SINGAPORE -- The 300-mm silicon foundry venture between Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) and Germany's Infineon Technologies AG in Singapore here today announced some $68 million worth of contracts for the next phase of a wafer-fab construction project.
The foundry venture--dubbed UMCi--is a 130-nm (0.13-micron) and 90-nm (0.09-micron) plant that is located in the Pasir Ris Wafer Fab Park in Singapore. The fab is expected to move into production in the second quarter of 2003.
The venture was announced in late 2000. The planned $3.6 billion fab complex is also jointly owned by a subsidiary of the Singapore Economic Development Board, called EDB Investments Pte. Ltd. (see Dec. 14, 2000 story ).
Today, UMCi announced it has awarded the waste-water contract to Hyflux Hydrochem Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Hyflux Ltd. Meanwhile, M+W Zander, a subsidiary of Jenoptik Group, was awarded the cleanroom system contract for the fab.
Singapore Oxygen Air Liquide Pte. Ltd. will provide the gas yard and total gas supply system for UMCi, while Sumitomo Chemical Engineering Corp. Ltd. will be in charge of the central chemical supply system. And Vivendi Water Systems/USF will supply the ultra pure water system for the fab.
"After thorough evaluation, we chose to award construction contracts to these companies based on their expertise and experience in their respective fields," said UMCi president Chris Chi. "With the awarding of these contracts, we are well on our way toward the completion of the facility by our expected date," he said.