Specialty foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd., which markets under the name
TowerJazz, said Thursday it is partnering with Rachip. The partnership will
provide Tower with external solutions and services to assist its customers with
computeraided design (CAD), quality assurance (QA) and run-set development, it
Rachip specializes in design, verification, design-rule check, and
back-end and layout services using advanced methodologies in different
environments and technologies. The Rachip team is comprised of haredi female
engineers in Israel.
Tower prides itself on promoting gender equality,
with close to 50 percent of all fulltime engineers in Migdal Ha’emek being
Tower said one focus of this partnership is design-rule check,
which is in the area of electronic design automation. It determines
whether the physical layout of a particular chip layout satisfies a series of
recommended parameters called design rules.
“The partnership between
TowerJazz and Rachip provides a mutual advantage for both companies as well as
for Israeli society,” Tower director or design, enablement and support Ofer
Tamir said. “In addition, based on our service charter, ‘Educational and
vocational development with a focus on gender equality and minority
integration,’ our current relationship with Rachip is a prime example of our
commitment to this as well as a demonstration of the benefit of such an
endeavor. We are gaining a very skilled set of design engineers to supplement
our own world-class engineering team.”
The Rachip team is based on 100
semiconductor experts, located in two R&D centers in Bnei Brak and Haifa.
The Rachip team is involved in the industry’s most advanced projects, ensuring
they are continually updated on the latest technologies, methods and tools
available, Tower said.