The SCV SSCS Chapter has the largest membership of any SSCS Chapter in the world with over 2000 members. 35 members are IEEE Fellows (11 are Life Fellows), 57 are IEEE Life members (8 are Senior Life members) and 132 are IEEE Senior Members. We hold 8-11 technical meetings every year. Our speakers are experts from industry, Professors or Ph.D. candidates from renowned educational institutions or IEEE Distinguished Lecturers. The emphasis in our presentations is on practical IC design, device modeling and CAE tools. The lecture usually lasts more than one hour and is followed by discussions. We post the majority of our presentations on our web site:



Upcoming Seminars:  

20th Anniversary Seminar by SSCS Distinguished Lecturer: Thursday March 16, 2017, 6:00-8:00PM
Title:  “Silicon is the New Steel: Building the Internet of Everything — The World’s First Terascale Network” by Prof. Tom Lee, Stanford University
Location: Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Auditorium
2900 Semiconductor Dr., Building E, Santa Clara, CA
(Register here)

Co-sponsored SCV-SPS Seminar: Thursday March 23, 2017, 6:30-8:15PM
Title:  “Deep Learning in Siri” by Dr. Alex Acero, Apple
Location: AMD Commons Auditorium
991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale, CA
(Register here)

Co-sponsored SCV-IT Seminar on Internet-of-Everything (IoE): Wednesday March 22, 2017, 6:00-8:00PM
Title:  “Foundations of Energy Harvesting and Remotely Powered Communication Systems” by  Prof. Ayfer Ozgur Aydin, Stanford
Location: David Packard Electrical Engineering, Room 202, Stanford University
350 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA
(Register here)

SCV SSCS Technical meetings/Short Courses are typically held on The THIRD Thursday of each month at: Texas Instruments Silicon Valley Auditorium 2900 Semiconductor Dr., Santa Clara, CA 95051 Directions and Map

Special SSCS Webinar Program Events are held at Jack Gifford Event Center at Maxim Integrated Headquarters, Building A (160 Rio Robles, San Jose, CA 95134 USA) Directions .

   Refreshments are provided at 6:00 PM and the talk typically begins at 6:30 PM. Donations requested to partially cover food cost. The talks are open to everyone, feel free to join us even if you are not an IEEE member yet.

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   Acknowledgements: We appreciate guest speakers contributing to SSCS SCV with new concepts and technologies. If you are interested in presenting at our meetings, please contact any of the officers listed. We thank Texas Instruments (Jim Wieser, Chief Technologist) for providing the ideal venue for the monthly meetings and Maxim Inc. (Charles Razzell, Executive Director) for providing the A/V facility for the SSCS webinar program events.

We also thank the SSCS SCV officers for their tireless work in keeping this chapter running smoothly.


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March 2017

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March 16, 2017: “Silicon is the New Steel: Building the Internet of Everything — The World’s First Terascale Network” by Prof. Tom Lee, Stanford

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