UMC Reports 2009 First Quarter Results

Accounts Payable increased to NT$2.58 billion due to the acquisition of more raw materials during the first quarter. Total liabilities decreased to NT$22.67 billion in 1Q09. UMC's Debt to Equity ratio slightly decreased to 12%.



    Analysis of Revenue( Note 3)

                                      Revenue Breakdown by Region
    Region                      1Q09     4Q08     3Q08     2Q08     1Q08
    North America                53%      57%      60%      50%      58%
    Asia Pacific                 37%      31%      32%      35%      29%
    Europe                        9%      10%       6%      13%      11%
    Japan                         1%       2%       2%       2%       2%

The percentage of revenue from the Asia Pacific region increased to 37%, while the percentage of revenue from the North America and the Europe regions decreased to 53% and 9% in 1Q09.



                                       Revenue Breakdown by Geometry
    Geometry                    1Q09     4Q08     3Q08     2Q08     1Q08
    65nm                         11%       8%       7%       5%       7%
    90nm                         27%      27%      31%      31%      30%
    90nm < x <=0.13um            16%      22%      20%      21%      21%
    0.13um < x <=0.18um          22%      23%      21%      20%      22%
    0.18um < x <=0.35um          18%      15%      16%      18%      14%
    0.5um and above               6%       5%       5%       5%       6%

The percentage of revenue from 0.13um business decreased to 16%. This was due to decreasing demand for communication chips. The percentage of revenue from 90nm and below was 38% in 1Q09.



                                      Revenue Breakdown by Customer Type
    Customer Type                1Q09    4Q08     3Q08     2Q08     1Q08
    Fabless                       80%     80%      74%      71%      70%
    IDM                           20%     20%      26%      29%      30%
    System                         0%      0%       0%       0%       0%

The revenue from Fabless and IDM customers both decreased. The proportion of the revenue from these two types of customers remains unchanged.



                                   Revenue Breakdown by Application (1)
    Application                    1Q09     4Q08     3Q08     2Q08    1Q08
    Computer                         15 %     15 %     16 %     17 %     21 %
    Communication                    57 %     61 %     59 %     58 %     56 %
    Consumer                         25 %     22 %     23 %     22 %     21 %
    Memory                            1 %      1 %      1 %      1 %      1 %
    Others                            2 %      1 %      1 %      2 %      1 %

(1) Computer consists of ICs such as HDD controllers, DVD-ROM/CD-ROM drives ICs, LCD drivers, graphic processors, and PDAs. Communication consists of xDSL, DSP, WLAN, LAN controllers, handset components, caller ID devices, etc. Consumer consists of ICs used for DVD players, game consoles, digital cameras, smart cards, toys, etc. Memory consists of DRAM, SRAM, Flash, EPROM, ROM, and EEPROM.

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