TowerJazz & Vishay Enhance Business Relationship to Include Planar MOSFET Technologies & Super Junction MOSFET Devices

June 30, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

TowerJazz and Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that they are expanding their business relationship to include planar MOSFETs and Super Junction MOSFETs. Production of these products under the terms of the expanded relationship between TowerJazz and Vishay is expected to result in tens of millions of dollars in additional yearly revenue. According to the companies, the excellent technical capabilities and the production indices that TowerJazz has achieved during the past years with its Trench technologies motivated Vishay Siliconix to expand its business with TowerJazz. As a result of these additional opportunities, Vishay Siliconix will continue to be one of TowerJazz’s top five customers.

New business between the two companies will include increased production of Vishay Siliconix high-voltage power MOSFETs. In addition, TowerJazz will manufacture Vishay Siliconix Super Junction FET Power MOSFETs. These devices, with very low RDS(on), provide lower conduction losses that save energy in power factor correction (PFC) and pulsewidth modulation (PWM) applications in a wide range of electronic systems, including LCD TVs, PCs, servers, switch mode power supplies (SMPS), and telecom systems.

"Along with the announcement of our new 600V Super Junction FET power MOSFETs, our expanded foundry agreement will enable us to support the very significant demand that we expect for this device," said Serge Jaunay, Senior Vice President, MOSFET division, Vishay Intertechnology. "The strong support, technical capabilities, and performance of TowerJazz have resulted in our expanded business relationship with the foundry."

"We are very pleased with the recognition we have received from Vishay Siliconix to further our business together," said Dr. Itzhak Edrei, Executive Vice President of Business Groups and Business Development, TowerJazz. "With the expansion of our foundry agreements, including the aforementioned new and strongly differentiated product platform families, Vishay Siliconix will remain one of our top customers, continuing to propel our overall first in foundry year-over-year growth. The work that was invested in the last couple of years has now matured to create this important business upside."