TSI Semiconductors Expands Portfolio with IBM Power Management Technology

0.18µm High-Voltage Process Positions TSI for Mobile, Consumer and Industrial Power Management Markets

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Feb. 25, 2014 — (PRNewswire) —  TSI Semiconductors, a world-class specialty foundry services company located in Northern California that offers flexible technology development and high-quality manufacturing solutions, today announced that it has expanded its portfolio of power-management foundry technology offerings by licensing IBM's 0.18µm high-voltage process known as 7HV. The process supports a range of 1.8 volts to 120 volts on the same chip and makes it feasible to place components that are tailored for different tasks right next to each other on a single chip.

The addition of this technology to its existing power management process portfolio will enable TSI to broaden its foundry services for customizable and proprietary development of mobile, consumer and industrial solutions. This additional technology will address wireless sensors, digital media, alternative energy, automotive, smart buildings and high-reliability markets.

"We are honored to work with a respected technology powerhouse like IBM and to license its power management, market-tuned 0.18µm high-voltage process technology," said Sagar Pushpala, CEO of TSI. "By adding this world-class solution at the sweet spot of the power management market to our portfolio, we are further enabling our clients to customize processes and differentiate their products using our innovative technology development services in our IP-protected foundry. Having a U.S.-based technology development and manufacturing presence is very important to our customers, therefore TSI has already secured expansion capacity to triple its revenues in anticipation of this growing market. The overall power management market opportunity is estimated to be approximately $40 billion per year in 2017."

"Working with TSI offers us a new route to bring our power-management technology to new applications," said Steve Ray, vice president, sales and brand, IBM Microelectronics. "We're pleased to be working with this world-class specialty foundry."

Seattle-based global advisory firm ATREG, Inc. facilitated the agreement between TSI and IBM.

For more information about Power Management Solutions offered by TSI, email Email Contact.

About TSI Semiconductors

TSI Semiconductors is a specialty analog and mixed-signal foundry with ISO, Automotive and Industrial Class Certifications and offers state-of-the-art contract semiconductor foundry services at its world-class manufacturing location in Roseville, California.  At our 8-inch fabrication plant in Roseville, Ca, we can manufacture products in a large array of versatile processes that include analog/mixed-signal, deep-submicron, high-voltage BCDMOS, and emerging-market solutions, using traditional and novel materials, structures and devices. Find out where tradition and innovation meet in one place at www.tsisemi.com.

About ATREG, Inc.

With offices in Seattle and Tokyo, ATREG is a trusted advisor to the world's largest and most reputable semiconductor companies. Founded in 1998, the firm offers strategic advisory services related to the monetization and disposition of complex and formerly illiquid assets, including the transfer of business units, IP licensing, long-term supply agreements, complete tool lines, bankruptcy liquidations, and JV manufacturing partnerships. Visit us online at www.atreg.com.

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