December 8, 2016
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
|4:30 pm||Event Check-In|
|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.
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!
For additional information regarding specific GSA Awards, please see links below.
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.
President & CEO | Cadence
Founder & Chairman | Walden International
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.
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.
Achieving Up to $1 Billion in Annual Sales
Achieving Greater than $1 Billion in Annual Sales
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.
Achieving $100 to $500 Million in Annual Sales
Achieving $500 Million to $1 Billion in Annual Sales
Achieving $1 Billion to $5 Billion in Annual Sales
Achieving Greater than $5 Billion in Annual Sales
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.
Nominees (chosen by analyst Quinn Bolton of Needham & Company, LLC)
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.
Outstanding Asia-Pacific Semiconductor Company Award
Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award
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.
The GSA Awards Dinner brings together 1,500+ semiconductor executives all in one convenient location.
A remarkable opportunity for networking!
New York Times Best Selling Author & Former Senior Advisor for Innovation at the State Department
Alec Ross is one of America’s leading experts on innovation. He has been an entrepreneur, served for four years as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, and advised President Obama on the intersection of technology and geopolitics for his first presidential campaign. He did the same during his time as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, a role created for him to maximize the potential of technology and innovation in service of America’s diplomatic goals. In this role, Ross advanced the State Department’s interests on a range of issues including Internet Freedom, cybersecurity, disaster response, and the use of network technologies in conflict zones. Currently, he continues to educate various world leaders and top CEOs about these topics.
Ross’s best-selling book, The Industries of the Future, explores the technological and economic trends and developments that will shape the next ten years, from cybersecurity and big data to the commercialization of genomics to the code-ification of money, markets and trust. Since its publication in February of 2016, it has gone into an 8th printing and the rights have been sold for translation into 18 languages.
Ross currently serves as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Johns Hopkins University and sits on the board of directors or advisors for companies in the fields of technology, media, telecommunications, education, health care and cybersecurity.
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 2016 GSA Awards Dinner Celebration.
Please contact Kole Giles at any time if you have questions about travel arrangements.
GSA's preferred hotel for the 2016 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 2016” when requesting a reservation in the room block.