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2006-01-11 Tsao, Hsuan indicted over He Jian, quit UMC
Robert Tsao, the chairman of foundry giant UMC resigned on Monday just hours before being indicted in Taiwan for allegedly making illegal investments in a Chinese foundry.
2006-01-03 UMC chairman to resign amid snafus
Robert Tsao announces his plans to resign as chairman and board member of Taiwan foundry specialist United Microelectronics Corp.
2007-11-19 Taiwan President slams UMC exec's call for peace law
Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has rejected UMC chairman's proposal urging opposition and presidential candidate to pass a law ensuring peace across the Taiwan Strait.
2007-10-31 Ex-UMC chief cleared of illegal investment charges
Robert Tsao, former UMC chairman, has been cleared by the Hsinchu District Court of charges involving alleged illegal investments in China.
2006-03-01 China question dogs Taiwan's IC industry
The sudden resignation of UMC's Robert Tsao is quickly taking on larger implications for the technology industry than whether one company and its executives have flouted the law.
2002-02-12 UMC seeks control of Japan joint-venture fab
United Microelectronics Corp. is seeking to gain management control of its 300mm wafer joint venture with Hitachi Ltd, UMC chairman and chief executive Robert Tsao said Friday (Feb. 8).
2007-11-14 UMC exec calls for Taiwan, mainland China peace
In a half-page ad in three local newspapers, UMC executive Robert Tsao urged Taiwan's presidential candidates to end the five-decade hostility between Taiwan and mainland China.
2009-10-01 What's behind Taiwan's relaxed investment rules
Share prices of TSMC and UMC shot up with reports of Taiwan's easing of investment restrictions with regard to mainland China.
2006-02-17 UMC should restart with startup culture, says Hu
Jackson Hu, chairman and CEO of UMC said the company would "reinvent itself" as a startup company.
2005-08-09 UMC riled by TSMC comments on Hejian, says report
Foundry chip maker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) has been critical of its rival Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd (TSMC) alleging that Rick Tsai, TSMC's chief executive officer, made libelous remarks, according to a China Post report on Friday (Aug. 5).
2005-12-30 UMC reportedly seeks delisting from Taiwan exchange
The chairman of United Microelectronics Corp. reportedly said he is considering delisting the contract chipmaker from the Taiwan Stock Exchange after being penalized for delaying disclosures.
2006-09-07 UMC fails to list 15% stake in HeJian
Semiconductor foundry United Microelectronics reportedly failed in acquiring ownership of its 15 percent stake at HeJian Technology despite seeking the approval of Taiwan officials in June.
2005-03-25 UMC considers taking 15 percent stake in Chinese fab
Taiwan foundry United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) said Monday (Mar. 21) it may take a 15 percent stake worth $110 million in Chinese foundry He Jian Technology Corp., possibly with the hope of settling litigation in Taiwan accusing the firm of illegally helping the Chinese company build up its business.
2005-02-22 UMC chairman denies doing wrong in letter to Taiwan prosecutor
A Taiwan government investigation into local foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) took a dramatic twist on Friday (Feb. 18) with the company's chairman admitted he helped set up a Chinese foundry, an act that could lead to criminal charges, but denied wrong-doing in an open letter to the Taiwan prosecutor.
2006-02-20 Taiwan fines UMC $155,000, says report
Taiwan's economics ministry has set a fine of about $155,000 to be paid by UMC for violating restrictions on investment in He Jian Technology, a wafer fab in mainland China.
2002-04-03 Taiwan companies report minimal effect from quake
An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale shook Taiwan, March 31, but semiconductor foundries UMC and TSMC reported no interruption of power or water service following the quake.
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