[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 72 (Friday, April 13, 2012)]
[Pages 22347-22348]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8936]



Antitrust Division

Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and 
Production Act of 1993--Sematech, Inc. d/b/a International Sematech

    Notice is hereby given that, on March 16, 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, Centrotherm Photovoltaics AG, Blaubeuren, 
GERMANY; Fujifilm Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, JAPAN; Inpria 
Corporation, Corvallis, OR; and Invensas Corporation, San Jose, CA, 
have been added as parties to this venture.
    Also, United Microelectronics Corporation, Inc., Hsinchu City, 
TAIWAN; and Asahi Glass Corporation, Chiyodaku, Tokyo, JAPAN, have 
withdrawn as parties to this venture.
    In addition, the following have been added as members to 
International SEMATECH Manufacturing Initiative, Inc. (``ISMI''): 
Winbond Electronics Corporation, Taichung City, TAIWAN; Macronix 
International Co. Ltd., Hsinchu, TAIWAN; and Renesas Electronics 
Corporation, Santa Clara, CA.

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    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 November 18, 
2011. A notice was published in the Federal Register pursuant to 
Section 6(b) of the Act on December 21, 2011 (76 FR 79219).

Patricia A. Brink,
Director of Civil Enforcement, Antitrust Division.
[FR Doc. 2012-8936 Filed 4-12-12; 8:45 am]