CASPA eLetter: No. 16, August 30, 2013

Oct 01, 2013



CASPA eLetter


Issue No. 16

August 30, 2013



In This Issue

CASPA News & Upcoming Events

CASPA Corporate Sponsor News

Corporate Sponsor Job Openings

Alliance News


Chairman's Words


The semiconductor industry continues the advancement with the Moore's Law in the Post-PC era. With more functionalities and computing components being integrated into one system chip, the semiconductor landscape has shifted from PC-centric computing to handheld, and further to wearable forms. A touch, a gesture, a tone, or even a movement from eyeball can trigger a series of computing from local to cloud devices. In CASPA's 2013 summer symposium, leading technologists and world IP experts from Cadence, ARM, Intel, Marvell, Arason and Finnegan had discussed the mega-trend of Intellectual Properties (IP) playing increasing roles in the SoC solution in the silicon realization today and tomorrow. As the silicon integration gets further, hardware gets closer to applications, and brings a brand new user experience via wearable devices, voice recognition, etc, All electronic devices and interfaces are connected via wireless network. The information collection, processing and presentation from all these connected devices are all instantaneous at our fingertip. Please come to CASPA's last major event of the year -- Annual Conference on Oct 12 (Saturday) in Santa Clara Center, and learn what the future World of Everything is, and the new innovation directions driven by the future semiconductor technologies. 
   Here are the rest events towards the end of the year. Please come and have fun in learning new knowledge and making new friends. 

·  09/4/2013 (Wed)        Financial Seminar II

·  09/02 -- 09/08/2013   SEMICON Taiwan Delegation

·  09/28/2013(Sat)         Volunteer Mixer II

·  10/12/2013(Sat)         Annual Conference & Dinner Banquet


CASPA News & Upcoming Events

 CASPA 2013 Financial Seminar II

Understanding Latest IRS Regulations (In the States & Abroad) 

and Preserving More of Your Hard-Earned Wealth


Date: Sept. 4, 2013 (Wednesday)

Time: 6:00-8:30 pm 

Venue: ITRI US Office? 2870 Zanker Rd, Suite 140, San Jose, CA

Registration here

Free Refreshment provided during the networking time.

Foreign Income, Assets and Bank Account Reporting

Chan Chang Fong, Tax Director, Price Waterhouse Coopers

What information is required to be filed with the IRS regarding US person's foreign income, assets and bank accounts?What are the potential penalties for noncompliance? What are the available options to resolve noncompliance issues?


How to Stand Up to the IRS

Christopher Huang, President & Founder, Christopher Huang CPA Inc.

After opening your mailboxes and receiving letters from the IRS, you might suddenly feel panic and fumble the ways how to deal with the agents. This seminar will pierce the veil of the IRS’ secrets. In particular, the strategies include preparing your crucial evidence and the skills to negotiate with the IRS. Saddled with all the tools, you will get away with the government and be satisfied with the outcomes of settlements like pennies for dollars.


The Trends of Financial Products           

Julia Hsiao, LL.B, J.D.,LL.M. Financial Adviser, NYLIFE  

The financial products have been changing constantly due to the needs and the fears are different at different timing, life stages or economic environment.  To fulfill the market needs, various new financial products are designed.  This presentation will disclose the current features of products such as:  Life Insurance, Annuity, Long Term Care, etc.



CASPA 2013 Annual Conference and Dinner Banquet


Theme: Internet of Everything and Wearable Computing

Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center 5001 Great America Pkwy,Santa Clara, CA 95054 (map)
Date: October 12, 2013 (Saturday)

Registration for annual conference: Here



Annual Conference Program

12:00-12:45 Registration & Networking (FREE refreshment)
12:45-13:30     CASPA Annual Election of Board Directors 
13:30-13:45     Welcome from CASPA  
13:45-15:15     Executive Keynote:

                           Mark Papermaster, Chief Technology Officer, AMD
                           Ron Black, Chief Executive Officer, Rambus
                           Ian Ferguson, VP Segment Marketing, ARM  
15:30-17:00    Panel Forum:  

