CASPA eLetter: No. 205, February 15, 2021
Feb 15, 2021

President's Words

Dear Members,

Happy Chinese New Year! 
Based on the Lunar calendar, the year of Rat is finally over on February 11, 2021. We made it through the year of Rat and enter the year Ox. The Ox in the Chinese Zodiac is considered to be honest, determined, and reliable, which are the kind of traits we need for successes. Besides, the word “Ox” in Chinese also means “Awesome/Outstanding”, let’s go off the demons and start a year of opportunities!
Speaking of Opportunities, 2021 will become a year of opportunity for the semiconductor industry. According to CNBC, semiconductors are in short supply because of the big demand for electronics, including consumer electronics, automotive electronics, and data centers. Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD (CASPA’s sponsor), mentioned that it expects shortages through the first half of the year, at least. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) predicts that global chip sales would grow 8.4% in 2021, a notable jump from 5.1% in 2020. Hopefully, 2021 will become an awesome year for our sponsors and members.
On the CASPA side, we will have an online law seminar on 2/27/2021 with the title “Early-stage Financing and Immigration Laws/H1B for Startups”. We have two experts from two well-known law firms to give us talks on the early-stage financing (such as preferred stock/convertible notes/SAFEs) for startups and the immigration laws/H1B policy update. Don’t miss it out!

Best Regards,

Xiaodong Zhang
President and Chairman, CASPA

CASPA Events

Law Seminar: Early-stage Financing and Immigration Laws/H1B for Startups

Date: Feb 27, 2021 Sat. 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Details: click here!

Registration: click here!

Semiconductor News

DateTitle (Chinese)Title (English)
全球半导体制造的狂欢Semiconductor manufacturing: forging ahead
2/14/2021汽车芯片缺货下的众生相The impact of automobile chip out of stock
2/14/2021趁势逆袭,半导体产业链上的第一阵营好戏上演Semiconductor industry chain: dark horses emerge
2/14/2021韩国半导体产业闷声发大财The rapid development of South Korea semiconductor
2/14/2021成熟制程工艺Top榜单:中芯国际与台积电之间只差一个UMCThe mature process technology gap between SMIC and TSMC: a matter of UMC
2/14/20215G基站芯片的新竞争New competition among 5G base station chip companies
2/14/2021华为海思的进退两难The dilemma of Huawei HiSilicon

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