NACSA China Connection

2012年张家港市硅谷推介会

China Connection, Events on June 6th, 2012 Comments Off on 2012年张家港市硅谷推介会

WhenSaturday, June 9, 3:30PM

Location:Hilton Santa Clara, 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Registration:   http://tinyurl.com/zjg2012

 

位居长江南岸的“联合国人居奖”得主苏州张家港市,环境优美,实力雄厚,经济总量位居全国前列。为经济转型产业升级,张家港诚邀有核心技术、自主创新的高端创业人才团队前去创新创业。 由张家港市委徐美健书记亲自带队的张家港政府代表团将与2012年6月9日周六下午3:30pm在北加州硅谷Santa Clara Hilton酒店举办招才引智推介会。 如果您计划参加下午的活动,请您登陆网页注册,http://tinyurl.com/zjg2012  ,凭邀请函入场,并有机会获得精美礼品。 如果您有项目希望提前提交,方便张家港各开发区提前进行项目对接活动,或是我们安排现场对接洽谈,请您注明 。对接成功的项目,有机会组团去张家港访问,并得到7000元人民币的差旅补助。 期待与您的相见!

2012年张家港市硅谷推介会

3:30pm: 注册入场

4:00pm -5:00p: 推介会 (Sierra Ballroom)

5:00pm -6:30pm: 分为几个小组分别对接,现场填写项目信息表 (Big Sur Room & Mendocino Room);

                茶歇和自由交流 (Lobby,备有点心)

6:30pm -8:00pm: 晚宴 (Sierra Ballroom)

 

张家港市位于中国最具发展潜力的长江和沿海两大经济带交汇处,是长江南岸一座新兴的港口工业城市。全市总面积999平方公里,户籍人口90万,2011年人均GDP达2.3万美元,综合实力一直位居中国同类城市第一方阵。 张家港拥有深厚的人文底蕴。境内东山村遗址距今已有8000多年历史,唐代高僧鉴真大师在张家港启航成功东渡日本,从苏州第一个状元,到近代著名文艺家、音乐家刘氏三兄弟,再到当代张光斗等7位中国两院院士,均出于张家港这方土地。张家港还是中国唯一的“吴歌之乡”,河阳山歌被列为国家级非物质文化遗产,被誉为华夏古老音乐文化的“活化石”。 张家港拥有独特的区位优势。境内天然良港张家港港是全球首个“国际卫生港口”、中国首个吞吐量超亿吨县域口岸和长江流域最大的国际贸易商港,现开通国际航线20余条。 张家港保税港区、经济技术开发区、留学生创业园等一批国家级开发园区,已成为我市创新发展的重要载体,美国陶氏、德国瓦克、法国霞日、韩国浦项等近百家“世界500强”和跨国公司落户我市。 张家港拥有雄厚的产业基础。形成了冶金、纺织、机电、化工、粮油食品五大支柱产业,2011年实现工业总产值超过5000亿元,地方一般预算收入143亿元。全市拥有销售超10亿元企业达到70家、上市公司19家。沙钢集团成为中国唯一入围“世界500强”的民营企业,位列第366位,比去年提升49位。2011年,张家港对新兴产业的扶持资金投入达15亿元,全市新兴产业投资230亿元,占工业总投入的65.7%,实现新兴产业产值1522亿元,增长28%。最近几年,张家港的新材料、新能源、新装备、新医药、新通讯等新兴产业迅速崛起,在工业经济中的比重也不断增加。张家港的目标是,到“十二五”期末,新兴产业的规模达到5000亿元,占到工业经济总量的50%以上。 张家港拥有优越的创业条件。始终秉承“尊重劳动、尊重知识、尊重人才、尊重创造”的人才理念,扎实推进“人才引领、创新驱动”战略,对到我市发展的各类人才在安家落户、创新创业、生活待遇等方面给予资助和扶持,每年用于 人才科技项目资助与奖励的资金超过1.5亿元,初步构建从项目启动资助,到投融资扶持,做大做强集成支持以及人才生活待遇享受等全过程政策支持体系,是中国科技进步先进市和国家知识产权示范市。同时依托雄厚的产业基础,引导本地企业家和海内外人才合作创业,既发挥本土企业家在“资本、管理、市场开发”等方面的优势,破解海归人才创业“水土不服、资源不足”的难题,加速创新成果的产业化。先后已有10多个人才项目与本土企业(资本)成功配对“嫁接”,引导企业总投资超过3亿元。2011年,全市引进72个本市级领军型创业创新团队,分别有10人和11人入选苏州“姑苏人才计划”、省“双创计划”,入选人数均位居苏州县市之首,3人入选国家“千人计划”。全年新增创新创业载体面积12万平方米。 全市人才资源总量超过14万人,高层次人才总量突破8500人,人才在经济转型升级中的支撑和引领作用将进一步得到发挥。张家港已成为海内外高层次人才创新创业、施展才华的大舞台。 张家港拥有和谐的人居环境。张家港市生态环境优美,百姓安居乐业,社会文明和谐,是中国首家环境保护模范城市,首批全国文明城市、国家生态市和国际花园城市,在中国县级城市中首家荣膺联合国人居奖,是目前中国大陆最安全宜居的城市之一。 当前,张家港正处于经济结构调整、产业转型升级的关键时期,迫切需要大批优秀人才、尤其是高层次创新人才提供智力支持和科技保障;同时,张家港持续快速的增长态势和充满潜力的发展空间,也为各类人才创新创业提供了广阔舞台。张家港将以重点产业、创新载体和重大项目为依托,诚挚欢迎掌握核心技术、拥有发明成果的高端创业人才和善于组织研发团队、统筹科技资源与生产要素配置的领军人才来我市投资兴业、创新创业、大展宏图,张家港市政府将全力提供优质、便捷、高效的服务,着力营造良好的创新创业发展环境。

