CASPA eLetter: Special Announcement, Issue No. 20, September 8, 2012

Oct 17, 2012



CASPA eLetter Special Announcement


Issue No. 20
September 8, 2012




CASPA News & Upcoming Events


CASPA 2012 Annual Conference and Dinner Banquet (ACDB)

Smart Tech – Smart Life 

   Since the dawn of the 21st century, people's life have been tremendously enriched by smart technologies throughout the world. Smart devices are ubiquitously used and completely redefined our life style via a full range of applications in mobile computing, wireless networking, information storing and searching, video streaming, game and entertainment, GPS and automobile computing. New intelligent devices are created out of latest breakthrough in human user interface, audio visual and perceptual processing, along with anytime anywhere connectivity to the cloud. With myriad number of amazing smart devices and applications growing by the day, more big data processing, networking bandwidth, security protection are needed in the backbone of cloud data centers. GPU computing has continuously played a leading role in defining the forefront of future innovations in "smart technologies", whether be it for visual computing on handheld, mobile, PC, consoles, display, or general purpose data processing in the cloud. The incessant advancement of  smart technologies rapidly enables a smart life that will ultimately benefit and empower each and everyone of the human race.  Come to join us to listen to our distinguished speakers from the industry leading companies, and witness the smart technology revolution and celebrating its unimaginable but magical impact on our future. 


Venue:     Santa Clara Convention Center

              5001 Great America Pkwy.

              Santa Clara, CA 95054

Date:         October 13, 2012 (Saturday)


              Annual Conference Program       

12:00pm  Registration & Networking

                  Welcome from CASPA

                  Election of CASPA Board of Directors 

                  Keynote Speeches:

                  - Hong Jiang, Intel Fellow, Chief Media Architect, Intel Architecture Group

                  - Peter Hutton, EVP & GM, Media Processing Division, ARM Holdings

                  - Emmett Kilgariff, VP of GPU Architecture, NVIDIA Corporation

                  - Rodrigo Liang, VP of Engineering, Oracle Corporation

5:30pm    Adjourn

Cost:      Free with online RSVP here


            Dinner Banquet Program            

6:30pm Dinner

                Keynote: Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMWare Inc.

                CASPA Board Director Service Recognition

                CASPA Presidential Transition

                CASPA Student Achievement & Scholarship Award

                Art Performance

9:30pm Adjourn

Cost:    $60 purchase online

Language:  English



CASPA 2012 Student Achievement & Scholarship Award


   The Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA) is now accepting applications for 2012 Scholastic and Special Achievement Award.  The final award recipients will be notified before October 1st, 2012.  The awards will be presented at the CASPA Annual Conference Dinner Banquet on October 13th, 2012.

Following a long-standing tradition of pursuing excellence and community service, CASPA has established this award program to encourage and recognize the outstanding scholastic and special achievements of children of its members. Selection criteria will be based on a balanced achievement of applicants' academic accomplishments, participation in extracurricular activities, and contributions in community services.  Each scholarship award winner will be invited to attend CASPA 2012 Annual Conference Banquet, and receive a Plaque of Merit with a check award.


All applicants must meet the following qualifications:

a) Children of active CASPA members who are either lifetime members or have memberships in good standing for at least one year up to September 2012.

b) High school senior in September 2012 (i.e. Class of 2012 only)


All applicants must submit the following documents:

1. A completed application form (either with the attached form on page 2 or downloaded from caspa website

2. A passport type personal photo (to be published in CASPA Annual Conference Proceedings)

3. A copy of high school transcript and SAT1 score report

4. A personal essay in one of the following titles (no more than 300 words in MS Word format):

  a. “My Interests, Goals, and Accomplishments”, or

  b. “Why should I be awarded a CASPA Student Scholarship?”

5. An information page (use the template on page 3 or download from of brief summary of honors and awards received, offices of student organizations held, extracurricular activities, various community services involved, volunteer work experiences, etc.


Method of delivery:

   E-mail the complete package in digital format to Mr. Dahkwang Yeh (


The deadline for the application is September 22nd, 2012 (postmarked).  The award committee will notify the applicants its decision before October 6th, 2012.  For more information, please contact CASPA Student Scholarship Award Committee representative: Mr. Dahkwang Yeh (



2012 CASPA Board of Directors Election Announcement

Dear CASPA members,

   Each year, CASPA will elect part of its Board of Directors (BOD) at the annual meeting, according to its By-law.  In 2012, there will be 8 Directors open to be elected in the upcoming annual conference which will be held on Oct. 13, 2012. Once a candidate is elected to be one of CAPSPA Directors, he/she will serve a 2 years term.

   To be qualified as a candidate for BOD election, you have to be an active individual member with at least six months of membership before the election date. 

   CASPA has grown stronger and more influential in the US and in Asia, with your membership and continuing support. The success of CASPA depends solely on the unselfish devotion of volunteer members.  One opportunity to make a difference to the community and even enhances your professional career is to become a Director of CASPA BOD.  It will be a wonderful and memorable personal experience.  

   You are encouraged to participate in the election.  If you are interested and meet the qualification, please email your application with the following info to .  Please use the title of "2012 CASPA BOD Election" for your email,

1)         Your full name,

2)         Company name and job title, and

3)         Your “significant experiences and areas of contributions in your profession” with no more than 100 words.

 Our “BOD election committee” will verify your qualification and get in touch with you.

Deadline of submitting your application to 2012 BOD election is Sept. 23, 2012.


Best regards,

CASPA BOD Election Committee

Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA)



Thank you for your kind attention and generous support.  We look forward to seeing you at CASPA events.





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