Established in 1980, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) was Taiwan’s first semiconductor company. It was also the first company in the country to provide specialized wafer services. Today, UMC has 10 wafer manufacturing plants, including two 12-inch wafer plants, with a facility that produces state-of-the-art, 28-nanometer customer products. The company plans to bring additional manufacturing facilities online.
UMC selected Oracle Exadata Database Machine to replace its traditional database framework because the company was already running Oracle Database. This accelerated and streamlined system migration while reducing operational risks and implementation costs.
“The total cost of ownership for both solutions was competitive, but it was the high system performance and availability that won the business for Oracle. We have great confidence that the data infrastructure can easily support our business growth for the next three to five years.” said Li En-Wei, manager, office of information engineering, department of fab 12A, computer-integrated manufacturing, United Microelectronics Corporation.
UMC worked with Oracle Consulting to implement Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Quarter Rack. The data migration went smoothly, and it took only two months to complete, much shorter than the anticipated three to four months, thanks to Oracle Exadata’s high performance and stability.
The new system went live in May 2012. Today, four systems, including engineering data analysis and reporting, as well as plant automation, run on Oracle Exadata Database Machine.