UMC (NYSE:UMC) (TSE:2303),
a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that MediaTek Inc.,
a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital
multimedia solutions, has awarded UMC's Fab 12i with its 2008 Best Fab Award.
The 300mm fab scored highest on MediaTek's scorecard system, which benchmarked
all of their foundry vendors and included stringent criteria for fab operations.
UMC performed well in areas such as providing solid and quick responses to MediaTek's
requirements, rapid yield improvement for yield-related issues, and fast cycle
time support for urgent wafer lots.
“UMC is well deserving of our 2008 Best Fab award,” said Ching-Jiang
Hsieh, President of MediaTek. “Their customer service and engineering
teams have done an excellent job in supporting our various projects and manufacturing
needs. They have been instrumental in helping us achieve our product development
and manufacturing targets.”
Dr. Shih-Wei Sun, CEO of UMC, said, “We are excited that our long-time
partner MediaTek has recognized UMC for its superior fab performance. This award
reflects well on our commitment to deliver Customer-Driven Foundry Solutions
to respond to the needs and requirements of each customer. We look forward to
further enhancing our service to Mediatek in the future.”
In addition to the Best Fab Award, UMC also won MediaTek's 2008 Best Project
Award for the foundry's solid support for an ongoing project. MediaTek has several
products in development or production across multiple fabs at UMC.