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Agilent Technologies Inc. is a global technology leader that delivers innovative technologies, solutions, and services to a wide range of customers in communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. The company's 28,000 employees serve customers in more than 110 countries, and more than half Agilent's revenue is generated from outside the United States. Agilent has facilities in more than 30 countries and develops products at manufacturing sites in the United States, China, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and the United Kingdom. The company's headquarters is in Palo Alto, Calif., on the site of Hewlett-Packard's first owned and operated R&D and manufacturing facility.

Agilent's semiconductor products business is a leading supplier of semiconductor components, modules, and assemblies for high-performance communications systems. The company designs, develops and manufactures products for the networking and personal systems markets, selling their products directly to original equipment manufacturers as well as to contract manufacturers.

The two major product areas for the semiconductor products group are networking and personal systems, and the unit sells to a broad array of customers. Within networking, the company provides fiber optic transceivers, protocol ICs and high-speed digital integrated circuits. In personal systems, Agilent's products are targeted for use in applications such as mobile phones, printers, PC peripherals, and consumer electronics. Products are radio frequency and microwave communications devices, including FBAR duplexers, filters and E-pHEMT power amplifiers; infrared transceivers; printing application specific integrated circuits (ASICs); camera modules and optical position sensors; light emitting diodes (LEDs); optocouplers and motion control devices.

Agilent sells and distributes its products and services through its direct sales force as well as a number of alternate channels, including distributors, resellers, telephone and electronic commerce. Its business units provide a range of services and customer support, including system integration, technical and product support, consulting and knowledge services.

Agilent Taiwan has more than 300 employees in three sales offices located in Taipei, Chungli and Kaohsiung. Each of the Agilent Taiwan facilities conducts field sales, marketing and customer support for customers in Greater China, with strong customer relationships and technical knowledge. This structure is supported by Agilent's Greater China organization to provide a more integrated service to customers who straddle the mainland and Taiwan.

Agilent established the Wi-Fi Interoperability Certification Lab in Taipei in 2002 to provide better services to Wi-Fi product vendors, since 80 percent of Wi-Fi products are produced in Asia. Agilent Taiwan has also participated in the Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs' (MOEA) SiSoft initiative. This project defines a development and verification platform and a training program for system-on-a-chip (SoC) design to benefit the nation's wireless and communications product-design industries. The first-phase results are expected in September 2004. Agilent Taiwan is ranked No. 1 on the 2003 Hewitt Best Employers in Taiwan survey.

Gold Sponsors

Intel is the world's largest semiconductor company, with 2003 sales of $30.1 billion. The company manufactures microprocessors and chipsets for desktop, mobile and enterprise computing, as well as flash memory and processors for communications applications.

In 2003, 49% of Intel's sales were in Asia, with Taiwan representing one of the major markets within the region.

KLA-Tencor Corporation is the world's leading supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor wafer, IC and photomask manufacturing industries. The company’s comprehensive portfolio of products and services include inline wafer defect monitoring, reticle and photomask defect inspection, CD metrology, wafer overlay, film and surface metrology, as well as overall yield and fab-wide data analysis.

These offerings, coupled with unique yield technology expertise, enable KLA-Tencor to deliver the complete yield management solutions its customers need to reduce manufacturing costs and speed time to market for their latest-generation products.

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Association Sponsors

The Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA) is the global voice of fabless and hybrid semiconductor companies and their foundry and supply-chain partners. Incorporated in 1994, the Association is focused on the perpetuation of the fabless business model throughout the worldwide semiconductor industry. The organization encourages the relationship between semiconductor companies and suppliers; facilitates business partnerships; creates awareness of the fabless/outsourced business model; disseminates industry data; and fosters standards and policies.

FSA members include fabless companies, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), foundry providers, packaging/assembly houses, intellectual property providers, electronic design automation companies, OEMs, photomask companies, design software companies, investment bankers, venture capitalists and other companies. FSA members represent more than 21 countries spanning North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.

