UMC files patent infringement lawsuit

United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE:UMC; TWSE:2303) (“UMC”), a global semiconductor foundry, has announced that the company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the Fuzhou Intermediate People´s Court of the People´s Republic of China (PRC), the company said.

The lawsuit covers three areas that allegedly infringe upon UMC´s patent rights in China, including specific memory applications that relate to DDR4, SSD and memory used in graphics cards.

UMC is a global semiconductor foundry that provides advanced IC production for applications spanning every major sector of the electronics industry. UMC´s robust foundry solutions enable chip designers to leverage the company´s sophisticated technology and manufacturing, which include high volume production 28nm gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, ultra-low power platform processes specifically engineered for Internet of Things (IoT) applications and the automotive industry´s highest-rated AEC-Q100 Grade-0 manufacturing capabilities for production of ICs found in cars. UMC´s 11 wafer fabs are strategically located throughout Asia and are able to produce over 500,000 wafers per month. The company employs nearly 19,000 people worldwide, with offices in Taiwan, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at