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  in Dallas/Fort Worth
      • Semiconductors

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METROPLEX                  TECHNOLOGY           BUSINESS            COUNCIL

DALLAS/FORT WORTH: A GLOBAL TECH
LEADER

    •    The Metroplex is truly the technology hub of Texas, with nearly
         500,000 high-tech employees – the second-highest figure of any
         region in the U.S., and nearly one-half of the total tech workforce
         in Texas (more than Houston and
         Austin combined).
    •    Seven of the 10 largest manufac-
         turers of communications equip-
         ment are based in Dallas/Fort
         Worth.
    •    Metroplex:
             •    Current population >5.6M
                  people
             •    Projected population > 6.0M people by 2010
    •    D/FW Technology Sector includes high tech manufacturing/
         semiconductors, information/telecom activities, RFID, biotechnol-
         ogy/life science, IT services and nanotechnology.




        TABLE OF CONTENTS

        Technology Statistics                                   2
        MTBC Information                                        3-7
        Semiconductors                                          8-10
        Nanotechnology                                          11-14
        RFID                                                    15-16
        Software                                                17
        Talent & Workforce Development                          18-22
        Entrepreneurship                                        23-24
        Commercialization                                       25
        Wireless Carriers                                       26

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METROPLEX   TECHNOLOGY            BUSINESS               COUNCIL


MTBC Leadership




                Rusty Cone (972-633-3400)
                Chairman of the Board
                Rusty Cone, MTBC Chairman of the Board, is president of
                Alliance Systems in Plano, TX. Rusty provides Alliance
                with more than 20 years of leadership in high technology
                manufacturing and quality process management.



                Bill Sproull (972-792-2801)
                President/CEO
                Serves as the head of the Metroplex Technology Busi-
                ness Council and provides administrative oversight of all
                programs and activities.


                Paul Bendel (972-792-2804)
                Senior Vice President
                Serves as the staff advisor to the First Friday Manage-
                ment Luncheon, Third Friday Technical Luncheon and
                RFID Special Interest Group Steering Committees that
                plan networking/educational events for the MTBC. Man-
                ages the MTBC communications department that over-
                sees the website, newsletters and email communication
                with members.

                John Jacobs (972-792-2802)
                Senior Vice President
                Provides staff support for MTBC international activities
                and for MTBC Technology Focus Groups, including
                Nanotechnology and Semiconductor TFGs. Also, pro-
                vides individual consulting services to MTBC member
                companies with respect to customer/supplier relation-
                ships, alliance partners and other business opportuni-
                ties.




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               METROPLEX                 TECHNOLOGY                   BUSINESS            COUNCIL


About the MTBC

The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) is
dedicated to fostering a supportive business environment for
technology companies and members of the technology commu-
nity through leadership, advocacy, education and cooperative
initiatives.
Founded in 1994 by MCI, Nortel Networks, Fujitsu and Rockwell
International, it is a non-profit 501(c)(6) organization with mem-
bership open to all technology companies in the Metroplex.
What does MTBC provide its membership?
• Provides services specialized for technology businesses:
     —Weekly programs that bring the latest technology informa-
        tion to members
     —Peer-to-peer education on technology-related issues
     —Lead generation and introductions
     —Business development
     —Funding sources
     —Tech business advocacy
• Research and development tax credits
•   Educational tax credits
•   Federal projects
•   Regional tech development
•   Governmental affairs and lobbying
•   Hosts more than 60 events annually                               The Metroplex Technology Business
•   1st Friday Management In High-Tech                               Council hosted a press conference
•   3rd Friday Technical Luncheon
                                                                     on Wednesday, March 1, 2006, to
•   RFID Special Interest Group
                                                                     announce a new identity for the
•   Senior Financial Executives
                                                                     Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The
•   Tech Week in Austin
                                                                     “RFID Hub Dallas/Fort Worth” label
•   Tech Titans/Titan Fast 50 Awards
                                                                     recognizes the region’s global lead-
Contact:                                                             ership in the RFID industry, as well
Metroplex Technology Business Council                                as the depth and breadth of the ex-
411 Belle Grove Drive
                                                                     isting RFID ecosystem in North
Richardson, Texas 75080
p: 972 792 2850                                                      Texas.
f: 972 792 2825
info@metroplextbc.org




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METROPLEX           TECHNOLOGY             BUSINESS           COUNCIL


M T B C Ta l e n t Ta s k F o r c e

Talent Task Force

Education Mission:
MTBC will become a regional leader in support of public education by working with K-16
school systems to identify and implement innovative programs that address the needs of
the community, by enhancing awareness, participation and performance in Science, Tech-
nology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and expanding the scope and availability of voca-
tional training.

