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GSA declares 2008 awardees

Posted: 17 Dec 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:semiconductor companies  semiconductor industry 

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) has announced the recipients of its 2008 awards, which is an annual recognition of the world's outstanding semiconductor companies that have demonstrated excellence through their success, vision and strategy in the industry.

GSA's most prestigious award, "The Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award," was presented to Dr. Eli Harari, co-founder, chairman and CEO of SanDisk Corp. The leadership award recognises individuals for their exceptional contributions to drive the development, innovation, growth and long-term opportunities for the semiconductor industry.

Members of the semiconductor industry selected the "Most Respected Private, Emerging Public and Public Semiconductor Company Award" winners by identifying the companies they hold in highest regard in terms of products, vision and future opportunities. The 2008 privately held company winner is Open-Silicon, Inc., while the emerging public company recipient is Cavium Networks. Two companies received recognition in the most respected public company category. The most respected honours for a company with Rs.2,501.82 crore ($500 million) to Rs.50,036.39 crore ($10 billion) in annual sales was awarded to Xilinx, Inc., and for a company with Rs.50,036.39 crore ($10 billion) or greater in annual sales was awarded to Intel Corp.

The "Best Financially Managed Company Award" winner is MediaTek, Inc. It was presented to the company for their demonstration of the best overall financial performance based on a number of key financial metrics.

Private companies that have doubled their revenue over eight consecutive quarters ending June 2008 were eligible to receive the "Outstanding Financial Performance by a Private Semiconductor Company Award." The two recipients are Ambarella and DisplayLink Corp.

GSA's Venture Capital Advisory Council selects the "Start-Up to Watch Award" winner each year by identifying the company that has demonstrated the potential to positively change its market or the semiconductor industry in general through the innovative use of or a new application for semiconductor technology. This year's winner is Tilera Corp.

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