With a world-class engineering team, well-established transfer methodologies and vast manufacturing experience, TowerJazz guarantees fast time-to-market and low risk services. With a combination of well-known IP protection and capacity flexibility commitment, TowerJazz guarantees customer confidence and satisfaction.
The TowerJazz TOPS business unit (BU) targets Integrated Device Manufacturers (IDMs) that have fablight outsourcing strategies, capacity shortage with internal fabs, double source policies, and fab closures for cost reduction activities. The TOPS BU also works with fabless companies that have process IP looking for a manufacturing site, process developed at an R&D center that will be transferred and optimized to production at TowerJazz fabs as well as those needing to develop from R&D to production and those wanting to develop process IP, process module or flow in TowerJazz fabs.
The main customer applications currently supported by TOPS are discrete FETS for power applications, non-volatile memory (NVM), and magnetic memories, although TOPS can accommodate any customer flow. The fab lite strategy seems to be a dominant trend for TOPS’ customers—with 5″ & 6″ fab closures (at many customers), consolidation of fabs, and cost reduction by moving to 8″ wafers. The second most dominant trend is overflow capacity since companies are reluctant to spend major capex and moving to a foundry is much more economically feasible.
TowerJazz’s TOPS BU offers many advantages as its technology transfer teams are best in class; they are focused, experienced professionals with know-how in diverse technologies. TowerJazz is flexible, adapting business models and production flows to customer requirements. Most importantly, TowerJazz fosters a culture of trust and respect by securing customer IP. This is held as one of the Company’s five core values and as a security-conscious company, TowerJazz has attained the information security standard (ISO27001) certification.
TowerJazz uses established methodologies and well-defined success criteria which lead to first time success and record time to production.
Time duration for each project is planned according to customer needs, resources, constraints, and project complexity. A project schedule can vary between 6–13 months from kickoff to production ramp (including new tool installation). In addition, once running in mass production, the yields are equal to, or better than, the mother fab.
All TowerJazz fabs support TOPS and per market research, the company expects 20% year over year growth for the TOPS Business Unit in the next three to five years.
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