UMC Investing $3.6 billion on 28 nm Manufacturing Capabilities Amidst Worldwide Semiconductor Shortages
UMC has declared designs to make investments $3.6 billion in increasing output from its 28 nm production amenities. This go comes amidst a worldwide semiconductor lack, and isn’t the first time a semiconductor manufacturer “dust off” their more mature producing procedures as a way to eliminate stress from a lot more present day silicon production capabilities. In this case, UMC will be escalating producing output from its 300 mm Fab 12A facility in Tainan, Taiwan.
UMC has entered agreements with some of its customers, who will be having to pay upfront for expected chip rollout in the future. In trade, purchasers will get the added benefits of preset pricing (hence averting any likely boosts arising from greater demand from customers or typical selling price fluctuation), as well as UMC’s assurance of certain production quantity allocation towards their needs. Fab 12A at present manufactures ninety,000 three hundred mm wafers per thirty day period (wpm). An supplemental 10,000 wpm is getting mounted this 12 months and section six will insert another 27,five hundred wpm to the mix. The mature 28 nm resources will be put in in flooring that previously characteristic assist for long term tooling updates to fourteen nm. UMC expects to use all over one,000 more workforce as aspect of this growth energy.