KACST (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology) and LFoundry are partnering in silicon foundry services

Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Landshut, Germany, November 12th, 2012

Landshut, (PresseBox) - King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's National Science Agency & National Laboratories announced together with LFoundry, European-based specialized silicon foundry, that they have signed a foundry agreement where KACST intends to provide prototyping and production services.

Moreover, KACST will be entitled to offer through LFoundry fabrication services to Saudi Arabia market and globally.

H.H. Prince Dr. Turki bin Saud bin Mohammad Al Saud, Vice President for Research Institutes of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, emphasized "that research, development and investment in semiconductor technologies are considered a strategic choice for the kingdom of Saudi Arabia for further diversification of its economy through technology leadership within its National Science, Technology and Innovation Plan (NSTIP). In this sense, the agreement with LFoundry gives an excellent basis to enter this industry through the link to LFoundry's wafer services."

Gerhard Spitzlsperger, Chief Technology Officer of LFoundry, stated "we are delighted that LFoundry's leading analog-mixed-signal and MEMS technologies as well as its specialized foundry services, and its strength in technology customization has convinced KACST to choose LFoundry as a partner for semiconductor manufacturing and development."

About KACST

King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) is an independent scientific organization administratively reporting to the Prime Minister. KACST is both the Saudi Arabian national science agency and its national laboratories. The science agency function involves science and technology policy making, data collection, funding of external research, and services such as the patent office. KACST has currently over 2500 employees.

Landshut Silicon Foundry GmbH

LFoundry is a leading analogue / mixed signal and specialized silicon foundry with advanced 200mm manufacturing in Europe and a wafer capacity of about 20,000 wafers/month. Based in Landshut, Germany and Rousset, France, LFoundry is focused on providing access to the most advanced analogue manufacturing service with innovative extensions, a strong emphasis on flexibility and customer partnership. LFoundry is supporting technologies down to 110nm and a large portfolio of process-proven libraries, IP, design tools and reference flows. www.lfoundry.com

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