GSA to Host Inaugural Semiconductor Ecosystem Summit

Conference Highlights Infrastructure at the Product, Company and Industry Levels

SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — July 12, 2011 — The Global Semiconductor Alliance ( GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry, announces its inaugural GSA Semiconductor Ecosystem Summit, taking place on October 6, 2011 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The one-day program will feature three sessions – Outlook, Memory & Supply-Chain Partnership Infrastructure, Technology & Security Infrastructure Optimization and Global Investment Opportunities & Funding Infrastructure along with an exhibition of 40 supply-chain partners on the conference floor.

The Summit will focus on challenges to improve collaboration, efficiencies and profitability in the semiconductor ecosystem. Critical topics highlighting the benefits and opportunities in working with key stakeholders within the semiconductor supply-chain, enabling a faster time-to-market, reducing costs, improving ROI and meeting end-customer demand will be addressed.

Distinguished keynote speakers and topics include:

  • Tudor Brown, president, ARM
    Security & the Smart Technology Evolution
  • Lloyd Kaplan, chief operating officer, IHS iSuppli
    State of the Industry
  • Sanjay Mehrotra, president & chief executive officer, SanDisk Corporation
    Flash Memory—An Enabling Technology for the Mobile Ecosystem
  • Dan Niles, chief executive officer, Alpha One Capital Partners LLC
    Macro-Economic & Social Trends - The Future of Semiconductor Growth in Emerging Markets

The Summit will feature a roundtable session moderated by Kevin Harrington, vice president, Global Business Operations, Customer Value Chain Management, Cisco Systems on The Joint-Venture Partnership Model—Supply-Chain Best Practices and two panels - Improving Device Performance - Simplifying Software/Hardware Integration, moderated by John Bruggeman, senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Cadence Design Systems and Semiconductor Investment - Redefining the Funding Model hosted by Ralph Schmitt, GSA Emerging Company CEO Leadership Council chairman and president and chief executive officer, PLX Technology.

The event will conclude with a conversational interview with Dr. Aart de Geus, chairman and chief executive officer, Synopsys, Inc. and Scott McGregor, president and chief executive officer, Broadcom Corporation followed by a VIP dinner.


Early registration is open and ends on July 22, 2011. GSA members receive special pricing of $195 per ticket. Non-members pay $295. All registrations include a VIP dinner pass.


GSA thanks this year’s sponsors for their support of this inaugural event including VIP dinner sponsor eSilicon; premier sponsors GLOBALFOUNDRIES, IBM, Samsung, TSMC and UMC; platinum sponsors ASE Group and Infotech; and media sponsors Chip Design Magazine, EDA Café and MEPTEC.

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 30 countries across the globe.


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