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  • Taiwan chip makers respond to Samsung threat

    Competition in the foundry business is fiercer than ever before, with semiconductor giant Intel reportedly touting for business too. Other players in the field include Abu Dhabi firm GlobalFoundries (GloFo), UMC, IBM Microelectronics, and Chinese foundry SMIC.
  • UMC underperforms while the press follows suit

    The release of UMCs results have to go on record as highlighting the laziness of the tech and financial press.
  • Samsung and Hynix find takers for eMCP in China

    Faraday, which produces eMMC controller chips for Samsung, has has been increasing its wafer orders at UMC and plans to add more orders in September.
  • GloFo now second biggest foundry business

    GlobalFoundries has overtaken United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) as the second biggest contract chip maker for the second quarter of 2012, reports IC Insights.
  • Qualcomm chips under the bonnet in Windows RT

    Qualcomm hit headlines for supply problems in its Snapdragon mobile chips, and has been tipped to have been interested in a ten percent stake in Taiwanese fab UMC.
  • Qualcomm tipped to invest in UMC

    UMC, the foundry which nibbles at the knees of TSMC, is looking for a private equity placement for as much as 10 percent of the company, and the rumour is pointing towards Qualcomm.
  • AMD does not need more foundries

    Undersupply of 28nm process has forced Qualcomm to shift part of its contracts away from TSMC to United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC), Samsung Electronics and GlobalFoundries.
  • Foundry giant TSMC "too big to fail"

    TSMC accounts for the lion’s share of this business, with much of it centred around Taiwan, and along with UMC, the country makes up 67 percent of the world’s foundry production and 24 percent of total semi production.
  • AUO, CMI up wages as Chinese firms poach staff

    This is down to TSMC’s low production of 28nm chips allowing orders to head to the likes of Samsung and UMC.  TSMC will now look to expand production, with flat panel display staff likely to be roped in as manufacturing process skills are similar in both methods.
  • Qualcomm signs up UMC and Samsung

    UMC will start supplying Snapdragon S4 processors and 3G/4G baseband chips made using 28nm process in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • AU Optronics suspends processing in Taiwan plants

    Contract chip makers TSMC and UMC said all there operations remained normal. Apparently the earth moves a lot for TSMC and UMC and they are used to it.
  • UMC sets sight on 20nm chips with $8 billion fab

    The semi firm broke ground on the factory today, and will start moving towards phases 5 and 6 of production. UMC has already invested $8 billion in its Fab 12A and the next two phases will mean the same amount of money.  UMC also has plans for phases 7 and 8 at the plant.
  • TSMC ranked Taiwan's most profitable company

    According to a recent report by IHS iSuppli, TSMC lead the pack by far in terms of pure play foundries. Fellow Taiwanese company and rival UMC was second.
  • Semi foundry industry healthy, but threatened by economic meltdown

    Of the pure play foundries, the top four were unchanged last year: TSMC leads with $14 billion in revenues, followed by UMC with $3.6 billion in revenues, GlobalFoundries with $3.5 billion in revenues, and SMIC with $1.3 billion in revenues.
  • TSMC to rule 28nm coop

    The competition, it is said, isn't in a good place either. While Samsung's foundries cater to very high volume demand, you have UMC and SMIC to pick up the leftovers from TSMC. Even GlobalFoundries was all but discarded.
  • ARM opens SoC design centre in Taiwan

    ARM claims that Taiwan and the asia pacific region is very important to it. Speaking to local media at a briefing in Taipei, Tudor Brown told the room that over half of ARM's 7-billion chips over the last year were made in Taiwan. We're guessing TSMC and UMC.
  • Judge rules in HP's favour over patent infringement

    HP has had its patent complaints upheld against a subsidiary of United Microelectronics Corporation over infringement allegations relating to manufacturing inkjet printheads.
  • Samsung outsources for eMMC NAND orders

    Faraday is a partner of Taiwan's huge chip manufacturer UMC, which will manufacture the eMMC chips for Samsung at the 65nm process.

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