Alan Patterson, EETimes
1/25/2018 00:41 AM EST
TAIPEI — United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) said it will pare its capital expenditures for this year to $1.1 billion as the company expects no significant increase in sales this year.
Taiwan’s second-largest foundry will cut its capex by about a quarter from the $1.4 billion it spent in 2017. The company during most of 2017 was targeting a capex of $1.7 billion after spending $2 billion in 2016.
The spending cuts come as the company’s sales of 28nm products flounder amid strong competition. UMC’s most advanced 14nm process technology, which the company launched in the second quarter last year, accounted for 2 percent of its overall sales during the fourth quarter of 2017.
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