CASPA eLetter, Issue No. 6, March 30, 2011

Mar 30, 2011


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CASPA eLetter
Issue No. 6
March 30, 2011
In This Issue
CASPA News & Upcoming Events 
CASPA Corporate Sponsor News  
Corporate Sponsor Job Openings
Alliance News 

CASPA News & Upcoming Events

CASPA/SEMI 2011 High Tech Job Fair


Date:    April 30, 2011, Saturday
   10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
            10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Job Fair (Salon 4, 5, 6)
            10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Hiring Company Presentations (Salon 1)
            09:30 AM – 4:00 PM Personal Career & Finance Forum (Salon 2, 3)
Venue:  Marriott Hotel Santa Clara
            2700 Mission College Boulevard, Santa Clara, CA 95054 
            Phone: (408) 988-1500
Admission & Parking:  
FREE admission.  Online Registration required.   FREE Refreshments.
FREE parking (validate your parking ticket at registration desk)

Hiring companies include:  AMD, AOpen, Baidu, HHNEC, Intel, Marvell, MediaTek, Neurosky, OmniVision, TSMC, Contact Singapore, Prudential, SEMI, foundries, EDA/CAE, test & assembly companies, tablet manufacturers, chipset companies, etc.

Personal Career and Finance Forum: This is a special forum for job seekers to learn about resume preparation, interview skill, compensation negotiation, and career change to service industry.  You will also learn about tax and retirement planning, estate planning, wealth management, and home financing.  On site resume critique will also be available.
Please visit CASPA Job Fair Website  for updated participating companies.

Openings and Positions:
Software Engineer                             Web Applications Analyst  

Web Designer                                    Firmware Engineer
Device Engineer/Manager                   Process Integration Manager 
Module Engineer                                Vice President, R&D
Manufacturing Engineer                      QRA Engineer/Manager 
Yield Enhancement Engineer               Project Manager
RF Designer                                      Analog Design Engineer 
Analog Design Manager                      RFIC Designer
Physical Design Engineer                    VLSI Integration Engineer 
ASIC Design Manager                        DFT Engineer
Implementation Engineer                    Verification Engineer  
High Speed I/O Designer                    FPGA Engineer  
CAD Engineer                                    Product Engineer   
PCB Layout Engineer                          Packaging Engineer

System Architect                                Logic Design Engineer 

Application Engineer                           Technical Marketing 

IT Manager                                        HR/Finance/Accounting

Sales/Account Manager                       Technical Writer

CASPA Special Personal Career and Finance Forum

Theme: Polish your job search skills and explore personal financial options


Date/Time:   April 30th, 2011 (Saturday); 9:30am – 4:00pm

Venue:           Marriott Hotel Santa Clara
                      2700 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Format:         English
Cost:              Free.  Online RSVP in advance is required to reserve seats.
RSVP:             Please click CASPA Special Personal Career and Finance

                      Forum for RSVP online.


Morning Session
  9:30a - 10:00a Registration and Networking (Refreshments provided)
10:00a - 10:10a Welcome open remark
10:10a - 10:40a Job Market Today – Domestic and Overseas
10:40a - 11:20a Improve your Resume, Interview, and Negotiation skills
11:20a - 12:00a Career change to Financial Service
12:00p - 12:30p What is new in Home Financing

12:30p - 01:30p ( Break )

Afternoon Session
01:30p - 02:15p Tax Diversifying your retirement investment
02:15p - 03:00p Wealth Management Redefined
03:00p - 03:45p Will, Trust, and You

CASPA Corporate Sponsor News

Warm Welcome to Micro Lithography, Inc. (MLI)  as CASPA's new 2011 Silver Corporate Sponsor.

Date/Time: May 20, 2011; 9:00am—4:00pm
Venue:         Santa Clara Convention Center
                    5001 Great America Pkwy
                    Santa Clara, CA 95054

Please feel free to contact us at or, if you have any question regarding this event.

As one of our longtime valued customers we would like to invite you to participate in 2011 Hua Hong NEC “Unleash Your Success with Our Specialty Technology” Symposium on May 20, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Company Ltd. (“Hua Hong NEC”), one of the leading pure-play foundries, provides competitive foundry solutions that leverage its featured technology platforms and expertise in Embedded Non-Volatile Memory, Discrete Device, Analog and Power Management IC, HV CMOS and RF CMOS, etc. During this Symposium, we will disclose the latest technology roadmap and reveal detailed information on our featured foundry technology platforms.

In addition to a face-to-face communication with our technology team, there will be a number of lucky draws.  To be eligible for any of the draws you will be required to bring two business cards (one for the lucky draw and another one for the name badge).

Please Click here to complete the online registration or you can download the registration form to fill and fax (+86-21-58344909*9170) or email back us at

Yours Sincerely,
Feng Gao
Vice President of Sales & Marketing
Shanghai Hua Hong NEC Electronics Company Ltd.

Corporate Sponsor Job Openings

CASPA corporate sponsors have the following new job openings.  Please click on each to view or visit Corporate Jobs at CASPA website.

