UMC and Jinhua started a project in May 2016 to develop technology for DRAM chips. Jinhua agreed to supply equipment and an unspecified amount of money to UMC for development of the technology at a UMC fab in Tainan, Taiwan. As part of the agreement, the partners would jointly own the technology. UMC planned to use the technology for its foundry customers and did not plan to enter DRAM production or invest in Jinhua.
“We are just following the regulations set forth by the Taiwan government and the U.S. government,” UMC spokesman Richard Yu told EE Times regarding the suspended R&D project. Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade issued a bulletin to domestic companies regarding business with Fujian Jinhua following the U.S. government ban.
UMC ends cooperation with Chinese DRAM maker Fujian Jinhua
Posted on Thursday, November 01 2018 @ 10:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck