Milestones

2016
TowerJazz Texas fabrication facility

TowerJazz acquired Maxim Integrated’s 8-inch wafer fabrication facility in San Antonio

In order to support the company's strong customer demand and to enable additional manufacturing flexibility, TowerJazz acquired Maxim Integrated’s 8-inch wafer fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas, United States, cost-effectively increasing production by approximately 28,000 wafers per month.

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2014
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TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co.

TowerJazz completed a joint venture with Panasonic Corporation enabling TowerJazz to offer its customers state of the art 300mm technology including best of class 65nm CMOS image sensor dark current and quantum efficiency performance and additional 45nm digital technology.

The joint venture added available capacity of approximately 800,000 wafers per year (8" equivalent) in three manufacturing facilities in Japan; one 300mm and two 200mm.

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2008
original Tower Semiconductor logo joining with Jazz Technologies logo to form TowerJazz

Tower Semiconductor and Jazz Semiconductor Merge

Tower Semiconductor and Jazz Semiconductor* merged in a stock for stock transaction and the combined companies officially launched as TowerJazz.

The merger provided several key benefits: increased global capacity, a larger customer base, a more comprehensive product portfolio, and a stronger financial base.

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* Jazz Semiconductor was formed in 2002 as a spinoff of Conexant Systems, a fabless semiconductor company that spun-off from Rockwell Semiconductor in 1999. Jazz inherited the Newport Beach, California 200mm fabrication facility and the company’s legacy including the establishment of industry leading SiGe, BiCMOS and MEMS technologies and the cultivation of a strong design support organization.

2004
Tower Semiconductor fabrication facility

Tower Semiconductor established an adjacent, state-of-the-art facility (Fab 2) in Migdal Haemek Israel, designed to operate in geometries of 0.18-micron and below, using advanced CMOS technology.

2001
Tel Aviv Stock Exchange logo

Tower Semiconductor shares began to be traded on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TSEM).

2000
TowerJazz Design Center in Netanya, Israel

The Worldwide Design Center was established in Netanya, Israel.

1994
Nasdaq logo

Tower Semiconductor became a public company. Shares began to be traded on NASDAQ (TSEM).

1993
Tower Semiconductor original logo

Tower Semiconductor was founded with the acquisition of National Semiconductor’s 150-mm wafer fabrication facility.

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