December 10, 2015

 

1500+ Executives

December 10, 2015
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

4:30 pm Registration
5:00 pm Networking Reception
6:15 pm Dinner Seating
7:00 pm Awards Ceremony

GSA’s annual Awards Dinner Celebration is the industry's premier event celebrating the achievements of semiconductor companies in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments as well as overall respect within the industry.

Awards

Award Information

GSA recognizes semiconductor companies that have demonstrated excellence through their success, vision, strategy and future opportunities in the industry at the Awards Dinner Celebration. It is an honor to be selected as a nominee and an even more distinguished achievement to win a GSA Award!

2015 Awards created by Bennett Awards.

For additional information regarding specific GSA Awards, please see links below.

Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

The Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recognizes individuals, such as its namesake, Dr. Morris Chang, for their exceptional contributions to development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities for the semiconductor industry.

This year, we are pleased to announce MediaTek’s chairman and CEO, Ming-Kai Tsai, as the 2015 winner.

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Ming-Kai Tsai | Chairman & CEO | MediaTek

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Private Company Awards

Start-Up to Watch Award

Nominees

  • Ambiq Micro
  • Credo Semiconductor
  • GaN Systems Inc. – WINNER
  • Sckipio Technologies

GSA’s Private Awards Committee, comprised of 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 semiconductor industry in general through the innovative use of semiconductor technology or a new application for semiconductor technology.

Criteria:

  • Company must be a semiconductor company (Fabless or IDM).
  • Company must be privately held.
  • Company must NOT have achieved greater than or equal to $20 million of cumulative product revenue (i.e., cumulative product revenue since market introduction).

Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award

Nominees

  • Analogix Semiconductor, Inc.
  • Aquantia Corporation
  • Quantenna Communications, Inc. – WINNER

The industry’s 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. GSA members, including semiconductor and partners, are encouraged to cast an online ballot for the semiconductor companies they most respect.

Criteria:

  • Company must be a semiconductor company (Fabless or IDM).
  • Company must be privately held.
  • Company must have achieved a minimum of $20 million of cumulative product revenue (i.e., cumulative product revenue since market introduction).

Public Company Awards

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award

Nominees

Achieving Up to $500 Million in Annual Sales

    • Ambarella, Inc. – WINNER
    • Melexis
    • Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (Silicon Motion, Inc.)

Achieving Greater than $500 Million in Annual Sales

    • ams AG
    • Avago Technologies
    • Dialog Semiconductor – WINNER

The Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award is derived based on a broad evaluation of the financial health and performance of public fabless and IDM semiconductor companies. Numerous financial metrics as well as their respective rates of change or year-over-year improvement are analyzed. These financial metrics transverse various categories including but not limited to growth rates, margins, cash flow, profitability ratios, efficiency ratios and return on capital. All companies are ranked on each metric as well as its rate of change, and then the overall performance is compared to the peer universe to determine the winner.

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Awards

Nominees

Achieving $100 Million to $500 Million in Annual Sales

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

Achieving $500 Million to $1 Billion in Annual Sales

  • Himax Technologies, Inc.
  • Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT)
  • Silicon Labs – WINNER

Achieving $1 Billion to $2 Billion in Annual Sales

  • Dialog Semiconductor – WINNER
  • Microsemi Corporation

Achieving Greater Than $2 Billion in Annual Sales

  • Avago Technologies – WINNER
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V.
  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

The industry’s Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company awards are designed to identify the public companies garnering the most respect from the industry in terms of its products, vision and future opportunities within their respective sales categories. In addition, profitability and market capitalization, among other financial and product successes, are considered to be listed on the ballot. GSA members, including semiconductor and partners, are encouraged to cast an online ballot for the semiconductor companies they most respect.

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company Award

Nominees (chosen by analyst Quinn Bolton of Needham & Company, LLC)

  • Cavium, Inc.
  • Inphi Corporation – WINNER
  • Monolithic Power Systems

Semiconductor financial analysts from top-tier firms select their favorite semiconductor company for this award. The analysts base their decision on historical, as well as projected data, such as stock price, earnings per share, revenue forecasts and product performance.

Regional Awards

Regional Awards

Nominees

Outstanding Asia-Pacific Semiconductor Company Award

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

Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award

  • ams AG
  • Movidius
  • Nordic Semiconductor – WINNER
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V.

As a global alliance, GSA introduced an award specifically for the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. The awards recognize a semiconductor company headquartered in each respective region that clearly demonstrates the most strength when measuring products, vision, leadership and success in the marketplace. GSA’s APAC and EMEA Leadership Councils determine the nominees and the winners of their respective regions.

2015 Highlights

The GSA Awards Dinner

A remarkable opportunity for networking!

all in one convenient location

Reservations

If you have any questions, please contact Kate Olsen.

December 10, 2015
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

  SEATS TABLES
GSA MEMBERS $245 $2500
NON MEMBERS $295 $3000

Travel

To help make your experience as convenient as possible, GSA has arranged a special room rate at the
Santa Clara Hyatt Regency for attendees of the 2015 GSA Awards Dinner Celebration.

Please contact Meagan Manian at any time if you have questions about travel arrangements.

Hyatt Regency
Santa Clara

GSA's preferred hotel for the 2015 Awards Dinner Celebration is the Hyatt Regency, which is conveniently connected to the Santa Clara Convention Center.

5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

You can reserve a room online or call (888) 421-1442. Please specify “GSA Awards Dinner Celebration 2015” when requesting a reservation in the room block.

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