UMC Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

The communication segment contribution continued to grow in 3Q13, accounting for 52% of sales, reflecting the continuous strength and robust demand for wireless and handheld devices. 

[3] Revenue in this section represents wafer sales

Blended ASP Trend for Foundry Segment

Blended average selling price (ASP) during 3Q13 remained relatively flat.

(To view ASP trend, visit http://www.umc.com/english/investors/3Q13_ASP_trend.asp )

Shipment and Utilization Rate[4] for Foundry Segment

Wafer Shipments


3Q13

2Q13

1Q13

4Q12

3Q12

Wafer Shipments
(8" K equivalents)

1,329

1,307

1,125

1,069

1,133







2012 figures account for UMC parent company only.


Quarterly Capacity Utilization Rate


3Q13

2Q13

1Q13

4Q12

3Q12

Utilization Rate

87%

85%

78%

80%

84%

Total Capacity
(8" K equivalents)

1,548

1,537

1,461

1,401

1,376







2012 figures account for UMC parent company only.

 

Wafer shipments increased 1.7% QoQ, bringing total shipments to 1,329 thousand 8-inch equivalent wafers during 3Q13. Overall utilization rate for the quarter was 87%.

[4] Utilization Rate = Quarterly Wafer Out / Quarterly Capacity  

Capacity[5] for Foundry Segment

Foundry segment capacity grew from 1,537 8-inch equivalent wafers in 2Q13 to 1,548 8-inch equivalent wafers in 3Q13 due to Fab12i capacity expansion. The estimated capacity for the fourth quarter will increase to 1,560K 8-inch equivalent wafers as expansion continues at Fab12i in Singapore.

Annual Capacity in
thousands of wafers


Quarterly Capacity in

thousands of wafers

FAB

Geometry
(um)

2012

2011

2010

2009


FAB

4Q13E

3Q13

2Q13

1Q13

Fab6A

6"

3.5 – 0.45

481

538

588

583


Fab6A

113

113

113

111

Fab8A

8"

0.5 – 0.25

815

813

816

816


Fab8A

204

204

204

201

Fab8C

8"

0.35 – 0.11

360

359

366

405


Fab8C

87

87

87

86

Fab8D

8"

0.13 – 0.09

371

364

314

267


Fab8D

96

96

96

94

Fab8E

8"

0.5 – 0.18

449

469

410

408


Fab8E

105

105

105

103

Fab8F

8"

0.18 – 0.11

389

388

388

381


Fab8F

98

98

98

96

Fab8S

8"

0.18 – 0.11

348

307

304

300


Fab8S

84

84

84

83

Fab12A

12"

0.18 – 0.028

579

501

374

385


Fab8N

128

128

128

83

Fab12i

12"

0.13 – 0.040

537

530

454

362


Fab12A

164

164

164

158

Total (1)

5,514

5,322

4,791

4,586


Fab12i

145

139

134

132

YoY Growth Rate

4%

11%

4%

2%


Total

1,560

1,548

1,537

1,461


2009~2012 figures account for UMC parent company only.


(1) One 6-inch wafer is converted into 0.5625(6 sq./8 sq.) 8-inch equivalent wafer; one 12-inch wafer is converted into 2.25(12 sq./8 sq.) 8-inch equivalent wafers. Capacity total figures are expressed in 8-inch equivalent wafers.


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