Events from our member organizations and other local groups.

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Always-On Time-Series Database: Case Study Q&A [more]
— Theo Schlossnagle, Founder & CTO, Circonus; Chris McCubbin, Amazon Web Services
Tuesday, January 12, 2021     — 9:00 AM PST (on the Internet)
— IoT devices, massive volumes, continuous capture, overlapping time, present state …
Outlook for 2021: Are There Supply Limitations to Growth? [more]
— Jan Vardaman, president and founder, TechSearch International, Inc.
Wednesday, January 13, 2021     — 11:30 AM PST (on the Internet)
— high-performance packaging, datacenter servers, AI accelerators, 5G infrastructure, shortages, growth …
Enabling Complexity in Soft Robotics: Manufacturing and Control of Multi-Scale Systems [more]
— Prof. Tommaso Ranzani, Boston University
Wednesday, January 13, 2021     — 3:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— natural/unstructured environments, biomedical, external pressure, degrees of freedom, octopus tentacle …
Flat-panel Display Systems with Mass-transferred MicroLEDs and MicroICs [more]
— Christopher (Chris) Bower, Chief Technology Officer, X Display Company
Thursday, January 14, 2021     — 12:00 Noon PST (on the Internet)
— vivid, bright, fast, power-efficient, mass transfer technologies, transfer-printing …
Advances in Clocking for Energy-Conscious IoT Systems [more]
— Prof. Sudhakar Pamarti, UCLA
Friday, January 15, 2021     — 8:00 AM PST (on the Internet)
— time-keeper,power-hungry blocks, crystal oscillators, sustaining circuit, lower energy consumption …
Lighting Solutions for Disinfecting Area Surfaces [more]
— Denise Fong, Principal, Lighting Design
Friday, January 15, 2021     — 12:00 Noon PST (on the Internet)
— Germicidal UV (GUV), fixtures, power consumption, UL safety standard, using these technologies …
Compute-in-Memory with Emerging Nonvolatile-Memories: Challenges and Prospects [more]
— Prof. Shimeng Yu, Georgia Institute of Technology
Friday, January 15, 2021     — 12:00 Noon PST (on the Internet)
— new computing paradigm, deep-learning accelerator, interface with Tensorflow/PyTorch, device specifications …
Controlling Warpage in Electronic System Integration Technologies [more]
— Dr. Olaf Wittler, Chief Scientist, Fraunhofer IZM
Tuesday, January 19, 2021     — 7:00 AM PST (on the Internet)
— intrinsic stress, shrinkage, simulation, methodology, temperature load, reliability …
Agent-Human Collaboration and Learning for Improving Human Satisfaction [more]
— Prof. Sarit Kraus, Bar-Ilan University
Tuesday, January 19, 2021     — 8:00 AM PST (on the Internet)
— automated agents, arriving tasks, required knowledge, time duration, home health care, banking …
Efficiently Protecting Software Innovations on a Global Scale [more]
— Steve Bachmann, Bachmann Law Group
Wednesday, January 20, 2021     — 7:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— competition, US and foreign countries, different markets, strategies …
The 5G Revolution [more]
— Lola Awoniyi-Oteri PhD, Qualcomm Research
Wednesday, January 20, 2021     — 7:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— scalable OFDM, MIMO, antennas, beamforming, industrial automation, smart cities, autonomous driving …
Artificial Intelligence (AI): What’s In It for Me? [more]
— Vint Cerf (Google), Steve Wozniak (ex-Apple), Alton Romig (NAE), David Cox (IBM), Helen Greiner (iRobot) and others
Thursday, January 21, 2021     — 9:00 AM PST (on the Internet)
— 6 monthly sessions: engineer/scientist experts, medical, finance, aerial drones, other areas ($$) …
The UX Leaders’ Secret Guide to Innovative, UX-Driven Product Roadmaps [more]
— Jared M. Spool, Maker of Awesomeness, UIE
Thursday, January 21, 2021     — 3:30 PM PST (on the Internet)
— stakeholder beliefs, true user needs, taking control, successful design …
Electronics Cooling Fundamentals [more]
— Dr. Kaveh Azar, Advanced Thermal Solutions Inc
Thursday, January 21, 2021     — 11:00 AM PST (on the Internet)
— foundations, junction temperature, analysis, design process, solutions …
Flexible Hybrid Electronics 2.0 [more]
— Prof. Subramanian Iyer, UCLA
Thursday, January 21, 2021     — 6:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— FHE, medical, wellness, scaling, advanced packaging technology trends …
IEEE 1547-2018 Standard for Utility Interconnection & Interoperability with Microgrids [more]
— Mike Brisbois, design engineer, Salas O’Brien; Tim Callahan, Engineering Standards Group, Eversource Energy
Friday, January 22, 2021     — 12:00 Noon PST (on the Internet)
— requirements, performance, operation, testing, safety, power quality, islanding …
How to Get Hired as a Data Scientist [more]
— Howard Fishman, Analytic Recruiting; Linda Burtch, Burtch Works; Scott Brosnan, Motion Recruitment
Monday, January 25, 2021     — 11:45 AM PST (on the Internet)
— panel plus Q&A, with senior data-science recruiters, getting the job, hiring data scientists …
Design of Wideband, On-board THz Interconnects, Circuits and Sensors using Additive Manufacturing [more]
— Dr. Jennifer Byford, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Tuesday, January 26, 2021     — 3:30 PM PST (on the Internet)
— electrical-to-optical, ultra-wideband waveguide, dielectric ribbon, simulation, quick prototype, fabrication …
Medical Device Communications Standards Applications [more]
— Dr. Georgios A. Bertos,
Tuesday, January 26, 2021     — 4:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— disruptive medical products, service-oriented devices, IEEE 11073, Bionic Shoe …
High Performance and Reliable Aerosol Jet Printed 3D Interconnects for Bare Die and Components [more]
— Bryan Germann, Optomec
Thursday, January 28, 2021     — 12:00 noon PST (on the Internet)
— flex, wearable, power, signal, bandwidth, performance, implementation, production, examples …
Fertilizer on the Farm: Powering the Next Generation of Nitrogen Fixation [more]
— Jay Schwalbe, Co-Founder, Nitricity
Wednesday, February 10, 2021     — 4:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— market inefficiencies, producing on-site, solar electricity, reduced costs, mitigate emissions …
Design And Analysis of Chiplet Interfaces for Heterogeneous Systems [more]
— Wendem Beyene, EPS Distinguished Lecturer
Thursday, February 11, 2021     — 12:00 Noon PST (on the Internet)
— mixed technologies/nodes, parallel interconnects, power domains, supply noise, timing jitter …
Panel: Practical Realities of Consulting [more]
— Chris Hansen, PATCA President; Omar Fahmi Khalid, Vortex Innovation Labs; Perry West, Automated Vision Systems (plus two more)
Wednesday, February 17, 2021     — 7:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— interactive session, insights, current conditions, getting into consulting …
Deep Networks Are Kernel Machines [more]
— Prof. Pedro Domingos, University of Washington
Monday, February 22, 2021     — 7:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— gradient descent algorithm, memorization, prediction, network weights, startling consequences …
Fourth Annual IEEE Symposium on Heterogeneous Integration [more]
— Speakers on aspects of the IEEE Heterogeneous Integration Roadmap and its further development
Wednesday, February 24, 2021     — 7:30 AM – 12:30 PM PST (on the Internet)
— future packaging for mobile, HPC, automotive, 5G, health, Chiplets, work on 2021 Roadmap …
Heterogeneous Integration of Surface Ion Trap, Silicon Photonics and 3D-TSV for Quantum Computing [more]
— Prof. Chuan Seng Tan, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Thursday, February 25, 2021     — 6:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— CMOS technology, optical addressing, parasitics, glass substrate, ground plane, improved performance …
Ocean Energy: Opportunities and Challenges [more]
— Marcus Lehmann, Co-Founder and CEO, Calwave Power Technologies
Wednesday, March 10, 2021     — 4:00 PM PST (on the Internet)
— carbon-free power, 20-30% of demand, status, next-generation solutions …
Additively-Printed Multilayer Flexible Substrates with Z-axis Interconnects [more]
— Prof. Pradeep Lall, Auburn University
Thursday, March 18, 2021     — 12:00 noon PST (on the Internet)
— aerosol-jet, inkjet, direct-write, screen print, multi-layer, process factors, performance …

