SEMI to Offer Intelligence on Wafer Fabs


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SEMI to Offer Intelligence on Wafer Fabs

Wafer Fab Database Products Enhance Existing set of Market Statistics Offerings

SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 12, 2007 – SEMI today announced that it has acquired several wafer fab database products from Strategic Marketing Associates (SMA). Products include FabFutures, Fab Construction Monitor, Fab Equipment Monitor (formerly FabExpenditures), FabFutures LE (formerly FabTimeline) and Fab Capacity Report. SEMI and SMA will maintain a strategic partnership to ensure a high level of quality fab information for the industry. Strategic Marketing Associates retains ownership of World Fab Watch, its fab database, as well as other products. World Fab Watch is marketed jointly by SEMI and SMA.

Analyst Chris Dieseldorff, formerly of SMA, has joined SEMI as senior analyst and director of market research. Dieseldorff will leverage SEMI’s global contacts to continue building the database.

The fab databases contain a comprehensive and highly dynamic set of information, which is updated quarterly, on the latest global fab trends. It is a resource that multiplies the market research capabilities of its subscribers, allowing them to more effectively target key customers and accurately analyze product trends with relative ease.

“We are very excited to strengthen the existing SEMI market research portfolio by adding FabFutures, Fab Capacity Report and the other databases,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “SEMI has tremendous worldwide resources which will effectively support and enhance the integrity and value of these reports.”

The reports list at least two years of data, including a six quarter forecast of the capital expenditures for construction and equipment, as well as capacity, geometries, wafer sizes, and milestones. Existing customers that subscribed to the resource through Strategic Marketing Associates will still be able to access and renew their accounts by visiting www.scfab.com.

For more information about market research reports from SEMI including the Wafer Fab Databases, please visit www.semi.org/marketinfo, or contact Sandy Fowler at sfowler@semi.org, or via phone at +1.408.943.6973.

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 (Calif.), Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.semi.org.

About Strategic Marketing Associates
Strategic Marketing Associates is the semiconductor industry's leading market research company focused solely on the wafer fab. Since 1992, SMA has provided served the industry with fab information, including the industry’s most comprehensive and advanced fab database, World Fab Watch. For more information, visit www.scfab.com, or call George Burns at 805-543-5474.

ASSOCIATION CONTACT:

Scott Smith
Tel: +1.408.943.7957
E-mail: ssmith@semi.org