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February 5, 2014
05:43 EDTUMCUnited Microelectronics gains MOE Cleaner Production certification
United Microelectronics announced that all eight of its Taiwan-based fabs have passed the Cleaner Production Assessment Method Evaluation conducted by the Industrial Development Bureau, or IDB, of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, or MOE. With this certification, UMC becomes the only semiconductor manufacturer in Taiwan to obtain cleaner production certification for all its local manufacturing facilities. Fabs 8A and 12A earned the Green Factory Mark in November 2012, while Fabs 6A, 8C, 8D, 8E, 8F, and 8S recently followed with their own green certifications.
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August 13, 2014
06:16 EDTUMCIC vendors seeking wafer production at houses other than TSMC, DigiTimes says
More fabless IC vendors are seeking wafer production capacity at foundry houses other than TSMC (TSM) such as Samsung (SSNLF), Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing (SMI), reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources, the move to seek wafer production at other foundry houses is due to extremely tight productoin at TSMC where 8- and 12-inch wafers are currently fully booked. Reference Link

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