MILPITAS, CA, and SEOUL, /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California Micro Devices (NASDAQ:CAMD), a leading supplier of application specific analog semiconductor products for mobile handsets, personal computers and digital consumer electronics, and MagnaChip Semiconductor Ltd., a leading global designer, developer and manufacturer of image sensor solutions, mixed signal and digital multimedia semiconductors, announced a strategic foundry business and process technology transfer agreement.
MagnaChip is expected to port proprietary CMD process technology to its fab in Gumi, South Korea, to enable production of CMD protection chips for mobile handset and digital consumer electronics applications. Additionally, CMD will use MagnaChip's existing 0.35 µm 5 V/18 V high-voltage processes in MagnaChip's Cheongju, Korea, fabrication facilities to enable the production of its PhotonIC LED driver chips.
Mr. Channy Lee, EVP and General Manager of MagnaChip's Specialty Manufacturing Service (SMS) business stated, "This agreement with CMD is a model of the types of strategic relationships we are building with customers to provide growth and stability to our foundry business, while allowing customers to benefit from provision of our process technology and customer service flexibility. MagnaChip will continue to seek strategic partnerships globally as we expand our customer base."
"MagnaChip's advanced technology and manufacturing capabilities are complementary with our strategy of broadening our foundry capabilities for customers worldwide," stated Manuel H. Mere, CMD vice president of operations and information systems. "We look forward to bringing up the processes and production this year."
About California Micro Devices
California Micro Devices Corporation is a leading supplier of application specific analog and mixed signal semiconductor products for the mobile handset, digital consumer electronics and personal computer markets. Key products include protection devices for mobile handsets, digital consumer electronics products such as digital TVs and personal computers as well as analog and mixed signal ICs for mobile handset displays. Detailed corporate and product information may be accessed at the Web site.
About MagnaChip Semiconductor
MagnaChip Semiconductor is a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of mixed signal and digital multimedia semiconductors addressing the convergence of consumer electronics and communications devices. We focus on CMOS image sensors and flat panel display drivers, which are complex, high performance, mixed signal semiconductors that capture images and enable and enhance the features and capabilities of both small and large flat panel displays. MagnaChip also provides wafer foundry services utilizing CMOS high voltage, embedded memory, analog and power process technologies for the manufacture of IC's for customer-owned designs.
PhotonIC is a registered trademark of California Micro Devices Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.