Features on Controller Provide Security for Content Loading, Commerce and Other Applications
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel— September 27, 2005— Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM; TASE: TSEM), a pure-play independent specialty foundry, today announced that Tower will manufacture a highly secure memory controller for SanDisk® Corporation’s (NASDAQ: SNDK) new family of TrustedFlash™ memory cards.
The part is manufactured at Tower’s Fab2, in 0.18-micron geometry.
The memory controller on SanDisk’s TrustedFlash products was co-developed with Tower to include advanced security features that allow safe transfer of downloaded content such as music files, movies and games. TrustedFlash cards are intended for use in portable devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, PDAs, portable games and more.
“The memory controller, pioneered on SanDisk’s new secured products, is unprecedented in its security features,” said Rafi Nave, vice president and chief technology officer of Tower Semiconductor. “Supporting SanDisk’s demanding specifications for product security was a challenge, but Tower’s engineering and production teams have again proven their ability to deliver.”
About Tower Semiconductor Ltd.
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. is a pure-play independent wafer foundry established in 1993. The company manufactures integrated circuits with geometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.13 micron; 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 micron and can produce up to 16,000 150mm wafers per month. Fab 2 features 0.18-micron and below standard and specialized process technologies, and has the current capacity of up to 15,000 200mm wafers per month. Tower’s Web site is located at http://www.towersemi.com/.