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Chartered 2006 Technology Forums Emphasize Strength Of Collaboration; Highlight Advanced Process Development


Annual events showcase progress and benefits of collaboration with IBM, Infineon and Samsung; Offer practical insight into leading-edge manufacturing issues

MILPITAS, Calif. - September 13, 2006 - Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (Nasdaq: CHRT and SGX-ST: Chartered), one of the world’s top dedicated foundries, today provided details for the 2006 edition of its global Technology Forum series. The one-day events, entitled “Team Advantage - We Collaborate. You Win,” will be held in the U.S., Taiwan and China, and feature in-depth discussions of critical technology and business issues related to advanced semiconductor manufacturing. The Technology Forums will showcase the progress the joint development alliance of Chartered, IBM, Infineon and Samsung has achieved, including the recently announced development of 45nm working circuits.

The U.S. event, which will be held on September 28 at the Santa Clara (Calif.) Convention Center, features keynote addresses by Dr. John Kelly, senior vice president of technology and intellectual property at IBM; and Bill Adamec, director of the Xbox Semiconductor Technology Group at Microsoft. A lineup of seasoned technologists and executives from Chartered, IBM, Infineon and Samsung will also be on hand to speak on a range of issues such as managing power, design for manufacturability, and yield enhancement. The event will close with a panel of experts looking at the future of bulk CMOS beyond 45nm.

The dates and locations for the additional Technology Forums outside the U.S. are:

Thursday, October 5 Hsinchu, Taiwan
Wednesday, October 25 Shanghai, China
Friday, October 27 Beijing, China

“The progress and success that Chartered has had with our development partners is now being leveraged by the market, and our Technology Forums are great ways to showcase the results and benefits of this collaboration. We are addressing the toughest issues in today’s manufacturing arena, both on the business front and from a technology perspective, and anyone interested in maintaining a competitive edge through semiconductor innovation will find these events informative and useful when thinking about their future strategies,” said Mike Rekuc, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing at Chartered.

The Technology Forums include a Partner Pavilion featuring the latest products and services from Chartered’s network of EDA, DFM, IP, design services, packaging, mask, test and assembly partners, including Amkor Technology, Cadence Design Systems, Mentor Graphics, ARM, the ASE Group, Clear Shape, eMemory Technology, Synopsys, Toppan, True Circuits, Virage Logic, Analog Bits, Aragio Solutions, Blaze DFM, Chipidea, DNP, FSA, Hoya, Kilopass, Legend Design Technology, Lorentz Solution, Magma, Mixel, MoSys, PDF Solutions, Ponte Solutions, QThink, STATS ChipPAC, Time2Market, and UTAC.

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About Chartered

Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing (NASDAQ: CHRT, SGX-ST: CHARTERED), one of the world’s top dedicated semiconductor foundries, offers leading-edge technologies down to 65 nanometer (nm), enabling today’s system-on-chip designs. The company further serves the needs of customers through its collaborative, joint development approach on a technology roadmap that extends to 45nm. Chartered’s strategy is based on open and comprehensive design enablement solutions, manufacturing enhancement methodologies, and a commitment to flexible sourcing. In Singapore, the company operates a 300mm fabrication facility and four 200mm facilities. Information about Chartered can be found at


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