Standard Cells, I/Os and Memory Compilers, Based on Synopsys Technology MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 13, 2005
-- Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a pure-play independent specialty foundry, today announced the introduction of its in-house set of 0.18 and 0.13-micron design libraries.
Tower Semiconductor's standard cells, I/Os and memory compilers, for use in complex system-on-chip (SoC) designs, are based on Synopsys' library technology, and are available to Tower customers at no charge.
Tower's 0.13-micron libraries will augment the existing 0.18-micron libraries, which were proven on silicon and have been used in multiple high-volume customer designs. Tower libraries include a comprehensive set of views for leading EDA tools.
"In line with our specialized foundry strategy, Tower customers can now enjoy flexible, in-house customization to meet specific customer and technology segment needs," said Rafi Nave, vice president of customer services, Tower Semiconductor. "Our customers can now benefit from high-quality, low-risk solutions, resulting in faster time-to-market and faster time-to-production in the most affordable way."
The high-performance, high-density library is handcrafted to Tower Semiconductor's process helping ensure tight compliance with its design rules. The standard cells have been optimized for high place-and-route density. A wide range of I/Os with over-voltage input tolerance, noise-quieting circuitry and ESD protection are available in both in-line and staggered configuration. Memory compilers for ROM, high-density SRAM and dual-port RAM provide high performance, high density and configuration flexibility.
The addition of Tower's 0.18- and 0.13-micron libraries to other libraries from ARM (formerly Artisan Components) and Virage Logic provides Tower customers with a broad choice of IP solutions to meet their unique requirements. For more information about the Tower libraries, visit www.towersemi.com.
About Tower Semiconductor Ltd.
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. is a pure-play independent specialty foundry established in 1993. The company manufactures integrated circuits with geometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.13 microns; it also provides complementary technical services and design support. In addition to digital CMOS process technology, Tower offers advanced non-volatile memory solutions, mixed-signal and CMOS image-sensor technologies. To provide world-class customer service, the company maintains two manufacturing facilities: Fab 1 has process technologies from 1.0 to 0.35 microns and can produce up to 16,000 150mm wafers per month. Fab 2 offers 0.18-micron and below standard and specialized process technologies, and has a current capacity of up to 15,000 200mm wafers per month. The Tower Web site is located at www.towersemi.com.
Safe Harbor This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary from those projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, risks and uncertainties associated with: (i) the successful completion of the 0.13-micron process technology transfer (ii) market demand for 0.18 and 0.13-micron technology manufacturing services; (iii) final qualification of the 0.13 micron process (iv) timely and successful validation of 0.13-micron IP offering. A complete discussion of risks and uncertainties that may affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements included in this press release or which may otherwise affect our business is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Forms 20-F and 6-K, as were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Israel Securities Authority.