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APPLIED MATERIALS INC (AMAT)

Applied Materials, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, marketing, and service of integrated circuit fabrication equipment for the semiconductor industry worldwide. It offers systems that perform the chip fabrication process, including atomic layer deposition chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, electrochemical plating, etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical polishing, wafer wet cleaning, wafer metrology and inspection, and flat panel display manufacturing, as well as systems that etch, measure, and inspect circuit patterns on masks used in the photolithography process. The company's integrated chips are built on a silicon wafer base and include various circuit components, such as transistors and other devices that are connected by various layers of wiring. It supplies systems for manufacturing copper-based chips, and for depositing, etching, and planarizing the copper interconnect layers. The company's products are marketed and sold worldwide through a direct sales force. It serves semiconductor wafer manufacturers and integrated circuit manufacturers in Taiwan, North America, Japan, Korea, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Applied Materials was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.


INTEL CORPORATION (INTC)

Intel Corporation operates as a semiconductor chip maker that supplies technology solutions for the computing and communications industries. The company's products include microprocessors; chipsets; motherboards; flash memory; communications infrastructure components, including network and embedded processors; wired and wireless connectivity products; products for networked storage; application processors; and cellular baseband chipsets. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers who manufacture computer systems, cellular handsets and handheld computing devices, and telecommunications and networking communications equipment. Intel's customers also include personal computer and network communications products users, including individuals, large and small businesses, and service providers, as well as manufacturers of a range of industrial and communications equipment. It markets its products primarily in Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Japan. The company has a strategic alliance with Alcatel to develop mobile WiMAX solutions. Intel Corporation was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.


TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED (TXN)

Texas Instruments Incorporated engages in the manufacture, design, and sale of digital signal processors and analog semiconductors. It operates in three segments: Semiconductor, Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. The Semiconductor segment designs, manufactures, and sells integrated circuits. Its core products include analog semiconductors and digital signal processors. The Semiconductor segment also designs and manufactures other types of semiconductors, such as digital light processing devices, reduced instruction-set computing microprocessors, microcontrollers, and logic devices. The Sensors & Controls segment designs and manufactures sensors, electrical and electronic controls, and radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. Its sensor products include pressure sensing for the heating/ventilation/air conditioning, automotive, and industrial markets. The Sensors & Controls segment's control products include controls, motor protectors, circuit breakers, arc-fault circuit protectors, and thermostats, which prevent damage from overheating and fires in various applications, including aircraft, commercial heating and air-conditioning systems, refrigerators, cars, lighting, and industrial applications. Its RFID systems consist of a transponder, receiver, and other components, such as antennas. RFID technology is used in a range of applications, including access control to buildings, pay-at-the-pump gasoline sales, vehicle security, document tracking, livestock tracking and identification, product authentication, retail, sports timing, supply chain, ticketing, and wireless payment. The Educational & Productivity Solutions supplies graphing handheld calculators. It also provides business and scientific calculators; and a range of advanced classroom tools and professional development resources. The company operates in Asia, Europe, the United States, and Japan. Texas Instruments is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.


BROADCOM CORPORATION (BRCM)

Broadcom Corporation provides wired and wireless broadband communications semiconductor products that enable broadband communications and networking of voice, video, and data services. The company designs, develops, and supplies system-on-a-chip solutions incorporating digital, analog, and radio frequency technologies, as well as related hardware and software system level applications. It offers solutions for digital cable, satellite, and Internet protocol set-top boxes; high definition television; cable and digital subscriber line modems, and residential gateways; high-speed transmission and switching for local, metropolitan, wide area, and storage networking; home and wireless networking; cellular and terrestrial wireless communications; voice over Internet protocol gateway and telephony systems; broadband network and security processors; and SystemI/O server solutions. The company markets and sells its products in the United States through a direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturers' representatives. It also markets and sells its products primarily through independent distributors and representatives internationally. Broadcom Corporation was founded by Henry T. Nicholas III and Henry Samueli in 1991. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California.


NVIDIA CORPORATION (NVDA)

NVIDIA Corporation engages in the design, development, and marketing of graphics processing units (GPUs), media and communications processors (MCPs), wireless media processors (WMPs), related software for personal computers (PCs), handheld devices, and consumer electronics platforms worldwide. The company's GPU products support desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and professional workstations. GPU's consist of GeForce, Go, and Quadro families. The GeForce family represents desktop GPUs; Go family notebook GPUs, which are designed to deliver desktop graphics performance and features for multiple notebook configurations; Quadro products are designed for various workstation applications, such as industrial product design, digital content creation, nonlinear video editing, scientific and financial visualization, general purpose business, and financial trading. The company's MCP product family, nForce, supports desktop PCs, notebook PCs, and professional workstations. It also provides a derivative of the NVIDIA nForce2 chipset for the Microsoft Xbox video game console. NVIDIA Corporation's WMP product family, GoForce, supports handheld personal digital assistants and cellular phones. The company also offers mobile PCI-Express module and notebook GPU module for adoption of GPUs in notebooks. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, add-in-card manufacturers, system builders, and consumer electronics companies in the United States, Europe, China, Taiwan, and other Asia Pacific regions. The company was co-founded by Jen-Hsun Huang, Chris Malachowsky, and Curtis Priem in 1993. NVIDIA Corporation is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.


