TowerJazz announced an office opening in Shanghai, China and the appointment of Lei Qin as China Country Manager to increase business presence and activity in this region. Currently, TowerJazz serves fabless companies in China providing RF products such as base station, GPS and others.

TowerJazz is focused on providing increased business and technical support in China to address the growing customer needs in the RF market as well as in power management, CMOS image sensors (CIS), MEMS and other applications. According to the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA), China’s IC market revenues represent 38 percent of the $102 B worldwide IC industry market.

“Lei Qin’s extensive industry experience in China will help further our business and relationships in this region, extending our offerings in advanced specialty process technologies to enable customers in China to optimize their product performance and power, and win their markets,” said Dani Ashkenazi, Vice President of Sales, TowerJazz. “In addition, this newly created role evidences the importance of the China market and demonstrates TowerJazz’s commitment to further grow its customer base in China.”

Commenting on his appointment, Lei Qin said, "The fabless business in China has grown rapidly and will continue to grow in the future. I am excited to represent the #1 worldwide specialty foundry and to work with its strong technical team and leading platform portfolio to gain substantial market share and hence to benefit my country.”