Global Semiconductor Alliance celebrates 20 years of industry collaboration

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is celebrating 20 years of industry collaboration this year. Over the past 20 years, GSA has recognized public and private semiconductor companies that have demonstrated excellence through their success, vision, strategy and future opportunities in the industry. This year’s commemorative Award’s Dinner Celebration will be held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif.

The celebration honors the achievements of semiconductor companies in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry. GSA is currently accepting nominations for the following award categories:

Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award
Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award
Start-Up to Watch Award

The “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, comprised of members of the Emerging Company CEO Council, venture capitalists and select serial entrepreneurs in the industry, 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 that they most respect. Nominations are open until June 27, 2014.

GSA’s Private Awards Committee 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 industry through the innovative use of semiconductor technology or a new application for semiconductor technology. Nominations will be accepted until June 27, 2014.

As a global organization, the GSA recognizes companies headquartered in the EMEA and APAC regions. Award winners are chosen by the leadership council of each respective region and are semiconductor companies that demonstrate the most strength when measuring products, vision, leadership and success in the marketplace. Nominations for the Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award will be accepted until July 11, 2014.

The GSA’s most prestigious 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. This year, there will be a special presentation honoring past Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recipients.

“We are very excited to celebrate GSA’s 20 year evolution as a neutral industry platform as well as the proliferation of the entire semiconductor ecosystem at this year’s dinner,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and president of GSA. “Since its inception in 1994, it has been an honor to be part of this remarkable industry and have the opportunity to recognize the companies that have had such an impact on growing it into the industry that it is today, an industry that is the bedrock of all modern technical innovation.”

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