GSA provides an opportunity for our members to form individual working groups to address technical and business challenges unique to their specific ecosystem. 

GSA’s industry- and technology-specific working groups discuss common issues and concerns, accelerate technology and increase efficiency.


1Q15 Mixed Signal Working Group
Wednesday February 18, 2015
Santa Clara, CA

1Q15 SC WG Meeting
Thursday February 19, 2015
Sunnyvale, CA

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Fabless Innovation

The fabless business model has grown in importance during the twenty year life of GSA. Much of this success can be attributed to innovations from fabless semiconductor companies. In this presentation, GSA provides a broad overview of important breakthrough technology from this critical element of industry success.


Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) impacts semiconductor devices throughout fabrication, assembly, test, and usage.  With the onset of advanced packaging technology such as 2.5D/3D, ESD remains an issue, now requiring special consideration.  GSA, along with the ESD Association and academia have spent several months investigating this phenomenon.  Contact for details.

IP Source Selection Tool
Risk analysis and mitigation is critical in determining the source (Internal New, Internal Existing, Third Party) of required IP for your next design.  Two versions of this tool are now available, a generic version, and a version for SerDes acquisition.


MEMS Product Design Documentation Quality Checklist
MEMS designers require additional information from the foundry than their CMOS counterparts.  Team is developing a Quality Checklist for Product Design Documentation to ensure MEMS designers are able to gather required information more easily.

Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence for Supply Chain, Operations, and Manufacturing

M&A are a fact of life in the semiconductor industry. Everyone has, or will likely experience this during their career.  This transition can be less painful if we use lessons learned from previous M&A to generate due diligence checklists.   Feedback may be sent to

Quality Maturity Model

Every semiconductor company has an extensive supply chain.  However, the quality maturity level can vary greatly between suppliers.  The Quality team is defining a Quality Maturity Model, based on the Capability Maturity Model Index, to help evaluate current and potential supplier’s quality. Contact for details or to participate.