NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announced that its USA Aerospace and Defense Division has been selected as winner of a Supplier 3 Star Excellence Award from Raytheon Network Centric Systems (NCS) for the second year in a row. The NCS Supplier Excellence Program is designed to formally recognize Raytheon's suppliers for exemplary performance and commitment to excellence.
Numerous aerospace and defense companies as well as branches of the US military utilize TowerJazz's specialty process platforms to manufacture a wide variety of solutions. Raytheon in particular utilizes TowerJazz's advanced CMOS process in its Newport Beach fab for the manufacture of its ROIC designs in support of their overall infrared detector products and systems. In addition, Raytheon takes advantage of TowerJazz's manufacturing expertise which helps maintain high yields and quality for downstream detector manufacturing steps.
"We are very pleased to accept this award from Raytheon NCS for the second year in a row as it acknowledges that we have achieved our goal to continue supporting this partnership with the highest level of dedication and commitment," said Mike Scott, Director of Sales and Marketing – USA Aerospace and Defense Division, TowerJazz. "We place tremendous value on our customer relationships and we are honored to be trusted by such a highly regarded company dealing with extremely vital assignments."
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services.
Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), its fully owned U.S. subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor Ltd., and its fully owned Japanese subsidiary 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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