CASPA eLetter: No. 195, September 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

CASPA 2020 Entrepreneurship and Startup Seminar

You are cordially invited to attend the "CASPA 2020 Entrepreneurship and Startup Seminar". This event will be held on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 via ZOOM online conference meeting.

This Entrepreneurship and Startup Seminar will highlight two recent startup companies in semiconductor IC design area. Omni Design Technologies is a Silicon-Valley startup company focusing on the fast-growing areas ranging from 5G wireless communications, automotive networking, LiDAR and RADAR, wireline communications, Image sensors, and the internet-of-things (IoT). We have invited their CEO and founder, Dr. Kush Gelati, to give a presentation about his personal experience of starting up the company, and the challenges that he has encountered over the years. Dr. Kush will also present his vision of the future growth and potential job openings in the company.

The other Silicon-Valley startup company is Moffett AI focusing on AI area. Dr. Zhibin Xiao is Co-founder and Chief Architect of Moffett AI. Dr. Xiao is currently leading the hardware and software architecture team of the company, where he led the development of Sparse AI Accelerators and Systems. Dr. Xiao will also share his unique personal experience of starting up the company. He will also present his view of the company future growth and potential job openings in the company.

This event is specially tailored for the following semiconductor professionals: 1) who are interested in starting up a company, 2) who are interested in taking the challenges to join startup companies, and/or 3) who are looking for jobs and are confident to make great contributions in the semiconductor industry.

Eventbrite Registration:

Location: Online ZOOM meeting

ZOOM meeting ID: 937 0408 3715

Event Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM, Saturday September 19th, 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. 22, 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 22, 2020.

Brandon Wang

Chairman, CASPA Student Scholarship Award Committee

2020 CASPA Board of Directors Election Announcement

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. 17, 2020. 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 click the link.

CASPA BOD Election Committee

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8/12/2020台积电大客户之争TSMS's struggling to obtain KA
8/12/2020华为禁令下的芯片市场The chip market changes due to Huawei bans
8/12/2020三大晶圆厂多维度对比Multi-dimensional comparison of Top3 foundry
8/12/2020中国资本的海外半导体并购之路The overseas semiconductor M&A story of Chinese capital

Alliance Events

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CASPA Job Alert

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Specials for CASPA Members and Sponsors

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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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