Applied Materials Receives Order from Tower Semi

October 20, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Applied Materials Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) announced that it received orders for chipmaking equipment worth more than $45.0 million from Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), who plans to use the equipment for the production of 0.18 micron and 0.13 micron CMOS digital logic, mixed signal, flash memory and image sensor devices in its new Fab 2 facility. When the Fab 2 facility is complete, Tower plans to offer 0.18 micron and below process technologies, produce up to 33,000 200mm wafers per month, and employ approximately 1,100 people.