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IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability
Chapter Meeting - September 7, 2017


IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley
Event - September 12, 2017


FREE Ops A La Carte Webinar
September 13, 2017


Available Now - Kindle and Hardcover Versions
of Mike Silverman's
"50 Ways To Improve Product Reliability"
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IEEE Santa Clara Valley Reliability
Chapter Meeting
September 7, 2017
Telemetry for IC Reliability

by Robert Kwasnick, Intel Corporation

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm - 6:30pm - Check-in and food
          6:30pm - 8:00pm - Presentation and Q & A

Location: Qualcomm Inc., 3165 Kifer Rd, Santa Clara, CA, 95051 (Meeting will be in the cafeteria, Building B)
Admission: Open to all IEEE members and non-members for FREE

Food sponsored by I.C.E. Labs, ISO 9001 & 17025 Reliability Test Lab,

Abstract: Telemetry, the acquisition of IC usage data remotely in the field, is a pillar of knowledge-based qualification and reliability modeling methods because it provides data about actual IC use conditions. We will first motivate the value of telemetry in the context of reliability engineering. Then, we will explain a six stage framework for telemetry work which enables value to be derived. Last, we will provide a range of telemetry examples for the development of use conditions and other uses.

Attendance to this seminar will count towards professional development hours for IEEE, ASQ. Please feel free to forward this message to your friends and colleagues.

Register here!

IEEE Consultants' Network of Silicon Valley
September 12, 2017
How LinkedIn, Google and PayPal Bested their Competition with Graph Engines

by Ryan Boyd of Neo4j, Inc.

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2017
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: SEMI, 673 S Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035
Admission: Open to all IEEE members and non-members for FREE

Abstract: This talk will provide an overview of Graph Databases and Graph-Compute – known together as Graph Engines. These technologies consider the relationship between data objects to be as valuable, if not more valuable, than the discreet data itself. As such, Graph Engines are critical for many of the largest firms in the world.

With traditional databases, relationship queries slow dramatically as the number and depth of relationships increase. In contrast, Graph Database performance is constant even as your data grows dramatically. With the ever-expanding amount of data available for analysis, Graph Engine technology is quickly becoming an essential element of business around the world.

This talk will address the following topics:

  • Why are Graphs so important?
  • What is a Graph Database?
  • A primer on the “Property Graph Model”
  • Graph-Compute vs. Graph-Persistence
  • Where Graphs are appropriate and where they are not
  • Examples of some common use cases
  • How LinkedIn, Google, PayPal and other major companies rely on Graph Engines


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September 13, 2017
Disruptive Software Development Technologies

Host: Ops A La Carte LLC
Guest Speaker: Robert Mueller
 Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon - 1:00pm, Pacific Time

Abstract: In this Webinar, Bob will review and highlight the key ideas from the session he presented at last month’s ASQ– Silicon Valley Mini-Conference titled “Disruptive Software Development Technologies now Driving Software Quality”. In it he explored how the rise of Smart Devices and the ubiquitous wireless network has driven software intensive mobile products to dominate growth in most high-tech business sectors. He further explores how three disruptive software development technologies have transformed how we make highly reliable software products.

This Webinar will:

  • Explore the disruptive software development technologies that have supported to rise of the smart device revolution.
  • Look at the ISO-Software Quality framework as a tool for rethinking how we measure software Quality & Reliability.
  • Survey how 2nd generation IDEs integrated with very robust software component (and class) libraries changed our strategies for making high quality software.
  • Delve into how the new generation of “static code analysis” tools integrates into our agile code development processes and into Scrum’s Definition of Done (DoD).

Please join us for this Webinar and bring your questions!

  Register here!

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