MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel and NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced it has received the 2011 Innovation Award from Skyworks Solutions, Inc., an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed-signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets. This is the first time TowerJazz has won this particular award; the Company was previously recognized as the Foundry Supplier of the Year for three consecutive years for providing excellent quality, performance and solid alignment with Skyworks' supply chain requirements.
Skyworks utilizes a broad range of TowerJazz's specialty process offerings including mixed-signal CMOS, RFCMOS, BiCMOS, SOI and SiGe BiCMOS, to develop a variety of products such as transmit/receive modules, power amplifier controllers, switch controllers, linear devices, and wireless LAN solutions.
"Skyworks has been a long time customer of TowerJazz and we are extremely pleased to continue addressing their next-generation technology needs year after year to manufacture their leading-edge devices," said David Postula, TowerJazz Vice President of Sales. "This award demonstrates our commitment to partnering with our customers in helping reduce their costs through joint value-engineering projects that deliver economic benefits not only to existing but also new products. We truly appreciate the validation we consistently receive from Skyworks for our proven technology platforms and design enablement solutions as well as excellence in customer service and support."
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), its fully owned U.S. subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor Ltd., and its fully owned Japanese subsidiary TowerJazz Japan, Ltd., operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader. TowerJazz manufactures integrated circuits with geometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.13-micron, offering 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 CMOS and MEMS capabilities. TowerJazz also offers a world-class design enablement platform that complements its sophisticated technology and enables a quick and accurate design cycle. In addition, TowerJazz provides (TOPS) Technology Optimization Process Services to IDMs as well as fabless companies that need to expand capacity, or progress from an R&D line to a production line. To provide multi-fab sourcing, TowerJazz maintains two manufacturing facilities in Israel, one in the U.S., and one in Japan with additional capacity available in China through manufacturing partnerships. For more information, please visit www.towerjazz.com.
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