2016

NEW
December

In this edition of our newsletter, read a message from our CEO, Russell Ellwanger on "Birthright & Legacy... What Will You Become," see our Q3 2016 financials, and read an update on our advanced Power offering. In addition, you will see a summary on our 2016 TowerJazz & TPSCo Technical Global Symposium (TGS) worldwide events, other industry event participation, our press announcements and recent news coverage.


Birthright and Legacy

Legacy becomes the sum of what a person does with their birthright.

Legacy, What will you become?
Financial Highlights: Q3 2016 Financial Highlights
Executive Roundtable: Power Management Business Unit’s focus, offering and achievements
TowerJazz & TPSCo TGS: 2016 Summary
Industry Events: TowerJazz & TPSCo’s Participation in 2H 2016 Global Semiconductor Events
Getting to Know Us: Dr. Samir Chaudhry
Press Releases
Featured News
August

In this edition of our newsletter, read a message from our CEO, Russell Ellwanger on how an enterprise enters "Prime" when "Want," "Should," and "Is" strongly overlap. Also, see our Q2 2016 financials, read an update on our CIS offering in machine vision, our customer base and next generation development in Japan, and learn more about our 2016 TowerJazz & TPSCo Technical Global Symposium (TGS) events as well as our community contributions, participation at industry events, and more.


Ignorance and Want: Why beware of Ignorance most?

When an enterprise proceeds without vision, or with a vision that is not aligned to a market need, or one that is incompatible with its actions, it is ignorant of its purpose and will fail. An enterprise enters “prime” when “Want,” “Should” and “Is” strongly overlap.

Prime is achieved when a Mission (wants), Values (shoulds), and Performance (is) overlap.
Technology Focus: CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) Technology Leadership
Financial Highlights: Q2 2016
Executive Roundtable: David Moss, HR Manager at TowerJazz Texas
TowerJazz & TPSCo TGS: 2016 Technical Global Symposium Events
Industry Events: TowerJazz & TPSCo’s Participation in 1H 2016 Global Semiconductor Events
Community Contribution: TowerJazz Sponsors Team from Israeli High School
Community Contribution: Mountain to Valley Relay 2016
Getting to Know Us: Mr. Yuval Kariv
Press Releases
Featured News
March

Vision and Staffing: Principles of Success

The principles that define and produce fulfillment, security and achievement (i.e. success) form a "unified field theory" applying to the business world as well as in one's personal life.

The world surrounded by a network people and connected devices, hovering above a person's hand.
2015 Year in Review
Financial Highlights: Q4 & FY 2015 Results
TPSCo Highlights: Production and Technology Updates
TowerJazz & TPSCo events: Worldwide TGS 2015 to take place in Korea, Japan, and the US
TowerJazz Supplier Day: Growing through Collaboration and Partnership
Quality Initiatives at TowerJazz
Press Releases
Featured News
Upcoming Events

2015

September

The Simpson Paradox: Strength in hard times, diligence in good times.

“When all is well” is exactly the time to be keenly attentive. It is ever so important to have strong, trusted customer relationships which give immediate feedback.

A graph showing a Simpson Paradox coorelation in the first quandrant of a cartesian plane
Financial Highlights: Q2 2015
TPSCo Highlights: 18 Month Overview: Process Offerings and Design Enablement Capabilities
Executive Roundtable: Mr. Michael Song
TowerJazz Events: TowerJazz and TPSCo Worldwide TGS 2015 to take place in Korea, Japan, and the US
TowerJazz Webinars: TowerJazz's advanced power management BCD platforms webinar
Industry Conference Summaries: IMS 2015 & DAC
Social Responsibility: TowerJazz sponsors the first International Yoga Day in Tel Aviv
Getting to Know Us: Dr. David Howard
Press Releases
Featured News
Upcoming Events
June

“Shokunin” Mindset

We work diligently to achieve the highest quality performance through cohesive, concerted efforts of efficiency and align our tools, skillsets and craft to the highest level of production.

