Aptina and LFoundry Plan for the Future of CMOS Imaging

  Aptina and LFoundry Plan for the Future of CMOS Imaging

  LFoundry to manufacture wafers for Aptina following LFoundry’s purchase of
         Micron’s Avezzano, Italy semiconductor fabrication facility

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- March 6, 2013

Aptina today announced that it has established a strong, strategic partnership
with LFoundry to continue the manufacture of CMOS image sensors in Avezzano,
Italy following LFoundry’s purchase of Micron’s semiconductor fabrication
facility. LFoundry brings specialty device foundry experience and a deep
customer focus to build on the Avezzano facility’s longstanding technical
relationship with Aptina.

Aptina’s sensors built in the Avezzano facility offer industry leading
performance enabling both manufacturers and end users to bring to market
differentiated products in a wide variety of imaging applications including
smart phones, automobiles, tablets, televisions, gaming platforms, sports
cameras, medical equipment and digital cameras.

Following the closing of LFoundry’s recently announced purchase of Micron
Technology Italia Srl., and its semiconductor fabrication facility in
Avezzano, Italy, LFoundry will assume responsibility for continuing the
manufacturing of silicon wafers for Aptina from Micron. Micron has been
manufacturing imaging sensors for Aptina in the Avezzano facility for over
five years. This transaction will include the assignment to LFoundry of
Micron’s four-year wafer supply agreement with Aptina.

“We look forward to our continued relationship with the Avezzano facility, and
building on our relationship with LFoundry,” said Tony Alvarez, Chief
Operating Officer at Aptina. “We have a long and successful history with the
Avezzano facility and have shipped to our customers over 1 billion image
sensors manufactured at this location. We are confident that LFoundry will
build on this legacy to assure the continued reliable supply of high quality
and high performance products for our customers.”

Aptina has had an excellent relationship with the Avezzano manufacturing team,
creating many successful processes and ensuring quality wafer manufacturing
for Aptina’s customers. With LFoundry’s acquisition of the Avezzano plant,
this successful supply chain will continue to be maintained and enhanced.

“The acquisition of the Avezzano, Italy facility promotes a strategic win for
LFoundry, and the Avezzano facility. We look forward to helping Aptina to
produce industry leading CMOS imaging solutions,” said LFoundry CEO Günther

Micron remains a co-owner of Aptina and is committed to supporting a smooth
transition of the ownership of the Avezzano facility to ensure success for all

About LFoundry

LFoundry is a semiconductor specialty foundry based in Germany and France.
More information can be found at http://www.lfoundry.com/.

About Aptina

Aptina is a global provider of CMOS imaging solutions that enable Imaging
Everywhere™. Using performance enhancing technologies like Aptina A-Pix™Aptina
A-PixHS™ , DR-Pix™ and Clarity+™, Aptina has created a market-leading
portfolio of image sensor products found in leading consumer electronics like
smart phones, tablets, laptops, digital and video cameras, as well as
applications in surveillance, automotive, medical, video conferencing, and
gaming. For additional information on Aptina visit www.aptina.com.

©2013 Aptina Imaging Corporation. All rights reserved. Information is subject
to change without notice. Aptina, the Aptina logo, A-PixHS, MobileHDR,
Clarity+ and Imaging Everywhere are trademarks of Aptina Imaging Corporation.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


Mark Wilson, 408-660-2298
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