TowerJazz and Avago Expand Strategic Collaboration
21 March, 2013
Collaboration to focus on Avago’s next-generation products using TowerJazz’s industry leading SiGe BiCMOS technology platform
TowerJazz from Migdal-Haemeq, Israel, and Avago Technologies announced an expanded strategic collaboration focusing on Avago’s next generation products using TowerJazz’s SiGe BiCMOS technology platform. Continued collaboration shall enable Avago Fiber Optic Products Division (FOPD) to achieve better technical specifications, while helping TowerJazz to define and develop its next-generation process technologies.
Former collaboration between TowerJazz and Avago FOPD has resulted in Avago’s recent launch of the Gen4SR product, a 10Gbps small form factor pluggable optical transceiver (SFP) for short reach applications. The agreement give Avago unlimited access to TowerJazz’s SiGe BiCMOS technology, based on SBC18H2 process with transistor speeds of 200GHz and H3 process with transistor speeds of 280GHz, together with mixed-signal CMOS.
“Avago’s 10Gbps SFP+ chipset is the first product released deploying TowerJazz’s technology. This collaboration will enable us to develop the highest performance and the lowest power ICs for next generation optical transceivers beyond 10Gbps,” said Dr. Faouzi Chaahoub, Senior Director of R&D, IC Engineering Fiber Optic Products Division (FOPD) Avago Technologies.