- Jazz Technologies Stockholders to Vote September 17, 2008
- Registration Statement Declared Effective by the SEC
MIGDAL HA’EMEK, Israel & NEWPORT BEACH, California (August 13, 2008) – Tower Semiconductor, Ltd. (Nasdaq: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), an independent specialty foundry, and Jazz Technologies (AMEX:JAZ), a leader in Analog-Intensive Mixed Signal (AIMS) foundry solutions, today announced that their previously announced proposed merger is progressing toward timely closing, currently expected in September 2008.
Tower's registration statement on Form F-4, containing information relating to its proposed merger with Jazz, was declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission, clearing the way for a Jazz stockholder vote on the merger. Jazz has set September 17, 2008 as the date for the special meeting of its stockholders to vote on the proposal to approve and adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger and Reorganization with Tower Semiconductor, to be followed by the closing of the merger. Jazz expects to mail to its stockholders this week the special meeting proxy statement contained in Tower’s registration statement.
The merger is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of majority of Jazz’s common stock outstanding as of the close of business on August 8, 2008.
About Tower Semiconductor Ltd.:
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Nasdaq: TSEM, TASE: TSEM) is an independent specialty foundry that delivers customized solutions in a variety of advanced CMOS technologies, including digital CMOS, mixed-signal and RF (radio frequency) CMOS, CMOS image sensors, power management devices, and embedded non-volatile memory solutions. Tower’s customer orientation is complemented by its uncompromising attention to quality and service. Its specialized processes and engineering expertise provides highly flexible, customized manufacturing solutions to fulfill the increasing variety of customer needs worldwide. Boasting two world-class manufacturing facilities with standard and specialized process technologies ranging from 1.0- to 0.13-micron, Tower Semiconductor provides exceptional design support and technical services to help customers sustain long-term, reliable product performance, while delivering on-time and on-budget results. More information can be found at http://www.towersemi.com.
About Jazz Technologies and Jazz Semiconductor:
Jazz Technologies(TM) (AMEX: JAZ) is the parent company of Jazz Semiconductor, Inc., a leading independent wafer foundry focused on Analog-Intensive Mixed-Signal (AIMS) process technologies. The company's broad product portfolio includes digital CMOS and specialty technologies, such as RF CMOS, Analog CMOS, Silicon and SiGe BiCMOS, SiGe C-BiCMOS, Power CMOS and High Voltage CMOS. These technologies are designed for customers who seek to produce analog and mixed-signal semiconductor devices that are smaller and more highly integrated, power-efficient, feature-rich and cost-effective than those produced using standard process technologies. Jazz customers target the wireless and high-speed wireline communications, consumer electronics, automotive and industrial end markets. Jazz’s executive offices and its U.S. wafer fabrication facilities are located in Newport Beach, CA. Jazz Semiconductor also has engineering and manufacturing support in Shanghai, China. For more information, please visit http://www.jazztechnologies.com and http://www.jazzsemi.com.