Semicon West Features FOA Forum

The Fab Owners Association (FOA), the association of semiconductor/MEMs manufacturing executives and suppliers, will host a forum at Semicon West ( on Thursday, July 17. Structured as part of the FOA’s quarterly meeting, doors will open to the public at 2:30pm in Room of Moscone South Hall.

The topic of the forum, “Changing Market Trends- how device makers will leverage today’s technology for tomorrow’s markets”, will feature the following FOA member executives:

  • William Dunnigan, SVP, Manufacturing, Cypress Semiconductor
  • Guy Gandenberger, VP, Worldwide Operations, Micrel Semiconductor
  • Chris Magnelis, OHT- Fab, Director of Operations, Freescale
  • Sagar Pushpala, VP, Worldwide Operations, Intersil

“The FOA Board of Directors, who compose most of the panel, will address the challenges that semiconductor manufacturers face in today’s environment,” stated L.T. Guttadauro, FOA executive director. “At the same time, they want to encourage suppliers to continue to innovate using existing manufacturing technologies for the day-after-tomorrow’s applications.”

The FOA’s device-maker members are the following companies: Anadigics, Inc.; Austriamicrosystems AG; Avago Technologies; Cypress Semiconductor; Delphi Microelectronics Center; Diodes, Inc.; Fairchild Semiconductor; Freescale Semiconductor; Infineon Technologies; International Rectifier; Intersil; Jazz Semiconductor; Maxim Integrated Products; Micrel Semiconductor; Microchip Technology; ON Semiconductor; SVTC Technologies; Skyworks Solutions; and X-FAB.

FOA device-maker member companies represent the production of over 1.2 million eight-inch-equivalent monthly wafer starts and US#32 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 company wide cost savings. Full Membership companies must own and operate a semiconductor or MEMS fabrication facility. Other membership levels are available.

“Fab Owners Association” and the “FOA” logo are trademarks of Fab Owners Association, a California corporation.