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Company Overview of Fabless Semiconductor Association

Company Overview

Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) is an industry association of fabless semiconductor companies and suppliers. The association promotes the fabless business model, facilitates business partnerships, provides industry updates, and implements standards and policies. Its members include more than 200 companies that include fabless companies, foundry providers, packaging and assembly houses, investment bankers, and intellectual property providers. FSA was founded in July 1994 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

5430 LBJ Freeway

Suite 280

Dallas, TX 75240

United States

Founded in 1994





Key Executives for Fabless Semiconductor Association

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Fabless Semiconductor Association Key Developments

Global Semiconductor Alliance Appoints Steve Mollenkopf as Chairman

Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announced the appointment of Steve Mollenkopf as the Chairman of the GSA Board of Directors for 2014 and 2015. Mollenkopf serves as chief executive officer elect and president of Qualcomm Incorporated. He also serves as a member of Qualcomm's Board of Directors. He served as executive vice president and group president from September 2010 to November 2011, and executive vice president and president of QCT from August 2008 to September 2010.

Global Semiconductor Alliance Appoints Maria Marced as the EMEA Leadership Council Chairperson

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) announced the appointment of Mrs. Maria Marced as the EMEA Leadership Council Chairperson. In her new position, Mrs. Marced will provide advice and counsel to the GSA Board of Directors on the challenges and issues facing the region's semiconductor companies. She will also assist in developing strategies for industry-wide solutions to the most critical challenges.

Fabless Semiconductor Association Adds Three Members to Board of Directors

Fabless Semiconductor Association announced the appointment of three new members to the GSA Board of Directors. The new members include David Baillie, chief executive officer, CamSemi; Jeff Waters, senior vice president and general manager, Altera Corporation; and Dr. Albert Wu, vice president of Operations, Marvell Semiconductor Inc. In his new position, Baillie has been appointed to represent emerging semiconductor companies. GSA is committed to reducing the barriers and improving the probabilities for success of emerging companies in the semiconductor industry. Baillie, a longtime GSA supporter, has been instrumental in leading the GSA EMEA Leadership Council and his vision and business acumen will add a unique emerging company perspective to the board. David Baillie is chief executive officer of CamSemi and has over 25 years of international experience in general management, marketing, sales and technical roles. He has worked in successful start-ups that have grown to be established companies such as LSI Logic and C-Cube Microsystems where he initially established their European operations before taking on executive management roles in the USA with worldwide responsibility. Jeff Waters from Altera will represent one of the semiconductor member positions. Altera has been a GSA member since 2006 and has held a board position since 2007. Altera is also a member of the GSA's Technology Steering Committee. Jeff Waters joined Altera Corporation in January 2012 and serves as senior vice president and general manager of the Military, Industrial and Computing Division. Prior to that, Mr. Waters was with Texas Instruments /National Semiconductor as product line vice president for the company's Precision Signal Path Division. He was with National for 18 years in leadership positions including vice president of sales and marketing for Japan, and vice president of worldwide marketing, as well as a variety of marketing and engineering management roles in analog and microprocessors. In addition to his time at National, Mr. Waters held positions in management consulting as well as in research and development. Dr. Albert Wu has rejoined the board and will serve as a semiconductor member.

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