UMC projecting that revenue contribution from its 65nm production will surpass that from 90nm technology in 2007. With a 1% in revenue contribution reached with 65nm production last quarter, UMC has now four customers with 65nm projects at the pilot run stage, and ten more applications are expected to reach tape-out by year-end 2006. UMC has already started deploying 65nm technology at its Singapore 12-inch fab (UMCi), with yields similar to Taiwan fab’s 90%. UMC schedules to start a pilot run on 55nm in the first half of 2007, and industry players generally associate Xilinx as the first company that adopts 55nm production.

UMC projecting that revenue contribution from its 65nm production will surpass that from 90nm technology in 2007. With a 1% in revenue contribution reached with 65nm production last quarter, UMC has now four customers with 65nm projects at the pilot run stage, and ten more applications are expected to reach tape-out by year-end 2006. UMC has already started deploying 65nm technology at its Singapore 12-inch fab (UMCi), with yields similar to Taiwan fab’s 90%. UMC schedules to start a pilot run on 55nm in the first half of 2007, and industry players generally associate Xilinx as the first company that adopts 55nm production.