems RF technology is finding increasing applications in medicine, starting with applications such as wireless communication between implanted or carried medical devices and advanced microwave imaging and range further into medical applications of radiometry or using RF and microwave ablation on portions of the human body. As advances in medicine continue, RF engineering will be called upon to make a growing contribution to medical technical devices and procedures. The MTT Santa Clara Valley Chapter invites you to join us in investigating the growth of RF technology in medical applications. "Role of Microwave Accelerators in Cancer Treatment" Samy M. Hanna, PhD, PE. Microwave Innovative Accelerators

    Microwave Accelerators have been playing an important role in the fight against cancer for about five decades. Most of the cancer Radiation Therapy (RT) machines are based on RF linear accelerators (Linacs). In this talk we discuss the constituent sub-systems of the cancer RT machine with emphasis on the linear accelerator and the supporting RF sub-system.

    Theme: Complex-Environment Engineering IEEE Int'l Conference on

    Digital Ecosystems & Technologies - July 23-26, 2013 - Menlo Park / Stanford Innovation Adoption Forum: Achim P. Karduck, Curtin University; Sinan Tumer, SAP Labs

    The transfer/adoption of innovation into practice, consisting of distinguished presentations by participants from academia, industry and the public sector.

    One-Day Workshop: "Building a Digital Ecosystem for Societal Empowerment"

    The SEED Framework, specifically designed to support self-organizing, multidisciplinary collaborations and to translate concepts and ideas into actions.

    Save, through May 15th!

    For further information:

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    Papers accepted through May 15 -- see Call for Papers on website

    "Implantable Wireless Medical Devices and Systems" J.C. Chiao - University of Texas – Arlington

    Wireless micro devices and systems are based on technology platforms such as wireless energy transfer for batteryless implants, miniature electrochemical sensors, nanoparticle modified surfaces, MEMS devices and wireless communication.

    Other speakers: Sara Louie - Ansys / Duke University Perry Li - St. Jude Medical Center Jessi Johnson - Miramar Labs

    Registration: IEEE Members/General Public - $45. Students/Unemployed - Free! Must register and

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    Note - If course is not full, then onsite registration will be available at a cost of $55 for everyone.

    Meals will be provided (vegetarian options available). Register today at:

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    IEEE MTT SCV One-Day Short Course

    RF Technology in Medical Applications Michael’s at Shoreline Restaurant, Mtn View May 11, 2013 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

    http://dest2013.digital-ecology.org/http://meetings.vtools.ieee.org/meeting_view/list_meeting/17017

  • May 2013 V is i t us a t w w w . e - G R I D . n e t Page 5

    Clear Business and E-Mail Writing

    – Date/Time: Thursday, May 9, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Location: – TIBCO Software, Palo Alto

    Writing, revising exercises, critiquing documents, games, and lecture. You will walk away with confidence in your skills to craft documents and emails that drive business by creating concrete, actionable outcomes.

    Delegation and Coaching: The Winning Combination

    – Date/Time: Thursday, May 16, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Location: – NetGear, San Jose

    Great class for managers! NetGear, Engineering Director

    Effective Presentation Skills – Date/Time: Tuesday, May 21, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Location: – Cypress Semiconductor, San Jose

    I wanted to thank you for your time yesterday. You overcame my reservations immediately and proceeded to work with a fairly unruly bunch to adapt to our skill and interest level. You are quite talented and I learned a number of things that I will be able to apply in a number of contexts.

    Don’t miss this really special ICSE! Great keynote speakers Cutting-edge technical research

    track Thirty-something workshops on a

    broad variety of topics 14 tutorials Software Engineering in Practice

    track And much, much more!

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    SCV Chapters, Technology Management & Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology Societies

    Transitioning from Individual Contributor to Manager

    – Date/Time: Thursday, June 6, 9 AM – 5 PM – Location: – Alera, San Jose

    Project Management: A Team Approach for Accountability & Results

    – Date/Time: Thurs-Fri, June 6-7, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Location: – Cadence, San Jose

    Definitely recommend! This course will help any non-manager or project leader to create a sound project plan and to enhance or improve the plan to complete a project. NETGEAR, Sr. Test Dev. Engr.

    Upgrade your skill set – prepare for future challenges

    For complete course information, schedule, and registration form, see our website:

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    Jointly sponsored by IEEE Computer Society and ACM SIGSOFT

    May 18-26, 2013 • Hyatt Regency San Francisco

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  • May 2013 V is i t us a t w w w . e - G R I D . n e t Page 7

    IECEC provides a forum to present and discuss

    engineering aspects of energy conversion technology, advanced energy and power systems, devices for terrestrial energy systems and aerospace applications, and the policies, programs, and environmental impacts associated with the development and utilization of these technologies.

    Sessions: ● Sustainable Energy Solutions ● Cooling ● Sustainable Energy Conversion Systems ● Energy Storage ● Wind Energy ● Liquid Fuels ● Heating and Cooling of Buildings ● Stirling System Components, Testing ● Hybrid Power Systems ● Energy Harvesting ● Ignition Characterization and Analysis ● Spacecraft Solar Power & Solar Array Designs ● Energetic Devices and Materials ● Spacecraft Power Systems and Electronics Design ● Hollow Cathodes ● Thermoelectric Devices and Systems ● Spacecraft and Lunar/Mars/Venus Surface Thermal Management ... and more.

    Plus Panels, Awards

    Have you ever wanted to continue your education in engineering while you continued working? Santa Clara University’s School of Engineering offers graduate degree and non-degree programs to both full-time students and working professionals. Simplified registration for the Winter Open University. Graduate-level instruction. Up to 16 units may be transferred to a graduate-degree program. Early-morning classes: - Probability - Database Systems - Linear Control Systems - Analog ICs - Energy Transmission and Distribution - Active Microwave Devices (and more)

    Evening classes: - Linear Algebra - Intro to Nano-Bioengineering - VLSI Design - Computer Architecture - Network Management - Logic Design using HDL - Robotics (and more)

    Saturday classes: - Secure Coding in C and C++ - Project Risk Management - Gender and Engineering (and more)

    Email LeAnn Marchewka with inquiries: [email protected]

    Technical Tours: ● NASA Ames ● Lockheed Martin

    Early Morning Networking Break: Join us in exposition hall each morning from 0700 to 0800 hrs for coffee and pastries, and great discussions.

    The exposition hall will host the Welcome

    Reception on Sunday evening and remain open through Wednesday. Companies will be displaying an array of technology. The Exposition is the place to network and conduct business for all attendees, as well as attend presentations featured on the Presentation Stage.

    Professionals registering at the nonmember rate

    will receive a one-year AIAA membership. Save $100, through June 17th

    www.aiaa.org/EventDetail.aspx? id=16855 Prepare for that next

    project or assignment! To remain competitive in Silicon Valley's changing environment, engineers need to update their knowledge base. The School of Engineering offers professional Certificates and Open University programs, as well as graduate degrees, for those who are driven to become leaders in their fields.

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  • May 2013 V is i t us a t w w w . e - G R I D . n e t Page 8

    Managing Using Intuition and Rules of Thumb

    Speaker: Mickey W. Mantle, software developer and author

    Time: Networking at 6:00 PM; Forum at 6:30 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation at 7:45 PM

    Cost: IEEE member $11; Non-member $14.00 ($3 more after 4/30)

    Place: Ramada, 1217 Wildwood Ave, Sunnyvale RSVP: from website Web: www.ieee-scv-tmc.org

    Mickey W. Mantle has been developing software for more than forty years as a software and hardware product creator, manager, and executive for companies that include Evans & Sutherland, Pixar, Brøderbund Software, and Gracenote (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony). He currently develops mobile/tablets applications heading his own company Wanderful interactive storybooks, writes, and consults.

