Global Semiconductor Alliance to Hold GSA Suppliers Expo

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announces the 15th annual GSA Suppliers Expo & Conference, which will be held on October 2, 2008, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. The conference will feature speeches and panel discussions presented by industry leaders, as well as an exhibition spotlighting the industry’s most innovative products and services.

The theme for this year’s conference will be “Global: Markets, Perspectives, Technology,” and will highlight globalization throughout every part of the semiconductor supply chain from semiconductor and design companies to supplier companies and ultimately to consumers. The GSA annual briefing will also take place during the event, which highlights the latest updates on the Alliance’s resources, tools and initiatives. The event will host more than 100 exhibiting companies along with nearly 2,000 attendees from fabless, IDM, OEM, supplier and service provider companies.

“For the past 15 years, GSA has fostered collaboration throughout the supply chain through educational programs and exhibits at the Suppliers Expo & Conference,” said Vivian Pangburn, vice president of global marketing at GSA. “The conference will articulate global challenges, opportunities and solutions within critical areas of the supply chain.”

Platinum sponsors are:

  • Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Inc.
  • TSMC
  • UMC

Gold sponsors are:

  • i2 Technologies
  • SAP
  • Wipro Technologies

Complimentary registration is available online through September 29, 2008, and on-site registration is $25.

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 fabless 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 25 countries across the globe.