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Xicor to both license ShellCase Technology and buy their wafer-level CSPs

ShellCase Ltd., Jerusalem, Israel and Mountain View, CA (symbol SSD, Vancouver) - ShellCase has announced that Xicor, Inc., a Milpitas, CA based OEM has agreed to license the ShellCase wafer-level CSP manufacturing process technology and to buy from ShellCase CSP production services as well. The licensed technology will be transferred to Xicor’s main manufacturing facilities, while ShellCase will begin CSP production for Xicor in the near future.

The wafer-level technology transfer is a non-ending agreement while ShellCase will provide their true CSP BGA, the ShellBGA products to Xicor for a number of years.

The immediate need is for ShellBGA, a true die sized package employing solder bumps. Xicor plans to incorporate the ShellCase technology based CSP products into a number of its current and future memory products.

Mr. Bruce Gray, President and CEO of Xicor commented " Xicor has been involved in the development and commercialization of ShellCase’s process technology for several years. We believe that this assembly capability is extremely useful to ourselves and our customers, and Xicor will continue to work closely with ShellCase in bringing this technology to market this year."

"As both miniaturization and performance requirements increase there are fewer options," said Shlomo Cren Managing Director & CEO of ShellCase. "ShellCase is pleased to partner with Xicor in the first commercialization of its state of the art CSP technology."

Formed in 1993, ShellCase has developed and manufacturers innovative packages for integrated circuits. The publicly held company is an independent leader in CSP-technology and one of the few in the industry to offer complete and reliability tested wafer level capability.

Toyo Ink manufacturing and its subsidiary, Intex Corp both of Japan Are the main shareholders in Shellcase which since October 1994 is traded in Vancouver Stock Exchange (Symbol SSD Vancouver). Shellcase is represented in France by Groupe Arnaud Electronics.

For more information please contact Daniel Herman at 1-888-370-7225 or e-mail request to marketad@shellcase.com. Please visit our web site at www.shellcase.com.

Daniel Herman Sales & Marketing Manager
Tel: +972 2 679 8890
Fax: +972 2 679 8850
E-mail: danielh@shellcase.com
URL: www.shellcase.com

17 April 1998


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