CASPA eLetter: No. 191, July 15, 2020
Jul 15, 2020

2020 CASPA Summer Symposium

Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing under Pandemic


Saturday, July 25th, 2020 


1:00 pm to 6:30 pm PDT


Online Zoom Meeting 

Registration Link:

Letter from the Head of Symposium

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people have to work remotely and keep social distance. It leads to great behavior changes to human societies. In the meantime, it creates great opportunities for automation and artificial intelligence (AI), as well as cloud and data center applications. In this year's CASPA Summer Symposium, we invite honorable speakers to shed light on design components, tools to improve automation and AI applications, as well as semiconductor development to combat pandemic.
This event is brought to CASPA members by our Spring Symposium Team. We wish that by attending this Symposium, you will see the value CASPA brings to the semiconductor professional communities, and keep track of the latest technological innovation in the field of Automation, AI, Cloud and Data Center.

Haitao (Tony) Xia

Tentative Agenda:

US Pacific TimeTopics
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Dail in Zoom & Networking
1:00 pm – 1:05 pm
Introduction of CASPA Summer Symposium, Dr. Tony Xia
1:05 pm – 1:15 pm
Welcome from CASPA chairman, Dr. Song Xue
1:15 pm – 1:50 pm
Dr. Naveed Sherwani, President and CEO, SiFive
Open Semiconductor Innovation in the AIOT Age
1:50 pm – 2:25 pm
To be confirmed) Dr. Ron Ho, Senior Director, Facebook
2:25 pm – 3:00 pm
Dr. David Pan, Professor of ECE Dept., UT Austin
AI for IC and IC for AI
3:00 pm – 3:35 pm
Dr. Babak Taheri, CEO, Silvaco
Challenges and Opportunities for Global Semiconductor Businesses
3:35 pm – 4:10 pm
Frank Schirrmeister, Senior Director, Cadence
Digital Twins in the Era of Hyperscale Computing
4:10 pm – 4:45 pm
Dr. Kailiang Chen, Vice President, Butterfly Network
Personal Ultrasound, its technologies, and COVID-19
4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Panel Session : Technologies and Treatment for COVID-19
Moderator: Yulin Xu
6:00 pm – 6:10 pm
Closing Remark

2020 CASPA Education Day II

HiFive from SiFive: Project Show Case


Zoom Video Webinar 


Saturday, Aug 15th, 2020 


2:00 pm to 4:00 pm PDT

Registration Link:


US Pacific TimeTopics
2:00PM – 2:10PM
CASPA introduction
2:10PM – 2:20PM 
SiFive introduction
2:20PM – 3:20PM 
Keynote speech
3:20PM – 3:40PM 
Tynker introduction of Hifive project
3:40PM – 4:00PM

2020 CASPA Online Job Fair


Online ZOOM meeting


Saturday, Aug 22th, 2020 


10:00 am to 4:00 pm PDT

Registration Link:

Semiconductor News

DateTitle (Chinese)Title (English)
美国的芯片产能“危机”The capacity crisis of US chip production
7/10/2020历史性时刻,Nvidia市值反超IntelNvidia's market value overtakes Intel 
7/10/2020​PowerPC的芯酸往事The sentimental stories of PowerPC
7/10/2020历史转折中的晶圆代工五虎The five foundry giants in the turning of history
7/10/2020中国LED芯片厂的新战场The new battlefield of Chinese LED manufacturers

Alliance Events

Fight Against COVID-19 in US


CASPA and CAC Hand-in-Hand have jointly donated more than 2,500 medical/surgical masks, 350 N95/KN95 masks, 350 face shields, 55 goggles, 300 pack of wipes and 10 coverall suits to Northeast Medical Services, Courtyard Care Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, El Camino Hospital, and several individual doctors and nurses in the Bay Area by April 30, 2020.

Dear CASPA members and friends,

Our PPE donation effort is still on-going. We have extended our distribution to New York, and the total number of donated PPEs has already exceeded 20,000. More information about our stories can be found on our website.

 Click here to donate through our web page or other ways you can help

Thank you in advance for your generous support.

Allen Liu, Head of IT, on behalf of CASPA board members

CASPA Job Alert

  • [LeapFive] is looking for CEO

Specials for CASPA Members and Sponsors

  • [Air China] Special discount code for CASPA members and sponsors: USSME19006. Please follow the instructions below to purchase tickets online with the discount code.

Summary of Past CASPA Major Events

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


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