2012中国南通江海英才创业周(7/6-9)

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南通市委、市政府拟于2012年7月6-9日在南通举办第二届“江海英才创业周“活动。活动期间,将设置展会,组织有关园区、企业与留学人员进行创新成果产业化、创业投资、猎头服务等对接洽谈和实地考察,促成一批海外人才创新创业项目落户南通。

邀请对象:

  • 在海外工作,带技术、带项目、带资金来通投资,有创业愿景的海外高层次人才
  • 已在国内其他地区工作(创业),有意来通服务、创业的留学归国人员
  • 活动举办期间来我市企事业单位执行“引进国外技术、管理人才项目”的外国经济技术、管理专家。

重点领域:

船舶与海洋工程、港口规划、新能源、新材料、生物医药、智能装备、节能环保、软件和服务外包、现代服务业等。

报名条件:

博士或硕士研究生毕业,具有三年以上实际工作经历。携带具有自主知识产权项目者优先。

请下载报名表 (link here)

受邀人员待遇:

会议期间的食宿费用由我方承担,并给予一定的差旅费补贴,补贴标准按欧美3000元人民币,东南亚1000元人民币,国内报销单程路费(不超过1000元)。

CINA and Fudan Joint Event

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Topic:  Entrepreneur Thought Leader Mentor Program – Essential Elements for Successfully Launching a New Venture

Moderator: John Liu, Partner, Fenwick & West, LLP

Speakers:
Tim Wilson
, General Partner, Artiman Venture
Sherman Ting
, President and Board Director of Sand Hill Angels
Shawn Douglass
, Managing Director, EMC Ventures
Bill Reichert
, Managing Director, Garage Technology Venture

When:  May 29, 6:00pm – 8:45pm

Program: 6:00pm – 6:30pm Registration and Dinner
6:30pm – 7:15pm Presentation
7:15pm – 8:00pm Panel Discussion
8:00pm – 8:45pm Investor/Entrepreneur Round Table Mentor