    Are you managing software artists/engineers? Are you dealing with incomplete data? fuzzy data? contradictory data? Do you have a schedule to keep? Are you about to pull your hair out? Then come hear tonight's presentation and learn how to use borrowed experience to complement fuzzy data and produce quick managerial decisions. The presentation is based upon two books Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, and Managing the Unmanageable - Rule, Tools, and Insight For Managing Software People And Their Teams. The presenter is a co-author of the second book.

    THURSDAY May 2, 2013SCV Technology Management

  • May 2013 V is i t us a t w w w . e - G R I D . n e t Page 9

    Hard Disk Drive Reliability for Cloud Data Centers

    Speaker: Bernard Hiller, Western Digital Time: Networking and snacks at 6:30 PM;

    Presentation at 7:00 PM Cost: none Place: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek

    Blvd, Santa Clara RSVP: not required Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/rl

    Bernhard Hiller has been improving reliability in the hard disk drive and medical device industries for more than twenty years. He was instrumental in bringing several novel reliability-enhancing technologies to market, as diverse as ramp load in hard disk drives and fluid bearings in medical imaging x-ray tubes. Other significant work centered on reliability improvements via hard defect and contamination reduction. His current work focuses on improved understanding of the physics of head/disk interface failure in hard disk drives and on using this understanding to devise more effective reliability testing and failure prediction for all market segments. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and a B.S./M.S. degree in ME from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. He holds thirteen U.S. patents and has published more than twenty journal papers. He is a member of IEEE.

    Cloud data center applications are rapidly growing

    into a dominant market for hard disk drives (HDD). The cloud usage environment for HDD is very diverse. Energy cost are driving a variety of free air and fresh air cooling concepts which have important ramifications for HDD reliability. In addition, data demand can range from intense search applications to archival storage and tape replacement. This talk describes the bandwidth of cloud usage environments and how they affect the physics of HDD failure. A key usage metric is workload, which is replacing the older functional duty cycle and will be explained in some detail. By using proper modeling and testing, field reliability in cloud environments (expressed by MTBF or AFR) can be predicted with reasonable accuracy.

    THURSDAY May 2, 2013SCV Reliability

    MET Laboratories

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    Facilities in Union City and Santa Clara

    www.metlabs.com [email protected] 510-489-6300

  • May 2013 V is i t us a t w w w . e - G R I D . n e t Page 10

    Semiconductor Laser Reliability and Failure Analysis

    Speaker: Dr. Robert W. Herrick Time: Networking and Pizza at 6:00 PM;

    Presentation at 7:00 PM Cost: none Place: Cogswell College Dragon's Den, 1175

    Bordeaux Dr., Sunnyvale RSVP: not required Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/leos

    Robert Herrick is one of the leading authorities in semiconductor laser reliability and failure analysis. He has contributed invited book chapters on the reliability of VCSELs (one of the most popular types of semiconductor lasers), and semiconductor laser failure analysis, as well as having given numerous invited papers and chaired conferences and sessions on these subjects.

    He received his MSEE from the University of Illinois in 1987; after graduation he worked on high power semiconductor lasers at McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, Missouri, where he developed an appreciation for the vulnerabilities of semiconductor lasers to rapid degradation, particularly in high-power operation. He focused on these issues during his PhD work at UCSB (1992-1997), where he did the first studies on VCSEL failure analysis. Since 1997, he has worked the last 15 years as a reliability engineer and reliability manager at numerous semiconductor laser and VCSEL companies, including HP/Agilent, Emcore, Coherent, Finisar, and JDSU.

    Dr. Herrick has served as the chair of the local Santa Clara Valley chapter of the IEEE Photonics Society, and been a meeting organizer from 2005 to the present. He also was a co-founder of the IEEE Photovoltaic joint chapter, and is currently serving as the treasurer. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a member of the SPIE and the Materials Research Society (MRS).

    Semiconductor lasers are the least expensive

    lasers available, as well as the most reliable. But they have a remarkably hard job, and most types are vulnerable to catastrophic failure if numerous precautions are not taken in their design and fabrication. We begin with a discussion of the most popular applications for semiconductor lasers. Materials and design details are critical in determining what vulnerabilities might be present. After two case studies of what can go wrong when the key steps are omitted, we go through the recommended procedure for qualifying new lasers, particularly for ultra-high reliability telecom or datacom deployments of lasers. Manufacturing guidelines are also addressed. Finally, the key to continuous improvement is failure analysis, so we briefly show how FA data can be collected, interpreted, and used to improve the designs.

    TUESDAY May 7, 2013SCV Photonics, with Reliability

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    Nanomaterial Synthesis and Integration for Sensor and Energy Applications

    Speaker: Heather C. Chiamori, Berkeley Sensor &

    Actuator Center (BSAC), UC-Berkeley Time: Optional dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation at

    6:45 PM Cost: $20 for dinner ($10 for students,

    unemployed); no cost for presentation Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa

    Clara RSVP: from website Web: www.cpmt.org/scv

    Heather C. Chiamori received her PhD degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in December 2012. While working under the guidance of Professor Liwei Lin, she studied the synthesis and integration of nanomaterials for NEMS, sensor, and energy devices. She received both her BS (2004) and MS (2008) degrees in mechanical engineering from UC Berkeley. She has a postdoctoral scholarship appointment at Stanford University in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, studying nanomaterials for harsh environments applications since March 2013.

    Nanostructures exhibit unique properties such as

    large surface-to-volume ratios, increased sensitivity at lower input power levels, and higher current carrying capability contributing to increased functionality of nanostructure devices that will be leveraged for next generation sensor and energy applications. Synthesis and integration of nanostructure devices using carbon-, metal- and metal oxide-based nanostructures for sensor and energy applications are studied with the goal of nano-to-micro device integration utilizing well-established micro- and nano-fabrication tools and techniques, including (1) self-assembled, integrated carbon nanotube gas/pressure sensors; (2) titanium dioxide nanostructures for energy applications; and (3) synthesis and processing of silver nanowires and graphene.

    Suspended carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are grown by in-situ heating of microstructures, allowing for the placement of CNTs at specific locations without conventional global furnace heating. These CNT devices can be self-assembled and the integration process fully monitored via electrical signal controls. Electrothermal pressure sensing, with selective gas and pressure sensing applications, has been demonstrated. Furthermore, control and improvement of the self-assembled contact resistances of nano-to-micro interfaces have been investigated by means of local annealing via Joule heating.

    Single-crystalline and rutile phase titanium dioxide nanoswords have been synthesized with features of 40-90 nanometers in thickness, 200-1000 nanometers in width, and up to tens of micrometers in length. They have been grown by means of rapid induction heating and exhibit a large area of exposed crystalline faces that show an enhanced photocatalytic reaction. Scaling up the synthesis method for bulk growth and ease of integration with existing microfabrication techniques has been studied for enhanced solar absorption of the titania nanostructures for possible large-scale water splitting applications under direct sunlight.

