AAMA Newsletter | January 2017 
Asia America MultiTechnology Association

35TH ANNUAL AAMA SEMICONDUCTOR DINNER: Semiconductors in the World of Trump

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:30pm-8:30pm
Chef Chu's
1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022

  • Remi El-Ouazzane, CEO, Movidius
  • Sam Heidari, Chairman & CEO, Quantenna
  • David Lam, General Partner, Atlantic Bridge
  • Hing Wong, Managing Director, Walden International
  • Thomas M. Shoesmith, Partner, Pillsbury
  • Nancy A. Fischer, Partner, Pillsbury
2016 was a period of rapid consolidation and disruption in the semiconductor industry. There were also some positive developments in 2016, including high profile mergers (both public and private) at high valuations, five IPOs, and a slight uptick in early stage investment (albeit we are not going to approach 1990s levels any time soon). Developments in the prior year will be covered to the extent they are likely to extend into 2017. A major focus of the discussion will be on predictions for the industry in 2017 and approaches to thriving in it.
Join AAMA for a lively discussion with top experts who will tackle:
  • How the new US President’s policies can impact US-China activity in semiconductors
  • How leading semiconductor companies, large and small, are engaging in US-China cross-border partnerships, investments and M&A
  • What 2017 has in store for the semiconductor industry and key trends to watch
  • What Chinese companies are looking for in US partners, and vice versa
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AAMA SPEAKER SERIES - FINTECH 2017 - Perspectives from the U.S. and Asia

Thursday, February 16, 2017
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Silicon Dragon SF 2017  - January 19 | San Francisco
Silicon Dragon SF 2017 will feature a strong China-US component, with a focus on WeChat, a  dealmaker panel with several cross-border venture investors, and a keynote about VR from Alvin Wang Graylin of HTC Vive.  AAMA Members will receive 20% discount to attend.  Promo code: SDSF2017AAMA  Register here.
16th Annual Private Equity & Venture Forum  - March 15-16 | Beijing
Now in its 16th year, the AVCJ Private Equity & Venture Capital Forum - China 2017 is the premier gathering of the China's most influential private equity GPs and LPs, government regulators, senior corporate executives and other professionals for two days of mind-provoking debate, in-depth discussion on market trends, networking and more. Join 360 delegates for two days of in-depth discussions and networking to equip private equity and venture capital investors with the knowledge and contacts to take on the opportunities in China for 2017. Please register for your pass at  Registration code for AAMA Members: AVCJCN2017_AAMA  
View Photos from AAMA Holiday Mixer 2016
 Jack Gao, AAMA Charter Member, quoted in Bloomberg on Dalian Wanda Group's unveiling of an $8.2 billion, 408 acre Movie Metropolis that will include Wanda Studios, China's first world-class production facility based in Qingdao.  | (Link to Article)

AAMA PRD Board Member John Y. Lo unveils his new book titled "Angel Financing in Asia Pacific: A Guidebook for Investors and Entrepreneurs".  This ground-breaking book will appeal to business angels, investors, entrepreneurs, startup founders and the general public who are interested in innovation, technology and economic growth.  |

 Angela Pan, Founder and CEO of Ashley Chloe Inc., a San Francisco-based Fashion Tech company, launches FUSE, the world's first ceramic smart modular earbuds.  FUSE was honored as the winner of the 2017 CES Innovation Awards.  (Link to Article)

Andy Tsao, Managing Director at Silicon Valley Bank's Global Gateway, shares key insights on the startup and innovation ecosystem in India.  (Link to Article "India Rising")

 Hans Tung, Managing Partner at GGV Capital, discusses the outlook for Xiaomi and Chinese tech startups with Bloomberg.  (Link to Video)

Kyung Yoon, CEO of Talent Age, was featured speaker at the premier 2016 INPHO Venture Summit held in  October in Bordeaux, France.  INPHO Venture Summit is the event for executives active in smart technologies including photonics and smart businesses.
Award-Winning Helix Cuff Wireless Wearable Headphones Helix Cuff

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Ashley Chloe is bridging the gap between fashion and function in wearable tech. Ashley Chloe confronts this challenge head-on with the stylishly innovative Helix Cuff, its flagship wearable tech accessory for seamlessly connecting your active modern lifestyle. The fashion-forward startup focuses on creating digital accessories that improve it's users bustling lifestyle. The Helix Cuff is the beginning of a line of innovative digital wearables that transform the way we interact with technology.

The Helix Cuff is a one of a kind design in the wearables space with Bluetooth technology that makes it a perfect solution for the trend in removing headphone jack. It responds to voice commands and activates Android or iOS’ personal assistants such as Google Now or Siri in a smart, hands-free experience. The sleek wearable wrist cuff with extractable smart wireless Bluetooth headphones is a fitting holiday gift for tech and style lovers of every kind.

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Prynt | Turn Your Smartphone Into An Instant Camera

Prynt, a San Francisco based company connecting physical and digital photos with augmented reality (AR), starting with the first-ever photo-printing phone case, announces strategic business partnerships with major retail partners including Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Urban Outfitters.  About Prynt

JetSuiteX Launches Carlsbad - San Jose Service
JetSuite introduces its newest JetSuiteX route between Carlsbad and San Jose! Surf over to to purchase your seat on our Phenom 100 private jets for service between Carlsbad - San Jose, and our E135 private jets for service between Burbank - San Jose.

JetSuite was recently ranked the 4th largest private jet charter company in the US for total hours flown and #2 in aircraft utilization, by ARGUS. Under the leadership of CEO Alex Wilcox, a JetBlue founding executive, JetSuite is IS-BAO certified and rated Platinum by ARGUS, the highest possible safety rating in the private jet industry.  JetSuiteX is a subsidiary of JetSuite launched in 2016, which offers by-the-seat and whole plane charter in west coast markets.
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