1. S3 (Social Semantic Search) Engineer                                          NEW !


1. Sr. Analog/Mixed Signal Design Engineer                                       NEW !            
2. Manager Analog Design Engineering                                             NEW !
3. Principal Audio Applications Engineer                                            NEW !
4. ASIC Staff Design Engineer                                                             NEW !

C. NeuroSky

1. ASIC Staff Design Engineer                                                            NEW !

Alliance News  

2011Bay Area Biomedical Conference

Date:  Wednesday, March 30. 2011
Venue:  San Jose State University
            Student Union Building
Cost:    $195 Early Registration (before 5 p.m. March 17)
            $245 Late Registration
            $275 Walk-in Registration
            $ 50 SJSU Students
            $ 75 Non-SJSU Students
The Biomedical Engineering Society at San Jose State University is pleased to announce the convening of the 2011 Bay Area BiomedicalDevice Conference. The purposes of this conference include:
(a) Provide a forum for exposure to emerging technologies
(b) Hear from entrepreneurs onhow to take your ideas to market
(c)Provide a venue for Bay Area medical deviceprofessionals to network.

We invite you to join us in this exciting event.  For registration please go to:

 Berkeley Asia Business Conference 2011

Conference Date: April 2, 2011
Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
2220 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley CA (map)
After a sold-out 10th-year anniversary conference in 2010, the 2011 Berkeley Asia Business Conference returns with the theme: "Growing Market, Growing Needs."  This year's conference seeks to explore the rising consumption trend in Asia from various dimensions: macro-economic trends, new industry and business structures, the needs of the Asian consumer, and the talent gap in Asia.  Hear from top-notch keynote speakers as they discuss the above issues.
Featuring the Rising Asia Forum, an in-depth discussion on Asia's fast-growing economies, outside of traditional powers Japan and South Korea, and new headliners, China and India. Panelists include:
    * Toby Smith, Managing Director, Lombard Investments
    * Arjun Divecha, Chairman of the Board, GMO
    * Neil McGovern, Director, Sybase
Join us for in-depth industry break-out panels on:
    * Cleantech, Consumer Brands, Finance, Health Care, Technology and Rising Asia
    * Featuring representatives from Citigroup, Yum! Restaurants, MG-Team, Sunbridge, btrax, BizTechDay, Renewable Analytics, and more!
Participate in our special career-oriented events:
    * Networking sessions, opportunity to exchange your business ideas with VCs, and career consultations with experienced professionals.
Siong Ang, Li Chien Chen & Eric Flohr
Co-Chairs, Berkeley Asia Business Conference 2011  Please click here for more info.


Invitation: Business lunch with officials
from City of Zhang Jia Gang

Date/Time: Sunday, April 3, 2011, 10:00am to 3:00pm
       Free RSVP: Seating is limited.
Venue:    To be informed once RSVP is accepted
RSVP:      Please RSVP online today at
               Confirmation with meeting location will be sent via email.
Co-host:  CAISS and NACSA 

High level officials from City of Zhang Jia Gang will be in Silicon Valley hosting a business lunch on April 3rd, 2011 with NACSA and CAISS. They will meet with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and high-tech professionals; introduce their culture-rich city, share information about business development opportunities, government support initiatives, favorable investment climate, and industry outlook in China. Please plan to join us. It is a great opportunity to meet and carry on direct dialogues with decision-making local officials, build up valuable relationship for securing future government funding, and get inspired.
Resumes and business proposals will be accepted. Please download business proposal template, application forms with following links. A formal 3 course lunch will be served during the event.
To download business proposal template and forms, please use following link:

 AAMA-WilmerHale Entrepreneur Bootcamp
Starting a company can be daunting, particularly when you are unfamiliar with what it takes to protect your idea, your company and yourself. Where do you start? How do you obtain funding? What should you do to ensure that you are not only protecting your intellectual property, but maximizing its value?
Come join us for a four-part series with WilmerHale, one of the country's leading IP and venture capital firms, as we provide a comprehensive overview of key legal issues that every entrepreneur who is thinking about starting a business should know. We will cover the basics of forming your company, strategies for obtaining venture capital funding, long-term planning for growing your company and for a successful exit, all with an emphasis on protecting and maximizing your most important asset: your intellectual property.
Date: Wednesdays, April 6th, 20th and 27th
Registration and Networking, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Program: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on April 20th)
Where: WilmerHale (Google Map )
            950 Page Mill Road
            Palo Alto, CA 95008
Cost: $65 for AAMA members, $75 for affiliate members, $100 for non members (limited time discount of $25, use code AAMAWH2011 after the registration for the discount)
Full Agenda:
April 6: Forming Your Company (Peter Buckland )
    * How, when and where to incorporate
    * Handling early-stage employment matters, including hiring, firing and stock option vesting;
    * Obtaining seed and venture funding
April 20: Protecting and Monetizing Your Intellectual Property (Adit Khorana, Simone Yew )
    * If and when to patent your business or product ideas
    * What to do if your ideas or technology were developed before you incorporated (or while you or your personnel were still working somewhere else)
    * Protecting your company's other IP, including trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets
    * Handling IP-related contracts such as non-competes, NDAs, IP invention assignment agreements and consulting agreements
    * Do's and don'ts of licensing your technology
    * Licensing issues when a university or government entity is involved
    * IP protection and licensing to China
April 27: Venture Capital and Alternative Sources of Financing (Joe Wyatt )
    * How to access federal government funding
    * Planning for an IPO or M&A exit
For more information, please click here or you can register here .

