UMC Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results


CAPEX for Foundry Segment

Capital Expenditure by Year - in US$ billion








$ 1.4

$ 1.1

$ 1.7

$ 1.6

$ 1.8

2010~2012 figures account for UMC parent company only.

2015 CAPEX Plan






US$1.8 billion

In 2Q15, CAPEX spending was US$385 million. First half 2015 capital expenditures totaled US$856 million. 2015 CAPEX is expected to be approximately US$1.8 billion, with 87% of the amount used for 12" advanced capacity expansion.

Third Quarter of 2015 Outlook & Guidance

Quarter-over-Quarter Guidance:

  • Foundry Segment Wafer Shipments: To decrease by less than 5%
  • Foundry Segment ASP in US$: To decrease by approximately 3%
  • Foundry Segment Profitability: Gross profit margin will be in the mid-teens % range
  • Foundry Segment Capacity Utilization: Approximately high 80% range
  • 2015 CAPEX for Foundry Segment: US$1.8bn

Recent Developments / Announcements

Jul. 20, 2015

UMC Enters Volume Production for TSV Process on AMD's High-Performance GPU

Jun. 22, 2015

Synopsys and UMC Expand 14-nm FinFET Collaboration

Jun. 22, 2015

UMC Collaborates with ARM to Validate UMC 14nm FinFET Process

Jun. 9, 2015

UMC Shareholders Elect 13th Term of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting

- The consolidated revenue for 2014 was NT$140,012 million and net income attributable to the shareholder of the parent was NT$12,141 million, with earnings per share of NT$0.97
- Shareholders elect Dr. Wenyi Chu as the independent Board of Director
- Shareholder cash dividend of NT$6,939 million, or approximately NT$0.55 per share
- Employee cash bonus of NT$1,459 million

May 26, 2015

UMC Unveils UMC AutoSM Platform to Enable Automotive IC Designs

May 18, 2015

ARM and UMC Target 55nm ULP IP Solution for Energy-Efficient Applications

Apr. 29, 2015

UMC 1Q 2015 Financial Results


Please visit UMC's website for further details regarding the above announcements

Conference Call / Webcast Announcement

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


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A live webcast and replay of the 2Q15 results announcement will be available at under the "Investors / Events" section.

About UMC

UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced IC production for applications spanning every major sector of the electronics industry. UMC's robust foundry solutions enable chip designers to leverage the company's sophisticated technology and manufacturing, which include volume production 28nm gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, ultra-low power platform processes specifically engineered for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and the automotive industry's highest-rated AEC-Q100 Grade-0 manufacturing capabilities for production of ICs found in cars. UMC's 10 wafer fabs are strategically located throughout Asia and are able to produce over 500,000 wafers per month. The company employs more than 17,000 people worldwide, with offices in Taiwan, mainland China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, 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 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.

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