SEMI Announces Industry Webcast: October 18, 2005


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SEMI Announces Industry Webcast:
Semiconductor Equipment and Materials: Funding the Future

October 18, 2005; 12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time; 3:30 Eastern Standard Time

What:
SEMI, a global industry association, is conducting a webcast to present and discuss findings from an industry survey and white paper developed by Infrastructure Advisors. The commissioned study identifies the potential gap in research and development (R&D) funding with implications for continued innovation in semiconductor manufacturing technology. If current technology and economic trends continue, the funding gap could exceed $9 billion by 2010, according to the report.

The study author will present a summary of the commissioned white paper survey and a panel of industry experts will discuss the implications of the findings.

When:
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
12:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time; 3:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Who:
Host: Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO, SEMI
Presenter: Ron Leckie, president, Infrastructure Advisors

Industry Executive Panel:
Patrick Lamey, senior director, Strategic Programs, Applied Materials
Doug Neugold, president and CEO, ATMI
George Scalise, president, Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

How:
To register and view the webcast, visit:

http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=30957

To access the teleconference:

(800) 967-7141 or (719) 457-2630
Please dial-in 5 to 10 minutes ahead of the webcast.

If you require additional assistance, please contact Jennifer Blatt at: +1.408.943.7988.