Where:  Fenwick & West, LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA

Register:  http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3179121839  .On-Site payment $5.00 addition
~~~~~~~ Dinner included. Special discount for CINA members and Fudan alumni. Extra early-bird discount expiring on May 18  ~~~~~~~~

Entrepreneurs who like to have round table chat with the investors, please register early to reserve your seat to pitch to the investors. Only 16 spots are available for entrepreneurs to have one-on-one conversation with the investors.

 

Highlight

In today’s high-tech venture environment, there are lots of New Challenges that the startups are facing. By having the killer app or compelling business plan is not enough. In this special event, we invited several seasoned investors who will share with us their vision and compelling stories.

 

Some of the topics but not limited:
– What are the common mistakes for a new startup?
– What it takes to successfully build company from ground up?
– What are the most important elements that strike investors decision to fund the company?
– How to Recruit All-Stars?
– How to grow your company into a multi-million dollar company?
– Where Investors are investing?

Come and hear from the industry thought leaders.

 

About Speakers
Shawn Douglass, Managing Director, EMC Ventures
Shawn runs the Advanced Tech Ventures group for EMC in the CTO Office. Been in the valley for a while and love technology and helping to building new ventures. Responsible for making investments in Big Data/Analytics, Cloud, Virtualization, Security & Information mgt startups.

 

 

Tim Wilson, General Partner, Artiman Ventures

Between 2001 and 2011, Tim was a General Partner at Partech International. He continues to represent Partech and serves on the boards of Invensense (NYSE:INVN), Prysm, Five9s, LedEngin, Array Converter, and Acco Semiconductor. Previous investments include Teknovus (Broadcom) and Ario Data (Xyratek).

Between 1997 and 2001, Tim was the Chief Marketing Officer for Digital Island (NASDAQ: ISLD) a Partech portfolio company. The company was acquired in 2001 for $350M. Prior to Digital Island, Tim was a General Manager at Lucent Technology where he led the international voice communications product management team (now Avaya) with P&L for product lines generating over $2B in annual sales. Before Lucent, Tim held a variety of senior management positions within AT&T (North America and Australia) and AT&T Bell Labs from 1983-1995.

Tim graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College receiving his undergraduate degree in Physics. He received his MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business where he was named a Fuqua Scholar.

Sherman Ting, President and a Board Director of Sand Hill Angels

Sherman has over 25 years of experience in the high technology industry, in engineering, executive management and as an entrepreneur. He is an active investor in start-up ventures.

Most recently, Sherman was Founder and CEO of Century A Technologies, a company which built a marketing/sales/support infrastructure in China, for new breeds of Internet-based enterprise software products designed in the US.

Previously, Sherman was Vice President at Oracle Corporation, where he founded the HP Products Division and grew the business into the number one product line, with over $300M in product license revenue. While at Oracle, he also established the Asia Products Division to spearhead the cultivation of business in the Asia Pacific region, which later became the fastest growing market for Oracle. As a result, Oracle’s Japanese subsidiary experienced one of the most successful high tech IPOs in Japanese history. In addition, Sherman was on the Oracle CEO’s hand-picked team to start up a Network Computer business, to revolutionize how people and businesses use the Internet.

