FabTime Donates Cycle Time Management Software to Arizona State University

Menlo Park, CA | December 19, 2001

FabTime Inc. today announced that it had donated a license for its FabTime cycle time management software to Arizona State University. The software will be used by the Modeling and Analysis for Semiconductor Manufacturing (MASM) Lab within the Department of Industrial Engineering.

Professor John Fowler, co-director of the MASM Lab said, “Among other things, we intend to use FabTime to support our research in wafer fab scheduling. We may be able to use the software to identify trigger points for rescheduling, based on fab conditions.”

“We are looking forward to working with Arizona State,” said Jennifer Robinson, Chief Operating Officer of FabTime. “FabTime analyzes work-in-process levels and tool state information in real time. Using this information to trigger rescheduling seems like an exciting new application of FabTime’s technology.”

A form for requesting more information about the software, including university licensing options, is available at www.FabTime.com.

About FabTime Inc.

FabTime Inc. is the first company to focus solely on the challenging problem of cycle time management for semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities. We believe that the cycle time problems faced by wafer fabs are uniquely difficult and that our customers will be well-served by a company that declares its focus and sticks to it. To that end, we offer cycle time management software and training, as well as a free email newsletter dedicated to discussing best practices for fab cycle time improvement. FabTime’s website is located at www.FabTime.com.

About the MASM Lab

The Modeling and Analysis of Semiconductor Manufacturing Laboratory at Arizona State University is housed in the Industrial and Management Systems Engineering department. Professors John Fowler and George Runger are co-directors of this lab. The lab is focused on how modeling and analysis tools and techniques can be used to improve semiconductor manufacturing. The lab has had research projects with NSF, SRC, SEMATECH, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Infineon Technologies AG (NYSE: IFX), STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), Tefen, Amkor (NASDAQ: AMKR), Abpac, and TSI.