PennWell announces new semiconductor industry event

PennWell Corp., a highly diversified media and information company and publisher of Solid State Technology, recently announced a new event, The ConFab, to be held at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas on May 15-18, 2005.

The ConFab is a conference and business meeting where executives from semiconductor equipment and material suppliers can meet with key decision- makers from semiconductor manufacturers to discuss current business and technology issues and collaborate on future strategic development in device fabrication.

Adam Japko, President of PennWell’s Advanced Technology Division, said, “Based on our conversations with key players in the industry, and our history in this market as the publisher of Solid State Technology magazine, there is a real need for an event where equipment and material buyers and sellers from all over the world can meet face-to-face to discuss the current and most vital strategic business issues in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. These are the kind of activities that are missing in large trade shows in many industries today.”

Attendance at the event is by invitation only. Attendees will be pre- screened to verify that they are key participants in the buying process. Ample time is allocated at The ConFab for individual, pre-scheduled, face-to- face meetings between equipment and material suppliers and device manufacturers.

The ConFab will also include keynotes and presentations that focus on first-hand perspectives on device consumption from key end users in high- growth markets, the overlap between manufacturing technology and business issues in regard to global 300mm fab construction, and other topics of compelling interest to device manufacturers and the suppliers that serve them. Sponsors will have the opportunity to showcase their companies in a first- class setting that is designed to provide both a private meeting experience for all sponsors and buyers along with an opportunity to network.

“The ConFab is the ideal, time-effective opportunity for the semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers and the device manufacturers to conduct business in a collaborative environment. Both sponsors and attendees will realize a substantial, measurable return on the time and money they spend at The ConFab,” said Bob Hodgson, General Manager of PennWell’s Semiconductor Events Group.

For information on sponsoring or attending The ConFab, contact Jay Novack at 603-891-9186 or e-mail him at [email protected]

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