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January 2005

Semico's IPI Points to Weakness in 3Q05

Semico forecasts both the U.S. economy and the worldwide semiconductor industry will experience a slowdown in 2005.

Phoenix, Arizona January 17, 2005 - Semico’s Inflection Point Indicator (IPI) showed a dramatic dip this month, indicating an increased risk of weakness in the 3Q05. The November IPI reading of 14.23 was down 5.8% from the October IPI of 15.12. This was the largest percentage drop in over three years, when the August 2001 IPI fell 8.0%.

Semico Reiterates 2004 Forecast

Semico says 3Q05 will be weaker than originally expected according to the latest reading of the Semico Inflection Point Indicator

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