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Semiconductor Insights and Semico Research Announce Partnership

PHOENIX, Arizona February 3, 2004 — Semiconductor Insights (SI), the leader in technical and patent analyses of integrated circuits and structures, today announced a strategic relationship with Semico Research Corporation, the pre-eminent supplier of semiconductor market research.

SI brings a current view of key technical innovations in the semiconductor industry, technologies and processes being deployed, chips getting design win traction, and the technical merits and weaknesses of products in the market. Semico offers current revenue forecasts, market share information and analysis for semiconductor companies, segments, and the overall industry. Together, SI and Semico put a company’s technical actions, market position and relative success in context, highlighting corporate advantages, gaps, and changes in strategic direction.

"To develop a holistic understanding of their competitive position, corporations need to examine various dimensions of competitive intelligence, including market statistics and trends, technical benchmarking and patent landscaping", said Doug Smeaton, President and CEO, Semiconductor Insights. "By integrating SI’s technical and patent analyses with Semico’s extensive market knowledge, we can deliver true strategic intelligence to the semiconductor industry."
"Semico is extremely pleased with the opportunity to be able to offer integrated market and technical analyses to our clients", said Jim Feldhan, President of Semico. "Our partnership with SI allows us to provide both marketing and engineering directors with a unified resource for planning and developing a winning strategy."

Semico and SI have already worked on a host of joint opportunities, including the successful Inside Intel report, which profiles Intel’s flash technology and market position over several generations. Semico and SI are now formalizing this relationship in order to pursue further valuable opportunities.

About Semico®

Semico Research Corp. is a market and engineering research company located in Phoenix, Arizona. Semico was founded in 1994 by a group of semiconductor industry veterans who believed that the validity of semiconductor product forecasts could be greatly improved if the forecasts were based on semiconductor consumption in end-use markets. Semico forecasts, today, are based on that idea.

About Semiconductor Insights®

Semiconductor Insights helps leading-edge technology companies and licensing professionals attain their product and intellectual property goals by providing in-depth technical and patent analyses of integrated circuits and structures. Our international client base spans Fortune 500 Enterprises, Governments, Legal Firms, Start-ups, and Venture Capitalists. Within the semiconductor industry, we have participated in virtually every major licensing campaign over the past 14 years, and count 47 of the top 50 companies among our clients. For more information, please visit us on the web at

For further information, contact:
Jim Feldhan
Semico Research Corp
602-997-0337 x101

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