Factors in Explosive Growth of Pure-Play Foundries Discussed

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Factors in Explosive Growth of Pure-Play Foundries Discussed at SEMI® Arizona Breakfast Forum

TEMPE, Ariz. – September 10, 2007 – Aabid Husain, vice president and general manager of Dongbu HiTek USA Inc., will examine factors behind the growth of pure-play foundries at the upcoming SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum. The event will be held October 9, 2007 at the ASML Training Center, ASU Research Park, 2010 E. Centennial Circle, Tempe, Arizona, and is sponsored by SEZ America (www.sez.com).

Critical factors behind the explosive growth of this foundry model include the need for larger wafers, smaller process geometries, greater design complexity, and tighter cost management. During the presentation, Husain will discuss foundry operations, keys to their success, and what semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers should know when working with them.

The semiconductor industry plays a major role in the overall economy of Arizona. The state is home to numerous global semiconductor companies, as well as headquarters to over 35 major semiconductor equipment and materials companies, and many colleges and technical schools with dedicated semiconductor manufacturing technology programs.

In-person registration and networking begin at 7:30 a.m. and the program will be held from 8:15 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.

Registration for the SEMI Arizona Breakfast Forum costs $35 for SEMI members and $40 for non-members. For more information, or to register for the event, contact SEMI Customer Service at 408.943.6901 or visit www.semi.org/arizona.

Journalists who would like to attend the breakfast forum may contact Scott Smith at 408.943.7957 or ssmith@semi.org for qualification and registration.

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.

Association Contacts:

Terry Berke/SEMI
Ph: 512.372.8431
E-mail: tberke@semi.org

Scott Smith/SEMI
Ph: 408.943.7957
E-mail: ssmith@semi.org

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