GSA Update - January 2010

GSA Update

This GSA eNewsletter provides valuable information about events, research, reports and publications that keep you up-to-date on current trends, tools and practices essential to the industry. As a member of GSA you would receive this material complimentary or at a substantial discount. To learn more about becoming a member of GSA, contact, Nicole Tidwell.


Save the Date for the 2010 Awards Dinner Celebration
Mark your calendars now for the 2010 Awards Dinner Celebration taking place on Thursday, December 9th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Take a moment and review the 2009 winners.

Join the GSA IP Interest Group at DesignCon 2010
Leaders from the GSA IP Working Group will offer a tutorial regarding the common challenges facing IP reuse today and best practices and resources that are available to companies today from the GSA during DesignCon on Monday February 1st from 9am to 12pm.

Current State of the Economic Downturn Article: Q3'09 Recap & Year-End Forecasts
Download the latest article and slides on the semiconductor industry's economic status, including sales growth, stock performance, funding deals, and much more.

GSA Silicon Series Luncheon | Santa Clara


Gain Free Access to GSA's Wafer Fabrication & Back-End Pricing Reports
If you are a fabless, fab-lite or IDM company purchasing wafers directly from an established foundry relationship, sign up to participate in the Q1 2010 Wafer Fabrication & Back-End Pricing Survey. Companies participating in each pricing survey will receive a complimentary copy of the pricing results for that quarter. Participants and subscribers can now view the Q4 2009 pricing results.

Q3’09 Global Semiconductor Financial Tracker
Providing the industry with timely data on semiconductor financial activity, this quarterly downloadable Excel spreadsheet includes over 10,000 financial data points, such as revenue, net income and market capitalization, for over 350 semiconductor companies. Non-members may purchase the Financial Tracker at the GSA Store.

MS/RF PCM Sub-Working Group Meeting
The Sub-Working Group has created a list of parameters and now needs to make a decision on a measurement definition for each parameter description. This will be discussed in their next meeting on January 20, 2010 at 10:00am (Pacific). Please contact Email Contact if you are interested in joining.

MS/RF PDK Sub-Working Group Meeting
A meeting will be held on January 26th at 10:00am (Pacific) to discuss the OpenPDK and iPDK platforms in more detail with new information received. Please contact Email Contact if you are interested in joining.

Wafer Pricing Report


Best Practices for IP Re-Use at DesignCon 2010
February 1, 2010
Santa Clara, CA

Join the GSA IP Working Group from 9am to 12pm as they discuss metrics and tools available for quantifying the quality of IP, making a Return-on-Investment calculation for buying or making IP and best practices and norms on legal contracts as well as best practices for documenting IP.

Silicon Series Luncheon
February 10, 2010
Santa Clara, CA

The event focuses on the outlook for emerging markets in the semiconductor industry. Analysts from several leading market intelligence firms will share their perspectives and insights regarding CAGRs, TAM and revenue projections for these markets. The panel discussion addresses how the industry is taking advantage of these markets and making them mainstream industry segments. Register today!

GSA Memory Conference
March 16, 2010
Taipei, Taiwan

The conference will feature executives from leading companies in memory space and system houses to share their perspectives and insights regarding the business model, applications and future opportunities of DRAM, NAND Flash and other emerging memory technologies such as phase change memory (PCM).  Register today!

For event sponsorship and advertising opportunities in 2010, contact Email Contact at 972.866.7579 ext. 161.

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