UMC Receives Best Supplier Award from Lantiq for Second Straight Year 2013 award underscores UMC's commitment to delivering consistently high quality to customers

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has received the "Best Supplier Award" from Lantiq for 2013. This is the second straight year that UMC has been awarded this honor. Lantiq presents this award annually to one selected supplier for their contributions to the company's success. The award was presented to UMC's CEO Mr. Po Wen Yen by Lantiq's COO Mr. Dominik Bilo.

UMC CEO Mr. Yen said, "UMC is constantly refining our services to continually enhance our value through world-class technology, manufacturing and service. Receiving this honor from our valuable partner Lantiq for the second straight year highlights UMC's 'United for Excellence' philosophy of mutual cooperation to attain higher standards for win-win results. We look forward to building on the strength of our existing strong relationship to achieve new milestones with Lantiq."

Lantiq COO Mr. Bilo commented, "UMC continues to deliver the highest quality and excellence and is an extremely valuable partner for our fabless strategy. We rely on UMC and their high-tech expertise, and their mature processes are very important to secure the basis for Lantiq's high quality products. We look forward to maintaining our excellent relationship with UMC in the years to come."

About UMC

UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced technology and manufacturing for applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC's robust foundry solutions allow chip designers to leverage the company's leading-edge processes, which include 28nm poly-SiON and gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, mixed signal/RFCMOS, and a wide range of specialty technologies. Production is supported through 10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include two advanced 300mm fabs; Fab 12A in Taiwan and Singapore-based Fab 12i. Fab 12A consists of Phases 1-4 which are in production for customer products down to 28nm. Construction is underway for Phases 5&6, with future plans for Phases 7&8. The company employs over 15,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan, mainland China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.

Note from UMC Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in the foregoing announcement are forward looking within the meaning of the U.S. Federal Securities laws, including statements about future outsourcing, wafer capacity, technologies, business relationships and market conditions. Investors are cautioned that actual events and results could differ materially from these statements as a result of a variety of factors, including conditions in the overall semiconductor market and economy; acceptance and demand for products from UMC; and technological and development risks. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in UMC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statements and reports on Forms F-1, F-3, F-6 and 20-F and 6-K, in each case as amended. UMC does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

Editorial Contacts:

UMC
Richard Yu
(886) 2-2658-9168 ext. 16951
richard_yu@umc.com  

SOURCE United Microelectronics Corporation



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