SAN JOSE, Calif. (Dec. 4, 2020) – The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is proud to announce the award recipients honored at this year’s GSA Awards Virtual Ceremony that took place yesterday, Dec. 3. For over a quarter century, the GSA Awards have recognized the achievements of top performing semiconductor companies in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry.
Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award
Although the 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, the virtual ceremony included a presentation to honor past recipients.
Rising Women of Influence Award
This award recognizes and profiles the next generation of women leaders in the semiconductor industry who are believed to be rising to top executive roles within their organizations. This year’s award was presented to Jaya Jagadish, Corporate Vice President, Silicon Design Engineering at AMD.
Most Respected Semiconductor Companies
GSA members identified the winners in this category by casting ballots for the industry’s most respected companies, judged for their vision, technology and market leadership. This year’s recipients include:
Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Achieving Greater than $5 Billion in Annual Sales
Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Achieving $1 Billion to $5 Billion in Annual Sales
Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Achieving $500 Million to $1 Billion in Annual Sales
Most Respected Emerging Public Semiconductor Company Achieving $100 Million to $500 Million in Annual Sales
Most Respected Private Company
Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Companies
These awards are derived from a broad evaluation of the financial health and performance of public semiconductor companies. This year’s recipients are:
Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Achieving up to $1 Billion in Annual Sales
Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Achieving Greater than $1 Billion in Annual Sales
Start-Up to Watch
GSA’s Private Awards Committee, comprised of successful executives, entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, chose the winner by identifying a promising startup that has demonstrated the potential to positively change its market or the industry through innovation and market application.
This year’s winner is Cerebras Systems.
As a global organization, the GSA recognizes outstanding companies headquartered in the Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific regions having a global impact and demonstrating a strong vision, portfolio and market leadership.
Two awards were presented in this category:
Outstanding Asia-Pacific Semiconductor Company
Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company
Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company
Two analyst pick awards were presented based on technology and financial performance, as well as future projections:
- Vicor Corporation was chosen by Quinn Bolton, Managing Director at Needham & Company, LLC
- NVIDIA was chosen by Mark Lipacis, Managing Director at Jefferies, LLC
This year’s virtual ceremony was attended by close to 1,500 global executives in the semiconductor and technology industries.
GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish an efficient, profitable and sustainable high technology global ecosystem encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services. A leading industry organization that represents more than 25 countries and 250 corporate members, including 100 public companies, GSA provides a unique, neutral platform for collaboration, where global executives interface and innovate with peers, partners and customers to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital. Members of the GSA represent 70 percent of the $450B+ semiconductor industry and continue to grow. Follow GSA on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and WeChat.
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