ANALOG DEVICES INC (ADI)

Analog Devices, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing integrated circuits. These integrated circuits are used in signal processing for industrial, communication, computer, and consumer applications. The company's products converts temperature, motion, pressure, light, and sound into electrical signals to be used in various electronic equipment, such as industrial process control equipment, factory automation systems equipment, defense electronics, cellular communications, base stations, central office equipment, wireless telephones, computers, automobiles, CAT scanners, digital cameras, and DVD players. It sells its products worldwide through a direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives, as well as through Internet. The company was founded in 1965 and is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts.


KLA-TENCOR CORPORATION (KLAC)

KLA-Tencor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of yield management and process monitoring systems for the semiconductor industry. It markets and sells its hardware consisting of patterned and unpatterned wafer inspection, optical overlay metrology, e-beam review, reticle and photomask inspection, spectroscopic and e-beam-based CD metrology, and film and surface measurement tools, as well as its yield analysis and defect classification software. The company's products provide fab-wide yield management solutions for the manufacturing process of cells used in integrated circuit production, including lithography, etch, deposition, and chemical mechanical planarization. Its products and services enable integrated circuit manufacturers to manage yield throughout the wafer fabrication process from research and development to final mass production yield analysis. The company also offers refurbished KLA-Tencor certified tools for customers manufacturing with older technologies. In addition, the company provides other services, such as onsite repair, telephone support, system installation, relocation services, selected post-sales applications, and educational services. Its yield management software solutions include Klarity Defect, an automated inline defect analysis module and defect data management system designed to help fabs achieve yield learning cycles; and Klarity ACE yield analysis software that enables integration, correlation, and analysis of yield- and process-related data to determine the source of defects and process excursions. KLA-Tencor sells its products through direct sales force and distributors primarily in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific region, and Japan. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS INC (MXIM)

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits. It also provides a range of design processes and capabilities that can be used in custom designs. The company's products include data converters, interface circuits, microprocessor supervisors, operational amplifiers, power supplies, multiplexers, delay lines, clocks, microcontrollers, switches, battery chargers, battery management circuits, RF circuits, fiber optic transceivers, hot-swap controllers, sensors, voltage references, and T/E transmission products. Its products are used in various microprocessor-based electronics equipment, including personal computers and peripherals, process control, instrumentation, test equipment, handheld devices, wireless and fiber communications, and video displays. The company offers its products in various markets, including automotive, communications, consumer, data processing, industrial control, instrumentation, and medical industries. It sells its products worldwide through a direct sales and applications organization, as well as through its own and other unaffiliated distribution channels. Maxim Integrated Products was founded in 1983 by John F. Gifford, Frederick G. Beck, and Richard C. Hood. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


LINEAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION (LLTC)

Linear Technology Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of linear integrated circuits. Its products include amplifiers, comparators, voltage references, monolithic filters, linear regulators, DC-DC converters, battery chargers, data converters, communications interface circuits, radio frequency signal conditioning circuits, and other analog functions. The company's products are used in various applications, including telecommunications; cellular telephones; networking products, such as optical switches; notebook and desktop computers; computer peripherals; video/multimedia; industrial instrumentation; security monitoring devices; consumer products, such as digital cameras and MP3 players; complex medical devices; automotive electronics; factory automation; process control; and military and space systems. Linear Technology markets its products through direct sales force and electronics distributors, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives to customers in diverse industries worldwide. The company was co-founded by Robert H. Swanson and Robert C. Dobkin in 1981. Linear Technology is headquartered in Milpitas, California.


MEMC ELECTRONIC MATERIALS INC (WFR)

MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. produces wafers for the semiconductor industry worldwide. The company's product categories include prime polished, epitaxial, and test/monitor wafers. Its customers include semiconductor device manufacturers, including the major memory, microprocessor, and applications specific integrated circuit manufacturers, as well as foundries. MEMC Electronic Materials was formed in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Peters, Missouri.


MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC (MU)

Micron Technology, Inc. engages in the manufacture and marketing of semiconductor devices worldwide. Its products include a series of dynamic random access memory products, which provide data storage and retrieval. The company also offers NAND flash memory products, which are electrically rewriteable, nonvolatile semiconductor devices that retain memory content when power is turned off; and complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors that capture and process images into pictures or video for consumer and industrial applications. Its products are used in various electronic applications, including personal computers, workstations, network servers, mobile phones, flash memory cards, USB storage devices, digital still cameras, MP3 players, and other consumer electronics products. The company offers its products to original equipment manufacturers through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, distributors, and its Web-based customer direct sales division. Micron Technology was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.


ALTERA CORPORATION (ALTR)

Altera Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of programmable logic devices; hardcopy devices; predefined design building blocks; and associated development tools. The company's communications applications/products include routers, switches, access systems, metropolitan area networks, optical networks, cellular base stations, and wireless local area networks. Its computer and storage applications/products include mainframes, servers, copiers, multifunction peripherals, printers, redundant array of inexpensive disks systems, and storage area networks. Its consumer applications/products include studio editing, satellite equipment, broadcasting equipment, audio/video systems, video display systems, and televisions. The company's industrial applications/products include car entertainment systems, navigation systems, manufacturing systems, medical diagnostic systems, test equipment, guidance and control, radar systems, secure communications, automatic teller machines, card readers, and energy management systems. The company also offers proprietary development tools, consisting primarily of the Quartus II software, which enables customers to complete all necessary programmable logic devices design steps. Its tools facilitate design entry, design compilation, design verification, and device programming during the initial design and subsequent design revisions. The company markets its products through a network of third-party distributors, independent sales representatives, and direct sales personnel worldwide. Altera was co-founded by Robert Hartmann, Michael Magranet, Paul Newhagen, and Jim Sansbury in 1983. Altera Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, California.


MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCORPORATED (MCHP)

Microchip Technology Incorporated engages in the development and manufacture of semiconductor products for various embedded control applications worldwide. Its product portfolio comprises PICmicro fieldreprogrammable (Flash) RISC microcontrollers, which serve 8-bit and 16-bit embedded control applications; linear and mixed signal, power management and thermal management devices; and complementary microperipheral products, including interface devices, Serial EEPROMs, and application-specific standard products. Microchip Technology also operates a Web site that provides engineers with the technical tools and resources needed to create utility metering applications, including energy, water, gas, and heat meters. The company markets its products through sales personnel and distributors to the automotive, communications, computing, consumer, and industrial control markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Microchip Technology was incorporated in 1989 and is based in Chandler, Arizona.


XILINX INC (XLNX)

Xilinx, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of programmable logic solutions. It offers programmable logic devices, including field programmable gate arrays and complex programmable logic devices, software design tools, and predefined system functions delivered as intellectual property cores. The company's products are used by electronic equipment manufacturers primarily in the communications, storage, server, consumer, industrial, and other markets. In addition, Xilinx offers education, design, and support services. The company sells its products through independent domestic and foreign distributors, a network of independent sales representative firms, and through a direct sales management organization to original equipment manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, and Asia Pacific. Xilinx has a strategic foundry relationship with Toshiba Corporation for the production of advanced silicon wafers in Japan. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.


ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES INC (AMD)

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of industry-standard digital integrated circuits worldwide. The company offers microprocessors, flash memory devices, and embedded microprocessors. The microprocessor products are used in desktop and mobile personal computers, servers and workstations, and chipset products. The flash memory products are used in mobile telephones, consumer electronics, automotive electronics, networking equipment, and other applications. The embedded microprocessors are used in personal connectivity devices and specific consumer markets. AMD's customers include original equipment manufacturers and third-party distributors. The company markets its products through direct sales force, third-party distributors, and independent sales representatives. It operates primarily in the United States, as well as in Europe and Asia. Advanced Micro Devices was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION (LRCX)

Lam Research Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Its products include etch systems, including dielectric etch products, conductor etch products, and resist strip products, as well as synergy cleaning products. The company markets its products and services primarily to companies involved in the production of semiconductors in the United States, Europe, Asia Pacific, Korea, and Japan. Lam Research Corporation was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.


NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (NSM)

National Semiconductor Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of semiconductor products. It supplies analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products to various markets, such as the industrial, communications, computing, consumer, medical, automotive, wireless handsets, Liquid crystal display monitors, personal computers, and digital television in the Americas, Europe, Japan, and the Asia Pacific region. The company offers operational and audio amplifiers; power references, regulators, and switches; communication interface circuits; analog to digital converters; radio frequency integrated circuits; flat panel display drivers and signal processors; local area and wireless networking and wireless communications; and products for personal systems and personal communications. It also offers microcontrollers, advanced input/output personal computer products, connectivity processors, and embedded Bluetooth solutions. National Semiconductor was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.


LSI LOGIC CORPORATION (LSI)

LSI Logic Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of integrated circuits (IC) and storage systems. The company operates in two segments, the Semiconductor and the Storage Systems. The Semiconductor segment designs, develops, manufactures, and markets three enabling system-on-a-chip technologies, which includes platform Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC), standard-cell ASICs, and standard products, as well as host bus adapters and supporting software. Its ICs are used in various communication devices, including devices used for wireless and broadband data networking applications. The Storage Systems segment provides disk storage systems and subassemblies to server and storage original equipment manufacturers. The company primarily operates in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Japan. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers through direct sales force, independent component and commercial distributors, channel customers, and manufacturer's representatives. LSI Logic was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.


INTERSIL CORPORATION (ISIL)

Intersil Corporation engages in the design and manufacture of analog integrated circuits. It offers a portfolio of application specific standard products and general purpose proprietary products for high-end consumer, industrial, communications, and computing markets. The company's high-end consumer products include optical storage, video display, and handheld products. These products are used in applications, such as DVD recorders for the home market, liquid crystal display televisions, smart phones, and digital still cameras. Its industrial products include operational amplifiers; bridge driver power management products; interface; and analog switches, multiplexers, and other standard analog products for medical imaging, energy management, and factory automation markets. The company's communication products include line drivers, broadband and hot plug power management products, and high-speed converters for applications in digital subscriber line, home gateway, space and VOIP markets. Its computing products include desktop, server, and notebook power management, including core power devices and power management applications for peripheral devices. The company sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturer customers, original design manufacturer customers, and contract manufacturers in the United States, China, Taiwan, and Japan, Germany, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom, Philippines, France, and Italy. Intersil was formed in 1999 and is headquartered in Milpitas, California.


