UMC Receives 2012 Best Supplier Award from Lantiq

Feb 20, 2013, 01:00 ET from United Microelectronics Corporation

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Feb. 20, 2013 /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 2012. Lantiq presents this award annually to one selected supplier for their contributions to the company's success. The award was presented to CEO of UMC Mr. Po Wen Yen during a visit to Lantiq's headquarters in Neubiberg, Germany.

"We are honored to receive this award from Lantiq recognizing UMC's contributions to help them deliver maximum value through world-class technology, manufacturing and service," said UMC CEO Mr. Yen. "This award highlights the strength of the partnership between UMC and Lantiq that spans multiple products and process technologies. We look forward to further enhancing our service to them in the future."

Dominik Bilo, COO of Lantiq, said, "UMC is an extremely valuable partner for our fabless strategy and is producing a large portion of our wafer demand. Their high-tech expertise and mature processes are very important to secure the basis for flawless products. I anticipate a continued fruitful relationship with them as we continue to pursue new collaborative activities."

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 customer-driven 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 13,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Europe, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at

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 concerning these risks is included in UMC's filings with the U.S. SEC, including on Form F-1, F-3, F-6 and 20-F, each as amended.

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