LEADING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIEF EXECUTIVES TO KEYNOTE TAIWAN AND CHINA SEMICONDUCTOR CONFERENCE
2004-10-07
LEADING SEMICONDUCTOR CHIEF EXECUTIVES TO KEYNOTE TAIWAN AND CHINA
SEMICONDUCTOR CONFERENCE HOSTED BY US-TAIWAN BUSINESS COUNCIL

SAN JOSE, Calif. (Oct. 6, 2004) – The US-Taiwan Business Council today
announced that Richard Chang, Chairman, President and CEO of Semiconductor
Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), Nicky Lu, Chairman and CEO
of Etron Technology Inc., and Walden (Wally) Rhines, Chairman and CEO of
Mentor Graphics Corporation will give keynote addresses at the Taiwan +
China Semiconductor Industry Outlook 2004 conference.

This conference, hosted by the US-Taiwan Business Council, is the second in
a series focusing on the challenges and opportunities presented by the
increasing economic integration of the U.S., Taiwan and China semiconductor
markets. The conference will be held on December 7, 2004 in San Jose,
Calif.

Conference participants will benefit from presentations and Q&A sessions on
strategic issues impacting companies involved in semiconductor manufacturing
and design, including technology export controls, investment, market access,
intellectual property rights, partnerships, and supply-chain. The conference
will also focus on the implications for the rapidly growing Chinese
semiconductor industry and how the U.S., Taiwan and China can work together
to further the industry's development.

Agilent Technologies, Inc. is the conference’s Platinum Sponsor. Gold
Sponsors include Intel Corporation and KLA-Tencor Corporation. Association
Sponsors include Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA), Semiconductor
Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), Semiconductor Industry
Association (SIA), and Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA).

Visit www.taiwan-china-outlook.com to register for the conference and to
find updated information on the agenda and panelists.

About the US-Taiwan Business Council:
The US-Taiwan Business Council (www.us-taiwan.org) is a membership-based
non-profit association founded in 1976. The Council provides its members
with business intelligence, access to a network of companies involved in
business between Taiwan and the United States, and serves as a vital
representative in dealing with investment, business development, and
intellectual property matters. The Council’s events held throughout the US
and Taiwan each year promote business relationships, provide a forum for
technology industry discussions, and offer access to a network of corporate
leaders and government officials.

Press Contact:
Judson Payne
Director of Corporate Affairs
(703) 465-2930
JPayne@us-taiwan.org