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UMC gears Singapore fab up for 45/40nm

Posted: 13 Oct 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:UMC Singapore facility? 300mm fab? foundry?

United Microelectronics Corp.'s Fab 12i in Singapore has begun an aggressive expansion project, increasing its capacity and enabling 45/40nm production. The expansion plan in the 300mm fab will help to better serve growing customer demand for leading edge capacity and expand the company's market share for advanced process technologies.

Po Wen Yen, senior VP in charge of 300mm operations at UMC, said, "This capacity expansion and advanced technology migration project for Fab 12i has demonstrated our commitment to provide customer-driven foundry solutions to support the needs of our customers. It will also create more local job opportunities for Singapore while attracting more talented engineers to UMC from all over the world. Furthermore, it will contribute greatly to Singapore semiconductor industry's development and create benefits for customers, the local community and UMC."

Construction for Fab 12i was completed in April 2002 as Singapore's first 300mm fab, with pilot production beginning in 2003. Fab 12i has a current capacity of 31,000 wafers per month and currently is in volume production for customer products down to 65/55nm.

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