[ San Jose , CA. Feb. 20, 2010] The Chinese Institute of Engineers/USA San Francisco Bay Area Chapter (CIE/USA-SF) held its 31st Annual Conference at San Jose Double Tree Hotel on Feb. 20, 2010. Marvell's new board member, Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu (Chairman and Founder of H&Q Asia Pacific), was the keynote speaker in the conference dinner banquet, and Marvell Semiconductor, Inc. was a "Platinum Sponsor" for this event. Dr. Hsu's speech topic was "A Changing World: An Engineer's Perspective". As the world faces many uncertainties such as those in economic, climate and energy, Dr. Hsu gave his insights about the changing world. 

In the afternoon, there were three parallel tracks of seminars including "Emerging Technologies", "Business & Law", and "Humanities". The afternoon seminars were organized in concert with the conference theme. 

CIE/USA is a non-profit, non-political organization serving the local engineering community. Founded in 1917, CIE/USA is one of the oldest and the most prestigious Chinese-American engineering associations in U.S. It has 6 chapters in the U.S. including the San Francisco Bay Area Chapter. CIE/USA also co-hosts three biannual engineering conferences in Taipei, Beijing, and Hong Kong . 

The conference attracted hundreds of attendees including Cupertino City Mayor Kris Wang, Cupertino City Councilman Barry Chang, many Marvell employees, local engineering societies, media reporters and a group of UC Berkeley students. 


31st CIE/USA-SF Annual Conference

"A Changing World: An Engineer's Perspective"

Saturday, February 20, 2010

1:00 pm - 9:45 pm

DoubleTree Hotel San Jose

2050 Gateway Place, San Jose, CA 95110

Click here for 2010 Conference Proceedings


Afternoon Programs

1:00 p.m. Registration (Afternoon sessions are free) 
1:30 p.m. Opening Ceremony 

2:00 p.m. Parallel Tracks 

Session I:   Emerging Technologies 

Moderator: Dr. William Kao 

1. "Light Emitting Plasma: Changing the World of High Output Lighting", Mr. Tony McGettigan, Luxim Corporation 

2. "Intel Eco-Technology: Delivering Efficiency and Innovation", Henry Wong, Intel Corporation 

3. "Cloud Computing - IT infrastructure's evolution for next decade", Rajesh Ramchandani, Sun Microsystems 

4. "Climate Change 2010: Report from Copenhagen", Dr. William Kao 

Session II:   Business Perspectives 

Moderator: Dr. Joe Tai 

1. Panel: "Fianancing for Emerging Growth Companies and Cross-Border Transactions", Calvin Cheng, Scott Chou, Victor Chang , and James Chapman. 

2. "Flash of Genius: How to Invent and What to Include in a Patent Application", Joe Tai, Alex Zhang and Frank Lu. 

3. "AIYA!!! ... I Just Got Sued for Patent Infringement!", Chris Kao. 

4. "Business Interests and Community Property Law", Vivian Lu. 

Session III:   Humanities 

Moderator: Dr. Chi-Min Chu 

1. "Chiang Kai-Shek Reappraised: Unlocking Modern China History", Tai-Chun Kuo (郭岱君), Stanford University Hoover Research Institute 

Dinner Banquet

5:30 p.m.   General Registration for Evening Banquet 
6:00 p.m.   Dinner Banquet (please purchase tickets in advance) 
                 Ms. Elaine Kuo, MC 
6:45 p.m.   CIE General Businesses and Announcements 
7:15 p.m.   CIE/USA-SF Technology and Humanity Award 
                 Dr. David Fong 

7:45 p.m.   Keynote Speech 
                 "A Changing World: An Engineer's Perspective" 
                 Dr. Ta-Lin Hsu (徐大麟博士) 
                 Chairman and Founder, H&Q Asia Pacific 

8:40 p.m.   Student Scholastic and Special Achievement Awards 
9:00 p.m.   Entertainment - People's Band 
9:45 p.m.   Closing 

For conference registration and banquet ticket purchase, please visithttp://www.eventbee.com/event?eid=630196294


Print Email

“Mobile Life and Technology”

Saturday, March 9, 2013
1:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Marriott Hotel San Francisco Airport Waterfront
1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010

Get your TICKET:

Afternoon Programs

1:00 p.m. Registration (Afternoon sessions are free)
1:15 p.m. Opening Ceremony
1:30 p.m. Technical Session
Session Moderator : Dr. William Kao
1:30-2:15 “The role of the GPU in Mobile and the Cloud “by Mr. Emmett Kilgariff, Nvidia Corporation
2: 15-3:00 “60GHz technologies are coming to improve life quality”  by Mr. Tao Li, Qualcomm Corporation
3:00-3:15 Break, a word from the sponsor: Prudential
 3:15-3:45 “The Explosive Growth of Mobile Devices and Applications – Challenges and Opportunities”  by Ms. Jessica Zhang, Dell Computer
3:45-4:15 “Stanford’s REAP: Rural Education Action Project” by Ms. Alexis Medina and Prof. Scott Rozelle, Stanford University
4:15-5:00 “Engineering Challenges and Technology Trends for Mobile Devices SOC Development” by Dr. K. Lawrence Loh, MediaTek, USA

Dinner Banquet

5:30 p.m.           General Registration for Evening Banquet
6:00 p.m.    Dinner Banquet (please purchase ticket in advance)
6:45 p.m.    CIE General Businesses and Announcements
7:15 p.m.    Keynote Speech
Mayor Edwin M. Lee, City and County of San Francisco
8:00 p.m.         CIE/USA-SF Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
Ms. Weili Dai, Marvell Technology Group
Mr. Jay Wei, OptoVue
8:30 p.m.     CIE/USA-SF Technology and Humanity Award
Prof. Chung-Pei Ma, University of California, Berkeley
8:45 p.m.    Student Scholastic and Special Achievement Awards
9:15 p.m.    Entertainment
9:45 p.m.    Closing

Get conference proceedings


Print Email

National Engineers Week 2009
Asian American Engineer of the Year Award 
Hosted by CIE/USA 
February 21, 2009 (Saturday) 
Doubletree Hotel, 2050 Gateway Place, San Jose CA 95110 
Free parking with validation 

12:00pm     Afternoon Program Registration

Session I: Leadership Workshop (free). Details click here
  Three concurrent workshops with 50 seats each 
Pre-registration recommended. Click the below link to register 


1. "Build Your Personal Brand" 

2. "Executive Decision Making" 

3. "Straight Talk for Tough Situations: 
How to Communicate Effectively 
When the Going Gets Rough" 
Linda Akutagawa 

J.D. Hokoyama 

Vanna Novak 

Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics 
Session II: Youth Program (free). Details click here


Engineering and Science Career Dr. Joeng Kim (President, Lucent-Alcatel Lab) 

Commodore Edward L. Takesuye (Navy)
2009 AAEOY Lifetime Achievement Winner 

2003 AAEOY winner 

4:00PM to 6:00PM    AAEOY VIP Reception (free)

6:00PM to 6:30PM    AAEOY Award Banquet Registration

6:30PM to 9:30PM    AAEOY Award banquet (ticket required)


Print Email