TELEFUNKEN SEMICONDUCTORS Announces Launch of Technology Development & Commercialization Services

Telefunken is pleased to formally announce the launch of its Technology Development and Commercialization Services Division (TDCS); TDCS provides a secure, leading-edge environment for semiconductor development and process experimentation.

Online PR News – 25-October-2012 – Roseville, California – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Roseville, California--October 24, 2012¬¬----TELEFUNKEN SEMICONDUCTORS AMERICA Announces Launch of Technology Development and Commercialization Services (TDCS)

Telefunken is pleased to formally announce the launch of its Technology Development and Commercialization Services Division (TDCS); a stand-alone operating unit of Telefunken Semiconductors America. TDCS has been formed through the convergence of key customer interests and Telefunken’s unique resources, which include more than 40,000 square feet of clean room space in our Roseville, California facility. Roseville, within driving distance of Silicon Valley, offers a broad set of process equipment, and a highly experienced team which will work seamlessly with TDCS customers.

Leading the new division are Wilbur Catabay, former Vice President, Technology Solutions of SVTC and a Research and Development Executive at LSI Logic Corporation; and John Doricko, a Sales and Business Executive formerly with Applied Materials, KLA-Tencor, and Macquarie Bank.

“After an extensive internal effort and with the support of key customers, Telefunken is excited by this chance to play a key role in the Silicon Valley ecosystem, and help to enable our customers’ innovation here and throughout the U.S.”, said Roger Lee, CEO of Telefunken Semiconductors. “Our customers have given us a clear message, that flexibility, time to market, deep experience, and proximity to Silicon Valley give us a special opportunity to help them succeed. We are proud that our foundation with nearly $200M in revenue and the strong support of our shareholders can provide the long term stability that is also critical to the market. We believe the TDCS business will grow to be a very important part of our overall corporate mission, of being a high-performance, specialized and trusted foundry partner.”

About TELEFUNKEN Semiconductors
TELEFUNKEN Semiconductors is a specialty analog and mixed-signal foundry services company with ISO Automotive and Industrial Class Certifications. TELEFUNKEN Semiconductors offers state-of-the-art contract semiconductor foundry services at their world-class manufacturing locations in Roseville, California and Heilbronn, Germany. Find out where tradition and innovation meet in one place at

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