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UMC Xiamen fab gearing up for 28nm chip production

Stockwatch - Mar 22, 11:13

United Microelectronics' 12-inch foundry subsidiary in Xiamen, China will be ready for 28nm chip production in the second quarter of 2017 vying for orders from China's local handset...

UMC-Synopsys collaboration speeds 14nm custom design

Mar 15, 09:56

Synopsys and United Microelectronics (UMC) have worked together to enable Synopsys Custom Compiler and Laker custom design tools to be used with UMC's 14nm FinFET process, according...

VIS February revenues fall to 14-month low

Mar 9, 22:33

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its revenues fall to a 14-month low of about NT$1.9 billion (US$61.1 million) in February 2017. Revenues for the...

UMC sees February revenues rise 26.77% on year

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 16:03

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.015 billion (US$387.66 million) for February 2017, representing a 5.04% drop on month and 26.77%...

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 11:07

Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with 21.3% share, a slight decrease from 21.7% in 2015 when the country first became the global wafer capacity leader, according...

UMC enters mass production for 14nm chips

Feb 23, 22:23

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the availability of mass production for ICs built using the foundry's most-advanced 14nm FinFET technology.

UMC to pay NT$0.50 cash dividend for 2016

Stockwatch - Feb 23, 10:24

United Microelectronics' (UMC) board of directors has decided to deal out dividends of NT$0.50 (US$0.02) in cash for 2016, when the company generated net profits of NT$8.32 billion...

China and Taiwan fabs gearing up for next-gen memory production

Feb 21, 10:51

China- and Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are partnering with their fabless clients to fabricate next-generation memory types, such as 3D NAND, MRAM and ReRAM, while memory chipmakers...

Eight-inch fabs operating at full capacity

Feb 18, 11:08

Eight-inch wafer fabs in China and Taiwan are running at full capacity driven by brisk demand for smartphone-use ICs including fingerprint-recognition sensors, LCD driver ICs and...

Robust fingerprint sensor demand continues to fill 8-inch fab capacity in 2017

Feb 14, 10:54

IC foundries will continue to see a pull-in of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips to fill their 8-inch fab capacity in 2017, according to industry sources. Meanwhile,...

UMC January revenues rise, VIS fall to 13-month low

Stockwatch - Feb 9, 23:12

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported revenue growth for January 2017, whereas fellow company Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its revenues...

China foundry reportedly headhunting from UMC

Feb 6, 14:54

A team of as many as 50 United Microelectronics (UMC) R&D engineers has been headhunted by Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), according to industry sources. The purpose is to help...

Panasonic, UMC team up for 40nm ReRAM

Feb 2, 14:54

Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions (PSCS) announced recently it had reached an agreement with pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) on the joint development of mass production...

UMC to start shipping 14nm chips in 1Q17

Jan 24, 11:00

United Microelectronics (UMC) will begin commercial shipments of chips built using 14nm FinFET technology at the end of first-quarter 2017, according to the pure-play foundry.

UMC expects wafer shipments to drop 1% in 1Q17

Jan 23, 21:31

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an about 1% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2017, when the company's capacity utilization rate will fall...

GaAs foundry Wavetek positive about compound semiconductor market

Jan 18, 21:40

Taiwan-based Wavetek Microelectronics, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics (UMC) dedicated to providing 6-inch GaAs foundry services for fabless and IDM companies, has expressed...

Former UMC CEO to join Tsinghua Unigroup

Jan 10, 11:06

Shih-Wei Sun, ex-CEO of Taiwan-based pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC), will join China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup to serve as executive VP of worldwide operations,...

Former UMC CEO Shih-Wei Sun

UMC, VIS post record 2016 revenues

Jan 10, 10:59

Pure-play wafer foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) both saw their 2016 revenues climb to record-high levels.

UMC December revenues up on year

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 16:23

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.558 billion (US$391.16 million) for December 2016, representing a 2.77% drop on month and 17.66%...

Silicon wafer suppliers hike contract prices by 10% for 1Q17

Newswatch - Dec 28, 14:55

Local and international silicon wafer suppliers have settled contract prices for 12-inch wafers for the first quarter of 2017 with Taiwan-based semiconductor firms, with overall prices...

Cypress shipping MCUs based on eCT embedded flash memory manufactured at UMC

Dec 20, 11:36

Cypress Semiconductor has begun volume shipments of microcontrollers (MCUs) containing its proprietary 40nm embedded charge-trap (eCT) flash manufactured at United Microelectronics...

Nova Technology 2017 revenues likely to rise 20% or more

Dec 20, 11:18

Taiwan-based Nova Technology, which supplies fab tool services for wafer fabs and LCD plants, is expected to enjoy 20% or more revenue growth on year in 2017 with higher profits,...

UMC to buy stake in holding company of Hejian

Stockwatch - Dec 16, 10:08

United Microelectronics' (UMC) board of directors has approved plans to buy an additional stake in Best Elite International, a holding company of Hejian Technology (Suzhou), for up...

UMC November revenues up, VIS down

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 16:02

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its November revenues hit a 3-month high, whereas Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues decreased 3.8% on...

Prices of 12-inch blank wafers to rise 10-20% in 1Q17

Dec 8, 10:43

Chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Micron Technology have been informed by their upstream suppliers that prices...

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Spreadtrum places 40nm chip orders with UMC Xiamen fab

Nov 23, 15:50

Spreadtrum Communications has placed 40nm chip orders with United Microelectronics' (UMC) recently-opened 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to industry sources.

UMC unveils 12-inch fab in China

Nov 17, 10:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) on November 16 held an opening ceremony for a 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry.

Three major China firms gearing up to enter DRAM market

Nov 14, 16:03

Yangtze River Storage Technology (YRST), Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit, and a joint venture set up by GigaDevice Semiconductor and the Hefei city government of China's Anhui province,...

China DRAM to rise

UMC, VIS post revenue growth for October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 10:35

United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.83 billion (US$406.9 million) for October 2016, up 6.4% on year and 0.8% sequentially, while fellow company...

UMC 28nm technology accounts for 21% of 3Q16 revenues

Oct 27, 12:04

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its 28nm technology account for more than 20% of the foundry's total wafer sales for the first time.

UMC 14nm FinFET ready for production in 2Q17

Oct 27, 10:10

United Microelectronics (UMC) is expected to move its 14nm FinFET process to volume production in the second quarter of 2017, with Bitcoin mining company BitFury being the first customer,...

Faraday PowerSlash IP available on UMC 55ULP

Oct 13, 13:44

Faraday Technology and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced the availability of Faraday's PowerSlash fundamental IP cells on UMC's 55nm ultra-low-power (55ULP) process tech...

UMC, VIS 3Q16 revenues beat guidance

Stockwatch - Oct 11, 11:08

Both United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw third-quarter revenues beat the companies' estimates given previously.

UMC Xiamen subsidiary orders equipment from Applied, ASML

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 14:39

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced a total of NT$2.79 billion (US$88.47 million) spent on equipment from Applied Materials and ASML for the foundry's subsidiary United Semiconductor...

TSMC reports record August revenues

Sep 9, 15:13

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) increased 23.5% sequentially and 40.7% from a year ago to NT$94.31 billion (US$3 billion) in August 2016,...

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    300mm wafer from UMC with 11 copper layers

    SemiTech Taipei 2006: UMC showcases a 300mm wafer with 11 copper layers, manufactured on a 65nm process using triple-gate oxide (TGO) technology

    Photo: Vyacheslav Sobolev, DigiTimes, May 4.

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