Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors





Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > Press > UMC joins Sematech research consortium

Abstract:
Partnership to drive acceleration of semiconductor technology development

UMC joins Sematech research consortium

AUSTIN, TX and HSINCHU, Taiwan | Posted on July 28th, 2008

SEMATECH, the international consortium of semiconductor manufacturers that conducts and sponsors cooperative research and development of advanced semiconductor technology, and UMC, (NYSE: UMC, TSE: 2303) a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced UMC's decision to join SEMATECH. The relationship will focus on research and development for exploratory technologies on 300mm wafers, including 22nm and beyond process generations.

SEMATECH President and CEO Dr. Michael Polcari said, "Our members join me in welcoming UMC to SEMATECH and we look forward to their contributions and technical insight from their perspective as a global leader in 300mm foundry services. UMC will be an important partner in accelerating the progress of R&D innovations into manufacturing solutions."

Given SEMATECH's excellent progress in its advanced technology and manufacturing programs in Albany and Austin, and with suppliers, universities, and research institutes around the world, strong synergies have been created to drive the cooperation with UMC. UMC is a natural partner for SEMATECH. In addition to large-scale 300mm production for 90nm and 65nm foundry products, UMC is currently qualifying its 45nm/40nm technology, and making good progress on 32nm/28nm technology.
"Partnering with SEMATECH is a win-win situation for both organizations," said Dr. Shih Wei Sun, CEO of UMC. "The combination of UMC's 300mm manufacturing experience and process technology expertise and SEMATECH's wealth of knowledge in the field of semiconductor R&D will help the industry better handle the challenges of migration to next generation processes. We are excited about SEMATECH's commitment to 300mm exploratory research and development and look forward to passing the benefits of this technology relationship to our customers."

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.

####

About
For 20 years, SEMATECH® (www.sematech.org) has set global direction, enabled flexible collaboration, and bridged strategic R&D to manufacturing. Today, we continue accelerating the next technology revolution with our nanoelectronics and emerging technology partners.

About UMC
UMC (NYSE: UMC, TSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry that manufactures advanced system-on-chip (SoC) designs for applications spanning every major sector of the IC industry. UMC’s SoC Solution Foundry strategy is based on the strength of the company’s advanced technologies, which include production proven 90nm, 65nm, 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 are both in volume production for a variety of customer products. The company employs approximately 13,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan, Japan, Singapore, Europe, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at www.umc.com.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Editorial Contacts
Sematech
Erica McGill
518-956-7446


UMC
KJ Communications
Eileen Elam
(408) 927-7753


In Taiwan:
UMC
Alex Hinnawi
(886) 2-2700-6999 ext. 6958

Copyright © Sematech

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

MRI, on a molecular scale: Researchers develop system that could one day peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules April 20th, 2014

Iranian Researchers Present New Model to Strengthen Superconductivity at Higher Temperatures April 19th, 2014

Iranian Researchers Produce New Anti-Cancer Drug from Turmeric April 19th, 2014

Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair April 18th, 2014

Chip Technology

'Exotic' material is like a switch when super thin April 18th, 2014

Scientists open door to better solar cells, superconductors and hard-drives: Research enhances understanding of materials interfaces April 14th, 2014

Obducat has launched a new generation of SINDRE® Nano Imprint production system April 11th, 2014

Scientists in Singapore develop novel ultra-fast electrical circuits using light-generated tunneling currents April 10th, 2014

Announcements

MRI, on a molecular scale: Researchers develop system that could one day peer into the atomic structure of individual molecules April 20th, 2014

Iranian Researchers Present New Model to Strengthen Superconductivity at Higher Temperatures April 19th, 2014

Iranian Researchers Produce New Anti-Cancer Drug from Turmeric April 19th, 2014

Innovative strategy to facilitate organ repair April 18th, 2014

Alliances/Partnerships/Distributorships

Virus structure inspires novel understanding of onion-like carbon nanoparticles April 10th, 2014

Peer Reviewed and Approved for Science by the the Washington Academy of Sciences April 3rd, 2014

New JEOL-Nikon MiXcroscopy Correlative Imaging Solution March 27th, 2014

Quantum Dots Take Center Stage at Inaugural Event: QD Vision Co-Founder and CTO Dr. Seth Coe-Sullivan to Chair First Quantum Dots Forum, March 26, 2014, San Diego, CA March 25th, 2014

Research partnerships

Novel stapled peptide nanoparticle combination prevents RSV infection, study finds April 17th, 2014

Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity: X-rays reveal how rapidly vanishing 'charge stripes' may be behind laser-induced high-temperature superconductivity April 16th, 2014

Scalable CVD process for making 2-D molybdenum diselenide: Rice, NTU scientists unveil CVD production for coveted 2-D semiconductor April 8th, 2014

Carbon nanotubes grow in combustion flames April 1st, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE







  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE