Opportunities knocks, to meet top Shandong Top Business leaders (8/3)

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A group of top business leaders (about 30 people) from major
companies in Shandong Province will visit bay area, and they will
host an interactive seminar with bay area friends to discuss various

They would like to chat with friends on:
1. Investment opportunities in US, to set branch in US
2. To seek US partnership
3. Import from US to Shandong
4. Export from Shandong to US
5. Career opportunities: Top positions in major Shandong
6. Recent development in Shandong

These business leaders have very broad background, from high tech,
software, to traditional industries, such as: machinery, banking,
oil, chemical, biotech, etc.

Many opportunities will be presented, and this is a good time to get
close to Shandong.

When: Aug 3, 2pm – 4pm
Where: 2953 Bunker Hill Lane, #400, Santa Clara, CA, 95054 (4th

Seats are limited, if you can join the event, please reply to:
bin2lee @ yahoo.com
Phone: 408-499-4251

7/28/07 NACSA Alliance Event: CINA 2007 Summer Symposium

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7/28 – CINA 2007 Summer Symposium

The Secrets of Start-up Success! by Michelle Messina and Lee Raney

EBiz Express: What Every Business Should Know About Internet Marketing by Jon Leland

Date / Time: Saturday, July 28, 2007 – 9:00am to 12:30pm

Distinguished Speakers:
Mr. Jon Leland, Founder and President,, ComBridges
Ms. Lee S. Raney, President, Pivot Point Strategies
Ms. Michelle E. Messina, President of Explora International, LLC.

Venue: Fenwick & West LLP, 801 California St., Mountain View, CA

For details, please visit http://www.cina.org/viewevent.php?eventid=186

7/14/07: NACSA Annual Conference 2007

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Globalization of China – Emerging Trends in Semiconductor Industry

Date/Time: 9:30 AM~6:30 PM, Saturday, July 14, 2007

Fairmont Hotel
170 South Market Street
San Jose, CA 95113

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Free Parking near the venue


Featuring many great talents and leaders as guest speakers, the NACSA Annual Conference serves as a gathering place for busy professionals from the semiconductor industry in US and China. The forum focuses on the future of China’s semiconductor industry and its impact to the world, with topics covering a wide range of areas including manufacturing, testing, assembly, white goods OEMs, IC system, fabless design houses as well as the policy making of the Chinese government. For this year’s event, we have invited a prominent group of high profile IC industry executives from China and the US to share their experiences and perspectives. Our goal is to bring people together and work towards building a strong Chinese IC industry. Feature topics include: Intel’s new fab in China, solar industry trend, and Lenovo’s new vision. You are cordially invited to join us for this wonderful event.

Founded in 1996, NACSA is one of the largest professional organizations for Asian American in the US with local chapters in Boston, Los Angeles, and Shanghai. Totaling over 4000, NACSA members include technical and business professionals from major areas of the semiconductor IC industry ranging from design, processing, manufacturing, testing, packaging, and EDA (Electronic Design Automation). NACSA is recognized as a most important source of talents for the burgeoning semiconductor industry in China.


  • Programs: Free
  • Special luncheon event (limited seats): $30 (includes annual membership renewal)
  • Cocktail reception (limited space): free
  • Annual Membership Renewal: $25

Please click here to RSVP Online


  • Registration + Social: 9:30am-10:00am (outside of Imperial Ballroom)
  • Morning Session: 10:00am-12:15pm
    • 10:00-10:15

Job Openings at Conexant Systems

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About the Conexant Systems:
Conexant Systems, Inc. (NASDA: CNXT) is a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications for the digital home. Conexant's innovative semiconductor system solutions enable global access networks, and are driving digital home information and entertainment networks worldwide. The company has leveraged its expertise and leadership position in modem technologies to enable more Internet connections than all of its competitors combined, and continues to develop leading integrated silicon solutions for broadband access and media processing networks.