Sherman received an MSE in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania

 

Bill Reichert, Managing Director, Garage Technology Venture

Bill Reichert has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an operating executive. Since joining Garage in 1998, Bill has focused on early-stage information technology and materials science companies. He sits on the Boards of CaseStack, WhiteHat, ClearFuels, cFares, and ThermoCeramix. Prior to Garage, Bill was a co-founder or senior executive in several venture-backed technology startups, including Trademark Software, The Learning Company, and Academic Systems. Earlier in his career, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., and the World Bank. Bill earned a B.A. at Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Stanford University. He was a founding board member and a Chairman of the Churchill Club, and a Charter Member of the Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs. Currently he is the Chairman of the Small Fund Roundtable of the VC Taskforce and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Co-organizers:
CINA ( http://www.cina.org/ )
Fudan University Alumni Association of Northern California ( http://www.fdaanc.org/

创新创业·江宁经济技术开发区

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江宁开发区创建于1992年,是最具有发展潜力的南京新市区之一。截至目前,共引进42个国家和地区的2000多个项目,其中千万美元以上项目500多个,世界500强企业有45家入驻,已初步形成了电子信息和汽车制造及零部件两大主导产业,智能电网和电力自动化、新能源、软件、航天航空、生物医药等一批特色产业。近年来,围绕国家“千人计划”和江苏省“双创计划”,着力集聚海内外高层次创新创业人才,在人才总量规模、人才结构层次、人才国际化程度取得了显著成效。江宁开发区从创投引导基金、新型融资体系、多元融资渠道、战略合作体系、组织协调机制和政策保障体系等六个方面确保建立完善的江宁开发区科技金融体系。“人才专心搞创业、政府贴心管服务” 的理念使江宁开发区搭建了完善的高层次创业人才公共服务体系。

南京江宁开发区宣传稿

2012年百名海外博士江苏行

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主办单位:江苏省人才流动服务中心

Co-host: NACSA 北美中国半导体协会

时间:待定

报名截至日期:4月30日

报名:请填写报名表(见附件

All current and previous NACSA members are welcome to participate.  The international ticket and all local expense are covered.  If you are interested, please submit the application form to  larry_ge@nacsa.com by 4/30/2012.

2012江苏行报名通知

南京国际交流与合作大会

China Connection, Events on April 25th, 2012 Comments Off on 南京国际交流与合作大会

321”吹响创业号角   重拳出击推海归创业

第五届中国留学人员南京国际交流与合作大会拟于2012年4月26日(周四)、27日(周五)、28日(周六)在古都南京举行。科技部作为历次大会的主办单位之一,一直对该大会给予支持。大会网址:南京国际人才智力网www.naiep.org,请有意参会的人员于2012年4月5日前与南京市外专局负责跟进联系.大会组委会将对报名的项目进行筛选,并于4月10日前向通过者发出参会确认函。对最后确认并参会的人员将提供一定的旅费补贴和大会期间的免费食宿。如有愿意与南京开展技术合作及到南京考察的高层次专家,请于南京外专局联系人:祝颖华 ,电话:0086-25-83614469, 邮件:anthea@naiep.org

2012年度南京领军型科技创业人才引进计划申报公告

321_吹响创业号角_重拳出击推海归创业

2012 精英引领.创新嘉兴

China Connection, Events on April 25th, 2012 Comments Off on 2012 精英引领.创新嘉兴

应嘉兴市“精英引领.创新嘉兴”办公室邀请,北美中国半导体协会NACSA协助会员报名参加2012年“创新嘉兴·精英引领计划”活动,申报截止期4月30日。这是第三批“创新嘉兴精英引领计划” 申报,第-批有79个项目入选,第二批有104个项目入选。相比其他城市,嘉兴要求团队出资额度最少,为50万。按审批结果,可以享受100万,200万,和300万的政府支持。通过NACSA申报者,将有机会于今年夏季(待定)参加协会组织的中国行小团队,实地参访嘉兴及其它NACSA 友好城市。

报名步骤

请查看活动网址www.i-jiaxing.com 点击下载官方政策文件、2012年官方邀请函以及申报该计划所要用到的表格。务必用中文填写报名表格,将文件名存为您本人的汉语拼音,并发送至master@i-jiaxing.com。 您也可以下载申请材料,申报材料中注明由推荐机构为:北美中国半导体协会NACSA,并通知我们 (lisong_liu@nacsa.com),以便我们必要时跟踪、协助。并请告诉我们您是否有意参团于今年7-8月访问嘉兴。

2012苏州国际精英创业周活动

China Connection on April 18th, 2012 Comments Off on 2012苏州国际精英创业周活动

应苏州市政府及苏州市张家港市政府邀请,北美中国半导体协会NACSA协助会员报名参加2012年苏州国际精英创业周(7月10日本会场活动, 可能要提前1-2天参加张家港市分会场活动)。报名截止时间4月20日. 如果您想参加今年的活动,请务必在5月15日之前,将表格(见附件)交递NACSA, 以便当地政府进行项目对接,并根据情况发送正式邀请函并确认具体行程安排。

邀请对象

在新能源、新材料、智能电网、纳米技术、医药和生物技术、现代装备制造、软件和服务业外包、金融服务等领域,承担过重大科研项目的创新人才、拥有独立知识产权和智力成果的创业人才;在科技前沿领域有较高声誉的国内外专家学者,在业界有较高知名度的企业领袖和创业成功人士,风险投资专家和国内知名金融机构高管;在国内外有较高影响力的学术团体和协会组织代表,海外知名华人社团和留学生组织、人才服务机构代表。活动期间将免费为正式受邀嘉宾提供食宿,并根据项目前期对接情况和嘉宾意愿安排洽谈活动;特邀嘉宾(知名学者、演讲嘉宾)享受全额交通补贴。

 

报名步骤

请填写苏州报名表(见附件)。务必用中文填写报名表格,将文件名存为您本人的汉语拼音,并发送lisong_liu@nacsa.com.

 

相关政策:

苏州市政府2010年制定了《关于进一步推进姑苏人才计划的若干意见》,计划用5年时间,引进1000名科技创新创业领军人才,10000名重点产业紧缺创新人才, 给予重点扶持。网上还可以查看到张家港市另外还有330计划(http://www.330.gov.cn/zjgcyw/Default.aspx)。

宁波市镇海区北美高层次人才创业创新活动

Job Listing on April 18th, 2012 Comments Off on 宁波市镇海区北美高层次人才创业创新活动

