7/26: NACSA proudly presents: “The Do’s and Don’ts of Establishing High-tech Businesses in China”

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As many of you may have already known, China has been widely expected to lead the global economic recovery post the US housing bubble and global financial market meltdown. And judging from the leading market indicators (performances of the stock and housing markets, etc.), China seems to be on track to be fulfilling this perceived role. Momentums are also building for China to join the rank of leading economic superpower. These impressive economic accomplishments should provide plenty of motivations for wanting to join NACSA’s 2009 China trip, to be held this Oct., as a way to learn firsthand about startup opportunities in China. As a warm-up event leading up to the trip, NASCA is holding a seminar on how to establish high-tech businesses in China. In this seminar, a distinguished list of speakers and panelists will share their knowledge and experiences as well as personal stories on the subject.

Time/Date: 1:30-3:30pm Sunday, July 26, 2009

Rm. 209/210
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Cost: Free

RSVP: Seating is limited. Please RSVP online.

1:00pm – 1:30pm: Registration
1:30pm – 2:00pm: NACSA 2009 China Trip Update
2:00pm – 4:00pm: Panel Discussion

Speaker Bios

Jang Fung Chen, VP of Engineering (Retired), ASML

Mr. Chen became the VP of Engineering at ASML MaskTools in 1999 when ASML acquired his company MaskTools, which he co-founded in 1997 when it was spun off from MicroUnity Systems. MaskTools focused on technology software products that were based on his co-invention, known as Scattering Bars Optical Proximity Correction. From 1983 to 1997, Mr. Chen was with various start-up companies working on advanced CMOS device fabrication. Holder of 46 US patents, Mr. Chen graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, in 1983, with multiple MS degrees in lithography, optical instrumentation, and imaging science. Since his retirement from ASML in 2008, Mr. Chan has been working on his own ideas.

Jianlong Dong, Sci-Tech Consul, Consulate General of China in San Francisco

Besides being a Sci-tech Consul, Mr. Dong is also the president of Chinese Oversea Talented Resource Development Foundation. He was a counselor of international collaboration in Department of Science of China. In the past 20 years, he has devoted himself to helping high-tech leaders and venture capitals to identify, promote, and/or commercialize prospective business projects.

Ron Cai, Partner In Charge/Chief Representative, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Shanghai Office

Mr. Cai has more than 20 years of legal experience assisting clients in U.S.-China business projects. His list of clients include Bloomberg, DuPont, Eaton, Marriott International, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and TNT.

He focuses on foreign investment in China, regulatory compliance and dispute resolutions in China, and international transactions. Mr. Cai also advises clients on a wide range of legal issues, including mergers and acquisitions, employment and labor law, intellectual property, licensing, retail and franchise, real estate, and commercial lending. He represents Chinese companies in their business transactions and litigation in the U.S. Mr. Ron speaks and writes frequently on U.S.-Chinese business issues.

Sonny Wu, Managing Director, GSR Ventures

Mr. Wu manages GSR’s Beijing office, focusing on semiconductors, new materials, and new energy sectors. Prior to GSR, Mr. Wu held key executive positions at Nortel Networks and led the investment in Shanghai ASMC (HKEX: 3355) in 1994. He served as Managing Director for Shanghai Nortel Semiconductors Corp and Guangdong Nortel Telecom Corp in 1995. Mr. Wu grew up in China, and completed his education at the University of British Columbia, University of California at Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan Fellow).

Everett X. Wang, PhD, Founder, EverteQ Inc.

Dr. Wang founded EverteQ Inc. in 2006, a company specializing in developing high energy efficient transportation vehicle. Prior to founding EverteQ, Dr. Wang spent 13 years at Intel (from 1993-2006) serving various roles in the TCAD, Photonic Operation, and Design Technology Service divisions. A PhD from University of Texas at Austin with 15 issued and pending patents, Dr. Wang has authored and co-authored 47 journal and conference papers. His professional interests include advanced transport models for nano CMOS devices, quantum size effects in thin body MOS, quantum theory for mobility modeling under mechanic stress, optimal control and dynamical modeling of complex system.


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.

Please refer to our website for more information: www.nacsa.com

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