Global Semiconductor Alliance Announces 2018 GSA Award Recipients

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#2018GSAAwards–The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)
is proud to announce the award recipients honored at the 2018
GSA Awards Dinner Celebration
that took place last evening in Santa
Clara, California. For almost 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.

Individual Awards:

Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award
GSA’s most prestigious 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’s recipient is Dr. Lisa Su,
President and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).

Rising Women of Influence Award
This newly initiated award
recognizes and profiles the next generation of women leaders in the
semiconductor industry that are believed to be rising to top executive
roles within their organizations. This year’s award was presented to Vanitha
, Vice President of Software Engineering at Qualcomm
Technologies, Inc.

Company Awards:

Most Respected Public 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. Below are this year’s recipients:

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Achieving Greater than $5
Billion in Annual Sales

  • NVIDIA Corporation

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Achieving $1 Billion to $5
Billion in Annual Sales

  • Marvell Semiconductor

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Achieving $500 Million to $1
Billion in Annual Sales

  • Silicon Labs

Most Respected Emerging Public Semiconductor Company Achieving $100
Million to $500 Million in Annual Sales

  • Nordic Semiconductor

Most Respected Private Company

  • SiFive Inc.

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Companies
These awards are
derived from a broad evaluation of the financial health and performance
of public fabless and IDM semiconductor companies. Below are this year’s

Best Financially Managed Company Achieving up to $1 Billion in Annual

  • Holtek Semiconductor Inc.

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Achieving Greater than $1
Billion in Annual Sales

  • Micron Technology, Inc.

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 Movandi.

As a global organization, the GSA recognizes outstanding companies
headquartered in the Europe/Middle East/Africa 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

  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company

  • Infineon Technologies AG

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company
Two analyst pick awards were
presented based on technology and financial performance as well as
future projections:

  • NVIDIA Corporation was chosen by Rajvindra Gill, Managing
    Director at Needham & Company, LLC
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) was chosen by Mark Lipacis,
    Managing Director at Jefferies, LLC

This year’s ceremony was attended by close to 1500 global executives in
the semiconductor and technology industries.

About GSA:

GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish an efficient,
profitable and sustainable semiconductor and high technology global
ecosystem encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and
services. It is a leading industry organization that 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.

GSA has an impressive global footprint representing over 30 countries
and 350 corporate members comprised of top companies in the
semiconductor industry. Global membership ranges from the most exciting
emerging companies to industry stalwarts and technology
leaders—representing 75% of industry revenues. Members value
collaboration as a key to the advancement of their companies and

GSA offers the broadest and most efficient thought-leadership platform
through curated regional and global executive and technology events,
networking forums, dinners, workshops and working groups. These
gatherings allow members to engage in thought-leading dialogues shaping
the industry, expand business opportunities and remain up-to-date on
relevant topical issues, share best practices and gain precious
visibility opportunities. GSA members also have access to a repository
of data and information including financial reports and resources,
company data, surveys and technology and market reports. To learn more
about GSA, please visit www.gsaglobal.org.

GSA is proud to promote the critical importance of the semiconductor
industry through its www.semismatter.com which
houses the most comprehensive study of the semiconductor industry, its
$7 trillion contribution to the global economy and its valuable
contribution to humanity.


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