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UMC September revenues slip to 19-month low

Oct 8, 16:02

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its September revenues fall to NT$10.43 billion (US$320 million) hitting a 19-month low.

UMC enters volume production for touchscreen controllers using 0.11-micron eFlash process

Sep 23, 15:55

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the volume production of chips for touchscreen controller applications, built using the foundry's 0.11-micron eFlash process.

Recent executive changes at chipmakers

Sep 18, 11:31

There were executive changes recently at chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Micron Technology, which have drawn...

UMC August revenues fall 4% on month

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:53

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.19 billion (US$374.7 million) for August 2015, down 4% on month but up 6.8% on year.

TSMC and UMC July revenues up, VIS down

Aug 10, 15:36

Pure-play wafer foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) enjoyed revenue increases in July 2015, whereas Vanguard International...

UMC slows 28nm ramp

Jul 30, 21:50

United Microelectronics (UMC) has decided to ramp up its 28nm production capacity at a slower pace due to a less-optimistic outlook for demand in the second half of 2015.

UMC expects wafer shipments to drop in 3Q15

Jul 30, 11:16

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an up to 5% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the third quarter of 2015, while its capacity utilization rate...

UMC enters volume production for AMD chips using TSV

Jul 21, 16:02

United Microelectronics (UMC) has entered volume production for AMD's graphics chips using through-silicon-via (TSV) technology, according to the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry.

UMC 2Q15 revenues up, VIS down

Stockwatch - Jul 10, 10:29

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its second-quarter revenues rise about 1% sequentially and set a new record, while Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues dropped...

ARM, UMC team to tape out Cortex-A based 14nm FinFET chip

Jun 22, 16:17

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that it is collaborating with ARM to tape out a process qualification vehicle (PQV) test chip on the foundry's 14nm FinFET technology to...

UMC to expand production capacity in Taiwan and China

Jun 10, 11:07

Taiwan's United Microelectronics (UMC) is set to expand its production capacity at its wafer fabs in Taiwan and China, and will enhance R&D for specialty process technologies,...

UMC CEO Po Wen Yen

UMC reports on-year increase in May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:03

United Microelectronics Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.931 billion (US$415.8 million)for May 2015, representing a 0.69% drop on month and 8.39% increase on...

UMC promotes solutions for IoT in China

Jun 8, 15:24

United Microelectronics (UMC) recently held a technology forum in Shanghai, China, with the theme focused on the foundry's technology and manufacturing solutions for Internet of Things...

Commentary: UMC aims to trump investment restriction for producing 28nm chips in China

Jun 4, 11:13

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is mulling to accelerate the development of its 18nm process at its fabs in Taiwan in order to pave the way for its subsidiary in Xiamen,...

UMC developing 18nm process technology

Jun 2, 12:04

Taiwan-based contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) internally has made a decision to move to 18nm process technology from 28nm, as the foundry finds it tougher and would...

UMC holds technology forum in Japan

May 27, 20:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 27 held its 2015 Japan Technology Forum to showcase the company's IoT and automotive IC manufacturing solutions to Japan-based semiconductor co...

ARM, UMC launch new 55nm ULP physical IP solution for energy-efficient IoT applications

May 18, 21:51

ARM and United Microelectronics (UMC) have jointly announced the availability of a new ARM Artisan physical IP solution on 55nm to accelerate the development of ARM processor-based...

UMC to raise US$600 million via ECB issue

May 12, 22:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced plans to raise US$600 million via a Euro convertible bond (ECB) issue, which will take place on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) starting...

Commentary: TSMC to continue to lead in 28nm process segment

May 11, 16:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will continue to lead in the 28nm process segment despite mounting competition from Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries, United...

UMC revenues increase in April

Stockwatch - May 8, 15:43

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$13.021 billion (US$423.92 million) for April 2015, representing a 2.44% increase on month and 12.94%...

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q15

Apr 29, 21:40

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, while sales generated from 28nm process...


Taiwan chipmakers unaffected by earthquake

Apr 21, 15:56

Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries TSMC and UMC, and IC packager ASE have said that their operations have not been affected by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the...

Worldwide semiconductor foundry market grows 16.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 17, 11:08

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 16.1% in 2014 to achieve US$46.9 billion in revenues, according to final results by Gartner.

Commentary: TSMC to lag UMC, Powerchip to build 12-inch fab in China

Apr 16, 14:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may not only lag behind rival United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) but also Powerchip Technology in the race to build 12-inch...

UMC, VIS report increased March revenues

Apr 10, 15:15

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for March 2015 of 12.6% and...

UMC snatches high-end 28nm chip orders from TSMC clients

Mar 31, 10:39

United Microelectronics (UMC) has obtained some orders for high-end 28nm chips from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) major clients including Qualcomm and MediaTek,...


UMC begins construction of 12-inch fab in Xiamen

Mar 30, 15:57

United Semiconductor (Xiamen) or United Semi, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) in Xiamen, has begun construction of its new 12-inch fab, which is scheduled...

Taiwan semiconductor makers unaffected by water shortages

Mar 20, 16:24

Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC), memory maker Inotera Memories, and IC packaging house...

UMC broadens 55nm eFlash platform with Faraday silicon IP

Mar 16, 10:56

Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and IP provider, and IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced the availability of a set of low power consumption fundamental...

UMC, VIS report decreased February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:53

IC foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential decreases in consolidated revenues for February 2015 of 6.4% and...

Foundry houses in China, Taiwan set to compete for specialty process orders

Mar 3, 21:01

Competition by foundry houses in China and Taiwan on specialty BSI (backside illuminated) technology is heating up after China-based SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International)...

TSMC posts record revenues for January 2015

Stockwatch - Feb 11, 15:05

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) increased 25.3% sequentially and 69.4% from a year ago to NT$87.12 billion (US$2.76 billion) in January...

Commentary: TSMC, UMC may accelerate investment in China after Qualcomm antitrust ruling

Feb 11, 14:55

Foundry houses Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will feel increasing pressure to accelerate their deployments in China...

UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

Jan 28, 22:10

United Microelectronics (UMC) has forecast its wafer shipments will rise 2-3% sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, as its capacity utilization rate will hover around 90%, and...

UMC expects to enjoy a particularly strong 1Q15

Cypress licenses 40nm embedded flash IP to UMC

Jan 23, 10:19

Cypress Semiconductor and United Microelectronics (UMC) have jointly announced that UMC licensed Cypress's SONOS (silicon-oxide-nitride-oxide-silicon) embedded flash memory intellectual...

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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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