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.


IP WG Meeting
Thursday October 23, 2014
Sunnyvale, CA

AMS WG Meeting
Wednesday November 12, 2014
Santa Clara, CA

Supply Chain WG Meeting
Thursday November 13, 2014
Fremont, CA

Conflict Minerals Seminar
Wednesday November 19, 2014
Fremont, CA

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Release of Industry Wide Alignment on ESD Foundry Parameters

Protection for ESD robustness is a critical concern for any IC design, which is clearly dependent on the underlying frontend technology. A group of experts from foundries, IC design companies, IP vendors and EDA vendors have recently published a Technical Report under the umbrella of ESD Association, which describes the essential basic electrical parameters, which should be shared between foundries and design teams of their customers to ensure a safe and efficient implementation of ESD protection concepts. The Technical Report ESD TR22.0.01-14 can be found here.

Free access to Wafer & Assembly Pricing Reports

The 4Q14 Wafer & Assembly Pricing Survey will open on October 5.  The survey measures wafer and assembly services pricing, providing insightful data for comparison and trend analysis.  Your participation provides free access to the online, interactive results, a $3000 annual value.


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.

IP Source Selection Tool
Risk analysis and understanding is critical in determining the source (Internal New, Internal Existing, Third Party) of required IP for your next design.  Team is developing an interactive tool to aide this analysis for popular IP blocks.

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.  The Supply Chain team is currently generating checklists to guide the process.  Draft documentation can be found here.


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