TowerJazz boosts production of dental digital x-ray image sensors

Imaging systems developer e2v has been steadily increasing production over the past year.

Semiconductor maker TowerJazz (Nasdaq: TSEM; TASE: TSEM) said today that high performance imaging systems technology developer e2v has significantly increased the rate of production of its dental x-ray sensors incorporating TowerJazz’s advanced 0.18-micron CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) technology.

Market sources estimate that the deal will be worth several million dollars in added revenue for TowerJazz per year, beginning with the current year.

London Stock Exchange-traded e2v has been progressively increasing production over the past year, using TowerJazz’s Fab2 facility to match demand for these advanced sensor solutions. E2v said that the fast growing dental X-ray sensor market, moving from film to digital and from CCD to CMOS technology, was worth $30 million in 2009 and is expected to increase by 10-15% per year.

Dental intra-oral X-ray sensors replace the X-ray film that dentists use, providing an instant digital image on a screen rather than on film that needs developing.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on January 11, 2011

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