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.download press release
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.download press release more about TPSCo
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.download press release
* 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.
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.
Tower Semiconductor shares began to be traded on Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TSEM).
The Worldwide Design Center was established in Netanya, Israel.
Tower Semiconductor became a public company. Shares began to be traded on NASDAQ (TSEM).
Tower Semiconductor was founded with the acquisition of National Semiconductor’s 150-mm wafer fabrication facility.
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, specializes in manufacturing analog integrated circuits for more than 300 customers worldwide in growing markets such as automotive, medical, industrial, consumer and aerospace and defense, among others. more information