1500+ Executives

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.

 

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!

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 the President and CEO of Cadence Design Systems and Founder and Chairman of Walden International, Mr. Lip-Bu Tan, as the 2016 winner.

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LIP-BU TAN
President & CEO | Cadence
Founder & Chairman | Walden International

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Private Company Awards

Start-Up to Watch Award

Nominees

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

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

  • Aquantia Corporation
  • Movidius
  • 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 $1 Billion in Annual Sales

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

Achieving Greater than $1 Billion in Annual Sales

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

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 to $500 Million in Annual Sales

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

Achieving $500 Million to $1 Billion in Annual Sales

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

Achieving $1 Billion to $5 Billion in Annual Sales

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

Achieving Greater than $5 Billion in Annual Sales

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

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)

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

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

Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award

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

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.

2016 Highlights

The GSA Awards Dinner brings together 1,500+ semiconductor executives all in one convenient location.

A remarkable opportunity for networking!

Registration

If you have any questions, please contact the Awards Registration Team.

December 8, 2016
Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

  SEATS TABLES
GSA MEMBERS $265 $2,495
NON MEMBERS $325 $2,995

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 2016 GSA Awards Dinner Celebration.

Please contact Kole Giles at any time if you have questions about travel arrangements.

Hyatt Regency
Santa Clara

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.

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