CASPA eLetter: No. 132, Feburary 28, 2018
Feb 28, 2018

CASPA Events


Spring Symposium: AI and Semiconductor Fusion - Part II Go Deep

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has seen resurgence in recent years fueled by the advance in computational power, algorithms and large amount of data, which are propelled by the semiconductor chip technology. AI technology in turns creates new demand for semiconductor industry. The theme of the symposium will be "AI and Semiconductor Fusion". This term was coined by CASPA in 2017 Annual Conference and become instantly popular among Semiconductor professionals and general tech audiences. We have historically high attendance in our annual conference. The 2018 spring symposium will go deeper on this theme with focus on the following areas:

(1) Deep learning applications and semiconductor solutions
(2) Enabling memory and computation technology for AI


Date: 03/03/2018
Time: 12:00-16:30
Theme: AI and Semiconductor Fusion - Part II: go deep
Venue: Intel SC-12 Auditorium, 3600 Juliette Ln., Santa Clara, CA 95054
12:00 - 13:00 Registration and Networking
13:00 - 13:15 Welcome from CASPA President
13:15 - 15:00 Speeches
  • FPGA Solution for AI - Vince Hu, VP, Intel
  • Enhancing and Augmenting Human Perception and Health with Advanced Sensors and Artificial Intelligence - Achin Bhowmik, CTO, Starkey
  • Future Computing and Hardware - Dr. Jeffery Welser, VP, IBM
  • Is It Time to Build Security in AI Chips? - Lan Jenson, CEO, Ada
15:00 - 15:15 Break and Networking
15:15 - 16:30 Speeches
  • Unleash Intelligence and Data Insights at Scale - Dr. Wei Li, VP, Intel
  • AI Trends and Impact on Memory system - Dr. Steven Woo, VP, Rambus
  • Enabling 10,000 Custom AI Chips at Scale with RISC-V - Dr. Yunsup Lee, CTO/Co-found SiFive

Spring Delegation Trip
Date: 03/14/2018 to 03/21/2018
Description: Recruit high tech startups to join 2018 CASPA international spring delegation trip; get the first hand information of China market, network with high profile VC’s and industry leaders, present your projects in high tech summit, and meet local governmental decision makers. Selected startups will have incentives. Email [] to get registration details and fee.

Please provide following information:
name/contact cell phone/email/company name/presented project name/bio/projects introduction (500 words)
(1. core technology; 2 projected revenue; 3. land/facility/fund requirements 4. require roadshow)

3/14-16 Arrived at Shanghai and attend SEMICON China, VIP Gala, High Tech company visit
3/19 fly to Ningbo, Zhejiang
3/20 Attend 1st China (Ningbo) Global Experts Summit (CGES); Startup roadshow
3/21 Ningbo Field visit – company and industry parks

Financial Seminar I: Tax Reform Update
Date: 03/21/2018
Time: TBD
Venue: TBD

CASPA Scholarship Notice
Date: 04/13/2018
Description: CASPA Scholarship is for high school seniors in October every year. There is one qualification for student scholarship, which is: at least one parent is a CASPA life-time member for 6-months prior to the application, which is before 4/13/2018. If you would like your children qualified to apply for CASPA scholarship, please contact for lifetime membership details.

CASPA 2018 Job Fair
Date: 05/05/2018
Time: 10:00-15:00
Venue: Crowne Plaza San Jose - Silicon Valley
For Hiring companies - 30% off for early bird registration. Deadline: 3/15/2018. We have Huawei, ARM, and more confirmed to join.
For Job seekers - open soon for eventbrite registration, stay tuned!
Now open sign-up for hiring companies. Please contact for details.

Alliance Events

Time: 13:00-17:30, 03/24/2018

Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara

Time: 9:30-17:00, 03/14/2018

Venue: Biltmore Hotel & Suite, 2151 Laurelwood Rd, Santa Clara, CA

CASPA Job Alert

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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