We are always looking for talented, creative, agile and ambitious individuals that prefer to work on cutting edge technology. Apply for a position if you are seeking a rewarding high tech career in a highly charged entrepreneurial environment. If you desire to be a part of the solution, then you are ready to join the Conexant team. Interested parties please submit resumes to sabrina.chen@conexant.com

Job Openings:
1. Position: VLSI Design Director
Location: Chengdu, China
Detailsdownload pdf file: http://www.nacsa.com/archives/files/job … rector.pdf

2. Position: VLSI Sr. Manager
Location: Chengdu, China
Detailsdownload pdf file: http://www.nacsa.com/archives/files/job … Sr_Mgr.pdf

3. Position: VLSI Design Director
Location: Shanghai, China
Detailsdownload pdf file: http://www.nacsa.com/archives/files/job … rector.pdf

4. Position: Analog Mixed Signal IC Design Director
Location: Beijing/Shanghai, China
Detailsdownload pdf file: http://www.nacsa.com/archives/files/job … rector.pdf

5. Position: SOC Implementation & Physical Design Director, Core Engineering
Location: China
Detailsdownload pdf file: http://www.nacsa.com/archives/files/job … rector.pdf

For other job information at Conexant Systems, please visit http://www.conexant.com/careers/

Thin-Film Solar Technology: The Future or the Present?

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NACSA presents:

Thin-Film Solar Technology: The Future or the Present?

Sponsored by Applied Materials

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2007
Event Time: 7:30pm (7:00 networking). Snacks and refreshments will be provided
Venue: Applied Materials Building 12, Conference Room A/B
Address: 3225 Oakmead Village Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95052 Google Map
Cost: $10 w/ RSVP; $20 at the door
RSVP: RSVP before 4/11 to Renxin_xia@nacsa.com and include your name, affiliation, email and phone number.


The solar industry has experienced tremendous growths in the last few years as the world turn to renewable energy to combat global warming and the dependence on oil. On the other hand, the high demand on raw silicon has dramatically increased silicon wafer prices and has become an obstacle to the solar industry's further growth. Unless there is a technological breakthough, the goal of grid parity remains far off in the future.

Many technologists and investors are banking that thin-film solar technology is just the breakthrough needed for a paradigm shift in the solar industry. Thin-film is not constrained by the supply of raw materials and promises significantly lower manufacturing costs. It also creates new opportunities in flexible materials and BIPV (building-integrated photovoltaics). However, it also faces its own challenges in terms of manufacturability, efficiency, and a high upfront cost.

Is thin-film technology the solution of today or the future? We invited top executives from the leading thin-film solar companies to share with us their visions and educate us on the different thin-film technologies, their promises, challenges, and solutions.

NACSA invites its members and other professionals with interests in solar technology to join us for this exciting discussion. To learn more about NACSA and this event, please refer to our website: www.nacsa.com.
Confirmed Speakers:

David Pearce – President and CEO, Miasole

Mr. Pearce has over 30 years of broad-based business, sales, operations and financial management experience in both private and public high-technology companies. He has been at the CEO level for the past 18 years. Mr. Pearce is a serial entrepreneur, having founded four venture-backed companies, including: OptCom, which manufactured precision thin-film optical filters, and SciVac which designed and manufactured thin-film vacuum-deposition equipment.
As president and CEO of Domain Technology (another venture-backed company), Mr. Pearce helped pioneer the manufacture of sputtered thin-film disks. This system was subsequently acquired by Seagate Technology and went on to revolutionize the cost, throughput, and precision-coating capability of the industry.
Prior experience includes serving as CFO/COO of MiniScribe (an early pioneer in small format hard-disk drives), and in financial management roles at Datapoint and Xerox Corporation.
Mr. Pearce holds an MBA from the University of Texas, Austin, and a BS in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech.

