GSA Announces 2013 Board of Director Election Results

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry, today announces the results of its 2013 Board of Directors’ election.  GSA’s board is comprised of industry executives who are representative of the global regions in which GSA holds active memberships.  The majority of the board members are selected by the Alliance’s voting members.

This year, there were seven positions available for election to GSA’s Board of Directors, including two EDA/Design positions, three Foundry positions and two Test/Packaging and Back-end Supplier positions.  Each position will serve a two-year term.

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

Rick Cassidy, president, North America and corporate vice president of TSMC and Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, chief executive officer and executive director at SMIC were re-elected as foundry directors in addition to a new board member, Mike Noonen, executive vice president of Global Sales and Marketing at GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

Re-elected back end and test directors include Ken Joyce, 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 2013 Board of Directors to the Alliance as they demonstrate dedication and service to GSA and more importantly, support for the entire industry whose success is dependent upon its partners,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and president of GSA.  “We are honored to have such dynamic leaders whose knowledge of the industry will further guide the GSA’s growth.”

In its 19 years, the GSA has consistently broadened its global representation that consists of a membership base spanning large multinational corporations to start-up companies in their initial funding phase.  Geographically, the GSA represents every major region within the semiconductor industry.  The Alliance 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 accelerate the growth and increase the return on invested capital of the global semiconductor industry by fostering a more effective ecosystem through collaboration, integration and innovation.  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, the Alliance 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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