GSA nominees for semiconductor industry awards

November 14, 2011 — The Global Semiconductor Association (GSA) announced nominees in several categories for its annual awards. Following are the semiconductor company nominees for start-up to watch, most respected companies, best-managed companies, analysts’ favorites, and more.

Start-Up to Watch:
Amalfi Semiconductor
Newport Media, Inc.
Quantenna Communications, Inc.

Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company:
Ambarella, Inc.
Aptina Imaging Corporation
SandForce, Inc.

Most Respected Emerging Public Semiconductor Company:
Cavium, Inc.
NetLogic Microsystems, Inc.
Silicon Laboratories

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Achieving $500M to $10B in Annual Sales:
Broadcom Corporation
Qualcomm, Inc.
Xilinx, Inc.

Most Respected Public Semiconductor Company Achieving Greater Than $10B in Annual Sales:
Intel Corporation
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. – Semiconductor Division

Best Financially Managed Semiconductor Company:
Altera Corporation
Avago Technologies
Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company by Barclays Capital:
Altera Corporation
Qualcomm, Inc.

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company by Morgan Stanley:
Altera Corporation
Broadcom Corporation
Cavium, Inc.

Analyst Favorite Semiconductor Company by Needham & Company:
Broadcom Corporation
RF Micro Devices, Inc.
Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

Outstanding APAC Semiconductor Company:
Global Unichip Corporation
RDA Microelectronics, Inc.

Outstanding EMEA Semiconductor Company:
Dialog Semiconductor
Sequans Communications

The winners will be revealed at GSA’s 17th annual Awards Dinner on December 8. Learn more at

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