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GSA Silicon Summit

GSA Silicon Summit
by Paul McLellan on 01-13-2014 at 2:50 pm

Image RemovedEvery year the GSA holds the GSA Silicon Summit. This year it is on April 10th at the Computer History Museum. It runs from 9am until 2.15pm. This year the focus is mostly on technologies other than simply scaling semiconductor technology. The meeting is divided into 3 sessions, each of which starts with a presentation… Read More


Fab-U-Less! The 2013 Global Semiconductor Awards!

Fab-U-Less! The 2013 Global Semiconductor Awards!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-17-2013 at 9:00 pm

Image RemovedIt was a dinner with more than a thousand semiconductor professionals from around the world keynoted by Author and Editor in Chief of Forbes Magazine Steve Forbes. What more could a humble blogger ask for? Even at $250 a plate it was well worth it just to mingle amongst the people who make this industry so great.

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SPICE Development Roadmap 2013!

SPICE Development Roadmap 2013!
by Daniel Nenni on 12-04-2013 at 11:00 am

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The MOS-AK/GSA Modeling Working Group, a global compact modeling standardization forum, delivered its annual autumn compact modeling workshop on Sept. 20, 2013 as an integral part of the ESSDERC/ESSCIRC Conference in Bucharest (RO). The event received full sponsorship from leading industrial partners including… Read More


GSA Award Nominees Announced

GSA Award Nominees Announced
by Paul McLellan on 11-04-2013 at 4:32 pm

Image RemovedToday GSA announced the award nominees for the 2013 awards. They will be presented at the GSA Award Dinner on Thursday December 12th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. The keynote will be given by Steve Forbes.

Recently it was announced that the 2013 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award winners are CEO and… Read More


GSA Memory+ Conference in Taiwan

GSA Memory+ Conference in Taiwan
by Paul McLellan on 10-18-2013 at 3:02 pm

Image RemovedThe GSA Memory+ conference Taiwan will take place on (Halloween!) October 31, 2013 at the Regent Taipei, Taiwan. The main theme of this year is highlighting Memory—the Critical Enabler for Prominent and Emerging Applications in System Logic Solutions.

GSA Memory+ Conference is the global industry event dedicated… Read More


GSA hosting “Interface IP: Winners, Losers in 2013” from IPnest

GSA hosting “Interface IP: Winners, Losers in 2013” from IPnest
by Eric Esteve on 10-17-2013 at 5:32 am

The GSA IP Working Group will meet today in San Jose, and the Group has asked IPnest building a presentation dedicated to Interface IP. The timing was perfect, as I have just completed the “Interface IP Survey” version 5, and I was able to use fresh market data. The IP working group will discover the IP vendor ranking, protocol by protocol,… Read More


The US Executive Forum 2013

The US Executive Forum 2013
by Daniel Nenni on 09-26-2013 at 10:00 am

Image RemovedThe US Executive Forum hosted by the Global Semiconductor Alliance was held last night at the beautiful Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Menlo Park. We all have memorable events in our professional lives and this is one of mine, absolutely. The audience was filled with semiconductor executives from around the world who… Read More


Dan Niles: Tapering and the Global Economy

Dan Niles: Tapering and the Global Economy
by Paul McLellan on 09-25-2013 at 5:21 pm

Yesterday was Dan Niles quarterly review that he does for GSA. As always he starts from the big picture of the world economy and works his way to a semiconductor forecast. The focus of this quarter was whether the world economy is strong enough for the US to “taper” and reduce the amount of quantitative easing (aka flooding… Read More


Funding Startups the SK Telecom Way

Funding Startups the SK Telecom Way
by Paul McLellan on 08-15-2013 at 4:15 pm

At the recent GSA Entrepreneurship Forumone of the panelists was Angel Orrantia of Innopartners who are trying a novel approach to funding startups in the semiconductor space and the surrounding ecosystem.

It seems things got started with an innovation center inside SK Hynix. Just in case you have forgotten, Hynix is the newish… Read More


Save the Dates

Save the Dates
by Paul McLellan on 08-13-2013 at 3:22 pm

Image RemovedThere are several events in Silicon Valley coming up of general interest to people working in EDA and the semiconductor industry.

SEMI 16th Annual Valley Lunch Forum. August 22nd, 11.30am to 1.30pm, Santa Clara Marriott

  • What are the Opportunities for Advanced Semiconductor Devices?
  • Where will the year end for 2013?
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