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2012 Global Semiconductor Alliance Award Nominees Announced


The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is pleased to announce the 2012 award nominees for the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration taking place on Thursday, December 13, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The awards program recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence through their vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity. 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.

The 2012 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award is being presented to the founding CEO of ARM Holdings, Sir Robin Saxby.

The evening's program will recognize leading semiconductor companies that have exhibited market growth through technological innovation and exceptional business management strategies. The award categories and nominees (in alphabetical order) are as follows:

Private Company to Watch Award (formerly Start-Up to Watch Award)

  • Calxeda, Inc.
  • Wilocity
  • Zenverge, Inc.

Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award

  • Ambarella
  • Aptina Imaging Corporation
  • iWatt Inc.

Most Respected Emerging Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving $100 to $250 Million in Annual Sales)

  • Entropic Communications Inc.
  • InvenSense, Inc.
  • Volterra Semiconductor Corporation

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving $251 Million to $1 Billion in Annual Sales)

  • Cavium, Inc.
  • Mellanox Technologies
  • Silicon Laboratories

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Greater than $1 Billion in Annual Sales)

  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Up to $500 Million in Annual Sales)

  • ams AG
  • InvenSense, Inc.
  • Silicon Motion, Inc.

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Greater than $500 Million in Annual Sales)

  • Altera Corporation
  • Avago Technologies
  • Broadcom Corporation

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company Award Nominees (chosen by analyst Joseph Moore of Morgan Stanley)

  • Altera Corporation
  • Broadcom Corporation
  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company Award Nominees (chosen by analyst Vernon Essi of Needham & Company)

  • Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.
  • Silicon Laboratories
  • Volterra Semiconductor Corporation

Outstanding Asia Pacific Semiconductor Company Award

  • MediaTek Inc.
  • Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd.
  • Spreadtrum Communications Inc.

Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award

  • ams AG
  • CamSemi Ltd.
  • CSR plc
  • Infineon Technologies AG

The dinner is made possible by title sponsor TSMC, VIP sponsor Model N and networking reception sponsor Samsung, as well as general sponsors Advantest, Amkor, ARM, ASE Group, Bristlecone, Broadcom, Cadence Design Systems, CSR, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, J.P. Morgan, KPMG, Magnachip, Morgan Stanley, Needham, NVIDIA, QUALCOMM, Samsung, SMIC and UMC.

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About GSA:

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation. It addresses the challenges within the supply chain including IP, EDA/design, wafer manufacturing, test and packaging to enable industry-wide solutions. Providing a platform for meaningful global collaboration, the Alliance identifies and articulates market opportunities, encourages and supports entrepreneurship, and provides members with comprehensive and unique market intelligence. Members include companies throughout the supply chain representing 30 countries across the globe.

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Nicole Bowman, 972-866-7579 ext. 129
Senior Marketing Manager

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