The North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association (NATEA), a non-profit and tax- deductible professional organization, was founded by a group of engineers and scientists on March 2, 1991 in Silicon Valley, California USA. Since then, NATEA has grown into twelve (12) Regional Chapters and eight Regional Liaisons throughout the U.S. and Canada with more than 2,500 members and 24 corporate sponsors. NATEA headquarters is located in Silicon Valley and its 12 regional chapters are in Silicon Valley, Southern California, Saint Louis, Greater New York City, Ottawa & Toronto, Canada, Greater Chicago Area, Austin, Dallas, Seattle, Up New York and North Carolina. NATEA's eight Regional Offices are located in Washington D. C., Phoenix, San Diego, Detroit, Columbus, Las Vegas, Vancouver and Taiwan to promote NATEA activities.

The NATEA’s major aim is to promote science and technology research, development and their applications, and to provide management and leadership training opportunities for overseas Taiwanese in U.S. and Canada, and their community at large.

The Association serves its members and their communities in different technical and social gatherings, and periodically holds a variety of annual technological conferences, workshops, seminars that are either independently managed by regional chapters or by collaborating with local mainstream professional organizations like IEEE.

For example, Silicon Valley chapter has organized two main annual events since 1998: U.S. Taiwan High-Tech Forum (UTHF) and New Frontiers in Computing (NFIC) with IEEE Computer Society.

To learn more, please visit and All the events are open to the general public. Noticeably, many members serve in leading-edge technical and managerial positions in various business sectors in North America and are founders of some of the most successful companies in the high-tech and its associated industries.

NATEA Mission Statement :-

  • To facilitate technology development, entrepreneurship and job opportunities, and to provide management and leadership training opportunities for its members.
  • To serve as bridge between Taiwan’s job opening and US talents, and between Taiwan’s Venture Capitals and US entrepreneurs.
  • To support research and development in Taiwan and thereby enhance Taiwanese technological global positions.
  • To promote the practical applications of scientific and engineering know-how.
  • To establish relationships between NATEA and other main stream and Asian scientific or engineering organizations.
  • To further the fellowships among NATEA members.
  • To raise community awareness of the achievement of Taiwanese American engineers and scientists
  • To encourage and provide assistance to Taiwanese American youth to pursue scientific or engineering careers.

Honorary Council Members

  • Yuan-Tseh Lee, Ph.D., (李遠哲, Chemistry Nobel Laureate, Former President of Taiwan Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Teresa H. Meng, Ph.D., (孟懷榮, Professor at Stanford University, Academician of Taiwan Academia Sinica, Stanford, California, USA)
  • Peter (Chung-Yu) Wu, Ph.D., (吳重雨, Former President of NCTU, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
  • Jei-Fu Shaw, Ph.D., (蕭介夫, Former President of NCHU, Taichung, Taiwan)
  • Hung-Duen Yang, Ph.D., (楊弘敦, Former President of NSYSU, Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
  • Johnsee Lee, Ph.D., (李鐘熙, Former President of ITRI, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
  • Jyh-Sheng Ke, Ph.D., (柯志昇, Former President of III, Taipei, Taiwan)
  • San-Cheng Chang, Ph.D., (張善政, 台灣行政院科技部前部長, Minister of Science and Technology Ministry; Former Premier of The Executive Yuan, Taiwan)

Mailing Address

PO Box 2772
Sunnyvale, CA 94087