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Thin-film solar products face increasing difficulties in commercialization

Sep 1, 15:06

The solar market has been facing tough challenges in 2011. The price of mainstream silicon-based solar products has been falling rapidly causing alternative types of solar products...

thin-film solar product

UMC launches 1.8-5V embedded EEPROM processes

Sep 1, 14:37

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced breakthroughs in its development of embedded EEPROM (eEEPROM) process technologies, which deliver an I/O voltage range of 1.8V-5V...

MediaTek places additional orders with UMC on emerging market demand

Aug 31, 14:48

IC design house MediaTek, in view of increasing orders for its handset SoC solutions from China, India and other emerging markets, has released additional orders to United Microelectronics...

MediaTek

Significant price drop of polysilicon in 4Q11, says SAS

Aug 31, 11:29

The price of polysilicon is likely to show a large decrease in the fourth quarter due to the low season and previous capacity expansions made by firms, according to solar wafer firm...

MediaTek asks for additional capacity from UMC due to increased orders for MT6573 chip

Aug 24, 01:05

Due higher than expected orders for its MT6573 3.75G smartphone chip, MediaTek has asked for additional foundry capacity equivalent to several thousands of wafers from United Microelectronics...

UMC encourages employees to take holiday amid demand slowdown

Newswatch - Aug 15, 10:35

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has encouraged certain employees stationed at some of its wafer fabs, which are seeing lower utilization rate, to begin taking annual leave...

TSMC posts drop in July sales

Aug 10, 14:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$35.43 billion (US$1.22 billion) for July, down 3.4% on month and 4.8% on year.

Silicon wafer prices to stay flat in 3Q11, says Topco chairman

Aug 9, 15:01

Suppliers of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers, who had originally planned to further raise their quotes by 10-20% in the third quarter as they did in the second, will be unable...

UMC July revenues down 4% on month

Aug 9, 14:47

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$8.81 billion (US$303 million) for July 2011, down 4.1% on month.

UMC sees 3Q11 revenue decline in low teens; keeps capex unchanged

Aug 3, 15:35

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects revenues to decrease by a low-teens percentage sequentially in the third quarter of 2011, affected by fewer wafer shipments. Utilization rate...

UMC CEO Shin-Wei Sun

SiS to phase out its PC chipset business

Aug 2, 01:10

Taiwan-based chipset maker Silicon Integrated System (SiS) is set to phase out its PC business by the end of 2011 and will turn its business focus fully to chipsets for consumer electronics...

Cypress, UMC partner on ICs built using 65nm SONOS embedded NVM

Jul 28, 01:05

Cypress Semiconductor and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have produced working silicon on a new 65nm SONOS (silicon oxide nitride oxide silicon) technology for embedded...

UMC may see sequential drop in 3Q11 revenues

Jul 13, 15:49

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) may see revenues for the third quarter of 2011 decrease about 10% on quarter, defying normal seasonal patterns, according to market...

Global Unichip seeing demand for 65nm and below processes rise

Jul 12, 15:07

Global Unichip has esimated that products requiring 65nm and below processing rose to account for more than 50% of its revenues in the second quarter, up from 45% in the first. The...

TSMC 2Q11 sales meet guidance

Jul 8, 14:57

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported NT$36.67 billion (US$1.28 billion) in consolidated revenues for June 2011, down 0.1% on month but up 0.9% on year. The...

Focus of solar systems turns to rooftop installations

Jul 6, 01:10

As government incentives shift focus to rooftop installations, many international solar firms have been targeting this type of installation in recent years. Governments such as those...

ProMOS struggling to find investors for private placement

Jul 1, 01:25

ProMOS Technology shareholders recently approved a company proposal to raise additional paid-in capital through private placement. But the DRAM maker has been struggling to find investors...

TSMC, UMC likely to lower capex budgets for 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 22, 13:45

Taiwan's two foundry giants are likely to revise downward their capex goals for 2011 due to worries that orders in the second half of the year may not be large enough to fill their...

Foundries seeing slower growth in wafer starts for 3Q11, say sources

Jun 20, 11:16

Contract chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have seen their clients cut back on wafer starts for the third...

UMC sees ASP pressure in 2H11

Jun 16, 01:15

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reiterated its forecasts released on April 27 that the foundry will see flat growth sequentially in both shipments and ASPs in the second...

TI reportedly cuts wafer starts at TSMC, UMC

Jun 15, 16:49

Texas Instruments (TI) has cut its orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), according to sources in the industry...

UMC posts slight drop in May revenues

Jun 8, 16:56

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$9.4 billion (US$328 million) for May 2011, down 1.7% on month to reach the second lowest level...

PTI, Elpida, UMC to collaborate to develop 3D IC logic+DRAM integration solution

May 31, 01:10

Taiwan-based memory packaging/testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) and wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) as well as Japan-based DRAM maker Elpida Memory on May 30...

UMC announces ECB issue

Stockwatch - May 18, 16:01

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has issued five-year non-secured ECBs (euro-convertible bonds) worth US$500 million to fund equipment purchases and bolster its finances,...

UMC posts flat revenues for April

May 9, 16:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced net sales of NT$9.56 billion (US$335 million) for April 2011, down 0.22% sequentially but up 2.6% on year.

UMC cuts global chip outlook for 2011

Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:52

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has revised downward its growth forecast for the global semiconductor market to 5% this year from its previous estimate of 5%-10% growth,...

UMC CEO Shin-Wei Sun

UMC meets 1Q11 guidance, cautious about 2Q

Apr 27, 16:38

United Microelectronics (UMC) has said its first-quarter 2011 results came in line with its guidance. However, the contract chipmaker expressed caution about its outlook for the second...

TSMC confident of making CIGS PV modules comparable with solar cells, says chairman

Apr 26, 16:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is technologically capable of producing CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV (photovoltaic) modules with energy conversion...

Korea, Taiwan chipmakers turn to local wafer producers for support

Apr 14, 12:15

Korea- and Taiwan-based foundry houses and memory-IC manufacturers have obtained support from their local producers of blank silicon wafers as failure of supplies from Japan still...

UMC to raise salaries by 7.5% on average

Apr 14, 01:50

United Microelectronics (UMC) has unveiled plans to raise its employees' base salaries in 2011 by 7.5% on average. The estimated pay rise doubles the level of previous years, the...

UMC says Japan fab unaffected by aftershocks

Apr 13, 14:10

United Microelectronics Corporation's (UMC) 8-inch wafer plant in Chiba Prefecture has not been affected by the latest aftershocks that struck Japan, continuing to run at normal capacity,...

UMC March revenues up 6% on-month

Apr 8, 15:44

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) saw revenues increase 6.4% on month to NT$9.59 billion (US$332 million) in March 2011, ending a five-month streak of sequential decreases.

UMC buys equipment for 3D IC manufacturing

Apr 7, 01:25

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has acquired NT$561 million (US$19 million) worth of production equipment from subsidiary Hong Bao Technology (transliterated from Chinese),...

UMC gearing up for 12-inch capacity expansion, says report

Newswatch - Apr 6, 14:20

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to allocate almost 90% of company capex for 2011 to expand capacity at its 12-inch wafer plants, Fab 12A and Fab 12i, according to...

UMC to buy Hejian shares for US$87 million

Stockwatch - Mar 17, 15:57

Taiwan-based pure-play foundry United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to acquire an up to 30% stake in its China-based counterpart Hejian Technology, with a total transaction...

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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.

  • SEMICON+Taiwan%3A+Hermes+Liu%2C+UMC%2E

    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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