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UMC's 12inch fabs running at full capacity

Posted: 27 Sep 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:United Microelectronics? wafer production? wafer capacity? wafer? semicon?

United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) reportedly has its 12inch fabs now running at 100 percent capacity amid increasing orders for RF ICs and graphics chips, according to a Digitimes report.

Last month, UMC reported a solidly profitably second quarter and predicted more of the same in Q3, with wafer shipments expected to be flat to 2 percent up and average selling prices expected to jump between 6 percent and 8 percent.

UMC had also earlier said that its overall capacity utilization rate this quarter will likely fall at 80 percent, with UMCi, its 300mm fab in Singapore, to have a utilization rate of over 90 percent. In addition, the company expects its 12inch fab in UMCi to start 65nm production next year.

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