12/10/2002 - Ramtron International Corporation (Nasdaq:RMTR), a leading supplier of specialty semiconductor memory products, was named the winner of the 2002 Outstanding Public Company Financial Performers Award by the Fabless Semiconductor Association (FSA). Winners were announced at the FSA's Awards Dinner Celebration on December 5, 2002, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif. To be selected for the award, the winning company must have doubled either revenue or net income over eight consecutive quarters for the period ended September 2002. Ramtron was one of only three public companies to win an award in this category.
"Our teams have been working diligently to build our business and it is gratifying to have our hard work recognized by the Fabless Semiconductor Association," said Bill Staunton, Ramtron's CEO. "To be one of only three public companies selected for this award is evidence of our determination to grow our business in a challenging industry environment."
The most successful fabless semiconductor companies during the past year were acknowledged with awards given to the most respected public and private fabless companies, along with the top start-up companies.
In addition, Bernard Vonderschmitt, co-founder and chairman of the board of directors of Xilinx and winner of the FSA's 2002 Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership award, was in attendance to accept his award and provide remarks.
The 2002 event was made possible through the support and generosity of several sponsors, including: Advantest, AMI Semiconductor, Amkor Technology, Broadcom, Cadence, Chartered Semiconductor, Conexant, Dongbu, Ernst & Young, IBM Microelectronics, Jazz Semiconductor, Morgan Stanley, NASDAQ, NVIDIA, QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies, Reed Electronics Group, Synopsys, Thomas Weisel Partners, TranSwitch, TSMC, UMC, and Xilinx.
About the Fabless Semiconductor Association
In 1994, industry leaders incorporated FSA (www.fsa.org) to achieve a more optimal balance between wafer demand and capacity. Its more than 300 corporate members represent fabless companies, integrated device manufacturers, foundry providers, packaging/assembly houses, electronic design automation companies, investment bankers, intellectual property providers, and other companies. The organization encourages the relationship between fabless companies and suppliers; facilitates business partnerships; creates awareness of the fabless business model; disseminates relevant data; and fosters standards and policies. The FSA's vision is that by 2010 half of all integrated circuit revenue will come from fabless operations.
About Ramtron International Corporation
Ramtron develops and markets patented FRAM memories, a new generation of semiconductor memory that combines high-performance and low-power operation with the ability to store data in the absence of power. Due to the product's unique advantages, FRAM memories are expected to revolutionize a variety of electronic consumer and industrial designs. Ramtron also develops and markets ultra-high-performance memory products through its subsidiary, Enhanced Memory Systems, Inc.
For more information about Ramtron and its products, contact: Communications Department, Ramtron International Corporation, 1850 Ramtron Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, 80921. Telephone is 719-481-7000 or 800-545-FRAM (3726); FAX is 719-481-7058; e-mail address is email@example.com. Homepage is http://www.ramtron.com.
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