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General-purpose semiconductor foundry


UMC, founded in 1980, was Taiwan’s first semiconductor company.

The company was the first to offer foundry services, and the first chip company on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (1985).

UMC offers 28nm High-K/Metal Gate technology, 14nm FinFET mass production, ultra-low power platform processes specifically developed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and the automotive industry’s AEC-Q100 Grade-0 manufacturing capabilities for the production of ICs found in vehicles.

The company has more than 20,000 employees worldwide and 11 wafer fabs, which can produce more than 600,000 wafers per month. It has offices in Taiwan, China, Europe, Japan, Korea and the United States.

  • HQ: Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Known for: Semiconductor manufacturing
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  • Other names: United Microelectronics Corp.
  • Type: Company