UMC Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

CAPEX for Foundry Segment

UMC Capital Expenditure by Year- in US$ billion

Year

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

CAPEX

$1.7

$1.6

$1.8

$0.55

$0.35


2008~2012 figures account for UMC parent company only.



 

2013 Foundry CAPEX Plan

8"

12"

Total

9%

91%

US$1.5 billion

The 2013 foundry CAPEX budget will remain unchanged at US$1.5 billion. At the conclusion of the third quarter, UMC's year-to-date CAPEX spending totaled US$818 million.

[5] Estimated capacity numbers are based on calculated maximum output rather than designed capacity. The actual capacity numbers may differ depending upon equipment delivery schedules, pace of migration to more advanced process technologies, and other factors affecting production ramp-up.  

Fourth Quarter of 2013 Outlook & Guidance

Quarter-over-Quarter Guidance:

  • Foundry Segment Wafer Shipments: 8-10% decrease
  • Foundry Segment ASP in US$: Will decrease by approximately 2%
  • Foundry Segment Profitability: Operating margin to be approximately break-even
  • Foundry Segment Capacity Utilization: Mid-70% range
  • Guidance to New Business Segment: Revenue to be approximately NT$2.2bn and operating loss to be approximately NT$550m

Recent Developments / Announcements

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

Conference Call / Webcast Announcement

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Time:     5:00 PM (Taipei) / 5:00 AM (New York) / 09:00 AM (London)

Dial-in numbers and Access Codes:

USA Toll Free: 

1 800 871 3110, 1 888 700 7397

Taiwan Number:

02 2192 8016

Other Areas:

+886 2 2192 8016


Access Code: 

UMC

A live webcast and replay of the 3Q13 results announcement will be available at www.umc.com 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 http://www.umc.com

Note from UMC Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in the foregoing announcement are forward looking within the meaning of the U.S.  Federal Securities laws, including statements about future outsourcing, wafer capacity, technologies, business relationships and market conditions.  Investors are cautioned that actual events and results could differ materially from these statements as a result of a variety of factors, including conditions in the overall semiconductor market and economy; acceptance and demand for products from UMC; and technological and development risks. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in UMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statements and reports on Forms F-1, F-3, F-6 and 20-F and 6-K, in each case as amended. UMC does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law

Safe Harbor Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements.  These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  You can identify these forward-looking statements by use of words such as "strategy," "expects," "continues," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "will," "estimates," "intends," "projects," "goals," "targets" and other words of similar meaning.  You can also identify them by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts.

These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual performance, financial condition or results of operations of UMC to be materially different from what is stated or may be implied in such forward-looking statements.  Investors are cautioned that actual events and results could differ materially from those statements as a result of a number of factors including, but not limited to: (i) our dependence upon the frequent introduction of new services and technologies based on the latest developments in our industry; (ii) the intensely competitive semiconductor, communications, consumer electronics and computer industries and markets; (iii) the risks associated with international global business activities; (iv) our dependence upon key personnel; (v) general economic and political conditions; (vi) possible disruptions in commercial activities caused by natural and human-induced events and disasters, including terrorist activity, armed conflict and highly contagious diseases; (vii) reduced end-user purchases relative to expectations and orders; and (viii) fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates.  Further information regarding these and other risks is included in UMC's  filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statements and reports on Form F-1, F-3, F-6 and 20-F and 6-K, in each case as amended. UMC does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

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