Crocus Technology and TowerJazz Qualify CTSX Magnetic Sensors. Volume Manufacturing Launched
Selected customers will be able to sample Crocus’ family of CTSX magnetic sensors that enable
high-performance low-cost solutions for multiple consumer and industrial applications
Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technologies, and TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader, today announce that Crocus’ CTSX magnetic field sensor family has completed qualification. The CTSX magnetic sensor product family includes CTSX100, 200 and 300 series. They are based on Crocus’ proprietary Magnetic Logic Unit™ (MLU) technology and are ready for shipping to selected customers.
TowerJazz, Crocus’ strategic manufacturing partner, qualified the sensor products on its 130nm CMOS process. TowerJazz will fabricate the CTSX product family and offer the new
Crocus developed the CTSX magnetic sensors to respond to market demand for high sensitivity and
“The magnetic sensor market is expected to surpass $2 billion by 2015. Crocus’ introduction of the CTSX magnetic sensor product family targeting a wide range of market segments is a further example of the strength and
The CTSX product family offers several important advantages; including proprietary differential programming, high sensitivity, high linearity, excellent frequency response and low power. These are key drivers for enabling high performance and low cost solutions. The CTSX product family is suitable for switching, current sensing, position sensing, as well as rotation and speed sensing; addressing the needs of multiple market segments. These markets cover consumer, industrial and process control, energy and transportation segments. In addition, the CTSX magnetic sensor family provides highly reliable performance over a wide temperature range up to 250 degrees Celsius, unmatched by competing products. This makes them a frontrunner for automotive applications.
“TowerJazz’s qualification of Crocus’ new CMOS based magnetic sensors will enable us to offer
The CTSX magnetic sensor product family includes multiple architectures, which are based on Crocus’ Magnetic Logic Unit™ (MLU), a disruptive
Crocus Technology is a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technologies for mobile security, embedded microcontrollers, harsh environment electronics and magnetic sensors. Crocus has pioneered Magnetic Logic Unit™ (MLU), a disruptive
Founded in 2004, Crocus is led by a senior management team with
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Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), its fully owned US subsidiary Jazz Semiconductor Inc. and its fully owned Japanese subsidiary TowerJazz Japan, Ltd., operate collectively under the brand name TowerJazz, the global specialty foundry leader.
TowerJazz manufactures integrated circuits, offering a broad range of customizable process technologies including: SiGe, BiCMOS,
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