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Semico Receives Kudos for Accuracy

Phoenix, Arizona January 24, 2008 - Worldwide Notebook unit shipments reached 97.8 million in 2007, a 30% increase from 2006, according to Tony Massimini, Semico’s Chief of Technology. According to our financial clients, Semico was the only firm to forecast this high growth correctly.

Tony Massimini has been accurately forecasting the computing markets for over 15 years now, and is considered an expert on both end-use markets as well as components such as MPUs, MCUs, and DSPs.

"Semico Research provides analytic information on strategic end markets for the semiconductor industry. Because Semico comprehends the relationship with between families of semiconductors and end products, we were able to forecast a 30% growth rate on notebook PCs for 2007.

Notebook PCs continue to be a double digit growth segment and important to the health of the semiconductor industry. New portable products are continually being introduced. These new products will stimulate new markets and will not cannibalize established growth markets."

Units (M) % Change
2006 75 25.10%
2007 97.8 30.40%
2008 112.5 15.10%
2011 155.5 8.00%

Revenue (M) % Change
2006 $117,543 17.90%
2007 $152,305 29.60%
2008 $170,905 12.30%
2011 $214,244 3.90%

Tony’s notebook forecast was recently published in Semico’s “Executive Briefs” report, which outlines 26 different markets and their unit & revenue forecasts, semiconductor content, total available market, growth trends, and wafer forecast.

The full “Executive Briefs” report, containing all 3 C’s sections with 116 graphs and 115 tables of data is available for immediate delivery for $10,000. Alternately, one of the 3 C’s sections, Computing, Consumer or Communications, can be purchased separately for $3,995. To purchase, please contact Susan Cadel at 607-368-7600 or, and reference report MPEB-2-07 – Executives Briefs.

About Semico

Technology manufacturers, vendors, service providers, semiconductor professionals and market specialists, utilize Semico’s experienced staff and in-depth research to support critical business, product and technology decisions. Semico’s vision is derived from both a deep technology understanding and comprehensive research, which examines each segment of the supply chain for each market. Regular and ongoing end-user demand and primary research surveys are the foundation of the analysis, enabling Semico to provide insightful market analysis and guidance on future market opportunities.

Semico is a strategic partner with leading technology companies, with access to an extensive worldwide electronic network, databases and expert personnel. Semico was founded in 1994 by a group of semiconductor industry experts and has offices in Phoenix, California, New York, Japan and Taiwan.

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