United Microelectronics Corporation

United Microelectronics Corporation

company_name = United Microelectronics Corporation
company_logo =| company_type = Public (Nyse|UMC)
foundation = 1980
location = flagicon|TaiwanHsinchu, Taiwan
key_people = Stan Hung, Chairman
num_employees = 12,068
industry = Semiconductor integrated circuitry
revenue = profit112.469 billion NT$ (2006)
homepage = [http://www.umc.com/ Main Corporate]

UMC (United Microelectronics Corporation) was founded as Taiwan's first semiconductor company in 1980 as a spin-off of the government-sponsored institute ITRI. Today, UMC is best known for its merchant foundry business, manufacturing integrated circuits wafers for fabless semiconductor companies. In this role, UMC is second only to competitor TSMC.


UMC are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol of "UMC", and on the Taiwan Stock Exchange as 2003. UMC has 10 manufacturing facilities world-wide, employing 10,500 people.

External links

* [http://www.umc.com.tw UMC Corporate Webpage]
* [http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=UMC Yahoo! Finance Profile of UMC]

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