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Semico: MCU Memory Trends: How Much and What Kind

Microcontroller Market Analysis & Forecast

Phoenix, Arizona March 28, 2007 - The Microcontroller (MCU) market showed a slight recovery in 2006, growing 3.0% to reach $12.4 billion. This dollar growth was driven by the 32-bit and greater segment. Overall unit growth of MCUs was 19.5%.

CHARTERED AND SAMSUNG EXECUTIVES TO JOINTLY DISCUSS COLLABORATIVE MODEL FOR ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AT SEMICO SUMMIT

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.

Semico and INFRASTRUCTURE Advisors Demystify NAND Market

Two Key Research Firms Demystify NAND Dynamics in Report

Phoenix, Arizona August 6, 2006 - Investors and other businesspeople looking to tap into the skyrocketing flash memories market encounter a steep learning curve. What's driving all this growth? Who are the players and how do they stack up? How is intellectual property used to control competition? What distinguishes NAND from NOR? Is flash threatened by other technologies?

NAND Prices Stable-Growth Ahead: Second Quarter 2006 Pricing & Forecast

First-Quarter Price Collapse a Mere Bump in the Road!

Phoenix, Arizona July 28, 2006 - After a phenomenal first-quarter price collapse, the NAND market is preparing itself to break all revenue records in 2006. That's the finding in Semico Research Corporation's newly-released NAND forecast. Even though prices plummeted over 50% in the first quarter, this market's stunning growth will allow it not only to meet 2005's amazing $11 billion in sales, but will support a full 44% growth to record-breaking revenues of over $16 billion.

Grant Pierce, CEO of Sonics, To Keynote Semico Outlook Conference

Phoenix, Arizona July 12, 2006 - Semico has accurately called the industry's past Inflection Points. What will 2007 have in store for the semiconductor industry? While many have raised their 2006 and 2007 forecasts, Semico's IPI is painting a worrisome picture for 2007. Will the industry even show single digit growth or are we destined to see negative revenue for 2007?

Semico's IPI Outlook Conference will give you the information you need to understand the strength and direction of the semiconductor industry for 2007.

Jim Feldhan to Speak at Semiconductor International Breakfast

Semiconductor Forecast for 2006 Will be the Focus of President’s Presentation

Phoenix, Arizona July 12, 2005 - Semico Research announced today that Jim Feldhan, President, will participate in the 23rd Annual State of the Industry Breakfast on the panel titled, "Semiconductor Forecast for 2005-2006." Semiconductor International will host this annual breakfast on July 13, 2005, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California.

NAND in PC Hard Drives: More Than a Fast Starter

How will the Largest Semiconductor Market Impact NAND sales?

Phoenix, Arizona June 29, 2006 - NAND is poised to invade the PC, and users will hardly be aware-that's the finding of Semico Research's new report: "NAND in PC Hard Drives: More Than a Fast Starter".

With the introduction of Microsoft's new Vista operating system and thanks to initiatives by component suppliers including Intel, Samsung, and others, NAND will start to be designed as a cache between the PC's hard drive and main memory.

Semico Introduces New IPI Market Drivers

Market Drivers Report Will Highlight Select End-Use Markets

Phoenix, Arizona June 7, 2006 - Today, Semico Research announced a new addition to the Semico IPI subscription service called the Semico IPI Market Drivers Report. The original IPI, Inflection Point Indicator, was developed to assist in forecasting revenues approximately three quarters in advance. The company answered the need to provide executives and key company decision-makers an 8-9 month warning of an impending change in the direction of the semiconductor industry.

Capacity Utilization and Capital Expenditure Forecast 2003-2010

Fab Database Reveals More Fabs Needed to Meet Demand

Phoenix, Arizona May 25, 2006 - In Semico’s report forecasting capacity utilization and capital expenditure through 2010, the firm pinpointed Q206 as the time when companies will pick up the pace of capacity additions. As advanced node utilization rate reaches 100%, companies are accelerating or initiating build out of existing fabs and investment in new fabs. According to Semico’s study, Capacity Utilization and Capital Expenditure Forecast 2003-2010, ‘Capex will rise in both 2006 and 2007.’

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