GSA Update May Edition

GSA Update


MS/RF PDK Sub-Working Group Meeting
The Working Group creates an industry forum to gain a better understanding of the different PDK formats that currently exist within the industry, how they differ from one another, what they define, who can use them, etc. The next meeting is May 24, 2011 at 10 a.m. PST.

MOS-AK/GSA Modeling Sub-Working Group Spring Workshop Presentations
The Working Group plays a central role in developing a common language among foundries, CAD vendors, IC designers and model developers by contributing and promoting different elements of compact model standardization and related tools for model development, validation / implementation and distribution. The presentations from the Working Group's spring workshop in Paris, France are now available for download at

DAC Panel - 3D IC: Myth or Miracle
GSA's EDA Interest Group and 3D IC Working Group chair Herb Reiter will be moderating a panel at DAC entitled "3D IC: Myth or Miracle." On June 6, come hear Herb and other leading industry executives address the challenges of 3D IC design and what is needed to make this technology mainstream.

Nominate Your Company – Deloitte's Technology Fast 500™ Program
Submit your nomination for the Deloitte's 2011 Technology Fast 500™, a list of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences, and clean technology companies in the United States and Canada based on percentage revenue growth from 2006 to 2010. For more information contact the Fast 500 team at Email Contact.


Learn about the GSA Membership Benefits
GSA membership encompasses a diverse spectrum representing the entire semiconductor industry. Our 400+ members include Suppliers, Fabless and IDM companies. Please contact Email Contact to learn about the benefits of membership.

Global Semiconductor Funding, IPO and M&A Update


Now Accepting Abstracts for the September 2011 GSA Forum
The GSA Forum editorial staff is now accepting abstracts for feature articles included in the September issue focused on challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor supply chain. Click here to submit your abstract.

Receive Free Access to IP Licensing Best Practices Survey Results
If you are a buyer or supplier of IP, participate in the IP Licensing Best Practices Survey before May 13th and receive complimentary access to the aggregated results. All data will be kept confidential.

Three New Market Reports Released from Berg Insight.
Handset Connectivity Technologies – 2nd Edition
The Global Wireless M2M Market – 3rd Edition
Smart Metering in Western Europe – 7th Edition

IC Foundry Almanac


GSA & IET International Semiconductor Forum
May 11-12, 2011
Munich, Germany

Registration closes on Friday, May 6th at 17:00 UCT/GMT. Don't miss this forum highlighting European expertise in the wireless, automotive, smart phone and smart utilities markets! Non-member rate is €832. Register online NOW!

GSA Ecosystem Summit
October 6, 2011
Santa Clara, CA

This inaugural event will take place at the Santa Clara Convention Center and focus on challenges inherent to enhancing the semiconductor ecosystem to improve collaboration, efficiencies and, ultimately, profitability. Distinguished executives will address critical topics highlighting the benefits and opportunities in working with key stakeholders within the semiconductor supply-chain, enabling a faster TTM, reducing costs, improving ROI and meeting end-customer demand. Don't wait, register today!

For event sponsorship and advertising opportunities in 2011, contact Email Contact at 972.866.7579 ext. 161.

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