UMC Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

CAPEX for Foundry Segment

UMC Capital Expenditure by Year - in US$ billion








$ 1.7

$ 1.6

$ 1.8

$ 0.55

$ 0.35

2008~2012 figures account for UMC parent company only.

2013 Foundry CAPEX Plan






US$1.5 billion

The 2013 foundry CAPEX budget remains at US$1.5 billion.  UMC spent US$496 million in the first half of 2013. 

Third Quarter of 2013 Outlook & Guidance

Quarter-over-Quarter Guidance:

  • Foundry Segment Wafer Shipments: 3-4% increase
  • Foundry Segment ASP in US$: Will remain flat
  • Foundry Segment Profitability: High single-digit percentage operating margin
  • Foundry Segment Capacity Utilization: Mid-80% range
  • Guidance to New Business Segment: Revenue to be approximately NT$1.5bn and operating loss to be approximately NT$600m

Recent Developments / Announcements

July 29, 2013

AltoBeam and UMC Successfully Demonstrate DVB-T2/T/C/S2/S Demodulator

July 23, 2013

UMC and SuVolta Announce Joint Development of 28nm Low-Power Process Technology

June 26, 2013 

Synopsys and UMC Collaborate to Accelerate Development of UMC's 14-nm FinFET Process

June 13, 2013

UMC joins IBM chip alliance for 10nm process development

June 11, 2013

UMC Shareholders Approve NT$0.40 Cash Dividend at Annual Shareholders Meeting

June 11, 2013

UMC Expands Global Service Network with Korea Office

June 10, 2013

eMemory and UMC Expand Non-volatile Memory Cooperation to Advanced 28nm Process

May 30, 2013

UMC Receives Six Sigma Quality Award from iML

May 28, 2013

Kilopass and UMC Align For Advanced 28nm IP

May 22, 2013

UMC Establishes its Specialty Technology Center of Excellence in Singapore

Please visit UMC's website for further details regarding the above announcements

Conference Call / Webcast Announcement

Wednesday, August 07, 2013


5:00 PM (Taipei) / 5:00 AM (New York) / 10:00 AM (London)

Dial-in numbers and Access Codes:

USA Toll Free: 

1800 871 3110, 1888 700 7397

Taiwan Number:  

02 2192 8018

Other Areas:    

+886 2 2192 8018

Access Code:   


A live webcast and replay of the 2Q13 results announcement will be available at under the "Investor Relations \ Investor Events" section.

About UMC

UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced technology and manufacturing for applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC's robust foundry solutions allow chip designers to leverage the company's leading-edge processes, which include 28nm poly-SiON and gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, mixed signal/RFCMOS, and a wide range of specialty technologies. Production is supported through 10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include two advanced 300mm fabs; Fab 12A in Taiwan and Singapore-based Fab 12i. Fab 12A consists of Phases 1-4 which are in production for customer products down to 28nm. Construction is underway for Phases 5&6, with future plans for Phases 7&8. The company employs over 15,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan , mainland China , Europe , Japan , Korea, Singapore , and the United States . UMC can be found on the web at

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