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Congratulations to the 2022 Recipients of Global Semiconductor Alliance’s Annual Awards

December 12, 2022

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) celebrated the achievements of remarkable individuals and exceptional semiconductor companies at its annual GSA Awards Ceremony gala. Join us in congratulating this year’s recipients.

Individual Awards

Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

The 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 Steve Sanghi, executive chair of Microchip Technology. 

Rising Women of Influence Award

This award recognizes and profiles the next generation of women leaders in the semiconductor industry who are believed to be rising to top executive roles within their organizations. This year’s award was presented to Caixia Jiang, Corporate Vice President, Software Development at AMD.

Company Awards

Most Respected 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. This year’s recipients include:

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

  •  AMD 

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

  • Qorvo

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

  • Lattice Semiconductor

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

  • Ambarella

Most Respected Private Company

  • SiFive

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Companies

These awards are derived from a broad evaluation of the financial health and performance of public semiconductor companies. This year’s recipients are:

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

  • SiTime Corporation

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

  • Broadcom

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 Syntiant Corp.

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

  • Renesas Electronics Corporation 

Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company

  • STMicroelectronics

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company

Two analyst pick awards were presented based on technology and financial performance, as well as future projections:

  • Monolithic Power Systems was chosen by Quinn Bolton, managing director at Needham & Company, LLC
  • NVIDIA was chosen by Mark Lipacis, managing director at Jefferies, LLC

This year’s in-person ceremony was attended by nearly 1500 global executives in the semiconductor and technology industries.