Hsinchu, Taiwan--Nov. 13, 1997--Promis Systems Corporation Ltd.(Promis Systems and United Silicon Inc.(USIC), a United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) company,made an agreement in excess of U.S.$1.5 million dollarsfor the purchase of Promis Systems' Manufacturing Execution Software (MES)system Promis, Promis Encore! products, and associated services.
This foundry, an 85,000 square foot joint venture between UMC Taiwan,Alliance Semiconductor, RealTek, SanDisk, and Xilinx, will produce eight-inchULSI wafers. It is scheduled to ramp to 10,000 wafers per month by the end of1998, and will eventually have a production volume of 25,000. USIC shares a buildingin the Hsinchu Science Park with another UMC venture, UICC, which suffered afire in September. The fire did not damage the planned USIC foundry.
Promis Systems partnered with Digital Equipment to provide a complete MESsolution in this new foundry. This success demonstrates the value of Digital and Promis Systems' global semiconductor manufacturing solution,'SemiSuite' by which Digtal and Promis Systems provide the systems integration(MES and equipment control-level automation respectively, alongwith proven third party applications as required.
Promis Systems provides its MES solution to four out of the top fivesemiconductor wafer foundries in Taiwan. Promis Systems' MES solution is thechoice of UICC, Vanguard International SemiconductorCorporation, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and MoselVitelic.
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