UMC Reports 2007 Second Quarter Results:

804 thousand 8-inch equivalent wafers were shipped in 2Q07, a 9.8% increase from 732 thousand 8-inch equivalents shipped in the previous quarter. Overall utilization rate for the quarter was 76%.



                                 Wafer Shipments
                        2Q07    1Q07    4Q06    3Q06    2Q06
    Wafer Shipments
    ('000 8-inch eq.)    804    732     783      799    786


                       Quarterly Capacity Utilization Rate
                        2Q07    1Q07     4Q06   3Q06     2Q06
    Utilization Rate     76%    74%(1)    76%    82%      80%
    Total Capacity
    ('000 8-inch eq.)  1,070    1,043   1,020   1,010    1,002


    (1) 1Q07 utilization rate was calculated based on 1Q07 available capacity,
        which is about 95% of total capacity after factoring in a 5%
        productivity loss due to annual scheduled maintenance.



    Capacity (Note 5)

Note 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.

Total capacity during the second quarter was 1,070 thousand 8-inch equivalent wafers. Compared to 1Q07, the increase of 27 thousand 8-inch equivalent wafers was mainly due to capacity expansion at Fab 12A and Fab 12i. Estimated installed capacity in the third quarter is 1,095 thousand 8-inch equivalent wafers. The increase in estimated capacity during the third quarter is primarily due to the additional 12-inch capacity expansion for 300mm fabs.




       Annual Capacity in thousands of 8-inch wafer equivalents

        FAB             Geometry       2006   2005   2004   2003
                          (um)
       Fab 6A  6"       3.5 - 0.45      328    344    346    352
       Fab 8AB 8"       0.5 - 0.25      816    816    796    801
       Fab 8C  8"      0.35 - 0.15      400    401    386    325
       Fab 8D  8"      0.18 - 0.09      252    274    256    238
       Fab 8E  8"       0.5 - 0.18      406    404    401    354
       Fab 8F  8"      0.25 - 0.15      372    378    349    342
       Fab 8S  8"(1)   0.25 - 0.15      276    278    131      0
       Fab 12A 12"     0.18 - 0.065     754    597    392    234
       Fab 12i 12" (2) 0.13 - 0.065     413    363    101      0
       Total (3)                      4,017  3,855  3,158  2,646
       YoY Growth Rate                   4%    22%    19%     3%


       Quarterly Capacity in thousands of 8-inch wafer equivalents

       FAB            3Q07E   2Q07  1Q07  4Q06

       Fab 6A           82     82    82    82
       Fab 8AB         204    204   204   204
       Fab 8C          100    100   100   100
       Fab 8D           65     65    65    63
       Fab 8E          102    102   102   102
       Fab 8F           93     93    93    93
       Fab 8S           69     69    69    69
       Fab 12A         220    215   200   193
       Fab 12i         160    140   128   114
       Total         1,095  1,070 1,043 1,020


    (1) Former fab of SiSMC, which was acquired from Silicon Integrated
        Systems in July 2004.
    (2) Former fab of UMCi, a UMC wholly owned subsidiary in December 2004
        that was merged into UMC in April 2005
    (3) One 6-inch wafer is converted into 0.5625(62/82) 8-inch equivalent
        wafer; one 12-inch wafer is converted into 2.25(122/82) 8-inch
        equivalent wafers.



    CAPEX

Capital expenditure for UMC during 2Q07 was US$276 million. Accumulated CAPEX in 1H07 was US$654 million. UMC's 2007 full year CAPEX plans remain unchanged at US$1~1.2 billion.



    UMC Capital Expenditure by Year -- in US$ billion

        Year         2006      2005     2004    2003    2002    2001
       CAPEX         $1.0    $0.7(1)    $1.5    $0.4    $0.8    $1.1

    2007 CAPEX
                                 8"  fab        12"  fab    12"  R&D        Total
                  UMC                      2%              80%              18%      US$1~1.2billion


        (1)  2005  CAPEX  contained  UMC  2005  full  year  CAPEX  and  UMCi  CAPEX  during
                1Q05.



        Recent  Developments  /  Announcements


        Jul.  12,  2007        ATDF  and  UMC  to  Collaborate  in  Evaluating  and
                                          Commercializing  New  Technologies

        Jul.  10,  2007        MaxLinear  Aligns  with  UMC  for  Production  of  World's
                                          SmallestSilicon  Tuner  Device

        Jul.  5,  2007          Melexis  Collaborates  with  UMC  to  Deliver  Chips  for
                                          Automobile  Applications

        Jun.  11,  2007        UMC  Shareholders  Approve  NT$0.7  Dividend  for  Fiscal  Year
                                          2006  at  Annual  Shareholders  Meeting
                                          At  the  meeting,  shareholders  approved:
                                          --  Cash  dividend  of  NT$12.46  billion  (estimated  NT$0.7
                                                per  share).
                                          --  Employee  cash  bonus  of  NT$2.32  billion.
                                          --  Capital  reduction  of  NT$57.39  billion.  The  capital
                                                reduction  is  subject  to  approval  from  Financial
                                                Supervisory  Commission.  Related  procedures  and
                                                timetables  will  be  announced  after  the  approval  from
                                                the  FSC.

        Jun.  04,  2007        UMC  and  ARM  Partner  to  Deliver  Comprehensive  SOI
                                          Solutions  for  65nm  Technology

        May  23,  2007          Mentor  Graphics  and  UMC  Deliver  Analog  Mixed  Signal
                                          Reference  Flow

        May  22,  2007          UMC  Holds  Grand  Opening  Ceremony  for  its  New  R&D
                                          Headquarters

        May  09,  2007          UMC  Files  Form  20-F  for  2006  with  US  Securities  and
                                          Exchange  Commission

        May  02,  2007          UMC  1Q  2007  Financial  Results

 


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