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. Since 1994, GSA has honored companies and individuals that go above and beyond to make a difference in the semiconductor industry. This is our night to celebrate their accomplishments and give them the recognition they’ve so richly earned.
Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee
Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady is a true show-biz renaissance man. Actor, singer, dancer, improviser, songwriter – he’s done it all throughout his long career.
Currently, Wayne is starring as ‘Aaron Burr’ in the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning Hamilton at the Private Bank Theatre in Chicago.
Wayne got his big break on first the British and then the ABC version of Whose Line is it Anyway? His name became synonymous with off-the-cuff brilliance. He went on to star in and produce a highly-rated summer sketch show and an Emmy-winning talk show for ABC before joining forces with Dave Chappelle to create the now classic “Training Day” sketch, showing audiences both sides of his comedic skill and depth as an actor.
Brady returned to his theatrical roots with a successful Broadway debut as ‘Billy Flynn’ in Chicago. He guest starred in shows such as 30 Rock, Everybody Loves Chris, Dirt and had a recurring role on How I Met Your Mother in addition to hosting Don’t Forget the Lyrics. His film work includes feature films Crossover, The List (a romantic comedy with Sydney Tamiia Poitier), and most recently 1982 from director Tommy Oliver.
This past year he performed live on his sold-out world tour “Makin’ Sh*t Up” and guest starred on the new SyFy series Aftermath. He was welcomed back to Broadway and received rave reviews for his role as ‘Lola’ in the Tony Award-winning production of Kinky Boots, while lending his vocal talents to both Disney’s animated series Sofia the First and Nickelodeon’s Loud House.
Brady will return for his 8th season as the host of CBS’ Let’s Make a Deal, as well as the 5th new season of Whose Line is it Anyway? on the CW this year.
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!
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 Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of Analog Devices, Inc., Mr. Ray Stata as the 2017 winner.
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 2017 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 2017 Awards Dinner Celebration is the Santa Clara 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 2017” when requesting a reservation in the room block.