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2016 Global Semiconductor Alliance Award Nominees Announced

Awards to be Presented at the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on December 8  

SAN JOSE, Calif. (November 3, 2016) – The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce the 2016 award nominees for the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration.  Featuring a keynote by Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal, the celebration will take place on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The program will recognize companies that have demonstrated excellence through their vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity. These companies will be honored for their achievements in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry.

The 2016 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award winner is Lip-Bu Tan, President and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Founder and Chairman of Walden International.

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

  • Credo Semiconductor
  • Innovium, Inc.
  • Transphorm, Inc.

Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award

  • Aquantia Corporation
  • Movidius
  • Quantenna Communications, Inc.

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving $100 to $500 Million in Annual Sales):

  • Nordic Semiconductor
  • Power Integrations, Inc.
  • Rambus, Inc.

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving $500 Million to $1 Billion in Annual Sales):

  • MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
  • Mellanox Technologies
  • Silicon Labs

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving $1 Billion to $5 Billion in Annual Sales)

  • Analog Devices, Inc.
  • Microchip Technology, Inc.
  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Greater than $5 Billion in Annual Sales)

  • MediaTek Inc.
  • NVIDIA Corporation
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V.

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Up to $1 Billion in Annual Sales):

  • Power Integrations, Inc.
  • Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (Silicon Motion, Inc.)
  • Sitronix Technology Corporation

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Greater than $1 Billion in Annual Sales)

  • NVIDIA Corporation
  • Realtek Semiconductor Corporation
  • Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company Award (chosen by analyst Quinn Bolton of Needham & Company, LLC)

  • Integrated Device Technology, Inc.
  • MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
  • Microsemi Corporation

Outstanding Asia Pacific Semiconductor Company Award

  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Realtek Semiconductor Corporation
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award

  • Fingerprint Cards AB (FPC)
  • Movidius
  • Sckipio Technologies

 

About the GSA Awards Dinner:

The annual GSA Awards Dinner Celebration is the industry’s premier event. Each year the GSA recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence through their vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity. The celebration honors the achievements of semiconductor companies in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry. The Awards Dinner Celebration will start at 5:00 p.m. with a networking reception, followed by dinner at 6:15 p.m. To make reservations for the Awards Dinner, please visit the event website.

About GSA:
The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to support the global semiconductor industry and its partners by offering a comprehensive view of the industry.  This enables members to better anticipate market opportunities and industry trends, preparing them for technology and business shifts. 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 through efficient power networking for global semiconductor leaders and their partners, 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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