AMI Semiconductor and Intersil Announce Partnership

May 04, 2003 by Jeff Shepard

AMI Semiconductor (AMIS, Pocatello, ID) announced that it has won a contract to second-source an important semiconductor manufacturing process for Intersil, a global systems-oriented manufacturer of integrated circuits for the communications and power management end-user markets. Intersil's process is currently being brought online by a combined team of AMIS and Intersil personnel at AMIS's 5in wafer fabrication facilities, with full production slated for early June. The new manufacturing capacity will ensure Intersil customers a second source for a variety of components used in the design of desktop PCs and servers worldwide.

"After careful deliberation, we are pleased to have selected AMI Semiconductor for parallel manufacturing of our high-demand Endura power ICs," said Rick Furtney, vice president and general manager of Intersil's High Performance Analog Products Group. "AMIS is a well-known foundry that has the facilities and expertise to meet our needs with the same high quality as our internal facility. The AMIS foundry capacity will allow us to dual-source our high-run ICs to meet the needs of growing markets."