Fabless Activities

National Semiconductor had originally tried to outsource some of their wafer fabrication activities with UMC, in the early 1980's.  While that was a disaster, a decade later National was ready to reconsider the idea, and I was responsible for setting up the relationship between National and  TSMC.    Over the years, along with various management changes, we established foundry relationships with ASMC and Chartered Semiconductor, though process transfers from the National lines.  Because National's fab in Migdal Haemek, Israel had been spun off, it was also an external foundry.

Working with TSMC was particularly successful, because we established production on an automotive qualified microcontroller with FLASH memory.

After leaving National, I had a multi-year consulting relationship with Tower Semiconductor that reached from RFID technologies to customer support.

Having been on all sides of the fabless business, I am particularly qualified to help integrate the product development and qualification activities.