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UMC Milestones


Company Chronology

1980

May

UMC established

1985

July

Becomes the first IC company to list on the Taiwan Stock Exchange.

1995

July

Begins transformation into a pure-play foundry

 

July - September

Three joint venture foundry companies established

 

September

200mm fab begins production

1996

January

0.35-micron volume production.

1997

October

0.25-micron volume production.

1998

April

Acquires Holtek Semiconductor fab.

 

December

Acquires Nippon Steel Semiconductor Corp. fab; renamed Fab UMCJ in 2001.

1999

March

0.18-micron volume production.

 

November

Begins construction of 300mm fab in Taiwan's Tainan Science Park, Fab 12A.

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