2/21/2010: NACSA proudly presents: "High-tech Seminar Series: Industry Landscape in Mobile Computing"

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Thanks to rapid advances in wireless technology, smartphones have brought ubiquity of internet accesses to the mass users. Though highly mobile and comparable in performance with netbooks, smartphones are not yet powerful enough as general purpose computing platforms. However, the convergence of computing and mobility is no longer a question of if, but one of when and in what form. The iPAD recently announced by Apple serves as a testimony to this trend. The convergence also means a massive market opportunity for the semiconductor industry.

To provide good user experience, the processors used in mobile computing platforms must have a decent performance for general purpose computing and multimedia playback and a low power consumption profile for long battery life per charge. Increasingly, these processors will also need to have on-die support for 3D graphics capability for gaming and possibly 3D contents.

NACSA cordially invite you to the first of our high-tech seminar series “Industry Landscape in Mobile Computing”, focusing on the two major platforms for mobile computing: ARM and x86. Two distinguished guest speakers, who are experts in the respective fields, will be sharing their knowledge and perspectives on these platforms as well as identifying the challenges and market opportunities facing them.

Time/Date: 1:00-4:00pm Sunday, Feb 21, 2010
Place: 47655 Warm Springs Blvd., Fremont, CA 94539

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Cost: Free
RSVP: RSVP has been closed due to limited seating.

Speakers Biographies

Anthony Yung, M.B.A., Marketing Manager, Intel Corp.

Topic: Enabling the Mobile Internet

Anthony Yung is Group Manager of Product Marketing at Intel's Ultra Mobile Group, whose charter is to build a vibrant business in the next generation handheld market segment. Prior to his current role, Mr. Yung held a variety of positions at Intel, including platform marketing of Centrino® mobile technology, product management of mobile Pentium®チIII processors, channel marketing, and long range planning. Prior to Intel, Mr. Yung was an analyst at Gartner Group / Dataquest and a design engineer at Sun Microsystems. Mr. Yung earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

James Cheng, Ph.D., M.B.A., Director of Sales and Marketing, ST-Ericsson America

Topic: Industry Landscape in mobile computing, smart phone and tablet PC

James Cheng is Sales and Marketing Director for ST-Ericsson America in Santa Clara, CA responsible for key accounts including Microsoft, Intel, and Sierra Wireless in Western North America. Prior to ST-Ericsson, Mr. Cheng was Regional Marketing Director for Business Unit Mobile & Personal in America for NXP Semiconductors in San Jose, CA. He is responsible NXP solutions and application support for Nexperia cellular and connected entertainment (e.g., FM radio, GPS, media processor, Bluetooth, etc.) marketing in the region. Mr. Cheng has been in the wireless industry in the US for more than 15 years with responsibility ranging from system architecture development, technical management, product management, and early stage venture investing. Mr. Cheng holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University and an MBA from Stern School of Business of New York University.

1-1:30 Registration
1:30-2:30 James Cheng’s talk
2:30-2:45 Q&A
2:45-3:45 Anthony Yung’s talk
3:45-4:00 Q&A


Founded in 1996 in the Silicon Valley, North America Chinese Semiconductor Association (NACSA) is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of exchange and collaboration among Chinese professionals in semiconductor and related high-tech industries.

Riding the tide of globalization, the community of Chinese engineers and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and China has enjoyed a tremendous growth in recent years. Through event hosting, networking, and information sharing, NACSA has been instrumental in helping build a vibrant high-tech professional community serving the needs of these professionals. NACSA, with its 4000 strong members, is currently one of the largest and most active Chinese professional organizations in the US. NACSA members come from diverse fields in semiconductor and other high-tech related industries, including makers of optional devices, semiconductor chips, and PCs; system manufacturers; equipment manufacturers; design house; software; etc.

Committed to sharing information and resources and serving as a bridge between the US and China high-tech communities, NACSA’s mission is to strengthen networking among professionals, foster entrepreneurship in ethnic Chinese, and promote the exchange in the semiconductor and related high-tech industries. At NACSA, we believe in learning by doing and contributing before receiving.

Past NACSA seminar speakers include prominent CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs from such well-known companies as Intel, Applied Materials, Cadence, MIPS Technology, Spreadtrum, UMC, TSMC, Go2Silicon, ViMicro, Broadcom Inc., Cypress Semiconductor, Keysi International, SH Zhangjiang, HK Science & Technology Parks, Goldman Sachs, and many others. NACSA seminars are well received and well attended with an average audience size of 300. Besides seminars and discussion forums, NACSA also hosts Spring/Summer picnic and forms special task teams. Each year, NACSA organizes delegations to China and hosts meetings with visiting high-tech delegations from China.

This seminar is cordially sponsored by Northwestern Polytechnic University, School of Global Education

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