CASPA eLetter, Issue No. 13, June 15, 2011

Jun 15, 2011

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CASPA eLetter
Issue No. 13
June 15, 2011
In This Issue
CASPA News & Upcoming Events 
CASPA Corporate Sponsor News  
Corporate Sponsor Job Openings
Alliance News 

CASPA News & Upcoming Events

2011 Silicon-Valley Magnetic Symposium Program

Co-hosted by CAISS and CASPA

Date:   June 18th, 2011, Saturday
Time:     12:30PM-5:30PM
Venue:    Cadence Design Systems 
              Auditorium – Building #10
              2655 Seely Avenue, San Jose, CA 95134
Format:   Language in English
Cost:       Free with on-line registration
Rising demand for data storage and hand-held devices has provided tremendous opportunities for technology and business development in hard-disk drive, solid-state drive, MRAM, and sensor industries. In a world of constant technological innovation, what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for HDD, SSD, MRAM, and Sensor industries?   Throughout this conference, renowned industry experts will share their views and insights with audiences about technology advancements and future market opportunities in HDD, SSD, MRAM, and Sensor industries. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with featured speakers and fellow industry members, facilitating conversations that can promote valuable exchanges of ideas.
To register for the symposium, please use the following link:
To get more updated information on the symposium, please visit
Symposium Agenda:
12:30—1:00 pm    Sign-in and registration
  1:00—1:15 pm    Opening speech and VIP Introduction
HDD Session:
1:15 – 1:45 pm    Keynote: “Progress and Outlook for HDD"

                           Dr. Xiaodong Che, VP of HGST
1:45 – 2:15 pm    Panel Discussion: Dr. Sining Mao, VP of WD;

                                                    Dr. Herbert Lin, VP of WD
MRAM Session:
2:15 – 2:45 pm    Keynote: “Progress and Outlook for MRAM”

                           Dr. Yiming Huai, VP of Avalanche
2:45 – 3:15 pm    Panel Discussion: Prof. Xiufeng Han, CAS;

                           Prof. Yiran Chen, Univ. of Pittsburgh
                           Mr. John Yu, Founding Partner & Managing Director,

                                             WestSummit Capital
3:15 – 3:30 pm    Break
Sensor Session:
3:30 – 4:00 pm    Keynote: “Magnetic BioSensor”

                           Prof. Shan Wang, Stanford University
4:00 – 4:30 pm    Panel Discussion:  Dr. Hing Wong,

                           Walden International VC; Dr. Sean Ding, CASPA
SSD Session:
4:30 – 4:50 pm    “Market and application overview for NAND Flash"

                           Mr. Yuping Chung, Forward Insights
4:50 – 5:10 pm    “Will Hybrid SSD outperforms HDD”

                           Mr. Thomas Su, Sr. Director of Link-A-Media   
5:10 – 5:30 pm    “Enterprise SSD applications, challenges and trends”

                            Dr. Currie Munce, VP of HGST
5:30 pm               Adjourn
6:00 pm               Optional networking dinner (RSVP required)


2011 US-Taiwan Biomedical Engineering Forum

Sponsored by National Science Council, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Time:         Saturday, June 18, 2011, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location:      TECHMART, Silicon Valley Conference Room
                   5201 Great America Parkway
                   Santa Clara, California, USA 95054            
Fee:             FREE Admission with pre-registration
On-line registration:   
 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm    Registration
 1:40 pm – 2:20 pm    Keynote Speech – Micro Neural Implants
 2:20 pm – 3:00 pm    OCT Technology
 3:00 pm – 3:15 pm    Break
 3:15 pm – 3:55 pm    Viewpoints on Endoscopy
 3:55 pm – 4:35 pm    Telemonitoring in Patients with Heart Failure
 4:35 pm – 4:50 pm    Break
 4:50 pm – 5:30 pm    Marketing Healthcare Technologies
Distinguished Speakers:
Dr. Yu-Chong Tai, Professor of EE & ME, Caltech
 “Micro Neural Implants”
Jay Wei,, President/CEO, Optovue Inc.
 “Evolution of OCT Technology and Clinic Application”
Dr. Tien-Jen Liu, Dr. John Lee, Dr. Daniel Hong, STB Fellow
 “Bring Light to Shine on Medicine through Endoscopes: Viewpoints from Otolaryngologist, Gastroenterologist and Neurosurgeon”
Dr. Carson Chen, Dr. Ching-Chang Huang, STB Fellow
“Telemonitoring in Patients with Heart Failure – A Promising Strategy to Improve Outcomes?”
Dr. Charlie Koo, Founder and CEO, Nocipoint
“Marketing Healthcare Technologies”

CASPA / CIE Summer Symposium
Global Collaboration - Technology and Social Science for Human Advancements

