CASPA 2018 Summer Symposium: Innovation at Scale, from IoT, Cloud to AI and ADAS
Jul 15, 2018

Date   时间   July 15th

Venue   地点 Intel Altera-Auditorium , 101 Innovation Drive, San Jose, CA 95134

Agenda 会议日程  

12:00 – 13:00   Registration 来宾登记

13:00 – 13:30   Welcome Remark 开幕致辞

Brandon Wang, Chairman and President, CASPA

Ajit Manocha, President & CEO, SEMI

Keynote Speech 主题演讲

13:30-14:00   China’s Role in the Evolving Global IC Industry

Lung Chu, President, SEMI China; Vice President, SEMI

14:00 – 14:30   The Dramatic Impact of RSIC-V on Speed of Innovation

Naveed Sherwani, CEO,SiFive

14:30 – 15:00   High Energy Lithium Battery, Friend or Foe?

Stuart Ching, Principle Hoko Consulting LLC & VP, KULR Technology

15:00 – 15:30   Innovate and Win at China IC Industry

Mark Ding, CEO, SITRI

15:30 - 16:00   Semiconductor Design in the Cloud

Craig Johnson, VP, Cadence

16:10 – 17:00   Panel Discussion 主题论坛

Moderator主持人 Brandon Wang, President of CASPA

Panelist嘉宾 Luke Tang, GM, Techcode US

Jewel Li, Democratizing Autonomous Driving, COO, AutoX

Chris Nicol, CTO, Wave Computing

Lung Chu, President, SEMI China; Vice President, SEMI

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Brandon Wang

President and Chairman of the Board, CASPA

Brandon Wang currently serves as Vice President at Synopsys, overseeing strategic initiatives for a ~$1.1B business division. Prior to that, he served various senior management roles at Cadence in solutions, marketing, and chief strategy office, where he led a global team for ecosystem enablement, partnership and alliance, and strategic engagements in disruptive technology development. Prior to joining Cadence in 2012, Brandon spent 7 years at ARM, managing the Interface IP Group, and later the PHY product line. Brandon also held senior management and technical positions at UBICOM, Lightspeed, Lattice, and Intersil in his earlier career.  Brandon holds 10 US patents, and has published at 20+ IEEE conferences, in journal papers and invited talks.

Brandon Wang is the current President, and Chairman of the Board for Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA), where he has served as a board director since 2011.

An electrical and computer engineer by training, Brandon also holds an MBA degree from the Wharton School at UPenn.

Ajit Manocha

President and CEO  SEMI

Ajit Manocha is the president and CEO of SEMI. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, SEMI is the global industry association serving the electronics manufacturing supply chain. Manocha, an industry leader has over 35 years of global experience in the semiconductor industry.

Manocha was formerly CEO at GLOBALFOUNDRIES, during which he also served as vice chairman and chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).  Earlier, Manocha served as EVP of worldwide operations at Spansion. Prior to Spansion, Manocha was EVP and chief manufacturing officer at Philips/NXP Semiconductors.  He began his career at AT&T Bell Laboratories as a research scientist where he was granted several patents related to microelectronics manufacturing.

Today, there is a much broader scope for SEMI to help foster collaboration and fuel growth than we could have ever imagined at SEMI’s inception in 1970.  This has to be accomplished without compromising the strong foundation of SEMI comprising of Equipment Suppliers and Materials makers. Given that our ecosystem is rapidly expanding due to the massive explosion of applications on the Internet and mobile devices, biomedical devices, defense, social media, artificial intelligence/machine learning, autonomous vehicles e-commerce, the Internet of Things, etc., Manocha feels it is the right time for us to evolve as the space around us evolves.

Manocha is active on global advocacy issues and has served on the President’s committees for “Advanced Manufacturing Partnerships” and the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST).


China’s Role in the Evolving Global IC Industry

Lung Chu, President, SEMI China; Vice President, SEMI

Lung Chu currently serves as President of SEMI China.  Prior to SEMI, Lung served as Corp VP and President of China Operations at GUC (创意电子, a TSMC Company); and Corp VP and President of Asia Pacific Operations at Cadence Design System Inc., responsible for field operations throughout Asia Pacific.

Lung has over 30 years of experience in the electronics and semiconductor industry. He held various executive management positions, including VP of Asia Pacific at Magma Design Automation, VP/GM at KLA-Tencor Corporation, Technology Modeling Associates Inc, and Avanti! Corporation.  Lung also worked at Apple Computer, and Philips Semiconductor.

Lung is also an advisor and served as chairman of Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Organization (CASPA, 华美半导体协会) in 2002-2003. Based in Silicon Valley, CASPA has over 6,000 individual members and 100+ corporate members worldwide, and 11 chapters in Silicon Valley, Albany, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Beijing, Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong/Shenzhen, and Singapore.

The Dramatic Impact of RSIC-V on Speed of Innovation

Dr. Naveed Shervani, CEO,SiFive

Naveed brings over 25 years of experience in entrepreneurship, technical engineering and general management to his role at CEO of SiFive. Naveed has founded and co-founded nine companies including Open Silicon and Brite Semiconductor, a leading solution provider in China / APAC. He also served as founder and general manager of Intel Microelectronics Services, where he pioneered Open methodology for EDA. Naveed received his Ph.D from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


High Energy Lithium Battery, Friend or Foe?

