Edward C. Prescott, Recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize will Speak at ISS

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Edward C. Prescott, Recipient of the 2004 Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences, Among Featured Speakers at ISS 2007

Annual SEMI Conference Offers Executive Insights on the Economy, Emerging Technologies and Business Trends Affecting the Semiconductor Industry – Returns to Half Moon Bay, January 7-10, 2007

SAN JOSE, Calif. – October 18, 2006 – The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) returns to The Ritz- Carlton at Half Moon Bay, January 7-10, 2007. SEMI ISS is a leading annual executive conference that provides a forum for industry leaders to discuss key issues, challenges and opportunities for companies in semiconductor manufacturing. This year’s program features a wide range of top-tier executive speakers including 2004 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, Edward C. Prescott.

Building on the theme “Winds of Change: Insights Shaping the Industry,” the conference features presentations by financial analysts, industry executives, and guest speakers examining challenges, trends and opportunities in the global microelectronics industry.

The opening session on January 7 features discussions of economic trends impacting the semiconductor industry. Speakers include Prescott, senior monetary adviser at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and the W.P. Carey Chair of Economics in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University and Bill McClean, president of IC Insights. The opening day concludes with a session focusing on new applications in electronics, featuring speakers including Hans Stork, Sr., vice president and CTO of Texas Instruments; Marlene Bourne principal of Bourne Research; and Jim Feldhan, president of Semico Research Corp.

On January 8, the first session focuses on chip manufacturing insights and features Jackson Hu, CEO of UMC and G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSI Research, Inc. The second session of the day focuses on equipment, and features Joe Bronson, president of Form Factor; Martin van den Brink, executive vice president of ASML; and Klaus-Dieter Rinnen, managing vice president of Gartner-Dataquest.

The final ISS session, to be held on January 10, features a panel discussion on financial and investment perspectives titled “Streetviews,” and is moderated by Tom St. Dennis, senior vice president, general manager Etch, Cleans, Front-End, and Implant Products Business at Applied Materials.

The SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium costs $1,700 per person for SEMI members ($1,900 for non-members) for registrations received on or before December 1. After December 1, registration is $1,800 for members and $2,000 for non-members. To register or for more information, including an updated conference schedule, visit www.semi.org/issus, or call SEMI Customer Service at 1.408.943.6901.

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.


Scott Smith/SEMI

Tel.: 408.943.7957

E-mail: ssmith@semi.org

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