LA Semiconductor buys Idaho fabrication plant from onsemi

LA Semiconductor, a semiconductor foundry for analog, mixed signal and power products, announced the purchase of the Pocatello, Idaho fabrication plant from onsemi, a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies.
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LA Semiconductor will run the fab as a contract manufacturing foundry, with a long-term wafer supply agreement in place, to continue providing wafers to onsemi.

“There is a need for chip manufacturing capacity in this country, both for mature market segments, such as discrete and power devices, and for tomorrow’s advanced products and technologies,” Mike Ward, Founder, President and CEO of LA Semiconductor, said.

LA Semiconductor now operates a 180nm capable contract fab in the United States. The Pocatello, Idaho fab produces 0.35µm to 1.5µm analog, CMOS, BCD, advanced discrete and custom technologies.

LA Semiconductor is a spin-off of Linear ASICs, a turn-key ASIC design services company with expertise in analog, power and mixed-signal semiconductors. Linear ASICs will be providing design services to some of LA Semiconductor’s customers and will bring foundry manufacturing opportunities to LA Semiconductor.