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Qualcomm, MediaTek seeking additional 28nm PolySiON production capacity at UMC

Aug 5, 22:01

Qualcomm and MediaTek reportedly are each holding a new round of negotiations with United Microelectronic Corporation (UMC) in order to gain an additional capacity for 28nm chips...

UMC to ramp 28nm wafer capacity

Aug 1, 14:58

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to ramp up its capacity for 28nm 12-inch wafers to 12,000 units by the fourth quarter of 2014 and further expand to 25,000 units in...

UMC looks to 1-5% wafer shipment growth in 3Q14

Jul 31, 11:11

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) expects its wafer shipments to grow within a range of 5% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as its capacity utilization rate has reached...

UMC to post single-digit revenue growth in 3Q14

Jul 30, 14:33

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is expected to post a sequential single-digit revenue growth in the third quarter of 2014, propelled by 28nm orders from smartphone solution...

SMIC revises up 2Q14 gross margin guidance

Jul 21, 16:48

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced an upward revision of its second quarter gross margin guidance for the three months ended June 30, 2014...

UMC June revenues hit all-time high

Stockwatch - Jul 10, 11:40

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$12.41 billion (US$415.01 million) for June, up 4% sequentially and 15.3% on year. The sum represents the company's...

Chipset solution vendors seek 28nm capacity at UMC, Globalfoundries and SMIC

Jul 2, 14:03

Chipset solution vendors including Qualcomm and MediaTek have continued to seek additional 28nm capacity at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Globalfoundries and, particularly,...

Wafer foundry houses to benefit from rising wearable device market

Jun 25, 15:22

Wafer foundry houses including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) are expected to benefit from the rise of the wearable...

Digitimes Research: Korea semiconductor companies to ramp up capital spending in 2H14

Jun 17, 16:26

Semiconductor capital spending by Samsung Electronics has topped the world's semiconductor companies for the fourth straight year since 2010. In 2014, Samsung's semiconductor capex...

UMC to expand foundry capacity to fend off competition from SMIC, say sources

Jun 13, 11:30

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will ramp up its capacity for 40nm processes in order to fend off increasing competition from China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

UMC to enter trial production of 14nm FinFET process in 1H15

Jun 12, 11:44

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will continue to develop advanced processes with plans to enter trial production of 14nm FinFET products in the first half of 2015, according...

UMC May revenues hit record

Jun 9, 21:50

Taiwan-based wafer foundry service provider United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) on June 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.930 billion (US$396 million) for May, a record...

Foundry houses, IC design vendors vying for fingerprint sensor orders

May 26, 15:11

Wafer foundry houses as well as more Taiwan-based IC vendors will vie for the growing fingerprint identification sensor orders from the smartphone sector in the second half of 2014,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top-3 foundry houses perform well in 1Q14

May 19, 14:52

Despite the impact of seasonality and inventory adjustments at PC and consumer electronics product clients, the top-three Taiwan-based wafer foundry houses still managed to ramp up...

MediaTek adding more 28nm chip orders at TSMC, UMC due to production defects at Globalfoundries

May 6, 21:54

MediaTek reportedly has been adding more 28nm chip orders at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) due to production defects...

UMC to begin producing 28nm dual-core chips for MediaTek in June

Apr 28, 10:36

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly will begin fabricating MediaTek's dual-core chips using its PolySiON 28nm process in June, according to industry sources.

UMC 28nm yield rates improving

Apr 23, 15:49

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has seen the yield rate of its 28nm production improve recently, with the process to begin generating revenues for the foundry house soon,...

UMC hesitates to join Samsung-Globalfoundries 14nm process alliance

Apr 22, 15:04

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly is reluctant to join the Samsung Electronics-Globalfoundries alliance for the development of a 14nm FinFET process node despite...

UMC, VIS report strong sales for March

Newswatch - Apr 10, 15:09

Foundry houses United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported strong sales for March, with UMC's March figures hitting...

UMC to begin delivering 28nm chips in 4Q14, say sources

Mar 27, 15:06

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is expected to begin delivering 28nm chips using a gate-last HKMG process in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

Semi material, equipment suppliers brace for strong sales

Mar 19, 11:45

Semiconductor material and equipment suppliers are poised for brisk sales in the months ahead, buoyed by a number of factors, including an upward revision of Taiwan Semiconductor...

Commentary: Is it likely for Qualcomm to produce 28nm chips at SMIC?

Mar 13, 15:56

Recent reports from China have cited Qualcomm president Derek Aberle as disclosing that it plans to produce 28nm chips at China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation...

TSMC, UMC post mixed results for February

Mar 11, 11:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have reported mixed results for February.

UMC 28nm HKMG process verified by Broadcom, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 3, 15:28

The 28nm HKMG process at United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has been verified by Broadcom, allowing the Taiwan-based foundry house to begin wafer starts for the US-based chipset...

TSMC remains key foundry partner for 28nm chips, says MediaTek

Feb 25, 16:05

In response to recent market speculation indicating that MediaTek is shifting some of its 28nm chip orders to Globalfoundries and United Microelectronics (UMC), MediaTek president...

Taiwan IC design houses March sales to soar

Feb 19, 14:58

Taiwan-based IC design houses including MediaTek, Realtek Semiconductor, Richtek Technology, Novatek Microelectronics and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are expected to report...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to drop 6% in 1Q14

Feb 17, 16:21

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues drop 6.2% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, due to seasonal factors and continued inventory adjustments at...

Synopsys, Realtek and UMC collaborate on single-chip Ultra HD smart TV SoC

Feb 14, 10:21

Synopsys, Realtek Semiconductor and United Microelectronics (UMC) announced on February 12 that their collaboration has resulted in first-pass silicon success of Realtek's RTD2995...

TSMC, UMC January sales rise

Feb 10, 15:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced increases in January consolidated revenues from a year ago of 8.4% and 6.5%, resp...

Hermes Microvision to see revenues hit new high in 2014

Feb 7, 15:59

E-beam inspection tool supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) is expected to see its revenues grow 20-30% on year to a new high in 2014, buoyed by orders from clients in Taiwan, the US...

UMC expects wafer shipments to rise slightly in 1Q14

Jan 27, 12:05

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its first-quarter wafer shipments to register a marginal increase sequentially, but wafer ASPs are likely to fall about 4%...

ARM and UMC extend 28nm IP partnership to target cost-effective mobile and consumer applications

Jan 14, 14:47

ARM and UMC have announced an agreement to offer the ARM Artisan physical IP platform along with POP IP for UMC's 28nm high-performance low-power (HLP) process technology.

UMC, VIS 4Q13 sales meet guidance

Jan 9, 21:43

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported mixed revenue results for December 2013, but both firms' fourth-quarter...

Intel reportedly places 28nm chip orders with TSMC, Globalfoundries and UMC

Jan 9, 20:10

Intel has contracted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its forthcoming Atom mobile processor series codenamed SoFIA, and also placed orders for entry-level...

UMC board approves capex for 28nm capacity expansion

Dec 19, 18:22

The board of directors of United Microelectronics (UMC) has approved an additional capital expenditure (capex) budget of NT$18.18 billion (US$609 million) specifically for expanding...

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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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