Hsinchu, Taiwan, April 28, 2023 - United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has achieved outstanding results in the 9th annual Corporate Governance Evaluation conducted by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) and Taipei Exchange (TPEx), which once again ranked UMC in the top 5%. UMC is one of eight firms to be awarded this honor every year since the implementation of the Corporate Governance Evaluation in 2015 by the two local exchanges, recognizing the Company’s commitment to corporate governance and sustainable development. A total of 1,662 companies were reviewed in this year’s assessment, with 46 TWSE and 37 TPEx listed firms selected for the top 5% ranking.
UMC continually strives to enhance its corporate governance, such as ensuring the protection of shareholders’ rights and interests, strengthening the structure and operation of its board of directors, increasing information transparency, and promoting sustainable development. As an example, the Company has taken steps to increase the diversity of its board of directors to boost effectiveness. UMC’s board is composed of nine directors with a range of professional backgrounds, with over half of the board seats held by independent directors. The Company also leads the semiconductor foundry industry in Taiwan for gender equality on the board, with two female directors.
UMC has been recognized by various domestic and foreign institutions for its commitment to sustainable development, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). The Company has been listed as an index component in the DJSI for 15 consecutive years, and achieved the highest sustainability score among semiconductor foundry peers. In addition, UMC has issued non-financial annual reports for 22 consecutive years to enhance communications with stakeholders regarding sustainability-related information. Since 2008, UMC is also one of the few companies to be recognized every year in the Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards.
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry company. The company provides high quality IC fabrication services, focusing on logic and various specialty technologies to serve all major sectors of the electronics industry. UMC’s comprehensive IC processing technologies and manufacturing solutions include Logic/Mixed-Signal, embedded High-Voltage, embedded Non-Volatile-Memory, RFSOI and BCD etc. Most of UMC's 12-in & 8-in fabs with its core R&D are located in Taiwan, with additional ones throughout Asia. UMC has total 12 fabs in production with combined capacity of approximately 850,000 wafers per month (8-in equivalent), and all of them are certified with IATF 16949 automotive quality standard. UMC is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, plus local offices in United States, Europe, China, Japan, Korea & Singapore, with worldwide total 20,000 employees. For more information, please visit: https://www.umc.com.
Note from UMC Concerning Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the statements in the foregoing announcement are forward-looking within the meaning of the U.S. Federal Securities laws, including statements about introduction of new services and technologies, future outsourcing, competition, wafer capacity, business relationships and market conditions. Investors are cautioned that actual events and results could differ materially from these statements as a result of a variety of factors, including conditions in the overall semiconductor market and economy; acceptance and demand for products from UMC; and technological and development risks. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in UMC’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. UMC does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.