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UMC Becomes First Taiwan Foundry to Acquire AEO Certification


HSINCHU, Taiwan, August 23 , 2013 – United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced it has passed the assessment by AEO Center of Custom Administration, Taiwan Ministry of Finance, and became the first Taiwan foundry to acquired AEO certification. As an industry pioneer, UMC proactively echoes Government's AEO policy, and strives for supply chain security issue. With the AEO certification, UMC now has the benefit of accelerating custom clearance process.

ML Liao, vice president at UMC said, "UMC as the global foundry company, in response to the awareness of international anti-terrorism trend and supply chain security issue, we've devoted to implementation of AEO system and supply chain management system. UMC and our customer can mutually benefit from acquiring the AEO certification, not only satisfy customers' requirements for efficient delivery and supply chain security, but also enhance UMC's export competiveness. In the future, we expect to continue carrying out AEO certification principles, and further to strengthen supply chain security from every aspect."

Custom Administration of Taiwan Ministry of Finance has signed a MRA (Mutual Recognition Arrangement) with United States November, 2012, and is also in the process of signing with Singapore, Israel; it shows the necessity of AEO implementation as an international trading trend. UMC called an AEO kick-off meeting this February, filled the application to Taipei Custom Office in May, and completed document assessment, field validation in July, and officially acquired AEO certification in manufacture, importer, and exporter, three categories today.

About UMC
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced technology and manufacturing for applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC’s robust foundry solutions allow chip designers to leverage the company’s leading-edge processes, which include 28nm poly-SiON and gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, mixed signal/RFCMOS, and a wide range of specialty technologies. Production is supported through 10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include two advanced 300mm fabs; Fab 12A in Taiwan and Singapore-based Fab 12i. Fab 12A consists of Phases 1-4 which are in production for customer products down to 28nm. Construction is underway for Phases 5&6, with future plans for Phases 7&8. The company employs over 15,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan, mainland China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at



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