TowerJazz Wins VT Silicon

Newport Beach-based TowerJazz, a provider of specialty semiconductor foundry services, has been selected by VT Silicon as a manufacturing partner, VT Silicon said today. Financial details of the win were not disclosed. VT Silicon said it is using TowerJazz's 0.18-micron SiGE process for its 4G, RF Front End IC, instead of a more expensive GaAS process. Expected shipping volumes were not announced, however, VT Silicon said it expects first silicon available in the first quarter of 2010 and production in Q4 2010.