June 21, 2005 11:00 ET

Media Opportunities With SEMATECH at SEMICON West

AUSTIN, TX -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 21, 2005 -- Editors, reporters, correspondents, and tech writers will find plenty of potential stories and engaging events organized or supported by SEMATECH during SEMICON West 2005. Our media relations pros also will be on hand to help journalists with questions, and to set up interviews with SEMATECH executives and engineers, who will be there attending meetings and making news.

Here's what to expect from SEMATECH and its subsidiaries, ATDF and the International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative (ISMI):

--  The ATDF exhibit, Booth 3520 in Gateway Hall at Moscone Center. Wafer
    fab  experts will be on hand to discuss collaborative programs and custom
    development work with potential customers. They also will review product
    evaluation opportunities for material and equipment suppliers.
--  New Models for Semiconductor R&D will be the topic of a thought-
    provoking address by Alex Oscilowski, SEMATECH Vice President of Strategy,
    at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 12  in the Esplanade Hall at Moscone Center.
    Oscilowski helps formulate and implement SEMATECH's strategic direction,
    with a focus on the consortium's relationships with industry suppliers.
--  The SEMATECH VIP Reception, which is open to all media, will be held
    from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, in the Golden Gate Hall of the Marriott
    Hotel, 55 Fourth Street, San Francisco. Our CEO, Dr. Michael R. Polcari,
    and other top executives and technical experts will be on hand to talk
    about how SEMATECH is accelerating the next technology revolutions in
    semiconductors and related fields.
--  International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) Public
    Conference, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the Marriott. ITRS
    teams will present their latest information and preview the 2005 ITRS in
    the public meeting. Presentations will be followed by opportunities for
    feedback and questions from the audience.
--  ISMI Supplier EHS Leadership Forum, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, July
    13 at the Marriott. In this invitation-only meeting (media welcome),
    SEMATECH member companies will provide the end-user's perspective on
    environment, health and safety issues to their peers at supplier companies.
    Executive speakers from AMD, Intel, Applied Materials, and ISMI will
    highlight the program.
--  A customer's perspective on second-hand semiconductor equipment will
    be provided by SEMATECH Contract Manager Bill Wilson, during a brief
    presentation at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 in Moscone West Hall. Wilson
    will appear at a large-scale seminar, "Used Equipment: The Evolving
    Secondary Market," co-sponsored by SEMI and the Surplus Equipment
    Consortium/Network (SEC/N), a consortium of 3rd party providers that
    specializes in the secondary market. The seminar itself begins at 11 a.m.
--  STEP class in Recipe and Parameters (RaP) Management, 2:30-5:30 p.m.
    Thursday, July 14 at the Marriott.  Led by Lance Rist, e-Manufacturing
    technologist at ISMI, this class will focus on SEMI's E139 RaP standard
    that addresses the key requirements to support state-of-the-art recipe
    management in production fabs.
--  e-Manufacturing Workshop, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, July 15 at the
    Marriott. This open meeting sponsored by ISMI will explore the benefits of
    e-manufacturing, which capitalizes on the factory data revolution to
    realize the enormous productivity potential of truly optimized fabs.
    Leading the session will be Harvey Wohlwend, an ISMI e-manufacturing
--  SEMI Standards Workshop on Energy Conservation for Semiconductor
    Manufacturing Equipment and Facilities, 8 a.m.-noon Friday, July 15 at the
    Marriott.  With the ITRS calling for a 20-40% reduction in near-term energy
    consumption by fab tools, energy conservation has taken on new importance
    to the chip industry. ESH specialist James Beasley of ISMI will co-chair
    the gathering.
--  Interviews with SEMATECH executives and technical experts (available
    on request): Some of the most prominent technologists in the semiconductor
    industry work at SEMATECH, and will be available (on a limited basis) at
    SEMICON West for media interviews. In addition to the experts listed above,
    they include:
          - Sitaram Arkalgud, Interconnect director
          - Alain Diebold, metrology expert and Senior Fellow
          - Joe Draina, ISMI associate director
          - Kevin Kemp, Lithography director
          - Scott Kramer, ISMI director
          - Raj Jammy, Front End Processes (FEP) associate director
          - Larry Larson, FEP associate director
          - Mike Lercel, Lithography associate director
          - Ken Monnig, Interconnect associate director
          - Klaus Pfeifer, low-k expert
          - Walt Trybula, nanotechnology specialist and Senior Fellow
          - Brad Van Eck, advanced manufacturing authority
          - Juergen Woehl, ATDF general manager
          - Walter Worth, ESH expert and Fellow
          - Peter Zeitzoff, post-CMOS authority and Senior Fellow
To arrange for meeting attendance or interviews, please contact

SEMATECH is the world's catalyst for accelerating the commercialization of technology innovations into manufacturing solutions. By setting global direction, creating opportunities for flexible collaboration, and conducting strategic R&D, SEMATECH delivers significant leverage to our semiconductor and emerging technology partners. In short, we are accelerating the next technology revolution. For more information, please visit our website at SEMATECH, the SEMATECH logo, AMRC, Advanced Materials Research Center, ATDF, the ATDF logo, Advanced Technology Development Facility, ISMI and International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative are servicemarks of SEMATECH, Inc.

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