2011 NACSA China Trip Event Series

Entrepreneurship in China’s High-Tech Industry

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China has emerged as a world economic superpower, business opportunities in China is tremendous. Given the wealth of opportunities, a new era is underway for global high-tech innovation and entrepreneurship. No longer satisfied with China’s role as the world factory, China is in quest for independent innovation, that is a “homegrown innovation” –the path to sustainable economic prosperity and global leadership. Startups are key enterprises for any technology innovation, but they run high risk of failures. In this seminar, we invite a distinguished list of seasoned high-tech executives to share their experiences and insights on where to find the initial capital to start a company, how to survive and thrive in a highly competitive environment in China, and outlooks for semiconductor industry in particular.

Date: January 15, 2011, Sat. 1:00pm

Place: Santa Clara Convention Center
Conference Room 209
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(Follow sign “NACSA event”)

Admission: Free. Seating is limited, please RSVP online at http://goo.gl/c2JvG

Agenda:
1:00pm – 1:15pm Registration

1:15pm – 1:30pm 2011 NACSA China Trip Introduction

1:30pm – 3pm Presentations
1. China's “Big Semiconductor” Industry – Status and Outlook
Dr. Allen Lu, president of SEMI China and Vice President of Global SEMI

2. My View of Semiconductor Industry and Experience of Founding Startup Companies in China
Hongyu Li, founder of several startup companies, NACSA BOD, visiting Professor of USTC, China

3. How to Survive In a Highly Competitive Environment in China
Tom Luan, Vice President of Zoran Corporation and President Zoran China

3pm – 4pm Panel discussions
Panelists:
Dr. Allen Lu, president of SEMI China and Vice President of Global SEMI
Hongyu Li, founder of several startup companies, NACSA BOD
Tom Luan, Vice President of Zoran Corporation and President Zoran China
Dr. Leo Pang, Sr. VP & GM Luminescent Technologies

4pm – 4:30pm Networking

Speaker Bios:

Dr. Allen Lu, president of SEMI China and Vice President of Global SEMI

Dr Allen Lu is responsible for the association’s programs, products and services in China. He will oversee relationships with SEMI members, government and academia in the region, support SEMI international programs and serve SEMI members from all regions that have interests in China.

Prior to joining SEMI as regional president, Dr. Lu served as Technology Manufacturing and Engineering program Manager for the Intel Fab 68 program in Dalian, China. He was Director of Intel China Public Affairs in Shanghai for four years, and Group Leader of Intel’s California Technology and Manufacturing development teams for six years. Preceding his work at Intel, Allen Lu was senior process engineer and project leader for Applied Materials. Dr. Lu began his semiconductor career as a research scientist at Northwestern University and North Carolina State University. Allen Lu has a B.Sc. from the University of Science and technology of China and a Ph.D. in solid state physics from the University of Virginia. He also holds four US patents of invention.

SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Bangalore, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.

Hongyu Li, co-founder of several companies, BOD of NACSA, visiting Professor of USTC, China

Hongyu Li has 15 years of working experience in IC design, wireless communications and clean tech. He is the co-founder of few companies in these areas. He has done IC designs for ZigBee, WiFi, Bluetooth and Power Line Communications. He is BOD of NACSA and visiting Professor of USTC, China.

Tom Luan, Vice President Zoran Corporation and President Zoran China

Tom Luan oversees Zoran's China operations. Mr. Luan has over 19 years experience in the high tech industry. Prior to joining Zoran, he served as China Country Manager for Conexant Systems. Before joining Conexant, he was APAC marketing director for wireline communication product lines at Infineon. He has also worked at NEC Electronics and National Semiconductor in various positions from engineering to management. For the last eight years, he has resided in China and Hong Kong. Mr. Luan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics from Peking University, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from San Jose State University while working in Silicon Valley.

Dr. Leo Pang, Sr. VP & GM Luminescent Technologies

Dr. Pang joined the Luminescent’s executive team in 2004 and has played leadership roles with products, technologies, marketing, and customers. Prior to joining Luminescent, Dr. Pang held several product development and marketing management positions at Numerical and Synopsys (after acquisition), and research scientist position at Acuson. Dr. Pang has 25 issued patents, 18 pending patents, and 45 publications. Dr. Pang received a B.S. and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), and a M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Engineering from Stanford. He served the President of the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford (ACSSS) in 1996. He also co-founded China’s first online game company (xkx.com.cn) in 2000 in his spare time.

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