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  • Last update: Monday 21 July 2014 [501 news items]

UMC approved to hold stake in Hejian

Nov 2, 01:00

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that the company has received approval from Taiwan's Investment Commission under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)...

Xilinx shipping new FPGA built on TSMC 28nm process

Oct 27, 10:12

Xilinx has announced the first shipments of its Virtex-7 2000T FPGA, the first product using 2.5D IC stacked packaging technology. The chip is built on TSMC's 28nm HPL (low power...

Vincent Tong, company senior VP of worldwide quality and new product introduction

UMC posts lower 3Q11 profits, to stay profitable in 4Q11

Oct 26, 16:12

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its net profits for the third quarter of 2011 decline 38.8% sequentially and 77.6% from a year ago, with gross margin sliding...

UMC breaks into supply chain for Kindle Fire, says report

Newswatch - Oct 24, 12:07

Amazon's recently-launched Kindle Fire tablet contains a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor, which reportedly is being manufactured using 45nm process technology at United Microelectronics...

Heavyweight newcomers to accelerate solar market transformation

Oct 19, 10:01

Solar firms have been facing low demand in 2011. As marginalization continues to weed out firms that are less competitive, many non-solar industry leading corporations have been eyeing...

Solar cells

Synopsys, UMC extend collaboration to 28nm

Oct 13, 01:00

Synopsys and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced an agreement to collaborate on the development of Synopsys DesignWare IP for UMC's 28nm HLP Poly SiON process.

TSMC, UMC post revenue drops in September 2011

Oct 7, 14:58

Contract chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) both saw their September 2011 revenues decrease from those of the...

ARM, UMC extend partnership to 28nm

Oct 7, 01:00

United Microelectronics (UMC) on October 6 announced that its existing partnership with processor IP vendor ARM now extends to 28nm solutions.

Foundries offer discount for IC designers

Sep 27, 14:11

Pure-play wafer foundries in Taiwan and China reportedly have offered special discounts to their fabless IC clients, due to particularly low utilization rates that are likely to persist...

Samsung reportedly places eMMC controller orders with Faraday

Sep 26, 11:33

Samsung Electronics reportedly has placed orders for embedded MMC (eMMC) controllers with Taiwan-based IC design service provider Faraday Technology, according to industry sources.

UMC develops 0.18-micron MTP technology

Sep 14, 14:40

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that under a joint development with IC design house Yield Microelectronics (YMC), it has developed a new 0.18-micron multiple-time programmable...

UMC August revenues slip

Sep 8, 16:27

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$8.2 billion (US$281 million) for August 2011, down 6.9% on month and 24.7% on year.

SEMICON Taiwan 2011: Companies announce job openings

Sep 8, 01:40

A number of Taiwan-based semiconductor companies including foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), memory chipmakers...

UMC may see operating loss in 4Q11, say analysts

Sep 6, 11:33

Taiwan-based foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) is likely to see its third-quarter 2011 operation fall short of its forecast made in early August, and suffer an operating...

UMC HQ

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...

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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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