    In the third demonstration area of this talk, silver nanowires arrays have been synthesized using oblique-angle deposition (OAD). Based on the angle of metal deposition, the porosity and nanowire morphology can be controlled. These nanostructure substrates have been used as multiple test platforms. Finally, I will discuss some recent work on the nanopatterning of graphene for electrical and optical devices.

    WEDNESDAY May 8, 2013SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology

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    Self Organizing Networks (SONs)

    Speakers: Andrea Goldsmith, Stanford University &

    Accelera; Amit Jain, Spidercloud Wireless; Rajat Prakash, Qualcomm

    Time: Networking and food at 6:30 PM; Presentations at 6:45 PM

    Cost: $5 donation for food Place: Texas Instruments Building E, 2900

    Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara RSVP: from website Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/comsoc

    Andrea Goldsmith is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University with 25 years of experience in the wireless industry. Prior to joining Stanford in 1999, she was an Assistant Professor at Caltech. Her research focuses on state-of-the-art wireless system design. She has published widely on this topic, including three textbooks, and is the recipient of several awards and honors for her research, including IEEE Fellow. Prior to founding Accelera Mobile Broadband, she founded and served as CTO for Quantenna Communications, Inc., a developer of silicon for high-speed 802.11n multimedia home networks. She also served as Chief Scientist at Memorylink Corporation, a developer of broadband wireless backhaul solutions, and has held other industry positions at Maxim Technologies and AT&T Bell Laboratories. She currently serves on the technical advisory boards of Sequans Communications; Interdigital; and Aviat Networks. Dr. Goldsmith received her BS, MS, and PhD degrees from the University of California at Berkeley.

    Amit Jain joined SpiderCloud in September 2011.

    Prior to SpiderCloud, Mr. Jain was vice president of marketing, sales and service for Airvana's CDMA femtocell business and his tenure at Airvana spanned ten years, including the company’s inception. At Airvana, Mr. Jain held several leadership roles in marketing, business development and sales for 3G EVDO macro cellular products and femtocells. Prior to Airvana, Mr. Jain held both technical and business positions at Qualcomm, Ericsson, and McKinsey & Company. He holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, an MS in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Irvine, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. (continued, next page)

    Exponential growth in wireless data driven by the

    rapid increase in smartphones is driving carriers to increase the number of base stations in their radio access networks. As the number of base stations increases, it becomes increasingly important that they be made easier to configure, deploy and manage and that optimization and recovery from failures becomes automated. This capability is being labled Self Organizing Network (SON).

    SONs use automated mechanisms to configure and optimize themselves. Such networks may use, among other techniques, inter-cell communication as well as feedback from user equipment to configure and optimize themselves. SONs can improve radio channel conditions, filling the holes in network coverage and providing higher user as well as network throughput. We have additional challenges to deal with when SONs use WiFi operating over unlicensed spectrum. Our speakers today will talk about techniques to handle these challenges.

    Dr Andrea Goldsmith will discuss the vision of a wireless cloud that implements software defined wireless networking whereby cheap wireless hardware (e.g. small cells and WiFi access points) are extensively deployed, with cloud-based software dynamically optimizing the overall network performance and providing intelligent seamless mobility between WiFi and LTE networks. Dr. Goldsmith will also discuss some of the challenges associated with making this vision a reality. Small cells introduce challenges including interference management between macro and small cells as well as the need for self-configuration. In addition to addressing the spectrum crunch through small cells, the unlicensed spectrum must also be tapped via WiFi. However, WiFi networks suffer from unmanaged interference, unreliable performance, and poor quality-of-experience for the end user. The solution to all these challenges is software-defined wireless networking.

    Amit Jain will discuss the challenges of building self-organzing 3G small cell networks and what lies ahead with LTE. Cellular networks are expensive to configure, monitor and optimize. The business case of introducing small base stations (small cells) into the network relies on them being self-organizing. 3G consumer femtocells were the first successful attempt at deploying self-organizing small cells, followed now by 3G enterprise small cells.

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    WEDNESDAY May 8, 2013SCV Communications

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    Rajat Prakash works on Small Cells and SON

    areas in Qualcomm Research and is helping develop solutions to address the 1000x challenge. His areas of interest include mobility performance and protocol architecture in wireless networks. He has participated in several standards bodies including 3gpp, 3gpp2 and IEEE. Recently in 3gpp, he worked on several LTE areas including Home eNodeBs, SON, HetNets, Carrier Aggregation and Relays. Rajat obtained his PhD from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign in 2003, Masters from Cornell University in 1999, and Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, all in Electrical Engineering.

    Rajat Prakash will discuss the key features of the

    Neighborhood Small Cell model, and highlights of Qualcomm's UltraSON. To address the anticipated projected 1000x traffic increase in wireless networks, the industry is moving to small cells deployments that utilize cell splitting gains. The Neighborhood Small Cell (NSC) model reduces planning efforts for small cell deployments by placing large numbers of small cells at already available backhaul sites in homes and enterprises. UltraSON is a differentiated SON implementation that is tailored for the NSC model, to deal with a dynamically evolving network and maximize capacity and robustness with unplanned small cells.

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    Social Network Analysis: It's Who You Know

    (New Frontiers in Computing)

    Panelists: Ian Hersey, Attensity; Laura Jacob, IEEE-SSIT; Zahan Malkani, Facebook; John Rehling, reputation.com; Shivakumar Vaithyanathan, IBM Almaden; Michael Wu, Lithium; Rong Yan, Facebook.

    Time: Registration/snacks at 8:30 AM; lunch; Ends at 5:00 PM

    Cost: $25 IEEE Members, $50 Non-IEEE Members, $20 students (though April 11)

    Place: Braun Auditorium, Stanford RSVP: from website Web: www.nfic-us.org

    While social networks have already transformed the way a generation lives, the ways in which information is generated through social networks and ways in which that information is analyzed and used are now rapidly evolving. Understanding emerging technical avenues in social media and building on them is the goal of this year's NFIC conference. To achieve this NFIC has restructured this annual conference in a number of ways. Instead of a series of single speakers we will offer expert presentations as part of a sequence of panels. The objective of this format is to create an interactive discussion between the panelists and the audience. The panel format allows better interchange and exposure of the conference attendees to the panel experts, who are leaders in the development of the technical side of social networking.

    SATURDAY May 11, 2013SCV Computer

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    The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened Here

    Speaker: Paul Wesling, IEEE SF Bay Area

    Communications Director and IEEE Life Fellow

    Time: Registration/networking at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:15 PM

    Cost: IEEE Members $25; Non-members $27 Place: Michaels at Shoreline, 2960 North

    Shoreline Blvd, Mountain View RSVP: from website Web: www.ieee4life.org

    Paul Wesling has worked at GTE, Amdahl, Tandem Computers, H-P and several start-ups, in R&D, design, and manufacturing technology. Assignments included bubble memory development, IC packaging, multi-chip modules, thermal management, reliability, and executive management, as well as developing advanced technology and professional skills courses for the technical staff. A Fellow of the IEEE, he received the IEEE Centennial Medal, the CPMT Distinguished Service award, and the IEEE's Third Millennium Medal, and served as the CPMT Society's vice president of publications for 22 years. Now retired, he is communications director for the IEEE's SF Bay Area Council and the editor of the Council's GRID Magazine.

