It begs the question, "Will UMC experience 'capacity issues' as they begin to ramp these design wins in a fashion similar to what TSMC saw?" Seems like perhaps UMC is spending more on 28nm now to address this potential issue in the same way TSMC upped their spend. Sure the processes are not all the same, but there will still be alot of similar issues.
As we unveil EE Times’ 2015 Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. Panelists Dan Armbrust (investment firm Silicon Catalyst), Andrew Kau (venture capital firm Walden International), and Stan Boland (successful serial entrepreneur, former CEO of Neul, Icera) join in the live debate.