1,100 Devices Released in 12-Month Period Through Tower's Fab1 MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 21, 2005
--Tower Semiconductor Ltd., a pure-play independent wafer foundry, today announced it has received an Award of Excellence from ON Semiconductor for outstanding service to its Analog Products Group.
"With Tower's outstanding support, our global team successfully released more than 1,100 devices to production in less than 12 months," said Dan Huettl, director of logic and analog switch products, ON Semiconductor. "All products were delivered on or ahead of schedule within a very short cycle time. Tower also provided excellent engineering design and integration support."
ON Semiconductor's Award of Excellence formally recognizes those business partners that provide best-in-class service and support. It rewards suppliers for excellence in such areas as engineering support, customer service, cost leadership, communication and problem resolution, as well as execution to project timelines.
"We are pleased to receive this recognition of Tower's quality of engineering support and manufacturing excellence from a leading IDM such as ON Semiconductor," said Doron Simon, president, Tower Semiconductor USA, Inc. "The products are well accepted in a variety of market segments, including automotive and wireless hand held applications, where ON Semiconductor has a strong presence."
About ON Semiconductor
With its global logistics network and strong portfolio of power semiconductor devices, ON Semiconductor is a preferred supplier of power solutions to engineers, purchasing professionals, distributors and contract manufacturers in the computer, cell phone, portable devices, automotive and industrial markets. For more information, please visit ON Semiconductor's website at http://www.onsemi.com.
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 process technologies, including foundry-standard technology. When complete, Fab 2 is expected to offer full production capacity of 33,000 200mm wafers per month. The Tower Web site is located at www.towersemi.com.
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