CASPA eLetter: Issue No. 21, September 15, 2012

Oct 17, 2012



CASPA eLetter


Issue No. 21
September 15, 2012



In This Issue

CASPA News & Upcoming Events

CASPA Corporate Sponsor News

Corporate Sponsor Job Openings

Alliance News


CASPA News & Upcoming Events

CASPA 2012 Financial Seminar (2)

Date:       Monday September 24, 2012

Time:       6:00pm - 8:30pm

Venue:     ITRI

               2870 Zanker Road, Suite 140, San Jose, CA 95134
RSVP:      Free Seminar Sign-Up Here

Food:       Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres



6:00 - 6:30pm  Registration and Networking

6:30 - 6:40pm  CASPA Opening Remarks

6:40 - 7:20pm  How to open your own business in California?

                         - The Regulation, The Tax and The employment

                       Christina Yu, VP, IntoBenefits, Inc

7:20 - 8:00pm  Estate Planning for U.S. Transnational Residents

                       Julia Hsiao, LL.B, J.D., LL.M., Insurance & Financial Services

8:00 - 8:30pm Q&A


CASPA 21st Annual Conference and Dinner Banquet (ACDB)

Smart Tech – Smart Life 

Date:           Saturday, October 13, 2012

TIME:           12:00-17:30 Annual Conference

                   18:00-21:30 Dinner Banquet

Venue:         Santa Clara Convention Center

                   5001 Great America Pkwy.

                   Santa Clara, CA 95054

RSVP/COST: Annual Conference (Free online registration)

                   Dinner Banquet ($60 purchase online)

Language:    English


  Since the dawn of the 21st century, people's lives 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 the latest breakthroughs 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 join us to listen to our distinguished speakers from industry leading companies, witness the smart technology revolution, and celebrate its unimaginable but magical impact on our future. 



             Annual Conference Program       

12:00pm  Registration & Networking

                  Welcome from CASPA

                  Election of CASPA Board of Directors 

                  Keynote Speeches:

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

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

                  - Emmett Kilgariff, VP of GPU Architecture, NVIDIA Corporation

                  - Rodrigo Liang, VP of Engineering, Oracle Corporation

5:30pm    Prize Drawing


            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   Prize Drawing


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)


 [SVIEF 2012] Capture Opportunities between US & China:

Innovation, Collaboration, and Talents

[CASPA Co-host]

Date:  Saturday, October 20, 2012

Venue: San Jose Convention Center

            150 West San Carlos St.

            San Jose, CA 95110

RSVP:   Please register here


Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum and Professional Career Expo (SVIEF) is a conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between the U.S. and China.  It’s currently the most influential forum in Silicon Valley connecting the U.S. and China. 


This year Highlights will include:

*200+ Top high tech industry leaders

*Mainstream media coverage from both China and US

*5000 + high tech industry professionals and Engineers locally in attendance

*200 + high tech companies for talents Expo from both China and US in attendance

*20+ high tech parks from China in attendance

*300 + companies from both China and US for business matching

CASPA Corporate Sponsor News

Warm Welcome to Broadcom,
AMD CRM, and ARM as CASPA's new and renewed 2012 Diamond Corporate Sponsor, ITRI, Hisilicon, UMC as CASPA's 2012 Platinum Corp Sponsor, KYEC as CASPA's 2012 Gold Corporate Sponsor who have joined CASPA's family in Jan-March of 2012.


Corporate Sponsor Job Opening

Please check the latest job listing website:

New Job Openings from ITRI, Nevoton, CRM, Lenovo, AMD(China), and Intel(Asia),


May-June 2012:

ITRI: IC Design Engineers, Embedded System Engineers, Technology Representative for promoting Taiwan-US Industrial Corporation. Managers, Project Leaders, and Researchers in the following areas: Information, Communications, and Cloud Computing; Biomedical Technology and Device; Mechanical and Systems; Material, Chemical, and NanoTechnology; Green Energy & Environment; Electronics and Optoelectronics;


Please send resume to (and copy at your earliest convenience. Qualified candidates will be interviewed before end of June in Silicon Valley. For complete job openings please visit:


SMIC US: Field Application Engineering.


700+ High Tech Job Listing from CASPA 2012 Job Fair


Alliance News  


 [SVCWireless] Silicon Valley China Wireless and Mobile Conference 2012

Convergence: Technologies & Markets

Co-Hosted by SVCWireless & CEAC


Date:   Friday and Saturday, Sept 21 -22, 2012

Time:    1:00pm – 6:30pm (Friday)

             9:30am - 6:00pm (Saturday)

Venue:  City Hall, San Jose, CA, USA

RSVP and cost:  

                                       Member        Non-Member

Early Bird (By July 30th):   $20              $30

Normal:                           $40               $50

Walk-in:                           $80               $80

Event Introduction:

   The Silicon Valley China Wireless Technology Conference 2012 aims to highlight the theme of convergence in both technologies and markets.  It will feature keynotes and panel discussions by leading figures to cover topics stemming from this trend of convergence and look ahead to what this trend will bring - a future of computing “anytime, anywhere on any device.”

 Key Focus Areas:

•          Mobile – App (SNS, Location), Platform (OS, Ads, Distribution, Security etc.), CE Devices (phone, tablet, TV, etc)

•          Cloud – Infrastructure 4G LTE, Cloud Services (Computation & Storage), Intelligent System

•          Entrepreneurship – Startup Showcases, Angel Investment,

•          Cross-border Business – M&A and Partner with China companies

During keynotes and panel discussions on both days we will bring you the best minds of USA and China, ranging from thought leaders to industry visionaries to current major players.  You will enjoy this two-day technology event while taking full advantage of the opportunity to network with more than 1000 other professionals in the respective industries of your interest.

