UMC First Foundry to Receive ISO 22301 BCM Certification

           UMC First Foundry to Receive ISO 22301 BCM Certification

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, April 12, 2013

HSINCHU, Taiwan, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Microelectronics
Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor
foundry, today announced that it has received ISO 22301 certification for its
business continuity management (BCM) system from SGS (Societe Generale de
Surveillance). Being the first foundry worldwide to achieve ISO 22301
certification underscores UMC's disaster response abilities and mechanisms for
quick recovery. This international standard will also reassure UMC customers,
insurance companies, and stakeholders regarding the strength of the company's
risk management.

UMC started implementing business continuity plans for each fab (BCP) in 2000
to address external threats, with continual improvement through annual
practice and audit. Over the years, UMC managed to provide continuous
manufacturing services through incidents such as SARS and earthquakes. In
2012, based on ISO 22301 articles and consulted by Marsh Taiwan and Deloitte
Taiwan, UMC further consolidated existing disaster prevention, response, and
risk management capabilities, as well as established internal SOP. These
efforts helped solidify UMC's business continuity strategy, inject resources,
and maintain the highest possible operating level during disaster impact,
further protecting customers and stakeholders' best interests.

P W Yen, CEO at UMC said, "We are pleased to receive ISO 22301 BCM
certification, as it acknowledges our efforts in BCM and continuous customer
service enhancement. No company likes to encounter either natural or man-made
disasters. However, companies need to be best prepared for such incidents when
they do happen. UMC's goal is to expand our long-term BCP practices in each
fab to wider BCM activities that span across the entire company so we may
further enhance our risk management ability. UMC headquarters and Fab 12A led
the way for certification with our other fabs following in the near future.
Going forward, we will refine efforts to implement impact reduction measures
by promptly adjusting capacity accordingly to satisfy customer needs when
unpredictable disruptions occur, thus minimizing impact to acceptable levels
and maintaining corporate competitiveness.

Remarks

ISO 22301, an international standard of Business Continuity Management (BCM)
system, was officially released on 15 May, 2012. Develop business continuity
plan in advance by understanding the organization, management commitment,
analysis the needs and expectations of interested parties. In the event of an
impact, enterprise can ensure continue provide customer services and products.

SGS Group has established headquarters at Geneva, Switzerland on 1878 and owns
more than 78,000 employees, more than 1350 offices that are distributed all
around the world, and lab rooms distributed around 140 countries. SGS Group is
the world leader in inspection, verification, testing, and certification
services.

Marsh Taiwan, a subsidiary of MMC (Marsh & McLennan Companies), was
established in 1975. Marsh Taiwan's over 100 colleagues provide professional
and innovative insurance broking and risk management services to more than
1000 clients.

Deloitte & Touche (Deloitte) is the only member firm of Deloitte Touche
Tohmatsu Limited in Taiwan. Enterprise Risk Service consultation team of
Deloitte (Deloitte ERS) provides expertise across different fields. Starting
from analyzing the potential risks that organization may encounter, Deloitte
ERS provides a holistic approach that assists the organization in solving
risk-related issues regarding to sustainability, supply chain, legal
compliance, data protection, IT strategy and governance, forensics and data
analytics, as well as process improvement.

About UMC

UMC (NYSE: UMC, TWSE: 2303) is a leading global semiconductor foundry that
provides advanced technology and manufacturing for applications spanning every
major sector of the IC industry. UMC's customer-driven foundry solutions allow
chip designers to leverage the company's leading-edge processes, which include
28nm poly-SiON and gate-last High-K/Metal Gate technology, mixed
signal/RFCMOS, and a wide range of specialty technologies. Production is
supported through 10 wafer manufacturing facilities that include two advanced
300mm fabs; Fab 12A in Taiwan and Singapore-based Fab 12i. Fab 12A consists of
Phases 1-4 which are in production for customer products down to 28nm.
Construction is underway for Phases 5&6, with future plans for Phases 7&8. The
company employs over 13,000 people worldwide and has offices in Taiwan, Japan,
Singapore, Europe, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at
http://www.umc.com.

Editorial Contacts:

UMC
Richard Yu
(886) 2-2658-9168 ext. 16951
richard_yu@umc.com





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