Desired Objectives:
• Educate MTBC membership on performance gaps and needs of local public schools in
   STEM and vocational education.
• Identify existing STEM enhancement programs for adoption by MTBC companies.
• Leverage assets at area post secondary schools to identify and implement innovative
   programs.
• Increase MTBC C-level participation and support of the Principal Executive Partnership
   Program.
• Advocate legislation on state and national levels to improve K-16 STEM education as
   well as improved vocational opportunities.
• Demonstrate a need for future engineering/technology jobs in the Metroplex to encour-
   age students to pursue careers in engineering/technology.
• Explore incentives such as scholarships and internships that encourage US graduates
   to pursue degrees in math/science/engineering.
• Promote programs to keep post secondary students in engineering majors.




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METROPLEX            TECHNOLOGY              BUSINESS            COUNCIL


M T B C I n n o v a t i o n Ta s k F o r c e

Innovation Task Force

Mission: The MTBC will become the major catalyst in the DFW tech community for activities
related to research, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

Objectives:
• Support the creation of a “Tier 1” research university for DFW.
• Establish initiatives in major technology focus areas, such as nanotechnology, wireless,
   RFID, IT, life sciences, etc.
• Support student entrepreneurship programs.
• Inventory existing university research capabilities and corporate sponsors of research.
• Promote programs to connect DFW’s engineering schools and their research capabili-
   ties with potential company partners.
• Develop a pilot model commercialization program within UTD which can be brought to
   other DFW area universities.

Challenges:
The most significant institutional challenges to the rapid commercialization and deploy-
ment of new technologies are grouped into six categories and include:
(1) legal/regulatory
(2) environmental
(3) financial
(4) economic
(5) cultural
(6) technological




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METROPLEX             TECHNOLOGY               BUSINESS           COUNCIL

G O V E R N M E N TA L & L E G I S L AT I V E
ACTIVITIES
THE MTBC'S GOVERNMENTAL & LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE IS AN ADVOCATE FOR THE
HIGH-TECH INDUSTRY.

                      The Committee’s charter is to the work with governmental bodies to
                      provide an optimal business environment for research and develop-
                      ment activities as well as funding within the state of Texas. This in-
                      cludes enhancement of state and federal tax structures to encour-
                      age new opportunities for technology businesses. The committee
                      has played an active role in sponsoring and advocating legislative
                      changes that favor research and development in Texas.

                     In prior legislative sessions, the MTBC has endorsed ongoing efforts
                     to establish an R&D sales tax exemption for the purchase of equip-
ment employed for R&D purposes in the state of Texas. The MTBC will continue its quest
for other R&D tax credits to improve the competitive advantages for capital-intensive R&D
activity in Texas.

Recently the MTBC has accomplished the following:
• Leader in the effort to establish the Texas Emerging Technology Fund ($200 million
   research and commercialization fund).
• Supported expansion of "Excellence Funding" for our colleges and universities.
•   Spearheaded efforts to create the Texas R&D Tax Credit.
•   Created the region's first RFID industry coalition.
•  Supported workforce development initiatives to increase student interest in tech
   careers.
• Co-hosted biennial Texas Technology Week in Austin.
Currently, the MTBC is developing programs to assist local technology companies to se-
cure procurement agreements with various military and homeland defense agencies. The
MTBC is also exploring a political action committee to address ongoing legislative needs.




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METROPLEX             TECHNOLOGY               BUSINESS            COUNCIL

SEMICONDUCTORS



SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY FOCUS GROUP


The MTBC’s Semiconductor Technology Focus
Group seeks to engage members of the semicon-
ductor industry throughout North Texas in an effort
to:
• Promote the North Texas area as a key center
    for semiconductor excellence at all levels
    within the industry;
• Partner with existing semiconductor-related
    organizations (SEMI, SIA, MetroChips and oth-
    ers) to provide additional learning, networking and business-to-business opportuni-
    ties that benefit the diverse aspects of the industry, including both "front end” and
    “back end” disciplines of manufacturing, applications, design, and R&D;
• Promote industry collaborations with key institutions of higher education in North
    Texas;
• Help attract the best and brightest workforce to the North Texas area to meet and
    sustain the diverse, dynamic needs of the Metroplex semiconductor industry to fur-
    ther solidify it as one of the most desirable places to live and do business in the U.S.
The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) currently is conducting an online
survey for companies in the DFW Metroplex that participate in some aspect of the semi-
conductor industry, and the MTBC plans to publish results later this year.
(Available at http://www.metroplextbc.org/networks_semiconductor.html.)




