Announces Retirement of Mr. Tony Yu as President of UMC-USA Office
Position to be filled by Mr. Jason Wang,
vice president of UMC's Corporate Marketing division
HSINCHU, Taiwan, June
15, 2009 -UMC (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303), a leading global semiconductor
foundry, today announced the retirement of Mr. Tony Yu, president
of the UMC-USA office, effective immediately. Mr. Yu, who initially
notified UMC of his plans to retire earlier this month, has been
an integral part of UMC's management team over the years. He has
served in many key positions including head of North American sales
and will remain active as senior advisor to UMC-USA following his
retirement. Mr. Jason Wang, vice president of UMC's Corporate Marketing
division, will become president of UMC-USA.
With over 25 years of
semiconductor industry experience in sales and engineering, Mr.
Yu joined the UMC-USA office in 1997 as vice president of sales.
He was in charge of overseeing new account development, and was
promoted to president in 2007. Under Mr. Yu's leadership, UMC-USA
experienced significant improvement in new business, revenue growth,
and customer support.
Dr. Shih-Wei Sun, CEO of UMC, commented, "Tony's substantial
contributions to UMC over his distinguished career have helped UMC
grow into its current position as a global foundry leader. He has
played an instrumental role in establishing strong business relationships
with our North American customers, which now account for a major
portion of UMC's revenue. We will miss Tony's endless loyalty and
enthusiasm towards UMC, and wish him all the best in his retirement."
UMC has appointed Mr.
Jason Wang to succeed Mr. Yu. Mr. Wang is a seasoned operations
executive with more than 20 years of experience in the semiconductor
industry. Mr. Wang was vice president of Operations for Trident
Microsystems Inc., before joining UMC in 2008 as vice president
of Corporate Marketing.
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.