I had the opportunity to interview Brian Halla at last week's Silicon Forum.
Brian is CEO and Chairman of National Semiconductor (http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=NSM) -- $2 billion annual sales and $7.22 billion market cap (as of today). He serves on the boards of the Semiconductor Industry Association, the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group, the Technology Network (TechNet), and Foveon Inc.
We had a wide-ranging discussion about China, its advantages, and what US policy should be. Brian is an extremely interesting and dynamic CEO who has a lot of insights into the world's fastest growing economy. The boom in consumer products have been fueling the growth of National Semiconductor and other semi companies. And, of course, China plays a major role in the manufacturing of these products.
you can also view pictures from last week's the Silicon Forum