                          Grochowski, Edward, Sr. Principal Architect, Intel
                          Yan Zhuang, Director, Qualcomm
                          + ... 
17:00-17:15    Announce BOD Election Result
17:15-17:30    Prize Drawings
17:30   Conference Adjourns


Dinner Banquet Program

17:00-18:00   Registration & Networking                                       
18:00-18:15   Banquet Seating & Administration
18:15-18:30   VIP introduction
18:30-19:00   CASPA 2012 Scholarship Award Ceremony      
19:00-19:15   CASPA retired Board Director Service Recognition Awards
19:15-19:45   Dinner & CASPA 2012 Event Sideshow
19:45-20:15   A Year in Review by Liang Peng, CASPA 2012-2013 President     
                        CASPA 2013-2014 Presidential Transition    
                        Inauguration Speech by Yuping Chung, CASPA 2013-2014 President  
20:15-20:45  Executive Keynote: Scott A. McGregor, CEO, Broadcom
20:45-21:15  Performance
21:15-21:30  Prize Drawings    
21:30  Banquet Adjourns


Please click here for more updates


2013 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 2013, there will be 10 Directors open to be elected in the upcoming annual conference which will be held on Oct. 12, 2013. 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 "2013 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 2013 BOD election is Sept. 25, 2013.


Best regards,

CASPA BOD Election Committee

Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA)



CASPA 2013 Student Scholarship


The Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA) is now accepting applications for 2013 Student Scholarship.  The final award recipients will be notified before September 30, 2013 and awards will be presented at the CASPA Annual Conference Dinner Banquet on October 12, 2013.


Following a long-standing tradition of pursuing excellence and community service, CASPA has establishedthis award program to encourage and recognize the outstanding scholastic and special achievements of the children of its members. Selection criteria will be based on a balanced achievement of applicants' academic accomplishments, participation in extracurricular activities, and involvement in community service.  Each award winner will be invited to attend the CASPA 2013 Annual Conference Banquet and receive a Plaque of Merit with one-time cash scholarship.


The deadline for the application is September 15th, 2013 (postmarked).  The award committee will notify the applicants its decision before September 30, 2013 For more information, please contact CASPA Student Scholarship Award Committee representative: Dr .Jason Wang, email:


Please click here to download the announcement and application form.


Join CASPA Today to Create Brilliant Opportunities in Your Career and Business!




CASPA Corporate Sponsor News and Events


Welcome Guangdong Solid State Lighting Industry Innovation Center (GSC) to join CASPA as the diamond sponsor.

Welcome Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP to join CASPA as the platinum sponsor.


Corporate sponsor job openings 


AMD(Shanghai)[08/2013]:Principle/Senior Staff Design Architect,Senior Staff/Staff Design Lead

SMIC, Americas [07/2013]: HR and Biz Admin Manager,Field Application EngineerS

SMIC, Americas [06/2013]: Field Application Engineers

TSMC North America [06/2013]:SRAM designer/technical manager positions in San Jose office

Grace Semiconductors [06/2013]: Sales_Account_Manager-Director



Job Openings in CASPA 2013 Job Fair

Alliance News  




[HYSTA]2013 Hainan Promotion And Recruiting Banquet, 09/10/2013

HYSTA and Hainan Delegation will host Hainan Economic Zone Promotion and Recruiting banquet on September 10th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.


中共江苏省委组织部、南京市委组织部将共同主办江苏省暨南京市 第二十六届高级人才交流洽谈会

[HYSTA]The first Legend Star-Silicon Valley Entrepreneur/CEO Training Class, 08/31/2013 - 09/2/2013 

Please register and submit application package following this link:

[UCAHP]南京杨卫泽书记, 硅谷人才科技创业恳谈会暨“321计划推介会09/02/2013






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Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc.(ASE)




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PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP(PwC)

Qinhuangdao Economic & Technological Development Zone





Walden International





SEMI China 


CEC Capital Management

Christopher Huang CPAs Inc.

CHT Global


Fuzhong Group

Hisilicon Technologies

Hong Kong DLong Group

ITRI International

Marvell Semiconductor Inc.




Sinochip Semiconductors Co., Ltd

Smart Electronic Industry

SMIC Americas


Synopsys Inc.


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