MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel -- June 5, 2006
-- Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM; TASE: TSEM), a pure-play independent specialty foundry, announced today that it is contemplating a public offering of securities in Israel and that it has filed a draft preliminary prospectus with the Israel Securities Authority and the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange.
The structure of the offering, the securities to be offered and the amount the Company may seek to raise have not been determined, but may include ordinary shares, convertible debentures and warrants. Any such decisions will be made by the Company's Board of Directors should it decide to proceed with a public offering of the Company's securities.
The draft preliminary prospectus contemplates that the offering there under will be made in Israel to Israeli residents only and will not be open to investors from other countries. Any public offering in Israel is subject to the final approval of Tower's Board of Directors and to the publishing of a final prospectus with the approval of the Israel Securities Authority. In accordance with the laws of the State of Israel, a copy of the draft prospectus will not be made available to the public until a permit for the publication thereof, if sought by the Company, is issued by the Israel Securities Authority.
The securities which may be offered will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933 and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the Company's securities.
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 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 a current capacity of up to 15,000 200mm wafers per month. Tower's website is located at www.towersemi.com