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Sumco lowering wafer shipments to XMC, say sources

May 11, 11:01

Sumco has reportedly cut its wafer shipments to Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), and given priority to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Intel and...

UMC, VIS April revenues down

May 10, 10:55

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its April revenues fall to a new low in 12 months, while fellow company Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) April...

SMIC urges Taiwan chipmakers to partner with China-based peers

May 5, 11:24

The Taiwan government should encourage its local chipmakers to collaborate with their China-based peers to create a win-win for both sides' semiconductor industries, according to...

Former TSMC engineer indicted for trade secrets theft

May 3, 14:11

A former Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) engineer has been charged with stealing secrets from the pure-play foundry.

UMC to roll out 22nm process as early as 2018

Apr 28, 11:46

Foundry chipmaker UMC has disclosed plans to roll out 22nm process technology as early as 2018. UMC has started IP development for its 22nm process, and expects to introduce the node...

UMC planning 22nm process technology

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q17

Apr 27, 11:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, when the foundry chipmaker's capacity utilization rate...

Silicon wafer suppliers seeking long-term contracts

Apr 25, 11:18

Silicon wafer suppliers have advised their semiconductor customers to sign long-term contracts amid tight supply, according to industry sources.

AMEC aims to grow revenues to CNY2 billion in 2020

Apr 24, 11:28

Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment (AMEC) aims to grow its revenues to CNY2 billion (US$290.4 million) in 2020, and is striving to be among the world's top-5 semiconductor equipment...

AMEC CEO Gerald Yin

UMC Xiamen fab obtains orders from MediaTek, Spreadtrum

Apr 17, 11:40

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

28nm to be SMIC growth driver in 2017

Apr 17, 10:50

Semiconductor Manufacturing International's (SMIC) sales generated from 28nm process technology will play an important source of company growth during 2017, according to the China-based...

TSMC 1Q17 revenues miss guidance

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its first-quarter revenues miss its target range, whereas fellow foundry companies United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard...

Faraday intros 40eHV and 40LP SRAM compiler

Apr 5, 11:12

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has announced the enhancement of its memory compiler IP offerings on both UMC 40eHV and 40LP processes.

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...

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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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