Dr. Eli Harari, CEO of SanDisk, Named Keynote Speaker for SBC in Napa, Calif.

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Dr. Eli Harari, CEO of SanDisk, Named Keynote Speaker for Strategic Business Conference 2006 in Napa, Calif.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – March 14, 2006 – SEMIannounced today that SanDisk Corp. chairman, president and CEO, Dr. Eli Harari, will be the keynote speaker at Strategic Business Conference (SBC) 2006, at the Silverado Resort in Napa, Calif., April 24–26.

Widely regarded in the industry as the “father of Flash-memory cards,” Dr. Harari co-founded SanDisk in 1988 and has guided it to become the industry’s leading manufacturer of NAND Flash memory devices. The company’s NAND cards are the leading source of Flash memory for digital cameras, mobile phones, MP3 players and PDAs. The company also is the No. 2 seller in the United States of digital music players.

Earlier in his career, Dr. Harari co-founded WaferScale Integration and held operational and technical management roles at Intel Corp., Hughes Aircraft Microelectronics and Honeywell International Inc. He holds more than 100 U.S. and foreign patents related to non-volatile memory. Dr. Harari earned a B.S. in physics from Manchester University and an M.A and Ph.D. in solid state sciences from Princeton University.

SBC is an annual conference hosted by SEMI for manufacturing and technology executives and their suppliers. This year's conference theme—Moore’s Law for Business: Keeping Ahead of the Competition and Customer Expectations—addresses key challenges confronting many companies in the global marketplace. These include new competitors armed with innovative products, streamlined processes and novel strategies, and customers who demand superior products and services at yesterday’s prices.

At SBC 2006, speakers representing a broad range of IDMs will explain the implications of these new realities for equipment-and-materials suppliers and present their roadmaps, expectations and insights for success. Attendees will have opportunities to talk, one–on-one, with leading industry manufacturing and technology executives from IDMs, OEMs and foundries.

Designed for chief operating officers, chief technical officers, general managers, product managers, and sales and marketing executives, SBC’s agenda this year’s will feature focused sessions on “Leverage through Collaboration”, “OEMs – Equipping and Supporting Global IC Manufacturers,” “The Foundry/Fabless Model: Where to from Here?” and “IDMs: New Challenges of Operating in the Flat World.”

To register or receive additional information, please call (408) 943-6900 or go to www.semi.org. Visit www.semi.org/sbc for updated agenda and the latest conference information.

SEMI is a global industry association serving companies that provide equipment, materials and services used to make 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
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E-mail: ssmith@semi.org

Loren Sutherland/LG
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