31st CIE/USA-SF Annual Conference

[ 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