CASPA eLetter: No. 192, July 31, 2020
Jul 31, 2020

CASPA 2020 Student Scholarship

August 1st, 2020 - CASPA announced today accepting applications for 2020 Student Scholarship from high school seniors. The deadline for the application is Sept. 14, 2020. The final award recipients will be notified by Oct. 10, 2020, and awards will be presented at the CASPA Annual Conference on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020.

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 2020 CASPA Annual conference to receive the certificate of scholarship and an award check.

Please find more rules and details on our website: CASPA 2020 Student Scholarship

Please download your application form here, send the filled form to Brandon Wang,, and cc: including the following materials on or before September 14, 2020.

Brandon Wang

Chairman, CASPA Student Scholarship Award Committee

CASPA Education Talk 2

Event Website:

Date: August 1st, 2020 

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm PDT

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 994 1752 6989                                                             

Registration click here

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CASPA Tech Education Day

HiFive from SiFive: Project Show Case

Event Website:

Venue: Zoom Video Webinar

Date: Saturday, Aug 15th, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm PDT                                                                            

Registration click here

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Prof. Chenming Hu, CASPA's Honorary Advisor, received the 2020 IEEE Medal of Honor – IEEE’s highest medal.

 Prof. Hu is the TSMC Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California,

 Berkeley. He is being recognized “for a distinguished career of developing

 and putting into practice semiconductor models, particularly 3-D device

 structures, that have helped keep Moore’s Law going over many decades.”

 Moore’s Law has driven the spectacular advances in the semiconductor

 industry, thus changing the world. But it became apparent that device

 physics would bring an end to the continual shrinking of device dimensions. His revolutionary 3-D transistor structure, the FinFET, overcame those physical barriers and has been replacing the transistors used by industry for the past five decades. In addition, his BSIM transistor model for circuit design has become the industry standard, and his BERT reliability simulation tool has greatly advanced device and circuit reliability.

Prof. Hu has made many extraordinary contributions to the industry over his career, and his groundbreaking work has earned him IEEE’s highest honor.

Semiconductor News

DateTitle (Chinese)Title (English)
7/27/2020三星晶圆代工逆袭史Counterattack history of Samsung foundry
7/27/2020Nvidia考虑收购Arm?打的什么算盘!Nvidia considers acquiring Arm 
7/27/2020​IBM的30亿美元芯片计划$3 billion chip plan of IBM
7/27/2020半导体“老三”的喜与忧Joys and sorrows of the 3rd largest player in semiconductor industry
7/27/2020摩尔定律的突围Breakthrough of Moore's Law
7/27/2020台积电登顶背后的三大关键How did TSMC become the world’s largest semiconductor foundry
7/27/2020半导体2020下半场来势凶猛The semiconductor market in the second half of 2020 is fierce

Alliance Events

From August 10th to 13th, 2020, the in-person conference will still be held at the same venue, the Ambassador Hotel Hsinchu.

From August 14th to September 13th, 2020 (GMT+8), we will hold the virtual conference with video presentations on-demand on the conference website.

A Letter from the IT Team

Dear CASPA members and friends,

Over the past few months, CASPA has jointed effort with CAC Hand-in-Hand to donate tens of thousands of PPEs to local hospitals, nursing homes, and individual health care providers.  We sincerely thank you for the support. Words can not describe the feeling when I received the personal thank you notes from those doctors and nurses, and I want to pass on the gratefulness to you. More information about our stories can be found on our website.

 Although the pandemic is far from over, we are seeing a significant   decrease in the daily new cases (see charts on the left. Source:   Apple News Spotlight). The hope is near. However, that does not   give us the privilege to stop taking precautions. We must continue   to avoid large gatherings and to practice social distancing.

 In the meantime, please also continue to enjoy CASPA's events   through online channels. CASPA's IT team is giving full support to   transition all CASPA events to 100% online. If you're interested in   becoming an IT team member during this critical time, please       contact me at

Thank you for your continuous support.

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

CASPA Job Alert

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

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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