SG Opens Europe Sales Office in Singapore
office will better serve Europe based customers of UMC's 300mm Fab
HSINCHU, Taiwan, July
31, 2009 -UMC (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303), a leading global semiconductor
foundry, today announced that its Singapore-based operations, UMC
SG, has opened a local office dedicated to Europe sales and support.
The new office will enable better service to current and future
customers with products manufactured at Fab 12i, UMC's Singapore-based
300mm fab. The office will be officially opened and ready to serve
customers effective August 1, 2009.
Mr. C.Y. Hsu, general
manager, Europe sales office at UMC SG, said, "The opening
of UMC SG's Europe sales office in Singapore is another example
of our commitment to provide Customer Driven Foundry Solutions to
our customers. The new office will help streamline the interface
between UMC SG and our European customers with products at Fab 12i
by eliminating the need to channel through UMC headquarters in Taiwan.
This in turn will help enhance response time and efficiency to increase
our customers' competitiveness and accelerate their product time-to-market."
UMC's Fab 12i is a second-generation
300mm fab that has been in production since 2004. The state-of-the-art
facility features advanced automation with a current installed capacity
of 31,000 wafers per month. Fab 12i has several customers from Europe
from both IDM and fabless sectors, and is in volume production for
IC's down to 65nm/55nm.
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.