CASPA eLetter: No. 145, August 31, 2018
Aug 31, 2018

CASPA 2018 Annual Conference Dinner Banquet (ACDB)

Please mark the day. CASPA’s ACDB will be held on Saturday Oct. 13, 2018. We have distinguished speakers lined up and will keep you updated if there is any new change.

Dinner Banquet (DB) keynote speaker: Gary E. Dickerson, CEO and president, Applied Materials, Inc.

Prospective Annual Conference (AC) speakers: Ziya Ma (VP, Intel), Rui Zhou (Vice GM, IC Park), Kelvin Low (VP, ARM), Ramine Roane (VP, Xilinx), Ian Bratt (Dist. Engr., ARM), Gunjeet Baweja (Dir., Jefferies), Leo Wang (VP,, Subhasish Mitra (Prof., Stanford), Robert Blake (CEO, Achronix), Narayan Srinivasa (CTO, Eta Compute), Jianxiong Xiao (CEO, AutoX), Junli Gu (VP, Xiaopeng Motors), Zhe Zhang (CEO, PerceptIn), Norman Chang (VP, ANSYS)

Time: 9:30 - 21:30, Saturday, October 13, 2018
Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054.
Register: here

Annual Conference

  • 09:30 - 10:00: Registration, and networking for attendees at lobby
  • 10:00 - 10:10: Welcome from CASPA President
  • 10:00 - 12:30: Startup Pitch
  • 12:30 - 13:10: Lunch Break
  • 13:10 - 13:40: CASPA Board of Directors Election
  • 13:40 - 15:50: CASPA Keynote Speeches (TBD)
  • 15:50 - 17:00: CASPA Panel Discussion (TBD)

Dinner Banquet

  • 17:00 - 18:15: Registration, and networking for attendees at lobby
  • 17:15 - 18:15: Executives social/cocktail at VIP lounge
  • 18:15 - 19:15: Banquet seating and dinner
  • 19:15 - 19:45: CASPA 2018-2019 Leadership Transition, and Recognition award for retiring board directors
  • 19:45 - 20:15: Keynote: Gary E. Dickerson, CEO of Applied Materials
  • 20:15 - 20:30: 2018 CASPA student Scholarship Award
  • 20:30 - 21:30: Band Performance, Prize Drawing, and social

Startup Company Enrollment Request
Register: here

Our startup pitch offers startups a free opportunity to pitch their venture for instant inputs from fellow entrepreneurs. Join us to talk about your great product that will change the world!

If you are interested in pitching, showcase your product and network with 500+ Silicon Valley Professionals, Entrepreneurs, Investors, please select the ticket "startup company enrollment". This is only an enrollment request and subject to review. We will notify you if it is accepted. Display table and pitch time are also subject to availability.

CASPA is accepting sponsorship for 2018 Annual Conference and Dinner Banquet. Depending on the sponsorship level, the sponsors may have display table in annual conference, receive free tickets for dinner banquet, post advertisement in ACDB proceeding and CASPA's yearbook, enjoy corporate sponsor benefits such as speaking in CASPA events, receiving discounts to join CASPA job fair and attending CASPA corporate sponsor mixer, etc. For inquiries about detailed information, please email to

CASPA Events

CASPA 2018 Student Scholarship

CASPA is accepting applications for 2018 Student Scholarship from high school seniors. The deadline for the application is Sept. 16, 2018. The final award recipients will be notified by Sept. 30, 2018 and awards will be presented at the CASPA Annual Conference Dinner Banquet on Saturday Oct. 13, 2018.

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 2018 CASPA Annual Banquet to receive the certificate of scholarship and an award check.

All student applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. The student applicant must be entering senior year in high school at the time of application.
  2. 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 Dr. James Lei, via and, including the following materials before deadline.

  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 Dr. James Lei, Committee Chair of CASPA’s Student Scholarship Award via and

Best regards,

James Lei, Chairman, CASPA Student Scholarship Award Committee

Brandon Wang, Chairman & President, CASPA

2018 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. 13, 2018. 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 "2018 CASPA BOD Election" for your email,

  • Your full name
  • Company name and job title
  • Your “significant experiences and areas of contributions in your profession” with no more than 100 words

    Deadline of submitting your application to 2018 BOD election is Sep.21, 2018. Our “BOD election committee” will verify your qualification and get in touch with you after your submission.

    Best regards,

    CASPA BOD Election Committee

    CASPA Fall Delegation Trip

    Date: 10/21/2018 to 10/28/2018
    Description: Recruit high tech startups to join 2018 CASPA international Fall 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 information. Online registration: 2018 CASPA Fall international delegation trip Please provide following information:
    Name/contact cell phone/email/company name/presented project name/bio/project introduction (maximum 500 words)
    (1. core technology; 2. projected revenue; 3. land/facility/fund requirements 4. require roadshow)

    Proposed Agenda:
    10/21-23 (Beijing) Attend IC world, VIP Gala, High Tech company visit
    10/24-25 (Xian) Visit High Tech companies and industry parks.
    10/26-28 (Chengdu) Attend International Semiconductor Industry Innovation High-end Dialogue.
    10/28 Dismiss

  • Alliance Events

    Time: 18:30 - 21:00, 09/5/2018

    Venue: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Road, # 140,San Jose

    Time: 18:30 - 21:00, 09/12/2018

    Venue: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Road, # 140,San Jose

    Morrison & Foerster law firm is partnering up with ActionSpot Startup Studio for an 8 week series to teach entrepreneurs / startups all the legal topics they need to know.

    Time: 12:00 - 13:00, 09/21/2018

    Venue: ActionSpot Startup Studio, 437 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110

    Time: 8:00 - 17:00, 09/25/2018 & 09/26/2018. (Welcome Reception on 9/24/2018 from 17:30-19:00)

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

    Click here for $200 off general pass and VIP pass or free expo pass coupon codes.

    Time: 8:30 - 18:00, 10/1/2018

    Venue: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara, CA 95054

    CASPA Job Alert

    Summary of Past CASPA Major Events

    The following links include presentation materials and/or summary for previous major CASPA events in the recent year:

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


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