About the Award
The Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recognizes individuals, such as its namesake, Dr. Morris Chang, for their exceptional contributions to drive the development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities for the semiconductor industry.


GSA is now accepting nominations for individuals to be considered for the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. Please complete the following nomination form for the individual you feel is worthy of this prestigious award.


Nominees for this award can come from any sector. Some examples include semiconductor company executives, venture capitalists, government officials, educators and executives from the entire semiconductor supply chain and value chain.

Award Selection Process

GSA created an Awards Committee to establish the criteria and administer the award submission process. All submissions are reviewed and evaluated, and then the field is narrowed down to the top 2-3 candidates to become official nominees for the award. The Awards Committee presents the nominees to the GSA Board of Directors who votes on the worthiest individual to receive this prestigious award. In the unlikely event that in any given year a suitable candidate is not presented, GSA’s Board of Directors retains the right to forgo presenting the award.

Award Criteria

Four major areas should be addressed regarding the nomination. Please provide:

  • A biography of the candidate.
  • Examples of how this candidate has demonstrated creativity and innovation.
  • How the candidate has made a significant, measurable impact on advancing the industry through his/her dedicated service and leadership.
  • A depiction of how the candidate has fostered the growth and/or establishment of one or more companies which have had a positive impact within the semiconductor sector.

You will also be asked to provide contact information of individuals who would serve as references to support the validity and scope of impact highlighted in the candidate’s nomination submitted for this award.

Submission Form Deadline – May 17, 2024

Submissions can be completed using our online submission form or this document template. Please complete and return to GSA. Emails should be addressed to:

If you have additional questions about GSA’s Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award or the submissions process, contact Traci Brandon

Traci Brandon
T: 972.866.7579 ext. 151

F: 972.239.2292

E: tbrandon@gsaglobal.org