TowerJazz and Yuanchen Microelectronics Partner for BSI Manufacturing in China

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GlobeNewsWire: TowerJazz partners with Changchun Changguang Yuanchen Microelectronics Technology Inc. (YCM), a BSI process manufacturer based in Changchun, China to provide the BSI processing for CMOS sensor wafers manufactured by TowerJazz. This is the first time BSI will be offered by a foundry to the high-end photography market, including large formats requiring stitching.

The partnership will allow TowerJazz to serve its customers with BSI technology in mass production, at competitive prices, starting in the middle of 2018. The new BSI technology is aimed to high-end photography, automotive, AR/VR, and other CIS markets. YCM provides the BSI processing for both 200mm and 300mm CIS wafers.

The new partnership also provides the roadmap for wafer stacking, including state-of-the-art pixel level wafer stacking.

"TowerJazz is recognized worldwide as the leader of CMOS image sensor manufacturing platforms for high-end applications," said Dabing Li, YCM CEO. "The collaboration with TowerJazz will certainly allow us to bring unique and high value technology to the market quickly and in high volume, especially to the growing Chinese market where TowerJazz already plays a significant role."

"I am thrilled with the capabilities we developed with YCM, supporting our continued leadership in many different high-end growing markets. In addition, the excellent collaboration with YCM enables us further penetration into this very fast growing high-end CMOS camera market in China," said Avi Strum, SVP and GM, CMOS Image Sensor Business Unit. "I have very high confidence in the technical capabilities of this partnership."

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