    Paul has served the local Santa Clara Valley CPMT chapter since 1972, as an officer and more recently as Chapter Advisor. His enthusiastic and inventive approach to volunteer organizational development was honed in the Boy Scouts, both as a youth (he's an Eagle Scout) and as a Scoutmaster of a troop of 60 to 100 Scouts for 15 years. Through his initiative and oversight, the SCV CPMT Chapter has put on over 450 multi-evening and full-day classes locally, making the chapter financially independent and setting its reputation as a high-service-delivery unit of the IEEE. The chapter earned the Society's Best Chapter award twice during his service, and has organized a number of the Society's conferences, including IEMT & SEMI-THERM.

    He earned his BS-EE and his MS-Materials Science, both from Stanford University. He holds the Extra Class Ham radio callsign KM6LH. From his career in Silicon Valley, he has had a clear view of the developments here over the past 4 decades.

    Why did Silicon Valley come into being? The story

    goes back to local Hams (amateur radio operators) trying to break RCA's tube patents, the sinking of the Titanic, Naval ship communications requirements, Fred Terman and Stanford University, local invention of high-power tubes (klystron, magnatron), WW II and radar, William Shockley's mother living in Palo Alto, Hetch Hetchy water, and the SF Bay Area infrastructure that developed -- these factors pretty much determined that the semiconductor and IC industries would be located in the Santa Clara Valley. And since semiconductor device development and production were centered here, it made sense that Charles (Bud) Eldon of H-P would be asked by his management to start an IRE Group on Component Parts in Palo Alto, to serve our local engineers (which grew into today's CPMT Society).

    Paul Wesling, a CPMT Society Distinguished Lecturer, will give an exciting and colorful history of device technology development and innovation that began in San Francisco and Palo Alto, moved down the Peninsula (seeking lower costs and better housing), and ended up in the Santa Clara Valley during and following World War II. You'll meet some of the colorful characters -- Lee DeForest, Bill Eitel, Charles Litton, David Packard, Bill Hewlett and others -- who came to define the semiconductor and IC industries through their inventions and process development.

    MONDAY May 13, 2013OEB + SCV Life Members

    Patent Agent Jay Chesavage, PE

    MSEE Stanford 3833 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto 94303

    [email protected]

    www.File-EE-Patents.com TEL: 650-619-5270 FAX: 650-494-3835

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    Data Mining in Practice: Key Techniques and Real World

    Applications Speaker: Junling Hu, data mining expert and author Time: Networking/Refreshments at 6:30 PM;

    Presentation at 7:00 PM Cost: none Place: Cadence, Bldg 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San

    Jose RSVP: from website Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-cs

    Junling Hu is an expert in data mining and the author of an upcoming book: Data Mining in Practice (O’Reilly Media). She is the main contributor for a data mining blog site, aboutdm.com. She was a Senior Manager of Data Science at PayPal, where she led the research and development effort in the data science team. Before joining PayPal, Junling led a data mining team at eBay for 2 years. She led the effort on large-scale data mining on structured and unstructured data. Before joining eBay, Junling was senior researcher and manager of the data mining group at Robert Bosch research lab, leading the data mining effort on large-scale healthcare data. Prior to Bosch, Junling was an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at the University of Rochester from 2000 to 2003.

    Junling has published many academic papers and has more than 1,000 scholarly citations on her work. Junling is a recipient of a Sloan Fellowship for Distinguished Women in Engineering. Junling is also a recipient of the CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. She served on NSF review panels for funding decisions on computer research projects in the U.S.

    Junling received her Ph.D. in computer science and Ph.D. pre-candidacy in economics from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, plus M.S. in economics from Florida State University.

    This talk will provide an overview of major data

    mining areas and their practical application. It will cover the history of the development of data mining and will detail key techniques such as: Recommender Systems, Machine Learning, Graph Mining and Text Mining. Each technique will be illustrated with practical applications including: mobile app recommendation, credit scoring, social network mining, product search and a few more if time permits.. Deep dives into:

    1. Association Rule Mining, applied to purchase suggestions by Amazon;

    2. Recommender system, applied to mobile app recommendations;

    3. Supervised machine learning, applied to search; 4. Text mining, applied to sentiment tracking; 5. Video mining, applied to surveillance.

    Q & A to discuss implementation issues in building data mining projects for your business.

    TUESDAY May 14, 2013SCV Computer

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    Actuators and Control in Hard Disk Drives: 1980 to 2013

    Speaker: Art Wagner, San Jose State University Time: Networking and light snacks at 6:30 PM;

    Presentation at 7:00 PM Cost: none Place: Intersil, 1001 Murphy Ranch Road, Milpitas RSVP: from website Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-css

    Art Wagner taught full time at SJSU for 13 years, attaining full professorship with tenure, then he went into the disk drive industry. He designed in the areas of the magnetics and control of the actuator and the spindle motor for a multitude of disk drive companies, including Seagate, Maxtor, Maxoptics, Quantum, Conner Peripherals, IBM, ISS, Priam, Iota, StorCard, and Swan. Along the way, Art taught a series of short courses on the moving coil actuator, the disk drive spindle motor, and perpendicular magnetic recording. He also taught classes part-time at Santa Clara University on mechatronics. Presently he is teaching a class at SJSU. Art received a bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University, master’s degree from the University of Arizona, and a Ph.D. from Oregon State University.

    In computer systems, an important data storage medium, beginning in the 1950s until today, is the Hard Disk Drive (HDD). Using magnetic heads, the HDD reads and writes data on magnetic surfaces of spinning disks. A disk drive actuator positions the magnetic heads on data using a combination of position and velocity feedback control. An engineer configures an actuator from magnets, steel, a coil, bearings, and head arms. The presentation centers on the progression of actuator configurations. The talk pays attention to parameters important for control, such as the force factor or torque factor, mass or inertia, and coil resistance. In this presentation, we discuss configuration evolution from typical actuators c. 1980 to configurations prevalent in today's actuators and control. We answer the question, what has changed, what is the same?

    WEDNESDAY May 15, 2013SCV Control Systems

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    One-Day Workshop: Lighting in Today's Environment

    -- LED Lighting Explained Speakers: Rudi Hechfellner, Dr. Michiel Krueger,

    Seng-Hup Teoh, Philips Lumileds Lighting Company

    Time: Check-in at 9:30 AM; Presentations and demos from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Cost: $60 for IEEE Members; $75 for non-members; $30 for students/unemployed - includes lunch ($15 more, after May 3)

    Place: Cogswell College, 1195 Bordeaux Drive, Sunnyvale

    RSVP: from website Web: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1305w.html

    Rudi Hechfellner is Director of Applications at Philips Lumileds Lighting. Hechfellner who joined Philips Lumileds Lighting in 2005, has worked in the Semiconductor Industry for over 16 years developing innovations for technically advanced projects. Prior to joining Philips Lumileds Lighting Rudi was applications engineer for ASIC's with focus on high-speed I/O interfaces. Hechfellner holds an Electronic Engineering degree from FH Augsburg Germany.

    Michiel Krüger is Applications Manager at Philips Lumileds. Michiel; his team generates technical collateral and maintain a suite of online LED design-in tools for customers. Prior to joining Philips Lumileds in 2010, Michiel worked for in the semiconductor industry as an Applications Engineer for software and hardware companies. Michiel holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Seng-Hup Teoh is currently product application engineer in Philips Lumileds Lighting Company. He has over 23 years of experience in light emitting diodes (LEDs). He joined Hewlett Package Optoelectronics Division in 1990 working on the manufacturing development and production of AlInGaP LEDs. He has worked in various positions in LED manufacturing. His current responsibilities include developing and supporting product eco-system for new LUXEON products launch, product safety approbation and technical support to customers. Seng-Hup received Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree, 1st Class Honors from University of Sydney, Australia.

