MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel--June 30, 2010--TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced today that it has licensed its Y-Flash Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technology to a worldwide leading digital foundry. TowerJazz’s Y-Flash cell will be used by this foundry as a building block for its own process modules to enhance its current offering and modify it for implementation in a variety of technology nodes.
TowerJazz’s Y-Flash technology is the leading solution for NVM in the market today due to its small cell size, zero mask adder and flexibility to implement various NVM sizes. Y-Flash can support a variety of memory densities from a few bits for trimming and chip ID applications, up to 256Kb and more for code storage. NVM blocks that utilize this proprietary technology include array sizes that are up to five times smaller than other competitive solutions and can be built using only one gate oxide allowing for ultra low cost designs.
“That a digital foundry leader chose to license our NVM technology is a substantial confirmation of its capability to enable, among others, fully differentiated power management platforms," said TowerJazz Chief Executive Officer, Russell Ellwanger. “In Q1 TowerJazz established itself as the number one specialty foundry worldwide by revenue. This agreement is one proof of our position as the number one specialty foundry by technology. We are pleased to have entered into this relationship with a leading digital foundry and look forward to its continuance."
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM) (TASE: TSEM), the global specialty foundry leader, and its fully owned U.S. subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor, operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz, manufacturing integrated circuits with geometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.13-micron. TowerJazz provides industry leading design enablement tools to allow complex designs to be achieved quickly and more accurately and offers a broad range of customizable process technologies including SiGe, BiCMOS, Mixed-Signal and RFCMOS, CMOS Image Sensor, Power Management (BCD), and Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) as well as MEMS capabilities. To provide world-class customer service, TowerJazz maintains two manufacturing facilities in Israel and one in the U.S. with additional capacity available in China through manufacturing partnerships. For more information, please visit www.towerjazz.com.