29 Oct '14, 9pm
台湾政府は中国国内での28nm技術の利用を許可していない。中国国内の半導体ベンダへの投資も制限している。自国の技術・利益を守るため。UMCのCFOのコメント。EETimes #SEMI #semiEDA
TAIPEI — UMC, the world’s third-largest chip foundry, said Wednesday, Oct. 29, that it has grabbed a larger piece of the 28 nanometer business that is dominated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd. (TSMC). UMC reiterated its capital expenditure for this year at about $1.3 billion. UMC said that 28 nm products accounted for 3% of its foundry revenue during the third quarter this year, up from 1% during the previous quarter. The company expects continuing increases from the process technology during the rest of the year. “Twenty-eight nanometer revenue will more than double during the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter,” UMC CEO Po-Wen Yen said during a conference call to announce the company’s third-quarter financial results. “We have more than 20 customers engaged, more than 15 in tape-out, and five in production.” Twenty-eight nanometer has been ...