UMC going finfet
UMC, the No.2 foundry, has licensed a finfet process from IBM and intends to put it into production on a 20nm process in 2014.
UMC plans to start making 20nm planar ICs in small volumes next year, says CEO Shih-Wei Sun.
By the end of this year, 28nm will be accounting for 5% of UMC’s revenues, says Sun.
The company is spending $2bn on capex this year.