CYPRESS SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (CY)

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of digital and mixed-signal integrated circuits for networking, wireless infrastructure and handsets, computation, consumer, automotive, and industrial markets. It operates through three segments: Memory, Non-Memory, and SunPower. The Memory segment designs and produces static random access memories (SRAMs). It offers various SRAM products, including fast asynchronous SRAMs, double data rate SRAMs, More Battery Life and micropower SRAMs, No Bus Latency and synchronous burst SRAMs, and Quad Data Rate SRAMs, as well as offers image sensors. The Non-Memory segment offers dual-port memories; first-in, first-out memories; framers; Grating Light Valve; high-speed optical transceiver link physical layer devices; network search engines; physical layer devices; QuadPort datapath switching elements; programmable clocks; programmable logic devices; Programmable System-on-Chip reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays; registered buffers; RoboClock clock buffers; USB controllers; and WirelessUSB controllers. The SunPower segment designs and manufactures silicon solar cells based on an interdigitated backside contact design. The company sells its products through a direct sales force, manufacturing representative firms, distributors, and international trading companies, and representative firms in North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific, as well as in Japan. Cypress was co-founded by T.J. Rodgers. The company was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES INC (VSEA)

Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and servicing of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The company provides ion implantation systems to build the transistors that are the basis of integrated circuits. It offers a range of ion implantation systems for medium and high current, and high energy implant sectors. The company's products include single wafer VIISta 810XE series, VIISta 810HP, VIISta 810EHP, EHP-220, EHPi-220, EHP-500, and EHPi-500 ion implanters for medium current sector; high current VIISta HC series single wafer ion implanters that feature dual magnet ribbon beam architecture, implant angle accuracy, beam steering correction, and high-tilt angle capability for device fabrication. It also provides VIISta 3000 series, single wafer high energy implanters that cover retrograde well, triple well, buried layers, and pocket applications. The company serves semiconductor manufacturers in Europe and Asia Pacific, as well as in the United States. Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Gloucester, Massachusetts.


NOVELLUS SYSTEMS INC (NVLS)

Novellus Systems, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of semiconductor equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. It offers chemical vapor deposition (CVD), physical vapor deposition (PVD), Electrofill, surface preparation/cleaning, and chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) systems. The CVD process is used to deposit dielectric films on wafers; and deposit conductive metal layers on devices. The PVD processes employ sputtering techniques to apply an ultra-thin metallic film to the surface of a wafer. It is used to create the barrier and seed layers in copper damascene interconnect applications. The Electrofill products are used to build the copper primary conduction layers in advanced integrated circuits. The surface preparation products are used to remove photoresist and other potential contaminants from a wafer. The CMP systems polish the surface of a wafer after a deposition step to create a planar surface. The company operates in the United States, as well as operates through subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Israel, India, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. Novellus Systems was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOLOGY INC (IDTI)

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductor solutions. It operates in two segments, Communications and Timing Products, and SRAMs. The Communications and Timing Products segment includes network search engines, content inspection engines, integrated communications processors, first-in/first-out memories, multiports, flow control management devices, telecommunications products, clock management products, and digital logic. The SRAMs segment consists of high-speed SRAMs. The company markets its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers through a variety of channels, including direct sales force, distributors, contract electronic manufacturers, and independent sales representatives. It sells its products principally in Americas, Japan and other Asian countries, and Europe. IDT was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. IDT acquired Integrated Circuit Systems, Inc. (ICS) in September 2005. ICS designs, develops, and markets silicon timing devices for communications, networking, computing, and digital multimedia applications.


TERADYNE INC (TER)

Teradyne, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of automatic test equipment and interconnection systems primarily in the United States. The company's automatic test equipment products include semiconductor test systems, assembly test systems, diagnostic solutions and broadband test systems. Its semiconductor test systems contain integrated analog, digital, and memory functions, which allow an entire system or subsystem to reside on a single device or chip. These chips are used in automotive, communications, consumer, computer, and electronic game applications. The company's connection systems offer backplane systems, printed circuit boards, and connectors. Its assembly test systems include in-circuit test systems, imaging inspection systems, and military/aerospace test and diagnostics. The company's diagnostic solutions provide electronic test and diagnostic systems to the automotive original equipment manufactures and subcontractors. Its broadband test systems provide test systems for voice and digital subscriber line, and telephone networks. The company's interconnection systems include high bandwidth backplane assemblies and high density connectors. It sells its products principally through its direct sales force in North America, Asia, and Europe. The company was founded by Alex d'Arbeloff and Nick DeWolfin in 1960, and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.


INTERNATIONAL RECTIFIER CORPORATION (IRF)

International Rectifier Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power management products using power semiconductors. Its products include power management integrated circuits and advanced circuit devices, power components, and power systems. The company's power management integrated circuits include analog, mixed signal, and digital semiconductors that integrate logic and/or power management functions on the same chip to optimize system performance. Its advanced circuit devices include chipsets and multichip modules. The company also provides application-specific power management solutions for computers, servers, and routers; consumer electronics; energy-saving appliances and other motor-control applications; aircraft and satellites; defense electronic systems; wireless and wireline communication devices; and other automotive applications. Its power components include metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistors and insulated gate bipolar transistors, regulators, rectifiers, diodes, thyristors, and interfaces used in general power management applications. The company's power systems combine power semiconductors with other power management components. These are used in automotive electronics, including electric fan control, electric power steering, and integrated starter/alternator motors; other motor control applications, including industrial refrigeration and air conditioning; and commercial and military aircraft. The company markets its products through direct sales force, representatives, and distributors. It provides products to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and subcontract manufacturers. International Rectifier was founded in 1947 by Eric Lidow and is headquartered in El Segundo, California.


