CASPA eLetter: No. 212, May 31, 2021
May 31, 2021

President's Words

Dear Members,

To help semiconductor companies (including CASPA sponsors) bring their new job opportunities close to the CASPA community, we hosted CASPA's first Virtual Job Fair on Saturday, May 15, 1:00- 5:30 PM, online via Zoom. 14 companies attended this online job fair. Hundreds of positions, ranging from internships, engineers, scientists, to managers/directors, attracted over 400 attendees across the world. The attendees had an opportunity to interact closely with the 14 hiring companies through Zoom meetings. At the end of the job fair, a seminar “Successful Job Interview and Career Growth” was also introduced. Gary Xie, CEO of FlyHigh, gave some tips on how to prepare for a job interview; Dr. Liang Peng, VP of Futurewei, shared his experience on how to develop a successful career in the semiconductor industry. Based on the preliminary feedback from the hiring companies and the audience, CASPA’s first Virtual Job Fair was successfully delivered.  

In the next two months, CASPA will host its first Science Fair this summer. It will open to all elementary, middle school, and high school students. The students are challenged to go beyond their classroom studies. The Science Fair will be free for all CASPA lifetime members. The details can be found at the Science Fair Kick-off event on June 19. 

In addition, CASPA will co-host an event on IP asset Management with IEEE Startup SIG on June 17, 12:00-1:30 PM. The title is “A Renaissance in IP Asset Management: Building A Better Mousetrap". David Van Wie, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Aventurine Capital Group, LLC, and Stan Hanks, General Partner, Aventurine Capital Group, LLC will share their knowledge and experience on how to protect IP and provide great value to the inventors and investors of an early-stage startup. The details can be found at

Please mark your calendar for the above two events in June.

Best Regards,

Xiaodong Zhang

President and Chairman, CASPA

CASPA Events

2021 CASPA Science Fair Kick-off                                                                                          

Date: June 19, 2021 

Time: See agenda.

Venue: Online Zoom meeting.


Participants: All K-12 students and parents are welcome

Cost: Free 


12:30 - 1:00 pm Check in

1:00 - 1:10 pm Welcome from CASPA President

1:10 - 1:30 pm Keynote speech (TBD)

1:10 - 1:30 pm CASPA Science Fair Introduction

1:30 - 1:50 pm Art programming showcase

1:50 - 2:10 pm How to present your idea 

2:10 - 2:30 pm Build your STEM story in college planning

2:30 - 3:00 pm 1st CASPA Science Kick-Off and Q&A

3:00 - 3:10 pm Raffle drawing

To encourage your participation, we will have a surprise gift drawing on the event day. Every participant is eligible.

2021 CASPA Science Fair Free Classes

Date: June 13, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Time: See agenda.

Venue: Online Zoom meeting.

Registration: For all classes, please click here

For Novice-visualization class, please also fill out the additional form here

Participants: All K-12 students

Cost: CASPA Lifetime Members:  Free. Please join our lifetime member here

Non-members: Limit free seats to open, first come first serve

Cohost by IEEE SCV: Fireside Chat with Aventurine Capital Group, LLC on IP Asset Management

Title: “A Renaissance in IP Asset Management: Building A Better Mousetrap"

Thu, June 17, 2021

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT

Registration link: click here!


David Van Wie, Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Aventurine Capital Group, LLC

Stan Hanks, General Partner, Technology, Aventurine Capital Group, LLC

CASPA Successfully Host Its First Virtual Job Fair

CASPA hosted the 2021 online Job Fair and Career Seminar on Saturday, May 15, 2021, via ZOOM meeting successfully. It offered a virtually face-face communication opportunity for job-seeking candidates and hiring companies via online virtual meetings.  The event attracted over 400 job candidates to meet with the hiring companies which have more than 100 job openings to fill.   

14 companies attended the Job Fair. They are Intel, TSMC, Applied Materials, RichTek, Silicon Motion, KuaiShou, Futurewei, eTopus, Moffett AI, Avance Semi, Empyrean, Silvaco, proteanTecs, and Ansys Inc. Many of them are also CASPA sponsors. These companies have multiple opening positions at various levels such as technical and marketing/sales managers/directors, system architects, circuit designers, FAEs, layout engineers, process engineers, and web developers, etc.

The CASPA 2021 Job Fair includes three sessions. The first session is the sequential company introduction for all 14 companies. Each company has around 5 minutes to introduce the company and the open positions. 

In the second session, each company has an individual Zoom meeting room with a CASPA volunteer as technical support. All the Zoom meetings proceeded in parallel. It allowed the candidates to visit different hiring companies and to have face-to-face interactions and even 1-on-1 interview opportunities. Some candidates were interviewed by the hiring managers in an individual ZOOM breakout room. These candidates enjoyed the opportunities to meet the hiring managers directly. 

The third session is a career seminar to help the job candidates with their career growth. The topic of the seminar is “Successful Job Interview and Career Growth”. Gary Xie, CEO of FlyHigh gave some tips on how to prepare for a job interview, Dr. Liang Peng, VP of Futurewei shared his experience on how to develop a successful career in the semiconductor industry. The seminar attracted a lot of interest and discussion from the audience.  

Thanks to all the CASPA volunteers to make this Job Fair event successful. CASPA would also like to thank its corporate sponsors, all 14 participating companies, and all the attendees for their great support.

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