Questions and Answers about the Fab Owners Association (FOA) Section
What is Fab Owners Association (FOA) trying to accomplish? By bringing together multiple wafer fabrication manufactures, device makers, in a non-competitive, cooperative environment, we can identify common semiconductor manufacturing issues and jointly propose cost effective solutions. Our vision: “We are an international, nonprofit, mutual-benefit corporation of semiconductor fab owners and associates who meet regularly to discuss and act on common manufacturing issues, combining strengths and resources to become more globally competitive.” We also have a large number of Associate Member Companies comprised of Solution Providers to our industry. Our Associate Members are key to our associations success. They are the suppliers to the semiconductor industry representing the latest information, products, and practices that provide substantial efficiencies for our device maker members.
What is the FOA value proposition? We are a collaborative of Fab Owners who see our Fabs as the crown jewel in our companies' competitive strategy. We believe operating our manufacturing facilities provides superior value for our customers.
What is the purpose of the FOA?Our purpose, in conjunction with the vision and value proposition, is for the Association to facilitate and provide solutions on issues related to the semiconductor manufacturing industry that the members feel are more effectively or efficiently undertaken as an industry association than as individual companies.
How are you organized?The Fab Owners Association is a mutual benefit corporation of member companies who manufacture Silicon based integrated circuits and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS). We are international in scope. We are not for profit. Voting Membership in the Fab Owners Association is open to all semiconductor companies involved in manufacturing Silicon based integrated circuits and Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS).
Where do you meet and how often do you get together?Ideally, we rotate the full membership meetings between member company manufacturing sites, with the July meeting held in the Silicon Valley area of California. Meetings with all members of the Association shall be held on an as needed basis. Usually once a quarter. Periodically we meet outside the U.S.A. In late 2006, early 2010 and late 2013 we met in Europe.
What is your functional structure?The Managing Board Members, and Officers, comprised of industry veterans, constitute our Executive Committee. This body manages the Association in accordance with our bylaws.
What categories of members do you have?
What is the annual cost of membership? Membership dues, for voting members, is the annual budget divided by the member of active member companies. Budget approval is voted on during the first meeting of each calendar year. Membership dues for associates and individuals vary, but are very reasonable.
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FOA Antitrust Compliance Policy:
To ensure compliance with all federal, state and local antitrust and unfair competition laws, the Consortium and its members in the course of Consortium activities, shall not discuss, exchange information regarding, or engage in any of the following activities. The following list is provided for informational purposes and is not intended to be exhaustive:
These Antitrust Compliance Guidelines are designed to ensure that the Consortium and its members comply with the antitrust laws. It is not, however, intended to serve as a substitute for legal advice on the antitrust laws. Members should confer with their own counsel to ensure that their representatives in the Consortium understand the antitrust laws, how they apply to their participation in the Consortium, and the paramount importance of complying with them and the Antitrust Compliance Guidelines.