Stuart Ching, Principle Hoko Consulting LLC & Vice President, KULR Technology

Stuart has over 25 years’ experience in the electronics and semiconductor industry, 17 years of that with ARM in a variety of Sales leadership positions including SVP of the ARM World Wide Sales Team. He has worked extensively in the European, APAC and North American regions, licensing ARM’s IP to the world’s leading semiconductor & technology companies. Prior to this he held marketing management positions at Hitachi Semiconductor (now Renesas) and a number of Electronic Engineering positions.

Stuart is the Principal at Hoko Consulting LLC and is advising to companies in the Bay Area, Southern California and in Europe. He is an Alumni of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, holds a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Portsmouth University, UK and is also a Planning Commissioner for Campbell City, CA.


Innovate and Win in China IC Industry

Dr. Mark Ding, CEO, SITRI

Dr. Mark Ding is CEO of SITRI, a leading R&D center in “More than Moore” sectors of IC industry. Ding joined SITRI from October of 2017 as EVP and has made significant impact since then.  Prior to that, Mr. Ding was president of IMEC China where he successfully expanded IMEC business in China. Ding was VP of sales and marketing of TEL China, contributing to its $500M capital equipment business.  Prior to his 3.5 years career with TEL, Ding was founder and CEO of two startups -Xinhua eStore, the leading e-library in China and EDO Technologies, an ereader company.

Prior to founding EDO, Ding was vice president of SEMI and president of SEMI China.  He oversaw all SEMI operations in China and established a foundation for the growth of SEMI in China, in terms of reputation as well as its business.

Prior to joining SEMI, Mr. Ding served as the director of China Business Development for Credence Systems Corporation. Before that he held various sales and management positions at Silvaco International, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Flashcomm.  Prior to that, he was a sales engineer at Deutsch Research Inc., Mountain View, California.

Ding graduated from Peking University with a bachelor degree in Physical Chemistry. He also holds a master of science in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, an MBA from University of Nevada, Las Vegas and PhD from Tsinghua University. Ding is a life-time member of CASPA.


Semiconductor Design in the Cloud

Craig Johnson, VP, Cadence

Craig Johnson, VP of Cloud Business Development for Cadence Design Systems, is responsible for driving the use of Cadence products on the cloud.  Since joining Cadence in 2004, Craig has held leadership roles in Strategic Planning, Marketing, M&A, IT, and Business Development. Prior to Cadence, Craig held positions in Enterprise Strategic Marketing, Processor Roadmap Planning, and Manufacturing Operations during his 11 years at Intel.  Craig holds an MBA and a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Brigham Young University.

Dr. Luke Tang, GM, Techcode USA

Luke Tang is General Manager of TechCode USA, and Head of TechCode Global AI Accelerator Program. Luke won congressional recognition for his contributions to cross-border business relationship in technology and innovation in 2016. Most recently, TechCode was selected as Top 10 Global Accelerator Program by Entrepreneur Magazine.

Before joining TechCode, Luke played key roles in the high-tech and automotive practices of McKinsey & Company, and focused on strategy and corporate finance transactions. He led the strategic planning in Smart Home innovations for Haier, and orchestrated R&D and business development of Smart Home lines for Sharp and Cisco. He was also closely involved with some of the biggest M&A deals in the technology industry. Luke has a PhD degree in optoelectronics from Stanford University, and holds more than 10 US patents in consumer electronics. He was Principal Investigator of National Science Foundation in the US, Office of Technology Licensing Fellow at Stanford University, and served on the editorial board of Fiber and Integrated Optics and other international academic journals.

Dr. Jewel Li, Democratizing Autonomous Driving, COO, AutoX

Dr. Zhuo Li is the COO of AutoX, a self-driving car technology company revolutionizing the new generation of retail. She helps the company to be a leader worldwise in providing self-driving as a service for on-demand delivery that greatly change the paradigm of e-commerce and O2O retail. She aims to bring new experiences and convenience to daily lives with robotics and A.I.. Zhuo is one of the Women of Influence by Silicon Valley Business Journal in 2018. Prior to AutoX, Zhuo completed her Ph.D. in computer science at the University of Delaware and went on to become part of the Watson Core Algorithms team at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center.

Dr. Chris Nicol, SVP and Chief Technology Officer, Wave Computing

Chris is the Chief Technology Officer of the company and the lead architect of the DPU architecture incorporated into Wave’s Deep Learning Computer. In addition to his duties as CTO, Chris leads the systems team developing products, the runtime software environment and benchmarking applications using deep learning frameworks.

Prior to Wave, Chris was Chief Technology Officer, Embedded Systems at NICTA, an Australian ICT R&D organization he helped to establish, where he supported over 20 R&D projects across 5 labs in hardware and software development for intelligent, secure, robust and power efficient embedded systems. Prior to NICTA, he founded Bell Labs Research in Australia and Agere Systems in Australia and he worked for AT&T Bell Labs, New Jersey.

He received the PhD degree from the University of New South Wales and the MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He is an inventor on 21 U.S. patents. He has served on the TPC of ISSCC twice, and is serving his second term on the TPC of IEEE International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design.