James Sheats – Associate CTO, Nanosolar

James Sheats is known as a leading expert on roll-to-roll manufacturing. Prior to Nanosolar, James Sheats was Chief Technology Officer at Novus Communications Technologies, a developer of roll-manufactured displays, and, before that, Chief Technology Officer of Rolltronics Corporation, a company focused on roll-to-roll manufacturing technologies for flexible electronics. Prior to this, he spent 20 years at HP Labs, where he worked on a wide variety of projects in thin film electronics, including microlithography, superconductivity, electroluminescence and energy-conserving electronic devices. A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, he holds a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Stanford University and has published over 50 journal articles and filed 21 patents.

Dave Eaglesham – VP Technology, First Solar

David Eaglesham is VP technology at First Solar. He has a PhD in Physics from the University of Bristol and worked as a Lecturer at Liverpool University before joining Bell Labs in 1988. At Bell Labs he worked on semiconductor deposition techniques and doping and rose (or sank) to be Director of Electronic Device Research. He worked at Lawrence Livermore as Chief Technologist and at Applied Materials as Director of Advanced Technologies before joining First Solar. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, was named Outstanding Young Investigator by the Materials Research Society in 1994, and was MRS President in 2005.
He will discuss the major cost-drivers for TF PV, and describe the pathway towards grid-parity.

J. Craig Hunter – GM Thin Film Products, Solar Business Group, Applied Materials

Since helping form the Solar Business Group in 2005, Craig has been responsible for developing Applied Material's product portfolio and business strategy for thin film solar. A major activity of this group is the development, marketing and installation of Generation 8.5 (5.7m2 substrates) thin film silicon photovoltaic production lines.
Craig previously worked at AKT, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Applied Materials that is a leader in the manufacturing of large area equipment used in TFT-LCD production. At AKT, Craig held various positions, including Business Development Manager, Senior Manager of Strategic Marketing and Product Manager for AKT's electron beam test (EBT) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) systems.
Prior to joining Applied Materials, Craig's various roles included Chief Financial Officer of Evercare Corporation, a manufacturer of consumer products, and Director of Mergers and Acquisitions at The Beacon Group in New York.
Mr. Hunter studied East Asian Studies at Harvard College and graduated with high distinction from Harvard Business School.

About NACSA:

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

NACSA is an inclusive organization, open to anyone sharing with our common mission, which is to strengthen networking among professionals, foster the entrepreneurship among ethnic Chinese, and promote the exchange in the global semiconductor and information technology industries. NACSA's philosophy is learning by doing, networking by involving, exchanging by interacting, entrepreneuring by trying, and benefiting by contributing.

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

4/21/07: Silicon Valley Women's Association 2007 Spring Picnic

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It's that time of the year again — the soothing breeze, the sweet scented blossom, and the tender sunshine. Spring is coming! The traditional spring picnic is here also.

Our annual picnic is a great time to get together with family and friends for a relaxing day. It will feature some fine performances and entertaining activities. For those food-loving friends, you will definitely enjoy the delicious food here. We are also preparing a surprise that will be sure to end the picnic on a high note.
Memorial Park
Intersection of Stevens Creek Blvd and Mary Ave
Cupertino, CA

When: 10:00am – 3:00pm, April 21st, 2007

2007 SVW Member: $10 per person,
SVW Membership: $10 year,
Non Member: $15 per person,
Kids from 8 to 18: $5 /ea,
Senior (above 60): $5/ea.

Online tickets: http://www.svwomen.org/cms/picnic042107.html

If you like to pay on site, please RSVP at: SVWPay@yahoo.com .
Bring your friends, family and a hearty appetite to our picnic. We will have a fun day together!

