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Nemerix uses TSMC as foundry

Posted: 28 Jun 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:GPS? foundry? Nemerix? TSMC? Peter Clarke?

Nemerix SA, a fabless semiconductor company specializing in chipsets for global positioning by satellite, has announced it is using Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd (TSMC) as a foundry.

Nemerix did not say whether it had used a different foundry in the past.

"TSMC's leadership in process technology and flexibility in design implementation enable Nemerix to generate GPS and AGPS products that consume less than half the power consumption of competing products," said Ron Torten, chief executive officer of Nemerix, in a statement.

Nemerix has gone through a number of management changes. The company appointed Torten as chief executive officer in February 2006. Vincent Mouret was chief executive officer in 2005, replacing Ken Hawk, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, who led the company in 2004.

"Nemerix's design teams have been working with TSMC on 0.18m, 0.13m and other smaller geometries to create products that will enable Nemerix to be well differentiated, and help drive the advance of GPS into wider end markets," said Kenneth Kin, TSMC's senior vice president of worldwide sales and service, in the same statement.

In May 2006, TSMC was putting customers on allocation because it was unable to meet demand for mixed-signal process manufacturing at the 0.18m manufacturing node.

- Peter Clarke
EE Times

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