Silicon foundry TowerJazz is targeting the automotive market — especially advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving — with its portfolio of advanced RF and high performance analog (HPA) manufacturing processes.
TowerJazz announced the availability of H5, a 300 GHz SiGe process optimized for 400 Gbps optical communications. The H5 process joins TowerJazz’s terabit platform, comprising the earlier HX, H2, H3 and H4 processes.
TowerJazz and The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) demonstrated >12 Gbps from a 5G phased-array chipset operating from 28 to 31 GHz. The chipset was fabricated with the TowerJazz H3 SiGe BiCMOS process.
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced its SiGe Terabit Platform targeting high-speed wireline communications for the terabit age. Wireline data traffic is increasing dramatically, with traffic at Google famously increasing by 50 times over the last six to seven years, or at 75 percent per year. Estimates vary, but experts agree on double digit CAGRs and a 2020 market for high speed optical components in excess of $9 billion. TowerJazz addresses this market through a family of customized foundry silicon-germanium (SiGe) BiCMOS technologies and is announcing availability of its highest performance process to date: S4.
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced that it completed its previously announced acquisition of an 8-inch wafer fabrication facility in San Antonio, Texas, from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. This acquisition will expand TowerJazz's current worldwide manufacturing capacity, cost-effectively increasing its production by about 28,000 wafers per month. The availability of capacity is needed to serve the Company's current and forecasted robust customer demand.
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced that TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co. (TPSCo), working with Keysight Technologies, has developed an Advanced Design System (ADS) interoperable PDK (process design kit), as well as a calibrated Momentum module deck on TPSCo's advanced 65nm RF CMOS platform to allow mutual customers to improve design efficiency and realize first time to market.
Through a collaborative effort, TowerJazz and its majority owned subsidiary, TPSCo, have developed a new 300 mm RF SOI process that can reduce losses in an RF switch by as much as 30 percent relative to current technology, improving battery life and boosting data rates.
TowerJazz and The University of California, San Diego (UCSD) announced they have collaborated to demonstrate the first 256-element (16 x 16) wafer-scale phased array transmitter with integrated high-efficiency antennas operating at 56 to 65 GHz frequency range.
TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announced that it has qualified Migdal HaEmek (Fab 2) capacity for RF SOI switch and bulk CMOS controller process platforms to augment its existing factory in Newport Beach, Calif. and support the growing demand for RF front-end modules.