July 13, 2006 at 13:20 PM EDT
Freescale Joins Fab Owners Association; Four New Associate Members Added

The Fab Owners Association (FOA), the association of semiconductor manufacturing executives and suppliers, has announced that Freescale Semiconductor has joined the organization as a voting member. CIMAC, Inc. (San Jose, CA); AVIZA Technology Inc. (Scotts Valley, CA); Tara Technology Inc (Daytona Beach, FL) and Colliers International - Advanced Technology Real Estate Group (Seattle, WA) have also joined as associate members.

"We are pleased to announce the addition of Freescale, Oakhill facility (Austin, TX) as our newest device-maker member," stated L.T. Guttadauro, FOA executive director. "Freescale, along with our other device-maker members, benefits from innovative collaborative programs designed to increase semiconductor manufacturing efficiencies and save expenses corporate-wide."

The benefits of membership are significant. The FOA 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

-- Collaborating on developing solutions for common manufacturing problems

-- Looking over the horizon at the future of the industry and the welfare of members

Associate members are critical to the FOA's success. They are the suppliers to the semiconductor industry, representing the latest information, products, and practices that provide substantial efficiencies for FOA device-maker members.

The FOA provides associate members with the following benefits:

-- Direct and personal access to senior manufacturing executives from device-maker member companies

-- Exclusive presentation opportunities

-- Participation in pooled purchasing and marketplace activities

The FOA's device-maker members are the following companies: AMI Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, Delphi Microelectronics Center, Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale 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 800,000 8-inch- equivalent monthly wafer starts and over US$21 Billion in annual revenue.

About FOA:

Fab Owners Association (FOA) is an international, nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Cupertino, California. The FOA provides a forum for semiconductor manufacturing executives and industry suppliers to discuss common manufacturing issues often leading to company wide cost savings. Member companies must own and operate a semiconductor or MEMS fabrication facility. Other membership levels are available. Please visit http://www.waferfabs.org/.

NOTE: "Fab Owners Association" and the "FOA" logo are trademarks of Fab Owners Association, a California corporation. References to other companies and their products use trademarks owned by the respective companies and are for reference purposes only.

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