TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, announces TS18UHV – the first 700V 8” 0.18um Power platform which allows customers to design in a smaller node, very high voltage ICs with an ability for highly functional integration. This also allows integration of an external power device and is suitable for LED driver applications in general illumination and primary controllers in power supplies. In addition, this process offers integration of digital and analog functionality as well as modularity of the platform to fit different needs for various applications. TS18UHV provides a competitive power device Rdson and the best in the industry digital circuit density (up to 125k gates/mm^2).
According to data from IHS, the growth of LED lighting and the continuous improvement in LED pricing drives market growth. The LED lighting segment will rise to $5.9 billion in 2018, up from $4.2 billion in 2013 with a 5-year CAGR of 7%, according to IHS. At the same time, the industrial market segment for analog ICs is expected to rise to $9.2 billion in 2018 from $6.8 billion in 2013 with a 5-year CAGR of 8%.
“TowerJazz is introducing the most advanced 700V 8” technology currently available. This technology enables our customers to efficiently design integrated circuits (ICs) for general illumination LED applications, power supplies and industrial applications,” said Dr. Marco Racanelli, Sr. VP and GM of Power & RF/HPA Business Groups, TowerJazz. “Competitive Rdson of the power devices allows for higher efficiency and better costs. High density digital and analog circuits enable higher integration of features while modularity of the platform creates opportunities for choice of modules needed for design.”
TowerJazz will be exhibiting at APEC in Fort Worth, TX on March 17-19, 2014 at booth #314.