Foundry chipmaker UMC has disclosed plans to roll out 22nm process technology as early as 2018. UMC has started IP development for its 22nm process, and expects to introduce the node technology in 2018 or 2019, the foundry said at its recent investors meeting.

UMC also disclosed it started shipping 14nm chips in the first quarter of 2017. The process manufacturing capacity is maintained at about 2,000 wafers per month, said the foundry, adding that it currently has no expansion plans for the node technology.


UMC to roll out 22nm process as early as 2018

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