Fab Owners Association Totals 74 With New Members



The Fab Owners Association (FOA), the association of semiconductor device manufacturers and suppliers, has announced that its membership grew by 14% since the beginning of 2011 and now totals 74 members. The new members are device-makers GLOBALFOUNDRIES and LFoundry GMBH. New associate members include Macquarie Electronics USA, M&W U.S., Inc, RED Equipment Pte Ltd., SigmaTech, Inc., Mattson Technology, Inc., ePAK, Rite Track and ASML. With the addition of companies based in Europe and Asia, the FOA has further broadened its international scope. L.T. Guttadauro, executive director of the FOA stated, "Device manufacturers continue to be attracted by the opportunity to share common goals in an unbiased setting. Through collaboration and tools like our manufacturing benchmark studies, working groups and aggregate purchasing programs, members are better prepared to predict demand, product cycles and material requirements. Associate members are attracted by the growing marketing opportunities presented through their membership." The FOA's device-maker members are: Anadigics Inc., Atmel Corporation, Austriamicrosystems AG, Avago Technologies, Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Infineon Technologies AG, International Rectifier, Intersil Corporation, Jazz Semiconductor, LFoundry GmbH, Micrel Semiconductor, Microchip Technology, ON Semiconductor, Philips Lumileds, Skyworks Solutions, Spansion LLC, SVTC Technologies, Telefunken Semiconductor, TriQuint Semiconductor, and X-FAB Texas. They represent approximately 1.6 million eight-inch- equivalent monthly wafer starts and approximately US$30 Billion in annual revenues. About FOA Fab Owners Association (FOA) is an international, nonprofit, trade association, 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 companywide cost savings. Full Membership companies must own and operate a semiconductor or MEMS fabrication facility. Other membership levels are available. Please visit http://www.waferfabs.org