2012年宁波市镇海区面向海外,引进从事创业创新,具有国际国内领先学术技术水平,或拥有自主知识产权、富有产业化发展潜力的科研成果或项目,在镇海区经济社会发展重点产业、重点学科等领域能够突破关键技术、发展高新产业、带动新兴学科的学科带头人、科技领军人才和高层次创业人才。 重点引进新材料、新一代信息技术、文化创意等重点产业以及镇海区经济社会发展紧缺急需的高层次创业创新人才。镇海区将常年受理海外高层次人才创业项目申报,分阶段组织评审,5月31日前申报的,将于7月份组织综合评审,6月1日至10月31日申报的,将于12月份组织综合评审。11月1日之后申报的,将于2013年组织评审。申报项目经资格审查、评审和推荐、项目公示、洽谈签约和资金兑现等程序,实施政策扶持。

详情请登陆镇海人事人才网(www.zhrsrc.gov.cn)和镇海招商网(www.zhzsw.net)查看。

真诚地希望广大海外高层次人才来镇海共创美好明天。

创业人才条件

1、一般应取得硕士以上学位,有海外创业创新工作经验或曾在国际国内知名企业、高校(研究机构)担任过中高层管理职位,熟悉相关领域和国际规则,有经营管理能力。

2、携带技术、项目、资金来镇海创办(领办)高新技术企业或与镇海企业合作开展产业化项目开发,项目具有自主知识产权、技术先进、有良好市场前景、符合镇海产业发展方向并能实施产业化。

3、自有资金(含技术入股)或跟进的风险投资占创业投资的30%以上,或本人投入企业的实收资金在100万元人民币以上。

创新人才条件

1、一般应取得博士学位,引进后每年在镇海工作时间应在6个月以上。

2、在国外著名高校、科研院所担任中、高级专业技术职务,从事重大项目、关键技术或新兴学科的研究工作,或在国际知名企业、高端服务业、金融业等机构中担任中、高级管理或技术职务2年以上,精通相关领域业务和国际规则的专业技术人才或经营管理人才。

3、具备较高的科技创新能力,其研究专业符合我区新材料、信息技术等重点产业发展方向,学术技术成果处于该领域前沿,达到国内领先水平。

创业扶持政策

1、开办费补助:在镇海区注册正常运营的创业项目,给予10万元的开办费补助。

2、创业启动资金资助:分别给予一、二、三类推荐项目不超过500万元、300万元、100万元的创业启动资金无偿资助。

3、创业团队资助:对2名及以上的海外优秀创业团队,每增加1名,创业启动资金增加20万元。

4、生产和办公用房补助:分别给予一、二、三类推荐项目3年内3000、1000、500平方米以内的生产和办公用房或租房补助。

5、生活用房补助:提供100平方米的生活用房或给予1800元/月的住房补贴。

6、贷款贴息补助:给予1000万元以内贷款贴息补助。

7、财政贡献奖励:投产后3年内按企业对地方财政贡献的80%、80%、40%给予奖励。

8、技术入股:以技术成果入股投资的,其作价出资额最高可占注册资本的70%。

创新扶持政策

1、实行易地安家补助:最高300万元的安家补助费。

2、实施政府特殊津贴:每年可享受区政府特殊津贴12万元、8万元、4万元。

3、实施生活补贴:按在镇海工作时间发放生活补贴,每月发放2000-5000元的生活补贴。

4、实行工作津贴:企业高薪聘请的年薪30万元以上的,按其所缴个人所得税地方留成部分的100%,给予工作津贴。

申报方式

创业人才:联系单位:宁波市镇海区经济合作局, 联系人:陈老师

      联系电话:0086-574-86297813,传真:0086-574-86297800。

      电子邮箱:zhrcsb@163.com

创新人才:联系单位:宁波市镇海区人力社保局, 联系人:郑老师

      联系电话:0086-574-86681188,传真:0086-574-86681188

      电子邮箱:cnnbsip@163.com

 

镇海区情

经济水平:2011年全社会人均GDP为38445美元,为浙江省经济最发达的县(市)区之一.

区位优势:东屏舟山群岛,西连宁绍平原,南接北仑港,北濒杭州湾,与上海一衣带水.

商帮故里:船王包玉刚、影视巨擎邵逸夫等商贾巨子也都是从镇海起步,旋舞世界。

院士之乡:共有27名镇海籍中国科学院和中国工程院院士,占全国两院院士总量的2%.

环境优越:坐拥中国科学院宁波材料技术与工程研究所、宁波大学、宁波工程学院、浙江省纺织服装学院,为创新创业提供强大的智力支持和科技保障。

2012 NACSA Annual Conference

2012 NACSA Annual Conference – Innovation, Growth, Outlook

Events, Frontpage on April 17th, 2012 Comments Off on 2012 NACSA Annual Conference – Innovation, Growth, Outlook

Northern America Chinese Clean-tech & Semiconductor Association (NACSA) 2012 Annual Conference“Innovation: the Vital Role Plays in Economic Growth” is coming soon.  We are extremely excited to have a group of distinguished speakers to share their decade of experience and visions on how technological innovation can continue empowering future industry growth.  Please come and join us for this much anticipated event in Silicon Valley!

There is no doubt that innovation is the engine for long-term economic growth. However, what area of innovation will impact the economic recovery? In the coming decade, will the semiconductor industry continue leading the industry as the past several decades following the direction of ‘Moore’s law’?  NACSA 2012 Annual Conference will help answering these questions you might have in mind.  It is also a great opportunity to learn and interact with our distinguished speakers and fellow professionals.

Spaces are limited; please follow the links above to register.  There will be a reception and a prize drawing at the end of this conference to celebrate this great event and to extend our deepest appreciation for your continuous support.

Date:               May 19, 2012 (This Saturday!)

Time:              1:00PM-6:00PM

Admission:      Free. Seating is limited, RSVP is closed.  

Venue:            Club Regent, Fairmont Hotel
(click here for conference room and parking direction)

Address:         170 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113 (Google Map)

Click here for e-copy of Conference brochure  

For more information on NACSA and its activities, please refer to our website www.nacsa.com.

Annual Conference Program

1:00-1:20am          Registration & Networking

1:20-1:30am          Welcoming Speech
Cheng Peng, NACSA President

1:30-2:10pm          “The Capacitive Touch Revolution”
