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Foundries brace for impact of wafer shortage

Mar 14, 11:25

With the impact of Japan's massive earthquake disrupting production at silicon wafer supplier Shin-Etsu Handotai (SEH), major pure-play foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

UMC to provide foundry services for Sanken Electric

Mar 11, 01:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reached an agreement with Sanken Electric, under which the pure-play foundry will manufacture power semiconductor products for the Japan-based...

UMC February revenues up 4% on year

Mar 8, 16:01

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$9.01 billion (US$307 million) for February 2011, up 4.3% on year. On a sequential basis, however, UMC revenues...

TSMC sales target for 2011 unchanged, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 8, 15:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated that its target of 20% growth in 2011 sales, and earnings-before-tax growth of 20% on a long-term basis remain unchanged,...

Emerging markets to drive China foundries' growth: Q&A with Digitimes Research analyst Nobunaga Chai

Feb 24, 10:21

China's foundries may not be able to compete head-to-head against the industry's global top-three players in the most advanced process technologies, but their opportunities lie elsewhere...

Nobunaga Chai

TSMC, UMC post mixed January sales

Feb 10, 15:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has posted consolidated revenues of NT$ 35.37 billion (US$1.23 billion) for January 2011, up 1.4% on month and 17.4% on year.

Taiwan IC design houses see lower 1Q11 gross margins

Jan 27, 15:33

Taiwan-based IC design houses are cautious about their gross margin performance during the first quarter of 2011, due to concerns that their foundry partners are considering raising...

UMC reports record sales for 2010

Jan 26, 15:31

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced record revenues and shipments for 2010, despite seeing weaker sales in the last quarter of the year.

Switch to 8-inch wafers to provide sufficient capacity and inventory flexibility for analog IC design houses

Jan 26, 01:45

With the imminent entry of Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch analog IC process, Taiwan-based analog IC design houses have looked to transition to 8-inch wafers since the second half...

Kingston reportedly to buy stake in SSD controller firm JMicron

Jan 24, 11:32

Memory module supplier Kingston Technology will likely subscribe to a private placement of JMicron Technology, which specializes in controller chips for solid-state drives (SSD),...

UMC to volume produce MEMS products in 2011

Jan 20, 02:10

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) announced on January 19 the company has produced custom MEMS sensor products, with volume production scheduled for later in 2011.

UMC December revenues up 9.5% on year

Jan 7, 14:57

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$10.18 billion (US$345 million) for December 2010, up 9.53% from a year earlier. On a sequential...

SPIL reportedly seeking to buy KYEC shares from UMC

Jan 6, 01:45

Industry rumors have circulated that Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is in talks with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) about a takeover of UMC's holdings in testing...

UMC invests in smart grid company Trilliant

Dec 22, 01:30

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has participated in a US$100 million fundraiser by US-based smart grid company Trilliant. Other investors reportedly include General Electric...

TSMC and UMC to create 5,000 new jobs in 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 15, 14:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to hire 3,000 new employees in 2011 for its operations in Taiwan, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily...

TSMC takes strengthening NT dollar into consideration for 2011 quotes

Dec 15, 01:45

With the NT dollar continuing to strengthen against the US dollar, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has taken currency fluctuations into consideration when negotiating...

UMC November revenues slide on month

Dec 8, 15:00

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$10.44 billion (US$346 million) for November 2010, down 2.4% from the previous month.

Revenues of major Greater-China IC foundries to rise 9% in 2011, says Digitimes Research

Dec 8, 14:29

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Vanguard International...

MediaTek reportedly negotiating new prices with UMC and backend service providers

Nov 29, 12:29

MediaTek is reportedly negotiating with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) as well as backend service providers including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware...

Cleanroom orders extend to 1H11

Nov 24, 01:05

With the semiconductor industry continuing to expand capacity, orders for cleanrooms and production equipment have extended to 2011, and sales of related suppliers will see strong...

Realtek reportedly ramping up orders at TSMC, UMC

Nov 22, 15:23

IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has recently raised wafer starts at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), due to...

UMC to terminate merger deal with Hejian

Nov 19, 01:05

United Microelectronics Corporation's (UMC) board of directors has decided to terminate the company's merger agreement with Hejian Technology, according to the Taiwan-based contract...

UMC shares drop after reports of acquisition setback

Newswatch - Nov 18, 16:38

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) saw its shares decline 1.3% to NT$14.70 (US$0.48) on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) during morning trading today (November 18), after a...

Taiwan to pass Japan as largest source of IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Nov 15, 13:53

It was not long ago that Taiwan was considered just a provider of back-end (assembly and test) services for the semiconductor industry. However, over the past two decades the country...

UMC posts slight on-month drop in October revenues

Nov 8, 15:46

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) turned in NT$10.7 billion (US$355 million) in October 2010 revenues, down 2.2% on month. But the figure showed 15.1% growth...

UMC more upbeat on 2010 chip market growth

Oct 28, 01:15

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) now expects the global semiconductor market to grow 30% in 2010, while the foundry sector will show over 30% growth, CEO Shih-Wei Sun said...

UMC 3Q10 sales up 19% on year, net profits soar 43%

Oct 27, 15:03

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported net profits of NT$8.72 billion (US$283 million) on revenues of NT$32.65 billion for the third quarter of 2010, showing on-year...

TSMC and UMC say no plans to raise prices despite currency fluctuations

Oct 20, 14:42

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have both said they will not increase contract manufacturing prices despite the strengthening...

Memory IC designer Chingis to list on Taiwan emerging stock market

Oct 15, 01:50

Chingis Technology, a fabless chipmaker of embedded non-volatile memory (NVM) solutions, will list on Taiwan's emerging stock market on October 29. The company mainly supplies 4Mb...

Globalfoundries aims for over US$3.5 billion revenues in 2010, says COO

Oct 14, 01:10

Globalfoundries aims to generate more than US$3.5 billion in revenues in 2010, COO Song-Hwee Chia remarked at a company event held in Taipei on October 13. The target will allow the...

Globalfoundries COO Song-Hwee Chia

Taiwan prosecutors drop case against ex-UMC execs

Newswatch - Oct 11, 17:05

Prosecutors have decided to not seek further actions in an investment case against Robert Tsao and John Hsuan, former chairman and vice chairman of United Microelectronics Corporation...

TSMC 3Q10 sales top estimate, UMC meets guidance

Oct 8, 15:44

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has posted consolidated revenues of NT$112.25 billion (US$3.64 billion) for the third quarter of 2010, which exceeded its guidance...

TSMC and UMC to post opposite results in capacity utilization in 4Q10

Oct 6, 01:20

With decreasing orders from Taiwan-based IC design houses, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will likely see mixed results...

UMC solar cell subsidiary set to expand capacity

Sep 17, 02:05

While seeing order visibility to the end of 2011, solar cell maker Topcell Solar International is looking to expand its annual capacity to 450MWp in early 2011 and further to 800MWp...

Former UMC execs found not guilty in Hejian case retrial

Newswatch - Sep 16, 01:05

Robert Tsao and John Hsuan, the former chairman and vice chairman of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), have both been found not guilty of illegal investment in China-based...

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  • 300mm+wafer+from+UMC+with+11+copper+layers

    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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