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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.’


In-Depth Analysis Breaks Traditional Perception of SOI Cost

Phoenix, Arizona May 22, 2006 - Last year Semico touted silicon-on-insulator (SOI) as one of the most effective solutions to achieve the kind of performance and power required by chips today. As it currently remains, the added cost of the substrate material is one of the perceived challenges hindering widespread adoption.

Flash Cards Growing, Finding New Applications

Semico Expects Flash Card Revenues to Grow Steadily into 2008

Phoenix, Arizona May 16, 2006 - Semico Research today declared the fastest-growing flash card market is camera phones superseding digital still cameras’ historical dominance. The cell handset market began incorporating flash cards in 2003 boosting demand and generating consumer interest. According to a recent study issued by Semico Research, the flash card market was approximately $8 billion in 2003, and will ramp to over $27 billion by 2008.

WiMAX, Wireless Expands its Boundaries

Emerging Wireless Broadband Technology Offers Significant Opportunities

Sir Robin Saxby, Chairman of ARM, Delivers Keynote at Semico Summit

Phoenix, Arizona March 23, 2006 - On Monday, March 13, 2006, Sir Robin Saxby, Chairman of ARM and Deputy President of the IEE, delivered the keynote presentation at the ninth annual Semico Summit. Titled “Don’t Just Survive, Thrive”, his presentation stressed the importance of innovation in order to thrive in the semiconductor market. Sir Robin began by pointing out that the industry growth in the 80’s and 90’s was based on scaling of computing power at the expense of power consumption.