SOURCE: Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.

November 01, 2006 10:00 ET

Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. Hosts Cost of Ownership Seminar at SEMICON Japan

WWK and SEMI Co-Sponsor Event

PLEASANTON, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 1, 2006 --Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK), the world's preeminent cost of ownership software and consulting services company, announced today that it will be presenting a half day version of its highly acclaimed seminar, "Understanding and Using Cost of Ownership," during SEMICON Japan. "Understanding and Using Cost of Ownership" will be held at the Makuhari Messe on Tuesday, December 5 from 1pm to 5pm.

This seminar covers all aspects of Cost of Ownership (COO) and Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE) from fundamentals to applications. Class materials will include hard and soft copies in both English and Japanese. Registration for this seminar can be done directly on the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) web site at www.semi.org. Links directly to the registration pages can be found at the WWK web site, www.wwk.com, on both the English and Japanese home pages.

There is limited seating available for this seminar, so please register today to guarantee your place at this once-a-year event. It is expected that registration will close out before the program date.

This program will be Co-Chaired by Michio Honma, Manager of Productivity Innovation, NEC Electronics. Mr. Honma has recently stated that, "It is becoming more important to decrease total production costs including the materials and tool sets as well as improving OEE. COO models are indispensable for these activities. Now is the time to comprehend the importance of pursuing this scientific approach for cost reduction."

With more than 3,000 users worldwide, Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. is the largest privately held operational cost management company serving technology-dependent and technology-driven companies. WWK maintains long-term relationships with prominent industry resources including International SEMATECH, SELETE, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), and national labs and universities. Its client base includes most of the top 20 semiconductor manufacturers and equipment and materials suppliers as well as leaders in nano-technology, MEMS, thin film record heads, magnetic media, flat panel displays, and solar panels.

In addition to its professional consulting and market research services, WWK's product line includes TWO COOL® for detailed process step level cost of ownership (COO) and overall equipment efficiency (OEE), PRO COOL® for process flow and test cell costing, Factory Commander® for full factory capacity analysis and activity based costing, and Factory Explorer® for cycle time reduction and WIP planning. Additionally, WWK offers a highly flexible product management software package that helps sales forces eliminate errors in product configuration and quotation processes.

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