Monday, February 05, 2007

Forza Expands Partnership with Tower

Businesswire: Forza Silicon and Tower Semiconductor have announced that they are expanding their relationship to design and produce mixed signal and image sensor chips utilizing Tower’s process and design technology capabilities.

Forza Silicon designs custom CMOS image sensors, which comprises Tower’s Advanced Photo Diode (APD) pixel IP, and utilizes its Fab2, 0.18-micron process technology.

“We are pleased with Forza Silicon’s track record of successfully utilizing Tower’s pixel IP to create and ramp to production innovative, state-of-the-art products for a variety of applications,” said Dr. Avi Strum, general manager of CIS and NVM product lines at Tower. “Forza Silicon’s proven ability to work closely with a customer on an idea, collaborate on a design, and follow through to volume production is critical to deliver advanced solutions.”

So now Forza has close relations in CIS design with both Tower and IBM.

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