AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su Bestowed with Global Semiconductor Alliance Highest Honor

Dr. Lisa Su to be Awarded Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

AMD President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su (Photo: Business Wire)

SAN JOSE, Calif.--()--Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) will honor industry visionary and innovator Dr. Lisa Su, President and CEO, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), with the prestigious Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award at its highly-anticipated Annual Awards Dinner to be held in Santa Clara, California, on December 6, 2018.

Established in 1999, the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award recognizes individuals for their exceptional contributions, exemplifying how their vision and global leadership have transformed and elevated the entire semiconductor industry. The selection of Dr. Su is based on her ongoing technological contributions, exceptional business acumen, status as a positive and inspiring role model, and wide ranging respect among the technology industry and business community.

“Lisa is the epitome of what this Award is all about,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and president of GSA. “She is admired by those who have worked for her, as well as her partners and customers. It takes one-in-a-million to become a great leader and CEO, but to establish yourself as one of this industry’s best and brightest shows great tenacity. And she has really only just begun – we feel that she will be a long-term visionary for our industry.”

Dr. Lisa Su is AMD president and chief executive officer and serves on the company’s board of directors. Previously, Dr. Su held executive leadership and engineering positions with Texas Instruments, IBM and Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. She joined AMD in 2012 as senior vice president and general manager of Global Business Units responsible for integrating AMD’s business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization. She was promoted to CEO in 2014 to drive the company’s transformation into a high-performance computing leader. Under her leadership, AMD’s market cap has increased almost tenfold as the company introduced two completely new chip architectures and more than ten different product families, and is now poised to introduce the industry’s first high-performance 7nm graphics processing unit (GPU) and central processing unit (CPU) architectures beginning later this year.

Dr. Aart de Geus, Chairman and Co-CEO of industry software giant Synopsys, described Dr. Su as “a leader who approaches issues factually, is open for input, is systematic and measured in her approach and, above all, inspires trust in relationships, as there are no hidden agendas, and she is forthright in her communication. Lisa Su is a key contributor and positive role model in an industry that is continuously operating at the leading edge of technology and utterly challenging in business execution.”

Dr. Su has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has published more than 40 technical articles, has been inducted into the National Academy of Engineering and named one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. She serves on the Board of Directors for Analog Devices, the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and the U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

About the GSA Awards Dinner:

The GSA Awards Dinner Celebration is the industry’s premier annual event attracting over 1500 leaders to celebrate the accomplishments of this industry and honor the best performing companies and top leaders. Each year the GSA recognizes companies that have demonstrated excellence through their vision, strategy, execution and future opportunity. The celebration honors the achievements of semiconductor companies in several categories ranging from outstanding leadership to financial accomplishments, as well as overall respect within the industry. To make reservations to attend the Awards Dinner this year on December 6th, please visit the reservations page.

About GSA:

The GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish an efficient, profitable, and sustainable semiconductor and high technology global ecosystems encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services. The Alliance provides a unique, neutral platform for collaboration, where global executives interface and innovate with peers, partners and customers to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital.

The GSA has an impressive global footprint representing over 30 countries and 350 corporate members. The global membership ranges from the most exciting emerging companies, to industry stalwarts and technology leaders—representing 75% of industry revenues. Members value collaboration as a key to the advancement of their company and industry.

The GSA offers the broadest and most efficient thought-leadership platform through curated regional and global executive, technical and networking forums, dinners, workshops and working groups. These gatherings allow members to demonstrate their thought leadership or simply remain up to date on topical issues for the industry, share best practices, and gain precious visibility opportunities. GSA members also have access to a repository of data and information including financial reports and resources, company data, surveys and technology and market reports.

The GSA is proud to promote the critical importance and global economic impact of the semiconductor industry through its Semis Matter initiative and website ( which houses the most comprehensive study of the semiconductor industry, its $7 trillion contribution to the global economy and its value to humanity in general.


Traci Brandon, +1-972-866-7579, ext. 151



Traci Brandon, +1-972-866-7579, ext. 151