|[December 14, 2012]
Global Semiconductor Alliance Announces 2012 Award Recipients
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Semiconductor Alliance (GSA (News - Alert)), the voice of the global semiconductor
industry, is proud to announce the recipients honored at the 2012 GSA
Awards Dinner Celebration in Santa Clara, California. The awards are
presented annually to outstanding semiconductor companies worldwide that
have demonstrated excellence through their success, vision and strategy
in the industry.
The GSA's most prestigious award, the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary
Leadership Award, was presented to Sir Robin Saxby, founding CEO of ARM.
Each year this leadership award recognizes individuals, such as its
namesake, for their exceptional contributions to drive the development,
innovation, growth and long-term opportunities for the semiconductor
GSA members identified the Most Respected Emerging Public and Public
Semiconductor Company Award winners by casting ballots for the
industry's most respected companies for its products, vision and future
opportunities. Winners include the "Most Respected Public Semiconductor
Company achieving $100 million to $250 million in annual sales Award"
presented to both Entropic Communications Inc. and InvenSense, Inc.;
"Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company achieving $251 million to
$1 billion in annual sales Award" awarded to Cavium, Inc.; and "Most
Respected Public Semiconductr Company achieving greater than $1 billion
in annual sales Award" received by Qualcomm Inc.
The "Most Respected Private Company Award" was voted on by GSA
membership and presented to Ambarella, Inc. Other winners include "Best
Financially Managed Company achieving up to $500 million in annual sales
Award" presented to Silicon Motion, Inc. and "Best Financially Managed
Semiconductor Company achieving greater than $500 million in annual
sales Award" earned by Broadcom Corporation. Both companies were
recognized based on their continued demonstration of the best overall
financial performance based on specific financial metrics.
GSA's Emerging Company CEO Council, venture capitalists and select
industry entrepreneurs chose the "Private Company to Watch Award" winner
by identifying a company that has demonstrated the potential to
positively change its market or the industry through the innovative use
of semiconductor technology or a new application for semiconductor
technology. This year's winner is Wilocity.
As a global organization, the GSA recognizes companies headquartered in
the Europe/Middle East/Africa and Asia-Pacific 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.
The recipients of this year's "Outstanding Asia Pacific Semiconductor
Company Award" is MediaTek (News - Alert) Inc. and "Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor
Company Award" is CSR plc.
Semiconductor financial analysts Joseph Moore, from Morgan Stanley, and
Vernon Essi, from Needham & Company, were each responsible for selecting
a company for "Favorite Analyst Semiconductor Company Award." Both
analysts based their decision on historical, as well as projected data,
including stock price, earnings per share, revenue forecasts and product
performance. Morgan Stanley selected Maxim Integrated Products (News - Alert), Inc. and
Needham & Company selected Silicon Laboratories to receive these awards.
The Awards Dinner Celebration was made possible through the generous
support of the event's Title Sponsor TSMC; VIP Sponsor Model N;
Networking Reception Sponsor Samsung; as well as general sponsors
Advantest, Amkor Technology, ARM, ASE Group, Bristlecone, Broadcom,
Cadence Design Systems (News - Alert), CSR, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, Integrated Device
Technology (IDT), J.P. Morgan, KPMG, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Mentor
Graphics, Morgan Stanley, Needham & Co., NVIDIA (News - Alert), Oracle, Qualcomm,
Samsung, SMIC and UMC.
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. www.gsaglobal.org
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