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Phoenix, Arizona February 26, 2007 - Chia Song Hwee, president and CEO of Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, and Dr. Kwangpyuk “K.P.” Suh, executive vice president, Systems LSI Technology Development at Samsung, will jointly present “Customer-focused Collaboration to Address Unprecedented Design and Manufacturing Challenges” during the upcoming Semico Summit. Their discussion will include the financial and technical challenges the semiconductor industry faces as it moves toward the nanotechnology era while trying to satisfy unprecedented market demands in terms of functionality, price, volumes and market customization. The two executives, whose companies are drivers of the Common Platform technology initiative along with IBM, will discuss the new collaborative models that are being developed to fund and resource the needed solutions. The discussion also will detail the benefits of collaborative innovation from a customer-driven solutions development standpoint, and examine how this innovation is realized and delivered seamlessly to the customer.

For more information on the Semico Summit, please go to:

Monday March 12, 2007, 2:45 PM

Camelback Inn
5402 E. Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, Arizona 85253

Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (Nasdaq: CHRT, SGX-ST: CHARTERED), one of the world’s top dedicated semiconductor foundries, offers leading-edge technologies down to 65 nanometer (nm), enabling today’s system-on-chip designs. The company further serves the needs of customers through its collaborative, joint development approach on a technology roadmap that extends to 45nm. Chartered’s strategy is based on open and comprehensive design enablement solutions, manufacturing enhancement methodologies, and a commitment to flexible sourcing. In Singapore, the company operates a 300mm fabrication facility and four 200mm facilities. Information about Chartered can be found at

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2006 parent company sales of US$63.4 billion and net income of US$8.5 billion. Employing approximately 138,000 people in over 124 offices in 56 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business, Telecommunication Network Business and Digital Appliance Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit

11:30AM Golf Reception:
Camelback Golf Clubhouse
Box Lunch driving range Sponsor: TSMC

12:00-4:30PM Golf Starts
6:30-8:30PM Welcome Reception Sponsor: ARC


7:30-8:30AM Breakfast

8:30–9:00AM Welcome and Forecast Jim Feldhan, President, Semico Research

9:00–9:45AM Keynote Brian Halla, Chairman & CEO, National Semiconductor

9:45-10:15AM Break

10:15–10:45AM Keynote William McFarland, CTO, Atheros Communications

10:45–11:15AM Keynote Wally Rhines, Chairman & CEO, Mentor Graphics

11:15-11:45AM Keynote Grant Pierce, CEO, Sonics

11:45-12:15PM Keynote John Bourgoin, President & CEO, MIPS Technologies

12:15-1:45PM Lunch and
Bellwether Award Sponsor: MIPS Technologies

1:45–2:15PM Keynote John East, President & CEO, Actel

2:15–2:45PM Keynote Behrooz Abdi, Sr VP & GM, Qualcomm

2:45–3:30PM Keynote Chia Song Hwee, President & CEO, Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing
Dr. Kwang Pyuk (KP) Suh, Executive Vice President, Samsung Electronics

3:30-4:00PM Break

4:00–4:30PM Keynote Dan Donabedian, President & CEO, Elpida Memory USA

4:30–5:00PM Keynote Jack Harding, Chairman, President & CEO, eSilicon

6:30–7:30PM President's Reception
7:30–9:00PM President's Dinner Sponsors: IBM, Chartered & Samsung


7:30-8:30AM Breakfast

8:30-9:00AM Keynote Mike Fister, President & CEO, Cadence

9:00–9:30AM Keynote Henry Becker, President, Qimonda

9:30-10:00AM Keynote Rick Cassidy, President, TSMC NA

10:00–10:30AM Break

10:30–11:00AM Keynote Shawn G. DuBravac, CFA Chief Econ, Consumer Electronic Assoc.

11:00–11:30AM Keynote Reza Kazerounian, Executive VP, STMicroelectronics

11:30–12:00PM Keynote Abhi Talwalkar, President & CEO, LSI Logic

12:00-1:30PM Lunch