Chartered Plans with Adexa

Silicon foundry deploys plant planning solution to accelerate customer response times

Los Angeles — May 1, 2003 — Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing has implemented a plant planning solution from Adexa at four of its wafer fabrication facilities in a bid to accelerate customer response times.

One of the world's top three silicon foundries, Chartered provides outsourced semiconductor manufacturing for communications, computing and consumer applications. The Singapore-based company had 2002 revenues of $449 million.

The Adexa solution is now in use at Chartered's minority-owned joint venture fab, Silicon Manufacturing Partners (SMP, or Fab 5), at two of its wholly owned facilities (Fab 2 and Fab 3) and at Chartered's joint venture fab, Chartered Silicon Partners (CSP or Fab 6).

Chartered and Adexa collaborated on the initial stages of implementation, during which Adexa imparted product knowledge and implementation experiences. This enabled Chartered to implement the remaining rollout across Chartered facilities with minimal external consulting support.

Adexa said the deployment of its plant planning solution enables improved communication internally, as well as with external parties, resulting in faster customer response time and better overall customer service.