    LED lighting is frequently discussed as a key

    element of the green and sustainable lighting solution that will lead to significant savings in energy usage. Its adoption is spreading as standards proliferate and costs come down; but there is still a significant gap in the understanding of the potential and reality.

    This workshop is intended to help fill that gap by providing an overview of the technology and applications. Manufacturing, reliability, and thermal management, etc will be discussed. There will be demos and hands-on exhibits that attendees may explore during the break.

    Intended Audience: Engineers involved in the design, manufacturing, and use of lighting; semiconductor and other engineers will find this particularly interesting as they explore career opportunities in closely related fields. Also suitable for managers and engineers considering LED lighting for their existing or new facilities.

    See the website for Workshop outline.

    WEDNESDAY May 15, 2013SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology

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    Symposium: Emerging Nano-Bio & Nano-Ionic Technologies

    and Applications

    Speakers: 10 instructors from IBM Almaden, Rambus Labs, U of Michigan, ONE Nanotechnologies, Graphene Technologies, Lux Research and more

    Time: Check-in and breakfast at 8:00 AM; Presentations from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

    Cost: $50 for IEEE Members; $65 for non-members; $35 for students - includes lunch ($15 more, after May 10)

    Place: TI Conference Center, Bldg E-1, 2900 Semiconductor Drive, Santa Clara

    RSVP: from website Web: www.ieee.org/nano

    Keynote Dr. Chandrasekhar Narayan, Dir. Science and Technology, IBM Almaden Labs

    Session 1: Non-volatile Memory I Dr. Rene Meyer, Rambus Labs: “Tunnel RRAM

    Devices” Dr. Geoffrey Burr, Research Staff Member, IBM

    Almaden Labs: “Mixed ionic-electronic conduction (MIEC) memory cell”

    Session 2: Non-volatile Memory II Lee Cleveland, Vice President, Device Engineering,

    4DS: “Low Power RRAM” Prof. Wei Lu, University of Michigan, Co-founder

    and Chief-Scientist, Crossbar Inc.: “RRAM Based on Amorphous Films”

    Session 3: Nano Bio-Med Dr. Milos Todorovic, Analyst, Lux Research:

    “Nanoionics in Medicine: from modest beginnings to potentially bright future”

    Prof. Anand Gadre, Director, Stem Cell Instrumentation Foundry, UC Merced: “Nanobiotechnology, Nanosensors for Biomedical Applications”

    Dr. Rob Meagley, Founder ONE Nanotechnologies: “Creating Chemoselective Surfaces and Films for Sensor Platforms”

    Session 4: Nano Materials Dr. Latika Menon, Department of Physics,

    Northeastern University, Boston: “Titania Nanotubes for Energy Applications”

    Jon Myers, CEO and Founder, Graphene Technologies: “Reversing the Greenhouse – Carbon Dioxide to Graphene Devices”

    Dr. Jessica Koehne, Nano-bio sensing systems Scientist at NASA Ames: “Carbon Nanofiber Nanoelectrode Arrays for Biosensing Applications”

    WEDNESDAY May 15, 2013SCV Nanotechnology

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    Utility and Facility Design for the New 49ers Stadium

    in Santa Clara Speakers: Orville Plum, Acting Sr. Electric Division

    Manager, Silicon Valley Power; Dan Boresch, P.E., Lead Engineer, Cupertino Electric

    Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentations at 7:00 PM

    Cost: $35 IEEE members, $45 non members, $15 Students

    Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara

    RSVP: from website Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/pes_ias

    Dan Boresch, P.E., Lead Engineer, Cupertino Electric, is currently a Lead Electrical Engineer in Cupertino Electric’s Engineering Department, executing power and lighting designs for complex facilities. This covers a wide range of industrial, pharmaceutical, institutional, and commercial projects within Cupertino Electric’s project management and production capabilities.

    Cupertino Electric became a key player with the final development and construction of the New Santa Clara Stadium in February 2012 under general contractor Turner-Devcon Joint Venture. Cupertino Electric is responsible for the design and installation of all power, lighting, and low voltage communications system raceways and network cabling necessary to bring the stadium to life.

    Orville Plum, Acting Sr. Electric Division Manager,

    Silicon Valley Power, is the Acting Senior Electric Division Manager – Engineering & Compliance for Silicon Valley Power. His team is responsible for designing the electric system to serve new customers and coordinate the construction activity between the SVP and customer contractors. He is also responsible for overseeing and approving the interconnection requirements for emergency/stand-by generators and any alternative generation (solar) intended for parallel operation with the utility system.

    One of the major construction projects underway in

    Silicon Valley is the new San Francisco 49er stadium. Given recent power disruptions at Candlestick Park and at the Superdome, the local utility and design-build contractor will describe solutions to minimize the potential of future disruptions without complicating the system.

    SILICON VALLEY POWER: Providing service to the new San Francisco 49er stadium offered many unique challenges to Silicon Valley Power (SVP), the municipal electric utility serving the City of Santa Clara. Orville will discuss the challenges faced by SVP, including the installation of multiple facilities within a very constrained space, meeting stadium power requirements and operating conditions. The approach to and design of the distribution facilities that will serve the stadium is expected to provide a very high level of reliability and maximum operational flexibility to meet all of the varied uses for the stadium.

    CUPERTINO ELECTRIC: The stadium power distribution serves many building functions such as concession stands, five star amenities, data systems, suites, offices, and most critically sports lighting and audio visual systems used to help transmit the game across the country and globe. From utility to sports lights, each voltage level is configured to minimize the possibility of disruption to such critical components. Dan will recap the event at the Superdome and how this type of outage can be avoided at the New Santa Clara Stadium with careful planning and engineering. He will discuss the architecture of the sports lighting system and how each level in the power distribution system is designed to maximize uptime. Some of the elements required to achieve maximum uptime include relay restraints, calculated coordination with SVP, and special planning at the switchgear and substations.

    WEDNESDAY May 15, 2013SCV Power & Energy and Industry Applications

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    Signal Integrity in High-Speed Data Links

    Speaker: Prof. Shahab Ardalan, San Jose State

    University Time: Networking and snacks at 5:30 PM; Lecture

    at 6:00 PM Cost: $30 IEEE members, $40 non members, $15

    Students Place: Texas Instruments Auditorium, 2900

    Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara RSVP: from website Web: si2013.eventbrite.com

    Shahab Ardalan (M’02, SM’10) completed his B.Sc. at Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran in 1999, and his PhD degree at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada in 2007. Dr. Ardalan joined the analog mixed signal research and development group in Gennum Corp. in 2007 where he continued his research activities on low-power, low-voltage circuits for high speed data and video broadcasting. In 2010, Dr. Ardalan joined San Jose State University as an assistant professor and director of center for analog and mixed signal where he is teaching and conducting research on topics of analog and mixed signal integrated circuits and integrated circuit security.

