Company Overview & History 2017-05-31T02:23:25+00:00

TPSCo is a company, 51% owned by Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM) and 49% owned by Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions.

TPSCo has three manufacturing facilities in Hokuriku, Japan which have been producing large scale integrated circuits for over 35 years. More than 500 million ICs for automotive products (Grade 0, 1 & 2) have been produced by TPSCo fabs since inception.

Areas of process technology focus include: high dynamic range image sensors (CIS and CCD), integrated power devices (BCD, SOI, and LDMOS) and high frequency silicon RFCMOS.

With over 120 qualified silicon process flows on 200mm and 300mm wafers from super micron to 45nm as well as internal back end processing, assembly and test services, TPSCo provides both IDMs and fabless companies with unparalleled semiconductor manufacturing quality and technology, including in-house turnkey services.


1976 Semiconductor assembly production started in Arai fab, Niigata, Japan.
1984 Semiconductor wafer production started in Uozu fab, Toyama, Japan.
1994 Semiconductor wafer production started in Tonami fab, Toyama, Japan.
2014 TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (TPSCo) was established as a joint venture of the TowerJazz and Panasonic.

Quick Facts

Company name TowerJazz Panasonic Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Establishment February 28, 2014
(Operating April 1st, 2014)
Representative Chief Executive Officer Guy Eristoff
Capital 750 million yen
[The ratio of investment: TowerJazz 51%, Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd. 49%]
Number of employees 1,800
(As of April 1st, 2016)
Business Offices
  • Uozu site (Headquarters) — Uozu-city Toyama, Japan
  • Kyoto office — Nagaokakyo-city Kyoto, Japan
  • Arai site — Myoko-city Niigata, Japan
  • Tonami site — Tonami-city Toyama, Japan