Fab Owners Association forms FOA Purchasing Partners, Inc.

June 5, 2007 — The Fab Owners Association (FOA), the association of semiconductor / MEMS manufacturing executives and suppliers, has announced the formation of a semiconductor Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), to be called FOA Purchasing Partners, Inc. (PPI). PPI will be the official group purchasing organization of the FOA and its device maker members, providing procurement services, including aggregation of demand, contract negotiations and contract management for semiconductor manufacturing consumables. L.T. Guttadauro, FOA Executive Director will also serve as President of PPI.

Brent Wilson, ON Semiconductor director of wafer fab operations and FOA Director, said, “FOA Purchasing Partners, Inc. creates synergy among the device maker members to pool our consumable purchases and maximize buying power.”

The FOA’s device maker members are: AMI Semiconductor, Austriamicrosystems AG, Avago Technologies, Cypress Semiconductor, Delphi Microelectronics Center, Fairchild Semiconductor, Freescale Semiconductor, International Rectifier, Intersil, Jazz Semiconductor, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Micrel Semiconductor, Microchip Technology, NXP, ON Semiconductor, Skyworks Solutions, Spansion, and X-FAB.


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