ABOUT UMC

UMC Overview

UMC is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced IC production for applications spanning every major sector of the electronics industry. UMC's robust foundry solutions enable chip designers to leverage the company's sophisticated technology and manufacturing, which include high volume production 28nm gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, 14nm mass production, ultra-low power platform processes specifically engineered for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and the automotive industry's highest-rated AEC-Q100 Grade-0 manufacturing capabilities for production of ICs found in cars. UMC's 11 wafer fabs are strategically located throughout Asia and are able to produce over 600,000 wafers per month. The company employs over 19,000 people worldwide, with offices in Taiwan, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.

The Industry Leader

Founded in 1980 as Taiwan's first semiconductor company, UMC led the development of the commercial semiconductor industry in Taiwan. It was the first local company to offer foundry services, as well as the first semiconductor company to list on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (1985). UMC is responsible for many local industry innovations, including the introduction of the employee share bonus system, often credited as a primary factor in the development of a prominent electronics industry in Taiwan. UMC also enables customers to access complete supply chain information online through the MyUMC online service portal, an industry first when it was introduced in 1998.

Leading Foundry Solutions

UMC is committed to the timely delivery of leading-edge solutions that serve the specific and unique requirements of our customers in the face of today's advanced applications. UMC collaborates closely with customers as well as partners throughout the entire supply chain, including equipment, EDA tool, and IP vendors to work synergistically towards each customer's SoC silicon success. We also possess the required knowledge in system design and architecture necessary to properly integrate customer designs with advanced process technologies and IP. The result is a greater chance of first pass silicon success for today's SoC designs.

UMC's comprehensive foundry solutions start from a common logic-based platform, where designers can choose the process technology and transistor options that best fit their application. From there, technologies such as RFCMOS and embedded Flash can be used to further fine-tune the process for customers' individual needs. Furthermore, as IP has become a critical resource for today's SoCs, we have worked to provide basic design building blocks as well as more complex IP that are optimized for portability and cost, developed both internally and from third-party partners.

With advanced technology, a broad IP portfolio, system knowledge, and advanced 300mm manufacturing, UMC offers comprehensive solutions that help customers deliver successful results in a timely fashion.

World-Class Manufacturing

UMC is a 300mm manufacturing leader with several advanced 300mm fabs in operation. Fab 12A in Tainan, Taiwan has been in volume production for customer products since 2002 and is currently manufacturing 28nm products. The multi-phase complex is actually three separate fabs, consisting of Phases 1&2, 3&4, and 5&6. Fab 12A's total production capacity is currently over 75,000 wafers month. UMC's second 300mm fab, Fab 12i, is located in Singapore's Pasir Ris Wafer Park. This second-generation 300mm facility is also in volume production, with capacity at 50,000 wafers per month. UMC's newest 300mm fab, Fab 12X in Xiamen, China, began volume production in Q4, 2016. The total design capacity of Fab 12X is 50,000 wafers per month when fully equipped. Combined with our seven 200mm fabs and one 150mm specialty fab, UMC has a total monthly capacity of over 600,000 8" equivalent wafers.

Comprehensive Services

UMC's core services as a pure play foundry involve delivering the world's leading-edge technology through advanced research & development while providing the most advanced manufacturing capabilities. This includes 28nm gate-last, HKMG volume production and 300mm wafer fabs in Taiwan, Singapore and China. In addition, UMC employs a comprehensive IP program, protected by a security policy to guard the intellectual property rights of our customers and vendors. View UMC's complete Foundry Solutions, or for other foundry services and general customer engagement procedure, please refer to the company's Service Flow chart.

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Full Name
United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC)


Founded
1980


Key Executives

Stan Hung, Chairman
Shan-Chieh Chien, President
Jason Wang, President


Global Offices
Taiwan (HQ), U.S., China, Europe, Singapore, Japan and Korea


Fab Operations
Taiwan, Singapore and China


Number of Employees
Over 19,000 Worldwide


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NYSE.: UMC
TWSE.:2303


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