SOURCE: Fab Owners Association

Fab Owners Association

June 26, 2014 11:00 ET

Fab Owners Association (FOA) Expands Membership to Include Packaging and Test

Packaging, Assembly and Test Members Can Now Join Semiconductor Device Makers and Industry Suppliers in Collaborative Forum for Global Manufacturing Efficiency

CUPERTINO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 26, 2014) - The Fab Owners Association (FOA), a not for profit group of 26 semiconductor device manufacturers and nearly 60 industry suppliers, has opened membership to a select group of companies in the packaging, assembly and test segment of integrated circuit manufacturing.

Founded in 2004, the FOA has been bringing together device makers and their suppliers to cooperate on innovative solutions to compete efficiently on a global scale. As the complexity of packaging technology evolves to rival that of front-end device manufacturing, the FOA sees a need for packaging and test providers to also cooperate for efficiency and is opening membership to them in a new segment FOA-PT.

Benefits of FOA-PT membership include:

  • Meetings between FOA device makers and FOA-PT members to discuss common manufacturing and industry issues as well as meetings with Associate Members (suppliers to the industry).

  • Other networking and sponsorship opportunities throughout the year.

  • Access to short-term and annual member surveys to gauge issues and solutions that will include inputs from device makers as well as packaging and test members.

  • Free participation in the FOA's "SpeedNetworking" event held annually in July at SEMICON West in San Francisco, with impactful one-on-one meetings with FOA device makers.

  • Free participation in the FOA's annual Collaborative Forum in February. FOA-PT members will get the opportunity to present case studies directly to FOA members, highlighting joint successes with device makers.

  • Free participation in the FOA's Group Buying programs (FOA Purchasing Partners, Inc.)

"We recognize the importance of packaging and test to the success of our industry and are excited to create an FOA segment focused on these areas," commented L.T. Guttadauro, FOA Founder and Executive Director. "We have limited openings for charter members in FOA-PT who will also assist in setting the agenda for this new segment."

About FOA
Fab Owners Association (FOA) is an international, not for profit, mutual benefit corporation composed of semiconductor and MEMS manufacturers and industry suppliers. FOA was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004 to provide a forum for semiconductor manufacturing executives to discuss and act on common manufacturing issues, combining strengths and resources to become more globally competitive. FOA Purchasing Partners, Inc., is a segment of FOA and serves as a community approach to demand and spend aggregation, procurement and contract management services. www.waferfabs.org

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