    Dr. Ardalan’s research has led to several publications including more than 15 IEEE papers. He is the recipient of the best paper award of ICUE’04 and the CMC Industrial Award from the strategic Microelectronic Council of ITAC in 2005. Dr. Ardalan held a postgraduate scholarship from the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) from 2004-2007 and NSERC post-doctoral fellowship award in 2010. He has been a member of technical and organizing committees for number IEEE conferences. He was a member of the IEEE Canada board of executives from 2004-2012 and chair of the Solid State Circuits Society chapter in Kitchener/Waterloo.

    "There are two types of designers: Those who have signal-integrity problems and those who will." Sun Microsystems

    High speed designs continue to experience major

    technology advancements with parallel high-speed data links now exceeding the 100Gbps range. Therefore, the interconnect losses, frequency dependant channel characteristics and other timing parameters need to be understood and considered during the design phase.

    The concept of signal integrity for high-speed circuits and high-speed data links will be covered in this tutorial. The course covers developing the skill of analyzing high speed circuits, and understanding signal integrity and the terminology associated with it. Loss compensation techniques will be discussed in this course, while interconnect modeling and loss are taking into consideration.

    The outline for the tutorial is as follows: 1. Introduction to high-speed links 2. Introduction to signal integrity 3. Signal and Timing parameters 4. Transmission lines: cross-talk, loss and modeling 5. Channel loss and compensation (equalization) 6. Continuous Time Linear Equalizer (CTLE) 7. Decision Feedback Equalizer (DFE) 8. Pre-emphasis 9. Use case: challenges in PCIe 4.0 data link

    Texas Instrument employees should register for a

    "Texas Instruments Employee" free ticket and are eligible for free admission with TI badge.

    THURSDAY May 16, 2013SCV Solid State Circuits

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    Magneto-Optic Analysis of Magnetic Microstructures

    Speaker: Dr. Rudolf Schaefer, IEEE Distinguished

    Lecturer, Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research

    Time: Networking and pizza at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM

    Cost: none Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway,

    San Jose RSVP: not required Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/mag

    Dr. Rudolf Schaefer received the diploma degree in Materials Science and the Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany) in 1985 and 1990, respectively. He then joined the IBM Research Center in Yorktown Heights (USA) and the Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany) as a Postdoc in 1991 and 1992, respectively. In 1993 Rudolf Schaefer moved to the IFW Dresden (now the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden) where he became head of the department "Magnetic Microstructures" in 2002. In 2011, Dr. Schaefer was appointed honorary professor for Magnetic Materials at the Institute for Materials Science at Technical University Dresden. His areas of interest span magnetic materials with a focus on magnetic microstructures and domain imaging by Kerr microscopy. He has published more than 130 technical articles in peer-reviewed journals, including book chapters, and together with Alex Hubert he has coauthored the textbook "Magnetic Domains". Prof. Schaefer currently chairs the technical committee for "Magnetic Imaging" of the IEEE Society.

    The rich world of magnetic microstructure or

    magnetic domains, extending from visible dimensions down to the nano-scale, forms the mesoscopic link between the fundamental physical properties of a magnetic material and its macroscopic properties and technical applications, which range from films for computer storage technology to magnetic cores for electrical machinery. Hysteresis phenomena, energy loss in inductive devices, noise in sensors, or the magnetoresistive properties of modern spintronic devices can be decisively determined by the peculiarities of the underlying magnetic microstructure, especially by irreversibilities in the magnetization process. Therefore any development and optimization of magnetic materials, which is usually accompanied by the measurement of magnetization curves, requires an understanding of the underlying domains and their reaction to magnetic fields, which, in most cases, can only be gained by direct imaging.

    The presentation will address different aspects of magnetic microstructure adapted, where possible, to the interest of the audience and supported by domain observation using Kerr microscopy. This may include domains and magnetization processes in bulk magnetic material like oriented and non-oriented electrical steel, amorphous and nanocrystalline ribbons or permanent magnets, as well as thin films and multilayers. Fast magnetization processes can also be considered. Most challenging is the analysis of hidden (internal) domains and processes in bulk material. They are relevant for material performance and their analysis requires surface imaging in combination with domain modeling and some volume-sensitive imaging method. Aside from their scientific and technical relevance, magnetic microstructures are also aesthetically appealing, an aspect that will be part of the presentation.

    TUESDAY May 21, 2013SCV Magnetics

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    [email protected] www.ozeninc.com

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    Successful Consulting Engagements with Startups

    Speakers: Sean Murphy, founder, SKMurphy, Inc.;

    Chris Apple, founder, Apple Enterprises; Clyde "Kip" M. Brown, PE; Dr. Arthur M. Keller, Managing Partner, Minerva Consulting

    Time: Presentations/Panel at 7:00 PM Cost: none Place: Agilent Technologies, Inc. - Aristotle Room,

    5301 Stevens Creek Blvd., Santa Clara RSVP: not required Web: www.CaliforniaConsultants.org

    Panel moderator Sean Murphy founded SKMurphy, Inc., in 2003 to focus on the marketing and sales challenges that technology firms face in successfully introducing new products. He has helped hundreds of technology entrepreneurs in a direct consulting capacity, through hands-on workshops, or by moderating more than 250 Silicon Valley Bootstrapper Breakfasts since 2006.

    Chris Apple founded Apple Enterprises in 1981,

    where he specializes in embedded firmware, control software and application software. He develops the embedded product, the PC control application, the manufacturing and calibration application and even the installer by taking a concept and making it a product.

    Clyde "Kip" M. Brown, PE, is a Professional

    Engineer with IC design experience in analog and mixed signal. His consulting includes work as an expert witness, and he is a CNSV At-Large Director. Kip has founded three startups, and he will provide insights from both sides of the table on the topic of startups hiring consultants.

    Dr. Arthur M. Keller is Managing Partner of

    Minerva Consulting. He serves as an expert witness on patent infringement cases, and as an advisor to startups. Arthur has served on the board of several startups, including Persistence Software, where he was Chief Technical Advisor prior to its IPO. He has also co-founded several startups, including Mergent Systems, which was acquired by Commerce One.

    Startups often need a consultant's expertise, but

    their limited resources can make for riskier and more complex fee arrangements as compared with larger companies. A panel of three consultants - two of whom are also serial entrepreneurs who have founded technology startups - will offer their perspective on the practical realities of working for startups.

    This program will cover the following important topics to consider if you are considering working as a consultant for a startup:

    Tips for engaging with startups Tips for getting paid Rules of thumb about taking equity Managing IP issues Lesson learned by the panel members The panel members will share their rules-of-thumb

    and stories from the trenches. Consultants and technology entrepreneurs are invited to take part in a candid discussion.

    All four participants in this panel discussion are CNSV members.

    TUESDAY May 21, 2013SCV Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley

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    Signal and Image Sciences Workshop

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles A. Bouman, Purdue University, "Model-Based Imaging", plus others

    Time: Workshop from 9:00 PM - 5:00 PM Cost: none Place: Livermore Valley Open Campus (LVOC) -

    HPC Innovation Ctr, Greenville Road, Livermore

    RSVP: from website Web: casis.llnl.gov

    The Workshop covers signal processing, image &

    video processing, NDE & inverse problems; radar & wireless communications, radiation detection & isotope ID, machine learning & pattern analysis, control systems, real-time/embeddded systems. and applications (e.g., seismic, remote sensing, astronomy).

    The workshop is open to all with an interest in the signal and image sciences, and there is no fee to attend. Proper identification, such as a U.S. Government ID, driver license (for U.S. citizens) or passport (for foreign nationals), is required for entrance to the venue.

