UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303)
was founded in 1980 as Taiwan's first semiconductor company.
It later became the first IC company to list on the Taiwan
stock exchange. In 1995, UMC transformed its business strategy
to a pure-play foundry model, and has since grown to become
a global leader in semiconductor process technology and manufacturing.
UMC's customer-driven foundry solutions allow chip designers
to leverage the strength of the company's leading-edge processes,
which include 28nm, mixed signal/RFCMOS, and a wide range of
specialty technologies. Production is
supported through 10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include
two advanced 300mm fabs in Taiwan and Singapore. UMC employs over 13,000 people worldwide and has offices in the
United States, Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and Singapore.
note that all information is governed by the following Terms
NOTE CONCERNING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
Some statements in this release are "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the
U.S. Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which
may cause the actual performance, financial condition or results
of operations of UMC to be materially different from what
may be implied by such forward-looking statements. Investors
are cautioned that actual events and results could differ
materially from those statements as a result of a number of
factors, many of which are beyond our control.
The financial statements included in this
release were prepared pursuant to ROC GAAP. Investors are
cautioned that there are many differences between ROC GAAP
and U.S. GAAP, as described in the notes to the financial
statements included in UMC's annual reports filed with the
The forward-looking statements in this release
reflect the current belief of UMC as of the date of this release
and UMC undertakes no obligation to update these forecasts
and forward-looking statements for events or circumstances
that occur subsequent to such date.