TowerJazz announced the company is increasing its technology portfolio compliant with ITAR by adding 65 nm technology access for next-generation sensor readout ICs (ROIC), supporting essential military and space applications critical to national defense. Initial products serving the U.S. aerospace and defense community have taped out in this new 65 nm process node, with additional products in design.

ROICs are used for reading infrared and ultraviolet detectors in military surveillance and other applications ranging from X-ray astronomy to security and industrial inspection.

Through proper licensing, TowerJazz can provide access for aerospace and defense customers to an increasing technology portfolio, including high dynamic range image sensors (CIS and CCD), integrated power devices (BCD, SOI and LDMOS) and high frequency silicon RFCMOS.

Further details will be discussed at TowerJazz’s U.S. Technical Global Symposium (TGS), to be held on November 7, 2018 at the Hilton Santa Clara, California.

“We are excited to announce this new advanced capability to our customers. Adding 65 nm and soon, 45 nm, technology for ITAR products enables our aerospace and defense customers additional avenues to continue to create advanced products to serve this very critical market.” — Mike Scott, director of U.S. aerospace and defense at TowerJazz