GSA Announces 2016 Board of Directors Election Results

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announced the results of its 2016 Board of Directors’ election today. GSA’s board is comprised of senior executives who represent the semiconductor industry’s most active global regions. The majority of the board members are selected by GSA’s voting members.

This year, eight board positions were available for election, including two EDA/design positions, three foundry positions, one value-chain producer position and two test/packaging and back-end supplier positions. Each position will serve a three-year term.

Re-elected EDA/design directors include Dr. Aart de Geus, chairman and co-chief executive officer of Synopsys, Inc., and Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Rick Cassidy, president of TSMC North America and senior corporate vice president of TSMC Ltd., and Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, chief executive officer and executive director of SMIC, were re-elected as foundry directors in addition to a new board member, Dr. Bami Bastani, senior vice president of the RF business unit at GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

Re-elected value-chain producer director is Jack Harding, co-founder, president and chief executive officer of eSilicon Corporation.

Re-elected back-end and test/packaging directors include Steve Kelley, president and chief executive officer of Amkor Technology, Inc., and Dr. Tien Wu, chief operating officer of ASE Group.

“We welcome our new and returning 2016 Board of Directors. They exhibit the best of the industry through their business practices and represent the mission of our organization through collaborative global efforts,” said Jodi Shelton, president of the GSA. “It is a privilege to have such astute thought leaders whose vast industry knowledge and varying perspectives will provide direction as we address the opportunities and challenges of the global semiconductor industry.”

For more than 21 years, the GSA has consistently broadened its global footprint through an ever-growing membership base that spans from start-up companies to multinational corporations. Geographically, the GSA represents every major region within the semiconductor industry and has strategically expanded its international presence in the EMEA and Asia regions through appointed regional board members, regional partnerships and global market intelligence initiatives.

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About GSA:

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) mission is to support the global semiconductor industry and its partners by offering a comprehensive view of the industry. This enables members to better anticipate market opportunities and industry trends, preparing them for technology and business shifts. 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 through efficient power networking for global semiconductor leaders and their partners, the GSA 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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The Global Semiconductor Alliance announced the results of their 2016 Board of Directors election.


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Global Semiconductor Alliance
Britton Cunningham, 972-866-7579 ext. 104