Tower Semiconductor Introduces a Newly Developed, State-of-the-art Galvanic Isolation TechnologyMarch 17, 2021 by Hailey Stewart
This article highlights Tower Semiconductor state-of-the-art galvanic capacitor technology integrated with its 0.18um power management and mixed signal platforms, enabling up to 12kV isolated gate driver and digital isolator ICs
Addresses the ~$1B market for isolated SiC, GaN and MOSFET gate drivers and digital isolators serving electrical vehicle, green power and industrial end-markets
MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, – Tower Semiconductor, the leading foundry of high value analog semiconductor solutions, today announced a newly developed, state-of-the-art galvanic capacitor technology integrated with its 0.18um power management and mixed signal platforms, enabling up to 12kV isolated gate driver and digital isolator ICs, which enhance safety and power efficiency for applications in the automotive, green power and industrial markets, addressing an estimated $1B market.
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The new technology offers a cost and size advantage thanks to the integration of the galvanic isolator, saving the need for an additional device. Lead customers are prototyping initial products addressing applications such as battery chargers, power supplies and motor drivers for electric and hybrid vehicles, green power (solar inverters and wind turbines power converters) and industrial markets.
“We are very excited to announce this innovative technology as we partner with lead customers to bring new products to market, supporting the anticipated high-growth in electrical vehicles and other applications for isolated power,” said Mr. Shimon Greenberg, Tower’s Vice President and General Manager of Mixed-Signal and Power Management Division, Analog BU. “The new technology augments our widely deployed 0.18um power technology, supporting applications from 5V to 200V”.
About Tower Semiconductor
Tower Semiconductor Ltd., the leading foundry of high value analog semiconductor solutions, provides technology and manufacturing platforms for integrated circuits (ICs) in growing markets such as consumer, industrial, automotive, mobile, infrastructure, medical and aerospace and defense. Tower Semiconductor focuses on creating positive and sustainable impact on the world through long term partnerships and its advanced and innovative analog technology offering, comprised of a broad range of customizable process platforms such as SiGe, BiCMOS, mixed-signal/CMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS image sensor, non-imaging sensors, integrated power management (BCD and 700V), and MEMS. Tower Semiconductor also provides world-class design enablement for a quick and accurate design cycle as well as Transfer Optimization and development Process Services (TOPS) to IDMs and fabless companies. To provide multi-fab sourcing and extended capacity for its customers, Tower Semiconductor operates two manufacturing facilities in Israel (150mm and 200mm), two in the U.S. (200mm) and three facilities in Japan (two 200mm and one 300mm) through TPSCo.