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The repayment terms included an agreement that allows Agere, Allentown, Pa., to extend the maturity date of the remaining $1.5 billion by seven months to the end of September 2002.

Agere will also be able to extend the maturity date for an undisclosed portion of the credit facility to September 2004 if it can raise $500 million from the equity or corporate debt markets.

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We're pleased that our lenders continue to work constructively with us to assist us in executing our business plan,” said Mark Greenquist, Agere's chief financial officer, in a statement. This agreement provides for the liquidity, as well as the operational and financial flexibility, we need to continue to manage our business during this downturn and prepare it for future growth.”

Lucent still holds a controlling stake in Agere but has promised to distribute its interest to Lucent shareholders in a tax-free transaction that has now been delayed by six months due to the parent company's own financial problems.

Just as the semiconductor sector was showing signs of a recovery, the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States wreaked havoc on logistics and dragged down consumer confidence-the only thing that was keeping the economy afloat, according to economists.

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Although semiconductor sales improved somewhat in August, according to the monthly Semiconductor Industry Association report released last week, the attacks have thrown some doubt on the data's usefulness as an accurate gauge of the market's direction over the next few months.

The economy had already been heading south, and we were expecting the back-to-school build to be weak, so the attack exacerbated an already bad situation,” said Eric Ross, an analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners LLC, New York.

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Worldwide semiconductor sales totaled $9.4 billion in August, up 6.4% from the preceding month but down 48.7% from $18.3 billion in August 2000, according to the SIA, San Jose. August sales declined in all other regions but one, the Asia-Pacific, where they rose 12.1%, to $3 billion.

It's the first time since April that any region showed an increase,” said Dan Scovel, an analyst at Needham & Co. Inc., New York. It's pretty consistent with signs of life we've seen in that region.”

The U.S. EUV consortium appears to be ahead–at least on the photomask front. In March, Intel Corp. disclosed it had developed and shipped the world's first blank photomask substrates for exposure tools, based on EUV technology (see March 8 story).

In late August, Motorola Inc. announced its researchers had fabricated the industry's first EUV photomasks capable of producing devices with feature sizes below 100 nanometers (0.10 micron) and supporting very complex IC layouts (see Aug. 29 story).

But today, Nikon struck back by announcing the development of a reticle for EPL. We are now in the 200-mm reticle phase,” said the Nikon paper. As the standard reticle for the EB stepper, the scattering silicon stencil type is used to obtain the highest performance.”

The full impact of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be reflected in the next survey. While the attacks will obviously have a negative impact on the index, it is expected to be small, perhaps a drop of two to five points. Autos, airplanes, and industrial equipment are likely to take the earliest and biggest hits. Electronics will suffer no direct impacts, but will be hurt a bit by the general slowing in the economy.

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