SEMI Acquires World Fab Watch and 300 mm Fab Report

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SEMI Acquires World Fab Watch and 300 mm Fab Report

Completes Offering of Wafer Fab Database Products Available Through SEMI

SAN JOSE, Calif. – April 8, 2008 – SEMI and Strategic Marketing Associates (SMA) today announced that SEMI has acquired the World Fab Watch database and the 300 mm Fab report from SMA. The acquisition includes ownership of the SMA website, This completes the acquisition announced one year ago by SEMI of wafer fab database products that included FabFutures, Fab Construction Monitor, Fab Equipment Monitor (formerly FabExpenditures), FabFutures LE (formerly FabTimeline) and Fab Capacity Report.

SEMI and SMA have collaborated for 13 years on the joint marketing and sales of World Fab Watch, and in the past year collaboration has extended to a strategic partnership to jointly share in fab research activities. Christian Gregor Dieseldorff, formerly of SMA, joined SEMI one year ago as senior analyst and director of market research and he will lead fab research activities at SEMI. Under the terms of the agreement, George Burns, president of SMA will continue to advise and assist SEMI in fab research for the complete suite of fab information products he developed and has now transferred to SEMI.

The SEMI market research team includes analysts at SEMI offices in San Jose and Shanghai, with a soon to be hired analyst at SEMI Taiwan.

The complete suite of fab database products contains 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.

“World Fab Watch has been long recognized as premier source of information on semiconductor fabs globally,” said Stanley T. Myers, president and CEO of SEMI. “SEMI and its analyst team look forward to continuing this product and to support industry needs for valuable information on fab investment activities.”

“I’m very pleased” Burns notes, “to complete the handoff of these fab information products to an organization that is uniquely qualified to serve our respective customer bases with fab information”

SEMI will also publish and distribute quarterly analysis of fab and capital spending trends by Burns in SMA’s Quarterly Fab Report and SMA’s monthly newsletter, International Wafer Fab News.

Existing customers that subscribed to the resource through Strategic Marketing Associates will still be able to access and renew their accounts by visiting

For more information about market research reports from SEMI including the Wafer Fab Databases, please visit, or contact Sandy Fowler at, or via phone at +1.408.943.6973.

About SEMI
SEMI is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chains for the microelectronic, display and photovoltaic industries. SEMI member companies are the engine of the future, enabling smarter, faster and more economical products that improve our lives. Since 1970, SEMI has been committed to helping members grow more profitably, create new markets and meet common industry challenges. SEMI maintains offices in Austin, Beijing, Brussels, Hsinchu, Moscow, San Jose, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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