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Supply Chain Working Group

  • Overview
  • Meeting Schedule
  • Presentations
  • Minutes
  • Tools
  • Conflict Minerals


What's New in this Group?

An efficient and effective semiconductor supply chain addresses every aspect of wafer fabrication, die assembly and test, and product delivery.  The supply chain performs Capacity versus Demand analysis; Capacity Trending, and other issues that could impact successful flow of product.  With the rapid rise of decreased cycle times due to quickly changing consumer markets, the supply chain is under new stresses to ensure a steady supply flow.


Analyze wafer and assembly pricing trends.   Address supply chain impacts and risks due rapidly changing development needs.  Provide an efficient response capability to statutory regulations.


Provide an open forum where supply chain executives openly discuss risks and impact due to semiconductor industry consolidation, single point failures, advanced packaging initiatives, and other areas of supply chain management.

  • Quarterly wafer and assembly pricing trend analysis
  • Generate reports to address the changing landscape of semiconductor supply chain management
  • Risk assessment and mitigation techniques
  • Best practices sharing
  • Provides information and guidance for Conflict Minerals and other statutory regulations

Wafer Fabrication & Assembly Pricing Survey/Report – The Wafer Fabrication & Assembly Pricing Survey queries fabless companies and IDMs on pricing trends for outsourced wafers and assembly services.  The report includes a written analysis of results and  an interactive online database that allows tailored analysis of wafer pricing, mask set pricing, and assembly pricing.

Contact Information

Kole Giles
Membership Manager
972.866.7579 x111

Working Group Chair
Dan Wark, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Exar Corporation

Meeting Schedule

What's New in this Group?

Supply Chain

Q4 2015 Meeting

Date:  November 12, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: ASE, Sunnyvale, CA

Overview & Registration

Q1 2016 Meeting

Date: February 18, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Q2 2016 Meeting

Date:  May 19, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBD

Q3 2016 Meeting

Date: August TBD, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: TBD


What's New in this Group?
August 20, 2015
November 13, 2014
August 21, 2014
February 23, 2014
November 13, 2013
August 22, 2013
May 13, 2013
February 13, 2013


What's New in this Group?

2015 Meeting Minutes

2014 Meeting Minutes

2013 Meeting Minutes


What's New in this Group?

Introduction to the Supply Chain Merger & Acquisition and Integration Due Diligence

The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) formed a Supply Chain Technology Team several years ago. This team meets quarterly to review Supply Chain Best Practices and develop tools that enhance the flow of material and information throughout the supply chain.

Objective of this document

Define a broad spectrum of items that must be considered by Supply Chain management of both companies in a merger or acquisition.  This initial release is targeted toward the Supply Chain Professional and is not yet all encompassing.  Future work will extend the checklist to include Legal, Financial, Human Resources, and IT aspects.

Checklist Usage

  • This Checklist assumes that first order Due Diligence has been completed and companies are moving toward integration.
  • This checklist does not try to capture all aspects of M&A / Integration requirements.
  • This checklist does try to provide food for thought in the areas of Manufacturing, Operations, and Supply Chain.
  • Purpose of this checklist is to facilitate integration
  • In numerous areas, answering yes a particular line item will lead to a much deeper investigation.
  • We have not attempted to answer or provide Financial or Legal advice or interpretation.
  • Moving forward with an M&A / Integration, this Checklist should be tailored to reflect your situation.
  • Treat as M&A Audit Tool
  • Confirm Checklist & Procedures meet your requirements and situation
  • Generate Test Cases to Confirm

This checklist is openly available to anyone in the industry. Feedback should be sent to

Initial Release Date: October 15, 2014

Conflict Minerals

What's New in this Group?

What are Conflict Minerals?

Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010, with S1502 addressing the use of Conflict Minerals (Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten, Gold) that are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries.

This Act applies to any company that files periodic reports under Sections 13(a) or 15(d) of the Exchange Act who:

  • Manufactures or contracts to manufacture products, and
  • Conflict minerals are necessary to the functionality or production of those products

Each company must determine at a product level how S1502 applies.  The company is then required to develop and conduct reasonable country of origin inquiry (RCOI) and due diligence (DD).  The results must be disclosed with annuals filings.  The purpose of this reporting requirement is to reduce funding for armed groups in the DRC and surrounding countries.

GSA is gathering information for our membership to help ensure everyone is fully informed of these requirements.  Below is a recent presentation from PwC, as well as links to other pertinent material.

Questions may be directed to Kole Giles:
C 972.866.7579 x111

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