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2018 Global Semiconductor Alliance Award Nominees Announced

November 7, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 7, 2018--The Global Semiconductor Alliance ( GSA ) is pleased to announce the 2018 award nominees for the GSA Awards Dinner Celebration. Featuring a Master of Ceremonies format hosted by Wayne Cotter, a top, nationally touring stand-up comedian, the celebration will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. The program will recognize individuals and companies that have demonstrated excellence through their vision, innovation, execution and future opportunity. These nominees will be honored for their achievements in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry.

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:

Rising Women of Influence Award

GSA is excited to introduce a new individual award this year: The Rising Women of Influence Award, to be presented annually. Top women executive leaders in the semiconductor industry can be excellent role models for other rising female stars. It takes amazing talent, technological prowess, business acumen and true grit for any person to rise to the top of their industry, so it means that these women are truly extraordinary. The Rising Women of Influence Award recognizes and profiles this next generation of women leaders in the semiconductor industry that are believed to be rising to top executive roles within their organizations. The final nominees (in alphabetical order) are as follows:

Ching-Wen Cho, Director, Business Management, TSMC North America Christine Dunbar, Vice President, RF Business Unit, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Vanitha Kumar, Vice President, Software Engineering, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Sandra L. Rivera, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation

Start-Up to Watch Award

Arbe Robotics Movandi Mythic

Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company Award

Achronix Semiconductor Corporation SiFive, Inc. Wave Computing

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

GigaDevice Semiconductor Inc. Nordic Semiconductor Power Integrations

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

Mellanox Technologies Silicon Labs Silicon Motion, Inc.

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

ams AG Marvell Semiconductor Maxim Integrated

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

Analog Devices, Inc. NVIDIA Corporation Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company Award (Achieving Up to $1 Billion in Annual Sales)

Holtek Semiconductor, Inc. Monolithic Power Systems Inc. (MPS) Silergy

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

Analog Devices, Inc. Micron Technology, Inc. NVIDIA Corporation

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company Award (chosen by managing director Rajvindra Gill of Needham & Company, LLC)

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation NVIDIA Corporation SMART Global Holdings

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company Award (chosen by managing director Mark Lipacis of Jefferies, LLC)

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Lattice Semiconductor Corporation Micron Technology, Inc.

Outstanding Asia Pacific Semiconductor Company Award

Etron Technology, Inc. MediaTek, Inc. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company Award

Infineon Technologies AG Mellanox Technologies STMicroelectronics VisIC Technologies

About the GSA Awards Dinner:

The annual GSA Awards Dinner Celebration is the industry’s premier event. Each year the GSA 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 Awards Dinner Celebration will start at 5:00 p.m. with a networking reception, followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. To make reservations for the Awards Dinner, please visit the event website.

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. The 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 industry.

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 value contribution to humanity.

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CONTACT: GSA

Traci Brandon, 972-866-7579 ext. 151

tbrandon@gsaglobal.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

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