Rapid Silicon Joins the Global Semiconductor Alliance

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2023Rapid Silicon, a provider of AI and intelligent edge-focused FPGAs based on open-source technology, is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), the voice of the global semiconductor industry.

“I have a long history with the GSA, spanning two decades, and have deep respect for the Alliance and its members for their continued support of the semiconductor industry,” said Naveed Sherwani, chairman and CEO of Rapid Silicon. “Having Rapid Silicon join the GSA is an important and natural step for us as we continue to work diligently to foster an ecosystem that simplifies and democratizes the design-to-silicon process. The GSA provides a powerful global platform for collaboration with like-minded peers who aim to advance innovation and growth.”

Rapid Silicon is a leader in providing domain-specific FPGAs for diverse target applications and power, performance, and area (PPA). The company is committed to making programmable logic devices accessible to everyone. Critical to this mission is the democratization of FPGAs. Rapid Silicon’s Raptor tool chain is the world’s first commercial FPGA EDA suite based on end-to-end open-source software.

“We are very pleased to have Rapid Silicon join the GSA,” said Jodi Shelton, co-founder and CEO of the GSA. “Rapid Silicon brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the Alliance, and we look forward to their contributions to our industry events, interest groups, and resources. Chairman and CEO Naveed Sherwani is well-known to us as he has always played a key role in our efforts through his contributions to enhancing the global semiconductor ecosystem. Over the years, companies under his leadership have been awarded our prestigious Most Respected Semiconductor Company five times.”

As a member of the GSA, Rapid Silicon will benefit from the unique neutral platform provided for collaboration, where global executives may interface and innovate with peers, partners, and customers to accelerate industry growth and maximize return on invested and intellectual capital.

About Rapid Silicon

Rapid Silicon is a leader in AI enabled application-specific FPGAs for diverse target applications. We utilize a combination of open-source software and proprietary AI technology to significantly improve design and simplify the customer experience.

Rapid Silicon Media Contact:
Roxanna Hashemi
Rapid Silicon

About GSA
GSA is Where Leaders Meet to establish an efficient, profitable, and sustainable semiconductor and high technology global ecosystem encompassing semiconductors, software, solutions, systems and services. It is a leading industry organization that 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 25 countries and 250 corporate members, including 100 public companies. The global membership ranges from the most exciting emerging companies, to industry stalwarts and technology leaders. Members of the GSA represent 70% of the $450B+ semiconductor industry and continue to grow.

The GSA offers a unique, efficient, and strategic platform for thought-leadership across a broad array of semiconductor technologies and markets through curated regional and global executive and technical forums, leadership networking events, workshops and working groups. These gatherings allow our members to demonstrate thought leadership, engage in thought exchange with peers or simply remain up to date on topical issues for the industry. In addition, they provide opportunities to 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.

GSA Media Contact:
Katie Olivier