CASPA eLetter: Issue No. 27, November 15, 2012

Nov 27, 2012



CASPA eLetter


Issue No. 27
November 15, 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.


CASPA News & Upcoming Events

CASPA 2012 Year-end Seminar on Immigration


Date:    Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Time:    6:00pm - 8:30pm

Venue:  Hanhai Investment

             97 E. Brokaw Rd., Suite 210, San Jose, CA

RSVP:  Free Seminar if Sign-Up  Here

Food:   Complimentary Hors d'oeuvres      



6:00 - 6:30pm  Registration and Networking

6:30 - 6:45pm  CASPA Opening Remarks

6:45 - 8:30pm Topics: Non-Immigrant Work Visa (H-1B) and Employment-based Green Card

                         Application (EB1, EB2, EB3, EB5)

                            Hong-Jin Guan, Attorney at Law, Pacific Law Group LLP

                            James M. Wu, JW LAW GROUP

8:00 - 8:30pm Q&A 



Please join CASPA 2012 year-end seminar on immigration to find out the steps you could take for your H1B visa and green card application (EB1, EB2, EB3, EB5). Don't miss out the great chance to learn more about immigration law and to network with Bay Area professionals. Admission is free! Light refreshments will be available. 





  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:



     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


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


    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 postedonline 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. 

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 – Octoberof 2012.


Corporate Sponsor Events: 


[Zhai & Wang LLP] 2012 Year Ending Small Business Owner Tax Seminar

Date:    Saturday, December 8, 2012

Time:    2:00pm - 4:00pm

Venue:  Hanhai Investment

              97 E Brokaw Rd, Suite 210, San Jose, CA 95112



  2012 is coming to an end. The 2012 last minute congress tax-cliff updates will gradually makes its way into our tax life. Zhai & Wang, LLP will help you sort out the maze of the tax mandates, and get through the jungle of complex tax codes and traps.




  1.        Federal tax and fiscal cliff for small business

  2.        How to form a business

  3.        3 types of major taxes for a business

  4.        Running a business out of your home

  5.        Knowing the difference of hiring an employee and contractor

  6.        Search for tax saving tips from deductions, credits and strategies

  7.        How to successfully prepare a business tax return

  8.        Become tax savvy business owner


   Check here for speaker’s profile


Please check the latest job listing website:

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


September-October 2012:


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







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




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