Friday, February 27, 2009

Zoran 10K

Foundry and assembly: "Most of our devices are currently fabricated using standard complementary metal oxide semiconductor process technology with 0.08 micron (typo?) to 0.18 micron feature sizes........Our primary foundry is Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, or TSMC, which has manufactured integrated circuits for us since 1987. TSMC and Tower Semiconductor Ltd. are currently manufacturing our DVD, DTV, imaging and mobile products. LSI Corporation is providing turn-key manufacturing for one high-end laser-printer product. Our independent foundries fabricate products for other companies and may also produce products of their own design. Most of our semiconductor products are currently being assembled by one of two independent contractors and tested by those contractors or other independent contractors. Our primary services company for assembly and testing is Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc."

Employees: "As of December 31, 2008, we had 1,411 employees, including 634 employees primarily involved in research and development activities, 616 in marketing and sales, 128 in finance, human resources, information systems, legal and administration, and 33 in manufacturing control and quality assurance. We had 488 employees based in Israel, primarily involved in engineering and research and development, 203 employees at our facility in Sunnyvale, California and 142 employees at our facility in Burlington Massachusetts. We have 327 employees in our China office."