Tower to manufacture ICs for ON Semiconductor

August 15, 2001 – Migdal Haemek, Israel – Tower Semiconductor Ltd. is set to sign a five-year wafer supply agreement to manufacture CMOS logic ICs for ON Semiconductor, Phoenix, AZ.

Manufacturing for ON Semiconductor will be conducted in Tower’s existing Fab 1 wafer fab facility in Migdal Haemek. Shipments are expected to reach several thousand wafers/month. The ICs manufactured at Tower are used in virtually all electronic products, including mobile devices, wireless communications and computing applications.

“Tower provides ON Semiconductor with additional flexibility and capacity to pursue new markets and expand relationships with existing customers,” said Bill George, ON Semiconductor senior VP of manufacturing. “Outsourcing some of our manufacturing capability provides us with a flexible cost structure. Tower’s foundry operations play a key role in our strategy to deliver the devices through a streamlined manufacturing network.”


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