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METROPLEX             TECHNOLOGY        BUSINESS   COUNCIL

SEMICONDUCTORS
EXPERT

SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT


Rick Larson
Director, Global Strategic Account
Management
Tokyo Electron America
214-668-1143
rick.larson@tel.com


Hot Issues:
•   Global semiconductor market out-
    look
•   Global semiconductor manufactur-
    ing trends and impact on regional
    semiconductor equipment business
•   Semiconductor materials and proc-
    ess challenges as device geome-
    tries shrink




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METROPLEX              TECHNOLOGY             BUSINESS          COUNCIL

SEMICONDUCTORS
EXPERT
SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING

John E. Spencer
President and CEO
Photodigm, Inc.
972-235-7584, ext. 2223 (office)
214-923-9096 (mobile)
jspencer@photodigm.com


Hot Issues:                                       EXPERT
•    International competitiveness,
                                                  SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING
•    Novel consumer products enabled by ad-
     vanced semiconductor manufacturing           Jim Carroll
•    Quality of the workforce                     Title
•    Advanced defense systems                     Toppan PhotoMasks
                                                  972-398-0412
Other issues:                                     jim.carroll@photomask.com
•    Lasers
•    Photonics                                    Hot Issues:
•    Optics                                       •   Immersion lithography
                                                  •   EUV lithography


                                                  Other Issues:
                                                  •   Lithography
                                                  •   Photomasks
                                                  •   Semiconductor fabs
                                                  •   Semiconductor industry


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METROPLEX       TECHNOLOGY           BUSINESS        COUNCIL

NANOTECHNOLOGY



     Nanotechnology Focus Group


     The Metroplex Technology Business Council's Nanotechnol-
     ogy Focus Group helps foster active growth of nanotechnol-
     ogy development and commerce in the North Texas area. It
     meets on the first Tuesday of every month and is currently
     open to MTBC members and non-members having a com-
     mon interest in the research, development and commerciali-
     zation of nanotechnology.




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METROPLEX               TECHNOLOGY             BUSINESS            COUNCIL

NANOTECHNOLOGY

EXPERT


Joe McCain
Key Resource Technology, Inc.
972-542-9864 (office)
972-989-0251 (mobile)
celina@texoma.net


Hot Issues:
•    Sensory aware prosthetic devices for improving patient quality of life
•    Energy conservation through the implementation of “Green Building”
•    Environment protecting material recovery systems utilizing
     nanotechnologies
•    Scalable sensory, computing and communications architectures in highly
     mobile products
•    Commercialization of new semiconductor devices utilizing both
     conventional technologies and nanotechnologies


Other Issues:
•    Nanotechnology as a         “Nanotechnology materials have demonstrated their
                                 utility in implementing energy storage devices that
     competitive advantage
                                 offer scalable power solutions for a wide variety of
     for product                 industrial and consumer applications.”
     improvements
                                 --Joe McCain, Key Resource Technology




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METROPLEX              TECHNOLOGY               BUSINESS           COUNCIL

NANOTECHNOLOGY

                                                          EXPERT


                                                          Jim Von Ehr
                                                          Chief Executive Officer
                                                          Zyvex Corporation
                                                          972-792-1611
                                                          jvonehr@zyvex.com
                                                          Assistant: Emily Gvozdenovic
                                                          972-792-1688
                                                          egvozden@zyvex.com


     Hot issues:
     •   Building a sustainable and profitable business model based on nanotechnology-
         enabled solutions
     •   Transitioning high-value nano-enabled products from research to production
     •   Putting public hype and fear into perspective by focusing on reality


     Other issues:
     •   Finding/funding a pathway to the platform technology we call Atomically Precise
         Manufacturing: building advanced materials and devices atom-by-atom




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METROPLEX                TECHNOLOGY             BUSINESS     COUNCIL

NANOTECHNOLOGY


EXPERT
Ray Baughman
Director
The University of Texas at Dallas Nanotech
Institute
972-883-6538 (office)
214-435-2892 (cell)
ray.baughman@utdallas.edu




Hot Issues:
•    Fabrication of nano materials and devices
•    Energy harvesting
•    Displays
•    Structural and multifunctional materials
•    Sensors.