SVEC member Organizations:

  • IEEE CS (IEEE Computer Society)
  • ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers)
  • IEEE SSCS (IEEE Solid State Circuit Society)
  • IEEE CIS (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • SWE East Bay chapter
  • ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • ASMI (Santa Clara Valley Chapter, ASM International)
  • EAA (Electric Auto Association)
  • NorthCal AIChE (Leading organization of Chemical Engineering Professionals)

Silicon Valley Leaders
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Leaders who have made big difference in our lives

We started Silicon Valley Engineering Council back in 1990 and I’m really excited to be part of it, our purpose was to create an umbrella organization for all technical societies in Silicon Valley…

Dr. Fred Barez

SVEC Hall of Fame Inductee 2020

SVEC Hall of Fame is really a tremendous honor in Silicon Valley, there are some wonderful people who have been inducted to the Hall of Fame and they’ve done really significant things for this community, they cross boundaries and what they’ve done in engineering have made such a big difference in our lives…

Dr. Terry Shoup

Former Dean of Engineering, Santa Clara University, SVEC Hall of Fame

It’s essential to keep the flow of young people excited to go into professions that really build for the future, and I wish Silicon Valley Engineering Council the best of success…

Dr. Steven Chu

Former Secretary of Energy, Nobel Laureate, Professor at Stanford University
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