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2008-01-04 Vanguard finalizes purchase of Winbond's 200mm fab
Aiming to expand its capacity, Taiwan specialty foundry provider Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp. has completed its acquisition of Winbond Electronics Corp.'s 200mm fab
2005-05-25 Updated: IC manufacturing utilization dropped in Q1
Amid a slowdown in the silicon foundry industry, the utilization rate of the world's wafer fabs fell for a third sequential quarter in the first quarter of 2005, according to the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics (SICAS) group.
2010-08-09 United Microelectronics hits max capacity
UMC announced hitting a record high in wafer shipments and producing at maximum capacity for Q2 2010. 65nm shipments drove the company's growth
2006-10-05 UMC, IME co-develop RF modeling for 90nm
United Microelectronics Corp. have partnered with Singapore's Institute of Microelectronics to jointly develop RF modeling solutions for 90nm technologies.
2013-06-17 UMC, IBM augment FinFET venture to 10nm
UMC will send researchers to work on the development of 10nm FinFET process technology with IBM.
2007-01-10 UMC's new 300mm fab to open in '08
United Microelectronics Corp. said it foresees opening a new 300mm wafer plant in 2008
2005-07-29 UMC trims capex after poor Q2, upbeat on Q3
Taiwan's foundry chip maker United Microelectronics Corp. has reported poor financial results for the second quarter, in contrast to its rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (see July 26 story), but gave an upbeat forecast for the third quarter
2016-04-29 UMC to get back on its feet by 2016
The company expects its wafer output to rise by about 5% during the quarter while its utilisation rate will rise to the "high 80% range" from 83% last year
2002-02-08 UMC to cut spending, increase advanced capacity
United Microelectronics Corp. intends to cut capital spending this year by 27 percent, joining its foundry rivals in tightening purses for what they expect to be a slow recovery in 2002
2008-06-16 UMC tips roadmap, veers away from 450mm
Taiwan foundry United Microelectronics Corp. has outlined its process roadmap and disclosed several alliances with the EDA community at the Design Automation Conference (DAC
2005-04-29 UMC sees sales, capacity utilization falls in Q2
Foundry United Microelectronics Corp. predicted that its sales would continue to fall in the second quarter of 2005, driving the foundry to the brink of a gross loss as its manufacturing capacity utilization drops to about 60 percent
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
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
2007-02-09 UMC Q4 revenue drops
Taiwanese foundry United Micro Electronics Corp. reported Q4 2006 net income of about $175 million on revenue of about $801 million
2004-03-01 UMC picks up SiS fab for $321 million
United Microelectronics Corp. said Thursday it will acquire an 8-inch wafer fab from PC chipset designer Silicon Integrated Systems Inc. in an all-stock deal worth $321 million
2006-01-18 UMC offers 90nm MPW service via Europractice
The Europractice IC service operated by the Interuniversities Microelectronics Center is now offering access to 90nm CMOS manufacturing on multiproject wafers from UMC.
2003-08-11 UMC developing niche 130nm aluminum process
United Microelectronics Corp. said that it is developing an aluminum-based 130nm process for customers that don't need the speed of copper.
2015-07-31 UMC cuts 28nm ramp up due to weak demand
By Q3 of next year, the company said it expects to reach 30,000 eight-inch wafer equivalents per month in 28nm, bringing the new technology node in line with overall corporate profitability
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
2002-05-14 UMC adopts PRI's planning system for next-gen fabs
Semiconductor foundry UMC has adopted PRI Automation Inc.'s Leverage for Operational Planning software for its next generation fabs
2008-05-20 TSMC ventures into automotive silicon market
TSMC is in European talks to enter the safety-critical automotive silicon market. Infineon, which claims to be number two in automotive silicon, is one way TSMC could make its move.
2004-12-01 TSMC tolls a mournful outlook for Q4
TSMC caught market watchers by surprise with a grim Q4 outlook that anticipates its manufacturing capacity utilization rate plummeting by about 15 percent to roughly 85 percent.
2014-04-21 TSMC to post high Q1 revenue due to smartphones, 28nm tech
The company expects a 22 per cent quarterly increase in sales to between $5.96 billion and $6.06 billion, gross margins between 47.5 per cent and 49.5 per cent.
2005-03-29 TSMC to open design center in Shanghai, says report
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd the world's largest foundry chip supplier, is planning to open a design-service center at its mainland Chinese factory in Shanghai, according to a Taiwan Economic News report, citing un-named executives at the wafer fab as sources.
2005-01-04 TSMC to accelerate 90nm process ramp
Amid a move to ramp up its 65nm technology, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd (TSMC) on Wednesday (Dec. 29) said that it will accelerate its 90nm fab capacity throughout 2005.
2010-04-19 TSMC tech event packs few surprises
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd presented a dizzying array of technology and new processes plus a few surprises at this year's Technology Symposium.
2008-03-05 TSMC streamlines operations
Foundry giant TSMC has reorganized its operations amid the expected departure of its sales and service chief, Kenneth Kin
2005-07-28 TSMC sees recovery amid strong Q2
Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. Ltd (TSMC) projects a recovery in the lackluster foundry business in the second half of 2005, amid a jump in its own sales, profits and fab utilization rates for the second quarter
2004-05-24 TSMC said to be seeking fab alliance with Macronix
Pinched for capacity, foundry giant Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg Co. is reportedly striking an alliance with memory maker Macronix International, which runs an 8-inch wafer fab and is mulling a 12-inch wafer line.
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