A Japanese sharpening stone
News: TPSCo celebrates first anniversary, enhances technology offerings and its position as leading pure-play foundry in Japan
News: TowerJazz and TPSCo Worldwide Technical Global Symposium (TGS) 2015 to take place in Korea, Japan, and the US
Financial Highlights: Q1 2015
Technology Focus: Design Enablement—Design it once; design it right.
Executive Roundtable: Mr. Gary Saunders
Industry Conference Summaries: GOMAC Tech & Image Sensors 2015
Getting to Know Us: Myriam Buchbinder
Community Involvement: TowerJazz is committed to Good Deeds Day—2015
Social Responsibility: M2V—Mountain-to-Valley Relay Race
Press Releases
Featured News
Upcoming Events

2014

October

Are all Exits, Entrances and are all Entrances, Exits?

A drawing of two doors. One with a sign above it that says, 'No Entrance' and the second with a sign that says, 'No Exit'

The riddle is solvable solely depending on one's intent.

News: Highlights from TPSCo
News: TGS Worldwide Events
News: New Series of Technical and Design Webinars
Executive Roundtable: Mr. Keiji Jono
Technology Focus: Our SOI Process Offering
Financial Highlights: Q2 2014
Conference Summaries: Q2
Getting to Know Us: Mr. Yasu Sugano
Community Involvement: Internal College
Press Releases
Featured News
July

"History is a Relentless Master"

If we focus on the past, history will indeed become our master.

News: Re-energizing the Japanese Semi Industry
News: Technical Global Symposiums to take place in China, Europe, the USA and Japan
Executive Roundtable: Avi Strum
Financial Highlights: Q1 2014
Conference Summaries: Q1
Getting to Know Us: Erez Sarig
Community Involvement: M2V Relay
Press Releases
Featured News
March

Equatorial paradox

Three photos—one of the Arctic, one of a map, and one of a beach
top photo: NASA Goddard Photo/Creative Commons

When life is too easy, there is little motivation to grow and when it is too hard, one loses "hope" to be able to grow.

Executive Roundtable: Ilan Rabinovich
Tech Offering Focus: Power Management
Financial Highlights: Q4 and Full Year 2013
Getting to Know Us: Abhijit Joshi
Social Responsibility: Angel Tags
Press Releases
Featured News

2013

December

We are beginning the production ramp resulting from the sharp growth in design wins of two years ago.

At this time,with 2013 nearing its end and moving into 2014, we are beginning the production ramp resulting from the sharp growth in design wins of two years ago. This growth has continued and led to record numbers of mask sets entering our factories during this past year, which underpins our confidence in continued strong business performance ahead. I remain very excited with regard to our potential and our ability to fulfill it.

Executive Roundtable: Dalit Dahan
Tech Offering Focus: MEMS
Financial Highlights: Q3
Conference Summary: TGS 2013
Getting to Know Us: Victor Elfassy
Press Releases
Featured News
September

We are pleased with several accomplishments that have been achieved year to date.

In the midst of the second half of 2013, we are pleased with several accomplishments that have been achieved year to date — advancements to our specialty process technologies and design enablement, capacity expansion, multi-sourcing capabilities, and importantly, improved quality and excellence in customer service as has been recognized by awards from several of our customers including our most recent honor from ON Semiconductor as its Top Foundry Supplier for the first half of 2013.

Executive Roundtable: Ori Galzur
Financial Highlights: Q2
News: Jazz Semiconductor Trusted Foundry
Conference Summary: TGS Japan
Getting to Know Us: Rachel Xie
Social Responsibility: Hosting eCamp
Press Releases
Featured News
July

"Cynics do not contribute. Skeptics do not create. Doubters do not achieve." [i]

I often sit in gasping wonder at the universal application of correct principles. One such principle being the impact of attitude. A cheerful disposition and countenance most often evokes a cheerful and friendly response. If one hungers after and is directed toward pursuing excellence, he or she most often finds, acknowledges and is inspired by excellence in others. The negative aspects of attitude and outlook have, as well, a prescribed set of responses. In every aspect of life, those of a cynical nature mainly detract, steal from, and at times render a premature death to life-giving fresh winds of new ideas.

Executive Roundtable: Yossi Netzer
Financial Highlights: Q1
News: TGS Around the Globe
Conference Summaries: ISPSD, ChipEx, and IMS
Awards
Getting to Know Us: Shinichi Murakami
Social Responsibility: GAIA Girls Love Science
Press Releases
Featured News
March

Our revenues grew by 5% over 2011, maintaining our position as the number one specialty foundry.

