Notice is hereby given that, on October 18, 2004, pursuant to section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Semiconductor Test Consortium, Inc. has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership status. The notifications were filed for the purpose of extending the Act's provisions limiting the recovery of antitrust plaintiffs to actual damages under specified circumstances. Specifically, Electro Scientific Industries, Inc., Portland, OR; Hilevel Technology, Inc., Irvine, CA; Micro Component Technology, St. Paul, MN; Reid Ashman Manufacturing, St. George, UT; Salland Engineering International BV, Zwolle, THE NETHERLANDS; and Toshiba Corporation Semiconductor Company, Tokyo, JAPAN have been added as parties to this venture.
No other changes have been made in either the membership or planned activity of the group research project. Membership in this group research project remains open, and Semiconductor Test Consortium, Inc. intends to file additional written notification disclosing all changes in membership.
On May 27, 2003, Semiconductor Test Consortium, Inc. filed its original notification pursuant to section 6(a) of the Act. The Department of Justice published a notice in the Federal Register pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on June 17, 2003 (68 FR 35913).
The last notification was filed with the Department on July 20, 2004. A notice was published in the Federal Start Printed Page 70284Register pursuant to section 6(b) of the Act on August 18, 2004 (69 FR 51329).Start Signature
Dorothy B. Fountain,
Deputy Director of Operations, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 04-26614 Filed 12-2-04; 8:45 am]
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