2009 GSA Award Nominees Announced
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Awards to be Presented at GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on December 10th SAN JOSE, Calif.--(Business Wire)-- The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announces the nominees for awards to be presented at the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The awards program recognizes semiconductor companies that have demonstrated excellence through their vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity in the industry. The award categories and nominees are as follows: We are pleased to honor Dr. Aart de Geus, chairman and chief executive officer of Synopsys, as the 2009 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recipient. Along with this prestigious award, the evening`s program will recognize the achievements of semiconductor companies that have demonstrated excellence in vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity. Most Respected Private Semiconductor Companyaward nominees are: * Fulcrum Microsystems * Open-Silicon, Inc. * SiPort Most Respected Emerging Public Semiconductor Company award nominees include: * Atheros Communications, Inc. * Cavium Networks * NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. Most Respected Public Semiconductor Companyaward nominees achieving $500 million to $10 billion in annual sales include: * Broadcom Corporation * NVIDIA Corporation * Xilinx, Inc. Most Respected Public Semiconductor Companyaward nominees achieving greater than $10 billion in annual sales are: * Intel Corporation * Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd - Semiconductor Division * Texas Instruments Nominees for the Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company award are: * Hittite Microwave * Linear Technology Corporation * MediaTek, Inc. Winners of the 2009 Outstanding Financial Performance by a Private Semiconductor Company award include: * ApexOne Microelectronics Inc. * Telegent Systems * Xelerated AB Nominees for the Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Companyaward chosen by Needham & Company analyst Quinn Bolton are: * Atheros Communications, Inc. * Cavium Networks * NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. The Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company award nominees from analyst Ross Seymore of Deutsche Bank Securities are: * Avago Technologies * Broadcom Corporation * Power Integrations Start-Up to Watch award nominees include: * Ambarella * AMIMON Ltd. * Audience, Inc. * Parade Technologies, Inc. * Silicon Mitus, Inc. New in 2009, GSA has created regional awards for companies headquartered in the APAC and EMEA regions. GSA`s APAC and EMEA Leadership Councils voted to determine which companies in their respective regions demonstrate the most strength in market leadership/competition, product lines, innovation, corporate management (including culture, vision, talents and leadership), and overall likelihood of long-term success. GSA APAC Leadership Council Award nominees are: * Global Unichip Corporation * HiSilicon Technologies Co., Ltd. * MediaTek, Inc. GSA EMEA Leadership Council Award nominees include: * CSR, Plc. * Dialog Semiconductor * Icera Inc. The GSA Awards Dinner Celebration is made possible through the support of this year`s title sponsor, TSMC and VIP Reception sponsor NASDAQ OMX, as well as general sponsors including ARM, Advantest, Amkor Technology, ASE Group, Atheros Communications, Broadcom Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, Inc., GlobalFoundries, IBM, Inphi Corporation, J.P. Morgan, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Needham & Company, NVIDIA Corporation, QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies, Samsung Semiconductor, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SAP, Synopsys and UMC. For more detailed award descriptions and to make reservations, visit: http://www.gsaglobal.org/awardsdinner/2009/home.asp 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 fabless 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 25 countries across the globe. www.gsaglobal.org GSA Nicole Bowman, 972-866-7579 ext. 129 Senior Marketing Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright Business Wire 2009
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