United Microelectronics Corporation

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United Microelectronics Corporation
聯華電子
Public
Traded asTWSE: 2303
NYSEUMC
IndustrySemiconductor Foundry
Founded1980; 40 years ago (1980)
HeadquartersHsinchu Science Park
Hsinchu, Taiwan
Key people
Stan Hung, Chairman
SC Chien, Co-president
Jason Wang, Co-president
RevenueUS$5 billion (2019)
Number of employees
19,500
Websitewww.umc.com
The Singapore factory and offices of United Microelectronics Corporation.

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC; Chinese: 聯華電子; pinyin: Liánhuá Diànzǐ) is a Taiwanese company based in Hsinchu, Taiwan. It was founded as Taiwan's first semiconductor company in 1980 as a spin-off of the government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).[1]

UMC is best known for its semiconductor foundry business, manufacturing integrated circuits wafers for fabless semiconductor companies. In this role, UMC is ranked behind competitors TSMC and GlobalFoundries.[2] It has four 300 mm fabs, one in Taiwan, one in Singapore, one in China, and one in Japan.[1]

UMC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange as 2303. UMC has 12 manufacturing facilities worldwide, employing approximately 19,500 people.

History[edit]

On May 22, 1980, UMC was spun off from the Industrial Technology Research Institute and was formally established as the first private integrated circuit company in Taiwan.

1985: Officially listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (code: 2303). It was the first listed semiconductor company in Taiwan.

1995: Decided to transform from an IDM company with its own products to a professional pure-play foundry.

1996: Spun off its IC design units to establish MediaTek, Novatek, ITE Technology, Faraday Technology, AMIC Technology, and Davicom.

1999: Fab 12A 12-inch wafer fab in Tainan Science Park was officially established.

2000: Lists on the New York Stock Exchange as Taiwan's first semiconductor company to do so.[3]

2000: Produces the first chips using copper process technology and the first 0.13 micron ICs in the semiconductor industry.

2004: 12-inch wafer fab in Singapore enters mass production.

2008: Listed as a constituent stock on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the first time.[4]

2010: 30th anniversary of the company.

2013: Fully acquires Hejian Technology Wafer Fab in Suzhou, China..

2015: USCXM 12-inch wafer fab located in Xiamen, Fujian Province, China was officially established. [5]

2017: 28nm mass production begins at USCXM in Xiamen.

2019: Fully acuired Japan-based Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor. [6][7][8]

2020: Reached a plea agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve a 2018 trade secrets case.[9]

Fab list[10][edit]

Fab Node Location Wafer diameter Wafers per month
WKT 450-350 nm Hsinchu, Taiwan 150 mm 31,000
Fab 8AB 500-250 nm Hsinchu, Taiwan 200 mm 67,000
Fab 8C 350-110 nm Hsinchu, Taiwan 200 mm 37,000
Fab 8D 130-90 nm Hsinchu, Taiwan 200 mm 31,000
Fab 8E 500-180 nm Hsinchu, Taiwan 200 mm 37,000
Fab 8F 180-150 nm Hsinchu, Taiwan 200 mm 40,000
Fab 8S 180-110 nm Hsinchu, Taiwan 200 mm 31,000
Fab 8N (He Jian) 500-110 nm Suzhou, China 200 mm 76,000
Fab 12A 130-14 nm Tainan, Taiwan 300 mm 87,000
Fab 12i 130-40 nm Singapore 300 mm 53,000
Fab 12X (United Semiconductor) 40-28 nm Xiamen, China 300 mm 19,000 -> 25,000 (2021)
Fab 12M (USJC, former Fujitsu) 90-40 nm Mie, Japan 300 mm 33,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UMC Overview". UMC. UMC. Archived from the original on 2005-03-19. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
  2. ^ "Pure-Play Semiconductor Foundry Market Set for 12 Percent Growth in 2012". iSuppli. 2012-04-11. Retrieved 2012-06-02.
  3. ^ "UMC Lists on NYSE".
  4. ^ "UMC Selected as DJSI component".
  5. ^ "UMC begins construction of 12-inch fab in Xiamen". DIGITIMES. Retrieved 2020-11-10.
  6. ^ "UMC Receives Final Approval for 100% Acquisition of Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor". www.businesswire.com. September 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "UMC Receives Final Approval for 100% Acquisition of Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor". www.bloomberg.com. 2019-09-25. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
  8. ^ "Message from the President | USJC:United Semiconductor Japan Co., Ltd".
  9. ^ "UMC and US Department of Justice reach Plea Agreement on Trade Secret Case". www.businesswire.com. 2020-10-29. Retrieved 2020-11-09.
  10. ^ "Q2 2020 Investor Conference Official Material" (PDF).

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