Global Semiconductor Alliance Accepting Award Nominations

Awards to be presented at GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on December 12, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif. (May 8, 2013) – The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry, is accepting nominations for its annual GSA awards.  Over the past 19 years, GSA has recognized public and private semiconductor companies that have demonstrated excellence through their success, vision, strategy and future opportunities in the industry. This year’s Award’s Dinner Celebration will be held on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

The celebration honors the achievements of semiconductor companies in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry. The award categories are as follows:

The GSA’s most prestigious award, the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recognizes individuals, such as its namesake, Dr. Morris Chang, for their exceptional contributions to drive the development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities for the semiconductor industry.  Nominations will be accepted until June 3, 2013.  View highlights from previous winners here.

The “Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award” is designed to identify the private company garnering the most respect from the industry in terms of its products, vision and future opportunity. GSA’s Private Awards Committee reviews all private semiconductor companies, conducts analysis of each company’s performance and likelihood of long-term success, and provides a list of respectable private companies to be voted on by GSA membership. On-line voting takes place to allow GSA members, including semiconductor companies and partners, to cast a ballot for the private semiconductor company that they most respect.  Nominations are open until June 28, 2013.

GSA’s Private Awards Committee, comprised of members of the Emerging Company CEO Council, venture capitalists and select serial entrepreneurs in the industry, selects up to two winners for the “Start-Up to Watch Award” by identifying the semiconductor company (or companies) that demonstrates the potential to positively change its market or the industry through the innovative use of semiconductor technology or a new application for semiconductor technology.  Nominations will be accepted until June 28, 2013.

As a global organization, the GSA recognizes companies headquartered in the EMEA and APAC regions. Award winners are chosen by the leadership council of each respective region and are semiconductor companies that demonstrate the most strength when measuring products, vision, leadership and success in the marketplace.  Nominations for the Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award will be accepted until July 12, 2013.

About the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration:

The annual GSA Awards Dinner Celebration is the industry’s premier event. Each year the GSA recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence through their vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity. The celebration honors the achievements of semiconductor companies in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry. The Awards Dinner Celebration will start at 5:30 p.m. with a networking reception, followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. The keynote address will be given by Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, New Jersey.

The dinner is made possible by title sponsor TSMC, as well as general sponsors Advantest, Amkor, Broadcom Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, CSR, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, KPMG, Magnachip, UMC and SuVolta. To make reservations to attend the Awards Dinner, please visit:

http://www.gsaglobal.org/events/2013/1212/index.aspx

About GSA:

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org

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