TowerJazz Fact Sheet
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor, Inc. and its wholly owned Japanese subsidiary TowerJazz Japan, Ltd., operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader. In addition, TowerJazz operates three fabrication facilities in Japan through a joint venture with Panasonic Corporation.
TowerJazz manufactures integrated circuits with geometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.13-micron, offering a broad range of customizable process technologies for more than 200 customers worldwide in various markets including RF, high-performance analog, power, imaging, consumer, automotive, medical, and industrial as well as aerospace and defense.
Technology and Design Enablement
TowerJazz offers a broad range of customizable process technologies including SiGe BiCMOS and RF CMOS (SOI and bulk) for Radio Frequency and High Performance Analog (HPA) applications; CMOS image sensor (CIS), power management including BCD, 700V, and our patented Y-Flash, the leading solution for non-volatile memory (NVM); CMOS, Mixed-Signal CMOS and MEMS capabilities. TowerJazz also offers a world-class design enablement platform that complements its sophisticated technology and enables a quick and accurate design cycle. In addition, TowerJazz provides transfer, optimization and development process services (TOPS™) to IDMs as well as fabless companies that need to expand capacity, or progress from an R&D line to a production line. For on-shore aerospace and defense customers in the US, TowerJazz provides foundry services in its Newport Beach, California facility, offering a wide range of technologies for applications including Large Die, ROICs, MEMS, and millimeter wave, among others.
For global capacity assurance, TowerJazz currently operates seven manufacturing facilities on three continents: Fab 1 and Fab 2 (150mm and 200mm) located in Migdal Haemek, Israel, Fab 3 (200mm) located in Newport Beach, California, Fab 4 (200mm) located in Nishiwaki, Japan and three additional facilities (two of which are 200mm and one 300mm fab) in Japan through a joint venture with Panasonic Corporation.
Among the company’s 200 customers, some of the publicly announced customers include: Avago, CMOSIS, DMB Technologies, e2v, Entropic Communications, eSilicon, Fairchild Semiconductor, Ikanos, International Rectifier, Intersil, Marvell, Medigus, Micron, Mindspeed, NXP, On Semiconductor, Panavision, Raytheon, RF Micro Devices, Samsung, Semtech, SiTime Corporation, Skyworks, Teledyne Scientific and Imaging, Texas Instruments and Vishay – Siliconix.
Tower Semiconductor was founded in 1993 with the acquisition of National Semiconductor’s 150mm wafer fabrication facility (Fab 1) in Migdal Haemek, Israel and the company became public in 1994. In 2001, an adjacent, state-of-the-art 200mm facility (Fab 2) was constructed, designed to operate in geometries of 0.18-micron and below, using advanced specialized CMOS technology.
Jazz Semiconductor was formed in 2002 as a spin-off of Conexant Systems, a fabless semiconductor company that spun-off from Rockwell Semiconductor in 1999. Jazz inherited its Newport Beach, California 200mm fabrication facility (Fab 3). Tower and Jazz merged in September 2008 in a stock-for-stock transaction and re-branded as TowerJazz. The merger increased the company’s range of specialty technology offerings and created a broad customer base.
In 2011, in order to further expand the company’s global reach and capacity, TowerJazz acquired Micron’s 200mm manufacturing facility in Nishiwaki, Japan (Fab 4) and in April 2014, a joint venture was formed with Panasonic Corporation to enable TowerJazz customers access to two additional 200mm facilities and one 300mm facility in Japan, adding available capacity of 800,000 wafers per year.
TowerJazz employees approximately 2800 employees worldwide.