Former UMC boss funding "civilian warriors" against China
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
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US chipmaker Micron and Taiwanese peer UMC have withdrawn complaints against each other following a years long legal dispute over intellectual property (IP).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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.