Fireside chat with Jensen Huang (Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nvidia)

CASPA 2023 Annual Conference and Dinner Banquet was held on October 7th, at Santa Clara Convention Center. The topic of the conference was Empower AI – How Semiconductors Shape the Future of the World.

Fireside chat with Jensen Huang (Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Nvidia) (video above)

Jensen Huang founded NVIDIA in 1993 and has served since its inception as president, chief executive officer, and a member of the board of directors. Prior to founding NVIDIA, Mr. Huang held a variety of positions from 1985 to 1993 at LSI Logic Corp., a computer chip manufacturer, and from 1984 to 1985 at Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., a semiconductor company.

In 2017, he was named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year. In 2019, Harvard Business Review ranked him No. 1 on its list of the world’s 100 best-performing CEOs over the lifetime of their tenure. Mr. Huang holds a BSEE degree from Oregon State University and an MSEE degree from Stanford University.

CASPA 2023 Annual Conference and Dinner Banquet

Interview with John Y. Chen (Corporate Vice President of Technology and Foundry Management, NVIDIA)

John Y. Chen has been the Corporate Vice President of Technology and Foundry Management at NVIDIA since 2004. He has been responsible for working with TSMC and other foundries to get NVIDIA’s new products manufactured by most advanced process technology.

Prior to that, Dr. Chen spent 10 years at TSMC, first in charge of company-wide yield improvement, and testing/packaging operation, then he created and ran the R&D at TSMC, Taiwan. Subsequently, he built and ran the Fab Operations of WaferTech in Camas, WA, the 1st TSMC wafer fab in USA. Lastly, he served as the Vice President of Business Development for TSMC.

Earlier in his career at Hughes Research Lab and Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, he has contributed more than 100 journal articles, most published by IEEE. He wrote a textbook on “CMOS Devices and Technology for VLSI,” published by Prentice Hall (a part of Simon & Schuster now) in 1990. He was elected to the IEEE Fellow in 1992 for “leadership in and contributions to CMOS device and process technology”.

Interview with Chloe Jian Ma (Vice President, China GTM, ARM)

Chloe Jian Ma is VP of China Go-To-Market for the IOT and Embedded Line of Business at Arm. In this role, Chloe is responsible for strengthening and expanding Arm products, solutions and ecosystem for the China market so that the next wave of innovations in AIoT and embedded intelligence happen on the Arm platform. She joined Arm from the RISC-V world, where she worked for both SiFive and StarFive (SiFive’s China JV) and had her hands full with many aspects of the business from global technology partnership/ecosystem building, to GTM strategy, to fundraising and running a regional subsidiary.

Interview with Cliff Young (Google)

Cliff Young is a software engineer in Google Research, where he works on codesign for deep learning accelerators. He is one of the designers of Google’s Tensor Processing Unit (TPU) and one of the founders of the MLPerf benchmark.

Previously, Cliff built special-purpose supercomputers for molecular dynamics at D. E. Shaw Research and was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs. Cliff holds AB, MS, and PhD degrees in computer science from Harvard University. Cliff is a member of ACM and IEEE.

Interview with Steven Woo (Rambus Inc.)

Steve Woo is a Fellow and Distinguished Inventor at Rambus Inc., working on technology and business development efforts across the company. He is currently leading research work within Rambus Labs on advanced memory systems for accelerators and computing infrastructure, and manages a team of senior architects.

Since joining Rambus, Steve has worked in various roles leading architecture, technology, and performance analysis efforts, and in marketing and product planning roles leading strategy and customer programs.  Steve received his PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, and Master of Engineering and BS Engineering degrees from Harvey Mudd College.

Interview with Bin Fan (Chief architect and Founding engineer, Alluxio)

Prior to joining Alluxio as a founding engineer, he worked for Google to build the next-generation storage infrastructure. Bin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University on the design and implementation of distributed systems.

Interview with David Kantle (MLPERF Founder and Director)


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