President Hennessy to receive award from Global Semiconductor Alliance

HENNESSYThe Global Semiconductor Alliance Tuesday named PRESIDENT JOHN HENNESSY the winner of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. Hennessy will receive this lifetime achievement award during the GSA’s awards celebration Dec. 9 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Hennessy is the first university president to receive this award.

Established in 1999, the first GSA Exemplary Leadership Award was given to Dr. Morris Chang, chairman and chief executive officer of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp. Today, the award recognizes individuals for their exceptional contributions to the semiconductor industry.

“Our board of directors has selected Dr. Hennessy as the 2010 recipient of the Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award for his extraordinary vision and contribution to the semiconductor industry. Dr. Hennessy has been a visionary in the area of computer architecture and RISC-based CPU cores,” said Jodi Shelton, president of GSA.

“I am honored to be recognized for my life’s work and long-time passion,” said Hennessy. “It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to get to do what I love each and every day, especially at an institution as progressive and innovative as Stanford University. My team and I have worked tirelessly to make a difference within the semiconductor industry. And I am humbled to be recognized by such an accomplished group.”

The full announcement is available on the GSA website.