I. INTRODUCTION OF CHINESE AMERICAN SEMICONDUCTOR PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION (CASPA)
Founded in 1991, CASPA has developed into the largest Chinese American semiconductor professional organizations worldwide. It is an officially registered non-profit organization with both the Internal Revenue Service and the State of California.
1. Provide networking and business expansion for corporate sponsors and individual members
2. Facilitate collaboration and communication among professionals and companies in the semiconductor industry
3. Promote the welfare of the members by supporting their interests
4. Exchange information regarding job opportunities and career development globally.
CASPA consists of individual members, corporate sponsors, board of directors, board of advisors, board of volunteers, and honorary advisors. The board of directors consists of 20 members including Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary, CFO. Every year after the annual conference, the new board selects the Vice Chairman from qualified candidates. The Vice-Chairman becomes the Chairman in the following year to guarantee continuity of leadership of CASPA. The board of advisors consists of the current year’s chairman and past six years’ former chairmen. In addition, there are 7 Honorary Advisors since 2000. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, CASPA has 11 local chapters worldwide: Albany New York, Austin & Dallas Texas; Phoenix Arizona; Portland Oregon; HsinChu Taiwan, Pearl River Delta (Hong Kong, Shenzhen), San Diego California, Shanghai, Beijing, and Singapore. CASPA also forms alliances with other associations to promote the welfare of its members. In 2004, CASPA reciprocates memberships with two of the largest professional organizations in the industry, SEMI, and FSA.
Currently, CASPA has more than six thousand individual members covering multiple disciplines. Most of them are semiconductor professionals working in Silicon Valley, Southern California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Texas, New York, China, Taiwan, and Singapore. CASPA also has more than 70 corporate sponsors, including EDA, design, IDM, foundry, packaging/test, venture capital, science and technology development parks, legal and financial service companies located in the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, and Japan.
IV. CASPA’S ACTIVITIES
1. Bi-monthly board meetings
2. Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, and Symposiums
3. International and domestic Job Fairs
4. CASPA Delegations to China, Taiwan, and the Asia Pacific countries
5. Hosting Delegations from China, Taiwan, and the other Asia Pacific countries
6. Annual banquet and special summer program.
V. CASPA’S PUBLICATIONS
1. Semimonthly eLtters
2. Quarterly newsletters
3. Annual Conference Proceeding
4. Other conference and delegation proceedings