UMC Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Results

28nm revenue represented 11% of 4Q15 sales, while 40nm revenue accounted for 24%. 65nm contribution increased to 23%, up from 21% in 3Q15.

Revenue Breakdown by Customer Type

Customer Type

4Q15

3Q15

2Q15

1Q15

4Q14

Fabless

85%

88%

89%

90%

90%

IDM

15%

12%

11%

10%

10%

4Q15 revenue from IDM customers increased to 15% of sales.

Revenue Breakdown by Application (1)

Application

4Q15

3Q15

2Q15

1Q15

4Q14

Computer

11%

11%

12%

13%

14%

Communication

52%

55%

55%

56%

54%

Consumer

29%

27%

28%

26%

28%

Others

8%

7%

5%

5%

4%

Revenue from communication segment declined to 52% of 4Q15 sales, partly due to a softer demand in the handset supply chain.

(1) Computer consists of ICs such as CPU, GPU, HDD controllers, DVD/CD-RW control ICs, PC chipset, audio codec, keyboard controller, monitor scaler, USB, I/O chipset. Communication consists of handset components, broadband, WLAN, bluetooth, Ethernet, LAN, DSP, etc. Consumer consists of ICs used for DVD players, DTV, STB, MP3/MP4, flash controller, game consoles, DSC, smart cards, toys, etc.

Blended ASP Trend for Foundry Segment

Blended average selling price (ASP) slightly decreased in 4Q15.

(To view ASP trend, visit http://www.umc.com/english/investors/4Q15_ASP_trend.asp)

Shipment and Utilization Rate[3] for Foundry Segment

Wafer Shipments

 

4Q15

3Q15

2Q15

1Q15

4Q14

Wafer Shipments
(8" K equivalents)

1,384

1,467

1,536

1,481

1,431

 

Quarterly Capacity Utilization Rate

 

4Q15

3Q15

2Q15

1Q15

4Q14

Utilization Rate

83%

89%

94%

93%

93%

Total Capacity
(8" K equivalents)

1,690

1,685

1,659

1,583

1,577


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