Other Issues:
•    Diverse areas of nanotechnology and materials science




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RFID


The RFID SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP


The RFID Special Interest Group comprises MTBC member companies that
specialize in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology from the more
than 100 that have operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

These companies deliver the entire RFID value chain — from chips, tags, hard-
ware and software, through service providers such as implementers, integra-
tors and logistics specialists, to manufacturers, distribution centers, retailers
and other end users.

Dallas-based Texas Instruments, with a 20-year history in RFID, is adding
manufacturing capacity in the area to produce billions of RFID components
per year. Major retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target chose Dallas-Fort Worth
to begin deploying RFID in their supply chains. The largest RFID conference
and tradeshow in the United States, RFID World, was held in the area in 2005
and 2006. The conference and tradeshow returns to Dallas-Fort Worth in
2007.




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METROPLEX              TECHNOLOGY            BUSINESS           COUNCIL

RFID

EXPERT

Allan Griebenow
Chief Executive Officer
AXCESS International
972-407-6080
allang@axcessinc.com


Hot Issues:
•    Privacy
•    Active vs. passive RFID
•    RFID applications and uses
•    Future predictions
•    Technology choices in RFID
•    RFID Standards
•    ROI from using RFID
                                  “We introduced the Metroplex as the RFID Hub in March
                                  2006 to emphasize the fact that we have every segment
                                  of the RFID industry right here in Dallas-Fort Worth."

                                  — Allan Griebenow, CEO of AXCESS International Inc.
                                  and a tri-chair of the MTBC’s RFID Steering Committee.




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METROPLEX              TECHNOLOGY            BUSINESS   COUNCIL

SOFTWARE

     EXPERT

     George McMann
     Chief Executive Officer
     BizNet Software
     972-893-0000
     Media Contact : Ben McMann
     972-893-0000
     bmcmann@biznetsoftware.com


     Hot Issue:
     •   .Net (Dot Net) Technology from
         Microsoft
     •   Consolidation of application
         providers


     Special Topic:
     •   Financial Reporting and ERP
         (Enterprise Resource)
         systems. (BizNet Software has
         financial reporting product based
         on Microsoft technology.)




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TA L E N T & W O R K FO R C E D E V E LO P M E N T


       TALENT AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT


       Part of the MTBC’s Mission is to “support the develop-
       ment of local world-class public and higher education
       systems,” to create the high-tech professionals of the fu-
       ture.


       In this effort, the MTBC:
       •   Supported expansion of "Excellence Funding" for our
           colleges and universities.
       •   Supported workforce development initiatives to in-
           crease student interest in tech careers.
       •   Coordinated with Texas Instruments on a CEO-
           mentoring program for area school principals.
       •   Included in the MTBC’s annual Tech Titans Awards
           “The Tech Titan of the Future – High School Level,” a
           high school pilot program, in which finalists all re-
           ceived $500 and the winner received $2,000; and
           “The Tech Titan of the Future – University Level,” in
           which finalists all received $1,000 scholarships and
           the winner received a $10,000 scholarship.




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METROPLEX              TECHNOLOGY            BUSINESS            COUNCIL

TA L E N T & W O R K FO R C E D E V E LO P M E N T


EXPERT
Shaunna Black
Texas Instruments
972-927-2438
s-black@ti.com
OR
Media Contact: Kim Quirk
214-480-6878
k-quirk@ti.com


Hot Issues:
•    Students selecting STEM
     (Science, Technology, Engi-
     neering, Math) classes         "A key strategy of the MTBC is attracting talent to
                                    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
     in middle and high school      careers and partnering with K-16 school systems to
•    Students selecting STEM        implement innovative STEM programs. If we don't have
                                    an educated workforce, particularly as it relates to to-
     careers                        day's diverse population, Texas will lose competitive
•    Quality of K-12 education in   advantage in the 21st century. It's my personal mis-
                                    sion to identify effective ways for the MTBC to partner
     STEM                           with our teachers and administrators so they have the
•    Increasing demand for engi-    best STEM practices and tools to attract and develop
                                    local graduates.”
     neering degrees
                                    --Shaunna Black, Texas Instruments
•    Innovative programs for
     STEM education




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TA L E N T & W O R K FO R C E D E V E LO P M E N T


EXPERT
George Brody
GlobeRanger Corporation
1130 E. Arapaho Road, Suite 600
Richardson, TX 75081
972-744-9977
brody@globeranger.com


