UMC Fab 12i Wins MediaTek's 2008 Best Fab Award
300mm fab achieves
highest marks on Mediatek's performance scorecard
HSINCHU, Taiwan, Feb. 9, 2009 -UMC (NYSE:
UMC; TSE: 2303), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced
that MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for
wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, has awarded
UMC's Fab 12i with its 2008 Best Fab Award. The 300mm fab scored
highest on MediaTek's scorecard system, which benchmarked all of
their foundry vendors and included stringent criteria for fab operations.
UMC performed well in areas such as providing solid and quick responses
to MediaTek's requirements, rapid yield improvement for yield-related
issues, and fast cycle time support for urgent wafer lots.
"UMC is well deserving of our 2008 Best
Fab award," said Ching-Jiang Hsieh, President of MediaTek.
"Their customer service and engineering teams have done an
excellent job in supporting our various projects and manufacturing
needs. They have been instrumental in helping us achieve our product
development and manufacturing targets."
Dr. Shih-Wei Sun, CEO of UMC, said, "We
are excited that our long-time partner MediaTek has recognized UMC
for its superior fab performance. This award reflects well on our
commitment to deliver Customer-Driven Foundry Solutions to respond
to the needs and requirements of each customer. We look forward
to further enhancing our service to Mediatek in the future."
In addition to the Best Fab Award, UMC also won
MediaTek's 2008 Best Project Award for the foundry's solid support
for an ongoing project. MediaTek has several products in development
or production across multiple fabs at UMC.
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry
that provides advanced technology and manufacturing services for
applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC's
customer-driven foundry solutions allow chip designers to leverage
the strength of the company's leading-edge processes, which include
production proven 65nm, 45/40nm, 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 are both in
volume production for a variety of customer products. The company
employs approximately 12,000 people worldwide and has offices in
Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Europe, and the United States. UMC can
be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.