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FOA jumps to 30 members

Posted: 26 Apr 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Fab Owners Association? FOA? Philips? MagnaChip?

The Fab Owners Association (FOA), the association of semiconductor manufacturing executives and suppliers, has announced that Philips Semiconductors and MagnaChip Semiconductor have joined the organization as voting members. Applied Mechanical Corp., CAE Online Inc., CIMAC Inc., Entrepix Inc., FabTime Inc., Toppan Photomasks Inc. and Vistec Semiconductor Systems have also joined as associate members.

"The FOA's value proposition is that semiconductor fabs are a strategic selling and marketing advantage," said L.T. Guttadauro, executive director of the FOA. "This organization provides the forum for device makers and suppliers to advance this business model and to find commonalities that can be leveraged through their combined strengths."

The FOA, a nonprofit, mutual-benefit, international corporation, promotes cooperative efforts between member companies, exploring methods to improve manufacturing efficiencies. Major efforts include exploring manufacturing efficiencies by working closely with best in industry providers and products; pursuing collaborative purchasing efficiencies; providing a member to member marketplace for used manufacturing equipment; and collaborating on developing solutions for common manufacturing problems, said the press release.

The FOA's device maker members include AMI Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, Delphi Microelectronics Center, Fairchild Semiconductor, Intersil, Jazz Semiconductor, LSI Logic, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Micrel Semiconductor, ON Semiconductor, Philips Semiconductors, Spansion and ZMD AG. FOA device maker member companies represent approximately 700,000 8-inch-equivalent monthly wafer starts and $15.5 billion in annual revenue.

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