SOURCE: Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc.

January 23, 2008 18:14 ET

China Briefing: A Sobering View of the State of the Chinese Semiconductor Industry

Briefing Co-Sponsored by Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. & The Fairview Group, Inc.

PLEASANTON, CA--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - Wright Williams & Kelly, Inc. (WWK) and The Fairview Group, Inc. announced today their sponsorship of this important and informative briefing on the state of the Chinese semiconductor industry. The briefing will be conducted by staff who have decades of experience with the Chinese government and industrial complex.

The briefing will be conducted via web and audio conference and will have limited participation at each of the scheduled dates. This will facilitate the ability of the attendees in asking key questions to help them focus their China strategy and understanding. The briefing is scheduled to last one hour and will cost $199 for single participants or $499 for companies that wish to log-in from a conference room or other consolidated location. Sign-up is limited and on a first come first served basis. Please visit to reserve your space today.

The agenda will cover the following topics:

--  Chinese Semiconductor Industry Overview
    -- Benchmarks: Japan, Korea, Taiwan
--  Context of Policy: One Beijing, Many Provinces
--  Industry Strategy
    -- Context of Strategy
    -- Method and Means
--  Outcomes
    -- HH-NEC
    -- Grace
    -- SMIC
    -- Hynix
    -- Intel
    -- Also rans
--  Technical Capabilities
--  Future Direction
    -- Capacity for self sustained growth
    -- Indigenous Technology Capabilities
    -- IP Protection

The dates with current availability are January 28, 2008 and February 8, 18, and 28, 2008. The briefings start at 11am Pacific Standard Time.

The Fairview Group, Inc. is a market research firm serving buy-side and hedge funds with proprietary data on consumer electronics trends. With research and news bureaus in both the U.S. and China, The Fairview Group, Inc. is strategically positioned to provide accurate information: one step ahead of the pack™.

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

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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