Silterra Expands High Voltage Technology


Company shows leadership to meet demands of Display Driver Customers

Kulim, Kedah (21st June 2007) - After the recent announcement of 90nm and 65nm technology plans, Silterra Malaysia, the leading foundry in Malaysia today announced the availability of 0.16µm high voltage technology for mass production in Q3 this year and the roadmap to 0.13µm high voltage technology in the first quarter of next year.

Silterra is currently a leading foundry on 0.18mm high voltage process technology. Its innovative high density, high-voltage process technologies are specially designed for display driver applications that require complex logic, large memory blocks and high voltage handling capability on the same chip. The existing 0.18mm high voltage process is currently running in volume production with excellent yield. The company has consistently exceeded stringent requirements such as high density SRAM blocks and low leakage performance for display driver chips from major customers in US, Korea, Japan and Taiwan. As display panel technology is transitioning to higher resolution quality such as WQVGA (Wide-Quarter-VGA) and HVGA (Half-VGA) for more video and 3D applications in handheld consumer devices, Silterra is enabling customers to win this transition with our 0.16mm and 0.13mm high voltage technologies.

"Silterra is laser-focused on creating world-class high-voltage process technology to help our customers win the display driver chip market." said Kah Yee Eg, Chief Executive Officer of Silterra.

"The explosion of multimedia digital content is driving the demand surge for the high-resolution display for handheld devices. This is the key driver for the high voltage technologies and we are pleased with our leadership position with the existing 0.18mm high-voltage process technology. We recognize that for Silterra to be preferred long-term partner, it is important that we continue to invest and develop new technology to lead the market. We are pleased to announce the availability of 0.16mm high voltage process technology in Q3 this year for mass production. We are also pleased to announce that our 0.13mm Aluminium-based high voltage process technology development is on track and is targeted for pilot run in Q1 next year."

Eg added, "We are progressing very well on our 0.16µm and 0.13µm manufacturing metrics and production roadmap. We are committed to offer world-class process quality, device yield and cycle times to our customers. In addition, we will expand our capacity for high voltage by 30% in Q4 to meet surging demand."

About Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd:
Market demand driven, Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd is a semiconductor wafer foundry offering major foundry compatible CMOS logic, high-voltage and mixed-signal/RF technologies down to 0.13-micron feature size. This includes complete, competitive contract manufacturing for fabless and IDM customers' designs. Silterra's wafer fab has a design capacity of 40,000 eight-inch wafers per month.

Environmentally vigilant, Silterra delivers award winning, world-class performance to its customers seeking flexible capacity, competitive advantages and around the clock customer support. Silterra is ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001 certified. Founded in 1995, the company's headquarters and factory are located in Malaysia's Kulim High-Tech Park, and Silterra has sales and marketing offices in San Jose (California) and Hsinchu (Taiwan).

For additional information on Silterra or its services, please visit www.silterra.com.

Silterra Contact
Koh Meng Kong
Tel: +604-491-0425
Email: mengkong_koh@silterra.com

David Fung
Tel: +1-408-530-0883
Email: david_fung@silterra.com

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