AMAT receives orders worth over $45M from Tower Semiconductor

Oct. 21, 2002 – Santa Clara, CA – Applied Materials Inc. has received orders for chipmaking equipment worth more than $45 million from Tower Semiconductor Ltd., an independent wafer-foundry in Migdal Haemek, Israel.

Tower plans to use the equipment for the production of 0.18- and 0.13-micron CMOS digital logic, mixed signal, flash memory, and image sensor devices in its new Fab 2 facility.

When Fab 2 is complete, Tower plans to offer 0.18-micron and below process technologies, produce up to 33,000 200mm wafers/month and employ approximately 1,100 people.

Tower Semiconductor’s order specified multiple PVD, RTP, etch, HDP-CVD, WCVD, SACVD, wafer inspection, and defect review systems.


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