UMC may delay Singapore plant

Jan. 4, 2002 – Taipei, Taiwan – United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) said it may delay the start of mass production at its plant in Singapore.

“We will continue to build the shell but the original schedule for moving in equipment was third quarter and we may not be in such a hurry now,” said a UMC official in Taiwan.

The official said UMC would probably make a final decision on moving in production equipment at the $3.6 billion wafer fab in the second quarter, reported Reuters.

The fab, named UMCi, is 30% owned by Germany’s Infineon and scheduled to have monthly capacity of 40,000 300mm silicon wafers/month in its first phase of production.


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