Economist Available to Comment on Chip Sector Earnings

Apr 17, 2001

  WHAT:           Economist Jim Haughey is available to comment on the
                  quarterly earnings of semiconductor and chip
                  manufacturers, the viability of these companies and the
                  future of the sector.

                  Companies releasing earnings the week of April 16:

                            -- Intel
                            -- Advanced Micro Devices
                            -- General Semiconductor
                            -- Cypress Semiconductor
                            -- Sun MicroSystems
                            -- Vitesse Semiconductor

  JIM HAUGHEY:    Jim Haughey serves as the in-house economist/analyst to
                  "EBN" ("Electronics Buyer's News"), the electronics
                  industry's leading source for news and information
                  published by CMP Media, LLC.

                  He possesses particular expertise in economic analysis for
                  the semiconductor and electronics components industries
                  and is the lead economist behind the Electronic Buyer's
                  Index (EBI), a monthly survey of electronics components
                  buyers on business conditions.

  CONTACT:        Randy Zane
                  FitzGerald Communications for CMP Media

PRNewswire -- April 17


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