    Abstracts are still being solicited for either talks or poster papers; please see the website.

    WEDNESDAY May 22, 2013OEB Signal Processing

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    The Real Reasons We Must Have a Smart Grid for the 21st Century

    Speaker: Merwin Brown, PhD, Co-Director, Electric

    Grid Research, California Institute for Energy and Environment, University of California

    Time: Networking and dinner at 6:00 PM; Presentation following

    Cost: IEEE members $25; Non-members $35; Students $15 ($5 more after May 8)

    Place: Sinbad's Pier 2 Restaurant, Embarcadero, San Francisco

    RSVP: by May 15 to Charles Mee, [email protected] Phone: 415-703-1147

    Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1305-sf-pes.pdf

    Merwin Brown, Electric Grid Program Co-Director for the California Institute for Energy and Environment (CIEE), manages a team helping to develop and commercialize technologies for the modern electric grid for California’s aggressive energy-policy goals. The team develops, administers, and conducts technology R&D programs for reliable, safe, affordable, and environmentally sound transmission and distribution systems. The California Energy Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy largely funds this work.

    Dr. Brown’s knowledge of electric utilities and new technologies results from over 40 years of experience with firms such as Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Arizona Public Service, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Dr. Brown also has other R&D program management, strategic business planning, electric industry advisory and leadership experience. Dr. Brown has numerous technical publications and presentations, and holds B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in nuclear engineering from Kansas State University.

    Attempts to sell the smart grid to electricity

    consumers and taxpayers have understandably leaned toward promoting the “carrot” of customer-side applications and their benefits, the “stick” being a mandate. Unfortunately, these promised benefits, while valuable, are not the whole story, and will likely not be fully realized for many years. If the “carrot” cannot be affordably delivered soon, the appearance of overstated promises, especially given the recent hype and media attention, might ignite a consumer/taxpayer backlash that could derail smart grid progress. And the stakes are high. The smart grid is more than a smart meter, and is a must for keeping the lights on and electricity prices in check for the early 21st century. The reasons have their roots in trends that started in the electricity industry in the 1960s, and their impacts are now reaching critical significance. Today the 21st century electric grid owner, planner, and operator face a growing uncertainty, complexity, inadequacy, conflict, and the need for flexibility, robustness, real-time situation awareness, forecasting in uncertainty and rapid response. The smart grid is a necessary, if not sufficient, investment. Dr. Brown thinks the public needs to be told about this necessity and helped to understand the real reasons sooner rather than later.

    WEDNESDAY May 22, 2013SF Power & Energy

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    A Comparison of Low-Cost Interposer Technologies

    Speaker: Terry Kang, Sr. Packaging Development Manager, Nvidia

    Time: Networking and lunch at 11:30 AM; Presentation at 12:15 PM

    Cost: $15 for lunch ($5 for students, unemployed); no cost for presentation

    Place: Biltmore Hotel, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara

    RSVP: from website Web: www.cpmt.org/scv/meetings/cpmt1305l.html

    Terry Kang has over 20 years of experience in package R&D and manufacturing. He is currently Senior Packaging Development Manager at Nvidia with responsibility for Si interposer development for high-volume production. Prior to joining Nvidia, he worked as Sr. Director of the 3D/flip chip development group at Tessera. In 2006 he was Senior Technical member of staff at Altera for large die FC package development for new product implementation. He has published over 27 technical papers and holds 35 U.S. Patents.

    The 2.5D through-silicon-via interposer is the key enabling technology for integrating multi-functional dies to achieve higher electrical performance and smaller package form factors. One of the key challenges for high-volume production is high cost. This presentation introduces and compares the pros and cons of low-cost interposer technologies including thin silicon, organic and glass interposers for "Logic (AP or GPU) + Memory" 3D integration.

    THURSDAY May 23, 2013SCV Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology

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    Adapting Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) to Select

    Hazard Mitigation Measures Speaker: Marcelo E. Valdez, GE Energy Industrial

    Solutions Time: Networking at 5:30 PM; Presentation at

    6:15 PM; Dinner at 7:15 PM; Presentation continues at 8:00 PM

    Cost: $25 for IEEE members; $30 for non-members; $15 for student and retired members

    Place: Zio Fraedos, 611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill

    RSVP: by May 20 to Michael Nakamura, [email protected] (925) 330-6595

    Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1305-oeb-ias.pdf

    Marcelo E. Valdes graduated from Cornell University in 1977 with a BS in electrical engineering. Currently he is Global Applications Leader, Product Management & Innovations for GE Industrial Solutions. He has been with GE for over 34 years, in field engineering, sales, marketing, and application engineering. Mr. Valdes is past chair of the IEEE Power and Industrial Applications Engineering chapter in San Jose,, and the Industrial Applications chapter in San Francisco. Mr. Valdes has authored and co-authored over 20 papers for IEEE and other engineering forums, and holds 12 patents in the field of power systems protection and circuit breaker trip systems. Currently Mr. Valdes is chair of IEEE P1683, Guide for Safe Low Voltage Motor Control Centers and a member of several other IEEE standard working groups.

    FMEA is a common analytical tool used in product

    development, manufacturing and operations management to understand potential failure modes inclusive of the severity and likelihood of those failures. FMEA helps a practitioner identify potential failure modes based on past experience and analysis. Once potential failures are understood, design changes or practices can be put in place to optimally deal with the expected failure mode. An incident that causes injury or loss of production within any production facility can be considered a failure within that system. Current standards and engineering practices exist to identify and even quantify hazard to some extent. This talk describes an adaptation of FMEA methodology to rank multiple hazard mitigation solutions versus the effect they have on the various hazardous tasks that those solutions address. The intent is to provide an objective analytical tool to rank potential investments, or actions with respect to derived benefit in terms of overall facility hazard reduction.

    THURSDAY May 23, 2013OEB Industry Applications

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    Patenting Antennas and Wireless Technology

    Speaker: Steve Bachmann, Intellectual Property,

    Lewis Roca LLP Time: Networking and food at 6:30 PM;

    Presentation at 7:00 PM Cost: none Place: Cogswell College, 1175 Bordeaux Drive,

    Sunnyvale RSVP: not required Web: sites.ieee.org/scv-aps

    Steve Bachmann is Counsel in the Intellectual Property practice group at Lewis Roca LLP, in Mountain View. His practice focuses on prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications, including acceleration, reissue, reexamination, appeal, and other stages of patent prosecution. Mr. Bachmann also provides services of IP portfolio development and strategy counseling, as well as providing opinion letters regarding non-infringement and invalidity. Mr. Bachmann’s clients range from start-up and venture capital backed companies to large, publicly held companies.

    Mr. Bachmann has a broad range of substantial experience in technologies including antennas and wireless systems as well as other electronic and electrical technologies. Mr. Bachmann has presented at numerous local and national IEEE events and educational seminars on patent law. He is admitted to the California State Bar and is registered as a patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    A look at the top issues to consider when

    attempting to obtain patent protection for antennas and other wireless technologies. Points covered will include the do's and don'ts for antenna patents and antenna patenting strategies. Tips for protecting everything from individual antennas to antenna systems will be provided. The recent change in US Patent Law will also be discussed with respect to how it may effect antenna patent protection in the future.

