AMI Semiconductor Seeks Technology Collaborations (Round Two)
August 14, 2006

  • Collaboration opportunities with AMI Semiconductor, Inc.
  • For Canadian advanced technology enterprises, academia and government
  • Targeting technologies aligned with AMI Semiconductor's technology focus
  • Respond by: Sept 28, 2006

Contact:

CATAAlliance
Phone: (613) 236-6550
Email: info@cata.ca

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Call to Action:
Confirm your interest in doing business AMI Semiconductor by email to Muriel Debroy.

Ottawa, August 14, 2006 ... AMI Semiconductor (NASDAQ: AMIS), a designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art integrated mixed-signal and structured digital ASICs and ASSPs wishes to conduct a Second Round search for innovative Canadian organizations developing technologies and capabilities that are a strategic match with its business needs.

AMI Semiconductor, a leader in the design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world with $503.8 million in sales (2005) and more than 2,500 employees, designs, develops and manufactures a broad range of integrated mixed-signal and structured digital products. These ASICs and ASSPs are used in a wide variety of applications for a number of end-uses including automotive, medical, industrial, communications, computing, defense, and consumer products.

Offering unparalleled manufacturing flexibility and dedication to customer service, AMI Semiconductor operates globally with headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located in the key markets of the North America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

AMI Semiconductors is a finalist for this year's EDN Innovation Awards, honoring the people, products and technologies that have shaped the semiconductor industry during the past year and a runner-up in Design News 2006 Golden Mousetrap Award.

Additional information on the company is available at http://www.amis.com/index.shtml

AMI Semiconductor's overall goal is to identify global technology partnerships or new solutions that can help reduce cycle time or cost in providing cost effective solutions to its diverse customer base. Thus companies and organizations interested in technology collaboration should have somewhat mature technologies (Technology Readiness Level >3 : Concept / function already proven through analytical and experimental means.

Technology Focus List:

For partners and new solutions in areas of interest that include:

  • Ultra-low power integrated circuits (ICs) or intellectual property (IP) for the medical application market, in areas such as neurostimulation, cardiac rhythm management, hearing aids, patient monitoring, medical implant communications, medical imaging
  • ICs or IP in the automotive application market, in areas such as telematics, GPS navigation, in-vehicle networking, motor control, tire pressure monitoring systems, passive keyless entry, or safety systems such as airbag sense and control
  • ICs or IP in the CMOS contact image sensor market
  • ICs or IP in the 48V communications market, such as SLICs, DSL line drivers, power management, or power over ethernet

Qualification of Interests and Next Steps

  • Review AMI Semiconductor's Focus List (see above) and determine your organization's area of interest
  • Ensure that your organization has relevant published scientific papers, presentations and/or patents that can be reviewed by the AMI Semiconductor evaluation team
  • Ensure your corporation is Controlled Goods Certified or be willing to become controlled Goods Certified before entering into business arrangements with AMI Semiconductor
  • Contact CATAAlliance with your expression of interest, providing key contact and background information. Your organization will then be provided with a simple template for completion
  • Confirm your CATA membership status. Processing fees may apply
  • All expressions of interest must be submitted by September 28th, 2006, 17:00 EST by email to Muriel Debroy

Future Focus Technologies and Platforms

  • AMI Semiconductor will review information from selected candidates to determine which areas are of specific interest for future follow-up.
  • AMI Semiconductor will coordinate internally to make sure that each selected Canadian company would be able to meet with the appropriate Director. Follow-up could take several forms including teleconference, videoconferences and site visits to determine the appropriate vehicle for collaboration.

Action Item:
Companies wishing to conduct partnership searches similar to AMI Semiconductor should contact CATA President John Reid at 613-236-6550 ext 224.

CATAAlliance is undertaking this initiative with the support of its partner, the Consul & Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada in Seattle.