Tower teams with FLIR on infrared technology

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Tower Semiconductor and FLIR will deliver next generation infrared technology to smartphone, security, and industrial markets.

Global specialty foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Nasdaq: TSEM; TASE: TSEM) has formed a partnership with sensor systems provider FLIR Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLIR) to deliver next generation infrared (IR) technology to smartphone, security, industrial and other markets. FLIR is partnering with Tower (known as TowerJazz), to manufacture this next generation infrared (IR) technology.

TowerJazz executive director and fellow David Howard said, "The partnership between TowerJazz and FLIR has been excellent. Together, we have rapidly implemented a state of the art manufacturing capability in Newport Beach, CA. The Newport Beach site can facilitate commercial, ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations), and more recently Category 1A & 1B "Trusted" services through our subsidiary, Jazz Semiconductor Trusted Foundry (JSTF), as accredited by the US Department of Defense. In particular, we developed an industry leading capability for advanced micro thermal pixel array production."

FLIR Systems COO Tom Surran said, "These micro thermal pixel arrays include novel, high density pixels that enable FLIR to offer more powerful sensors with higher resolution in compact form factors. "When we combine the micro thermal arrays with integrated FLIR wafer level optics, software and MSX technology with TowerJazz process and manufacturing capability, we are able to deliver breakthrough product performance and value."

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on February 12, 2015

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