UMC issued company filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) announcing seven purchases of machinery equipment between July 13 and August 12. So far in 2009, the IC foundry has spent NT$7.77 billion on equipment.
UMC said at its recent investor conference that its capex for 2009 has been revised upward to US$500 million, in order to meet demand for advanced processes from customers.
UMC investing in 40nm equipment
Posted on Thursday, Aug 13 2009 @ 12:31 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck