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The Year 2003 in Review.

The third Bridge 2003 Executive Forum will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2003, 2-5pm at Ropers, Majeski, Kohn & Bentley in Redwood City.

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Silicon Valley Charity Ball Sponsorship Party
San Jose Marriott Hotel
September 25, 2003
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YAD2M Creative is now Design 2 Market

Chefs Bite Back

Fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Bank

Sunday, August 10, 2003
2pm - 6pm
Crimson Restaurant and Patio
15466 Los Gatos Blvd., Los Gatos

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Photos from Chefs Bite Back
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1942: Luggage from Home to Camp

Japanese American Museum of San Jose launches new exhibit by nationally renown artist, Flo Oy Wong.

Image, poster, advertising and catalog designed by YAD2M.

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Opening Reception
August 7, 2003
5pm - 7pm
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Photos from the Opening Reception
August 7, 2003 (click here)

ChipScale Review

Wafer bumping strategies, Selecting the Right Vendor.

May 2003 Cover Design by YAD2M Creative.

Bridge 2003: Executive Forum 2
May 29, 2003
Ropers Majeski Kohn and Bentley

Presentations on market opportunities in Japan in the post-Iraq war era.

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Silicon Valley Charity Ball
Major Donor Thank You Party

Silicon Valley Capital Club
May 17, 2003

A gathering of the 2003 sponsors and supporters raised monies for the nine recipient agencies.

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The Silicon Valley Entrepreneur's Group
The First Business Workshop

May 8, 2003

The Silicon Valley Entrepreneur's Group (SVEG) is a start-up organization composed of entrepreneurs, consultants, and management of existing companies coming together to share their expertise with other entrepreneurs.
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The San Jose Nihonmachi Run will be held on May 4, 2003, benefiting Yu-Ai Kai, Senior Service Center in San Jose Japantown.

Sign up now to run with friends and family, benefit the Senior Center, and get this year's t-shirt (designed by YAD2M Creative).

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The 30th Annual AACI Celebration - Night of the Stars
Friday, May 2, 2003. Fairmont Hotel

Steve Yamaguma will be one of the recipients of the Community Star Awards in the category of Communications and Media this Friday, May 2nd at the Fairmont Hotel. (click here for more info)

AACI Press Release (word)

AACI Press Release pdf


San Jose Mercury News
Leigh Weimers

Posted on Thu, May. 01, 2003

ANNIVERSARY WALTZ: Asian Americans for Community Involvement, Silicon Valley's largest Asian-American social services agency, marks the big 3-Oh Friday with a major bash at the Fairmont Hotel. Those to be honored include Steve Yamaguma, Lucia Cha, Mai Le Ho, Akemi Flynn, Dr. Kenneth Fong and San Jose Taiko.
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The AACI Community Stars Award, 2003

Photos from the AACI 30th Anniversary
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OKI Semiconductor successfully launches its ARM MCU initiative at the Embedded System Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco, April 22.

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Chip Scale Review
April 2003
Cover designed by
YAD2M Creative

Who was the Real "Bluetooth"?

The Bluetooth organization ( is named in honor of King Harald Blatand II. The son of King Gorm "The Old" Hardeknudsson, King Blatand lived in Denmark from 910-987 A.D.

History does not record whether he had one of more blue teeth, nor does it give us an accurate accounting of his overall dental condition. The name, in fact, means "dark complexion". He had, according to sources, very dark hair and fairly dark skin, as well, unlike our modern image of Scandinavians with light hair and complexions.

King Harald is best known for uniting Denmark and Norway, and for bringing Christianity to Scandinavia.

The original adopters were Ericcson (the inventor), IBM, Intel, Nokia and Toshiba in May 1998. The Bluetooth name was chosen because its advocates hope to unify the proponents and users of wireless connectivity much as King Harald united a diverse group of Scandinavians.

Harald died around 987 A.D. in a battle against his son, Svend Forkbeard. Harald's remains are preserved in the cathedral at Roeskilde, Sweden.

One of Bluetooth's key movers, the Swedish firm Ericsson - whose Lund, Sweden, facility gave birth to the Bluetooth concept of wireless technology - has honored the king by erecting a modern runic stone to Harald's memory in the town of Jelling, Denmark.


Link Silicon Valley
February 27, 2003
Brenner Group, Cupertino

Bob Karr presented Link Silicon Valley to a select group of non-profit organizations for beta testing. Organized by Steve Yamaguma, the agencies represented were the Silicon Valley Charity Ball Foundation, Sacred Heart Community Service, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Clara County, Yu-Ai Kai Senior Services and Zero One: The Art and Technology Network.

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Triton Museum of Art logo featured in Lands End Catalog

February, 2003
The new logo/identity designed by YAD2M Creative was featured on a shirt in the lastest Lands End Catalog.

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As an alliance partner of Splice International, YAD2M is pleased to announce the launch of the Splice International website, January 20, 2003. For more information, go to:


Bridge 2003 - Splice International Executive Forums
Friday, Feb. 14, 2003 Ropers Majeski, Kohn, Bentley - Redwood City, Corporate office
Splice International's first executive forum entitled, Bridge 2003, brought IT executives together to learn and share their experiences in doing business in the Pacific Triangle, Silicon Valley, Japan and China.
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Technology Trade Show Calendar.
A listing of current technology conferences and tradeshows.

Clicks and Tips
Learn the lastest tips on applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash.

Technology News. Comdex stories.
Listings of what's happening in the world of technology.

e3 Conference

Jobs at Design 2 Market
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