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Mature Fabs Still Process 40% of all Silicon

Phoenix, AZ - January 30th, 2013 -- Advanced technologies and the latest consumer electronics grab the major headlines but the semiconductor industry depends on mature technologies and legacy equipment. Today, about 40% of all silicon used to produce semiconductors are processed using mature manufacturing technologies. Manufacturing processes at 0.18 micron and larger still utilize 200mm and smaller wafer fabs.

Semico's Joanne Itow closely follows these markets, and has been invited to speak at the First Annual Collaborative Forum at the SEMI headquarters in San Jose, CA on Feb 6-7th, 2013. It's hosted by the Fab Owners Association, and the theme is "Innovating For Success In a Foundry-Dominated World."

Joanne Itow, Semico's Managing Director, will be presenting on fab capacity and volume devices that continue to utilize mature technologies. In addition, she will moderate a panel on used equipment trends and issues related to maintaining legacy fabs.

If you're not a member of the Fab Owners Association, Semico recommends you check out the link below to see how you can become involved in this trade association and take advantage of the of the forums and events they host.

To find out more information on Semico's Used Equipment and Mature Technology reports, contact:

Rick Vogelei, Business Development Executive
Phone: (480) 435-8564

About the Fab Owners Association
The FOA is an international, nonprofit, trade association of semiconductor & MEMS fab owners and industry suppliers who meet regularly to discuss and act on common manufacturing issues, combining strengths and resources to become more globally competitive.

About Joanne Itow
Joanne Itow is Managing Director, Manufacturing for Semico Research. Focusing on analysis for semiconductor manufacturing, Joanne oversees research in the following areas: wafer demand, fab capacity, technology transition and the equipment market. Over the past 11 years, Joanne has specialized in the foundry market, forecasting foundry wafer supply and demand.

She developed. a Wafer Demand Model which she uses to forecast semiconductor wafer demand by product, technology and wafer size. Joanne has successfully completed customized research projects which span the complete range of topics and management levels including detailed wafer demand data analysis to competitive analysis for "go-to-market" strategy development.

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