About the Award

GSA’s Private Awards Committee, comprised of venture capitalists and select serial entrepreneurs in the industry, selects up to two winners of 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.

The GSA Private Awards Committee has been tasked with evaluating each application submitted to determine the finalists. If your company is selected as a nominee, your CEO must make a presentation about your company at the GSA Private Awards Council meeting to be held in September in California (Bay Area).

Selection Criteria

Criteria that the Committee will use

  1. Company must be a semiconductor company (Fabless or IDM).
  2. Company must be privately held.
  3. Company must NOT have achieved greater than or equal to $20 million of cumulative product revenue (i.e., cumulative product revenue since market introduction).

Nomination Form

GSA is now accepting nominations for the Start-up to Watch Award.

The Start-up to Watch Award will be announced at GSA’s Awards Dinner Celebration on December 5, 2019 in Santa Clara, CA.

Nominations can be completed using this on-line nomination form or via fax or e-mail by downloading the form in MS Word format.

Nomination Form Deadline Date – June 21, 2019.

Click here to submit your nomination online.

Download the Nomination Form (Word, 39 KB)

Please complete and return to GSA. Emails and faxes should be addressed to:

Traci Brandon
T 972-866-7579 x151
F 972-239-2292
E tbrandon@gsaglobal.org