TowerJazz Advances SiGe Technology

Newport Beach-based semiconductor foundry TowerJazz said today that it has announced a next-generation, SiGe technology which it says is aimed at high volume, consumer RF chips. The firm said its next-generation, 130nm SiGe BiCMOS technology is now available at its US and Israeli fabs, and is targeted at high volume, consumer RF applications such as wireless RF and digital TV tuner applications. The company said it already has design wins with a potential market of $50M to $100M in wafer sales using the technology.