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15 Apr: CASPA eLetter: No. 209, April 15, 2021

Apr 15, 2021 | President’s Words Dear Members, The global semiconductor industry is expected to witness significant growth in the near future. Based on the report from The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), the global semiconductor industry sales were $39.6 billion for the month of February 2021, an increase of 14.7% over the February 2020. The best is yet to come. The 2021 CASPA Virtual job fair will be held Saturday, May 15, 1:00- 5:00 PM, online via Zoom. It will be free for all CASPA corporate…

31 Mar: CASPA eLetter: No. 208, March 31, 2021

Mar 31, 2021 | President’s Words Dear Members, The 2021 CASPA Spring Symposium themed “Semiconductor in Digital Transformation” was held on March 27 via several top executives and technology pioneers from TSMC, SEMI, Rambus, Western Digital, Archronix, Accelercomm, and Stanford University shared their perspectives on the opportunities of semiconductor in digital transformation. More than 500 people across the world attended this conference online. The 2021 CASPA Virtual job fair will be held Saturday, May 15,…

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15 Mar: CASPA eLetter: No. 207, March 15, 2021

Mar 15, 2021 | President’s Words Dear Members, The biggest news related to the semiconductor industry came out last week. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA) will set up a working group to create an avenue for communication and improve supply chain security. We hope this will help to improve communication in the semiconductor industry between China and the US. The 2021 CASPA Spring Symposium, featuring the theme “Semiconductor in Digital…

01 Mar: CASPA eLetter: No. 206, March 1, 2021

Mar 1, 2021 | President’s Words Dear Members, Spring is coming. 2021 CASPA Spring Symposium, featuring the theme “Semiconductor in Digital Transformation”, will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2:30- 6:30 PM, online via Zoom. The changes in how we live and work caused by the pandemic have accelerated the process of digital transformation. As the engine of the transformation, the semiconductor industry plays a critical role in this digital transformation. We invited a well-Known Professor from Stanford…

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15 Feb: 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…

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31 Jan: CASPA eLetter: No. 204, January 31, 2021

Jan 31, 2021 | President’s Words Dear Members, Things seem to get better since entering 2021. The number of infections of COVID-19 in the US started to decrease in the past two weeks. It is a good sign of recovery. From the CASPA side, we held our 2021 first virtual SIG (Special Interest Group) seminar on January 30. Two experts from the top OSAT providers in the world, Dr. Willian Chen, the Senior Technology Fellow from ASE, and Mr. Yaojian Lin, Vice president of R&D from JCET, shared their insights on…

15 Jan: CASPA eLetter: No. 203, January 15, 2021

Jan 15, 2021 | Market trend Dear Members, 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…

31 Dec: CASPA eLetter: No. 202, December 31, 2020

Dec 31, 2020 | Market Update Dear Members, As the time marches toward the end of 2020, much good news such as promising COVID-19 vaccines brought us a positive recovery outlook in 2021. According to SIA/WSTS, semiconductor sales increased 12% in September to mark a second consecutive month of double-digit development. Year-to-date semiconductor receipts as of September jumped 5.5%, approximated to the same period in 2019. The total semiconductor equipment market in 2020 is on track to beat the previous high…

15 Dec: CASPA eLetter: No. 201, December 15, 2020

Dec 15, 2020 | Market Update Dear Members, As the time marches toward the end of 2020, much good news such as promising COVID-19 vaccines brought us a positive recovery outlook in 2021. According to SIA/WSTS, semiconductor sales increased 12% in September to mark a second consecutive month of double-digit development. Year-to-date semiconductor receipts as of September jumped 5.5%, approximated to the same period in 2019. The total semiconductor equipment market in 2020 is on track to beat the previous high…

30 Nov: CASPA eLetter: No. 200, November 30, 2020

Nov 30, 2020 | President’s Words Dear CASPA’s Sponsors, members and friends: It’s my greatest honor and privilege to take on this historic duty to continue CASPA’s missions like all my respectable predecessors and to lead this most influential non-profitable semiconductor professional association, to embrace the disruptive innovations happened at Silicon Valley. Since early 2020, COVID-19 has been turned into a global crisis. It is the biggest challenge of our life time. No industry is immune to the impact of…