Norm Taffe, SVP, Consumer and Computation Division, Cypress Semiconductor

2:10-2:50pm          “Build the Sustainable Global Solar Industry”
Peng Fang, PhD., Chief Executive Officer, JA Solar

2:50-3:30pm          The Next Frontiers in Computing”
Achintya K. Bhowmik, Ph.D., Director, Perceptual Computing, Intel Corporation

3:30-4:10pm          Gesture Recognition – The Technology & Market Evolution”
Sinclair Vass, Sir. Dir. of Marketing & Business Operations, JDSU

4:10-4:50pm          Semiconductors and Semi Ecosystems for Intelligent Systems”
 Mali Venkatesan, Ph.D., Research Manager, IDC

4:50-5:10pm          Concluding Remarks/ NACSA Annual Election of Board Directors

5:10-5:40pm          Reception

5:40-6:00pm          Announce BOD Election Result/ Prize Drawings

6:00pm                  Conference Adjourn

Speaker’s Biographies

Norm Taffe

Senior Vice President, Consumer and Computation Division, Cypress Semiconductor

Norm Taffe is Senior Vice President of the Consumer and Computation Division (CCD) at Cypress. The division designs and develops solutions for many of the world’s leading manufacturers of consumer and computation gear, including mobile phones, tablets, PCs, Digital Still Cameras, Printers, TVs, MP3 players and many other consumer electronics devices.  CCD product offerings include a broad line of user interface solutions for capacitive touch screens, capacitive buttons, and optical navigation and PCtrackpads.  The portfolio includes the market leading TrueTouch® portfolio ofTouchscreen controllers along with associated software, firmware and sensor design solutions.

Since joining Cypress in 1989, Taffe has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility, including marketing director of the Programmable Logic and Interface Products Divisions, managing director of Cypress’s M&A and venture fund, managing director of the Wireless Business Unit and vice president of the Personal Communications Division.

 

 Peng Fang, Ph. D.

Chief Executive Officer, JA Solar

Dr. Fang Peng was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2010. Dr. Fang joins JA Solar with more than 20 years of executive management experience with leading global technology companies in the solar and semiconductor industries in both the U.S. and China.

Dr. Fang was president of Best Solar Co., Ltd., where he turned a start-up company into an internationally known solar module company in just 18 months. Dr. Fang was formerly president of Huahong NEC, one of the largest semiconductor foundries in China.

Dr. Fang has also held various technology and management positions at Applied Materials and AMD in the U.S. Dr. Fang received his Ph.D and MSEE degrees from the University of Minnesota. He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the EECS Department of UC Berkeley.

Dr. Fang was chairman of the IEEE Electron Devices Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter.

 

Achintya K. Bhowmik, Ph. D.

Director, Perceptual Computing, Intel Corporation

Dr. Achin Bhowmik is the director of perceptual computing at Intel Corporation, where his group is focused on developing next-generation computing solutions based on natural human-computer interaction and visual computing technologies and applications. He assumed this responsibility after serving as the chief of staff and technical assistant to the corporate vice president and general manager of the personal-computer group, Intel’s largest business unit with >$30B revenues in 2010.