    THURSDAY May 23, 2013SCV Antennas and Propagation

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    Cognitive Memory: Human Memory, Machine Memory

    Speaker: Dr. Bernard Widrow, Professor of Electrical

    Engineering, Stanford University Time: Presentation at 7:00 PM Cost: none Place: Stanford University, Packard Bldg, Stanford RSVP: not required Web: www.ewh.ieee.org/r6/scv/es

    Dr. Bernard Widrow is Professor Emeritus in the Electrical Engineering Department at Stanford University. He graduated MIT in 1951 with an engineering degree and took a research position at MIT's Lincoln Laboratory digital computer lab. He finished his Ph.D. in 1956 at MIT and was subsequently appointed to MIT's faculty. That same year he moved to Stanford, and has remained on Stanford's faculty since that time. He is the recipient of the IEEE's Centennial Medal, the Alexander Graham Bell Medal (1986) and the Neural Networks Pioneer Medal (1991).

    His major research interests have been in the fields of pattern recognition. Widrow is the co-author of two major engineering texts, Adaptive Signal Processing (with S. D. Stearns, 1985), and Adaptive Inverse Control (with E. Walach,1994). He holds fifteen patents and is the author or co-author of over 100 articles. Widrow is a fellow of the IEEE (1976) and the AAAS (1980).

    Regarding the workings of the human mind,

    memory and pattern recognition seem to be intertwined. You generally do not have one without the other. Taking inspiration from life experience, a new form of computer memory has been devised. Certain conjectures about human memory are keys to the central idea. The design of a practical and useful “cognitive” memory system is contemplated, a memory system that may also serve as a model for many aspects of human memory. The new memory does not function like a computer memory where specific data are stored in specific numbered registers and retrieval is done by reading the contents of the specified memory register, or done by matching key words as with a document search. Incoming sensory data would be stored at the next available empty memory location, and indeed could be stored redundantly at several empty locations. The stored sensory data would neither have key words nor would it be located in known or specified memory locations. Sensory inputs concerning a single object or subject are stored together as vectors in a single “file folder” or “memory folder.” When the contents of the folder are retrieved, sights, sounds, tactile feel, smell, etc., are obtained all at the same time. Sensor fusion is a memory phenomenon. The sensory signals are not fused, but they are simply recorded together in the same folder and retrieved together. Retrieval would be initiated by a prompt signal from a current set of sensory inputs or patterns. A search through the memory would be made to locate stored data that correlates with or relates to the present real-time sensory inputs. The search would be done by a retrieval system that makes use of auto-associative artificial neural networks. Applications of cognitive memory systems have been made to visual aircraft identification, aircraft navigation, and human facial recognition. Other applications to speech recognition and control systems are being explored.

    THURSDAY May 23, 2013

    SCV Education, with Robotics and Automation, Computational Intelligence

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    Modern Instantaneous Selectivity, The Code, Arc Flash

    and System Reliability

    Speaker: Marcelo E. Valdez, GE Energy Industrial Solutions

    Time: Networking and social at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; Dinner at 7:00 PM

    Cost: $25 (at the door); $10 for IEEE student members

    Place: Sinbad's Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco

    RSVP: by email to Brandon Yee, [email protected] for reservations and to qualify for the drawing.

    Web: www.e-grid.net/docs/1305-sf-ias.pdf

    Marcelo E. Valdes graduated from Cornell University in 1977 with a BS in electrical engineering. Currently he is Global Applications Leader, Product Management & Innovations for GE Industrial Solutions. He has been with GE for over 34 years, in field engineering, sales, marketing, and application engineering. Mr. Valdes is past chair of the IEEE Power and Industrial Applications Engineering chapter in San Jose,, and the Industrial Applications chapter in San Francisco. Mr. Valdes has authored and co-authored over 20 papers for IEEE and other engineering forums, and holds 12 patents in the field of power systems protection and circuit breaker trip systems. Currently Mr. Valdes is chair of IEEE P1683, Guide for Safe Low Voltage Motor Control Centers and a member of several other IEEE standard working groups.

    Designing safe and reliable electrical distribution

    systems consistent with the mission of the system and conscious of budgetary and schedule limitations has always been the intent of the good electrical systems designer. However, in recent years, increasing focus on arc flash and electrical safety as well as clauses within various codes have influenced the electrical designer to consider the compromise between protection and system reliability differently. Achieving selectivity at the expense of protection, or protection at the expense of selectivity is neither desirable, nor consistent with good engineering practice anymore. Luckily manufacturers have provided product solutions and associated analytical techniques that allow designers to offer excellent protection and significant selectivity simultaneously. Understanding how protective devices really work and how to implement them is the key to achieve the potentially competing goals of maximum protection and maximum selectivity simultaneously.

    TUESDAY May 28, 2013SF Industry Applications

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    Magneto-Optic Analysis of Magnetic Microstructures

    Speaker: Rudolf Schaefer, Leibniz Institute for Solid

    State and Materials Research, Dresden Time: Presentation at 3:00 PM Cost: none Place: Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Berkeley RSVP: by May 27 with name, company to Peter

    Fischer, [email protected] Web: ewh.ieee.org/r6/oeb/mag

    Rudolf Schaefer received the diploma degree in Materials Science and the Ph.D. degree in Engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg (Germany) in 1985 and 1990, respectively. He then joined the IBM Research Center in Yorktown Heights (USA) and the Forschungszentrum Juelich (Germany) as a Postdoc in 1991 and 1992, respectively. In 1993 Rudolf Schaefer moved to the IFW Dresden (now the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, where he became head of the department "Magnetic Microstructures" in 2002. In 2011, Dr. Schaefer was appointed honorary professor for Magnetic Materials at the Institute for Materials Science at Technical University Dresden. His areas of interest span magnetic materials with a focus on magnetic microstructures and domain imaging by Kerr microscopy. He has published more than 130 technical articles in peer-reviewed journals, including book chapters, and together with Alex Hubert he has coauthored the textbook "Magnetic Domains". Prof. Schaefer currently chairs the technical committee for "Magnetic Imaging" of the IEEE Society.

    The rich world of magnetic microstructure or

    magnetic domains, extending from visible dimensions down to the nano-scale, forms the mesoscopic link between the fundamental physical properties of a magnetic material and its macroscopic properties and technical applications, which range from films for computer storage technology to magnetic cores for electrical machinery. Hysteresis phenomena, energy loss in inductive devices, noise in sensors, or the magnetoresistive properties of modern spintronic devices can be decisively determined by the peculiarities of the underlying magnetic microstructure, especially by irreversibilities in the magnetization process. Therefore any development and optimization of magnetic materials, which is usually accompanied by the measurement of magnetization curves, requires an understanding of the underlying domains and their reaction to magnetic fields, which, in most cases, can only be gained by direct imaging. The presentation will address different aspects of magnetic microstructure adapted, where possible, to the interest of the audience and supported by domain observation using Kerr microscopy. This may include domains and magnetization processes in bulk magnetic material like oriented and non-oriented electrical steel, amorphous and nanocrystalline ribbons or permanent magnets, as well as thin films and multilayers. Fast magnetization processes can also be considered. Most challenging is the analysis of hidden (internal) domains and processes in bulk material. They are relevant for material performance and their analysis requires surface imaging in combination with domain modeling and some volume-sensitive imaging method. Aside from their scientific and technical relevance, magnetic microstructures are also aesthetically appealing, an aspect that will be part of the presentation.

    WEDNESDAY May 29, 2013OEB Magnetics

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    Unraveling Your Professional

    Network: The Secrets to a Successful Career

    Speaker