Event details:


[SVW/IEEE] US/International Business and Educational Conference


Date:        Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012

                 Monday, Sept. 24, 2012

                 Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012

                 (Total 3 days)

Time:        9 AM to 4 PM

Venue:      San Jose Fairmont Hotel

                 170 South Market Street

                 San Jose, CA  95113

Cost:         $1495 (USD)


RSVP:        Pls visit caspa website ( and read the three attached files at the bottom of this page for further details, then RSVP by completing the SVWave Qualification Form (SVWave_qualifications081912.pdf) and submitting it to  Registration will be prioritized and confirmed according to attendees' qualifications.


Contact:    Pallab Chatterjee at 925-606-5357     



[HYSTA] 2012 HYSTA Annual Conference –

China’s Impact On The Global Economy


Date: Saturday, Sept 29, 2012

Time:    8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Venue:  Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

             5101 Great America parkway

             Santa Clara, CA, USA

RSVP and cost: here

  Early Bird Special (now thru August 17th)

Day Program (incl. Lunch): $49

Evening Program (incl. Dinner): $79

Whole Day Value Package (incl. Lunch + Dinner): $119

  Regular (after August 17th)

Day Program (incl. Lunch): $65

Evening Program (incl. Dinner): $99

Whole Day Value Package (incl. Lunch + Dinner): $139




You already know that China matters.


You already know that China offers tremendous business opportunities.


The challenge lies in gaining an understanding of China that can be translated into actions.


That's what the HYSTA annual conference is all about.


With the theme "China's Impact on the Global Economy", the conference is designed to deliver an on-the-ground perspective of what's really happening in China.


This year's sessions will address areas ranging from China's domestic economy to Silicon Valley companies who have succeeded in China to Chinese brands morphing into global players. Equally important, we've recruited some of the best minds in the world, tapping speakers from both China and Silicon Valley.


The conference's value also come through the informal discussions that take place over the course the day. By bringing together a mix of executives, venture capitalists, academics, government officials, entrepreneurs and other ecosystem players, the opportunity is there to expand your China Rolodex.


In short, there's no better way to come up the China learning curve than by spending one day at the HYSTA conference.


[CAISS] CAISS Annual Conference 2012

Storage Component Technologies:

Enable Big Data and Make Better Cloud Computing


Date:  1:00pm-5:30pm, Saturday, Oct. 6th, 2012

Time:  1:00pm – 5:30pm

Venue: Marriott Santa Clara           

           2700 Mission College Boulevard

           Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost:    Free if RSVP before Sept. 30th, 2012.



  As the amount of data in our world keeps increasing, storage of these large data sets—so-called big data is urgent. Technologies that will enable big data storage have become the new frontier in innovation and competition. As part of the Cloud Storage Series, Chinese American Information Storage Society (CAISS) will host 2012 Annual Conference with a theme “Storage Component Technologies: Enable Big Data and Make Better Cloud Computing”. Established leaders from world-wide storage industry will be speaking about their personal perspectives on this new technology trend.


Invited speakers:

  • Currie Munce, VP, HGST, Research (Moderator)
  • Herbert Lin, VP, WDC, Heads
  • Steve Hwang, VP, Seagate, Media
  • Carl Che, VP, HGST, Drive
  • Yuan Xing Lee, VP, LSI, Electronics
  • Thad Omura, VP, LSI, Flash products
  • Jian Chen, VP, Sandisk
  • Charles Fan, Sr VP, VMWare



      1:00pm-1:30pm          Registration

      1:30pm-4:30pm          Panel discussion

      4:30pm-5:30pm          Reception



[CBA] Chinese Bioscience Association 2012 Annual Conference


Date:  Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Time:  10:00am-5:00pm

Venue: Crowne Plaza Foster City

           1221 Chess Drive,

           Foster City, CA 94404



Theme: Expediting bio-industry growth: innovation, globalization, and evolution


Session 1 focuses on global and industry trends
Session 2 focuses on drug R&D
Session 3 focuses on non-drug R&D



[CHAIN] New Service Announcement:

Opportunity Corner and Open Blog Initiative


New Service: Opportunity Corner


Are you looking for a technical partner for your exciting venture?
Do you need help before your next pitch to the investors?
Do you seek a legal consultant to help you understand the laws & regulations?
Are you a freelance mobile developer looking for work?

With more than 6,000 registered members in our human network, Chain is launching a brand new service to help entrepreneurs, innovators, and professionals find the right talent, information and connections that they are looking for.

Visit Opportunity Corner today and click “I want to post a new opportunity”. There you can register and make your own post – it's that easy!

We have over 30+ partnership organizations, government sponsors and many young individuals like yourself. We are committed to help you find what you need!

Contact us for questions: All comments are welcomed!

New Announcement: Open Blog Initiative

For months, CHAIN’s official blog (CHAIN Talk) served as a major platform where CHAIN members and volunteers published articles on technology, innovation, and industry analysis.

Our blog has captured tremendous interests from participants around the world, and has been cited several times by mainstream news media in China, such as

Now, we want to take our blog to the next level – a truly OPEN platform for everyone with entrepreneurial spirit to share thoughts and exchange ideas.

Submit your articles today, in English or Chinese, and get your words across to thousands in the startup community.

To participate, please send us your article and a brief introduction of yourself to:

We are also looking for columnists who wish to run their own blog column, ask us!


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




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