Previously, he led the advanced video and display architecture team, responsible for developing power-performance optimized multimedia processing engines for Intel’s computing products.  His prior work includes development of high-definition display systems based on all-digital liquid-crystal-on-silicon microdisplay technology, electro-optic modulation in organic molecular crystals, and integrated optical and photonic circuits for high-speed communication networks. He has been an adjunct professor at the Kyung Hee University in Seoul, Korea, teaching graduate-level classes on digital image processing, optics and display technology. He has >100 publications, including a book titled “Mobile Displays: Technology & Applications” published by Wiley & Sons, and 24 issued patents. He is a winner of the SID Distinguished Paper award. He is a program committee member of SID and IMID, and a senior member of the IEEE. He is associate editor of the Journal of the Society for Information Display, and editor for special volumes on “Advances in OLED Displays” and “Interactive Displays”. He has been a session chair, invited and tutorial speaker at a number of international conferences. He is on the board of directors for OpenCV, the organization behind the open source computer vision library.

 

Sinclair Vass

Senior Director of Marketing & Business Operations, JDSU

Sinclair Vass, Senior Director of Marketing, is responsible for driving strategic marketing and marcom activities for the communications and commercial optical products group (CCOP) within JDSU .  Sinclair works closely with internal stakeholders as well as with industry experts, analysts and the financial community to define and drive CCOP strategy. He leads major initiatives in the optical communications, commercial lasers, solar and consumer markets. Sinclair previously held the position of Director of Sales for EMEA within JDSU.

Prior to JDSU, Sinclair directed sales activity for New Focus’s European division from 2000 to 2004.  In this position, he managed all business activities associated with the New Focus product lines, and was responsible for driving sales activities that exceeded revenue and market share targets for the company.  Sinclair also played a key role in supporting the successful integration of New Focus into Bookham Inc. after the acquisition in 2004.

Prior to his career at Lucent, Sinclair held various product marketing and manufacturing positions at UK-based Hewlett Packard Ltd. within the Fiber Optics Components division from 1994 – 1998.  He also served as a research engineer at Plessey Research (Caswell) from 1991 – 1994, with a focus on coherent optical communications.

Sinclair received an MBA from Open University in Milton Keynes, England, and has a BSc in Physics with Honors from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.  He currently resides in California with his wife and two children, and speaks both French and German fluently.

 

Mali Venkatesan, Ph. D.

Research Manager, IDC

Dr. Mali Venkatesan manages IDC’s research practices for the Intelligent Systems ecosystem in the Automotive, Industrial, and Wireless Communications market segments.  He also develops, manages, and delivers IDC’s Semiconductor Vendor Market Share and Company View as well as its Semiconductor Applications Forecaster.  In addition, provides consulting services in semiconductor process technologies, mergers and acquisitions & IPOs, and strategic marketing.

Dr. Venkatesan is a semiconductor industry veteran with extensive experience in market research, market and technology assessment, business development, leading-edge semiconductor processes and technologies, emerging semiconductor applications, semiconductor devices, and semiconductor process equipment. His key strengths include international business development and driving strategic customer-focused programs. He also has a strong knowledge of semiconductor technology roadmaps for all key devices, including microprocessors, DRAM, NAND Flash, analog and mixed-signal, and SoC devices. Prior to joining IDC in 2010, Dr. Mali Venkatesan was with Applied Materials and Philips Consumer Electronics. Dr. Venkatesan holds an M.B.A. (Finance) from Santa Clara University and a Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).