August 17, 2007 – Taiwan foundry UMC says that it has made a couple of executive moves to establish separate organizations to manage its different technology operations.
Shih-wei Sun, currently EVP and head of central R&D and Fab 12A, will be appointed as COO for all 300mm operations, responsible for fab operations, sales, and profit/loss. Also, VP W.Y. Chen has been named as SVP in charge of 200mm and 150mm operations, with the same set of responsibilities.
“The establishment of separate organizations to manage the different technology operations is intended to better serve the specific and unique customer requirements that exist for 12-inch and 8-inch manufacturing technologies,” said UMC in a statement.
The company also announced the impending retirement of vice chairman Peter Chang, who will step down effective Oct. 1 though remain as a senior consultant.