CREE INC (CREE)

Cree, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of semiconductor materials and devices based on silicon carbide, gallium nitride, silicon, and related compounds. The company's products include blue, green, and ultraviolet (UV) light emitting diodes (LEDs); near UV lasers; radio frequency and microwave devices; and power switching devices. Its product applications include solid state illumination, optical storage, wireless infrastructure, and power switching. Cree, Inc. also produces laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor devices made from silicon substrates. The company markets its blue, green, and near UV LED chip products principally to customers who incorporate them into packaged lamps for resale to original equipment manufacturers. It also sells silicon carbide and gallium nitride materials products primarily to corporate, government, and university research laboratories. The company markets its products in North America, Europe, and Asia. Cree, Inc. was established in 1987 and is based in Durham, North Carolina.


ATMEL CORPORATION (ATML)

Atmel Corporation engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of nonvolatile memory and logic integrated circuits (ICs) using its proprietary complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) technologies. The company operates in four segments: Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC), Microcontrollers, Nonvolatile Memories, and Radio Frequency and Automotive. ASIC segment offers semicustom application-specific ICs for the telecommunications, consumer, and military markets; application specific products for multiple customers, serving the imaging sensors and processors, as well as the wireless and wired data communications markets; smart card ICs for the telecommunications, banking and consumer markets; and programmable logic devices that serve the industrial, military, and computing markets. Microcontrollers segment includes proprietary and standard microcontrollers, including microcontrollers containing embedded nonvolatile memory. Nonvolatile Memories segment includes serial and parallel interface Flash memories, serial and parallel interface electrically erasable programmable read only memories, and erasable programmable read only memories. Radio Frequency and Automotive segment includes radio frequency and analog circuits for the telecommunications, automotive, and industrial markets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and distributors worldwide through manufacturers' representatives, and through international, national, and regional distributors. Atmel Corporation was founded in 1984 and is based in San Jose, California.


FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTERNATIONAL INC (FCS)

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of power analog and discrete, as well as certain nonpower semiconductor solutions to end market customers. Its products are organized into three groups: Analog and Mixed Signal Products; Discrete Products; and Logic and Memory Products. The Analog and Mixed Signal group offers a range of analog products that perform tasks, such as power conversion, interface, temperature sensing, system management, battery charging, and motor control; interface applications, including backplane driving, bus driving, and clock driving; and system-to-system interconnects, as well as offers signal path products, such as analog switches, operational amplifiers and comparators, data conversion products, video encoders/decoders, video filters, and micro-controller based system management integrated circuits. The Discreet Products group offers isolated-gate bipolar transistors, rectifiers, and radio frequency products. The Logic and Memory Products group designs, develops, manufactures, and markets standard logic devices utilizing three wafer fabrication processes that include CMOS, BiCMOS, and Bipolar. The company also offers other products, such as optocouplers, infrared products, and led lamps and displays. Fairchild sells its products directly or through distributors and independent manufacturer's representatives in Europe, the Americas, the Asia/Pacific region, Japan, and Korea. It sells products primarily to the customers in the personal computer, industrial, communications, consumer electronics, and automotive markets. The company was established in 1959 and is headquartered in South Portland, Maine.


SILICON LABORATORIES INC (SLAB)

Silicon Laboratories, Inc. engages in the design and development of analog-intensive mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of applications worldwide. The company offers ICs that can be incorporated into communications devices, such as wireless phones and modems, as well as cable and satellite set-top boxes, residential communication gateways for cable or digital subscriber line (DSL), satellite radios, and networking equipment. It also offers a family of 8-bit microcontrollers for use in an array of applications, such as industrial automation and control, automotive sensors and controls, medical instrumentation, and electronic test and measurement equipment. The company's product portfolio includes mixed-signal microcontrollers, Aero GSM/GPRS/EDGE transceivers, GSM/GPRS power amplifiers, satellite radio tuners, radio frequency synthesizers, silicon direct access arrangements, ISOmodem embedded modems, ProSLIC subscriber line interface circuits, DSL analog front-end ICs, voice codecs, SiPHY optical networking transceivers, clock and data recovery ICs, and precision clock ICs. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and other providers of applications in various markets through its direct sales staff, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and electronics distributors. The company has design, engineering, marketing, sales, and applications offices throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Silicon Laboratories was founded by Nav Sooch, Dave Welland, and Jeff Scottin in 1996. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas.


FORMFACTOR INC (FORM)

FormFactor, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale, and support of semiconductor wafer probe cards. The company's wafer probe cards are used by the semiconductor manufacturers to perform wafer probe test on the whole wafer in the front end of the semiconductor manufacturing process. The company sells its products worldwide primarily through its direct sales force, distributors, and independent sales representatives. Its customers include manufacturers in the DRAM, flash, and logic markets. The customers use the company's wafer probe cards to test DRAM chips, including DDR, RDRAM, SDRAM and EDRAM, static RAM chips, NOR and NAND flash memory chips, serial data devices, chipsets, microprocessors, and microcontrollers. FormFactor was founded by Igor Y. Khandros in 1993. The company has its headquarters in Livermore, California.


