Emerging Company CEO Council

  • Overview
  • Members
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Presentations
  • Minutes

Overview

The Emerging Company CEO Council is comprised of CEOs from emerging semiconductor companies and their suppliers.

Vision

To provide a neutral forum for CEOs from emerging semiconductor companies to meet quarterly and discuss trends, opportunities, challenges, and solutions.

Mission

To provide advice and counsel to the GSA Board of Directors on the challenges and issues facing the industry’s smaller, emerging companies and assist in developing strategies for industry-wide solutions to the most critical challenges and provide peer-to-peer and customer to supplier networking and interaction opportunities.

Objective

To reduce the barriers and improve the probabilities for success of emerging companies in the semiconductor industry.

Current Areas of Focus
  • Capital Markets – Promote a wider understanding of the shifting sands of VC funding environments
  • Business Cost Structure – Encourage the formation of vendor programs aimed at providing more cost effective business and engineering solutions for small scale companies
  • Exit Strategies – Monitor the environment for IPOs and evaluate alternative exit channels & strategies for our member companies
  • Alternative Business Models – Evaluate and compare our collective experience with alternative business models targeting lower entry cost or improved cost efficiencies
  • Globalization – Opportunity or threat? Challenges unique to managing business start-up and growth with foreign operations

Contact Information

Wade Giles
O 972.866.7579 x116
M 214.794.6619
wgiles@gsaglobal.org

ECCEO Council Chairman
Matt Rhodes, CEO, Semitech Semiconductor

Members


Matt Rhodes
GSA ECCEO Chairman
Sr. VP, Global Marketing
Entropic Communications

Faraj Aalaei
President & CEO
Aquantia Corporation

Sally J. Daub
CEO, President and Director
ViXS Systems, Inc.

Patrick Henry
President & CEO
Entropic Communications

Dr. Avi Katz
Chairman, President & CEO
GigOptix Inc.

John E. LeMoncheck
President & CEO
Cambrios Technologies Corp.

Amir Nayyerhabibi
Serial Entrepreneur, Strategist and Advisor

Jong-Hoon John Oh
President & CEO
Pulsus Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Paul M. Russo, Ph.D.
Chairman & CEO
GEO Semiconductor Inc. (GEO)

Warren Savage
Founder, President and CEO
IPextreme

Dennis Segers
CEO
Tabula, Inc.

Dr. Naveed Sherwani
CEO
PeerNova

Dr. Nick Nianxiong Tan, Ph.D.
Co-founder and CEO
Vango Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Lin Yang
Co-Founder & CTO
Legend Silicon Corporation

Meeting Schedule

Q1 2013

Date: March 13, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Pillsbury, 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Agenda:

  • China’s Impact on the Semiconductor Industry; Raman Chitkara, Global Leader, Technology Practice, PwC
  • Chip Strategy for the China State Grid; Nick Tan, Advisor to China State Grid Corporation’s Microelectronics Department
Q2 2013

Date: June 5, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Pillsbury, 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Q3 2013

Date: September 17, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Pillsbury, 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Q4 2013

Date: December 11, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Location: Pillsbury, 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA 94304

Presentations

Information coming soon.

Minutes

Information coming soon.

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