2020 GSA Awards Virtual Ceremony
2020 GSA Awards Virtual Ceremony
GSA 2020

10:00 – 10:30 am, PST  Networking

10:30 am – 12 pm, PST   Virtual Event

GSA recognizes semiconductor companies that have demonstrated excellence through their success, vision, strategy and future opportunities in the industry at this year’s annual Awards Virtual Ceremony. It is an honor to be selected as a nominee and an even more distinguished achievement to win a GSA Award.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NOMINEESCongratulations to the nominees!

Individual Awards

Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

GSA’s Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award Committee elected to forego naming a recipient this year as it is preferred to give this prestigious, lifetime achievement award in person.

Rising Women of Influence Award

The Rising Women of Influence Award recognizes and profiles the next generation of women leaders in the semiconductor industry. Companies were encouraged to identify women with a technical background and education within their organization that they believe will be one of their key corporate executives over the next three or four years. Nominations were reviewed by an all-female executive committee that selected the top four candidates for recognition at the GSA Annual Awards Celebration.

2020 Nominiees

Nahomi Aoto

Senior Director, Technology Development, Micron Technology, Inc.

Nahomi Aoto is a Senior Director of Micron Memory Japan. She has been serving semiconductor industry for 37 years. Aoto lead the most advanced process development for DRAM from 2000 to 2018 in Elpida as an executive officer and in Micron as a senior director after the acquisition of Elpida by Micron in 2013. Since 2018 Aoto fills the role of an ambassador of semiconductor technology to university students and professors in Japan.

Karin Eibschits-Segal

VP & GM of Intel Israel Development Center and Intel Validation Engineering in the Design Engineering Group, Intel Corporation
Karin Eibschitz-Segal is vice president in the Design Engineering Group and General Manager of Intel Validation Engineering. In this role, she is responsible for delivering Intel’s promise of highest quality products. Based in Israel, Karin is leading the global Intel engineering organization responsible for functional, electrical and power/performance validation of products in post-Silicon across all market segments.

Jaya Jagadish

CVP, Silicon Design Engineering, AMD India Engineering Lead

As India Engineering Lead, Jaya Jagadish is responsible for AMD’s R&D work out of India and for fostering a culture of innovation, inclusive growth and corporate responsibility at the company’s India Development Centre. Jaya became part of India leadership team in 2011 as Director and in 2015 was given the responsibility to lead the engineering team in India. In 2018, she was recognized by the international publication, Diversity Journal among the “2018 Women Worth Watching For”.

Lie-Szu Juang

Senior Director of Design and Technology Platform, TSMC

Lie-Szu Juang is the deputy head of Design and Technology Platform at TSMC. She leads multiple teams worldwide to enable customer design through design solutions of 3nm, 5nm, 7nm, and specialty technologies like embedded flash, HV/BCD, RF & SOI, and MRAM/RRAM. She is responsible for PDK, foundation library, design flow, and 3rd-party eco-system EDA/IP/service partners to enable 280 customers for 1000 successful project tape-outs each year. 

Private Company Awards

Start-Up to Watch Award

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.
  • 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).

Nominees

  • Atmosic Technologies
  • Cerebras Systems
  • NUVIA, Inc.

Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award

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. On-line voting takes place to allow GSA members, including semiconductor companies and partners, to cast a ballot for the private semiconductor company they most respect. The selected companies are based on the Committee’s Criteria.

Criteria:

  • Company must be a semiconductor company.
  • 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).

Nominees

  • Graphcore
  • Innovium
  • SiFive

Public Company Awards

All public company awards are determined by GSA using public financial data; therefore, nomination forms are unnecessary.

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Awards

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. GSA reviews the criteria below for all publicly traded semiconductor companies for two 12-month periods using preceding quarters Q3, Q4, Q1, and Q2. All companies that meet these criteria are segmented into four separate revenue groups and each GSA member company votes for a single winner of the Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company for each group.

  • All publicly traded semiconductor companies
  • Company must report $100M or more in total Revenue for each of the two 12-month periods
  • Stock price must be greater than $1 USD on JUN 30 for each of the two 12-month periods (applies to U.S.-listed companies only)
  • Company must have a Market Capitalization of $250M or more on JUN 30 for each of the two 12-month periods
  • YoY company revenue growth must be greater than YoY industry revenue growth for the last two 12-month periods

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Revenue Groups:

  • Achieving >$5 Billion in Annual Sales
  • Achieving $1 Billion to $5 Billion in Annual Sales
  • Achieving $500 Million to $1 Billion in Annual Sales
  • Achieving $100 Million to $500 Million in Annual Sales

Nominees

  • Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award
    (Achieving Greater than $5 Billion in Annual Sales)
    •  AMD
    • MediaTek Inc.
    • NVIDIA

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

    • Marvell
    • Qorvo
    • Xilinx, Inc.

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

    • Inphi Corporation
    • Monolithic Power Systems (MPS)
    • Silicon Labs

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

    • Ambarella
    • Lattice Semiconductor
    • Nordic Semiconductor

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award

The Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award is derived based on a broad evaluation of the financial health and performance of public 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.

This award has two categories:

  • Achieving Greater than $1 Billion in Annual Sales
  • Achieving Up to $1 Billion in Annual Sales

Nominees

  • Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award
    (Achieving Up to $1 Billion in Annual Sales)
    • ASMedia Technology Inc.
    • Parade Technologies, Ltd.
    • Power Integrations

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

    • ams
    • Intel Corporation
    • NVIDIA

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company Award

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.

  • Nominees chosen by managing director Quinn Bolton of Needham & Company, LLC
  • Nominees chosen by managing director Mark Lipacis of Jefferies, LLC

Nominees

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

    • Inphi Corporation
    • SiTime Corporation
    • Vicor Corporation

  • Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company Award
    (chosen by managing director Mark Lipacis of Jefferies, LLC)

    • AMD
    • Inphi Corporation
    • NVIDIA

Regional Awards

As a global alliance, GSA introduced an award specifically for the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. The awards will 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 will determine the nominees and the winners of their respective regions.

  • Outstanding Asia-Pacific Semiconductor Company Award
  • Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award

Nominees

  • Outstanding Asia Pacific Semiconductor Company Award

    • MediaTek Inc.
    • Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co., Ltd.
    • UNISOC Technologies Co., Ltd.

  • Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award

    • Graphcore
    • Nordic Semiconductor
    • STMicroelectronics
    • Vayyar

For additional information on awards, contact Traci Brandon

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Pricing

With this year’s event being a virtual ceremony, pricing has been reduced for both members and non-members.

  • Members $15
  • Non-Members $45

If you are buying tickets for several people at your company, you will be able to login on the registration page and buy all the tickets under one registration.

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