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Former UMC boss funding "civilian warriors" against China
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Tsao donates $32.8 million to train 3 million civilian soldiers 

Former Taiwanese chipmaker United Microelectronics boss Robert Tsao outlined plans to fund military training for millions of “civilian warriors” in Taiwan to fight against any potential Chinese invasion.

Micron and UMC bury the hatchet
Published in News
Friday, 26 November 2021 12:17

Micron and UMC bury the hatchet


Smoking the peace pipe

US chipmaker Micron and Taiwanese peer UMC have withdrawn complaints against each other following a years long legal dispute over intellectual property (IP).

UMC pays  $60 million to stop US spying case
Published in News
Friday, 30 October 2020 11:34

UMC pays $60 million to stop US spying case


Nothing to see here move on

Taiwan's second-largest contract chipmaker United Microelectronics has agreed to pay a $60 million fine to make an industrial espionage lawsuit with the US Department of Justice go away.

China ban a foul claims Micron
Published in News
Friday, 06 July 2018 11:39

China ban a foul claims Micron


But it should not do too much harm

Micron played down the likely impact on its business of a temporary Chinese ban on some chip sales but said it was unfair and would appeal.

Micron temporarily banned in China
Published in News
Wednesday, 04 July 2018 11:11

Micron temporarily banned in China


UMC patent war to blame

A Chinese court temporarily banned Micron in China as part of its patent war with Taiwanese rival United Microelectronics.

Wafer prices to soar next year
Published in News
Friday, 09 December 2016 10:22

Wafer prices to soar next year

It’s the thin edge of the wedge

Prices of 12-inch silicon wafers may rise by as much as 20 percent in 2017.

UMC ready for 14nm in the second quarter
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:41

UMC ready for 14nm in the second quarter


UMC is expected to  move its 14nm FinFET process to volume production in the second quarter of 2017.

Analysts claim Taiwan foundries coining in cash
Published in PC Hardware


16nm doing well but 20nm slumps

Taiwan’s chip foundries are raking in more cash in the third quarter than ever before, according to a new report.

UMC expects chip shipping fall
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:38

UMC expects chip shipping fall


Falling capacity

Foundry UMC is expecting its shipments to fall by five percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, as a result of ongoing inventory adjustments within the industry supply chain.

MEMS market boom coming
Published in IoT
Tuesday, 15 September 2015 12:30

MEMS market boom coming


China and TaiwanIC foundries gearing up

IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for a huge growth in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.