Advisory firm’s papers based on real-world semiconductor success stories and internal industry research educate technology companies on how to better compete in today’s volatile global economy
Seattle, Wash., March 8, 2011 – ATREG, Inc. (Advanced Technology Resource Group), a Seattle-based global advisory firm to the semiconductor and advanced technology industries, announced today that it is presenting at both Global Semiconductor Forum (GSF) in Singapore and SEMICON China in Shanghai over the next two weeks. On March 11th at GSF, Doug Barrett, senior vice president and principal, will host a workshop entitled Top Six Critical Elements for a Successful Fab Sale from 2:45 to 3:50 pm at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore. On March 16th at SEMICON China, Barnett Silver, senior vice president and principal, will present Top 10 Considerations When Acquiring or Disposing of Advanced Technology Manufacturing Assets from 3:40 to 4:00 pm at the Shangri-La Kerry Hotel Pudong in Shanghai. Both papers that aim at educating technology companies on how to better compete in today’s volatile global economy leverage a series of real-world customer success studies involving leading global manufacturing IDMs and internal industry research collected over the past 12 years.
The market for semiconductor facilities in the U.S. and Western Europe is out of equilibrium with the supply of fabs outstripping demand for the facilities. This imbalance is largely due to memory companies shedding 200mm assets in favor of 300mm platforms, companies investing in lower-cost regions such as Asia, and the increasing trend toward foundry production. This results in downward pressure on fab sale prices, the potential for extended marketing times, and increasing pressure to close facilities and pursue alternative uses for the land and buildings.
“Since our inception in 1998, we have facilitated positive fab sales for their intended purpose despite tough market conditions,” explains Stephen Rothrock, managing principal and president of ATREG. “The key lies in how you approach the situation – no two manufacturing asset transactions are ever the same, and one size doesn’t fit all. The companies with the greatest chances of success are the ones that can think creatively and holistically about their deal structures, get a deep understanding of market dynamics, conduct an analysis of their strategic options early on in the process, and set realistic outcome expectations, so they make the best-informed decisions possible.”
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About ATREG, Inc.
ATREG, Inc. is a global advisory firm specializing in the semiconductor and related advanced technology industries. Since 2000, ATREG has represented some of the world’s largest and most reputable companies in the disposition and acquisition of assets and business units with a combined market value of more than US $3 billion. ATREG’s combination of consulting and transaction expertise has repeatedly helped senior management teams address important business needs surrounding organic and strategic growth, cost reduction and portfolio rationalization, and manufacturing / R&D strategy. ATREG’s market knowledge, industry relationships, and successful track record make us uniquely qualified to serve our clients. For more information, please visit us online at www.atreg.com.