Last year, UMC pulled in over $6.2 billion in revenue. For comparison, TSMC generated about $47.6 billion in sales last year.
UMC aims at 40 percent price hikesNow word is going around that UMC plans to hike its prices substantially in 2022. DigiTimes heard some foundry services offered by UMC will see a 40 percent price increase. The company is currently negotiating contracts with clients for next year, the the current chip shortages are giving UMC a lot more firepower to secure good conditions.
Taiwan-based pure-play foundry house UMC has told clients that it will raise manufacturing quotes in 2022. Some mature segments at UMC will see at least a 40% rise in foundry quotes. Some IC designers, such as Phison and Silicon Motion, who are keen on securing supply, have already placed orders with their foundry partners for 2022.