2012 was a noteworthy and strategically significant year for TowerJazz. Our revenues grew by 5% over 2011, maintaining our position as the number one specialty foundry.

Executive Roundtable: Todd Mahlen
Financial Highlights: Q4 and Full Year 2012
Conference Summaries: World Semi Summit
Getting to Know Us: Rafaela Novais
Social Responsibility: Beautification Day
Press Releases
Featured News

2012

November

We are pleased with the performance and progress made in the third quarter and especially in the activities that will drive continuous growth and improvements.

Our revenues were approximately $155 million and for the first 9 months, we recorded $491 million of revenues year-to-date, growing 13% versus the same period of last year. During this period, we realized a record amount of new photo masks entering our factories, which can indicate continuous growth for us in 2013 and beyond.

Executive Roundtable: Rafi Mor
Financial Highlights: Q3
Conference Summary: TGS USA, VISION, IC China, EDSFair
Getting to Know Us: Oded Goldshlager
Press Releases
Featured News
August

By transferring processes between our Newport Beach, Nishiwaki and Migdal Ha’emek fabs, we offer multi-sourcing capabilities and enable strong sales synergies.

We have just recently completed one of our annual Global Business Alignment Meetings where our sales team, business units and operations meet for an intense rationalization of our multi-year plan. I am more than pleased with our progress. It became clear how our worldwide presence continues to grow, creating better and closer technical and geographic alignment with our valued customers.

Executive Roundtable: Dr. Itzhak Edrei
Financial Highlights: Q2
News: TGS Events
Conference Summary: DAC
Getting to Know Us: Selena Kang
Social Responsibility: Hosting eCamp
Press Releases
Featured News
May

Moving well into 2012, our growing capacity sends a clear message to all our current and potential customers that we are well positioned to meet any and all of their emerging needs for the foreseeable future.

In Q1, our revenue rose 39% to $168 million for the first quarter from $120.6 million for the corresponding quarter of 2011. We have a very strong customer funnel, notably an increase in the number of masks that entered into our factories. If we compare the company new masks for Q1 of 2012 vs. Q1 of 2011, it is up 26%.

Executive Roundtable: Zmira Shternfeld-Lavie
Financial Highlights: Q1
News: TGS Around the Globe
Getting to Know Us: Itai Farber
Social Responsibility: Multidisciplinary Center for Learning...
Press Releases
Featured News
February

Moving into 2012, we are pleased to have maintained our position as the #1 specialty foundry and have expanded our revenue lead above the number two specialty foundry by about $100M.

Our record full year revenues were at $611 million, up 20% over revenues of 2010 and well ahead of the industry’s growth.

Executive Roundtable: Dr. Marco Racanelli
Financial Highlights: Q4 and Full Year 2011
Conferences: Pursuit of Excellence
Getting to Know Us: Kazuo Inoue
Social Responsibility: Community Service Charter
Press Releases
Featured News

2011

November

Our Q3 release, of $176 million, puts us at a $700 million annualized revenue run-rate.

2011 to date has been an exciting year for TowerJazz and really is a culmination of the strong efforts we have put into building our leadership position over the past few years. Our Q3 release, of $176 million, puts us at a $700 million annualized revenue run-rate. We sincerely thank you all for enabling it.

Executive Roundtable: Avi Strum
Financial Highlights: Q3
Award: Raytheon Supplier Excellence
Conference Summary: TGS USA and Taiwan, EDSFair
Getting to Know Us: Jerry Kelley
Press Releases
Featured News
August

The first half of 2011 was full of amazing challenges and opportunities for TowerJazz.

In order to meet our customers' demand, we began to increase our organic capacity, as well as looked for M&A opportunities. As we recently announced, we made a strategic move by acquiring Micron's fab in Nishiwaki, Japan. This nearly doubled our global manufacturing capacity and sent a clear message to our customers that we are positioned to meet their growing needs.

Executive Roundtable: Ephie Koltin
Financial Highlights: Q2
News: Design Start Awards Program
Conference: TGS USA
Getting to Know Us: Limor Silberberg
Press Releases
Featured News