CASPA eLetter: Issue No. 26, October 31, 2012

Oct 31, 2012



CASPA eLetter


Issue No. 26
October 31, 2012



CASPA 2012-2013 Chairman Liang Peng’s Words


   Warmly Welcome! I would like to thank CASPA’s corporate sponsors, individual members, volunteers, partners, families, and friends for your continuous supports and commitments. There would be no CASPA without you! I also want to thank and congratulate CASPA 2011-2012 President, Jerry Chen and his team, for their dedications in bringing our services to the CASPA community with quality, excellence, and professionalism.


   As 2012-2013 Chairman and President, it is my great honor and privilege to take on this historic duty to continue CASPA's missions, like all my respectable predecessors, to lead this finest and most influential non-profit association among semiconductor professionals throughout Silicon Valley and Asian Pacific, and to embrace the fascinating and disruptive technology innovations in global semiconductor industry in the coming year.


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CASPA News & Upcoming Events

CASPA 2012 Autumn Technology Seminar


Date:    Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Time:    6:00pm - 8:30pm

Venue:  ITRI

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

Food:   Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres      



6:00 - 6:30pm  Registration and Networking

6:30 - 6:40pm  CASPA Opening Remarks

6:40 - 7:20pm  VOIP - Riding on the Cloud

                            Joe Yang, President and CEO, CHT Global 

7:20 - 8:00pm  ARMing the Cloud 

                            Ian Ferguson, Director of Server Systems and Ecosystem, ARM  

8:00 - 8:30pm  Q&A


About Speakers:

Joe (Ming Hsien) Yang
   Mr. Yang has more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunication technology industry; all with Chunghwa Telecom. Prior to holding his current position as President of CHT Global, Mr. Yang has held many leading roles developing Chunghwa Telecom’s global network, including the construction of submarine cables HT-2, GPT, SMW3, and TPE, as well as the implementation of new technologies like MPLS-VPN and Ethernet over SDH. As President of CHT Global, Mr. Yang is responsible for the expansion of Chunghwa Telecom’s global presence, as well as managing the domestic operations of the US subsidiary.

Ian Ferguson
   As Director of Server Systems and Ecosystem, Ian Ferguson is responsible for defining and implementing the strategy to open up the data center/server segment to ARM technology. Ian has over 22 years of experience in engineering, marketing and sales roles with the majority of his time focused on processor-based SoCs that targeted embedded applications. Prior to joining ARM, Ian worked as VP of Marketing at Enigma Semiconductor. He held product line management and strategic marketing roles at QuickLogic, IDT and Motorola.



CASPA 2012 Annual Conference and Dinner Banquet

Post Note

  On Oct 13, 2012, CASPA had a successful Annual Conference and Dinner Banquet event at Santa Clara Convention Center. 

  The theme of this event is “Smart Tech – Smart Life”. We had 5 distinguished speakers from industry leading companies, who have delivered wonderful  speeches on topics of Big data, Cloud Computing, Integration of Software and Hardware, Media technology breakthrough and recent advancement, GPU technology and its extend from Mobile to Cloud, and the challenges and opportunities to grow these technologies in Chinese Market.


The details of the presentation material are available in the following links below:


  Year Review & President Transition -2012 CASPA 21st ACDB (Video link)


  Time to Adapt: Staying Ahead of Smart Technology (Video link),

     Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMWare Inc.


  Oracle Software and Hardware Engineered to Work Together,

     Rodrigo Liang, VP of Microelectrics, Oracle Corporation


  Advances of media technology in modern computing,

     Dr. Hong Jiang, Fellow, Chief Media Architect, Intel Corporation


  Challenges and Innovations in Graphics for Chinese Market (pdf),

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


  The Role of GPUs in the New Computing Paradigm – in the Cloud and in Mobile Devices (pdf),

    Emmett Kilgariff, VP of GPU Architecture, NVIDIA Corporation

   During this annual conference, we had elected 11 new board directors, as well as granted CASPA's Student Achievement and Scholarship Awards to 11 students who are at their 12th Grade.

   (The recipients of the achievement Awards and their essays are posted online here). 


   As tradition, the Presidential Transition Ceremony was the climax of the CASPA Annual Dinner Banquet, where CASPA's 2011-2012 President Jerry Chen passed the CASPA's Symbolic Seal to CASPA's 2012-2013 President Liang Peng.


   Before the transition, Jerry summarized the achievement of CASPA team has made in 2011-2012 under his leadership vision of "Technology and Humanity". After the transition, CASPA's new president Liang Peng has delivered his inauguration speech with his new leadership vision on "Semiconductor Expand and beyond" as well as promoting "mentor ship  and coaching" for young professionals.


   The event was then preceded by performance in rhythm gymnastics and music, and ended in prize drawing. 

CASPA Corporate Sponsor News and Events

Warm Welcome to VMWARE, Broadcom, TSMC, and Intel
as CASPA’s new and renewed 2012 Diamond Corporate Sponsor, nVIDIA, Qualcomm, CHT, and CEC as CASPA’s 2012’s new and renewed Platinum Corp Sponsor, Guardian Financial, Zhai&Wang, LLP, Amlogic, Link-A-Media, Ivymax, and intoBenefits as CASPA’s 2012 new and renewed Gold Corporate Sponsor, Acela Capital Management, LLC, Hareon Solar, King-Solarman, , Glbal Unichip, and UBEC as CAPSA’s 2012 new and renewed Silver Corporate Sponsors who have joined CASPA’s family in September – October of 2012.


Sponsor event:

[Contact Singapore] Complimentary Info Session on Singapore, November 8, 2012, Redwood City, CA,USA


Corporate Sponsor Job Opening

Please check the latest job listing website:

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


September-October 2012:

SMIC US office: Manager/Sr. Manager, Field Application Engineering/Tech Design Support Department.

Amlogic: New Job Opening from Amlogic Inc. with the position on Analog Layout Design Engineer , Platform Software Engineer, and Multimedia Codec Software Engineer


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  



 [CINA] Mobile Opportunity – At the Intersection of Web, Wireless, Entertainment and Cloud Computing, Friday, November 9, 2012, Mountain View, CA, USA


[CBA] Chinese Bioscience Association 2012 Annual Conference, Saturday, November 10, 2012, Foster City, CA, USA


HYSTA China Talent Trip Christmas 2012 – December 10, 2012 to December 21, 2012, Registration by November 11, 2012


[CSTIC] China Semiconductor Technology International Conference 2013, March 17-18, 2013, Shanghai, China, Call for papers is still accepting papers until Nov 30, 2012



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




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