In 2020, two of the most discussed topics are undoubtedly COVID-19 and trade tension between the US and China. The theme for this year’s US Taiwan High Tech Forum 2020 (UTHF) draws from these topics, centered on the impact of trade and the pandemic on the high tech industry and the future landscape. This will be a virtual event with the cost sponsored by the Silicon Valley chapter of North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA).

The event will span across two half days with focused topics on semiconductor and supply chain and the intersection of artificial intelligence and digital health:

November 7, 2020: Innovation in the Supply Chain and Semiconductor Industry

  • Tom Cho, Vice President of Engineering at Applied Materials: “Evolution of Semiconductor Equipment Supply Chain and Why?”
  • Pete Rodriguez, CEO of Silicon Catalyst: “Semiconductor Startup Ecosystem and How Silicon Catalyst Incubates Startups Worldwide”
  • Colley Hwang, Founder and President of DIGITIMES: “Disconnected Supply Chain Future Outlook of Semiconductor & Supply Chain”

November 14, 2020: Advances in AI for the Pandemic and Healthcare Industry

  • Dave Wang, CTO at BioIntelisense: “AI, Sensors, and the Transformation of Digital Health”
  • Jason Wang, Professor of Stanford University: “Policy Considerations for the Development, Manufacturing, Financing, and Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines”
  • Chih-Han Yu, Co-founder and CEO of Appier: “Leveraging AI Technology to Foster Digital Transformation”

After the speaking series for each day, industry experts will join a panel discussion to share their thought leadership on the theme for the day. Current panelists include Jack Kang, SVP of Sales & Business Development of SiFive, Jothy Rosenberg, CEO at Dover Microsystems, Andrea Wang, CEO of Ahead Medicine, and Allen Chang, CEO of Atgenomix.

NATEA is a non-profit and tax deductible professional organization founded in 1991. The organization proudly connects innovative leaders with the community and broadens the impact by sharing business insight and entrepreneurial experiences. 

For more details on event schedule and registration information, please visit the website here: www.uthf.net.

Event Details
Format:  Virtual forum (via Zoom)
Dates and Times:

  • Day 1: Saturday, November 7, 2020; 6:00 to 9:00pm ET
  • Day 2: Saturday, November 14, 2020; 6:00 to 9:00pm ET