FabTime Co-Sponsors ISMI Manufacturing Productivity Symposium

San Jose, CA | July 25, 2005

We are pleased to announce that FabTime will be a sponsor for the Second ISMI Symposium on Manufacturing Effectiveness, to be held at the Airport Hilton in Austin, Texas from October 24-26, 2005. The conference website reads: “The second annual symposium will share information and methodologies for reducing manufacturing expenses in both existing and next-generation fabs through advances in equipment, process, resource conservation, fab design, and manufacturing methods.

Challenges will be addressed in several parallel sessions dealing with productivity, ESH, fab design, statistical methods, modeling and simulation, yield and metrology, and e-manufacturing. The Symposium will offer papers from selected ISMI projects and leading device and equipment manufacturers, along with a review focused on the Factory Integration section of the 2005 International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) and a forum on critical issues facing the chip industry.” More information is available at http://ismi.sematech.org/ismisymposium/. We recommend that you attend!

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.