MICROSEMI CORPORATION (MSCC)

Microsemi Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, and discrete semiconductors. Its semiconductors manage and control/regulate power; protect against transient voltage spikes; and transmit, receive, and amplify signals. The company's integrated circuit products offer light, sound, and power management for desktop and mobile computing platforms, as well as other power control applications. Its products are marketed through electronic component sales representatives and sales force to original equipment manufacturers. In addition, the company also markets catalog products through industrial distributors. Microsemi serves various markets, including implanted medical, defense/aerospace and satellite, notebook computers and LCD monitors, and automotive and mobile connectivity applications in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The company was formed in 1960 and was formerly known as Microsemiconductor Corporation, and changed its name to Microsemi Corporation in 1983. Microsemi is headquartered in Irvine, California.


TESSERA TECHNOLOGIES INC (TSRA)

Tessera Technologies, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops semiconductor-packaging technology for miniaturization of electronic products. The company operates through two segments, Intellectual Property, which includes license fees for patented technologies and royalties on semiconductors shipped by licensees that employ patented technologies; and Services, which include engineering services. The company's technology enables the production of smaller and faster semiconductors, which are used in various electronics products, including digital cameras, MP3 players, personal computers, personal digital assistants, video game consoles, and wireless phones. Tessera's patented technology enables its customers to assemble semiconductor chips into chip-scale packages. The technology also enables multiple chips to be stacked vertically in a single three-dimensional multi-chip package. Tessera also provides engineering, assembly, and infrastructure services. The company primarily offers its technology to the customers in the United States, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and Europe. Tessera Technologies was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


PMC - SIERRA INC (PMCS)

PMC-Sierra, Inc. engages in the design, development, marketing, and support of high-speed broadband communications and storage semiconductors, and MIPS-powered microprocessors for service provider, enterprise, storage, and wireless networking equipment. It provides communication networking products, which include a range of interoperable communication integrated circuits for metro access, metro transport, DSLAM, Ethernet over SONET/SDH, and wireless base transceiver stations; MIPS-Powered microprocessors; 1G, 2G, and 4G fiber channel disk array and system interconnect products; switch fabric applications and 3G interconnect products for storage networks and systems; serializer/deserializer devices; high-speed mixed signal devices; and semiconductor devices. The company also offers technical and sales support through a network of offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. PMC-Sierra sells its products to end customers directly and through distributors and independent manufacturers' representatives. The company has strategic relationship with Wintegra, Inc. to provide system solutions for multi-service networking, passive optical networking, metro networking, and wireless service backhaul. The company was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.


ATHEROS COMMUNICATIONS INC (ATHR)

Atheros Communications, Inc. engages in the design, development, sale, and support of semiconductor system solutions for wireless communications products. The company provides a portfolio of multi-chip and single chip products, ranging from entry-level wireless networking products for the home and small office markets to wireless infrastructure systems-on-chip with network management capabilities for the enterprise market. Its wireless systems solutions are used in various applications in the personal computer, enterprise access, small office and branch office networking, home networking, hotspot, wireless broadband, voice, mobile computing devices, and consumer electronics markets. The company's product portfolio includes four types of semiconductors, such as radio-on-a-chip, a radio transmitter and receiver; MAC + baseband access controller; wireless system-on-a-chip; and single chip solutions. Atheros sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, original contract manufacturers through independent sales representatives and distributors in the United States and Asia. The company was founded in 1998 under the name T-Span Systems Corporation and changed its name to Atheros Communications, Inc. in 2000. Atheros Communications is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORPORATION (ONNN)

ON Semiconductor Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of power and data management semiconductors and standard semiconductor components. The company's product lines include power management and standard analog devices, metal oxide semiconductor power devices, high frequency clock and data management devices, and standard components. Its power management semiconductor components distribute and monitor the supply of power to the different elements within various electronic devices. The company's data management semiconductor components provide clock management and data flow management for precision computing and communications systems. Its standard semiconductor components serve as building block components within various electronic devices. The company's product applications include portable electronics, computers, game stations, servers, automotive and industrial automation control systems, routers, switches, storage-area networks, and automated test equipment. ON Semiconductor Corporation serves computing, automotive electronics, consumer electronics, industrial electronics, wireless communications, and networking markets. Its customers include original equipment manufacturers, electronic manufacturing service providers, and distributors. The company was formerly known as the Semiconductor Components Group. ON Semiconductor Corporation is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.


CYMER INC (CYMI)

Cymer, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in the development, manufacture, and marketing of excimer light sources for manufacturers of photolithography tools in the semiconductor equipment industry. The company's products include photolithography light source systems, replacement parts, and service. Its light sources are used to pattern the integrated circuits. The company provides discharge chamber, certain optical components, and other spare and replacement parts for its photolithography light sources. It also offers billable service or service contracts to the semiconductor lithography tool manufacturers, as well as maintenance and servicing of its light sources, including replacement of consumable parts and nonconsumable parts. In addition, the company provides CymerOnLine, an online diagnostic and performance software product, which delivers laser diagnostics and performance information to authorized users. Cymer operates in the United States, Japan, Asia, and Europe. The company was co-founded by Robert P. Akins and Richard L. Sandstrom in 1986. Cymer is headquartered in San Diego, California.


RAMBUS INC (RMBS)

Rambus, Inc. provides chip interface products and services. Its memory interface product family includes XDR memory interface, RDRAM memory interface, and DDR controller interface technologies that provide an interface between memory chips and logic chips. The company's logic interface product family consists of serial link interfaces, RaSer X interface, and FlexIO processor bus interface technologies, which provide an interface between two logic chips. Its licensed products are used in a range of computing, consumer electronics, and communications applications. System level products that utilize the company's interfaces include servers, printers, video projectors, video game consoles, digital TVs, set-top boxes, routers, and switches. It also offers engineering services to companies to help them integrate its interface technologies into their chip and system products. The company sells its interfaces and licenses to customers in the Far East, North America, and Europe. Rambus was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Los Altos, California.


SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC (SWKS)

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of analog, mixed signal, and digital semiconductors for mobile communications applications. The company offers power amplifiers, front-end modules, direct conversion transceivers, and complete system solutions that are used in multimedia handsets, cellular base stations, and wireless networking platforms. Skyworks also offers a portfolio of linear products, supporting a set of automotive, broadband, industrial, and medical customers. These include transceivers, mixers/synthesizers, amplifiers/attenuators, switches/filters, and couplers. The company operates in the North America, Europe, and Asia. Skyworks is headquartered in Woburn, Massachusetts.


RF MICRO DEVICES INC (RFMD)

RF Micro Devices, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of proprietary radio frequency components and system level solutions for wireless communications products and applications. The company offers various products, including power amplifiers; mixers; modulators/demodulators and single chip transmitters; Bluetooth products; and receivers and transceivers. It develops components for satellite radio and global positioning systems (GPS); and solutions for handsets, personal digital assistants, handheld navigation applications, and telematics systems. The company's infrastructure products consist of components for wireless base stations, quadrature modulators, and driver amplifiers. Its products are used primarily in cellular phones, base stations, wireless local area networks, cable television modems, and GPS. RF Micro Devices sells its products to both domestic and international original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers through directly sales force, as well as through sales representative firms and distributors. The company has a strategic relationship with Jazz Semiconductor, Inc. RF Micro Devices was founded in 1991 by William J. Pratt, Powell T. Seymour, and Jerry D. Neal. The company is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina.


AMKOR TECHNOLOGY INC (AMKR)

Amkor Technology, Inc. operates as a subcontractor of semiconductor packaging and test services worldwide. It offers traditional packaging, which includes traditional leadframe products; and advanced packaging, which includes advanced leadframes and laminate products. Amkor's test solutions include wafer probe, final test, strip test, marking, bake, drypack, and tape and reel. The company tests various devices, including digital, linear, mixed signal, memory, radio frequency, and integrated combinations of these technologies. Amkor also provides engineering services, including test program development, test hardware development, test program conversion, device characterization, and qualification testing. The company offers its services to communications, computing, consumer, industrial, and automotive applications. Amkor Technology was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in West Chester, Pennsylvania.


ENTEGRIS INC (ENTG)

Entegris, Inc. provides materials integrity management products and services that purify, protect, and transport the critical materials used in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The company's products include wafer products, including wafer shippers and carriers; fluid handling products, such as valves, fittings, tubing, pipe, fluid measuring and control products, and containers; and finished electronic components products, which include shippers and trays for the transportation and handling of integrated circuits during testing, assembly, and packaging operations. Entegris also offers liquid and gas filters, as well as liquid delivery systems, components, and consumables used to precisely measure, deliver, control, and purify the process liquids, gases, and chemicals that are used in the semiconductor manufacturing process. The company sells its products primarily to semiconductor manufacturers, semiconductor equipment and materials suppliers, and hard disk manufacturers in the United States, Asia, and Europe. Entegris was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Chaska, Minnesota. Entegris merged with Mykrolis Corporation, a provider of liquid and gas purification products to the semiconductor industry, in August 2005.


SEMTECH CORPORATION (SMTC)

Semtech Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for computer, communication, and industrial applications. The company operates in two segments, Standard Semiconductor Products; and Rectifier, Assembly, and Other Products. The Standard Semiconductor Products segment offers power management circuits, protection products, test and measurement circuits, human input devices, and communication circuits. The Rectifier, Assembly, and Other Products segment provides assembly and rectifier devices, and custom integrated circuits. Its products are used in various end-applications, including notebook and desktop computers, computer gaming systems, personal digital assistants, cellular phones, wireline networks, wireless base stations, and automated test equipment. Semtech sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Switzerland, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and China. The company was founded in 1960 and is headquartered in Camarillo, California.


TRIDENT MICROSYSTEMS INC (TRID)

Trident Microsystems, Inc. engages in the design, development, and marketing of integrated circuits for digital media applications, such as digital television, liquid crystal display television, and digital set-top boxes. Its products include video decoding, format conversion, MPEG2 decoding, and image enhancement processors. The company serves the personal computer and consumer television markets. It markets its products through direct sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors worldwide. Trident Microsystems was founded in 1987 by Frank C. Lin and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


MKS INSTRUMENTS INC (MKSI)

MKS Instruments, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, sale, and servicing of instruments, components, subsystems, and process control solutions that measure, control, power, and monitor critical parameters of semiconductor and other advanced manufacturing processes. Its product groups include instruments and control systems, power and reactive gas products, and vacuum technology products. The company's instruments and control systems include pressure measurement and control products, material delivery products, gas and thin film composition analysis products, and control and information technology products. Its power and reactive gas products include power delivery products and reactive gas generation products. The company's vacuum technology products include vacuum gauges, valves, and components. Its products are used to manufacture semiconductors and thin film coatings for diverse markets, such as flat panel displays, optical and magnetic storage media, architectural glass, and electro-optical products. The company's products are also used in various markets and applications, including the manufacture of semiconductor devices for diverse electronics applications; flat panel displays for hand-held devices, laptop computers, desktop computer monitors, and television sets; magnetic and optical storage media; optical filters and fiber optic cables for data and telecommunications; optical coatings for eyeglasses, architectural glass, and solar panels; and magnetic resonance imaging medical equipment. In addition, the company provides its technologies for other markets, including the medical imaging equipment. It serves semiconductor capital equipment manufacturers; semiconductor device manufacturers; industrial manufacturing companies; medical equipment manufacturers; and university, government, and industrial research laboratories. MKS Instruments was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Wilmington, Massachusetts.


APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION (AMCC)

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) engages in the design, development, and marketing semiconductors, embedded processors, and storage components for the communications and storage equipment markets. The company provides various semiconductor products, including physical layer products, such as transceivers; overhead processing products, such as framers and mappers; and higher layer products, such as network processors, traffic managers, and switch fabrics. Its semiconductor products are used in various communications equipment, including routers, optical and digital cross connects, voice and media gateways, add-drop multiplexers, multiservice provisionary platforms, multiservice switches, digital subscriber line access multiplexers, and wireless base stations and access points. AMCC's storage products include serial and parallel ATA RAID controllers and embedded storage processors. It delivers storage solutions for storage applications, such as disk-to-disk backup, near-line storage, network-attached storage, and video. In addition, the company sells fiber channel HBA products; and automated test equipment products, such as application-specific integrated circuits. AMCC sells its products through its sales force, and independent manufacturers' representatives and distributors principally in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


CONEXANT SYSTEMS INC (CNXT)

Conexant Systems, Inc. engages in the design, development, and sale of semiconductor system solutions worldwide. It offers semiconductor devices, software, and reference designs for use in broadband communications applications, enterprise networks, and digital home networks. The company's broadband access products include a set of digital subscriber line products for customer premises equipment and central office applications, and products for passive optical network applications. Its broadband media processing products include various broadcast audio and video decoder and encoder devices, as well as front-end communications components that enable the capture, display, storage, playback, and transfer of audio and video content in digital home and small office products, such as personal computers, television set-top boxes, gaming consoles, personal video recorders, and digital versatile disk applications. The company's universal and voice access products include a set of analog modem chipsets and software for desktop and notebook personal computer applications, as well as embedded equipment applications, including fax machines, multifunction peripherals, point of sale terminals, television set-top boxes, gaming consoles, Internet terminals, and voice-over-Internet protocol products. Its wireless networking products include various combinations of radio frequency transceivers, analog base-band integrated circuits, and digital base-band and medium or media access controller chips. The company markets and sells its semiconductor products and system solutions directly to original equipment manufacturers of communication electronics products and indirectly through electronic components distributors, as well as to third-party electronic manufacturing service providers. Conexant Systems was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Newport Beach, California.


MICREL INCORPORATED (MCRL)

Micrel, Incorporated (MI) engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of analog power, mixed-signal, and digital integrated circuits (IC). It also provides single-board and enterprise servers, network switches and routers, storage area networks, and wireless base stations for networking and communications infrastructure markets. In addition, the company offers standard analog products for industrial, defense, and automotive electronics. Further, MI offers radio frequency products that enable customers to develop wireless control systems for various applications, such as remote keyless entry for automobiles, garage door openers, and remote controls. The company's customers include manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products worldwide. MI distributes its products through a network of independent sales representatives, independent distributors, and stocking representative firms, as well as through direct sales staff. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


SILICON IMAGE INC (SIMG)

Silicon Image, Inc. provides multigigabit semiconductor solutions for the transmission, storage, and display of digital media. Its PanelLink digital interconnect technology enables digital connection between personal computers (PC) host systems and digital displays, such as liquid crystal display monitors, plasma displays, and projectors. The company markets its products to the PC/display, consumer electronics, and storage markets. Its PC/display products include Digital Visual Interface (DVI) transmitters, DVI receivers, DVI controllers, and panel controllers. Its consumer electronics products comprise High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) transmitters, HDMI receivers, and digital video processors. The company's storage products consist of serial ATA host controllers and device bridges, parallel ATA controllers, and fiber channel serializers/deserializers. Silicon Image sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, principally in the North America, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and Korea, through direct sales force, distributors, and manufacturer's representatives. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


SPANSION INC (SPSN)

Spansion, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of flash memory products and solutions worldwide. The company's flash memory products are integrated into a range of electronic products, including mobile phones, consumer electronics, automotive electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, personal computers, and personal computer peripherals. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and third-party distributors. The company was founded in 1993 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.


AMIS HOLDINGS INC (AMIS)

AMIS Holdings, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary, AMI Semiconductor, Inc., engages in the design, manufacture, and marketing of integrated circuits and structured digital products worldwide. Its products and services include integrated mixed signal products, structured digital products, and mixed signal foundry services. The integrated mixed signal products are used for automotive, medical, and industrial markets. Its structured digital products are used for various applications, including communications infrastructure, medical imaging, automotive, consumer, and high-density disk storage. The company provides mixed signal semiconductor manufacturing services primarily to electronic systems manufacturers and semiconductor companies. AMIS Holdings sells its products through direct sales personnel and independent sales representatives to original equipment manufacturers or their electronic manufacturing service providers. The company was incorporated in 1988 and is headquartered in Pocatello, Idaho.