UMC Announces Resource and Energy Productivity Improvement Goals

       UMC Announces Resource and Energy Productivity Improvement Goals

Earth Day kicks off new company-wide environmental protection activities

PR Newswire

HSINCHU, Taiwan, April 22, 2013

HSINCHU, Taiwan, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Microelectronics
Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), a leading global semiconductor
foundry, today announced the three-year plan to improve resource and energy
productivity and to reduce greenhouse emission. The announcement is timed with
Earth Day to promote environmental protection living concepts and fulfill the
company's commitment to corporate social responsibility. UMC's plan consists
of 4 reduction aspects: electricity use, water, waste, and carbon. The goals
are to achieve reductions of 3% electricity consumption, 6% water consumption
and 9% waste generation by 2015, while also surpassing World Semiconductor
Council's PFC reduction target by 2020.

Po-Wen Yen, CEO at UMC said, "After successfully achieving our 2010-2013
carbon reduction goals, we are happy to announce on Earth Day UMC's new
three-year plan to further improve resource and energy productivity. We
believe that through proactive action, we can continually fulfill green
accountability and manufacturing concepts. UMC can also further strengthen its
cost structure and green competitiveness by improving resource and energy
productivity towards our long-term environmental sustainability goal. By
championing resource sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction, we can live
up to the vision of creating a sustainable environment."

UMC is engaged in its 14^th year of company-wide environmental protection
activities. Through this new 3-year plan, the company is expected to reduce
electricity consumption by approximately 60 million kWh, equivalent to the
electricity used by 15,000 households each per year. 750,000 units of water
will also be reduced, about the yearly water consumption rate for 23,000
households. The carbon emission reduction from three years of electricity and
water conservation will reach 32.5 million kgCO2e, with waste generation
reduced by 2,000 tons.

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 robust 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, mainland China,
Singapore, Europe, and the United States. UMC can be found on the web at
http://www.umc.com.

Note from UMC Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the statements in the foregoing announcement are forward looking
within the meaning of the U.S. Federal Securities laws, including statements
about future outsourcing, wafer capacity, technologies, business relationships
and market conditions. Investors are cautioned that actual events and results
could differ materially from these statements as a result of a variety of
factors, including conditions in the overall semiconductor market and economy;
acceptance and demand for products from UMC; and technological and development
risks. Further information concerning these risks is included in UMC's
filings with the U.S. SEC, including on Form F-1, F-3, F-6 and 20-F, each as
amended.

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





SOURCE United Microelectronics Corporation

Website: http://www.umc.com
 
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