Date: July 16, 2011 (Sat)
Time    12:00 pm-06:00pm
Venue: Intel Head Quarter SC12 Auditorium
           3600 Juliette Lane, Santa Clara, CA 95054
12:00 am – 12:45 am Registration & Networking
12:45 am – 01:00 pm Welcome by CASPA/CIE
01:00 pm – 03:00 pm Session I: Social Cloud
03:00 pm – 03:15 pm Break
03:15 pm – 05:30 pm Session II: Culture Fusion
05:30 pm – 06:00 pm Social Network
RSVP: Register online by Clicking Summer Symposium Registration . 
Admission: Free admission, free parking, free refreshments.
Session I: Social Cloud
A new technology revolution is emerging in the Silicon Valley. Social networking is creating internet traffic which in turn is pushing the cyber commerce. The impact of supporting the bandwidth, and speed to keep everyone connected in the world create a huge demand for semiconductor. The connectivity by smart phones, e-readers, and tablet PC as well as the traditional notebook and PC are now the growth engine for memory, touch sensor, WIFI, and MCU devices. Cloud computing is converging as a social and business platform for entertainment as well as information innovation. The backbone of the cloud is the infrastructure of server farms and IP security which is also source of innovation in semiconductor. The combination of social network and cloud computing will create new 21th century society where our personal life are enriched and career opportunity are expanded.
Mr. Rory McInerney, VP Intel
Mr. Mario Morales, VP IDC Analyst:
Mr. Ricky Ma, Senior Manager HKSTP
Mr. Sunny Hui, Senior VP SMIC-USA
Session II: Culture Fusion
Asian has long civilization history in their native continents and Asian immigrant has become one of the key ethical components of the United States. Comparing to other ethics, Asian American has taken a long way to achieve today’s status, and is still actively pursuing their fair share of cultural, political and economical right. This panel has 4 heavy weight Asian activates (Dr. Fred Hsia, Dr. Chenming Hu, Dr. Talin Hsu and Mrs. Ling Wu) to discuss about 2 Cultures, political and social activism, leadership and success in the main stream society. It will benefit both new comers and established Asian in the US, as well as the Asian engineers and the entrepreneurs.
Speakers: Topics
Dr. Frederick Hsia, Prof of Literature at NCKU, NTHU Two Cultures
Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu, Founder & Chairman H&Q Asia Pacific TBD
Dr. Chenming Hu, TSMC Professor at UC Berkeley Political Social Activism
Mr. Ling Wu: VP Broadvision Another Angle of Leadership

CASPA Corporate Sponsor News


Warm Welcome to Bank of America  as CASPA's new 2011 Silver Corporate Sponsor.

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. MTS Product Development Eng (SLT Test)                NEW !
MTS Product Development Eng (GPU ATE Test)         NEW !


1. SMIC World Business Office Openings                      
2. SMIC TD, and Operation Job Openings                    


1. S3 (Social Semantic Search) Engineer  

ITRI is recruiting managers, project leaders, and researchers in the following areas:
- Cloud Computing
- Information and Communications
- Green Energy & Environment
- Electronics and Optoelectronics
- Biomedical Technology and Device
- Mechanical and Systems
- Material and Chemical
- NanoTechnology
Please send resume to (also copy to now so that we may arrange face-to-face meeting for you with ITRI key decision-makers from Taiwan (in late June or early July).
For more details, please visit:
(To browse ITRI's job openings click on “Find a Job” on the menu at right.)
More links at:
(Look for such topics as “Working for ITRI”,  “Meet our People”, etc.) 

Alliance News  

Monte Jade June Chancellor Tien Forum
Topic: My American Dream by C.C. Yin

Date: June  16, 2011, Thursday
Time:   6:30-8:30pm
Speaker: C.C. Yin, Owner/Operator Yin McDonald’s, Founder Asian Pacific 
                            Islander American Public Affairs Association (APAPA)
Location: ITIR International, 2870 Zanker Rd. Suite 140  
                                         San Jose, CA 95134
Format: Chinese & English
Cost:     Member $10, Non-Member $20,
             Student $10, Extra $5 for site registration
Please register in advance and pay on site
Contact Info: Monte Jade Secretariat (408)428-0388
Tea, water and snacks are provided.

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Globalization
-- A Dialogue with Dr. Ta-lin Hsu
Speaker: Dr. Ta-lin Hsu, Founder and Chairman of H&Q Asia Pacific
Date :     June 18, 2011 (Saturday)
Time:        2:30pm-4:00pm
Location:   Room ECON 140
                Landau Economics Building (08-290)
                579 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305

Professional communication skills
in the Career Development
Speaker: Dr. Wei-Chien Lee, psychologist
Effective Communication at Work
-- How to take due credit.
-- How to say No.
-- How to protect yourself.
-- How to lead a meeting.
Date:    June 29, 2011 (Wednesday)
Time:      6:30pm-9:00pm
Location: ITRI International
              2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140 
              San Jose, CA 95134
Fee:  FREE for current NATEA and TACC-NC members.
$5 for non NATEA members, non NATEA current members, or non TACC-NC members
Light dinner will be prepared for pre-registered attendees.
RSVP strongly suggested for dinner preparation. 
Please RSVP to the link below:
Check-in: 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Presentation: 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Q & A: 8:30 - 9:00 PM

In the competitive workplace we face today, having strong technical skill is no longer the guarantee for job security or career advancement!!  This seminar offers not only the useful information and technique in processional communication, but also a great opportunity for a direct conversation with Dr. Lee. So, mark your calendar, and come to learn from the pros! 
Dr. Wei-Chien Lee a well-known psychologist in the bay area.  She has been the counselor for young professional in the career development, as well as for college students and teens in their growth development. Dr. Lee received her PhD degree in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University in 2004.  She is currently a faculty member at San Jose State University, and also a licensed psychologist, and national certified counselor.  Dr. Lee regularly provides training to psychologists and therapists, and has given more than 25 presentations at professional conferences, and has received multiple
national awards and recognition.

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


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