April 23, 2012 -- TowerJazz has announced the completion of the transfer of its CMOS image sensor (CIS) technology from its Migdal Haemek, Israel facility to its U.S. fab in Newport Beach, Calif. providing multi-sourcing to better address its customers' needs. TowerJazz's CIS process has already been running in high volume in its Israeli plants, and is now available for U.S. customers that require on-shore manufacturing.
The CIS process enables the customization of pixels according to project needs and its performance (dark current, low noise and dynamic range) enables a rich offering for various digital imaging applications. For example, TowerJazz's presence in the industrial sensor market is growing significantly with new applications such as fingerprint detection for homeland security, traffic monitoring cameras and others. Integration of TowerJazz's NMOS pixel with its 0.18 analog CMOS provides a U.S.-based solution for specialty image sensors for aerospace and defense applications as well. In addition, TowerJazz's patented stitching technology overcomes photolithography tool limitations to seamlessly tile 5.5-micron pixel sections into a large pixel array, resulting in ultra-high resolution, high-quality color image sensors. This technology enables manufacturing of die sizes up to a single die per 200-mm wafer.
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