 Chinese Institute of Civil Engineers-San Francisco Chapter
2011 Civil Engineering Seminar One
Bridge Engineering
Date/Time:  April 17th 2011; 2:30PM-5:00PM
Location: San Francisco State University
              1600 Holloway Avenue, Science Building 101
              San Francisco, CA
Host Institute: San Francisco State University
Presentation Company: TYLin International
Reception: Qiming Zeng
Moderator: Dr. Zhenyu Zhu
Program Schedule:
2:30PM 30 min N/A Pre-seminar Social
3:00PM 10 min Dr. Wen Wang CIE-SF Chapter
3:10PM 10 min Dr. Zhenyu Zhu Civil Engineering Group
3:20PM 10 min Dr. Cheng Chen SFSU/Civil Engineering
3:30PM 45 min Tom Ho Chongqing: Bridge Capital of China
4:15PM 45 min Paul Chou Bridge Engineering in 3D World

SMART TECHnology World: April 19-20
Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, CA
An IDC Event
Join the SMART discussions at SMART TECHnology World!
SPECIAL OFFER: Register before March 11 and save $600 off the on-site price and receive IDC Semiconductor's Predictions report for 2011 plus your choice of one special report or market model relating to topics addressed at the conference. The Semiconductor research is valued at over $3,000. Register now and take advantage of both offers!
Through this two-day, content rich agenda designed and developed by IDC, you will learn about the opportunities that are taking hold in the smart technology value chain. Gain knowledge and actionable guidance, insightful perspectives from industry leaders and IDC on the new technologies and services on the horizon for smart devices and their ecosystems.
Agenda highlights include:
Insightful keynotes and track session presentations from:
- Intel's Ton Steenman, Vice President and General Manager, Embedded & Communications Group
- Freescale's Lisa Su, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Networking and Multimedia
- Microsoft's Kevin Dallas, General Manager, Windows Embedded Business
- General Motors' Byron Shaw, Managing Director, Advanced Technology
- Samsung's Ana Hunter, Vice President of Technology and Foundry Services
- Motorola Mobility's Omar Javaid, Vice President, Converged Solutions
- Sprint-Nextel's Tim Johnson, In-Vehicle Connectivity/Telematics
- Flextronics' EC Sykes, President Flextronics Industrial
- Texas Instruments' Deepu Talla, General Manager, OMAP Mobile Computing Business Unit
- InvenSense's Steven Nasiri, President and CEO
- Icera's Jim Finch, Vice President of Marketing
- Marketing Leader, Reynette Au, former VP Marketing and Alliances at Atheros and ARM
- IDC's Mario Morales, Program Vice President, Semiconductor and EMS Research
- SMART conversations and panel discussions exploring the future of the embedded systems market
- SMART Ecosystem breakout sessions covering: consumer; next generation communications and automotive; enabling software & services; industrial & energy; manufacturing technology & supply chain
To view the complete program agenda and register today go to
*Be sure to registration code Association_01 when registering.

 ITRI Presents
2011 Taipei Nankang IC Design Incubation Center
Silicon Valley Event
Great opportunity for U.S. IC Design (or related) companies/start-ups!!
Date/Time: 4/25 (Monday); 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4/25 (Monday) ~ 4/29 (Friday) 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
                  (Each interview lasts 1 hr.; RSVP required)
Venue:        ITRI International, Inc., 2870 Zanker Road, Suite 140,
                  San Jose, CA 95134
Contact:      Yuping Chen (;TEL:(408) 428-9988 ext. 19
Nankang Center home page:
2011 Silicon Valley event:

2011 NACSA China Trip Invitation
Thanks for great support from major Chinese Hi-Tech and Science Parks and NACSA members, 2011 NACSA China Trip preparation has made huge progress. We would like to announce more detailed information about this trip.
China Trip Itinerary:
   * May 8, 2011 (Sunday): Report to delegation lead at the hotel
    * May 9, 2011 (Monday) - May 16, 2011 (Monday)
          o Shanghai
          o Jiaxing
          o Taicang
          o Suzhou
          o Wuxi
          o Zhenjiang
          o Nanjing
    * Delegates are responsible for their own airfare to China
    * $600 advanced payment for additional expenses at China
How to Join this China Trip?
    * Download the Registration and BP Templates at and fill out them
    * Submit your Registration and BP to and mail your advanced payment to us by 3/25/2011
    * NACSA China Trip Committee will review your business plan and provide valuable feedback
    * Finalize travel plans by 4/8/2011
For more information about 2011 NACSA China Trip, please visit our website at If you have questions about NACSA 2011 China Trip or need any help, please do not hesitate to send an email to
Please visit for details.

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


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