Second Quarter of 2018 Outlook & Guidance
- Wafer Shipments: To increase 2-4%
- ASP in USD: To remain flat
- Profitability: Gross profit margin will be in the mid-teens % range
- Foundry Segment Capacity Utilization: Mid-90% range
- 2018 CAPEX for Foundry Segment: US$1.1 billion
Recent Developments / Announcements
Please visit UMC’s website for further details regarding the above
Conference Call / Webcast Announcement
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Time: 5:00 PM (Taipei) / 5:00 AM (New York) / 10:00 AM (London)
Dial-in numbers and Access Codes:
USA Toll Free: 1-866 836-0101
Taiwan Number: 02-2192-8016
Other Areas: +886-2-2192-8016
Access Code: UMC
A live webcast and replay of the 1Q18 results announcement will be
www.umc.com under the “Investors / Events” section.
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 comprehensive foundry solutions enable chip designers to leverage the company’s sophisticated technology and manufacturing, which include high volume 28nm High-K/Metal Gate technology, 14nm FinFET mass production, ultra-low power platform processes specifically developed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and the automotive industry’s highest-rated AEC-Q100 Grade-0 manufacturing capabilities for the production of ICs found in vehicles. UMC’s 11 wafer fabs are strategically located throughout Asia and are able to produce nearly 600,000 wafers per month. The company employs over 19,000 people worldwide, with offices in Taiwan, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at http://www.umc.com.
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 introduction of new services and technologies, future outsourcing, competition, wafer capacity, 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. 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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21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended,
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