SOURCE: Advanced Forecasting

April 20, 2005 08:00 ET

Advanced Forecasting to Announce Mid-Year Update to Semiconductor Forecasts at Semicon West

SARATOGA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 20, 2005 -- Advanced Forecasting will provide a 2005 mid-year update of its forecasts for IC demand, semiconductor equipment, semiconductor materials and equipment-components, and wafers sales, on July 11, 2005, at Semicon West in San Francisco, CA. The update will be provided during its annual forecasting seminar, held at the W Hotel.

"We have an excellent track record in forecasting each of the major turning-points in the silicon cycle for the last 19 years without any need for retroactive modifications," said Rosa Luis, Director of Marketing and Sales for Advanced Forecasting, a semiconductor-orientated forecasting house. "Those attending the seminar will learn some of the techniques we utilize in our predictions, how to implement them in their own companies, and will have the opportunity to question Dr. Moshe Handelsman, the architect of the models behind the forecasts."

Known for its unique non-survey-based methodology and accurate view of changes in direction, the quantitative-based forecasting firm will discuss implementation of forecasts into decision-making process from the corporate level to the product line level, as well as how to identify and predict the peaks and valleys in a company's products/divisions.

Still in the aftermath of the effects of the slowdown in the second half of 2004, predicted by Advanced Forecasting's forecasts (http://www.adv-forecast.com/historical_performance.htm), visibility for 2005 remains cloudy. The seminar will teach participants how to improve that visibility within their own companies and better plan for the cycle.

"To be prepared for the next turning-point, key decision-makers cannot be influenced by extrapolations from qualitative sources such as customers, sales departments, and analysts that rely on surveying these sources," stated Luis. Each attendee will receive a CD that includes the presentation materials and software that will assist the participants in analyzing their own company's data for internal decision-making and determining a forecast's applicability to that data.

For workshop registration information: http://www.adv-forecast.com/Forecast%20Seminar.htm

Founded in 1987, Advanced Forecasting is a leader in forecasting demand for semiconductors, semiconductor equipment, and materials industries. Its unique features are using purely quantitative input and never retroactively modifying its forecasts. Advanced Forecasting provides the industry's most accurate forecasts and has acquired a user base of more than 400 companies worldwide.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rosa Luis
    Director of Marketing and Sales
    Advanced Forecasting
    rosal@adv-forecast.com
    Phone: 1.408.725.2964
    Toll Free: 1.888.658.3227