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UMC restructures executive team

Nov 20, 13:47

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics has announced the appointment of Po-Wen Yen to the position of CEO, effective immediately. Former CEO Shih-Wei Sun has been promoted to company...

TSMC sees orders returning for its 28nm process

Nov 8, 21:27

In first-half 2012, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its 28nm process lacking enough capacity, forcing customers such as Qualcomm to shift orders to United Microelectronics...

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UMC October revenues rise

Nov 8, 15:18

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$9.28 billion (US$319 million) for October 2012, up 1.8% on month and 12.4% on year.

UMC to develop 14nm FinFET process

Nov 2, 11:44

United Microelectronics (UMC) will move to aggressively develop 14nm process technology featuring FinFET 3D transistors, according to company CEO Shih-Wei Sun. Deploying Finfet transistor...

UMC to launch FinFETs at 14nm

UMC sees decrease in 4Q12 shipments

Oct 31, 16:00

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its revenues increase about 3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2012, despite having lower shipments for the quarter, according to the foundry...

UMC sees revenues decline in September

Newswatch - Oct 11, 15:17

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$9.11 billion (US$309.86 million) for September, down 7% from the previous month but up 11.5% from a year earl...

ProMOS announces massive layoffs

Oct 4, 01:10

DRAM chipmaker ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to lay off as many as 1,300 employees as part of its restructuring project. The number of jobs affected is higher than the expected...

Major foundries show mixed progress toward advanced process nodes

Sep 27, 13:58

Major IC foundries have made mixed progress in developing their businesses in the advanced process market, according to industry sources. There likely be an ever widening technology...

UMC sees 20-month revenues high in August

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 11:10

Taiwan-based foundry service provider United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$9.799 billion (US$327 million) for August, its highest figure in 20 months...

UMC, STMicro team up to develop BSI process for image sensors

Sep 7, 15:02

United Microelectronics (UMC) has teamed up with STMicroelectronics to develop 65nm CMOS image sensor technology using backside illumination (BSI).

UMC solar subsidiaries halt plans for new investments

Aug 23, 01:40

Topcell Solar International and NexPower Technology, two solar energy subsidiaries of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), will temporarily not commit to new investments due...

UMC to dissolve Japan subsidiary

Aug 22, 01:30

Foundry service provider United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to dissolve and liquidate its wholly-owned subsidiary in Japan, UMC Japan. UMC's board of directors approved...

UMC to raise investment in GaAs foundry subsidiary

Newswatch - Aug 21, 16:28

United Microelectronics (UMC) will invest up to NT$600 million (US$20 million) to buy new shares issued by its GaAs foundry subsidiary Wavetek Microelectronics, according to a company...

Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights

Aug 21, 15:37

IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...

UMC July sales up

Aug 8, 15:03

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$9.61 billion (US$321 million) for July 2012, up 3.5% on month and 9.1% on year.

Chip industry undergoing structural shift, says UMC CEO

Jul 27, 01:10

The semiconductor industry is in the process of structural change, and United Microelectronics (UMC) has a big growth opportunity in the advanced chip segment, according to Shih-Wei...

UMC sees end-market demand uncertainty for 4Q12

UMC 2Q12 results beat guidance

Jul 25, 15:07

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its revenue and gross margin results for the second quarter of 2012 slightly beat its guidance. Looking forwad, the IC foundry expects marginal sequential...

UMC reportedly seeking investment from Qualcomm

Jul 13, 01:25

UMC has approached Qualcomm to participate its upcoming private placement with an aim to establish a strategic partnership with the chip vendor, according to industry sources.

TSMC evaluating ASML investment proposal

Jul 11, 14:19

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has confirmed that it has received an investment proposal from ASML Holding for joint development of advanced chipmaking technology,...

Lattice to work with UMC on 28nm

Jul 10, 12:24

Lattice Semiconductor has announced a long-term technology partnership with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). As part of this partnership, Lattice and UMC will continue work,...

UMC posts flat growth in June sales

Jul 9, 15:19

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported almost flat growth in June 2012 revenues. Second-quarter revenues amounted to NT$27.62 billion (US$923 million), a 16.2%...

UMC signs license deal with IBM to develop 20nm chips

Jul 2, 13:55

United Microelectronics (UMC) announced recently that the company has signed a license agreement with IBM to expedite the development of its 20nm CMOS process with FinFET 3D transi...

UMC reportedly to start building 28nm chips for Qualcomm in 4Q12, says report

Newswatch - Jul 2, 10:56

United Microelectronics (UMC) reportedly has secured orders for 28nm Snapdragon S4 chips from Qualcomm with volume production slated for the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a...

Faraday to supply controllers for Samsung 1Xnm NAND chips, says report

Newswatch - Jun 27, 14:51

IC design service provider Faraday Technology will likely land orders from Samsung Electronics for non-recurring engineering (NRE) designs for the development of next-generation NAND...

UMC conservative about 3Q12

Jun 13, 01:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) holds a considerably conservative outlook on its operations in the third quarter of 2012 due to the negative impact of financial problems...

UMC cautious about 3Q12

Fab tool supplier Gudeng posts 20% sales growth in May

Jun 11, 15:18

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products, saw its May revenues increase about 20% sequentially...

TSMC May sales up 20%, UMC down

Jun 8, 15:08

Foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have reported mixed results for May 2012.

Globalfoundries looking to beat UMC in 2012, eyeing top spot among foundries

Jun 8, 10:37

Globalfoundries is set to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest pure-play semiconductor foundry in 2012, and aims for global leadership position among...

Subramani Kengeri, VP of Design Solutions at GlobalFoundries

Singapore IME, UMC team up to develop TSV for BSI sensors

Jun 6, 01:20

Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and United Microelectronics (UMC), the world's second largest foundry company, have announced plans to jointly develop through-silicon...

UMC revenues to grow through 3Q12, says CEO

May 25, 10:17

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects continual sequential growth in revenues in the second and third quarters of 2012, according to company CEO Sun Shih-wei.

UMC holds groundbreaking ceremony for new facilities at 12-inch fab

May 24, 16:26

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 24 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the fifth and sixth phase (P5 and P6) construction of its 12-inch plant located in southern Taiwan. Equipment...

Wah Lee benefiting from TSMC, UMC full capacity

May 16, 01:10

Wah Lee Industrial, a Taiwan-based distributor of electronic materials, has obtained growing orders for silicon wafers, photo resist and other materials used by wafer foundries arising...

UMC to break ground for new factories at Fab 12A

May 15, 12:09

United Microelectronics (UMC) will soon break ground for the fifth and sixth phase construction of its 12-inch fab located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), according to...

UMC April revenues up 11%

May 8, 15:14

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that revenues for April 2012 grew 11.4% sequentially to NT$9.12 billion (US$311.3 million).

UMC to raise stake in Hejian

Apr 26, 01:40

United Microelectronics (UMC) has unveiled plans to raise its stake in China-based Hejian Technology to 80-90%. After getting the nod from its board, UMC will submit related documents...

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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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    SEMICON Taiwan: Hermes Liu, UMC.

    SEMICON Taiwan: Hermes Liu from UMC delivering his presentation "Microloop brings foundry and fabless closer on 65nm yield enhancement."

    Photo: Vyacheslav Sobolev, DigiTimes, Sep 13.

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