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Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993-Sematech, Inc. D/B/A International Sematech

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Notice is hereby given that, on June 29, 2012, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (“the Act”), Sematech, Inc. d/b/a International Sematech (“SEMATECH”) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission disclosing changes in its membership. 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, Solid State Equipment LLC, Horsham, PA; and Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd., Seoul, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, have been added as parties to this venture. Also, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (“ASE”), Kaoshiung, TAIWAN, has withdrawn as a party to this venture.

In addition, the following have been added as members to International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative, Inc. (“ISMI”): Vishay Semiconductor (“Vishay”), Malvern, PA; and Hewlett-Packard Company (“HP”), Palo Alto, CA.

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 SEMATECH intends to file additional written notifications disclosing all changes in membership.

On April 22, 1988, SEMATECH 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 May 19, 1988 (53 FR 17987).

The last notification was filed with the Department on March 16, 2012. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to Section 6(b) of the Act on April 13, 2012 (77 FR 22347).

Patricia A. Brink,

Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division.

[FR Doc. 2012-18115 Filed 7-24-12; 8:45 am]