Venture Beat reports from Global Semiconductor Association’s annual awards dinner today in Santa Clara, CA that the most respected private company award nominees included Ambarella, Aptina, and SandForce. Ambarella won the award.
The GSA awards page explains the award:
"The industry's Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company award is designed to identify the private company garnering the most respect from the industry in terms of its products, vision and future opportunity. GSA's Awards Committee reviews all private semiconductor companies, and the selected nominees and winner are based on the committee's analysis of each company's performance and likelihood of long-term success."
Update: Ambarella: "It is an honor to receive the GSA’s 2011 award for Most Respected Private Semiconductor Company, our fourth GSA award and our second back-to-back award in this category," said Fermi Wang, CEO of Ambarella.