Eight Analysts Present Outlook at 2005 Silicon Valley Lunch Forum on September 8


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EIGHT ANALYSTS PRESENT SEMICONDUCTOR, EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS OUTLOOK AT 2005 SILICON VALLEY LUNCH FORUM ON SEPTEMBER 8

SAN JOSE, Calif., August 19, 2005 – Eight leading industry analysts will present their year-end forecast updates and perspectives on the global semiconductor, equipment and materials industries at the next Silicon Valley Lunch Forum - Forecast Summit on Thursday, September 8, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. (registration begins at 8:00 a.m.). The program is presented by SEMI and hosted by the Sales and Marketing Executive Council (SMECS).

The forum will include market forecasts, industry commentary, lively panel discussion and debate from eight of the industry’s top experts. Presenters and their respective topics include:

Doug Andrey, Semiconductor Industry Association - the SIA forecast
Bill McClean, IC Insights - Semiconductor markets
Sherry Garber, Semico - End user markets
G. Dan Hutcheson, VLSI Research - Equipment/Device forecast
Klaus Dieter-Rinnen, Gartner Dataquest - Equipment forecast
Jan Vardeman, TechSearch International- Semiconductor packaging
Lara Chamness, SEMI – Materials
Carl Johnson, Infrastructure - Macroeconomics/Finance/Wall Street view

Registration for the forum and lunch costs $145 for SEMI members, $185 for non-members. Tables of 10 are available for $1,300. To register or for more information, contact SEMI customer service at 1.408.943.6901 or visit www.semi.org/svlf. Qualified journalists should contact Jennifer Blatt, SEMI Public Relations, at jblatt@semi.org for registration information.

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology and materials to the global semiconductor, flat panel display, MEMS and related microelectronics industries. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT:
Jonathan Davis/SEMI
Ph: 1.408.943.6937
E-mail: jdavis@semi.org

AGENCY CONTACT:
Bruce Kirkpatrick/Kirkpatrick Communications
Ph: 925.244.9100
E-mail: brucekirk@kirk-com.com