Silicon Valley Women's Association
Co-organize with
North America Chinese Semiconductor Association
Northern California SiChuan Folks Association
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03/20/07: A MIT Club event for all entrepreneurs

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A MIT Club event for all entrepreneurs:
What's In Your Pocket?
The Future of Portable Communication

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Time: 6:30pm networking, 7pm discussion start
Venue: Cooley Godward Kronish LLP
Location: 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA [directions]
Cost: $20 pre-registered/$30 at door (includes food/beverage)
Contact: alson@alsonkemp.com

Online registration: https://alum.mit.edu/smarTrans/user/Register.dyn?eventID=11778&groupID=154

Part One of a Four Part Mini-Series: The Future of Portable Communication

The small device we carry in our purses and pockets is no longer just a telephone without wires. The complexity and richness of handset design features has increased dramatically in just a few short years and are changing the way we interact with each other and with information. Come join a lively discussion about the future of handsets/portable computers and their impact on our lives today.

Topics to be explored:

– What functions will the handsets of the future hold?
– What features are most important to the different demographics: early adopters, traveling executives, teenagers
– Must phones be able to communicate with both the cell and WiFi networks?
– Is the phone a computer or is the computer a phone?
– How are user interfaces evolving?

Moderator: Julie Ask, Senior Research Director, JupiterKagan

Jason Loia, COO, Digital Chocolate
Michael Rayfield, General Manager, nVIDIA Handset Group

The MITCNC Semiconductor Entrepreneurship Series
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03/31/07: Hong Kong RFID Symposium

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Hong Kong RFID Symposium

Date: Saturday, March 31, 2007
Time: 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Registration and Networking
1:30 PM – 4:30 PM Programs
Venue: Hilton Santa Clara
4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA.
Cost: Free Admission and Souvenirs with pre-registration
RSVP: Seats are limited. Please send email confirmation to jim.huang@hkstp.org
Raffle: Please bring with your name card and drop on reception table for raffle

RFID adoptions and related business opportunities in Hong Kong and PRD China

RFID has been widely recognized as the enabler creating the next new paradigm in Supply-Chain Management (SCM) and Customer Relation Management (CRM). There have been numerous RFID-related initiatives and activities in Hong Kong, Pearl River Delta (PRD) and Mainland China recently. Thousands of manufacturers, distributors, logistics and transportation companies in Hong Kong and Pearl River Delta wanting to develop and implement RFID based technologies to meet the RFID mandates from Wal-Mart, FDA, and Metro etc. Business opportunities for RFID based systems for the movements of people and goods such as cross-border control, baggage identification, containers and cargo tracking, anti-counterfeiting, quality control, etc. are emerging and many are in pilot runs.
Now is the right time for technology providers to explore the exciting business and technology opportunities available in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. There are pressing demands for RFID tags, readers, antenna, middleware, applications, security control, and communication networks in the region. China very soon will be the largest market for RFID based systems.
You will be excited by the new initiatives, which include funding, technology and infrastructure supports in Hong Kong to facilitate you grasping RFID business opportunities in China.
Come and explore these existing business opportunities and establish business networking.
Program highlight:
1:30 – 1:40 PM Welcome Remark: Representative from Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office.

1:40 – 2:10 PM Mr. Peter Li, Director of Research & Business Development. LSCM, Hong Kong.
-LSCM R&D Centre – One Stop Shop for Technology and Commercialization

2:10 – 2:40 PM Mr. Ricky Ma, Sr. Manager, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp.
-Source of RFID Innovations – RFID development support infrastructure in the Hong Kong Science Park-

2:40 – 3:10 PM Mr. Bobby Tang, Head of EPC/RFID, GS1 Hong Kong
-EPC/RFID Pilot Cases Sharing – Improving Global Supply Chain Visibility

3:10 – 3:40 PM Dr. Karl Leung, Principal Lecturer, Hong Kong Vocational Training Council
-RFID Application in Hong Kong and China

3:40 – 4:10 PM Mr. Francis Kam, Managing Director, Uniforce System Hong Kong
-RFID Applicability in Hong Kong – Case Studies

4:10 – 4:30 PM Q&A

4:30 PM Raffle

For any question about the Symposium, please contact Jim Huang, Overseas Representative, Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corp at jim.huang@hkstp.org, Tel: 408-997-6237.>

Job Openings on 2006 NACSA Job Fair

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