CASPA eLetter: No. 117, August 15, 2017
Aug 15, 2017

CASPA Announcements

CASPA 2017 Student Scholarship

July 15th, 2017 - CASPA announced today accepting applications for 2017 Student Scholarship from high school seniors. The deadline for the application is Sunday Sept. 17, 2017. The final award recipients will be notified before Saturday Oct. 7, 2017 and awards will be presented at the CASPA Annual Conference Dinner Banquet on Saturday Oct. 28, 2017.

Carrying on the tradition of pursuing excellence and community service, the CASPA Student Scholarship is designed to encourage and recognize scholastic and special achievements of the outstanding children of CASPA members. The selection criteria are based on a balanced of academic accomplishments, participation in extracurricular activities, and involvement in community service. Award winners will be invited to attend the 2017 CASPA Annual Banquet to receive the certificate of scholarship and an award check.

All student applicants must meet the following qualifications:
    a) The student applicant must be entering senior year in high school at the time of application.
    b) At least one parent is a CASPA life-time member for 6-months prior to the application.

Please send your application part 1 online, and application part 2 separately to Mr. Yuping Chung, Committee Chair of CASPA’s Student Scholarship Award via, including the following materials before September 17, 2017.

  1. A copy of high school transcript and SAT1 score report
  2. An essay in one of the following two categories with no more than 300 words in MS Word doc:
    • Personal Interests, Accomplishments, or Goals
    • Why should I be awarded the CASPA Student Scholarship?
  3. Personal information sheet in MS word doc ( Template in Page 3)
    1. Name of Student Applicant (English & Chinese)
    2. Name of High School
    3. Parents’ names
    4. One photo in passport style (to be published in CASPA Website and Annual Conference Proceedings)
    5. A brief summary of honors and awards received, offices of student organizations held, extracurricular activities, community services involved, volunteer work experiences, etc.

Examples of the above materials from previous award winners can be found in [] under Scholarship. For more information about CASPA Student Scholarship, please contact Mr. Yuping Chung via

2017 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. There will be about 10 seats of Directors open to be elected in the upcoming annual conference to be held on Oct. 28, 2017. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for these 10 BOD seats, and run for BOD election during the annual meeting. The candidates with the top 10 number of votes will get the 2-year BOD seats, and serve CASPA in 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 "2017 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.

Deadline of submitting your application to 2017 BOD election is Oct. 7, 2017. Our “BOD election committee” will verify your qualification and get in touch with you after your submission.

Best regards,

CASPA BOD Election Committee
Chinese American Semiconductor Professional Association (CASPA)

CASPA Events

CASPA/CIE Educational Day

Time: 13:00 - 16:00,Sunday, September 10, 2017
Venue: Cadence Auditorium Building 10, 2655 Seely Ave, San Jose, CA
Register: here
Promotional Code: CASPACIE1014

  • 13:00 - 13:30: Registration and Networking
  • 13:30 - 13:35: CASPA introduction
  • 13:35 - 13:40: CIE introduction
  • 13:40 - 14:00: Keynote session "Youth Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities in Local Government" by Assembly-member Kansen Chu
  • 14:00 - 14:20: session "The Art of Communication with Youth" by Rick Maloon, M.ed, principle of Miramonte Christian School
  • 14:20 - 14:25: 5 minutes break
  • 14:25 - 15:55: AMC/AIME level math competition problem coaching session, by Dr. Kevin Wang, Academic Director and Head Coach at Areteem Institute, home of Math Zoom and ZIML Competition
  • 15:55 - 16:00: Prize given to top competitors in 3 categories
  • 14:25 - 15:55: American History coaching session & how to participate in American History competition, by Steve Wang, Founder of Bay Area Community American History Club

CASPA Co-host Events

Successful Career Transformation Using AI

Time: 18:00 - 19:00, 08/30, 2017
Venue: Intel SC12, 3600 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Register: here

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning will free our hands, bodies and minds.

What’s left for us to do as the human race? What’s the winning formula for each of us, when machine will replace my hands, body and brain in an accelerated pace?.

The technical leaders from Silicon Valley will share their insights with you about:

  • The current technology development in AI and ML.
  • The skillset transformation in next the 3-5 years
  • The most effective way to get their team trained to meet challenges from AI and ML
  • Suggested training programs for you to stay ahead and become more competitive
  • Alliance Events

    Time: 13:00 - 17:30 PDT, 08/19/2017

    Time: 14:00 – 17:00 PDT, 09/09/2017

    Venue: Mission City Ballroom, Santa Clara Convention Center,5001 Great America Pwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054.

    Time: 09/18/2017 - 09/20/2017

    Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton , 2050 Gateway Place , San Jose, California, 95110

    registration: here

    CASPA Job Alert

    • Huawei has several job openings (SSD Firmware Architect, SSD System Chief Architect, Chief Technology Officer of Solid State Drive, Chief Expert of Storage Controller and Interface technology). For those who have interest, Please contact Jim Wright ( or Jason Hu ( for these positions. Updated on 08/15/2017.

    Summary of CASPA Major Events

    Following links include presentation materials for previous major CASPA events during the 2016 - 2017 term:

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


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