You might think Smartphones will replace PCs soon. However, in the year 2020, there was a record of 300 Million Personal Computers sold worldwide since 2014. It is proven that the PC is still the primary productivity tool favored among us.
Last month, I assembled a PC for both AI training and gaming. However, the key components, such as Nvidia’s GTX3090 cards and AMD’s RYZEN 9 CPUs were tough to find. I had to use in-stock finders such as zooLert.com and nowinstock.net to alert me and order in time. In the finders, I also observed that flight simulation gears were also sold-out everywhere.
The pandemic is driving new opportunities. Internet becomes the bloodstream for live activities. Thanks to the advanced semiconductor process and ecosystem, a flight simulator machine used to sell for millions of dollars a decade ago can now play on your PC or game consoles. You can even add Oculus Quest 2 VR goggles for live-like pilot training virtually from any airport, any plane, and go anywhere on earth. Flying over Yosemite National Park, believe it or not, is a fun activity right at your home. It is so immersive and photo-realistic that you may not think you are in a simulated world.
With the help of semiconductor process advancement, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR) solutions are found their typical use during the COVID-19. Offices and schools are no longer centralized during this period and require using these virtual tools to have work done. To describe this trend for virtualizing everything, I introduced a new acronym, Virtualization of things (VoT), to highlight the significance.
The global Simulation Software market size is projected to reach US$14.4 billion by 2026, from US$ 6.8 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 13.2% during 2021-2026. That said, our world will be more virtual than ever.
On the other hand, this week is also 2021 CES week, and we hear many new product releases and announcements. One thing worth to mention is that we are glad to see Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware, to be the new CEO of Intel. Mr. Gelsinger was CASPA’s annual dinner banquet’s keynote speaker in 2012. We congratulate his achievement.
In conclusion, 2020 is ending with crisis and opportunities, and Happy New Year 2021.
Executive Advisor, Board of Advisors, CASPA
CASPA Monthly Special Interest Group Seminar
Date: Jan. 30, 2021 Sat. 5pm – 6:30pm
Topic: Semiconductor Package and Testing, the State of the Art
Speakers: ASE USA, Senior Technology Fellow: William Chen
JCET, VP of Engineering: Yaojian Lin
Registration: Please visit www.caspa.com
CASPA 2020-2021 Event Calendar
03/13/2021 (Sat) 2021 Spring Symposium
07/24/2021 (Sat) 2021 Summer Symposium
10/16/2021 (Sat) 2021 Annual Conference & Dinner Banquet
04/13 – 04/15, 2021 DesignCon Conference, Santa Clara, CA
07/13 – 07/15, 2021 Semicon West, San Francisco, CA
Seminars and Workshops
01/30/2021 (Sat) Special Interest Group I: Heterogeneous Integration and SiP
02/20/2021 (Sat) Law Seminar
03/27/2021 (Sat) Financial Seminar
04/03/2021 (Sat) Education Day
04/24/2021 (Sat) Special Interest Group II
06/26/2021 (Sat) Tech Education Day
08/14/2021 (Sat) Special Interest Group III
Career Development and Entrepreneurship
05/15/2021 (Sat) CASPA High Tech Job Fair (Silicon Valley)
07/10/2021 (Sat) Entrepreneurship Seminar
International Delegation Trips
09/08 – 09/10/2021 CASPA 2021 SEMICON Taiwan Delegation (Taiwan)
Sponsors and Members Networking (by invitation only)
02/26/2021 (Fri) Spring Corporate Sponsor Mixer
05/29/2021 (Sat) Volunteer Team Building
08/13/2021 (Fri) Summer Corporate Sponsor Mixer
Additional events and co-host events may be added later during the year. Actual event dates are subject to change without notice. Please contact CASPA office for change notice.
|Date||Title (Chinese)||Title (English)|
|1/15/2021||半导体设备龙头的并购史||M&A history of semiconductor equipment giants|
|1/15/2021||全球半导体设备“大乱斗”||Global semiconductor equipment companies in arena|
|1/15/2021||中国本土晶圆产业链集体爆发||The rapid developement of China’s local wafer industry chain|
|1/15/2021||半导体行业的一个新机会||A new opportunity in the semiconductor industry|
|1/15/2021||汽车厂商押注SiC||Car manufacturers’ bet on SiC chips|
|1/15/2021|| AMD如何应对半路杀出的程咬金？||How did AMD cope with the unexpected competitors?|
- [Monte Jade West] Journey Through Semiconductor Industry: Past, Present and Post COVID
- [CIE-SF] AAEOY Speaker Series with Naveed Hussain, Boeing: Improving Life – Science & Technology Will Lead Us out of the Pandemic
- [CIE-SF] Satellite Communications
- [IEEE] IEEE San Francisco Events
CASPA Job Alert
Summary of Past CASPA Major Events
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