SEMI and Reed Business Information Announce Media Partnership


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SEMI and Reed Business Information Announce Media Partnership

Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine to Merge with Semiconductor International

San Jose, Calif., and Oak Brook, Ill., September 9, 2006 – SEMI, the global industry association serving the micro- and nano-electronics supply chain, and Reed Business Information (RBI), a leading business-to-business publisher and information provider, have announced a broad-ranging media partnership that includes the merger of Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine with Semiconductor International.

Through the partnership, SEMI will incorporate editorial and promotional content in Semiconductor International, which is published by RBI. SEMI has granted rights to the Semiconductor Manufacturing trademark and certain assets of the magazine to RBI, including circulation information for subscribers not currently served by SI. In conjunction with the agreement, SEMI has discontinued publication of the global/English language edition of Semiconductor Manufacturing Magazine.

“To complement our overall communication strategy and fulfill our association mission, SEMI needs a strong publication. However, we do not need to own it,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “This partnership allows SEMI to extend our communications by leveraging the resources of a leading industry information provider.”

The agreement also grants RBI the right to produce the SEMICON West Daily News and the official SEMICON West Show Planner, which provides news about the global industry exposition and offers exhibitors marketing and communications opportunities to compliment their exposition participation. Additionally, SEMI and RBI will collaborate on co-branded supplements to Semiconductor International and other communications projects such as industry information webcasts and event sponsorships.

“By partnering with SEMI we will be able to serve the semiconductor manufacturing industry in exciting new ways. This agreement is a great beginning,” said John Bold, publisher of Semiconductor International.

About SEMI

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to manufacture semiconductors, displays, nano-scaled structures, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related technologies. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose (California), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

About Semiconductor International

Semiconductor International is the world's leading trade publication serving the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The print and digital editions reach over 42,500 qualified buyers of semiconductor manufacturing equipment and materials around the world. Additional products include Semiconductor Packaging, SemiSource, Semiconductor International Product Showcase, Semiconductor International Japan, Semiconductor International China, electronic newsletters and the industry's leading website, www.semiconductor.net

About Reed Business Information

Reed Business Information (www.reedbusiness.com/us), which publishes Semiconductor International, offers business professionals in the media, manufacturing, electronics, construction and retail industries more than 80 market-leading business-to-business publications, 75 Webzines and portals, custom publishing, directories, research and direct-marketing lists. Reed Business Information is a member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL) - a world-leading publisher and information provider operating in the science and medical, legal, education and business-to-business industry sectors.