FSA, SEMI and SICA to Present IC Design Suppliers Pavilion at SEMICON China 2006

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Pavilion to Feature Suppliers that Offer Products and Services to IC Design/Fabless Semiconductor Industry

SHANGHAI, China – March 13, 2006 – As IC design technologies advance rapidly, a company’s success depends upon collaboration on a global scale. The need to identify the right partners for advanced design, global strategic positioning and seamless customer service networks has become crucial for future success. Understanding this, FSA will join forces with SEMI and SICA to present the IC Design Suppliers Pavilion in conjunction with the prominent exhibition, SEMICON China 2006.

The collaboration of FSA, SEMI and SICA aims to facilitate the relationship between fabless companies and their supplier partners and works to bring the global supply chain together. The new pavilion will feature suppliers that offer products and services to the IC design/fabless semiconductor industry and represent the “Total Manufacturing Solution.” Participants can leverage this opportunity to meet face-to-face with industry professionals from around the world.

“For more than 10 years, FSA has been the voice of the global fabless business model, with the mission to provide a platform for meaningful global collaboration between fabless companies and their partners,” said Jodi Shelton, executive director of FSA. “We are excited about this collaboration among FSA, SEMI and SICA and believe this event leverages the strengths of three organizations to significantly benefit the global semiconductor industry.”

“We are pleased to extend our relationship with FSA in a way that allows SEMICON China to provide even greater value to the Chinese semiconductor community,” said Mark Ding, president of SEMI China. “The IC Design Suppliers Pavilion is particularly beneficial as IC design technology continues to advance, and it becomes increasingly more important for companies to identify the right partners for advanced design, global marketing and distribution services.”

In addition to the 2006 IC Design Suppliers Pavilion exhibition, attendees can participate in three IC design related forums – the FSA International Collaboration Series,Advanced Design Technologies, a Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Forum and the Semiconductor Market Forum. At the Semiconductor Market Forum, industry leaders Dr. Sanjay Jha, executive vice president of QUALCOMM, Inc. and president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies (QCT); Dr. F. C. Tseng, vice chairman TSMC; Toshio Maruyama, president and CEO, Advantest; and Richard S. Hill, chairman of the board and CEO, Novellus Systems will share their valuable insights, expertise and outlook of the industry.

About FSA
FSA is the voice of the global fabless business model. Incorporated in 1994, FSA positively impacts the growth and return on invested capital of this business model to enhance the environment for innovation. It provides a platform for meaningful global collaboration between fabless companies and their partners; identifies and articulates opportunities and challenges to enable solutions; and provides research, resources, publications and survey information. Members include fabless companies and their supply chain and service partners, representing more than 21 countries across the globe. www.fsa.org

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.


Scott Smith/SEMI