SEMI (Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International) is a global industry association serving companies that develop and provide manufacturing technology, materials and services used to make semiconductors, flat panel displays (FPDs), micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and related microelectronics. SEMI maintains offices and hosts programs and activities in every major microelectronics and display manufacturing region around the world.

SEMI exists to advance the growth and prosperity of its members and the industries it serves. SEMI does this by creating and delivering access to markets, customers, investors, suppliers, governments, market information and the global industry community. Through its programs and activities, SEMI promotes the development of the microelectronics and display industries, advances the mutual business interests of its members and encourages fair competition and open markets.

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the premier trade association representing the U.S. microchip industry. SIA member companies comprise 90 percent of U.S. semiconductor production and employ a domestic workforce of more than 284,000. The SIA provides a forum for domestic semiconductor companies to work collectively to advance the competitiveness of the $102 billion U.S. chip industry.

The Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA) was founded in November 1996 to meet the growing demand on industrial activities and to promote the cooperation and the development of Taiwan semiconductor industry. Bearing in mind that notable performances in the past does not guarantee long-lasting profit in an ever-advancing industry like semiconductor, the TSIA aims to help the semiconductor industry in Taiwan remains on a competitive edge through various domestic and international activities.

TSIA has over 180 corporate and associate members, including companies engaged in semiconductor R&D, design, manufacturing, packaging, testing, equipment and materials. TSIA regularly organizes and sponsors a variety of domestic seminars and international symposia, exhibition, networking, etc. to strengthen business linkage and broaden business scope for its member companies. TSIA also endeavors to build up constructive relationship between the local industry and corresponding international organizations.

Major international cooperation activities includes the participation of the International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS) efforts since 1998 and the joining of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) since 1999, demonstrating TSIA's role as the bridge between the semiconductor industry in Taiwan and the global semiconductor community.

Preferred Airline

If you are traveling to attend the conference, may we suggest United, the Preferred Airline of the US-Taiwan business Council. United is also pleased to offer a special discount fare for participants from Taiwan traveling to attend the conference. For reservation and ticketing information, please contact United's Taiwan office at (886) 2 2702-7512, and make sure to reference the Taiwan + China Semiconductor Outlook Conference.

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This conference provides a unique opportunity for semiconductor and fabless companies to sponsor an event focusing specifically on strategic issues of most consequence to businesses operating in Taiwan and China.

Sponsoring companies will have outstanding visibility at this gathering of senior business leaders from the U.S., Taiwan, and China, ensuring a position at the forefront of the many opportunities presented by the increasing integration of the three economies. In addition, sponsors will be able to closely interact with high-level decision-makers in the U.S. government, as well as with speakers and with other key guests.

Platinum Sponsorship Value/Benefits (US$15,000)
  8 Complimentary Registrations
  All Gold Sponsorship benefits
  The highest degree of recognition and promotion on all print materials, conference website, banners, and announcements
  Specific consideration and consultation in order to maximize the company's exposure at the event
Gold Sponsor Benefits (US$7,500)
  4 Complimentary Registrations
  Sponsors may send 2 senior representatives (3 if the company is a Board Member of the US-Taiwan Business Council) to a Private Dinner on Monday, December 6, 2004. This private event allows sponsors to interact personally with the U.S., Taiwan, and China delegations and with conference speakers and moderators
  Sponsor tables will be available during the December 7, 2004 luncheon
  Preferential seating assignments for meals
  Verbal recognition at the Conference opening and closing sessions, receptions, and meals
  Banners featuring sponsor names and logos will be displayed during all sessions, receptions, and meals
  Sponsor names, logos, and a short brief will be included in the conference portfolio, which is distributed to all attendees
  Sponsor logos, briefs, and a website link will be featured on the Conference website
  Sponsor names and/or logos will be included on all promotional materials distributed prior to the conference, including invitations, e-mail notifications, and registration confirmations.
  Press releases will indicate corporate sponsorship
  Table available for promotional materials in reception area (Optional - to be staffed by sponsor)
  Promotional items to be distributed at sponsor tables (Optional - items to be supplied by sponsor)
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