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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Tower Semiconductor Chosen by Biomorphic to Power Its Next-Generation 3.0-Megapixel Image Sensor for Mobile Applications

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"We are proud that our APD technology was implemented by Biomorphic in cutting-edge CMOS image sensor products used for mobile applications in mass production," said Dr. Avi Strum , General Manager of CIS and NVM product lineat Tower. "Biomorphic's presence in this fast growing market and their continued design wins with a tier one cell phone maker strengthens ourconfidence in the partnership and technology development paths we took."

About Biomorphic Microsystems Corporation.

Biomorphic Microsystems Corporation-a subsidiary of MacronixInternational Co., Ltd - Nasdaq: MXICY-is a fabless CMOS image sensor design house. The company is a leader in innovative imaging solutions for the demanding cell phone and PDA market. Biomorphic is committed to being the leader in cellphone imaging, providing exceptional technical performance,small package size, and world-class support for our partners. Biomorphic's Web site is located at http://www.biomorphic.com/.

About Tower Semiconductor Ltd.

Tower Semiconductor Ltd. is a pure-play independent wafer foundry established in 1993. The company manufactures integrated circuits withgeometries ranging from 1.0 to 0.13 micron; it also provides complementary technical services and design support. In addition to digital CMOS process technology, Tower offers advanced non-volatile memory solutions, mixed-signaland CMOS image-sensor technologies. To provide world-class customer service,the company maintains two manufacturing facilities: Fab 1 has processtechnologies from 1.0 to 0.35 micron and can produce up to 16,000 150mmwafers per month. Fab 2 features 0.18-micron and below standard and specialized process technologies, and has the current capacity of up to 15,000 200mm wafers per month. Tower's Web site is located athttp://www.towersemi.com/.

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This press release includes forward-looking statements, which are subjectto risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary from those projected or implied by such forward-looking statements. A complete discussion of risksand uncertainties that may affect the accuracy of forward-looking statements included in this press release or which may otherwise affect our business is included under the heading "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report onForms 20-F, F-1, F-3 and 6-K, as were filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Israel Securities Authority. We do not intend to update,and expressly disclaim any obligation to update, the information contained inthis release.

Contacts: Tower Semiconductor USA: Michael Axelrod, +1-408-330-6871, pr@towersemi.com

SOURCE Tower Semiconductor Ltd


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