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2014 Global Semiconductor Alliance Award Nominees Announced

Awards to be Presented at the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on December 11  

SAN JOSE, Calif. (November 4, 2014) – The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce the 2014 award nominees for the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration taking place on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. GSA is celebrating 20 years of industry collaboration this year and over the past 20 years the awards program has recognized companies that have demonstrated excellence through their vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity. The commemorative celebration will honor the achievements of semiconductor companies in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry.

This year, in recognition of GSA’s 20 years of global collaboration, there will be a special presentation honoring past Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recipients, GSA’s most prestigious award.  The evening will culminate with a keynote by Jay Leno.

The evening’s program will recognize leading semiconductor companies that have exhibited market growth through technological innovation and exceptional business management strategies.  The award categories and nominees (in alphabetical order) are as follows:


Start-Up to Watch Award

  • Ineda Systems, Inc.
  • Movidius
  • XMOS Ltd.

Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award

  • Aquantia Corporation
  • Quantenna Communications, Inc.
  • Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Most Respected Emerging Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving $100 to $250 Million in Annual Sales):

  • Ambarella, Inc.
  • Nordic Semiconductor
  • Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (Silicon Motion, Inc.)

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving $251 Million to $1 Billion in Annual Sales)

  • InvenSense, Inc.
  • Silicon Labs
  • Synaptics, Inc.

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Greater than $1 Billion in Annual Sales)

  • Avago Technologies
  • MediaTek Inc.
  • QUALCOMM Incorporated

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Up to $500 Million in Annual Sales):

  • Ambarella, Inc.
  • Monolithic Power Systems
  • Montage Technology

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Greater than $500 Million in Annual Sales)

  • MediaTek Inc.
  • QUALCOMM Incorporated
  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company Award Nominees (chosen by analyst Rajvindra Gill of Needham & Company, LLC)

  • Micron Technology, Inc.
  • Spansion, Inc.
  • Synaptics, Inc.

Outstanding Asia Pacific Semiconductor Company Award

  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award

  • ams AG
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Sensirion AG

The dinner is made possible by title sponsor TSMC, VIP and networking reception sponsor Optimal+, as well as general sponsors Advantest, Alix Partners, Altera, AMD, Amkor, ARM, ASE Group, Broadcom, Cadence Design Systems, CSR, eSilicon, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, Jefferies Group LLC, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, Marvell, MediaTek, Mentor Graphics, Micron, Microsemi, Model N, Morgan Stanley, Needham & Co., NVIDIA, Open-Silicon, QUALCOMM, QuickLogic, Rambus, RFMD, Samsung, SanDisk, Silicon Labs SMIC, Synopsys, UMC, VeriSilicon and Wells Fargo. To make reservations to attend the Awards Dinner, please visit the reservations page.

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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GSA Contact:
Traci Brandon
(972) 866-7579 ext. 151
tbrandon@gsaglobal.org

 

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