Hot Issues:


•    Teaching RFID in classrooms
•    K - 12 high tech education
•    Innovation at the university level




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TA L E N T & W O R K FO R C E D E V E LO P M E N T


EXPERT
Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet
President
Richland College
12800 Abrams Road
Dallas, TX 75243
972-238-6364


Special Topics:
Richland College’s Technology Education Programs
•    Information Technology Institute
        •   Computer Information Technology
        •   Software Programmer/Developer AAS
        •   Software Programmer/Developer Asst Certificate
        •   Electronic Commerce
        •   Multimedia
        •   Networking/Authorized Training
        •   Business Office Systems & Support
        •   Office Technology
        •   PC Support

•    School of Engineering and Technology
        • Computer Science
        • Business Computer Information Systems
        • Engineering
        • Engineering Technology
        • Computer-Aided Design
        • Electronics Technology
        • Integrated Circuit Layout
        • Nanotechnology
        • Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology




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METROPLEX             TECHNOLOGY           BUSINESS           COUNCIL

TA L E N T & W O R K FO R C E D E V E LO P M E N T


EXPERT
Steve Watson
Stanton Chase International
972-404-8411
s.watson@stantonchase.com

                              “We are seeing an increasing need for sciences and
                              engineering as a result of new emerging world markets
Hot Issues:
                              demanding new skills and globalization that has flat-
                              tened our world and created new business models, with
•    Universities and high
                              business ethics and integrity at the forefront. It is more
     schools attracting       critical today than ever before to attract, develop, and
     more students for sci-   retain good talent.”

     ence, technology, en-
                              --Steve Watson, Stanton Chase International
     gineering and mathe-
     matics (STEM).
•    Developing leadership and management skills for a global
     market.
•    Developing knowledge for a global business environment;
     how to compete with new business models.
•    Attracting talent to the DFW area.




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METROPLEX         TECHNOLOGY            BUSINESS         COUNCIL

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND
COMMERCIALIZATION

     ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND COMMERCIALIZATION
     The MTBC stands as a voice for the technology industry. Its accom-
     plishments include:


     •   Helped lead the effort to establish the Texas Emerging Technol-
         ogy Fund ($200 million research and commercialization fund).
     •   Spearheaded efforts to create the Texas R&D Tax Credit.
     •   Send international trade delegations to connect Metroplex com-
         panies with overseas business partners.
     •   Conducted roadshows to Silicon Valley's top-tier venture capital-
         ists firms to stimulate investment in the Metroplex.
     •   Created the region's first RFID industry coalition.


     Currently, the MTBC is developing programs to assist local technol-
     ogy companies to secure procurement agreements with various
     military and homeland defense agencies. The MTBC is also explor-
     ing a political action committee to address ongoing legislative
     needs.




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ENTREPRENEURSHIP

                         EXPERT
                         Matt Blanton
                         Founder and Chief Executive Officer
                         STARTech Early Ventures
                         214-576-9800
                         matt@startechev.com


                         Hot issues:
                         •   The importance of entrepreneurs and serial
                             entrepreneurs in our high technology
                             economic eco-system
                         •   The importance of commercializing research
                             from our universities and the related role of
                             entrepreneurs




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METROPLEX              TECHNOLOGY              BUSINESS         COUNCIL

C O M M E R C I A L I Z AT I O N


EXPERT
Jim Watson
University of Texas - Southwestern
214-648-9101
james.watson@utsouthwestern.edu


Hot Issues:
•    Shortage of capital to get research projects
     from the laboratory to the seed funding
     stage
•    Lack of venture capital investors with medi-
     cal technology expertise
•    The unique nature of biomedical investment




                          “Finding ways to use the more than $400 million of
                          research carried out in Metroplex universities repre-
                          sents a literal gold mine of opportunity. Cooperation
                          among the many business sectors and the universi-
                          ties will make this happen."

                          --James Watson, University of Texas - Southwestern




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WIRELESS CARRIERS




                                EXPERT
                                Frank Merriman
                                Director, Public Relations
                                Cingular Wireless
                                469-229-7613
                                frank.merriman@cingular.com


                    Hot Issues:
                    •    In North Texas, Cingular continues to
                         expand its high-speed voice and data
                         network called 3G (UMTS/HSDPA).




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     Metroplex Technology Business Council
             411 Belle Grove Drive
           Richardson, Texas 75080
            Phone: 972 792 2850
              Fax: 972 792 2825
            info@metroplextbc.org




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