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TowerJazz: UC Irvine to Present Integrated Circuit at W-band Results at IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference

February 20, 2014

TowerJazz announced that researchers at the University of California, Irvine'sNanoscale Communication Integrated Circuits Labs presented results from an integrated circuit at W-band (75- 110GHz) comprising a nine-element fully integrated direct-detection- based receiver array at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference.

In a release, the Company noted that the solution presented by NCIC was fabricated in TowerJazz's 0.18 m SiGe BiCMOS process.

"Our continued collaboration with TowerJazz through the years to support NCIC Labs at UCI has resulted in the success of a number of significant projects such as the development of several imaging receivers at W-band and the design of the first dual-band radar-on- chip covering 22-29GHz and 77-81GHz. TowerJazz's dedicated support and its advanced technology enabled us to achieve silicon-based integrated circuits with comparable or better performance when compared to more expensive III-V technologies," said Payam Heydari, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine.

Besides the ISSCC 2013 presentation, this chip has been showcased as part of several invited talks including a keynote speech to the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing (GlobalSIP 2013): ieeeglobalsip.org/sym/13/mmwis.

"The advanced circuit demonstrations by the Heydari group at UCI continue to impress. UCI's results stem from very clever design architectures and highly optimized circuit block designs. These building blocks have methodically evolved over the span of our tight collaboration, and harness our best process and manufacturing technologies," said David Howard, Executive Director and Fellow at TowerJazz.

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